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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, September 13th

Primary Election Results:


With Primary Election Day behind us, here are the results of the contested races in Steuben County:

Patrick McAllister for Surrogate Court Judge.

Frederick Potter for 10th District County Legislator.

A tie in Cohocton between Thomas Roy Middleton and Richard Schumacher for Superintendent of Highways.

Hartsville: Katherine Burdick for Town Justice, John Bowles for Town Supervisor, and Vivian Woodworth for Town Clerk.

Hornellsville: Sharon Ames for Town Clerk.

Howard: Richard Stewart and Lowell Smith for Councilmen.

Rathbone: Roderick Brutsman and Lori Lewis for Councilmen.

Urbana: John Jack Merriam for Town Justice.

Wheeler: Randy Comstock for Superintendent of Highways.



Tractor Trailer Rollover in Painted Post:


A tractor trailer overturned on I-86 in Painted Post Tuesday evening.  State Police responded to the eastbound lane just after Exit 44 around 4:30 p.m.  The trailer’s roof was reportedly torn open.  There were multiple ambulances on scene, but no details about the condition of the driver or if any other vehicles were involved have been released.



Rep. Reed Supports North Korea/China Sanctions:


Congressman Tom Reed has come out in support of hard sanctions against North Korea and China as the government continues to consider how to handle North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile advances.  Monday, the UN Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions against North Korea, but stopped short of a total ban on oil imports to the country as suggested by the Trump Administration.



Bath K9 Receives Body Armor:


Steuben County Sheriff’s Office K9 Devin has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.  K9 Devin’s vest was sponsored by Jeremiah and JoLee Yeddo of Plattsburgh and is embroidered with the sentiment “This gift of protection provided by Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.”  Since its inception is 2009, Vested Interest has provided over 2,600 protective vests, in 50 states, through private and corporate donations, at a cost of over $2.1 million.



Bath Man Wins State Award:


New York State Industries for the Disabled has selected a Bath man to receive a state award. Duane Baker works at The Arc of Steuben.  He was one of the winners of the Joslin Outstanding Performers award. Baker will receive his award during a ceremony September 26th in Saratoga Springs.



Traffic Restrictions in Bath for Wineglass Marathon:


Bath Police Chief Chad Mullen has announced that the Village of Bath is making preparations for the Wineglass Marathon, which is being held on Sunday, October 1st.  To that end, there will be parking restrictions on certain streets in which the marathon will be running.  There will also temporary changes in traffic lane patterns on West Washington Street and East Steuben Street as runners will be running against traffic.  No parking signs will be erected no later than Friday, September 19th; enforcement will begin at 6 a.m. Sunday, October 1st, the day of the Wineglass Marathon.  Restrictions will be lifted at the conclusion of the marathon activities in the Village.



Contenders for 2017 Toy Hall of Fame Announced:


The contenders for the Class of 2017 National Toy Hall of Fame were announced Tuesday and they include such “no frills” toys as the paper airplane, sand, and play food.  Other nominees include the board games Risk and Clue, the Magic 8 ball, Matchbox cars, My Little Pony, the PEZ candy dispenser, Transformers, the card game Uno, and Wiffle Ball.  Winners will be inducted in the hall at the Strong Museum in Rochester on November 9th.

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