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Today's Top Stories - Thursday, June 14th

Police Investigating Dogs Abandoned at Walmart:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office is investigating who abandoned two dogs outside of the Walmart store in Painted Post.  According to store employees, the dogs were found Tuesday afternoon tied up behind the store with their crates nearby.  They did not have any food or water.  Rescue advocates remind residents that there are options available if they are unable to care for a pet.  Anyone who recognizes the dogs or who might have information regarding the case, are asked to contact the Sheriff’s Office.




Former Phillips Lighting Plant Price Dropped:


The asking price of the former Phillips Lighting Plant in Bath has been dropped by a half a million dollars, from $3.95 to $3.45 million.  The property broker, Pyramid Brokerage, posted the new listing price on Twitter Wednesday.  The facility closed in early 2014 and has been on the market for just under a year, following a lengthy site cleanup. 



2018 Steuben Co. Property Auction Listings Now on Co. Website:


Some 71 properties will be auctioned off in the 2018 Steuben County Delinquent Real Property Tax Auction, which is set for 10 a.m. July 13th at the Campbell-Savona High School.  The tax sale is being held at the Campbell location this year due to extensive renovations at the usual sale site in Bath.  The properties are listed on the county website at https://www.steubencony.org, with the final listings to be determined July 10th by the county Legislature’s Finance Committee. 



Area Residents Asked to Take Health Survey:


The health departments of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, and Yates counties, alongside Common Ground Health, are asking area residents to fill out a health survey that is available online at https://www.myhealthstory2018.com/.  Survey results will be used in a series of studies on health equity in the Finger Lakes region and will help county health departments develop strategies for addressing public health priorities, such as reducing tobacco use, improving nutrition, and encouraging active living.  The survey can be taken anonymously, or respondents can choose to enter their name and email for a chance to win a $500 gift card from Common Ground Health to a local grocery store or gas station.



Work on I-86 in Bath Next Week:


Work will begin on a stretch of I-86 in the Town of Bath next week.  Bridge maintenance is set to begin Monday, June 18th on I-86 eastbound and westbound over State Route 54.  While the work is being done, traffic will be maintained with a right lane closure in each direction.  It will also include an onsite pedestrian detour. 



Program on Seniors’ Rights Set for June 20th:


A free public presentation on the rights of senior citizens is set for 9:30 to 11:45 a.m. June 20th at Lakeview Apartments in Bath.  Presenters include representatives from the Steuben County’s Office for the Aging, Department of Social Services Adult Protective Services and Sheriff, as well as Legal Assistance of Western NY, Lifespan’s Elder Abuse Prevention Program, and a local nursing facility.



Bath Rotary Awards Annual Scholarships:


Area high school students poised to graduate and pursue college degrees received extra support from the Bath Rotary Club with the award of annual scholarships sponsored by the club and families of former Rotarians.  A special awards luncheon on May 24th was hosted by club members at the Bath Presbyterian Church fellowship hall to honor the students and their families.  The scholarships include the Frank E. Nicklaus Scholarship, Ted Markham Memorial Scholarship, Bath Rotary Club Scholarship, and Bath Rotary Interact Scholarship.  The students chosen to receive awards attend Haverling, Hammondsport, Campbell-Savona, and Prattsburgh.


Frank E. Nicklaus Scholarship – Kyra Baker of Haverling, Mackenzie Lynk of Prattsburgh, and Lauren Robbins of Prattsburgh.


Ted Markham Memorial Scholarship – Shelby Hammond of Haverling, and Mackenzie Lynk of Prattsburgh.


Bath Interact Scholarship – Morgan Hess of Haverling and Kyra Baker of Haverling.


Bath Rotary Club Scholarship – Rachael Derby of Hammondsport, Jenna Pinckney of Prattsburgh, Anna Vogel of Hammondsport, and Katelyn Page of Campbell-Savona.

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