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Today's Top Stories - Tuesday, September 1st, 2020

Sidewalk Replacement Program Applications Available
Applications for the Sidewalk Replacement Program reintroduced by the Village of Bath and further details can be picked up at the Village of Bath Clerk’s Office from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To participate in this program for a new sidewalk, property owners must contact the Clerk’s office at 110 Liberty Street.


Two Additional Steuben County COVID Cases Reported
Steuben County Public Health Department reports two additional Steuben County residents tested positive for COVID-19 since Saturday and brings the total to 327 confirmed cases, six of which are currently active.  The individuals are residents of the Town of Wayland and Village of Canisteo. Positive individuals are isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department. The Health Department also learned when officials went to visit a positive reported case last week, that they no longer resided in Steuben County as indicated on their test results. Originally listed from the Town of Rathbone, the case is no longer counted in Steuben’s case count and has been transferred to Chemung County where the individual moved before being tested. 


Hornell Man Arrested for Over 150 Counts of Child Sex Abuse
A Hornell man faces over 150 counts related to sexual abuse of children. According the Hornell Evening Tribune, 71-year-old William Cornish faces 50 counts each of first-degree criminal sex act, first-degree sexual abuse, and endangering the welfare of a child. Police say over a period of several years, Cornish abused several children but gave no further details.


O’Mara Wants Farm Wage Board to Push Back Overtime Requirement
State Senator Tom O’Mara continues voicing his strong opposition to any move by the state’s newly created Farm Laborers Wage Board and called on the Board to roll back the current 60-hour threshold which requires farmers to pay their employees overtime. O’Mara joined members of the Senate Republican Conference for a virtual news conference call on the state’s Farm Laborers Wage Board to delay any further action until at least 2024.  


Legislator Maio Resigns from Corning City Dems
Steuben County legislator Steven Maio has tendered his resignation from the City of Corning Democratic Committee. The Committee voted to accept the letter. Maio was arrested last month and charged with patronizing a prostitute.


NYSPHSAA Votes to Push Back Starting Winter Sports Season
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association’s COVID-19 task force yesterday voted to push back the start of this season’s winter sports schedule, agreeing to move the start date from Nov. 16th to Nov. 30th to give schools and sections more time to complete the fall athletic season. The fall season is scheduled to start Sept. 21st, a date delayed to further prepare for competition amid coronavirus concerns.


Butter Sculpture Revealed Virtually by NADA
Though the state fair was canceled due to COVID-19, the American Dairy Association North East still brought their dairy-based art to the fair after their annual sculpture was unveiled virtually today. Sculptors made the piece which shows a dairy farmer providing milk to a student learning at home as part of this year’s theme “Nourishing Our Future”. This is the 52nd year the Dairy Association created a sculpture and this year’s creation used over 800 pounds of butter which will be recycled after it is done being on display and be used as fuel at a New York State dairy farm. Check out the sculpture on WETM’s news site: https://www.mytwintiers.com/news-cat/regional-news-news/new-york-state-fair-butter-sculpture-unveiled-virtually/

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