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No Injuries in Corning Bus Accident:


There was an early morning crash involving a school bus in Corning Wednesday.  An investigation by Corning Police found that around 7:30 a.m. 36-year-old Jessica Snyder, of Beaver Dams, ran into the back of the “Birnie Transportation” school bus as it was stopped for a red light on the Briscoe Bridge.  Both vehicles sustained minor damage.  Fortunately, no injuries were reported.



Another Challenger Announces Run Against Reed:


The field of democrat candidates seeking to replace Tom Reed as the local member of congress is getting little more crowded. Tracy Mitrano has announced her candidacy.  In her facebook posting, she says people of the 23rd district are hurting. Mitrano says as a historian and educator, lawyer and administrator, and internet policy expert, she has the professional experience and political passion to have a positive impact with the district.



Back-to-School Safety Fair This Weekend:


To help families stay safe this back to school season, the Wegmans in Corning will be hosting a Back-to-School Safety Fair this weekend.  Local agencies like the police and fire departments, sheriff’s office, and more will be performing safety demonstrations, and there will be activities like face painting.  The free event will be held Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the store’s Market Café.



Local 4-H Family Hosted Summer Student from Japan:


This summer sixteen New York State families opened their homes to a young person from Japan as part of the 4-H Youth Development program.  Among them was the family of Tracy Smith of Avoca, who welcomed 14-year-old Soya Kikutani.  Soya and Tracy’s own children, who are members of the Forever Farmers 4-H Club in Hornell, all participated in the Steuben County Fair this August.  The exchange program lasted from July 21st through August 17th, and included 9 girls, 7 boys, and one adult chaperone hosted by families in 14 counties.




Free Rabies Clinic in Hornby Sept. 22nd:


A free rabies clinic sponsored by Steuben County Public Health will be held in the Town of Hornby at the Fire Hall on September 22nd from 5 to 7 p.m.  The clinic will be open to all county residents with dogs, cats, and domesticated ferrets.  Bring proof of prior rabies vaccination.  A $5 donation per pet is requested, but not required.  

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