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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, January 2nd

Penn Yan Bar Owner Charged with Sex Assault, Bar License Suspended:


Following charges against its owner, Lloyd’s Limited Pub in Penn Yan has had its license suspended.  The State Liquor Authority issued an emergency license suspension for the establishment, citing four violations: selling to a minor, improper conduct, disorderly premises and failure to exercise adequate supervision.  No alcohol may be sold or consumed at the bar.  Owner Robert Champlin turned himself into authorities on Thursday, pleading not guilty to charges in connection with two alleged sexual assaults that occurred inside the pub late Christmas Eve and early Christmas morning.  One of the incidents was recorded and the video was put on social media.  Champlin was sent to the Yates County Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.



Christmas Tree Pick-Up in Corning, Erwin, P-P:


The holidays now officially behind us, if you haven’t already started taking down and packing up your decorations, you likely soon will, and several area communities are ready to help.  The City of Corning begins its Christmas tree pick-up service today.  Residents must place their trees between the street curb and sidewalk between now and 6 a.m. Friday, January 19th.  The city reminds everyone to ensure that all decorations, including ornaments, tinsel, and lights are removed.  The Town of Erwin, Village of Painted Post, the Town of Big Flats, and the Village of Bath will also be offering Christmas tree disposal.  Residents should leave the trees out by the curb.  The Towns of Bath and Corning do not offer a Christmas tree removal service.



C-PP Marching Band Performs in London:


The Corning-Painted Post Marching Band kicked off 2018 in quite the fashion.  The “Hawks” Marching Band performed as part of London’s annual New Year’s Day parade, joining cheerleaders and bands from all over the globe in celebrating and performing in front of a half-million people.



Wineglass Marathon Thanks Local Non-Profits:


The annual Wineglass Marathon is about more than just running – it’s also about giving back.  Since the marathon started its donation policy in 2011, the event has donated close to $425,000 to local non-profit and civic organizations, including nearly $85,000 this year.  The Wineglass relies on the help of law enforcement agencies, fire departments, county and local DPW’s and law enforcement cyclists, to ensure runner and spectator safety.  Additionally, volunteers of all ages and backgrounds from school groups, civic organizations, and service groups share their spirit and time leading up to Wineglass weekend and throughout the entire event.  Marathon officials say that giving back to the groups that help them achieve their mission is the best part of what they do.  The 2018 Guthrie Wineglass Marathon Weekend will be Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30th



Frigid Cold Affects Pets Too:


As bitterly cold temperatures continue to linger, don’t forget to help your four-legged companions brace for the weather too.  New York State does have guidelines that pet owners must follow in order to keep animals outside in the cold.  A law passed in 2003 requires that shelter be provided that suits the animal’s breed, size, and the climate, and they must have drinking water that’s not going to be frozen.  While New York isn’t among the states that has laws limiting the time animals can be outside in the cold, pet owners should remember that just because their pets have fur doesn’t mean they’re not affected by the weather.  Frostbite is just as prevalent for animals, and they can lose ears and tails.  Extreme cold can cause seizing and even for their hearts stop.

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