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Painted Post Woman Charged in Fatal Bath Accident:


A Painted Post woman has been charged in the fatal car-pedestrian accident in the Town of Bath on Route 415 Friday afternoon.  The Hornell Evening Tribune reports that 45-year-old Tonia Smith has been charged with vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.  The identity of the victim has not been released.  Smith is being held in the Steuben County Jail on $25,000 bail.



Canisteo Man Charged in Hornell Burglary:


A Canisteo man has been charged in connection with a burglary in Hornell.  23-year-old Gary Mullen allegedly entered a house on South Division Street and stole property valued over $1,000, including a firearm.  He was arrested in Rochester and was taken back to Hornell to face burglary and grand larceny charges.



3 Arrested on Drug Charges in Hornell:


Three people have been arrested on drug charges following an investigation by Hornell Police into the selling of street narcotics.  During the search of a residence on Bostwick Place, police say they seized a quantity of heroin and methamphetamine for street sale along with packaging material, scales, and needles.  Arrested were: 36-year-old Leo Preston for criminal possession of a controlled substance, criminal nuisance, criminal use of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a hypodermic instrument; 34-year-old Patrick Adams for criminal possession of a controlled substance and criminally using drug paraphernalia; and 41-year-old Jacob Eyabroat for criminal possession of a controlled substance.



Arkport Business Struck by Vehicle:


Firefighters were dispatched to Main Street in Arkport on Friday after a truck hit, and became lodged in, the store front of Schultheis Sporting Goods.  The driver of the vehicle was reportedly making a left-hand turn onto Main Street and failed to make the 90-degree corner.  No injuries were reported.  Whether or not the driver has been charged has not been announced.  The store was able to open for the weekend.



Corning Flushing Hydrants:


The City of Corning will be flushing hydrants beginning today through Friday, May 10th.  Flushing will take place between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.  Customers may notice low water pressure and see discolored water.  Discolored water will not affect your health, but could damage clothes.  Flushings will take place at the following locations on the following days: today – Pine St. West to City line; May 7th – Pine St. East to City line; May 8th – Houghton Plot to Bridge St.; May 9th – Bridge St. to Reynolds Ave., including W. William and Hillvue Ave.; May 10th – Reynolds Ave. to City line, including areas above the railroad tracks.



Students Look at Ways to Improve Steuben:


Fourteen Steuben County high school students took their seats last week in the county Legislature’s chambers for the county’s biannual Youth in Government Simulated Legislative Session.  The students met on Wednesday to propose and vote on resolutions they drew up after spending a semester meeting with legislators and department heads to learn more about Steuben’s operations.  Some of the students’ resolutions were: bringing a youth center to central Steuben County; furthering tourism through an environmentally friendly bike share program; imposing a sales tax on vaping products sold in Steuben County; and increasing rental tax to assist in providing maintenance for county roads; among others.  The twice-yearly high school program has been offered to high school juniors and seniors by the county for more than 30 years.

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