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Rexville Man Arrested for False Reporting:


A Rexville man has been arrested for allegedly false reporting several incidents, including but not limited to the report of several missing teens from Allegany County.  53-year-old Gregory Anthony is accused of making multiple reports to multiple agencies alleging incidents that did not occur.  Specifically, investigation into Anthony’s allegation of several missing teens from the Richburg area was determined by police to be baseless.  He has been charged with falsely reporting an incident and was issued an appearance ticket for Town of Bath Court.



Criminal Mischief Charge for Bath Man for Damaging Unmarked Police Car:


A Bath man has been charged for allegedly damaging an unmarked City of Corning police vehicle.  21-year-old Brett Ingersoll is accused of damaging the vehicle with a bottle while it was parked in the Corning City Hall parking lot on Saturday.  Ingersoll has been charged with criminal mischief and he was sent to the Steuben County Jail on $1,000 cash bail.



Addison Teen Charged in Theft:


An 18-year-old from Addison was taken into custody in Corning on Thursday for allegedly stealing property from a retail establishment.  Savenna Carey was released on an appearance ticket to appear in Town of Corning Court.



Hornell Proposes Vacant Property Registry:


The City of Hornell is proposing a vacant property registry as part of their ongoing efforts to track and keep tabs on vacant properties in danger of becoming abandoned and dilapidated.  The proposal cites vacant, boarded up structures that are “Unsightly, unsafe, and have a negative effect on their surroundings,” and it calls on owners to fulfill their property’s intended use, or face a stiff penalty.  It would include both commercial and residential use properties, and those whose taxes are current.  It was endorsed earlier this month by the Common Council’s Law and Ordinance Committee, and the Common Council could vote on it in the coming months.



Wineglass Marathon Partnering with the Guthrie Clinic:


Wineglass Marathon officials announced Thursday a new title sponsor partnership with the Guthrie Clinic.  Guthrie has sponsored the medical tent at the finish line in past years, and officials said they felt it was time to take it step further.  The deal is for five years.  Registration for the 2018 Marathon, Half-Marathon, and Corelle 5k opens today.



Pistol Permit Recert. Reminder:


Steuben County Clerk Judy Hunter reminds all pistol permit holders again that SAFE Act recertification forms are available online at https://troopers.ny.gov/firearms/ or at any New York State Police Station.  Every pistol holder whose license was issued prior to January 15th, 2013 must recertify by January 31st.  Failure to do so results in license revocation and surrender of weapons.



Big Flats Tops Employee Wins “Best Grocery Bagger” Title in NYS:


A grocery bagger at Tops in Big Flats has earned the title of “Best Grocery Bagger” in New York State, following a state-wide bagging competition.  Sabrina Martone now moves on to another competition in Las Vegas that will include the best baggers from across the country.  If she wins there, not only will she enjoy the title of best grocery bagger in the entire United States, but it comes with a prize of $10,000.  

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