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Today's Top Stories - Friday May 18, 2018

Millport Woman Arrested for SNAP Fraud
A 28-year old Millport woman is behind bars following an arrest for one count of Misuse of Food Stamps and one count of Offering a False Instrument for Filing. According to the Steuben County Sheriff's Office, Ashley Brown used over $400 in SNAP benefits she was not eligible for when she used another person’s state SNAP benefit card. Brown is also alleged to have completed an application online for benefits using false information for another person while they were an inmate at the Steuben County Jail. Brown will reappear in the Village of Bath Court at a later date.

Victim Identified in Cameron Crash
Yesterday’s fatal car crash in Cameron now has an identity for the victim.  Michael D. Russell of Canisteo, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident at the County Route 119 and Angel Road intersection in the Town of Cameron. The single car crash was caused when fellow Canisteo motorist Nance Herbert failed to negotiate a curve, hitting Russell’s vehicle and rolling it off the road. An investigation into the accident continues.

Bath Village Public Hearing Set for May 30
The Village of Bath has scheduled a public hearing for later this month to address two issues. The village board will accept hearing public comments on the Village of Bath’s community development needs, and to discuss the possible submission of the Village’s proposed Water System Study Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) applications for the 2018 program year. The 4 p.m. hearing will be held at the Municipal Building on May 30th. Written comments can also be submitted to the village clerk until May 30th.

Hornell Humane Society No Longer Performs Animal Control
The Hornell Area Humane Society announced on Facebook Wednesday of this week that, effective immediately, it will no longer be performing Animal Control duties within city limits due to lack of funding. The post was critical of the mayor, claiming Buckley attempted to cut the agency’s funding by 77%. Mayor Buckley immediately responded, saying he was disappointed the nonprofit’s refusal to negotiate. The Mayor also said that he was also deeply disappointed in the agency representatives’ behavior at a meeting on Tuesday. Buckley said the city was paying the Humane Society too much.

NYSLA Lumberjack Festival Tomorrow at Fairgrounds

It’s been over a decade since Bath has begun hosting the NYSLA Lumberjack Festival, but this year there will be a change from the usual Pulteney Park location. The Lumberjack Festival will start 9am tomorrow morning at the Steuben County Fairgrounds. Lumberjacks and lumberjills attend every year to ring in the competition season and last year several world records were broken. The festival this year will also include a vintage car and motorcycle show beginning at 9am and ending at noon while several kid-friendly activities like a petting zoo, bubble station, bounce house, tree-themed art project and other fun festivities will be available to enjoy.

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