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Today's Top Stories - Saturday October 17, 2020

56 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department has received notification that 56 Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  This brings the total to 882 confirmed cases, 355 of which are currently active. 14 of the individuals are residents of the City of Corning, 10 from the city of Hornell, 9 from the Town of Erwin, 4 for the Town of Bath, 3 for the Town of Corning, 3 from the Village of Wayland, 2 from the villages of Bath and Painted Post, with the rest coming from the Towns of Campbell, Caton, Cohocton, Pulteney, Wayne, and Woodhull, and the Villages of Addison, Arkport, and Canisteo. The individuals are isolated and being monitored by the County Health Department. An investigation found 17 individuals are contacts to previously reported positives, 13 are linked with Pathways homes, 11 are linked with Arc of Steuben homes, two had traveled to a state on the advisory list and attended an event, one is an employee of Campbell-Savona School District, one is an employee of Absolut Care Three Rivers, one individual is a resident of Corning Center. and one individual is an employee of Corning Center


One new COVID-19 death in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification of the death of an individual who had previously tested positive for COVID-19.  This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 70.  The individual was a male resident of Corning Center who died at the age of 87.


Bath man arrested on drug charges

The Village of Bath Police Department has reported the arrest of Kenneth T.  Turner Jr., age 32, formerly of 518 W. Washington St. He was charged on October 15th, 2020 with Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Fourth Degree, a class C felony, and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, a class D felony. The charges allege the sale of narcotic preparations in the Village of Bath in 2020. Mr. Turner was arraigned in County Court. Mr. Turner is in jail on other charges, including a parole violation.


Steuben County Sheriff’s Office and City of Corning PD receive police reform survey results

The Police Reform and Reinvention Collaborative being led by the City of Corning and the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to proceed along a strong path. This week, stakeholder groups were briefed on survey results from the General Public, Police Officers, and Arrestees. Survey results can be found under the “Police Reform” tab on the front page of City of Corning website. Over 1,700 participated in the survey. In the coming weeks, the project’s core team will be producing a draft plan for final public input, as part of the “analyze" phase of the project.


Steuben-endorsed Nine Element plan receives first progress report

The Seneca Watershed Intermunicipal Organization recently released a progress report for the Steuben-endorsed Nine Element plan in the form of the organization’s first newsletter. The newsletter sets the stage for future improvements and potential funding by New York State. The effort to develop the Nine Element Plan, endorsed by the Steuben County Legislature’s Agriculture Industry and Planning Committee two years ago, looks to reduce the amount of nutrients and sediment entering the two Finger Lakes. Those nutrients and sediment have been linked to harmful algal blooms. The Nine Element Plan also will work to reduce invasive species in Keuka and Seneca lakes. Organizers expect the newsletter, which will be issued quarterly, to provide information and build support for the Nine Element Plan and future projects.



Six with active warrants arrested

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that from October 1st, 2020 to October 15th, 2020, deputies of the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad arrested the following persons due to active warrants:

Mrs. Bethany Chantelle Andrews, age 32, of West Washington Street, Bath, NY., on October 4th

Mr. Tyrand Terrell Scott, age 41, of Walnut Street, Elmira, NY., on October 6th

Ms. Brittany Rose Hunt, age 30, of Delaware Avenue, Hornell, NY., on October 10th

Ms. Tara Lee Ann Wilcox, age 31 of Main Street, Campbell, NY., on October 10th

Mr. John Ervin Eplin, age 24, of County Route 333, Campbell, NY, on October 11th

Ms. Courtney Sierra Wheeler, age 21, of East First Street, Corning, NY on October 12th

All were remanded to the Steuben County Jail

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