CLAYTON TRIAL EXAMINES SOFTWARE
Witness cross examination grew tense on Friday for the ongoing Clayton case. Tensions arose when the defense doubted the law enforcement consultant who collected data from Clayton’s cell phone. After giving his testimony of said evidence, the defense implied the consultant’s professional credentials, education and history were questionable. The trial continues at 9:30 Tuesday morning in Steuben County Court.
REED HOSTS HEALTHCARE FORUM
Congressman Tom Reed hosted a health care forum at Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Friday. Reed and local professionals of the healthcare field spoke with the intent to inform the public about possible changes that follow the repeal of the Affordable Healthcare Act, including the renegotiation of the healthcare cost equation and the lowering of deductibles. Reed also urged bipartisan cooperation to reconstruct America’s health care.
HORNELL RANKED STATE’S THIRD MOST AFFORDABLE CITY
Smart Asset named Hornell New York State’s third most affordable city this year. The financial management website calculates its annual city affordability list based on the yearly averages of homeowner insurance rates, property taxes, mortgage payments and median income. Last year Hornell ranked first and in 2015 placed fourth.
STATE GRADUATION RATE INCREASE
Public school graduation in New York state is 79.4 percent this year, a 1.3 increase from last year. According to the State Education Department the graduation rate has slowly yet steadily risen twelve percent in the last decade.