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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charge:


A traffic stop in the Village of Cohocton by the New York State Police resulted in the arrest of a Rochester man on a felony drug charge.  36-year-old Jamar Wright was a passenger in the vehicle stopped on Ct. Rt. 121.  According to police Wright was found in possession of quantities of “crack” cocaine and marihuana, with the intent to sell.  He was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marihuana.  He was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.  The driver of the vehicle, 33-year-old Latasha Forman, also of Rochester, was found to be operating with a suspended driver’s license and she was issued a ticket.



Robbery at Horseheads Rite Aid Prompts Lockouts at Horseheads Schools:


A robbery at a Rite Aid in Horseheads prompted the Horseheads Central School District and Center Elementary School is put lockouts in place Tuesday as a safety precaution.  According to Horseheads police, a man reportedly jumped over the pharmacy counter at the Rite Aid on Grand Central Avenue and stole several bottles of “controlled substances.”  The man then fled west towards Elmira.  The suspect is described as a tall, thin black male with facial hair, wearing a blue hoodie, blue jeans, blue baseball cap with an American flag on the front, a white t-shirt, and black shoes.  The lockouts were later lifted from the schools and normal business resumed.  Anyone with information about the robbery should call the Horseheads Police Department at (607) 739-5669.



POW/MIA Recognition Day:


In honor of the military men and women who served their country and were held as prisoners or are still missing in action, the Bath VA Medical Center will recognize and honor them on National POW/MIA Day this Friday, September 21st.  The public is invited to attend the event which will be held in Building 92 in the Leisure Room.  It starts at 1:15 p.m.



Community Blood Drive in Memory of Trooper Clark:


There will be a community blood drive in memory of fallen NYS Trooper Nicholas Clark this Saturday in Bath.  It will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church hall at the First Presbyterian Church.  Call 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit http://www.redcrossblood.org to make an appointment.  New donors are needed.



Route Changes for 37th Annual Wineglass Marathon will Impact Local Traffic:


With the 37th Annual Guthrie Wineglass Marathon approaching, event organizers and Corning Police have released the 2018 route map through the City of Corning’s northside.  Note that certain roads will be CLOSED to traffic and parking.  To avoid significant delays and maintain a safe course for runners, residents should plan-ahead for the road closures and parking restrictions.  The following roads in the City of Corning will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 30th

  • Buffalo Street (from Reynolds Avenue to Freeman Street in the Village of Riverside) 
  • Freeman Street (from Buffalo Street in the Village of Riverside to Townsend Avenue)
  •  Townsend Avenue (from Freeman Street to Onondaga Street)
  •  Onondaga Street (from Townsend Avenue to Cutler Avenue)
  •  Cutler Avenue (from Onondaga to West Pulteney Street)
  • West William Street (from West Pulteney Street to Dunbar Street)
  •  Dunbar Street (from West William St to Hillvue Avenue)
  •  Hillvue Avenue (from Dunbar Street to Wallace Street)
  •  Wallace Street (from Hillview Ave to West William Street)
  •  West William Street (from Wallace Street to Bridge Street)
  •  Bridge Street (West William to Wegmans south entrance)


Steuben Co. Sheriff’s Office to Hold Boater Safety Course:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Navigation Unit will be instructing the NYS Boater Safety Course at the Steuben County Public Safety Building on Saturday, October 13th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Proof of age for all students attending is required.  The minimum age to attend is ten years old.  The class is limited to 30 students, so call (607) 622-3911 to confirm attendance. 

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