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Today's Top Stories - Saturday April 7th, 2018

Planning Board Meeting to Discuss Corning -Guthrie Medical Offices
Corning-Guthrie hospital has proposed to construct medical offices on Guthrie Drive. On Tuesday, the public can weigh in. The Town of Corning Planning Board has scheduled a public hearing for April 10
th at 4:30 p.m. at the town hall. The final conditional use permit will be reviewed.


Office for the Aging to Hold Medicare Seminars
The first in a series of free seminars on Medicare is slated for this month. It’s sponsored by the Steuben County Office for the Aging. The public seminars will provide information on basic Medicare, Medicare-related health insurance, prescription plans and low income subsidies. The information is tailored for people becoming Medicare eligible, or those with general questions about their current coverage and options. The programs will be held April 18
th at 10 a.m. on the 3rd floor of the county office building and April 19th at 1:30 at the Hornell Senior Center, 20 Broadway Mall. A third will be conducted April 24th at 10 at the Corning Senior Center. So make a reservation, call the Steuben County Office for the Aging.


Canisteo Man Arrested for Burglarly
State police this week arrested 28-year-old Dylan Hall of Canisteo.  He was charged with a felony crime after he allegedly burglarized an Avoca home. He was detained on bail.


Woodhull Woman Arrested on Multiple Charges After Forging Checks
State police report the arrest of a 20-year old Woodhull woman after an investigation into a complaint regarding suspicious activity on the bank account of an elderly subject. Haley Heigel was charged with four counts of forgery in the 2nd degree, a class “E” Felony for cashing four seperate forged checks at a local bank in Steuben County between January 10 and January 31, 2018. Unauthorized purchases were also made between February 8th through February 13th by Heigel on a debit card owned by the same subject. Heigel was arraigned for the forgery counts at the Town of Bath Court, remanded to Steuben County Jail on bail and rescheduled to appear in Town of Bath Court at a later date.

Finger Lakes Forest Officials Prescribing Fires Soon
This week Finger Lakes National Forest Officials announced they will be using prescribed fires to prevent forest wildfires. Local fire departments plan to treat from 200 to 600 acres in the forest to remove heavy amounts of brush and grass. The prescribed fires will begin soon in a couple of weeks and should not continue for more than six weeks. The anticipated affect to local residents is minimal with smoke possibly being seen and smelled. If burns can’t be completed, the forest service will postpone the fires for the fall.

Allard Warns of "Apple Pay" Phone Scam
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard is warning residents about a new phone scam that has been reported. The scam is a phone call from the area codes 225 and 515 and what is supposed to be “Apple Pay”. If you get a call claiming to be from “Apple Pay” with these area codes, don’t answer the phone or respond with any personal or financial information to this request and please do report it to the FBI or local Steuben County Sheriff’s Office.

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