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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday, November 14th

Winter Storm Watch:


The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch effective 10 a.m. Thursday morning through 1 p.m. Friday for Steuben, Seneca, Schuyler, Chemung, Tompkins, Yates, Cortland, and Tioga Counties, as well as Bradford County in Pennsylvania.  Heavy snow is possible with potential accumulations of as much as 7 or 8 inches.  Travel could be very difficult with hazardous conditions impacting morning or evening commutes. 



3 Arrested in Connection with Home Invasion Robbery:


The Village of Bath Police Department reports the arrest of three people following a home invasion robbery in October.  32-year-old Natasha Krisher of Cohocton and 28-year-old Christopher Sodeman of Belfast are both charged with robbery in the second and have been sent to the Steuben County Jail on $10,000 cash bail.  29-year-old Justin Synder of Bath was charged with tampering with physical evidence and conspiracy.  He was issued appearance tickets.  Additionally, Sodeman was charged with criminal possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of marihuana and was issued an appearance ticket on those charges.  The Bath P.D. says more suspects are at large and more information will be released soon.



Hartsville Woman Accused of Welfare Fraud:


A Hartsville woman has been arrested following an investigation by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office into welfare fraud.  30-year-old Tiffany Woodman is accused of failing to report income as required while receiving benefits from the Steuben County Department of Social Services and as a result received benefits she was not entitled too in the amount of $4,658.  She has been charged with offering a false instrument for filing, grand larceny, and criminal possession of a forged instrument.  She was arraigned and released on her own recognizance.



Hport Man Injured in 2-car Accident:


A Hammondsport man was injured in a two-car accident Sunday night on State Route 54 in the Town of Jerusalem.  Dean Gregoire was reportedly traveling south when he crossed the center line and struck a car being operated by Charles Darrin of Prattsburgh.  Gregoire was taken to Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan for head, back, and leg pain.  Darrin was injured.  Additionally, Gregorie was ticketed for failure to keep right and moving from lane unsafely.



Canaseraga/Arkport Merger Vote Fails:


The latest effort to merge the Canaseraga and Arkport school districts has failed.  In a vote held Tuesday, while 65 percent of Arkport voters approved, Canaseraga voters rejected the proposal 285 to 193 – a margin of 59.6 percent.  Arkport has seen enrollment decrease by more than 11 percent since 2012, while Canaseraga’s has dropped by approximately 4 percent.  Both districts released statements thanking voters for taking the time to make their voices heard. 



Public Greenwood Road Project Meeting Tuesday:


There will be a public meeting Tuesday, November 20th hosted by the New York State Department of Transportation regarding work projects in the hamlet of Greenwood.  One project is the replacement of the State Route 248 bridge over Bennett’s Creek, while another would see a small culvert near the intersection of State Route 248 and Van Sickle Road replaced.  The meeting starts at 6 p.m. with a more formal public hearing at 7 p.m.  Residents are encouraged to attend.



Nasser Civic Center Looks to Reopen Before Winter Season:


One of the winter season’s most popular activities is expected to return to the City of Corning before the end of this month.  The Nasser Civic Center Ice Rink is in the final stretch of construction and, according to officials, on pace to be complete just in time for the winter season.  The rink has been closed since March.

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