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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday September 4, 2019

Identity of Sunday Crash Victim Released
The identity of the person killed in Sunday’s car crash near North Corning has been revealed.State Police say that 29-year-old Adam Shattuck of Beaver Dams was the man killed in the accident on the intersection of Mormon Hollow Drive and State Route 414. Police say his Chevy Malibu hatchback went off the road but are still determining how or why it did. The identity and condition of Shattuck’s injured passenger has not yet been released.


DEC Forest Rangers and ECO Positions Open for Hire
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos encourages those interested in becoming a Forest Ranger or Environmental Conservation Police Officer (ECO) to apply for civil service exams which are required for the job. Saggos says about the DEC positions “We encourage anyone interested in joining our ranks of admirable professionals to sign up for the exams today.” Civil Service exams will be held the weekend of October 19th. Applications will be accepted until tomorrow. A description of qualifications, salary, application procedures and more is available online at the New York State Department of Civil Service exam announcements web pages for Forest Rangers and Environmental Conservation Police Officers.


Cuomo Signs Football Concussion Information Bill
Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill yesterday that aims to make it easier to inform parents about concussions while their child plays tackle football. The law requires all tackle football programs in New York must provide parents or guardians of participating children with informational pamphlets about concussions. Cuomo said "Parents should have the facts when it comes to the well-being of their children and access to this information will help with decision-making and encourage best practices on the field." The new legislation applies to programs that hold practices, games and activity where children play tackle football that is organized by leagues, school or any adult-run organization. These required brochures on concussions and sub-concussive blows must be accessible and free on the organization’s website.


Hammondsport Man Arrested for Breaking Order of Protection
A Hammondsport man was arrested for allegedly violating a duly served Order of Protection issued on August 26th. Todd J. Morgan, age 37, of Lake Street, was charged August 27th with domestic violence/ aggravated assault, second-degree menacing, fourth-degree criminal mischief and resisting arrest. Morgan allegedly injured a member of his family or household, damaged property and resisted his lawful arrest. Morgan was charged with second-degree criminal contempt for breaking the Order of Protection. He was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court and sent to the Steuben County Jail on $2,000 cash bail.


OFA Forum Set for September 19th
This year’s annual Office of the Aging Forum will take place September 19th at the First Presbyterian Church on Pulteney Square in Bath. The forum begins at 8:30am with a continental breakfast and continues with attendees being able to choose two free workshops and attend a hearing on the county’s 2020 aging services implementation plan. There will be a luncheon served by ProAction of Steuben and Yates , with donations requested. Parking lot attendees will be available to assist participants. Anyone interested in the forum can pre register by calling the Office of the Aging at (607) 664-2298 or by visiting: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-senior-forum-tickets-66572703749 


Historical Society Announces Trail Presentation
Steuben Historical Society announced a presentation on the thousand-mile trail system hosted by Laurie Ondrejka. The presentation is this Friday September 6th at 4pm. It will be at the Bath Fire Hall on 50 East Morris Street and will focus on the Finger Lakes Trail that runs across the Steuben County, beginning in North Hornell and ending near Bradford. Nearly all trails are on private land, created and maintained by trail volunteers.


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