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Drug Charges for Painted Post Teen:


A teen from Painted Post is facing drug charges following a search of a home in Bath last week.  18-year-old William Farnham was arrested for criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful manufacture of methamphetamine.  The search took place on April 18th at a home on Shannon Street, where authorities say they found $3,000 worth of meth.  Farnham was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.



Clayton to be Sentenced Today:


Thomas Clayton will learn his fate today when he is sentenced in Steuben County Court.  The former Elmira Jackal was convicted in February of hiring another man to kill his wife, Kelley Stage Clayton.  Last week, his defense team attempted to have his guilty conviction overturned.  A judge denied it. 



Campbell’s Soup Recall:


A label mixup has prompted the voluntary recall of nearly 4,200 pounds of Campbell’s chicken soup, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  The mixup was discovered after customers complained to Campbell that they had received the wrong product in 18.6-oz. cans of “Campbell’s Homestyle Health Request Chicken with Whole Grain Pasta.”  Instead, customers found “Campbell’s Homestyle Healthy Request Italian-Style Wedding Spinach and Meatballs in Chicken Broth.”  The product contains milk, a known allergen that is not declared on the label.



NYS Reaches Settlements with Defective Vehicle Sellers:


New York State has reached settlements with 104 auto dealerships, including 11 here in the Southern Tier, where defective vehicles were sold.  The announcement came from Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office on Friday.  Each auto dealer, which were found have to sold vehicles with serious safety recall issues and other hazardous conditions, was assessed a $1,000 fine and will now adhere to strict guidelines and alert consumers of any outstanding issues.  The auto-dealers that settled with the Binghamton regional office included: Butler Auto Sales, Sidney; Chambers & O’Hara Truck Center, Inc., Sidney; North Norwich Motors & Trailer Sales, LLC, North Norwich;  SHB Associates LLC (Serafini Nissan Volvo), Vestal; VanDervort Service Center, Inc., Vestal; Ridge Road Imports, LLC, Lansing; Milller Motor Car Corp (2 Dealerships), Vestal; Royal Ford Motors, Inc./Royal Chrysler Motors, Inc. (2 Dealerships), Owego; Gault Auto Mall, Inc. (3 Dealerships), Endicott; Gene Balmer’s Auto Sales, Elmira; Jeff Kies Auto Sales, Inc., Apalachin.



Lisi Awards Banquet May 5th:


As many as 17 youth from across Steuben County will be recognized for overcoming overwhelming challenges at the 26th annual Jack Lisi Youth Award Banquet on May 5th at 6 p.m. at the American Legion on West William Street in Bath.  The award is presented to young people, aged 16 to 21, living in Steuben County or currently registered in one of the following school districts: Addison, Alfred-Almond, Arkport, Avoca, Bath, Bradford, Campbell-Savona, Canaseraga, Canisteo-Greenwood, Corning-Painted Post, Hammondsport, Hornell City, Jaspter-Troupsburg, Prattsburgh, and Wayland-Cohocton.  The banquet is named after the late county Sheriff Jack Lisi.  Lisi strongly believed youth needed someone to car, show support, assistance and guidance in become contributing members of society.  He served as Sheriff from 1969 to 1987.  He died in 1991.  Since 1992, the progam has assisted 210 young adults with non-cash awards valued at $204,900.  Tickets for the banquet are $25 per person and are available at Hornell Concern for Youth, Steuben County Youth Bureau, Dormann Library, and the Corning Area Youth Center.



2017 Steuben Co. Hall of Fame Inductees Honored:


The first woman to graduate from college, a physician honored for “Service Above Self,” and a couple dedicated to the service of veterans were inducted into the 2017 Steuben County Hall of Fame Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Bath.  The inductees are Hannah Simpson of Jasper, Dr. Roy Robinson of Wayland, and Patrick and Betty Monahan of Bath.  The inductees were selected by committee in January from a field of candidates nominated by local residents based on their ability to enhance the name of the county.



Buffalo Hospital Says Patient Records Not Compromised:


The Buffalo hospital that was forced to shut down its computer system after a virus was detected says now that it doesn’t appear patient information was compromised.  Erie County Medical Center is still in the process of bringing its system back online.  Its website has been restored, but officials say they’ll still work over the next two weeks to restore other functions, such as the transmission of X-ray images and medical record functions.  The virus was discovered on April 9th.  

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