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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, January 3rd

Flooding in Corning After Water Main Break:


Several streets in Corning were flooded Tuesday night after a water main broke on East First Street.  Corning Police and Fire were called to the scene just after 8 p.m. and several surrounding streets, including part of Denison Parkway, were closed down.  Crews were on scene throughout the night, but at this time there has been no word as to when the issue will be resolved.



St. James Mercy Restricting Visitors Due to Flu Spike:


An increase in the number of flu cases has prompted St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell to institute restrictions on visitors.  Starting today no more than two people can visit a patient at one time and no one under the age of 14 will be allowed in the hospital.  Anyone with symptoms of fever, cough, body aches or a sore throat will not be allowed in the hospital until they have been symptom-free for 24-hours.



Steuben Co. Jail Inmate Charged with Another Offense:


An inmate at the Steuben County Jail has been arrested on another offense.  37-year-old Michael Ellis allegedly violated a stay away order of protection by sending the protected party letters from the jail.  He was charged with criminal contempt and sent back to the jail on $1,000 cash bail.



Violation of Probation Arrest:


A Bath woman has been arrested on a violation of probation warrant.  34-year-old Tonya Bennett was previously convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance and allegedly violated the terms and conditions of her probation.  She was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.



Steuben Co. Board Re-elects Hauryski Chair:


With unanimous support from his fellow legislators, Steuben County Legislature Chairman Joe Hauryski was sworn in Monday.  He said his goals for 2018 include completion of the office building and records storage project, work on accommodating state-mandated changes in the judicial system, and expanding shared services for assessments in order to make them more uniform and efficient.  Hauryski also said that this will be his final term as chairman.  He will not seek a fourth term in 2019.



Palmesano Grant Provides for Shared County Services:


A $100,000 state grant, facilitated by state Assemblyman Phil Palmesano has allowed the Steuben County Public Works Department and the county Soil and Water Conservation District to join together to purchase a mini track excavator.  This piece of equipment will allow the agencies to complete many projects, including erosion control and streambank stabilization.



Arnot Mall Hallmark Store to Close:


In a post on Facebook, it’s been announced that the Hallmark Shop at the Arnot Mall will be closing.  Details, including closing date, were not disclosed, but the post did thank the store’s loyal customers.  

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