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Wineglass Marathon 2018:


Nearly 3000 runners hit local streets Sunday for the 37th Annual Wineglass Marathon, starting in Bath and working their way to the finish line in Corning.  Coming in first for men was Trevor VanAckeren of Pennsylvania.  For the women, it was Brianna Deming of New Jersey.  Both were first-time winners.  All finishers of the race received a hand-crafted glass medal.



New Credit Union Headquarters to Build on Former Corning Hospital Site:


The new headquarters for First Heritage Credit Union will be built in Corning, according to the Corning Leader.  The paper reports that work is underway at the former site of the old Corning Hospital, which will also be home to two new apartment complexes, and the new headquarters is expected to be completed by 2020.  The apartment buildings are set to be complete by next fall.



Proposed Bill Would Help Communities Hit by Natural Disasters:


Congressman Tom Reed has introduced legislation that would help disaster prone areas in the Finger Lakes and Southern Tier.  The Disaster Savings and Resilient Construction Act would provide a tax credit to homeowners or building owners who use resilient construction techniques when building and renovating homes and commercial structures in federally declared disaster areas.  Reed says the bill will help save money, reduce destruction, and prevent the loss of lives.



Facebook Security Breach:


Millions of Facebook users were logged out of the site recently after the company was hit by hackers that gained access to 50 million accounts.  According to Facebook, the attackers gained the ability to “seize control” of those accounts by stealing digital keys the company uses to keep users logged in.  The company says it has fixed the bugs that the hackers exploited and logged out the breached users – as well as another 40 million users who were vulnerable to the attack – in order to reset those digital keys.  Users don’t need to change their Facebook passwords.  At this time, Facebook said it doesn’t know who was behind the attacks.



Steuben OFA Looks for Ongoing Interest at New Cohocton Dinner Club:


The new Steuben County Office for the Aging Senior Dinner Club at the First Presbyterian Church in Cohocton is set for noon October 18th, with organizers looking for ongoing interest before making the club a regular event.  The new dining club is one of several dinner clubs located throughout Steuben, and funded by federal, state, and local funds.  Studies show the dinner clubs help seniors achieve the critical keys of healthy living and socialization.  Reservations are required by calling (607) 776-4310.



Steuben History Week Starts Today:


The first Steuben County History Week begins today at the VFW in Bath, bringing an opportunity for students from area schools to learn what life was like at a time when their great-grandparents were children.  Exhibits will show the history of World War I – which marks the 100th anniversary of the war-ending Treaty of Versailles November 11th – and World War II.  The free week-long celebration will be capped off with a 3 p.m. presentation October 7th by Kirk House followed by a “USO”-styled concert at Haverling High School.  School tours are available by appointment from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday.  The public is invited from 2 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

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