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Today's Top Stories - Friday September 13, 2019

 County Public Health Officials Urge Residents to Stop Vaping
Steuben County officials urge county residents to stop using e-cigarettes or vaping devices immediately. Public Health Director Darlene Smith cites the recent CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) report investigating 450 cases of serious respiratory illness and six deaths caused by vaping. The New York State Department of Health reports it will further investigate these products’ contents and begin to require shops that sell vaping products to post health risk warnings. If you need help quitting vaping or tobacco, Smith advises you call these hotlines:
NYSDOH’s Vaping Hotline at (888) 364-3046.

NYS Quitline: 1-800-NY-QUITS.


Bath Woman Arrested for Forging Checks
A Bath woman was arrested for larceny and other charges. Sheri L. Clark, 33, allegedly forged a check between October and November 2017 in which she allegedly took more than $30,000. She was charged Wednesday with four counts of second-degree criminal possession of a forged instrument, one count of fourth-degree grand larceny, two counts of third-degree grand larceny and one count of petit larceny. Clark was arraigned in Bath Village Court and released. She will reappear in Bath Village Court on October 9th.


Campbell Man Wanted for Probation Violation
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports David A. Robbins is wanted for violating his probation. Robbins is a 51 year old white male with blue eyes and a gray mustache. He is 5’ 10” and weighs about 175 pounds. He was convicted of unlawfully fleeing a police officer and has a last known address on 8484 Main Street in Campbell. If you know the whereabouts of Robbins, please call (607) 622-3911


Mitrano Kicks Off Campaign at Corning Radisson
Democratic Congressional candidate Tracy Mitrano officially launched her campaign last night at the Radisson Hotel in Corning. Mitrano, who ran against Tom Reed for Congress last year in 2018, has received endorsements from the Democratic committees of Steuben, Schuyler, Yates, Allegany and Chautauqua counties. For the Democratic nomination, Mitrano will run against surgeon Scott Noren, who announced his candidacy this week.


CCC Offers Free ACE Courses for High Schoolers
Corning Community College has expanded the college academic courses they offer to high schools this year through the ACE (Accelerate College Education) program and beginning this semester, these college classes offered to high school students will be tuition-free. New York State’s 2019-2020 budget authorized community colleges to offer tuition-free courses with its Every Students Succeeds Act (ESSA). Students taking class in high schools, online, and as part of home school programs are eligible to register for ACE courses without tuition.


CCE Offers Sexual Harrassment Prevention Regulation Discussion
Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Southwest New York Dairy, Livestock & Field Crops Program (SWNYDLFC) is offering discussion forums to help farm owners, agricultural employers, and human resource managers better understand the new NYS Sexual Harassment Prevention Regulations going into full effect next month on October 9th. The discussion will go over the regulations and associated deadlines, resources available to farm employers, and understanding compliance for your business. The lunchtime discussion on Thursday September 26th at the Civil Defense Center in Bath from 11am to 1pm will include a light lunch and handouts.The discussion is intended for employers and HR managers – not a training for employees. The class is $10 per person and you must RSVP by September 25th at 5pm. RSVP by  calling Katelyn at 716-640-0522 or emailing kaw249@cornell.edu

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