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Today's Top Stories - Wednesday September 16th, 2020

Bath Village Election Victories for Sweet, Causer, Muller and Plaskov
Results of the election for the Village of Bath had Michael Sweet elected Mayor by 242 votes. William von Hagn received 34 write-in votes. Sweet won the seat for the Mayor position with a 2 year term. Karen Causer and Jeffrey Muller won the seat for the two Trustee Position with a 4 year term. For the Justice Position, Robert Plaskov won the seat with a 4 year term.


Six Year-Old Killed, Father Jailed Following Wayland Accident
A Steuben County 6-year-old was killed and her father jailed after State Police responded to a one-vehicle, fatal accident on State Route 36 in the town of Wayland. The driver was 30-year-old Derek Clark from Wayland traveling eastbound on SR 36 when his vehicle left the roadway and struck a guide rail and telephone pole causing the vehicle to overturn. Clark’s 6-year-old daughter, Leah, was in a booster seat in the back seat and pronounced dead at the scene. State Police said Clark was arrested for Driving While Ability Impaired by Drugs and Vehicular Manslaughter 2nd Degree and was committed to the Steuben County Jail on $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond.


Bath Man and Juvenile Arrested Following Hornell Armed Robbery
Hornell Police report that a 19-year-old from Bath and an unarmed juvenile broke into a Rockwell Avenue home in Hornell yesterday. Jametris Jordan of Bath and the juvenile allegedly broke in yesterday morning in the 9am hour. The two are said to have had two handguns in their possession, one of which discharged during the robbery. They are said to have stolen money and a car, which crashed on County Route 109 outside of Hornell. Both suspects were arrested after the crash and Jordan is facing numerous charges including robbery, criminal use of a firearm, assault, grand larceny, unauthorized use of motor vehicle and unlawful imprisonment. The unnamed minor is currently in Strong Memorial Hospital being treated for injuries from the car crash. Hornell Police report that one of the robbery victims was taken to St James for treatment of injuries suffered during that home invasion but no one was hit by the gunshot fired during the robbery.


Tire Dollar Days Continuing to Saturday
Tire Dollar Days continue at Bath Landfill to Saturday the 19th. Tire Dollar Days begin each day to Saturday from 11am to 2pm. Tires can be recycled at the Bath Landfill or Hornell Transfer Station for only a dollar.


NYS Tax and Finance Say STAR Checks Are On Their Way
State Department of Tax and Finance officials say STAR checks should be coming any day now. According to News10NBC, checks are being mailed out and are not experiencing any delays. In total, 313,000 checks were sent to property owners who are eligible for the program. Residents and taxpayers can check their check’s status on the online portal: https://www.tax.ny.gov/pit/property/star/star-check-delivery-schedule.htm


Cuomo Says Trick-or-Treating Won’t Be Banned
Governor Cuomo announced on News 12 Long Island yesterday he will not ban Halloween. He said:  “I would not ban trick-or-treaters going door to door. I don’t think that’s appropriate. You have neighbors – if you want to go knock on your neighbor’s door, God bless you and I’m not going to tell you not to. If you want to go for a walk with your child through the neighborhood, I’m not gonna tell you you can’t take your child to the neighborhood.” The Governor added that he will give his advice and guidance to help families make a decision on what do on Halloween night.

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