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Today's Top Stories - Saturday April 22, 2017

CAMPELL MAN CONVICTED OF SEXUAL ABUSE

A Campbell man was convicted of two counts of Criminal Sexual Act in the First Degree. Kenneth Calkins was found guilty of both charges, which are class B violent felonies, on Friday in the Steuben County Court. New York State Police Investigators pieced together the case over an 11 year time period, the incident occuring to the then 5-year old victim in 2005. Calkins was remanded to the Steuben County Jail awaiting his sentencing scheduled for June 19th at 9:30am.

 

PRATTSBURGH MAN ARRESTED FOR RAPE
A Prattsburgh man was arrested on rape charges by the Steuben County Sheriff's Office upon discovering a tip revealing his February 22nd arrest Ashtabula County sheriff's office in Ohio for felony crimes including online prostitution. Steuben County Sheriff's Office was told Stryker's DNA matched an open case from 2015. Daniel Stryker will face two counts of 2nd degree Rape and two counts of 2nd degree Criminal Sex Act for an incident in October 2015 involving two girls under the age of 15. Stryker was arraigned in Bath Town Court. Investigations and charges are pending and Stryker is scheduled for a court reappearance next month.

PRATTSBURGH SCHOOL BUDGET ADVANCED TO VOTERS
Prattsburgh Central School District Board of Education Advanced the School Budget to Voters on Friday. The new budget is a 2.2 percent decrease of expenditures thanks to lower state pension payments and health insurance program renegotiation. The tax levy is anticipated to be unchanged from the 2016-2017 budget. Funds for wage increases, occupational education and special education programming are areas of the budget that will be increased.

 

ORGAN DONATION REGISTRATION MADE EASIER
On Friday Governor Cuomo announced if you are a New Yorker applying for health insurance through the state's official health plan marketplace, you can ,more easily enroll as an organ donor through the New York State Donate Life Registry. In New York state, over 118,000 citizens are waiting for organ transplants. Friday was Donate Life Day, celebrating and honoring organ and tissue donation.
 

PUBLIC WORKS ANNOUNCE INFRASTRUCTURE UPDATES
Approximately 104 miles of county roads in 20 towns throughout Steuben County are set for construction in 2017, costing $5.9 million, $5.4 million will be funded by the State. No scheduled timetable has been released for when these constructions will happen. The following road renovations are planned for the following local towns:

CRACK SEAL

Tuscarora: County Road 5 -- 3.6 miles (Gibson Hill Road to Liberty Pole Road)

Campbell: County Road 17 -- 6.6 miles (CR 18 to SR 415)

Jasper/Cameron: County Road 21 -- 2 miles (CR 71 to CR 123)

Greenwood: County Road 61 -- 8.1 miles (CR 108 to Lane School Road)

Avoca/Howard: County Road 70A -- 6.93 miles (SR 415 to near CR 27/70A intersection)

Canton/Lindley: County Road 120 -- 5.7 miles

CHIP SEAL

Addison: County Road 4 – 1 mile (Start at CR 1 intersection and go east).

Tuscarora: County Road 5 -- 3.6 miles (Gibson Hill Rd. to Liberty Pole Road)

Jasper/Cameron: County Road 21 -- 2. miles ( CR 123 to CR 71)

Campbell: County Road 26 -- 4.9 miles (From CR 26 sign north)

Corning: County Road 45 -- 5.8 miles (All)

Greenwood: County Road 61 -- 8 miles (Omit Lane School Rd north to SR 417)

Avoca/Howard: County Road 70A -- 6.93 miles (SR 415 to Howard Shop)

Jasper: County Road 71 -- 2.2 miles (CR 21 to CR 72)

Pulteney: County Road 76 -- 2.64 miles (CR 77 to CR 74)

Prattsburgh/Pulteney: County Road 77 -- 6.1 miles (All)

West Union: County Road 84 -- 4.6 miles (CR 124; go east)

Wayne: County Road 95 -- 2.05 miles (All)

Canton/Lindley: County Road 120 -- 5.7 miles (All)

West Union: County Road 124 – 4 miles (All)

SLURRY SEAL

Campbell: County Road 17 -- 6.6 miles (CR 18 to SR 415)

Campbell: County Road 26 -- 4.9 miles (CR 26 sign north)

Avoca/Howard: County Road 70A -- 6.93 miles (SR 415-Howard Shop)

Howard/Hornell.: County Road 70A -- 8.5 miles

Steuben announces 2017 road projects continued p. 2

P. 2 Steuben announces 2017 road projects

RECYCLE and 1.5 inch BLACKTOP

Corning: County Road 40 -- 2.75 miles (CR 40A to Powderhouse Road)

Dansville: County Road 46 -- 6.5 miles (County line to CR 50)

Hornellsville: County Road 65 -- 2.09 miles (City line to CR 66)

Hornell: County Road 68 -- 3.4 miles (Olin Road to county Line)

Cameron: County Road 119 -- 5.3 miles (CR 110 east to RR Bridge)

BLACKTOP-2 inches

Addison: County Road 5 1 -- 4 miles (Addison village line to Andrews Road)

Prattsburgh: County Road 122 -- 1.3 miles (CR 122: Village park to McMichael Rd. Also, CR 7 by

Village Park.)

9-inch GRIND, GRAVEL, LIQUID ASPHALT INJECTION, 2-inch BLACKTOP

Howard: County Road 69 -- 2.4 miles (CR 70A to Turnpike Road)

Prattsburgh: County Road 75 -- 6.4 miles (CR 74 to CR 78)

Avoca: County Road 105 -- 2.45 miles (SR 415 to Avoca village line)

Woodhull: County Road 127 -- 3.9 miles (CR 100 to Pennsylvania border)

 

ALLEGANY COUNTY VACANCY
Allegany County lawmakers on Monday are expected to fill a legislative vacancy created by a resignation. The Board is expected to appoint Phillip Stockin, who is currently a town supervisor.

 

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