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Today's Top Stories - Thursday September 10th, 2020

Binghamton Man Found Dead at Campbell Rest Stop

Yesterday, County Sheriff Jim Allard reported Wednesday morning, the body of a 51-year-old Binghamton man was found inside a rest stop stall on I-86 in Campbell. Allard says the name of the man is being withheld at this time and an autopsy is being performed to try to determine the cause of death as the investigation into this death remains active at this time.


County Health Dept. Notifies Public of Unreported COVID Death
The Steuben County Public Health Department reports they learned that a COVID-positive 77 year-old woman previously reported to be recovered by a Hornell-area nursing home had actually died prior to her reported recovery in June and that the nursing home failed to report the death to Public Health. COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County are at a current total of 44.  The individual died in a nursing home in the Hornell area and her death certificate indicates COVID-19 as a contributing cause of death. Public Health Director Darlene Smith said: “Unfortunately in this case, we were not provided with complete information at the time…..”


Jasper Couple Restoring Their Town’s Old Grange
A couple from Steuben County is putting work on restoring the Old Grange House in Jasper. Couple Dora and Jim Stanford say they’ve stabilized the building and have opened it as an antique shop named the “Stanford’s Ole Grange Warehouse” and called the project they worked on during quarantine “a labor of love”.


NYSPHSAA to Postpone High-Risk Fall Sports to March
The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) made the decision to postpone football, volleyball and competitive cheer fall seasons to March 1st, 2021 to address membership concerns associated with high-risk fall sports. Executive Director Dr. Robert Zayas said the “Fall-2” season will overlap with spring sports and the administering high-risk fall sports during the COVID-19 pandemic presents a significant challenge. Regular season games can begin for girls’ tennis, cross country, girls’ swimming/diving, boys’ soccer, girls’ soccer and field hockey once student-athletes have participated in the required number of practices as per NYSPHSAA bylaws.


Guthrie Health Vender Information Compromised
One of Guthrie’s international vendors suffered a cyber security incident and it may have impacted the local health provider after the vendor said some of its information was compromised between February and May. Guthrie said it has been telling patients about the incident after it was alerted in mid-July. Based on an investigation, Guthrie says it believes the breach could have involved a backup file containing data about some patients. Financial and credit card account information was reportedly not compromised.


Bath Man Arrested on Menacing and Weapon Charges
A Bath man faces multiple counts after 28-year-old Christian Tobias was taken into custody in the town by State Troopers then charged with menacing with a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon with intent to use. Tobias is to appear in Town of Bath court at a later date.


Two Men Arrested During Rochester Protests for Civil Disorder
Two 20-year-old men have been arrested and charged in separate complaints with civil disorder in weekend protests in Rochester according to federal prosecutors. Adam Green, who is from Dansville and Dallas Williams-Smothers of Rochester each face five years in prison if convicted and/or $250,000 fine.


State Updates Guidance for “Under the Mask” Services
Yesterday, New York state updated guidelines allowing salons and barbershops to give customers ‘under the mask’ services. The updated guidance allows customers to remove their masks for services like facials, waxing, and shaving. Employees will be required to wear face shields and test negative for COVID before performing the services.


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