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Today's Top Stories - Thanksgiving Thursday November 28, 2019

Reed Says “Extreme” Democrats Pushed "Impeachment Movement"
Congressman Tom Reed spoke about impeachment this week in a Tuesday media call. Reed said though he still does not think there is sufficient smoking gun evidence for impeachment, he expects the impeachment process to proceed in the next few weeks. Reed said: “I think the issue of corruption is a legitimate presidential action,”. The Corning Republican also claims what he calls an “extreme” wing of the Democratic party has pressured House Majority Leader Pelosi to push for presidential impeachment and says: “The leaders of the Democratic party cannot stop this impeachment movement…I’m very comfortable that this is not impeachable conduct. I just don’t see this as a high crime.”


State Sheriff’s Association Recognizes County Sheriff’s Department
The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department received state recognition for its excellence Monday during the regular session of the county Legislature. State Sheriffs Association Executive Director Peter Kehoe noted that while the public is aware of the dangers and interpersonal challenges faced by road patrol deputies, members of the civil and corrections departments also deal with hazardous events and human relations. Kehoe said the excellence of all departments is due to their dedication to the welfare of county residents and the strong support of the people and county Legislature. Sheriff Jim Allard thanked Kehoe for the recognition, adding “I am proud and honored to be a member of this outstanding group of men and women.”


County Sheriff’s Office Announces Warrant Squad Arrests
Steuben County Sheriff’s Office reports between November 1st - 15th deputies of the Steuben Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad arrested the following ten persons due to active warrants. Karianne Lee Newton of Bloomfield, Amanda Scully of Hornell, David William Page of Bath, Marcie Schumann of Addison, Christopher Aldrich of Bath, Steven Farrell of Bath, Jonathan Wood of Savona, Charlie Colino of Corning, Destiny Eve Smith of Painted Post and Jacob Eygabroat of Canisteo. All ten suspects were arrested due to violations of terms or conditions of probation. All warrants were issued out of Steuben County Court and all suspects were remanded to Steuben County Jail.


Bath Woman Convicted of Abusing Child Placed on Interim Probation
A Bath woman convicted of child abuse was recently placed on interim probation, according to the Steuben County Court clerk. Last month, Amber Lapish-Rosado was convicted of second-degree assault and endangering the welfare of a child. Steuben County court documents say she held down her five year old child to burn his forehead twice with a lit cigarette. State law says if a court determine s someone is eligible for probation and the defendant agrees, a court “may adjourn the sentencing for up to one year...and place a defendant under interim probation supervision as a 'test' to see if the person might be successful on probation”. Lapish-Rosado will be back in court next year on November 20, 2020 once she finishes her interim probation.


Wreaths Across America Sponsor Deadline is Tomorrow
The wreath sponsorship deadline for Wreaths Across America is this tomorrow. Those interested in donating a wreath for the Wreaths Across America Day that will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14th, in Bath National Cemetery at the Bath VA Medical Center can be made online . The individual wreaths are $15 and are tax-deductible. The public is invited to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on December 14th beginning at 11:30am. This year’s theme is “Everyone Plays a Part”.


STOP-DWI Thanksgiving Crackdown Continues To Sunday
The statewide STOP-DWI crackdown effort continues as state Troopers, sheriff's departments and local law enforcement across the state increase patrols to combat impaired driving. Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard says checkpoints will run until Sunday to stop impaired driving. During Thanksgiving Day weekend last year, 291 passenger vehicle occupants were killed in traffic crashes across the US.


OFA Offers Dinner Clubs for Seniors
Steuben’s Office for the Aging’s Dinner Clubs provide a social atmosphere and nutritionally well-balanced meals. The clubs are open for lunch Monday through Friday at Clyde F. Simon Lakeview Apartments in Bath, Hornell Senior Center, and the Church Street Court Apartments in Hornell. The First Presbyterian Church in Hammondsport also hosts a club on Tuesdays while the Pulteney First Presbyterian Church has clubs on Monday and Thursday. Suggested meal donations are $3.50 for those 60 and older and not required; $7 for those under 60. For more information please call Office for the Aging (607) 664-2298


CCE Holds Annual Meeting and Gala in One Week
Cornell Cooperative Extension reminds the public of their Annual Meeting and Gala on Thursday December 5th 5-9;m at the Steuben County Office Building Annex. Silent Auction, Hors ‘Doevres, Autumn Harvest Dinner, Trivia Program and more. Tickets are $25. RSVP and order tickets by calling Cornell Cooperative Extension at 664-2300 or go to putknowledgetowork.org

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