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2 Children Arrested in Avoca Burglary:


Two young children were arrested following a burglary in progress call in the village of Avoca. Bath-based troopers said they arrested boys, ages 10 and 12. They were both charged with four felonies to include first-degree reckless endangerment, residential burglary armed with an explosive or deadly weapon, second-degree criminal mischief and criminal possession of a loaded firearm. They were released on appearance tickets.



Multimillion Dollar Renovations Planned for Steuben Co. Offices:


The Steuben County Office Building in Bath will see some much-needed TLC to its courtroom facility in the near future via a multimillion-dollar project that includes major renovations such as additional courtrooms, hearing rooms, waiting areas for the public, and renovated space for the court administration staff.  The project was prompted by a notification by the state Office of Court Administration roughly two years ago that found the county courtroom facility did not meet state standards.  County Manger Jack Wheeler told WENY that the project could cost between $7 and $11 million, and it will go up for bid in early 2020 with an estimated completion date of 2023. 



Travel Advisory – I-86 over C.R. 333 in Campbell:


Work is expected to begin Friday on a bridge joint replacement project on Interstate Highway 86, eastbound over County Route 333.  According to the New York State Department of Transportation, one lane of traffic will be maintained during work.  The project is anticipated to last two weeks, weather permitting.  Motorists may encounter flaggers, lane closures, and could experience travel delays.    



Steuben COs Recognized:


Three Steuben County corrections officers were recognized Monday by the county Legislature’s Public Safety and Corrections Committee for their recent life-saving efforts.  County Sheriff Jim Allard said on May 19th officers Branden Erskine and Joshua Turner, and Sgt. Donald Strittmatter assessed an unidentified inmate’s life-threatening situation and acted as a team to save the individual’s life.  Allard said their actions are representative of the core values of the Sheriff’s Office – professionalism, integrity, leadership and service.



2 Steuben Co. Residents Recognized as Part of “Older NYers’ Day”:


Two Steuben County residents were recognized May 21st at the New York State Office for the Aging’s “Older New Yorkers’ Day” Celebration at the Egg Center in Albany.  The annual event recognizes the achievements of two volunteers in each of the 59 area “Agencies on Aging” overseen by NYSOFA.  A retired nurse, Nancy Snyder was recognized for 39 years of service with the Pulteney Volunteer Ambulance as an emergency medical technician and trainer.  Susan Arthur of Bath, a retired teacher, was recognized for her volunteer work with the Finger Lakes SPCA and at Ira Davenport Hospital.

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