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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday July 25, 2018

Three Hospitalized in I-86 Truck Accident
A truck accident on I-86 in Corning left a driver remaining in Robert Packer Hospital at press time while two others were released and treated. According to Sheriff Jim Allard, the truck was driving at a speed too fast for the rain, turning it over and causing a crash between exits 44 and 46. Traffic was redirected through the town of Corning for a short time following the crash.

TTA Systems Receives Grant from NYSHCR
TTA Systems LLC in Hornell will be supported by a grant to upgrade assembly of high-speed rail car trucks, creating more jobs in the community. New York State Homes and Community Renewal announced they will be issuing a $400,000 grant supporting TTA Systems to make railcar equipment. The grant is expected to make 30 new jobs within the company. Commissioner of New York State Homes and Community Renewal RuthAnne Visnauskas says the investment will “continue the growth of train manufacturing in Hornell.”

Campbell-Savona District Seeking Bus Drivers
Recruitment days for the Campbell-Savona school district bus drivers began yesterday and will continue every Tuesday morning beginning at 9:30 until 11:30 at 8242 State Route 415 at the district bus garage. Trainers will answer any questions for recruits, walk them through and let them sit behind the wheel of the bus. No prior experience is necessary and those who do not have their Commercial Driver’s License, Class B needed to drive the bus will be offered free training by the district to earn the CDL. New hires will also be offered other incentives.


Corning Woman Charged With Endangering Welfare of a Child
A Corning woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child after allegedly leaving her 11-month old child home alone for several hours while away at bars. After a car she was a passenger in was pulled over for a traffic infraction, Catlynn Empson was taken home to check on her child by police officers. Empson allegedly tried to deceive them and attempted to grab one officer to prevent him from checking on the sleeping child. The driver of the vehicle was charged with driving with a blood alcohol content level of at least .18% while Empson faces additional charges of unlawful possession of marijuana and obstructing governmental administration.


Corning Incorporated Announces Sitel Layoffs
Following a business decision, Sitel of Corning will be terminating the employment of its workers in a few months. The call center will be exiting the Corning market following the announcement of its owner, Corning Incorporated, that it will not renew its property lease on 101 Canada Road that opened a decade ago in 2008. Sitel’s Human Resources department gave 184 employees letters laying them off and explaining that their positions will be terminated in October due to a business decision. Corning Inc. says it is weighing out options in deciding whether or not to use the Canada Road property for company purposes.


Steuben County Jail Inmate from Elmira Arrested for Assault
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Steuben County Jail inmate for assault in the second degree, a class D Felony, following a physical altercation at the jail. Deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Scott C. Washington from Elmira after he allegedly assaulted another inmate by intentionally striking him, rendering him unconscious and causing serious physical injury. Mr. Washington faced arraignment in the Town of Avoca Court and was returned to the Steuben County Jail without bail. He will appear in the Town of Bath Court on a later date.

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