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Today's Top Stories - Friday, July 28th

Meth Lab Bust in Bath:


A Bath man was arrested following the bust of an inactive meth lab in Bath.  State Police report that they were called to a private residence on State Route 54 in the Town of Bath on Saturday and their investigation revealed that materials used in the production of meth were present.  49-year-old Alan Sherry, who was present at the residence, was found to be in possession of quantities of suspected cocaine and suboxone, and was charged with multiple counts of criminal possession of a controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance outside its original container.  He was arraigned and sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.



Savona Woman Sentenced for Stealing Students’ Backpacks:


A Savona woman convicted of stealing backpacks from Cornell University students in March has been sentenced.  31-year-old April Mace will serve one-and-a-half to three years in the Tompkins County Jail.  Mace, along with 39-year-old Richard Huyler of Addison, was arrested after surveillance videos caught them taking several unattended backpacks from students in campus libraries.  Over 100 stolen items, valued at more than $12,000, were recovered.



Dormann Library Budget Passes:


The Dormann Library in Bath held its budget vote on Wednesday, and officials are reporting that it was successful.  Final tally was 105 votes – 81 yes to 24 no. 



98 Parcels Change Hands in 2017 Steuben Co. Property Auction:


Some 98 tax-foreclosed parcels were sold at the recent Steuben County Real Property Auction, with gross proceeds totaling $1,081,900.  In 2016, the auction resulted in 69 properties changing hands with proceeds totaling $669,000. 



Steuben Co. Sheriff’s Office Boat Safety Check this Weekend:


Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard has announced that the Sheriff’s Office will be conducting safety checks for vessels this weekend operating on Keuka and Waneta lakes.  The Navigation Unit will be checking boaters to make certain they are utilizing personal floatation devices in compliance with the law, specifically as it applies to children.  Free ice cream will be given to the first 100 boaters who are found to be in compliance with boating regulations. 



Pet Oxygen Masks Donated to Local Organization:


Area pets will have a fighting chance now if their home ever catches fire, thanks to Invisible Fence of the Southern Tier, which has presented eight pet oxygen mask kits to American Medical Response in Corning.  According to Invisible Fence, anywhere from 40,000 to 150,000 pets die annually due to fires mostly to due to smoke inhalation.  AMR says that human masks were the former go-to, but they weren’t always effective due to the difference in face shape.  The eight kits donated to AMR deliver 100 percent oxygen to dogs, cats, and other pets; they will be placed in all eight of AMR’s emergency vehicles.  Invisible Fence has also delivered kits to fire departments in Hornell and Groton.



Steuben Co. OFA Offers Free Program for Caregivers of Older Medicaid



The Steuben County Office for the Aging is offering a free program for caregivers of older Medicaid recipients.  The program runs through September and can help with ramps, community seminars, and respite.  For more information, call (607) 664-2322.

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