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36 new cases of COVID-19 in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification that 36 new Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19. This brings the county total to 690 confirmed cases, 266 of which are currently active. 12 of the individuals are residents of the City of Corning, 8 are residents of the Town of Campbell, 4 from the Town of Corning, 2 from the village of Addison, with the rest from the towns of Bath, Bradford, Hornby, Thurston, Urbana, Wayne, the villages of Canisteo, Riverside, and South Corning, and the City of Hornell. The individuals are isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department. An investigation of the individuals found four are residents of Corning Center, two are employees of Corning Center, two are employees of Upstate Farms Cheese in Campbell, Four are employees of Pathways, one is an employee of the Campbell-Savona School District, one is an employee of Tuscarora Elementary School, one is an employee of Corning-Painted Post High School, one is an employee of GST Boces Bush Campus, and nine individuals are contacts to known positives.


Steuben County reports three new COVID-19 deaths

The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification of the death of three individuals who had previously tested positive for COVID-19.  This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 60. One was an 85-year-old female, one was a 69-year-old male, and one was a 66-year-old male. All three were residents of Corning Center.


Bath man arrested after drug bust

Christopher Aldrich of Bath was arrested this past Thursday morning after a no-knock search warrant was carried out by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Critical Incident Response Team. The warrant led to the discovery of fentanyl, methamphetamine, scales, and baggies to be used for the sale of controlled substances. Aldrich was taken into custody and charged with felony criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. Police also say that Aldrich also had a misdemeanor DWI warrant from the Town of Woodhull Court. Aldrich was processed at the Bath Police Department and taken to CAP court where, due to multiple felony convictions, bail was not set. The Village of Bath Police Department says that a future charge of criminal nuisance in the first degree will also be made for “maintaining a residence for the purpose of the unlawful sale of controlled substances and deriving a benefit from such unlawful conduct.”


Fall leaf collection for Village of Bath residents to begin October 19th

The annual fall leaf collection for Village of Bath residents is slated to begin Monday, October 19th. All leaves must be raked or bagged and brought out to the curb for collection. Residents are asked to please place leaves between the sidewalk and street or edge of street, without covering storm drain grates. Crews will begin collecting leaves on the West Side of the village and work their way East. No brush or trash will be accepted.


Addison Central School District announces return to hybrid learning schedule

Effective Tuesday, October 13th, the Addison Central School will return to a hybrid learning schedule, with the exception of one classroom at Tuscarora Elementary School, where a staff member recently tested positive for COVID-19. The first day of classes, October 13th, will be a “B” in-person day.

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