Bath Woman Arrested for Offering False Instrument for Filing
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Bath woman for Offering a False Instrument for Filing in the first degree and one count of Grand Larceny in the fourth degree. It is alleged that Shawna J. Parker, age 54, failed to report income as required while receiving benefits from Steuben County DSS and as a result received $1,092 of benefits she was not entitled to. Parker was issued an appearance ticket to reappear in Village of Bath Court at a later date.
Rochester Man Arrested for Drugs in Avoca
A Rochester man was arrested on felony drug charges following a traffic stop in the town of Avoca. It is alleged that Devonte D. Hampton, age 26, was found to be in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine with intent to sell it. Hampton was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree and Tampering with Physical Evidence after attempting to prevent New York State Police from finding the drugs. Hampton was arraigned in Village of Bath Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash bail.
Bath Man in Jail for Promoting Child Porn
A Bath man was arrested following an investigation involving a person promoting child pornography over the internet. New York State Police in conjunction with New York State Police Computer Crime Unit in Canandaigua led to the arrest of Charles Augrom, age 31, for Promoting a Sexual Performance by a Child and Possessing a Sexual Performance by a child as a result of Augrom sharing files using his computer depicting children under age 16 engaged in sexual conduct. Augrom was arraigned in Village of Bath Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail without bail. The investigation is continuing.
Hornellsville Woman Arrested for Endangering Welfare of Child
New York State Police report the arrest of Hornellsville woman for Endangering the Welfare of a Child. It is alleged that Kelly A. Murphy, age 39, subjected a female family member under the age of 17 to inappropriate physical contact. She was issued an appearance ticket and is scheduled to appear in Hornellsville Town Court on October 11th.
Reed Announces Bill for Tax Relief for Disaster Survivors
This week, Congressman Tom Reed announced a bill he has introduced to save money and lives as well as reduce the destruction in disaster-prone areas in response to recent flooding in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier. Reed is proposing tax relief for those who have experienced natural disaster as a way to “encourage resilience”. The Congressman says in time, this investment in resilient construction during rebuilding would lessen the need for the amount of emergency funding in the future.
Local Wineglass Marathon Road Closings and Detours
The 37th Annual Wineglass Marathon is here this weekend and race organizers are encouraging the public to use caution and plan ahead for tomorrow’s race day with the marathon at 8:15am in Bath while the Half Marathon will start in Campbell as 7:45. Detours, road closings and parking information for the Town of Bath, Campbell and Savona:
Critical Intersections Affected:
State Route 54 and County Route 113/Mt. Washington Rd. in the Town of Bath (from 8–8:45am) State Route 226 and State Route 415/Main St. in the Village of Savona ( from 8:45–11 am)
Savona Detour: State Route 226 will be closed at the intersection with State Route 415, just North of the I-86 Exit 40 in Savona. No traffic will be allowed to turn onto SR 415 or to proceed north on SR 226. All traffic will be detoured back onto I-86 where it will proceed to the next exit. Vehicles intending to travel west on SR 415 will go to Exit 39, and then proceed to SR 415. Vehicles intending to travel east on SR 415 or north on SR 226 will go to Exit 41, and proceed to SR 415. This detour will be in effect from 8:30am through 11am.
CR 125 will be closed to eastbound vehicular traffic from CR 333/Main St. in Campbell to State Route 415 in Savona from 7am–12pm.
Town of Bath
State Route 54 - all traffic will be stopped at 8:15am for a period of 5–10 minutes at the County Route 113 (Mt. Washington Road) intersection at the beginning of the race to allow all runners to enter the course and turn south on State Route 54 towards Village of Bath
County Route 113/Mt. Washington Road at Spur Rd. - will be closed from 6am until approximately 9am
Rumsey Street Extension - will be closed from May St. to County Route 113 from 6am until approximately 8:30am
East Morris St./Rt. 415 from Roosevelt Ave. to the intersection of Rt. 11 will be Alternating one-way from 8:30 – 9:15 AM
Town of Campbell
County Route 125 - all traffic will be stopped at 7am for a period of approximately one hour at 0.2 miles west of Campbell-Savona High School. Alternate route between Campbell and Savona will be Wood Bridge and Savona Campbell Back Rd.
County Route 125/Tannery Rd. will be closed from the Campbell-Savona High School to County Route 333/Main St. (6–8am)
County Route 125/SR415 will be closed to eastbound traffic to accommodate runners in the roadway from County Route 333/Main St. to Curtis Hollow Rd., Curtis Hollow Rd. from Tannery Rd. to Curtis-Coopers Rd. and Curtis-Coopers Rd. from Curtis Hollow Rd. to Victory Highway at Robert Dann Dr.
Expect and plan for delays if you are planning to travel through any of these towns as well as Painted Post and Erwin.
C-PP Student Investigated Over Concerning Comments:
The Corning Painted Post School District posted a message on its website Thursday concerning an investigation into one of its students. The message said that the Corning Police Department investigated a student at the high school for allegedly making a concerning statement. Their investigation determined the allegation to be unsubstantiated and the district says its confident students are not in any danger. Any parents with concerns or questions are welcomed to call Executive Principal Robin Sheehan at (607) 654-2988.
3 From Steuben Facing Meth-Related Charges:
Three people from Steuben County are facing felony meth-related charges following a drug bust this week in Thurston. 41-year-old Timothy Hendley of Painted Post was charged by state police with criminal possession of meth manufacturing materials. Troopers also arrested 24-year-old Christopher Sutton of Cameron Mills and 25-year-old Makayla Noyes of Addison. They were charged with operating meth manufacturing land. Noyes was also charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and marijuana possession. Troopers said all three were taken into custody at a home on Dee Road in Thurston Tuesday afternoon.
Rental Truck Crashes in Hornell:
It was quite the scene in Hornell Thursday morning when a rental truck jumped a creek. Reportedly, the truck stalled on Spencer’s Avenue, rolled backward through several yards, and jumped the creek before coming to rest against a house on Rose Avenue. The Hornell fire and police departments, NYS police, T&R Towing, NYSEG, and the Hornell DPW all responded to the scene. Fortunately, despite all the damage, no serious injuries were reported.
Boy Scout Neckerchief Slides Recalled Due to Lead:
The Boys Scouts of America has announced the recall of more than 100,000 neckerchief slides due to a violation of the federal lead content ban. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the colored enamel on the slides contains high levels of lead. The brass neckerchief slides were sold at Scouts of America stores and authorized distributors nationwide and online at scoutshop.org from February through August. They came in four styles: red wolf, green bear, orange lion, and blue Webelos. They had “Made in China” and P.O. number 200228276, 200233281, or 200236630 printed on a white label attached to the back of the neckerchief slide. Anyone who purchased one of the recalled slides should take them away from children and return them to any Boy Scouts of America retail store or distributor for a free replacement.
Corning Celebrates History with 12-Day “Days of Incandescence”:
The City of Corning will be celebrating its part in making Thomas Edison’s incandescent lamp, and as a result helping to spread light across the world, in October with a special 12-day celebration called “The Days of Incandescence” from October 20th through the 31st. Over those twelve days there will be an All Hallow’s Eve event at Heritage Village of the Southern Finger Lakes, a themed Urban Arts Crawl, daily “Find the Light” scavenger hunts, self-guided tours, a Trunk or Treat Festival, the Rockwell Museum’s After Dark Masquerade Gala, as well as six guided historic tours exploring some of Corning’s historic buildings and the Legend of the Gather’s story. The Legend of the Gathers is a special chapbook accounting the historic events in Corning and of a mysterious boy who forever changed the fate of one small town. The 12-day celebration will culminate on Halloween with Trick or Treating on Market Street, a costume contest in Centerway Square, and the first official reading of The Legend of the Gathers story for Story Time in the square. For more information about the various events visit http://www.LegendOfTheGathers.com.
Mental Health Situation in Lindley Closes C.R. 115:
A section of County Route 115 in the area of Morgan Creek Road in Lindley was shut down Wednesday afternoon during a “mental health situation” that resulted in the death of an unknown man in an apparent suicide. Details are limited at this time, but according to police, the man called Steuben County 911 earlier in the day, sparking the emergency response. The individual was found dead in a Kuhl Road home. The road did reopen Wednesday evening, and according to New York State Police the public is not in any danger.
Cases of Impetigo Confirmed at Horseheads High School:
The Horseheads High School issued a letter to parents Wednesday informing them of confirmed cases of impetigo at the school. Impetigo is a highly contagious skin infection caused by staph or strep bacteria. It’s recognized by small, clustered, pus-filled sores with little drainage usually found on the face, arms, and lower leg. In the letter, Superintendent Dr. Thomas Douglas said that they have not received notice of any confirmed cases from other district schools, but because of its contagious nature, they wanted to inform parents. He added that health officials say the spread of infections such as impetigo can be stopped by proper and complete handwashing. If you think your child may have impetigo, you should contact your healthcare provider.
C-PP SD to Check Building Beams After One Fails:
A review of load-bearing beams at all Corning-Painted Post school district buildings has been ordered by district officials after a beam failed at Winfield Elementary. According to Superintendent Michael Ginalski, there is no danger at Winfield and the building is “100 percent structurally safe.” He told The Corning Leader that the failed beam was one of the one’s in the original building, not any associated with recent renovations. HUNT Engineers will be conducting the checks on the other beams. The cost of the check is unknown at this time, but Ginalski said they may be able to pay for it through the existing project.
Reed Campaign Flyer Draws Heat from ‘Dresser-Rand’ Employees:
Congressman Tom Reed is taking some heat today after a recent mailer supporting his re-election featured Dresser-Rand. Some employees, current and former, of Siemens (Dresser-Rand) in Wellsville took issue with the mailer as it featured the claim that “Reed… helped save hundreds of jobs… at Dresser-Rand.” The company, in fact, announced earlier this year that it will be closing its operation in Wellsville, ending the careers of hundreds. The Reed campaign was quick to announce it had nothing to do with the mailer and denied any knowledge of it. The flyer was produced by ‘No Labels Action’ which, according to its website, “is focused on independently supporting members of the House Problem Solvers Caucus.” Reed is the co-chair of the caucus.
Ground Beef Recall:
A recall from a Colorado meat packer is affecting several nationwide grocery retailers. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has released a list of locations that took delivery of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. Coli. The beef was produced and packaged at Cargill Meat Solutions in Fort Morgan, Colorado and shipped nationwide to Target and Meijer, as well as to other retailers in select states. The meat was recalled after an E. Coli outbreak killed one person and sickened 17, according to the USDA. The products included in the recall are 3-,10-, and 20-pound packages of ground beef under the Our Certified, Excel, Sterling Silver, Certified, and Fire River Farms brands with July 11th use or freeze by dates. They have the establishment number “EST.86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection.
- 3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749057646.
- 3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749002653.
- 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749089098.
- 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749002751.
- 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749003536.
- 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749003568.
- 10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749402773.
- 20-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF COMBO” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749073935.
- 10-lb. chubs of “Sterling Silver CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749702416.
- 10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749802405.
- 10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 with case code 00228749802413.
- 10-lb. chubs of “Fire River Farms CLASSIC GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a USE/FREEZE BY: 07/11/2018 with case code 90734730297241.
Tractor-Trailer Overturns on I-86:
A portion of I-86 was shut down Tuesday morning after a tractor-trailer containing sour cream rolled over. The incident happened at Exit 36, the I-390 ramp. All lanes of I-390 were shut down for several hours. The driver was said by officials to be okay. Further details are unavailable at this time.
More Parking/Traffic Restrictions During Wineglass Marathon:
The 37th Annual Wineglass Marathon is this Sunday, September 30th and some 26 miles of state, county, town, village, and city roads will be used for the race. As such, the public is strongly encouraged to use caution and plan ahead for race-day traffic. On Sunday, the marathon will start at 8:15 a.m. in Bath with 2,500 runners. The Half-Marathon will start at 7:45 a.m. in Campbell for 3,600 runners. Certain county and local roads will experience extended delays and include manual traffic control from local law enforcement agencies, including critical intersections, road closures, and parking restrictions in Bath, Campbell, Corning, Erwin, Painted-Post, and Savona. Spectators are also reminded to use good judgment when parking at designated areas along the course. Any parking or stopping on the shoulder and exit/shoulder ramps of Interstate 86 is prohibited by state law and will be strictly enforced by the New York State Police.
Drivers are urged to exercise extreme caution and avoid travel on the following critical intersections from 7:45am to 2pm on Sunday, September 30:
- State Route 54 and County Route 113/Mt. Washington Rd. in the Town of Bath (8–8:45am)
- State Route 226 and State Route 415/Main St. in the Village of Savona (8:45–11 am)
- State Route 415/Victory Highway between Meads Creek Rd. and Craig Park Rd. in the Town of Erwin and Village of Painted Post
- Interstate 86 - Exit 43 (Painted Post West Exit and on-ramp to I86 eastbound) will be closed from 8:15am–1:30pm for the safety of the runners. Drivers must use Exit 44 and Exit 42 for all interstate entrances and exits
- W. Pulteney St. and W. William St. in the City of Corning
Savona Detour: State Route 226 will be closed at the intersection with State Route 415, just north of the I-86 Exit 40 in Savona. No traffic will be allowed to turn onto SR 415 or to proceed north on SR 226. All traffic will be detoured back onto I-86 where it will proceed to the next exit. Vehicles intending to travel west on SR 415 will go to Exit 39, and then proceed to SR 415. Vehicles intending to travel east on SR 415 or north on SR 226 will go to Exit 41, and proceed to SR 415. This detour will be in effect from 8:30am through 11am.
- CR 125 will be closed to eastbound vehicular traffic from CR 333/Main St. in Campbell to State Route 415 in Savona from 7am–12pm.
The following roads will be closed for a portion of the event:
Town of Bath
- State Route 54 - all traffic will be stopped at 8:15am for a period of 5–10 minutes at the County Route 113 (Mt. Washington Road) intersection at the beginning of the race to allow all runners to enter the course and turn south on State Route 54 towards Village of Bath
- County Route 113/Mt. Washington Road at Spur Rd. - will be closed from 6am until approximately 9am
- Rumsey Street Extension - will be closed from May St. to County Route 113 from 6am until approximately 8:30am
- NEW for 2018 East Morris St./Rt. 415 from Roosevelt Ave. to the intersection of Rt. 11 will be Alternating one-way from 8:30 – 9:15 AM
Town of Campbell
- County Route 125 - all traffic will be stopped at 7am for a period of approximately one hour at 0.2 miles west of Campbell-Savona High School. Alternate route between Campbell and Savona will be Wood Bridge and Savona Campbell Back Rd.
- County Route 125/Tannery Rd. will be closed from the Campbell-Savona High School to County Route 333/Main St. (6–8am)
- County Route 125/SR415 will be closed to eastbound traffic to accommodate runners in the roadway from County Route 333/Main St. to Curtis Hollow Rd., Curtis Hollow Rd. from Tannery Rd. to Curtis-Coopers Rd. and Curtis-Coopers Rd. from Curtis Hollow Rd. to Victory Highway at Robert Dann Dr.
City of Corning
? Tioga Ave. (Cedar to Columbia) 4:45 am to 7:45 am
? Aurene Lane (Walnut to Tarantelli) 3:30 am to 5:00 pm
? Aurene Lane to Tioga Ave. 3:30 am to 5:00 pm
? Market St. (Wall to Bridge) 3:30 am to 5:00 pm
? Pine St. (Burmese to Market) 3:30 am to 5:00 pm
? Walnut Street (Aurene to Burmese) 3:30 am to 5:00 pm
? West William St. (Wallace to Bridge) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? West William St. (Pulteney to Dunbar) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Bridge St. & South Bridge Street (Pulteney to Wegmans south entrance) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Northbound Lane of Bridge St. (Denison to Wegmans south entrance) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Park Lane 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? East William St. (Ferris to Bridge) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Riverside Drive (Ferris to Bridge) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Reynolds Ave. (Wardell to Buffalo) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Buffalo St. (Reynolds Ave to Townsend) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Townsend Ave (Freeman St. to Onondaga) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Onondaga St. (Townsend to Cutler) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Cutler Ave (Onondaga to W Pulteney) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Dunbar St (W William to Hillvue Ave) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Hillvue Ave (Dunbar to Wallace) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Wallace St (Hillvue to W William) 8:00 am to 3:30 pm
? Chestnut St. (Aurene to Burmese) 3:30 am to 5:00 pm
? Centerway Parking Garage access is from Tioga Ave only. NO access from Walnut St. (that entrance & exit are closed)
TOWN OF ERWIN
- Eastbound lane on SR 415/Victory Highway closed from Robert Dann Drive to Meads Creek Rd. 7am–2pm. Westbound lane open for vehicle traffic.
- No exiting or entering SR415/Victory Highway from or to Robert Dann Drive from 7am–2pm
ROADS IN USE FOR MARATHON COURSE
The following roads will experience delays due to runner traffic for a portion of the event:
Town of Bath
- State Route 54 from County Route 113/Mt. Washington Rd. to the Village of Bath line
- State Route 415 from the Village of Bath line to the Village of Savona line
- County Route 125 from the Village of Savona line to the Town of Campbell line
Village of Bath
- State Route 54 (Geneva and the north end of Liberty Street) from Washington St. to the Village of Bath line
- W. Washington St. from Liberty St. to Hubbell St.
- Hubbell St. from W. Washington St. to W. Morris St.
- W. Morris St. from Hubbell St. to W. Steuben St.
- W. Steuben St. and E. Steuben St. (SR 415) to May St.
Village of Savona
- Main St. from Robie St. to Maple Ave.
Town of Campbell
- County Route 125/Main St. (Campbell) from Town of Bath line to County Route 333
- County Route 333 from Main St. (Campbell) to Tannery Rd.
- Tannery Rd. from County Route 333 to County Route 4/Curtis Hollow Rd.
- County Route 4/ Curtis Hollow Rd. from Tannery Rd. to Curtis Coopers Rd.
- Curtis Coopers Rd. from County Route 4/Curtis Hollow Rd. to Smith Hill Rd.
- Smith Hill Rd. from Curtis Coopers Rd. to Main St. (Coopers)
- Main St. (Coopers) from Smith Hill Rd. to Victory Highway/State Route 415
Town of Erwin
- State Route 415/Victory Highway from Main St. (Coopers) to Village of Painted Post line
Village of Painted Post
- Victory Highway from Village of Painted Post line to Craig Park Rd.
- Craig Park Rd. from Victory Highway to W. High St.
- W. High St. from Maple Ave. to W. Chemung St.
- W. Chemung St. from W. High St. to Charles St.
- Charles St. from W. Chemung St. to W. High St.
- Painted Post Bike Trail from Craig Park to the City of Corning line
City of Corning – NEW FOR 2018
- Western Lane from Bike Trail to Cutler Ave.
- Cutler Ave. from Western Lane to Stimson St.
- Stimson St. from Cutler Ave. to Reynolds Ave.
- Reynolds Ave. from Stimson St. to Buffalo St.
- Buffalo St. from Reynolds Ave. to Townsend Ave.
- Townsend Ave. from Buffalo St. to Freeman St.
- Freeman St. to Onondaga
- Onondage St. to Cutler
- Cutler Ave from Onondaga to W Pulteney
- W. Pulteney St. from Cutler Ave. to W. William St.
- W. William St. from W. Pulteney St. to Dunbar St
- Dunbar St. to Hillvue Ave
- Hillvue Ave at Dunbar to Wallace
- Wallace St from Hillvue Ave to W William
- W. William St. from Wallace St. to Bridge St.
- Bridge St. from W. William St. to W. Market St.
- Market St. from Bridge St. to Wall St.
The following areas will have restricted parking due to runner traffic for a portion of the event:
Village of Bath - NO PARKING ON:
(Effective 6am on Sunday, September 30)
- Both sides of Hubbell St. from W. Washington St. to W. Morris St.
- North side of W. Morris St. and W. Steuben St.
- Parking meters on both sides of W. Steuben St. between Howell St. and Pulteney Square West.
- Parking Meters on the North side of W. and E. Steuben Streets, from Exchange St. to Gansevoort St.
- Both sides of E. Steuben St. (State Route 415) from Gansevoort St. to the eastern Village Line
City of Corning - NO PARKING Sunday, September 30 from 8:00am – 3:30 pm ON:
- Buffalo Street (from Reynolds Avenue to Freeman Street in the Village of Riverside)
- Freeman Street (from Buffalo Street in the Village of Riverside to Townsend Avenue)
- Townsend Avenue (from Freeman Street to Onondaga Street)
- Onondaga Street (from Townsend Avenue to Cutler Avenue)
- Cutler Avenue (from Onondaga to West Pulteney Street)
- West William Street (from West Pulteney Street to Dunbar Street)
- Dunbar Street (from West William St to Hillvue Avenue)
- Hillvue Avenue (from Dunbar Street to Wallace Street)
- Wallace Street (from Hillview Ave to West William Street)
- West William Street (from Wallace Street to Bridge Street)
- Bridge Street (West William to Wegmans south entrance)
- Market St. from Bridge St. to Wall St. from 2am–5pm on Sunday, September 30
ALTERNATE ROUTES - VEHICLE TRAFFIC
To avoid significant delays and to maintain a safe course for runners, race officials and volunteers, vehicles are encouraged to use the following alternate routes:
- All travel between Bath and Corning areas - Use Interstate 86 and avoid State Route 415.
- To enter City of Corning - Take Interstate 86 to Exit 46 and use 414-S/Centerway to the downtown area; eastbound vehicles are strongly encouraged to avoid Exit 45/Riverside as significant delays are expected near the W. William St./W. Pulteney intersection at the city line.
- To enter the Village of Bath use Exit 38.
- Avoid Exit 39 from 8:30 to 9:15 am.
SPECTATOR VEHICLES - URGENT REMINDER
Spectators are asked to use good judgment when parking at designated areas along the course. Any parking or stopping on the shoulder and exit/entrance ramps of Interstate 86 is prohibited by state law and will be strictly enforced by the New York State Police.
In addition to the street closings listed above, the following roads will be closed for the 8AM Wineglass Corelle 5K starting at 8:00 am on Saturday, September 30:
City of Corning - Northside
? Jacoby St. 7:30 am to 10:00 am
? Craumer Dr. 7:30 am to 10:00 am
? Corning Blvd. (Wilson to Craumer) 7:30 am to 9:00 am
? Corning Blvd. (Centerway to Craumer) 7:30 am to 10:00 am
? Tioga Ave. (Cedar to Steuben) 7:45 am to 9:15 am
? Woodview Ave. (Steuben to Canisteo) 8:00 am to 9:15 am
? Conhocton St. (Alabaster to Roundhouse) 8:00 am to 9:15 am
? Canisteo St. (Roundhouse to E. Market Ext.) 8:00 am to 9:15 am
? East Market St. Ext. (Canisteo to Trolley) 8:00 am to 9:15 am
? Trolley Lane (E. Market Ext. To Relihan) 8:00 am to 9:15 am
? No left turn onto Corning Blvd. from 7:45–9:15am
? Both northbound and southbound lanes on the Brisco Bridge from 7:55–8:15am- traffic will be diverted to Museum Way, access is available to the Guthrie lot
? Northbound lanes on the Brisco Bridge will remain closed from 8:45–9:30am- traffic must turn left from Cedar St. to Tioga Ave.
Former Hornell Courthouse Headed to Auction:
Monday the Steuben County Legislature decided that the former county courthouse building at 12 Allen Street in Hornell will soon be headed to the auction block. The property served as the courthouse until 1980 when all proceedings were moved to the Hornell City Hall. It was then home to the Department of Motor Vehicles until it moved in September of last year. The building is expected to be sold in its own stand-alone auction on a date not yet determined. It’s full assessed market value is $432,900.
Lindley Supports Hard Working Road Crews:
Lindley took the brunt of the storm that rolled through the area Friday night and road crews have been on the job since Saturday morning, day and night, working to making roads passable again. In support of them and all they’re doing, the community has stepped up to help with donations of food for lunches for all the town, county, and state Department of Transportation workers. Local churches and businesses have cooked and donated pizza, sandwiches, Sloppy Joe’s, and more since the storm rolled through and according to volunteers, some 40 workers have been fed every day. Donations are being put together by the Lindley Community Church and the Presho United Methodist Church for anyone wishing to lend a hand.
2018 Wreaths Across America set for Dec. 15th:
Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission at the Bath National Cemetery is to Remember, Honor, and Teach about area service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country free and safe. This year’s event is set for December 15th with the placing of wreaths to begin immediately following the noon (sharp) ceremony. This year’s theme is Be Their Witness. In 2017, over 3,200 wreaths were laid in Bath. The goal this year is 5,000. If you’d like to participate, a single wreath is $15 and is tax deductible. There is also a “3-for-2” program, a 4 wreath “family package,” a 10 wreath “small business package,” and a 100 wreath “corporate level package.” Donate on-line at http://www.WreathsAcrossAmerica-BathNY.org no later than November 26th. Be sure to indicate the Fundraising Group ID (this can be found at the above web address under the “Groups” drop down menu).
Freedom of Information Request Denied in Trooper Clark Death:
A Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request filed by the USA Today Network New York branch into the death of Trooper Nicholas Clark has been denied, according to the Star Gazette. According to the Star Gazette, the FOIL request was submitted to state police in order to gain access to records connected to the case, but it was denied because of the ongoing investigation. In the denial letter, State Police Lieutenant Colonel Scott Wilcox said the records concern an ongoing investigation and, if disclosed, it would interfere with the investigation and “constitute an unwarranted invasion of the personal privacy of those concerned.” 29-year-old Clark was killed in the Town of Erwin on July 2nd when 43-year-old Bradford Central School principal Steven Kiley opened fire at his home. Kiley was later found dead in his home.
Warrant Arrest for Criminal Possession, Criminal Sale of Controlled Substance:
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Wayland teen on a warrant for criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminal sale of a controlled substance. 17-year-old Dakota Fairbrother is being held without bail until arraignment in Steuben County Court.
2 Arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs:
Two Steuben County residents have been arrested in separate incidents for allegedly
driving while impaired by drugs. 23-year-old James Garmon of Corning was arrested in Campbell on September 21st. He was charged with unlicensed operator. He was released on traffic summons. 36-year-old Jennie Humprhey of Caton was arrested in Caton on September 22nd. She was also charged with moving from lane unsafely. She was also released on traffic summons.
Extensive Repairs Planned for CR 127 & 85 Following Friday Storm:
Preliminary estimates for damages to Steuben County roads during a thunderstorm that dropped a reported 2 to 4 inches of rain in an hour around 8 p.m. Friday night in the southern regions of the county are not yet complete. But County Public Works Commissioner Vince Spagnoletti told the county Legislature Monday that County Routes 127 and 85 in the Towns of Woodhull and Tuscarora, respectively, sustained the most damage Friday night. While 127 from Woodhull to Osceola, P.A., is now open to local traffic, one mile of 85 from Blend Road in Tuscarora to Elkland, P.A., remains closed. According to Spagnoletti, repairs to 127 are underway, but repairs to 85 are expected to take a month to complete. The cost of repairs will be paid for through the $189,000 previously earmarked this year for new blacktop shoulders on County Route 122 in the Town of Prattsburgh. Travelers will be directed to detours on county routes 100 and 101; or 49 and 50 to Corning. The Town of Lindley, which bore the brunt of the storm, is being assisted under a shared services agreement with the state Department of Transportation. Spagnoletti credited the state DOT and county road crews from the Woodhull, Caton, and Curtis shops for working through Friday night and all day Saturday to make roads passable.
Arc of Steuben Open House Oct. 3rd:
The Arc of Steuben will host an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd at the organization’s Industrial Park campus, One Arc Way in Bath. The open house will showcase the agency’s services, employment opportunities, volunteer opportunities, and business partnerships. Associates will be available from each department to answer questions or to assist people in learning more about the nonprofit organization. The Arc of Steuben provides services such as job-readiness training, community employment, transportation, and more to more than 950 people in Steuben and surrounding counties.
Parking/Traffic Restrictions in Bath for this Weekend’s Wineglass Marathon:
Preparations are underway in the Village of Bath for this weekend’s Wineglass Marathon. Bath Police Chief Chad Mullen reports parking restrictions on certain streets as well as temporary traffic changes where runners will be moving against traffic. Temporary no parking signs will be erected at the following locations:
- Both sides of Hubbell Street from W. Washington to W. Morris
- North side of W. Morris and W. Steuben streets
- Parking meters on both sides of W. Steuben between Howell and Pulteney Square W.
- Parking meters on the north side of W. Steuben and E. Steuben streets from Exchange to Gansevoort
- Both sides of E. Steuben Street (S.R. 415) from Gansevoort Street to the eastern Village line
- Liberty Street will be closed to through traffic from William to Steuben
- A section of Steuben Street in front of Pulteney Park from E. Pulteney Square to W. Pulteney Square will be closed
The signs will be erected on Friday, but enforcement will not begin until 6 a.m. Sunday, the day of the marathon. Parking meter locations will be posted during the early morning hours of Sunday. Vehicles parked in violation will be ticketed and towed. The restrictions will be lifted at the conclusion of marathon activities in the Village of Bath.
Bill Allowing Marijuana for Pain Management Signed by Gov. Cuomo:
A bill has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo that allows medical marijuana to be used as an alternative to opioids for pain management. Opioid replacement and opioid-use disorder were added to the list of conditions that qualify a patient for medicinal marijuana in New York earlier this year by the Department of Health. The law now formalizes these changes. According a press release, medical marijuana can only be prescribed by a medical professional if the pain “degrades health and functional capability, with certain other requirements.” Other medical marijuana treatable conditions include chronic pain and PTSD.
Application Deadline for Mitrano’s Young Women’s Leadership Conference Oct.
An upcoming fundraiser for democratic congressional nominee, Tracy Mitrano will give young women a chance to hear from local female leaders. The conference, which is free for attendees who will be sponsored by a donor, will include presentations from former Majority Leader of the Chautauqua County Legislature, Nancy Bargar; former State Senate candidate, Leslie Danks Burke, and Corning high school student and local organizer Sydney Hewit. Interested girls must apply for the conference by October 1st. On the application, girls can indicate if they are in need of transportation. The campaign will be arranging rides for anyone who needs it. Applications are available at https://www.tracymitranoforcongress.com/girls.
Today’s County Legislative Meeting to Discuss County Rd 119 Bridge
The Steuben County Legislature will meet today for their regular 10 a.m. session to discuss agreement on payment for the consultant design of an overhaul of the County Road 119 bridge in the Town of Cameron, which will cost the county an estimated $230,000. Other items on the agenda include accepting a 2018 Homeland Security Program Grant to fund the Office of Emergency Services and County Sheriff’s Department, appropriating money from Steuben County’s contingency fund for a streambank stabilization program, authorizing Inter-municipal Agreement to explore detention facilities and services to comply with “Raise the Age” legislation and more.
State Police Need Leads in Animal Cruelty Incident Near Savona
State Troopers need help finding someone who threw a kitten out of an SUV and ran it over Saturday night on Route 125 near Savona. Witnesses say someone in a black SUV tossed the young cat out of a window then killed it by running it over with their vehicle. The make, model and license plate number of the SUV is unknown. Anyone with information about this incident is told to contact State Police and share what they know.
BEGWS Schedules Power Outage
Some Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems Customers will be experiencing a scheduled power outage today from mid morning until 12 noon. A power outage is scheduled from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for customers on Burton Street, Maple Heights, Cross Street and Tonseth Drive in Bath. Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems says they apologize for any inconveniences the outage causes, appreciates their customers’ patience and understanding and encourages them to contact their office if they have any questions or concerns.
Reed’s Office Announces FEMA Workshop for Firefighters
The office of Congressman Tom Reed will host a workshop with FEMA this week to provide guidance to our local fire departments. The workshop scheduled this Thursday at Corning Painted Post High School Auditorium from 6 to 8 p.m and will host an AFG specialist from FEMA teaching how to make Assistance to Firefighters Grant applications as competitive as possible. Emergency Personnel interested in attending should RSVP to Tom Reed’s District Director Alison Hunt by calling (607) 654-7566.
County Legislature Finance Committee Holding October 9th Workshop
Steuben County Legislature Finance Committee announced a special budget workshop on October 9th following the committee’s regular 9:30 a.m. meeting in the legislative committee room. The process for developing the 2019 budget begins that day as well which will be presented in a public hearing slated for 11:30 a.m. on November 26th. Expenses expected for the coming year include those connected with the Raise the Age legislation and the increase in costs for public defense.
Trooper Foglia Retires
A State Trooper who was critically injured in May 2017 after his patrol car was struck on the side of Interstate 86 in the town of Campbell retired this weekend due to the permanent injuries he received from the accident. Trooper Craig Foglia was hospitalized for about two months after being struck from behind at full speed by an elderly man from New Jersey in a pickup truck while he had another vehicle pulled over for speeding. Foglia held his retirement ceremony accompanied by his family and Strong Memorial Hospital Staff.
County Legislature Meeting Monday
The Steuben County Legislature meets Monday to discuss the reconstruction of a Cameron bridge. The Legislature is expected to agree at the meeting to pay for the consultant design of an overhaul of the Country Road 119 bridge, which the construction worth $4.6 million will be paid ultimately through the federal aid program, funded by 80 percent federal share, 15 percent state Marchiselli share and 5 percent local share through Steuben County, which is expected to be $230,000. The 10am meeting at the County Office Building will also include agenda items of accepting a 2018 State Homeland Security Grant to be used by the Sheriff’s Office, Appropriating $75,000 from the county Contingent Fund to the Steuben County Soil & Water District for the streambank stabilization program, renaming the Cohocton Shop Capital Project and more.
Steuben Traffic Safety Board Meeting Scheduled Friday 9/28
The Steuben County Traffic Safety Board has announced their next meeting for Friday, September 28th at 10am in the South Conference Room of the County Office Building. On the agenda is reviewing a letter from the State Department of Transportation to the the Town of Pulteney on the results of speed studies on Middle Road, a letter from the State DOT to the Town of Pulteney on the enacted notice of orders to reduce the speed limit on Middle Road Between Wright Road and Shuart Road and the Approval of 2019’s STOP DWI Plan with Sheriff Allard.
Gubernatorial Candidate Sharpe Visiting Bath This Afternoon
Larry Sharpe, Libertarian Candidate for New York Governor will be making local appearances today to meet with residents. His first stop is at Bullseye Shooting Supply on South Hamilton Street in Painted Post from 11am to 1pm. Then he’ll be at Angry Oven Pizzeria in Bath from 2 to 4pm. The public is welcome to attend.
Arkport Man Arrested for Endangering Welfare of Child
A 61-year-old Arkport man was arrested this week for Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Forcible Touching. George R. Meyers allegedly subjected a female victim under the age of 17, who was an acquaintance of a member to his family, to inappropriate contact. Meyers was arraigned in the city of Hornell Court before being released on his own recognizance.
Corning Man Arrested for Multiple Charges After Fleeing
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Corning man for Criminal Impersonation. Wesley Grinnell, age 22, allegedly represented himself as another person to deputies after being pulled over on State Route 415 in Painted Post then fled the scene by foot to a wooded area. Further investigation by Deputies found Grinnell was wanted in Pennsylvania for assault, resisting arrest, larceny and probation violation. Two hours later, Grinnell was located near Cutler Creek in Riverside and charged with Resisting Arrest, Criminal Impersonation, Unlicensed Operation, Inadequate lamp and as a Fugitive from Justice then remanded to Steuben County Jail without bail.
Office of the Aging Hearing Draws Over 100
This week, a public hearing held by Steuben County’s Office of the Aging had a turnout of over 100 residents attending. The meeting was held to inform citizens about Aging 2019’s aging services implementation plan. Workshops presented information on topics such as digital libraries, feeling fabulous from 55 to 100, farming, bees and more. ProAction of Steuben and Yates Inc. served lunch.
Mitrano Announces “One District” Town Halls
In her bid for Congress against incumbent Republican Tom Reed, Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano is holding a series of town halls across the 23rd District. Mitrano will hold ten town hall meetings, one in each county, as part of her “One District” Campaign to reach as many constituents as possible. Mitrano’s town hall for Steuben County will be held on the evening of October 15th at Corning’s United Steelworkers 1000 Headquarters from 5 to 7.
State Officials Advising Schools Carry Naloxone
New York State officials are urging schools to carry the opioid antidote naloxone in an effort to combat the opioid problem. A letter sent by the State Department of Health advocates for more awareness and education about opioids and synthetic cannabinoids by public schools due to the increase in use by students over the years as well as the great number of deaths from the opiate fentanyl. State leaders like the Education Department Commissioner, the Health Commissioner and head of the state substance abuse services program have signed onto the letter that you can access and read here.
Cuomo Aide Percoco Sentenced to Six Years in Prison
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s former top aide Joseph Percoco was sentenced yesterday to six years in prison for fraud and accepting bribes. Percoco was convicted several months ago in March for accepting over $300,000 from companies paying to influence the Cuomo administration. Though Cuomo denies any knowledge of Percoco’s dealings or being involved with them, the trial testimony illustrated a less than favorable picture behind the scenes of the administration that may hurt Cuomo in November’s upcoming election for governor.
DiNapoli Reports Over $4.5 Billion in State Farm Revenue
State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says New York state’s farms generated $4.8 billion in revenue in 2017 according to a report released yesterday. The report also says that 15 agricultural products produced in New York State have ranked in the top five nationwide. Compared to 2011, our state’s rankings rose for milk, maple syrup and snap beans. Though milk is New York’s biggest agricultural asset worth $2.7 billion in sales last year, DiNapoli says the decline in milk prices can threaten farms, as well as tariffs and restrictions on immigrant workers. There are over 35,000 farms in the state and almost one quarter of the state’s land area is devoted to farming.
Horseheads Rite Aid Robbery Suspect linked to Six States
Police say a robbery at the Rite Aid in Horseheads shows a man jumping over a counter and stealing prescription codeine cough syrup, possibly linking him to other robberies in several states. Police are working on getting help from the FBI in investigating the case, where it is likely the suspect has been involved robbing drug stores in New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Wisconsin. Police throughout the country are looking for the man who is described as black, male, 6’3”, thin built with a cornrow hairstyle. The suspect has not yet acted violently during any of the incidents and anyone with information is urged to come forward to state or local police.
USDA Announces Ground Beef Recall
Over 132,000 pounds of ground beef across the nation is being recalled by Cargill Meat Solutions due to possible E. Coli contamination after 17 people became sick and one person died. Recalled products are marked with the establishment code: “EST. 86R” inside the USDA mark of inspection. All consumers are advised by the USDA to safely prepare all raw meat products by cooking them to a temperature of 160°F before consuming.
The list of recalled beef products to avoid and discard:
3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749057646.
3-lb. chubs of “OUR CERTIFIED 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a USE OR FREEZE BY JUL/11/18 and case code 00228749002653.
10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749089098.
10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 73/27 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749002751.
10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749003536.
10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749003568.
10-lb. chubs of “EXCEL CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749402773.
20-lb. chubs of “EXCEL 81/19 FINE GRIND GROUND BEEF COMBO” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749073935.
10-lb. chubs of “Sterling Silver CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 00228749702416.
10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 and case code 90028749802405.
10-lb. chubs of “CERTIFIED ANGUS BEEF CHUCK GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a Use/Frz. By Jul 11 with case code 00228749802413.
10-lb. chubs of “Fire River Farms CLASSIC GROUND BEEF 81/19 FINE GRIND” with a USE/FREEZE BY: 07/11/2018 with case code 90734730297241.
Penn Yan Student Pleads Guilty to Making Threat:
A 17-year-old Penn Yan Academy student now faces up seven years in prison after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat. Garrett Wawrzyk was arrested in April after he posted a video of himself online with what appeared to be a gun and the caption “Eric Harris v2.” Harris was one of the Columbine shooters. The gun in the post was determined by authorities to be an airsoft gun, but Wawrzyk was banned from school and police did seize a shotgun found at his home. Wawrzky will be sentenced on November 15th.
Dansville Cemetery Association Treasurer Accused of Stealing Funds:
The New York State Police have arrested a Dansville woman for allegedly stealing funds from a cemetery association in South Dansville while she was treasurer. 75-year-old Barbara Howe is accused of stealing over $10,000 and of attempting to conceal the theft by making false entries into the business records of the association. Howe was charged with grand larceny, forgery, and falsifying business records, and she was issued an appearance ticket.
Steuben Sets 2019 Budget Workshop:
The Steuben County Legislature’s Finance Committee will begin honing the 2019 budget at a special budget workshop set to follow the committee’s regular 9:30 a.m. meeting October 9th in the legislative committee room. The committee faces the annual challenge of providing services to county residents and developing a solid economic base while burdened by expenses imposed by the state and a restrictive cap on spending. Once a tentative budget is formed, it will be presented by county Manager Jack Wheeler to the full Legislature in mid-November, followed by a workshop for more input. Steuben’s current budget is $190.8 million with a property tax levy of $49.9 million. Anticipated costs in 2019 include rising public defense costs and expenses connected with Raise The Age legislation. A public hearing on the proposed 2019 budget is set for 11:30 a.m. November 26th.
Water Main Break in Arkport Prompts Boil Water Advisory:
Some village of Arkport water customers were left without service Wednesday afternoon when workers preparing the ground for new water lines broke an old distribution pipe on Main Street. A boil water advisory was issued for customers that lost water for any length of time and then regained it. The advisory was still in place as of this morning. This is the second water line break since work got underway last month on Arkport’s $3.1 million water system overhaul. Despite this, officials say the project remains on track and that in the end it will be a much better distribution system for customers.
Rep. Reed Tours Flood Damage in Seneca Co.:
Congressman Tom Reed visited Seneca County Wednesday where he visited with residents impacted by flooding last month. Reed says the state has asked for $36 million in federal disaster aid and that he delivered a letter to President Trump on the matter last week, but he added that there could be a delay due to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Florence.
Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charge:
A traffic stop in the Village of Cohocton by the New York State Police resulted in the arrest of a Rochester man on a felony drug charge. 36-year-old Jamar Wright was a passenger in the vehicle stopped on Ct. Rt. 121. According to police Wright was found in possession of quantities of “crack” cocaine and marihuana, with the intent to sell. He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marihuana. He was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail. The driver of the vehicle, 33-year-old Latasha Forman, also of Rochester, was found to be operating with a suspended driver’s license and she was issued a ticket.
Robbery at Horseheads Rite Aid Prompts Lockouts at Horseheads Schools:
A robbery at a Rite Aid in Horseheads prompted the Horseheads Central School District and Center Elementary School is put lockouts in place Tuesday as a safety precaution. According to Horseheads police, a man reportedly jumped over the pharmacy counter at the Rite Aid on Grand Central Avenue and stole several bottles of “controlled substances.” The man then fled west towards Elmira. The suspect is described as a tall, thin black male with facial hair, wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans, blue baseball cap with an American flag on the front, a white t-shirt, and black shoes. The lockouts were later lifted from the schools and normal business resumed. Anyone with information about the robbery should call the Horseheads Police Department at (607) 739-5669.
POW/MIA Recognition Day:
In honor of the military men and women who served their country and were held as prisoners or are still missing in action, the Bath VA Medical Center will recognize and honor them on National POW/MIA Day this Friday, September 21st. The public is invited to attend the event which will be held in Building 92 in the Leisure Room. It starts at 1:15 p.m.
Community Blood Drive in Memory of Trooper Clark:
There will be a community blood drive in memory of fallen NYS Trooper Nicholas Clark this Saturday in Bath. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall at the First Presbyterian Church. Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment. New donors are needed.
Route Changes for 37th Annual Wineglass Marathon will Impact Local Traffic:
With the 37th Annual Guthrie Wineglass Marathon approaching, event organizers and Corning Police have released the 2018 route map through the City of Corning’s northside. Note that certain roads will be CLOSED to traffic and parking. To avoid significant delays and maintain a safe course for runners, residents should plan-ahead for the road closures and parking restrictions. The following roads in the City of Corning will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 30th.
- Buffalo Street (from Reynolds Avenue to Freeman Street in the Village of Riverside)
- Freeman Street (from Buffalo Street in the Village of Riverside to Townsend Avenue)
- Townsend Avenue (from Freeman Street to Onondaga Street)
- Onondaga Street (from Townsend Avenue to Cutler Avenue)
- Cutler Avenue (from Onondaga to West Pulteney Street)
- West William Street (from West Pulteney Street to Dunbar Street)
- Dunbar Street (from West William St to Hillvue Avenue)
- Hillvue Avenue (from Dunbar Street to Wallace Street)
- Wallace Street (from Hillview Ave to West William Street)
- West William Street (from Wallace Street to Bridge Street)
- Bridge Street (West William to Wegmans south entrance)
Steuben Co. Sheriff’s Office to Hold Boater Safety Course:
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Navigation Unit will be instructing the NYS Boater Safety Course at the Steuben County Public Safety Building on Saturday, October 13th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proof of age for all students attending is required. The minimum age to attend is ten years old. The class is limited to 30 students, so call (607) 622-3911 to confirm attendance.
Fremont Man Arrested in Shooting Incident:
A 19-year-old from Fremont has been arrested on charges of reckless endangerment and menacing following a domestic incident in the Town of Fremont. Robert Fitzgerald allegedly discharged a shotgun, striking two vehicles, at two different locations within Fremont, and he also allegedly threatened to kill an individual with the same weapon during the incident. A neighbor was able to deescalate the situation, convincing Fitzgerald to put his weapon down. Fitzgerald was then taken into custody by a Steuben County Sheriff’s Deputy without incident. Fitzgerald was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail. The Sheriff’s Office has offered thanks to the New York State Police, Steuben County 911, and the Town of Fremont Ambulance for their assistance in the incident. Sheriff Allard called it a “great example of interagency cooperation and communication.”
State Police arrested one person following a report of a possible burglary at the Cohocton Developmental Corporation (CDC). After conducting interviews, the suspect was determined by police to be 71-year-old Thomas Cox. He allegedly knowingly entered the CDC after being advised to stay off the premises. He has been charged with criminal trespass in the 3rd, a class b misdemeanor. He was issued an appearance ticket.
Flight Headed to E-C Airport Diverted Due to Medical Emergency:
A medical emergency diverted an Allegiant flight bound for the Elmira Corning Regional Airport Monday. The flight, from Orlando Sanford International Airport, was scheduled to land just before 10 a.m., but was diverted to Greensboro, North Carolina during its journey. It finally made it to Elmira just before 3 p.m. Details regarding the emergency were not released. Locally, a flash flood watch remains in effect until noon today.
Personnel Deployed to Finger Lakes for Potential Flooding Relief Efforts:
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Monday the deployment of assets to help with potential flooding relief efforts throughout the state, including the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier. The Governor also urged New Yorkers to take caution and remain vigilant as the remnants of Hurricane Florence move across the state.
Rep. Collins Refusing to Remove Name from Ballot:
Despite previous promises to help come up with a new candidate, Representative Chris Collins is now refusing to remove his name from the upcoming November election ballot, according to Senior GOP officials. Collins had said he was no longer going to run for re-election after insider trading charges against him were announced in August and last week, during an exclusive interview with News 4, Collins expressed his intent to work with Republican leaders to find a new candidate. Erie County GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy said Republican County Chairs were preparing to remove Collins and replace him with another candidate this week and that this new development comes as both a surprise and disappointment to Republican leaders. Collins’ attorney released a statement saying that “because of the protracted and uncertain nature of any legal effort to replace Congressman Collins we do not see a path allowing [him] to be replaced on the ballot.” Collins currently serves New York’s 27th Congressional District.
Haverling College Fair Next Week:
The Haverling Guidance Department and the Bath Knights of Columbus are sponsoring the 23rd Annual College Fair on Tuesday, September 25th in the Haverling High School Gym in Bath. Representatives from four-year colleges, two-year colleges, and the Armed Forces will be available to give information to students and parents about the college admissions process and answer any questions regarding all branches of the Armed Forces. The event runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m., at which time scholarships will be drawn from seniors who attended. All area high school students and parents are invited.
Canisteo Considering Park Name Change in Honor of Trooper Clark:
The Hornell Evening Tribune reports that the Canisteo Village Board is considering a measure that would change the name of Patriot Park in honor of late Trooper Nicholas Clark. Clark was shot and killed in the line of duty in July while responding to a domestic incident in the Town of Erwin. He was a Canisteo-Greenwood graduate. A public hearing on the measure will be held next month.
Marine Killed in San Diego Comes Home for Funeral Tomorrow:
The Marine from Horseheads shot and killed in San Diego, California a week ago will come home for his funeral this week. Calling hours for 21-year-old Christopher Truax Junior will be tomorrow at His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Funeral services with full military honors will follow. In lieu of flowers, his family is asking those who wish to remember him to consider donating to a GoFundMe in benefit of his widow and son, https://www.gofundme.com/RememberChrisJr.
90 Unit Apartment Building Coming to Corning:
A $30 million construction project will see ninety new apartments built on the site of the former Corning Hospital. Work is expected to get underway today and should last nine to 12 months. City officials told The Corning Leader this project is a “once-in-a-generation” opportunity for the city.
Bed, Bath & Beyond Big Flats Location Closing:
The Bed Bath & Beyond store in Big Flats has announced that it is closing is doors. Officials haven’t said when the store will close exactly or what will become of employees, but the reason for the closure is because the store’s lease is expiring soon.
Horse Owners Urged to Vaccinate Against West Nile:
The state Department of Agriculture is advising horse owners in New York to vaccinate their horses against West Nile virus. According to officials, there have been four confirmed cases of equine infection this year in Steuben, Suffolk, Cattaraugus and Livingston counties. It’s passed by infected mosquitoes to humans, horses, and other animals. Symptoms can resemble the flu, with horses appearing mildly anorexic and depressed. Other symptoms are muscle and skin twitching, fever, hypersensitivity to touch and sound, drowsiness, and unsteady gait. There have been 12 human cases this year. There is no vaccine for humans.
Area Students Could Attend CCC at No Cost with Scholars Award:
Juniors and Seniors in Steuben, Schuyler, and Chemung counties are reminded that they could receive four free semesters at Corning Community College with the Presidential Scholars Award. The award recognizes the top 10 percent of students in their graduating high school class. 42 students are expected to receive the award this year. Learn more at https://www.corning-cc.edu/presidential-scholars.
Steuben OES Urges Residents to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts:
The severe weather conditions associated with Tropical Storm Florence are a good reminder for Steuben County residents to be sure their emergency plans are in place, according to county Office of Emergency Services Director Tim Marshall. While Steuben shouldn’t see the devastation those in the direct path of Florence endured this weekend, Marshall said that Steuben is no stranger to floods, high winds, snowstorms, and electrical outages and this is a “good time for people here to check how prepared they are for any emergency.” Steuben residents have access to three county programs designed to help them and their loved ones in the event of damaging storms: ReadySteuben, a free mobile app giving users direct access to county alerts and notices from the National Weather Service; “Special Needs Registry,” which allows residents with special needs to provide essential information to local emergency response teams so responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergencies; and CodeRED, which provides county residents with warnings from local emergency responders of emergency situations or critical alerts.
Steuben CCE Celebrates Centennial:
More than 100 residents celebrated Steuben County Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 100th anniversary Friday night at the Pleasant Valley Winery in Hammondsport. Organizers said the event honored Steuben’s historical ties to agriculture and farming, while looking forward to a strong vision of the future. The celebration included recognition by county Legislature Chairman Joe Hauryski, and representatives of state Senator Tom O’Mara and state Assemblyman Phil Palmesano.
Steuben’s Strong Kids Safe Kids Draws Crowd:
Steuben County’s eighth annual Strong Kids Safe Kids drew a crowd Saturday at Haverling School, with youngsters, sixth grade and under, and their grownups enjoying carnival games, inflatable bouncers, and art activities, as well as learning about health and safety issues. The event also included a free produce giveaway from the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, a car seat safety check, demonstrations and giveaways, including school supplies, bike helmets, and healthy snacks.
Hammondsport B.O.E. Meeting Wed.:
The Hammondsport Central School Board of Education will hold both a meeting of the audit committee and its regular meeting this week on Wednesday. The audit committee will meet at 5:45 p.m. in the high school library. The regular meeting will follow.
Traffic Stop Leads to Four Drug Arrests
New York State Police of Wayland report the arrest of four people for felony drug charges. Troopers say a vehicle stop led to the arrests of 33-year-old Ryan Krupp of Wayland, 33-year-old Robert Dockstader of Cohocton, 30-year-old Ryan Privetts of Elmira and 26-year-old James Sick of Wayland. The four are alleged to have been in possession of a quantity of crack cocaine and methamphetamine with the intent to sell it. The four men were charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third degree and sent to Livingston County Jail. Privetts and Dockstader were additionally charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Third degree.
Two Behind Bars for Warrant Arrests in Steuben County
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports warrant arrests for two men on unrelated charges. John C. Hawley of Corning was arrested by Chemung County Sheriffs for allegedly violating a term or condition of his probation then turned over to Steuben County Deputies then remanded to Steuben County Jail without bail. Chad Billett of Webster, NY was arrested by Steuben County Sheriffs for allegedly violating the terms of a child support order issued by Steuben County Family Court. Billett was turned over to Steuben County Sheriffs after being notified he was in custody for the warrant issued out of Steuben County, following a traffic accident in Monroe County. Billett was arraigned in Bath Village Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail.
Hornell Seventeen-Year-Old Arrested for Criminal Mischeif
A 17-year old from Hornell was arrested by Sheriff Deputies for Criminal Mischief in the third degree. It is alleged that Caleb Harkenrider damaged a computer kiosk, property valued in excess of two hundred fifty dollars, while incarcerated at Steuben County Jail. Harkenrider was arraigned in Town of Urbana Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail as he awaits to appear in Town of Bath Court at a later date.
Reed and Cuomo Request FEMA Funding, Disaster Declaration
Congressman Tom Reed announced he has written a letter to President Donald Trump asking for FEMA disaster recovery support to Finger Lakes and Southern Tier counties that were affected by flooding last month and for Trump to declare a major disaster for the area. Governor Andrew Cuomo said three days ago that he asked the Trump administration for a similar grant. A month after the floods, our affected area has yet to be declared a disaster, which is the criteria necessary to receive such federal assistance from FEMA.
Democratic Turnout Up in Thursday's 9/13 Primary
Ringing in the beginning of this midterm year’s election season, this week’s state and local primary elections saw a rise in voter turnout in the state, at least for registered Democrats. Thursday’s primary had a turnout that more than doubled the previous primary election in 2014, with 1.5 million Democrats or 24 percent of all members of the party voting across the state. Every county except one-Jefferson County- saw an increased participation by Democrats.
Red Cross Urges Eligible Citizens to Donate Blood for Florence
The American Red Cross is reminding citizens that Hurricane Florence and its devastation has given more need for blood. But according to the Finger Lakes Chapter, over 120 drives in the area have been cancelled due to lack of participation. These 120 drives equate to a shortage of 4,000 units of blood. The American Red Cross highly encourages those who can donate to use the organization’s blood donor smart phone application to find local drives. With the very likely possibility of disaster from Florence pending, your is needed to save a life.
Primary Election Day Results Posted
Yesterday’s primary election votes are in and the Steuben County Board of Elections have posted the unofficial results. Democratic primaries resulted in a victory for incumbent Andrew Cuomo winning the nomination for governor with 54% of the vote to Cynthia Nixon’s 45.52% of the votes. Amanda Kirchgessner was nominated as candidate for State Senator of the 58th district winning the Democratic nomination with nearly 63% of the vote. Incumbent Kathy Hochul will represent Democrats with her win of 66% of votes for Lieutenant Governor. Sean Patrick Maloney won the Democratic nomination for Attorney General with over 38% against three other candidates. Republicans chose Joe Errigo as their candidate for Member of Assembly with over 50% of the vote. Chauncey Watches won the nomination for the County Judge Republican candidate with over 51% of the vote while Howard Republicans have elected Gary Rice to represent them as candidate for Councilman with his win of over 54% The general election will be held on Tuesday, November 6th.
Howard Man Arrested for Drug and Weapons Charges
New York State Police report the arrest of Howard man for drug possession and gun charges. Convicted felon John Dellapenna, age 30, was said to be in possession of a loaded 9mm Glock handgun with a 30 round magazine, a loaded AR-15 assault rifle with a 30 round magazine and a quantity of methamphetamine. Dellapenna was remanded to Steuben County jail following his arraignment in Village of Bath Court where he was charged with 4 counts of Criminal Possession of a weapon and 1 count of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance. Troopers were assisted by Village of Canisteo Police Department and New York State Parole in this investigation.
Jail Inmate from Wayland Arrested for Violating Order of Protection
New York State Police in Bath arrested a Wayland man for allegedly harassing a woman while he was an inmate at the Steuben County Jail. Police say 28-year-old Gary Wilson made hundreds of phone calls to a Wayland woman while he was incarcerated for an unrelated charge. Wilson knew there was an order of protection in place forbidding him from contacting the subject while allegedly making these calls to her. Wilson was arraigned in Town of Bath Court and charged with Criminal Contempt in the First Degree and Aggravated Harassment in the Second Degree before he was sent back to the Steuben County Jail without bail.
23-NY Congressional Candidates Scheduled for Three Debates
Both candidates for Congress in the 23rd District race have agreed to three debates this fall before the November 6th election. Congressman Tom Reed and Democratic challenger Tracy Mitrano will face off in the three debates scheduled all within a week, the first one slated for Wednesday, October 24th in Jamestown. The second debate is Tuesday, October 30th in Corning and will be televised while the final debate is two days later on Thursday, November 1st in Olean.
Bath Resident Volunteering for Red Cross Florence Releif
In response to Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas, 13 area American Red Cross volunteers have been deployed to support citizens there and one is a Bath resident. Lorraine Morris will be joining 12 other regional volunteers as well as two Emergency Response Vehicles from the Western and Central New York Region. Red Cross is planning to give shelter for tens of thousands of people in the midst of the storm until they can return to their homes or relocate. The organization has opened evacuation centers in both states and will open dozens more today. The Red Cross urges those who are not affected by Florence and eligible to donate blood or platelets to do so to ensure a sufficient supply for the disaster.
HUD Funding Announced for Ithaca and Elmira
Congressman Tom Reed announced the cities of Elmira and Ithaca will be getting funding from the Federal Government for development of affordable housing. The Department of Housing and Urban Development will provide two grants to Elmira with a worth totaling $1,580,691 and $1,054,874 for Ithaca made possible by HUD’s Community Development Block Grants Program and the HOME Program which give communities the opportunity to provide more decent and affordable housing for low-income families.
Primary Election Day:
Today is Primary Election Day for state and local primaries. Polls will be open from noon until 9 p.m. for the Democratic, Republican, Conservative, and Reform parties. To view your ballot before you head to your polling place, visit https://www.steubencony.org.
Canisteo Man Arrested for Child Abuse:
A Canisteo man has been arrested following a report of possible child abuse. State Police arrested 36-year-old Michael McMindes and have charged him with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. It’s alleged that McMindes intentionally subjected a child less than 11 years old to sexual contact while at a residence in the Village of Canisteo. McMindes was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of bail.
Horseheads Marine Murdered in San Diego:
A marine native to Horseheads that was killed outside San Diego, California, last week was murdered authorities have confirmed. According to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Christopher Truax Jr. died from a gunshot wound and they are now investigating his death as a murder. The possible motive and whether or not there are any suspects is unknown at this time.
Two Arrested in Corning Burglary:
Two men are facing multiple charges after they allegedly committed a burglary in Corning and fled from police. According to Corning Police, they received a report of a burglary in progress on Sunset Drive on September 11th just before 11 p.m. Witnesses described a vehicle fleeing the area and when police located it, and attempted to pull the vehicle over, the driver refused. The pursuit ended in a parking lot on State Street and the driver, 27-year-old Kevin Walker, allegedly fled on foot. He was later found and arrested. The passenger of the vehicle, 28-year-old Adams Phillip, was arrested as he was trying to exit the vehicle. Items linking both men to the burglary were found inside the vehicle, according to police. Walker has been charged with burglary, criminal possession of marijuana, unlawful fleeing a police officer, reckless driving and other vehicle and traffic violations. Phillip was charged with burglary and criminal possession of marijuana.
Sen. O’Mara, Hornell Mayor to Host Town Hall:
Senator Tom O’Mara and Hornell Mayor John Buckley will host a community town hall next week at the Hornell VFW. Topics will include updates on the opioid epidemic, the push to legalize marijuana, municipal and school funding, ethics reform, the SAFE Act, and more. The meeting will be open to the public and questions from the audience are encouraged. Start time is 6 p.m. on September 18th.
Invasive Moth Found in Yates Co.:
The spotted lanternfly, an invasive moth from Asia, has been found in Yates County. According to the State DEC and Agriculture and Markets, a single adult insect was found a private Keuka Lake property in Penn Yan. The spotted lanternfly (SLF) is a destructive invader that feeds on more than 70 plant species including maples, apple trees, grapevine, hops. Besides stressing plants by feeding on them, the SLF also produces a sticky “honeydew” that attracts mold that interferes with plant photosynthesis, affecting growth and fruit yield. A single adult lanternfly was previously discovered in Albany County. SLF spread primarily through human activity and DEC officials say they lay their eggs on a number of surfaces, including vehicles, stone, rusty metal, outdoor furniture and firewood. The public is encouraged to inspect outdoor items, and anyone visiting the Pennsylvania or New Jersey Quarantine Areas should thoroughly inspect their vehicle, luggage, and gear before leaving. Anyone suspecting they’ve found SLF is encouraged to send a photo to email@example.com, along with information as to location, egg masses, and/or infestation signs.
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two subjects on warrants. 48-year-old John Manhart of Hornell was taken into custody as an alleged fugitive from justice from Potter County, Pennsylvania. It’s alleged that an active warrant was issued for Manhart from charges stemming from 1993, and a warrant from 1995. Manhart was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail, awaiting his extradition hearing. 52-year-old Billie Jo Chrisler of Corning was taken into custody for allegedly violating a term or condition of her probation. She was also sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.
Steuben Deputies Commended for Actions:
Two Steuben County deputies were honored Monday for their heroic actions during the July 2 incident that took the life of state Trooper Nicholas Clark. County Sheriff Jim Allard commended deputies Joshua Day and Jordan Walrath before the county Legislature Public Safety and Corrections Committee, saying the men’s action saved lives and prevented an escalation of the fatal incident. The sheriff said Deputy Day's actions, while under fire, moving a wounded Trooper Clark to safety, and maintaining tactical awareness, exhibit bravery, coolness under fire and extreme valorous conduct. The sheriff added that the actions of Deputy’s Day and Walrath reflect the leadership, professionalism, integrity and service of all members of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, and their personal commitment to the mission of public safety to the citizens of Steuben County.
Painted Post Fire Dept. Reveals 9/11 Memorial:
The Painted Post Fire Department revealed a new memorial Tuesday in honor of 9/11. The department will officially unveil the monument during Fire Prevention Week, at an open house and pancake breakfast on the first Sunday in October. The event will be open to the public during the breakfast. Cost will be $5.
Remains of Area Soldier Killed in Alaska to Return to Southern Tier:
The remains of an area soldier killed in a plane crash in Alaska will make the final journey home next month after 65 years. On November 22, 1952, a military plane crashed on Mount Gannett, killing all board. In June of 2012, debris of an aircraft was located and DNA evidence confirmed the remains of Eugene Costley. Costley was from the Elmira area. WETM 18 News will have coverage of the homecoming.
Rebuilt Flying Boat to Fly During Wings & Wheels in Hammondsport:
A rebuilt Curtiss Model F Flying Boat will take to the skies during the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum’s “Wings and Wheels in Hammondsport” event this Saturday and Sunday. The flying boat will take off from Keuka Lake during the event’s seaplane demonstrations and it will also be on display for visitors to see up close. Workers will be on hand to discuss how it was restored. Wings and Wheels will also feature a “Salute to Glenn Curtiss” seaplane parade around Keuka Lake, a car show with classic and exotic cars, and an on-location broadcast with us, WVIN. The free event runs both Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
First Steuben Co. “History Week” Oct. 1st – 7th:
The first Steuben County History week, set for October 1st through the 7th, will look at the World War I and II heroes who served their nation at home while their loved ones battled aboard. The week will feature exhibits at the Bath VFW assembled by local historical groups and hosted by costumed guides who will take both the public and school students through the exhibits. The iconic Rosie the Riveter will also make an appearance as a reminder of America’s women who filled the factory jobs left vacant as men went to war. The finale of History Week will be a presentation by Kirk House, director of the Steuben County Historical Society, followed by a salute to the USO.
13 Arrested in Operation Free Fall:
The Village of Bath Police Department, with assistance from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Corning and Hornell Police Departments, New York State Police, and the Steuben County District Attorneys drug initiative, report the arrest of 14 people following a three month investigation into narcotics sales in and around the village of Bath. At least six of the suspects were from Bath, including: 34-year-old Robert Harley, 50-year-old Jill Marshall, 35-year-old Scotty Youngs, 52-year-old Patrick Travis, 58-year-old Deborah Warner, and 28-year-old Samantha Henderson.
6 Arrested in Drug, Weapons Bust:
A joint investigation by the Canisteo Village Police Department and the New York State Police has resulted in the arrest of six people for felony drug and weapon charges in the Village of Canisteo. During the investigation, police located several guns, methamphetamine, heroin, and marijuana. Arrested were: 31-year-old Donald Strope of Addison, sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $100,000 cash bail; 29-year-old Tyrand Scott of Corning, released on an appearance ticket; 57-year-old Lee Richeson of Canisteo, sent to the county jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail; 28-year-old Jesse Tomlison of Addison, sent to the county jail without bail; 36-year-old Zachary Pecor of Addison, sent to the county jail without bail; and 24-year-old Deeana Brewer of Addison, sent to the county jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail.
M.A. Man Arrested on Child Abuse Charges:
A Massachusetts man has been arrested by State Police following a joint investigation with Steuben County Child Protective Services into child endangerment allegations. 38-year-old Adam Sullivan of Westfield, Massachusetts, has been charged with sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child. It’s alleged that between February and March 2017, while at a residence in the Town of Avoca, Sullivan subjected a child less than 11 years old to sexual contact. Sullivan was sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash bail.
2 Bath Residents Charged in Fraud Report:
The New York State Police have arrested two Town of Bath residents following a report of fraud. 41-year-old Timothy Dewolf and 45-year-old Pamela Tobias are charged with falsifying business records, criminal possession of stolen property, criminal impersonation, and petit larceny. They allegedly found a debit card that did not belong to them, and according to State Police, rather than returning the card to the bank or its owner, they allegedly impersonated the card’s owner and used it to purchase over $400 of merchandise from at least four local businesses. The suspects were identified with help from the businesses and local residents. Both suspects were issued appearance tickets. The property purchased with the card was recovered.
Reckless Endangerment, Unlawful Cannabis Grow Arrest:
An Avoca man has been arrested on reckless endangerment and unlawful grow of cannabis following an incident in Avoca. According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, 62-year-old Victor Ross drove his vehicle at a person operating a dirt bike. Ross also allegedly struck the victim, causing them to fall off their dirt bike. The victim was not injured. During their investigation into this incident, deputies allegedly found Ross to be in possession of and growing approximately 83 marihuana plants on his property. Ross was released with an appearance ticket.
Non-Appropriate Shelter for Dogs Arrest:
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Savona woman following a report of a dog left outside for long periods of time without proper shelter. 55-year-old Hazel Lafler has been charged with appropriate shelter for dogs, a violation of the agricultural and markets law. She was released on an appearance ticket. The Sheriff’s Office reminds the public: that during the cold fall and winter months, please be aware that all dogs outside for any amount of time must be provided with adequate shelter that allows the animal to stand and turn, and that allows the animal to maintain heat. The animal should also be fed twice a day, and have constant access to a water source that is unfrozen. If you are in violation, criminal action may be taken to prevent Animal Abuse.
Bench Warrant Arrest:
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of 19-year-old Angel Jackson of Corning on a bench warrant issued by the Town of Corning Court. The warrant was issued for failure to appear to answer charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of marihuana. Jackson was previously arrested on separate charges by the City of Corning Police during an alleged domestic incident in the City. Jackson was then turned over to deputies to answer the bench warrant. She was sent to the Steuben County Jail on $1,000 cash bail.
Area 9/11 Ceremonies:
Here is a list of local and area 9/11 remembrances taking place today: at 8:43 a.m. at Corning Community College at the flagpole in front of the Parsons Administration building (rain location the Commons); at 11 a.m. the 4th Annual Tri-County First Responder of the Year Award will be presented at the Patriot Day Remembrance Ceremony at the First Responder Park at the corners of South Hamilton Street and Forest Drive in Gang Mills; and at noon at the Arnot Mall in Center Court.
Corning’s Gaffer District Ferrari Show This Weekend:
The Corning’s Gaffer District will host the seventh annual Crystal City Ferrari Show this Sunday, September 16th. Featuring over 175 Ferraris from across the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, vehicle owners will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information. In support of the event, the following streets will be closed on Sunday from 6 in the morning until 5 in the evening: Pine Street from Market to Burmese, Market Street from Wall to Bridge, Lot 16 off Tioga Avenue, Wall Street from Tioga to Burmese, Cedar Street from Tioga to Burmese, Walnut Street from Aurene to Burmese, and Chestnut Street from Aurene to Burmese. Free parking will be available in City lots at the Centerway Parking Garage.
Marine Native to Horseheads Killed in California
A Marine killed a few days ago near San Diego, California is reported to be a Horseheads native. Christopher Truax Junior, age 21, was an active duty Marine Corps Sergeant stationed in Miramar, California. Truax was found bleeding from a gunshot wound inside a parked vehicle in Lemon Grove, California. Sheriff Deputies called for First Aid but could not save Truax. His death is being ruled as a homicide and Lemon Grove police are hoping witnesses at the scene come forward with information about Truax’s murder as investigation continues.
Route 54a Closed North of Hammondsport
A reminder that a portion of State Route 54a is closed today as emergency wall and culvert repairs begin. The site is 4 1/2 miles North of Hammondsport and the closing is estimated to last about 4 weeks of the eight to ten weeks for total duration of work on the project. Traffic will be detoured on County Route 76 and Boyd Hill Road in the meantime. Drivers should plan accordingly by giving themselves extra time for commutes.
NYS Citizens Disaster Preparedness Training Tonight at Corning
A State Citizens Preparedness Corps Training Program is set for tonight at Corning-Painted Post High School. This program will give residents knowledge, tools and resources to prepare for all disasters, respond accordingly and recover as promptly as possible. Free New York State Disaster Preparedness Kits will be distributed to those who participate with a limit of one per family. The kits contain key items to aid individuals in the immediate aftermath of disaster. Online registration is required at: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/aware-prepare/nysprepare/registration/index.cfm#formbegins
County DA Office Hosting Drug Press Conference This Morning
Steuben County District Attorney Office’s Drug Initiative will hold a press conference this morning at 10:30am at the Bath Village Police Department on Liberty Street. The conference will announce major developments in the continuing efforts to combat narcotics trafficking in Steuben County. County Sheriffs as well as the Bath, Hornell and Corning Police Departments will work in cooperation with the D.A. Office for this presentation.
Steuben County Starts Plan to Prevent Commercial Sex Exploitation
Steuben County officials announced the beginning of a five-year plan to prevent commercial sexual exploitation of minors with Department of Social Services veteran Lisa Baker spearheading the efforts. Baker will organize programs to help runaway, homeless and exploited youth under the joint leadership of DSS and the County Youth Bureau. The county has set up an advisory committee made up of representatives from several county departments such as social services, the youth bureau, law department, sheriff, probation, mental health and public health. The plan aims to reduce commercial sexual exploitation, which happens when children under 18 are required to perform sex acts in exchange for usually a basic need such as food, clothing and shelter. Exploitation is believed to be on the rise due to the growing drug culture in Steuben County.
First Steuben History Week Slated for Next Month
The first-ever History week for Steuben County has been announced for October 1st through the 7th. The week will feature exhibits at the Bath VFW organized by local historical groups and hosted by guides in costume who will lead students and the public through the exhibits. The week will focus on heroes of World Wars I and II who served their nation at home while loved ones were overseas in combat. The History week theme was chosen to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the World War I Armistice on November 11th.
Drug Press Conference Monday
The fight against drugs in Steuben County continues. Steuben County District Attorney Brooks Baker announced Friday that a special news conference will be held Monday regarding ongoing efforts to combat narcotics trafficking in Steuben County. The press conference will be held in Bath in the Village Hall at 10:30am
RT 54A Repairs start Monday
Emergency wall and culvert repairs on State Route 54A are set to get underway on Monday. Motorists should be aware that the road at the primary site, located approximately 4.5 miles north of Hammondsport, will be closed for the duration of the work, which is expected to take between eight and ten weeks. During this time, traffic will be detoured on County Route 76 and Boyd Hill Road That project is expected last about 4 weeks.
Wings and Wheels Next weekend in Hammondsport
If you like cars and planes…next weekend is for you. It’s Wings and Wheels in Hammondsport. Formerly known as Seaplane Homecoming…the Keuka lake event features not only seaplanes, but a variety of classic cars as well. It’s the greatest land and air show in the Finger Lakes area according to organizers. The event will run 10 to 4 both days and WVIN will broadcast from the event on Saturday morning from 10am to noon.
Corning Cooperative 100th anniversary
With just a few days left, incentives have been added for early reservations for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County centennial celebration “Denim and Diamonds” on Sept. 14. Event organizers say that those who make their reservations by Sunday will be entered into a drawing for two bottles of Bully Hill Wine, while those who reserve spots by Wednesday will be in a second drawing for two bottles of Bully Hill wine. The celebration honors farming as the leading historical, cultural and economic force in Steuben. The event also looks forward to progress on many fronts in the future. The event is set for 6 -11 p.m. next Friday at Pleasant Valley Winery in Hammondsport and will include a silent auction, a social hour, dining and dancing.
A Hot Summer
It turned out to be a really hot summer this year. According to the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration it was the fourth hottest summer on record in the United States. Temperatures average 73.5 degrees that’s 2.1 degrees above average. On another weather note the National Weather Service has issued a Flood Watch for Steuben County beginning at 2:00pm on Sunday and lasting until 8:0pm Monday. Heavy rains are expected during that period and 1-3 inches is possible.
NY A.G. Subpoenas Dioceses, Rochester Diocese Responds:
On the heels of a report that bishops in Pennsylvania covered up acts of sexual abuse by more than 300 Catholic priests, the New York Attorney General has issued subpoenas to every Catholic dioceses across the state. A.G. Barbara Underwood has also announced a clergy abuse hotline and online complaint form that victims can report cases of sexual abuse. In response, the Diocese of Rochester has said they’ve received the subpoena and are reviewing it. They added that they “have a longstanding policy of cooperation with law enforcement and certainly it will continue in this process.” They also encouraged all victims to report to civil authorities.
$5M to Help SUNY Schools Create “Comfort Bags” for Assault/DV Victims:
$5 million will be invested by the State Office of Victim Services to help the State University of New York create and distribute “comfort bags” to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. The 225,000 bags will be distributed at hospitals, shelters, and rape crisis centers across New York. Each will contain personal essential hygiene products, as well a pen, notepad, stress ball, and an affirming message from a volunteer. They will also have information about available support services and educational materials about victims’ rights under state law. Students will assemble the bags, helping to raise awareness on SUNY campuses.
Emergency Preparedness Training in Corning Sept. 10th:
State Senator Tom O’Mara reminded area residents Thursday that the online registration process is underway for a state-sponsored “Citizen Preparedness Corps Training Program” being held in Corning on Monday, September 10th at the Corning High School. The program is free, but participants must complete the online registration prior to the event. Registration is limited and will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. To register online, visit https://prepare.ny.gov/training-events.
SCCE Centennial Adds New Drawings:
With just a few days left, incentives have been added for early reservations for the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County centennial celebration “Denim and Diamonds,” which is set for September 14th. Event organizers said Thursday that those who make their reservations by Sunday, September 9th, will be entered for a chance to win two bottles of Bully Hill Wine, while those that reserve spots by Wednesday, September 12th, will be in a second drawing for two bottles of Bully Hill Wine. The celebration honors farming as the leading historical, cultural, and economic force in Steuben, and it will include a social hour, dining, dancing, and more. Tickets are $50 each, or $90 for a pair and may be purchased online at http://www.bit.ly/centennialcelebration or by calling (607) 664-2300.
“Ramp Guys” to Build 500th Ramp Today:
The Steuben County Office for the Aging/RSVP Ramp Guys will celebrate the construction of their 500th ramp today at 10:30 a.m. at the Reppert home, 6255 East Union Road in Bath. The large ramp will demonstrate conservation efforts employed by The Ramp Guys to use recycled materials to keep costs down. The celebration will include cake, punch, and recognition of past Ramp Guys.
State Police Seek Suspects in Prattsburgh Assault:
The State Police of Bath are looking for a man and woman connected to an attack in Prattsburgh. The incident happened Sunday across from a home on Main Street that has a Trump/Pence banner displayed, among other flags. The altercation is believed to be politically motivated as, according to the homeowner, the pair got out of their car, unhappy with the banner, and verbally assaulted them. When the homeowner’s two sons confronted the pair, an assault ensued and the suspects eventually pepper sprayed the sons. One of the sons suffered a minor neck injury. State Police say they are looking for the suspects and the investigation is ongoing.
Steven Prevention Coalition Loses Funding:
The Steuben Prevention Coalition, a county-wide program working to reduce the use of drugs and alcohol by youth, has received troubling news. The federal grant which provides all of its funding was not approved for the coming year. The Coalition has received the $125,000 federal Drug-Free Communities grant every year since 2013. Prevention Director at the Steuben Council on Addictions, Jim Bassage said he’s not sure why the grant was denied, and that they’re looking for feedback about their application. The Coalition has been in contact with Representative Tom Reed’s office and, according to a spokesman, the congressman has reached out to the administration and the Office of White House Drug Control Policy for more information. The Coalition can reapply for the grant next year.
State Police Bumping Patrols During Back-to-School Season:
The New York State Police are stepping up efforts to make sure students get to and from their schools safely this back to school season . Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that state police are increasing patrols and cracking down on aggressive and dangerous drivers. Troopers will be looking for speeders, anyone who doesn’t yield to pedestrians, and those who don’t watch for stopped school buses. According to the Governor, last April, 850 people were ticketed for illegally passing a school bus in just one day. Additionally, State Police are partnering with AAA this year for the “School’s Open – Drive Carefully” campaign. All marked patrol cars will have AAA’s School’s Open bumper stickers to help raise awareness about pedestrian safety and to remind drivers to slow down and stop for school buses.
New Overdose Antidote Development to be Paid For by Major Opioid Maker:
To reverse overdoses and save lives, first responders carry naloxone, but the price of the antidote can be prohibitive for state and local governments. To combat this, Harm Reduction Therapeutics, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit is developing a low-cost naloxone nasal spray and the organization is now set to receive a major financial boost to the project from Purdue Pharma. The company, which makes OyxContin and whose prescription opioid marketing practices are being blamed for sparking the nationwide overdose and addiction crisis, announced Wednesday its making a $3.4 million grant to help develop the low-cost alternative. HRT says it hopes to have the new version on the market within two years.
Work Set to Begin on S.R. 54A Monday:
Emergency wall and culvert repairs on State Route 54A are set to get underway on Monday. Motorists should be aware that the road at the primary site, located approximately 4.5 miles north of Hammondsport, will be closed for the duration of the work, which is expected to take between eight and ten weeks. During this time, traffic will be detoured on County Route 76 and Boyd Hill Road. Work at the second site, located approximately 0.8 miles north of Hammondsport, has already begun and limited traffic to one lane. That project is expected last about 4 weeks.
30 More People Sickened by Honey Smacks Cereal:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reminding consumers that no one should be buying or selling any form of Honey Smacks cereal after an additional 30 people have been sickened by it. The cereal was recalled in June due to an outbreak of salmonella, but the FDA has reported it still for sale in some stores. The CDC advises people not to eat any Kellogg’s Honey Smacks cereal, regardless of its package size or best-buy date. If you have any in your home, you should throw it away or return it for a refund. If you see Honey Smacks for sale, do not buy it. You should report any being sold to the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator toll-free at (866) 446-9055.
P.A. Teen Killed in Cameron Accident:
A teenager from Pennsylvania was killed in a single vehicle accident on Labor Day in the Town of Cameron. According to State Police, troopers were dispatched to County Route 10 after an occupant of the vehicle, 17-year-old Creo Babcock of Cameron, self-extricated from the vehicle and walked to a nearby residence. Their investigation found that the vehicle, operated by 19-year-old Tessa Updyke of Kersey P.A., failed to negotiate a bend in the roadway and exited the west shoulder. It overturned multiple times, ejecting Updyke, before coming to rest in a ravine. Steuben County Coroner Dr. Robert Cole responded to the scene and ordered Updyke’s body be taken to Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton for an autopsy. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Elmira Tops Among Closing Stores, 91 Employees Losing Jobs:
91 people in Elmira will soon be out of a job as the Tops Markets store on South Main Street is among those set to be closed. The grocery chain announced last week that it will be closing 10 underperforming stores across New York state as part of its financial restructuring process. The last day for the Elmira employees is expected to be November 27th. Company officials say they will “treat affected associates fairly and with the respect they deserve,” and that they will offer employees positions at other stores.
Violation of Probation Arrest:
An Elmira woman has been arrested by Steuben County Sheriff’s deputies. 50-year-old Robin Lantz allegedly violated a term or condition of her conditional discharge, resulting in a violation of probation warrant to be issued. Lantz was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail and will appear in county court at a later date.
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that deputies arrested 26-year-old Alivia Cuyler of Elmira on Sunday when she attempted to visit the Steuben County Jail. Correction staff discovered that a warrant allegedly existed for her arrest from Chemung County. She was placed in custody and turned over to the Chemung Co. Sheriff’s Office.
Motorists Reminded to Respect School Buses:
Getting back to school is more than making sure students are prepared, motorists are also being reminded to respect school buses they may encounter on local and area streets. When a school bus stops and displays flashing red lights, all vehicles approaching from either direction must also come to a full stop. Those who fail to do so can face a fine of up $400 and five points on their license for a first offense.
Hornellsville to Get Rid of Tax Collector Office:
The Tax Collector Office for the Town of Hornellsville will be eliminated per a decision by the town. According to the Hornell Evening Tribune, the Hornellsville Town Board voted unanimously to allow tax collection duties to be handled by a local bank to save funds. The position of Tax Collector, served currently by Fay Parada, will be active until the end of this year.
Hornell Water Boil Advisory Lifted:
Things are back to normal for the residents of Hornell affected by a boil water advisory that was issued Friday. According to the Hornell Department of Public Works Chief Mitch Cornish, the advisory, which was issued for Industrial Park Road, Seneca Road North, and Airport Road was lifted Monday.
NYS Fair Sets Single Day Attendance Record:
The Great New York State Fair has set another all-time, single-day attendance record for the second time this year. On Saturday, according to officials, 134,115 people visited the Fairgrounds, besting the previous record set on the previous Saturday by more than 6,700.
Nixon Challenges Cuomo to Second Debate:
One of the criticisms leveled against both incumbent Governor Andrew Cuomo and his democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon during their first – and so far only – debate was that they didn’t spent much time discussing upstate issues. Nixon is looking to change that, as she is now calling for second debate, citing the lack of focus on the upstate as a reason to hold the additional meetup. Thus far, Cuomo has not responded to Nixon’s suggestion.
Late Trooper Clark Honored at AU Football Opening
Fallen State Police Officer Nick Clark was honored at Alfred University’s opening of the Saxons team football season Saturday afternoon. The trooper, who was killed while responding to a suicide in the town of Erwin on July 2nd, was recognized by State Police who made an appearance at the University. Trooper Clark was an alma mater at Alfred University where he played as a standout football star and graduated in 2011. Clark tried out for the Buffalo Bills team the year after his graduation and was dubbed as an All-American two times during the ceremony.
Hornell Water Boil Advisory Lifted
According to the Hornell Department of Public Works Chief Mitch Cornish, the water boil advisory issued for parts of Hornell on Friday has been lifted. Residents of Industrial Park Road, Seneca Road North and Airport Road were told it was safe to drink the water yesterday at 5:15pm.
Cuomo Suing Trump Administration
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a statement yesterday his administration will be suing President Trump and the federal government for the failure to aid Puerto Ricans affected by Hurricane Maria last year where nearly 3,000 died according to the Government of Puerto Rico. Cuomo said Trump never tried to help the U.S. territory and called this decision illegal and unethical. The governor’s statement claims delayed action and lack of funding and resources as Trump’s neglect to assist Puerto Rico and cites 11,000 Puerto Ricans that relocated to New York State following being displaced by the hurricane.
Gubernatorial Candidate Nixon Asks Cuomo for Second Debate
Democratic gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon is calling for at least one additional debate with the governor. Nixon mentioned the lack of focus on issues affecting Upstate New Yorkers as reason to hold an additional debate. Cuomo has not yet responded to Nixon’s demand for renewed debate.
Hornellsville to Get Rid of Tax Collector Office
The Tax Collector Office for the Town of Hornellsville will be eliminated per the decision of the town. According to the Hornell Evening Tribune, the Hornellsville Town Board voted unanimously to allow tax collection duties to be handled by a local bank to save funds. The position of Tax Collector, served currently by Fay Parada, will be active until the end of this year.
Local Leaders Share Labor Day Wishes and Thoughts
In honor of Labor Day, local politicians expressed their wishes for constituents to enjoy the national holiday. State Senator Tom O’Mara released a statement on his official site that reads: “My very best wishes to all of the residents and families across the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions for a safe and enjoyable Labor Day celebration!” Congressman Tom Reed made a Facebook post on his official page wishing all citizens of the 23rd District a safe and fun Labor Day weekend. Reed’s opponent for the November general election, Tracy Mitrano released an official statement recognizing the historical importance labor unions have had in making the holiday and building the workforce: “Labor Day also recognizes the groups—the unions—who have fought for generations on behalf of our working people….By banding together, labor unions were able to effect changes in the lives of the everyday people, instituting protections of the kind we have in place today... Labor unions are the foundation of this country’s middle class.”
Body of Cameron Man Found in Pond Near his Home
The body of a Steuben County man was recovered by Steuben County Sheriffs following the report of a found body. Deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff's Office report the body of Cameron man James Stage Jr., age 55, was discovered in a pond just outside his McMaster Road residence. The Steuben County Coroner pronounced Stage dead at the scene and his body was transported for autopsy at Broome County Medical Examiner. Members of the Steuben County Dive Team investigated the scene with assistance from Hammondsport Volunteer Fire Department.
City of Hornell Issues Water Boil Advisory
Certain City of Hornell water supply customers are ordered by the City of Hornell water filtration plant to boil their water before drinking and using for food purposes until further notice. Customers in the Town of Hornellsville District 1, Airport Rd., Industrial Park Road and Seneca Rd North-North of SR 21 must boil their water before consuming as a result of a water main break on Airport Road that caused loss of pressure which could allow harmful microbes to enter the water. Officials say to kill the bacteria, you must bring water to a boil for at least one minute and allow it to cool before using or to use New York Department of Health-certified bottled water. The boil notice will be lifted once the water is clear and two days of negative bacteriological water samples have been confirmed. The City of Hornell will notify affected residents once the notice is over.
Police Pumping Up Patrols for Labor Day Holiday
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office says they are on the lookout this Labor Day weekend for drunk, drowsy and distracted drivers to keep the accident and traffic death toll at a lower likelihood. Drivers should expect increased patrols from state and local law enforcement including DWI checkpoints to ensure sober and safe driving. Sheriff Jim Allard stresses the importance of seatbelts and staying alert at all times while in the driver’s seat as heavier holiday traffic increases the risk of possibly fatal accidents.
Hornell Couple Arrested on Drug Charges
Hornell Police report the arrest of a Hornell couple yesterday for allegedly selling Methamphetamine following the Department “Acting on a tip”. Lewis R. Pierce was arrested in the afternoon in a local Canisteo Street business parking lot after he was found to be in possession of a large quantity of methamphetamine. After a search of Pierce’s residence shared with Josephine Schoonover, police discovered evidence of ongoing drug sales. Schoonover was arrested and charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree and Criminal Nuisance in the 2nd Degree while Pierce had charges of 2 counts of Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree , Attempted Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the 3rd Degree, and Criminal Nuisance in the 2nd Degree. Both were arraigned in Hornell City Court and remanded to Steuben County Jail.
AAA Predicts Lower Gas Prices Post-Labor Day Week
Waiting to make a road trip until after Labor Day weekend this year? According to AAA, this could be the more financially wise choice. Experts are predicting gas prices will drop this fall by over 25 cents per gallon. Nationally, AAA expects the price on gas to decrease to an average of $2.70 per gallon due to the lowered demand after Labor Day as well as more stable crude oil prices and seasonal switchover to winter-blend gasoline.
USA Today Names Finger Lakes Best Wine Region
Our very own Finger Lakes Wine Country has gained top recognition by USA Today. The publication’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards named the wine country of Finger Lakes as the Best Wine Region in the United States. Our region became number one on the list after being voted by readers as their favorite region in a 28-day online poll against nine other wine regions in the country. Laury Ward, Finger Lakes Wine Country President said, “This honorable award and reader recognition is a testament to our local community of farmers, winemakers, and hospitality ambassadors, as well as to the many visitors..”