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Today's Top Stories - January 18, 2019

Bath man arrested for larceny, other misdemeanors

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on January 15, 2020, Deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office arrested Nicholas J Ritchie, age 23, of Bath, New York. It is alleged that in July and August of 2019 Mr. Ritchie did knowingly steal services from the Steuben County Department of Social Services in the amount of $156.68 by Misuse of Food Stamp Benefit Card without authorization.  Mr. Ritchie was charged with one count of Petit Larceny, and three counts of Misuse of Food Stamps, all class A Misdemeanors. Mr. Ritchie was released on an appearance ticket to appear in the Village of Bath Court at a later date.


Crash in Erin shuts down road for hours; requires two medical helicopters

Two medical helicopters responded to the scene of a serious crash last night in the Chemung county town of Erin. The crash, which occurred around 8:45 P.M., involved multiple people. In the wake of the crash, the area near Langdon Hill Road and Staples Road was shut down for hours by first responders. As of 11:15 P.M. last night, fire trucks and police cars were still present on Langdon Hill Road. The crash is still under investigation and it is unknown at this time exactly how many were involved in the crash, or the extent of their injuries


Elmira College larceny suspect arrested

Elmira Police have arrested a man who stole several items from a computer lab at Elmira College. 56-year-old Michael Gyles of Elmira was arrested after stealing around $130 of gaming equipment. He was charged with petit larceny and released on an appearance ticket.


Multiple Southern Tier counties to receive HUD grants

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson announced over $1.6 million in funding for Southern Tier programs, such as Livingston Supportive Housing, from Continuum of Care awards. Carson said “The grants awarded today help our partners on the ground to reduce homelessness in their communities and help our most valuable neighbors”. The funding for the Southern Tier is part of a package totaling $2.2 billion.


Southern Tier/Finger Lakes regions receive grant to aid workforce development

As part of New York State’s historic $175 million Workforce Development Initiative, the Southern Tier will receive $3.4 million worth of grant funding to help aid in workforce development. The funding will be divided up amongst 61 state businesses, community colleges, and community-based organizations within the region.

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