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18-year-old Arrested for Attempted Break-in, Threatening Employees:


Corning police arrested an 18-year-old Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to break into a business and threatened employees with a weapon.  Police say Kyle Horton was told on Monday to stay away from the business on West Market Street, but he returned on Tuesday armed with a knife with the alleged intent to attack the employees.  He’s been charged with attempted burglary, criminal possession of a weapon, and menacing.  He has been sent to the Steuben County Jail.



Bath Man Accused of Violating Parole, Lying to D.S.S.:


33-year-old Michael Parkinson of Bath has been arrested by Steuben County Sheriff’s deputies on charges of offering a false instrument and violation of parole.  It’s alleged that Parkinson offered a written instrument to the Steuben County Department of Social Services knowing it contained false information.  As Parkinson is on parole, the felony charge of offering a false instrument alleges that he violated a condition of his parole.  He was subsequently arrested on a parole warrant.  He is currently being held without bail in the Steuben County Jail.



Cohocton Woman Found Unresponsive, Charged with Endangering Child:


A Cohocton woman is facing a charge of endangering the welfare of a child after she was found unresponsive by State Police.  According to troopers, they responded to a residence in Cohocton in an attempt to locate a subject wanted on a warrant and found 48-year-old Tracy Taber unresponsive and a 7-year-old child.  Their investigation alleges that Taber’s condition was a direct result of her own conduct, and as a result, she was unable to provide proper supervision of the child.  She was arraigned and released on her own recognizance. 



Tony Stewart, Ward Family Reach Confidential Settlement:


The terms of the settlement reached in the wrongful death suit between the family of Kevin Ward Jr. and Tony Stewart will remain confidential.  A hearing was set for today to have the settlement discussed “on the record,” but both parties filed a motion asking the court to vacate it, saying it would have resulted in “inconvenience and significant costs.”  The settlement will be handled through Surrogate’s Court.  Ward was killed at the Canandaigua Motorsports Park in 2014 when he was struck by Stewart’s car.



Scores Attend Emergency Drill at Bath-Haverling:


Scores of volunteers participated Tuesday in the Steuben County Public Health Department’s emergency preparedness drill at the Haverling High School gymnasium in Bath.  Volunteers from medical and emergency response agencies treated volunteer “patients” during the two-hour drill, which tested the county’s ability to effectively handle a mass crisis in terms of staffing, volunteers, location, and public awareness efforts.  The pretend crisis Tuesday focused on response to a potential outbreak of Hepatitis A, as directed by the New York State Department of Health.  Anyone interested in joining the ServSTEUBEN MRC volunteer system can register at https://apps.health.ny.gov/pub/servny/ or can call Public Health at (607) 664-2438.



Steuben OFA’s Ramp Guys Receive State Award:


A highly successful program that gives elderly residents in Steuben County more freedom to travel outside their homes has been selected by the Association on Aging in NY to receive the 2018 Volunteer Innovation Award.  The “Ramp Program” will be awarded at a ceremony on May 22nd, and “lead” ramp guy Glenn Davis will also receive recognition for his individual efforts.  Launched in 1998, the “Ramp Guys” have constructed more than 470 handicap-accessible ramps for low-and-moderate-income individuals having trouble coming and going from their homes. 

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