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Today's Top Stories - Friday, April 5th

Steuben Deputies Help Woman in Crisis:


The Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies responded to Seneca Road in North Hornell Thursday on a report of a woman holding a knife to her throat in a public place.  The woman was threatening to harm herself.  A member of the Steuben County Crisis Negotiation team arrived and the woman was disarmed and taken into custody without injury to herself or others.  She was transported for emergency mental health treatment.



Corning Inc. to Build First Solar Array at Oneonta Plant:


Corning Incorporated announced Thursday that will support its commitment to clean energy by entering into a solar-power purchase agreement and building its first solar array in New York State.  The ground-mounted solar array will be built at the Corning Life Sciences (CLS) facility in Oneonta and it will be Corning’s 11th worldwide.  It’s expected to be completed by this summer.  It will be owned by Kendall Sustainable Infrastructure, and the energy generated by it will go directly into the New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG) grid and be distributed to consumers, thereby helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.



Pinwheel Campaign Kicks Off Steuben Prevent Child Abuse Month:


Launching the seventh annual Pinwheels and Promises campaign Wednesday, the Steuben County Legislature and related agencies renewed their efforts to keep children in Steuben safe.  Sponsored by Prevent Child Abuse Steuben, residents are encouraged to post Pinwheels and Promises signs in their yards, and display pinwheels in a prominent place.  Events are planned throughout the month, including: “Wear Blue Day” on every Friday throughout the month and “Strategies for You and Your Community,” sponsored by the Bath Area Family Resource Center at the Vernon E. Wightman Primary School in Bath on Fridays throughout the month; Pinwheels and Promises at 6 p.m. on April 13th at the Hornell Area Concern for Youth; the Prevent Child Abuse Steuben monthly meeting at 10 a.m. on April 16th at the County Office Building; the Annual Child Abuse Prevention Award at 10 a.m. on April 22nd at the Steuben County Office Building; and Safe Harbour Awareness Training at 9 a.m. on April 24th at the Steuben County Office Building Annex.



New DSS Program for Seniors Delayed Until January:


The new Steuben County Department of Social Services program helping residents make the transition between nursing homes and a home, which was expected to begin this month, has been delayed by the state until January 2020.  Residents will be notified when the program starts up.



Baskin Robbins Coming to Big Flats:


Area residents will soon be able to enjoy one of summer’s most popular treats at a new location in Big Flats.  At the former Orange Leaf building on Chambers Road, which has been closed since 2017, signs have appeared announcing that a Baskin Robbins is coming soon.  It’s unknown at this time when exactly the new shop will be up and running.  

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