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Painted Post Daycare Worker Charged with Sexual Abuse:


A worker at a daycare center in Painted Post has been charged with sexual abuse of a child.  36-year-old Seth McGannon of Painted Post is facing of two counts of sexual abuse and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child stemming from an incident that allegedly occurred in November.  McGannon is associated with the Erwin Child and Family Center.  The Center has not commented on McGannon’s current employment status.



Forgery and Criminal Mischief Charges for Corning Man:


A Corning man is facing additional charges after he allegedly attempted to enter the Steuben County Jail with a forged document.  24-year-old Forrest Smith is accused of presenting the fake document to jail personnel while entering the jail on an unrelated charge in an attempt to gain contraband.  He was charged with forgery in the second.  Smith was also arrested on Saturday for the crime of criminal mischief in the third for allegedly damaging the property of another, and that the damage was in excess of $250 value.  He was arraigned and sent back to the county jail without bail. 



Corning Man Arrested for Violation of Probation:


A Corning man has been arrested on a violation of probation warrant issued by the Village of Bath Court.  It’s alleged that 64-year-old Jonny Richardson violated the terms and conditions of his probation on a felony driving while ability impaired by drugs conviction.  He was arraigned and was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.



Sitel to Lay of 71:


The Sitel plant in Painted Post has announced that it will be laying off 71 employees this May.  The company said the layoffs are due to the unplanned departure of a customer.  The affected workers are not represented by a union.



New Hornell Office for Assemblyman Errigo:


Constituents of Assemblyman Joe Errigo (R, Coneus) will soon have another way to get in contact with their representative.  Monday, Errigo announced the opening of a new satellite office on the third floor of Hornell City Hall.  It will officially open on February 22nd and will be open every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 2 to 4 p.m. 



Bath Vol. Fire Dept. Names Firefighter/Firefly of the Year:


On Saturday, the Bath Volunteer Fire Department held their annual awards banquet where their Firefighter, Firefly, and Junior Fighter of the year were announced.  Firefighter of the Year was presented to Brent Hockaday; Tiffany Walruth was named Firefly of the Year; and Junior Fighter went to Blake Jackson.  Speaking at the event, Mayor Bill von Hagn expressed his gratitude and the appreciation of the village board to all the members of the department for their time and dedication.  The department ran 387 calls in 2017.



Congressman Reed Holds Annual Valentines for Vets:


Monday morning, Congressman Tom Reed held his annual Valentines for Vets at the Bath V.A.  During the event, Reed handed out Valentine’s cards handmade by local students and he met with veterans to express his gratitude for their service.  Therapy dogs also visited with residents, providing their special brand of comfort and affection.



Applications Open for Italian-American Legislators Scholarship:


Applications are open for Assemblyman Phil Palmesano’s and the Conference of Italian-American State Legislators’ scholarship program.  Four scholarships of $3,000 will be awarded: two for academic achievement, and two athletic scholarships.  The deadline to apply is Monday, April 2nd.  Students in the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes can apply by contacting Palmesano’s office at (607) 776-9691.



National Salute to Veterans Week Concert at Bath V.A.:


As a part of National Salute to Veterans Week, the Fabulous Sgro Brothers will perform at the Bath V.A.  The concert will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday and it is open to the public.  The Sgro Brothers have performed with stars such as Tony Bennett, the Four Lads, Don Cornell, and Frank Sinatra.  

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