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Corning Man Arrested for June Altercation:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office is reporting the arrest of a Corning man following investigation into an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of June 30th.  On that date, 26-year-old Jacob Canute allegedly entered a residence on County Route 21 in Woodhall unlawfully and violated an order of protection in place for a resident of the location.  He also allegedly was involved in an altercation with another resident.  According to deputies, Canute fled the scene and was then located yesterday in the Town of Corning when authorities were called to Lower Pace Road for subjects sleeping in a vehicle.  Canute was charged with burglary, criminal contempt, and possession of a hypodermic needle.  Additionally, the other person in the vehicle, 23-year-old Lindsey Stephens was arrested and charged with DWAI drugs, criminal possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a hypodermic needle.  Both subjects were sent to the Steuben County Jail: Canute on $7,000 bail, and Stephens on $2,000 bail.



Roche Steps Down as Guthrie Corning BoD Chairperson:


After six years of service as the chairperson of the Board of Directors for Guthrie Corning Hospital, Phil Roche has stepped down.  Roche stepped down on Friday at the end of his term.  Jack Benjamin, who currently serves on the Board, will replace him. 



Public Hearing on Possible New Restaurant on Route 54:


A new restaurant could be coming to Route 54. The Town of Urbana Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing on the matter for July 11, 7 p.m. at the Urbana town hall. The application being considered seeks a special use permit to open a restaurant at the former Shady dog location. Public comments will be heard during the hearing.



Canisteo Considering Veteran Banner Program:


Following other communities like Bath, North Hornell, and Canaseraga, the village of Canisteo is now considering a banner program for veterans.  The Village Hero’s Banner program would see banners honoring local veterans placed along Main Street.  It would, according to Mayor Monica Recktenwald, be funded by individual families and there would be no cost to the village.  The board would decide whether it would be seasonal or year-round.



Thousands Try Out Uber in Its First Week Upstate:


Ride-sharing service Uber has been available in the upstate for just under a week, and according to the company in that time thousands of residents have already given the service a try.  Uber launched on Thursday, just ahead of the busy 4th of July weekend, and in a statement released Monday company officials say they “look forward to continuing to expand access to affordable, reliable transportation options for residents and visitors.” 



2017 Honor Flight for Vets Set for 11/5:


The 2017 Twin Tiers Honor Flight for veterans to Washington D.C. has been set for Veterans Day, November 11th.  Honor Flight takes veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam on a day-long, free visit to the nation’s capital to see the war memorials and the changing of the guard at Arlington Cemetery.  For more information about Honor Flight or to make a donation toward the cost of the trip, visit http://twintiershonorflight.org.    

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