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2 Arrested in Shoplifting Incident:


The Village of Bath Police Department reports the arrest of 43-year-old Daniel Hill of Addison following a shoplifting compliant at Tops Friendly Markets in the village.  Hill allegedly stole merchandise, and struggled with an employee when confronted.  The employee was injured.  Hill was located at the Walgreen Pharmacy by officers a short time later and he was charged with robbery and petit larceny.  He was sent to the Steuben County Jail in lieu of $20,000 cash bail.  Additionally, Hill’s companion, 37-year-old Kristy Snyder of Lindley, was also arrested on charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally possessing hypodermic instrument after 2 hypodermic needles were allegedly found in her possession.  She was also sent to the county jail in lieu of $6,000 bail.



Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of 2:


Steuben County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men following a traffic stop in the early morning hours of June 30th in the Village of Cohocton.  The vehicle was stopped on an alleged traffic violation, and the operator 27-year-old Raymond Thielges of Wayland was charged with driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.  A passenger, 28-year-old Cody Farrell of Avon, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.  Both men were issued appearance tickets.



Duffy Running for Hornell Mayor:


The number of candidates vying for Mayor of Hornell has officially grown by one, as Green Party candidate Joe Duffy has submitted enough petition signatures to earn the party’s endorsement.  He joins Republican John Buckley and Independent John Lewis.  Duffy previously ran for mayor in 2009 and again in 2013, against long-time incumbent Shawn Hogan both times. 



Hydrant Flushing Continues in Bath:


Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems (BEGWS) will continue flushing the village’s water mains through Friday, August 25th.  The flushing will take place from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily.  There is the potential for dirty and discolored water.  The schedule for today and tomorrow is as follows:


Streets (Hydrants)                                                            Corners (Valves)


West Washington St                                                          Cook and Gibson

Cook Street                                                                        W. Washington / Maple Heights

                                                                                           Cruger / West Morris

                                                                                           W Washington : Freeman /

                                                                                           Cruger / Pine / Robie / Howell                                                                                              Liberty / Kellar / W. Morris



Petty Continues Annual Donation to Local Food Bank:


‘The King’ of Motorsports, Richard Petty wasn’t just in the area this weekend for the racing action in Watkins Glen, he also took time to visit the TOPS market in Watkins Glen to make his annual donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier.  The 40,000 pound protein donation is the equivalent of more than 160,000 servings and will help many families fight hunger across the food bank’s six-county service area.  This is the sixth year in a row that Richard Petty Motorsports , Smithfield, and TOPS Friendly Markets have donated to the food bank.



Swimming Season Extended at Corning’s Stewart Park Pool:


The City of Corning has announced an extension to the swimming season at Stewart Park Pool.  Open swims will be held today through the 27th, with family swims on Tuesdays, and dog swims on the 28th and 30th.  The Float and Flick scheduled for Denison Park will now be at Stewart Park on the 18th.  

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