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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday September 18, 2019

Apple Awards $250 Million to Corning Inc.
Yesterday Apple announced it is awarding $250 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund to Corning Incorporated, which supplies precision glass for the major company’s products like iPhone, Apple Watch and iPad. In May of 2017, Apple awarded $200 million from its Advanced Manufacturing Fund. The combined investment was made to support research and development into state-of-the-art glass processes, equipment and materials integral to the delivery of next-generation consumer devices by Corning Incorporated.


Rochester Man Arrested for Bath Crack Sales
A Rochester man was arrested for allegedly selling crack cocaine in Bath. Jamar T. Smith, a current 34-year-old inmate at Orleans Correctional Facility, was arrested following an investigation in early 2019 into the sale of crack on East Steuben Street. He was charged with third-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance and third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance. Smith is currently in state prison for two counts of fifth-degree attempted possession of controlled substance.


VA Hosting POW-MIA Ceremony Friday Afternoon
The Bath Veterans Association Medical Center announced they will host a prisoner of war/ missing in action recognition ceremony at 1:15 pm this Friday September 20th in the Building 92 Leisure Room. Director of Chemung Valley Museum Bruce Whitmarsh will be guest speaker and talk about the history of the Civil War POW camp located in Elmira known as “Hellmira,” which was in operation from 1860-1864. Music will be provided by the Haverling High School Chorus and colors will be posted and retrieved by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department.


NY Health Officials Ban Flavored E-Cigarettes and E-Liquids
New York State health officials have approved the Governor’s executive call to put an emergency ban on sales of e-flavored cigarettes in the state following reports of six deaths and many cases of health problems in the country due to vaping. Cuomo noted New York is the first state in the country to implement a ban on flavored e-cigarettes and nicotine e-liquids, made possible by a vote on emergency regulations by the Public Health and Planning Council. Retailers have about a two-week grace period to stop selling the products and could face fines of $2,000 per violation if they do not follow the ban.


Campbell-Savona SRO DuBois Speaks About First Year
Campbell-Savona School Resource Officer Dave DuBois said he will get better educated to prevent student vaping and be a more visible presence in the school at the recent Board of Education Meeting. DuBois is a former investigator for the Bath Police Department and said there have been nine incidents throughout the year where he had to use outside law enforcement and 76 “calls for service” The district currently is seeking another School Resource Officer so each building can be staffed full-time.


Sheriff’s Office Offers NYS Boater Safety Course
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Navigation Unit will instruct the NYS Boater Safety Course at the Steuben County Public Safety Building on Rumsey Street. All students attending must be at least 10 years of age and provide a proof of age. Three different dates will be offered to take the course, all of them on a Saturday on:
October 12th 8am to 4pm
November 23rd 8am to 4pm and
December 7 from 8am to 4pm
Classes are limited to 30 students and you must confirm your attendance by calling the Sheriff’s Office at (607) 622-3911.


County Legislature Announces Finance Budget Workshops
Steuben County Legislature’s Office of the Clerk announces two Finance Budget Workshops both scheduled in October at the Legislative Committee Room at the Steuben County Office Building. County Legislators will be able to attend a session on Tuesday October 8th at 10am following the Finance Committee Meeting. Another meeting is set for the following day on Wednesday October 9th at 9am.

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