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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, May 10th

Drug Form May 23rd in Hornell:


According to the 2015 New York State Opioid Poisoning, Overdose and Prevention report, the most current reports indicate that six Steuben County residents die, on average, every year due to drug overdoses.  The report also showed a 28 percent increase in inpatient opioid-related hospital admissions and a 191 percent spike in emergency department admissions during the same period.  In response to this epidemic, Steuben will host a Community Opioid and Substance Abuse Forum May 23rd at Hornell High School from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  The forum will feature a panel of county officials, physicians, and related agency representatives with information designed to assist addicts and their families.



Horseheads School Bus Involved in Accident:


There was an accident involving a Horseheads school bus Tuesday afternoon.  The accident happened at the intersection of Grand Central and Broad Street around 3:30 p.m., and according to the Star Gazette minor injuries were reported.  Further details are unavailable at this time.



Campbell Family Receiving Red Cross Aid:


A family displaced by a fire Sunday on State Route 415 in Campbell is receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.  A Red Cross spokesman said that assistance usually includes vouchers for temporary housing, food and clothing, and Disaster Mental Health volunteers to help with the emotional aspect of the disaster.



Officers Recognized for DWI Enforcement Efforts:


On Thursday, May 4th the Steuben County STOP-DWI Annual Awards Banquet was held and several agencies and individual officers were recognized for their enforcement efforts.  The State Police of Bath and Painted Post were recognized for 92 and 70 arrests respectively, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office with 66 arrests, and the City of Corning Police with 59 arrests.  Individually recognized, among others, were Steuben County Deputy Stephen Ellison with 11 arrests, and Steuben County Deputy Brandon Scott, Bath Police Officer Christopher Daloia, and Trooper Colvin with 10 arrests each.



Road Work Beginning Today:


Asphalt pavement overlay work is set to begin today on Interstate 86 in Steuben County, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.  The project includes the towns of Howard and Avoca and will extend from Exit 35 in Howard to Exit 36 at the I-390 interchange.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane while the work is taking place.  Also today, in Corning, Chemung Street from Denison Parkway to East First Street will have paving and utility work done.  The area will be closed from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Mossy Bank Park Civil War Day for 7th Graders May 19th:


Bath Police Chief Chad Mullen is advising residents that Friday, May 19th will be Civil

War Day for 7th graders from Bath and Avoca at Mossy Bank Park.  Many activities are planned, including the firing of artillery and musket “blank” rounds between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.  The park will remain open to the public during the event, but only the seventh graders from Bath and Avoca may participate in the Civil War activities. 



Arnot Ogden Honored for Outreach Program:


At the American Hospital Association Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Poison Prevention Program was honored with the 34th Annual Hospital Award in Volunteer Excellence in community outreach.  The program educates school children in six counties in poison safety.  It was one of four category winners recognized at the gathering of hospital executives and healthcare leaders.

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