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35 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that 35 new Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the county total to 1,423 confirmed cases, 216 of which are currently active. 10 of the individuals are residents of the City of Corning, 6 from the City of Hornell, 2 from the towns of Addison, Canisteo, Corning, and Erwin, with the rest coming from the towns of Campbell, Cameron, Caton, Greenwood, Lindley, Pulteney, Rathbone, Troupsburg, Wayne, Woodhull, and the village of North Hornell. An investigation found eight individuals are contacts to previously reported positives, one is a resident of Corning Center, two are residents of Absolute Care Three Rivers, two are employees of Absolute Care Three Rivers, three are employees of Wellsville Manor Care Center, one is an employee of Broad Acres Nursing Home in Wellsboro, one is an employee of Corning Hospital, one is an employee of Jones Memorial Hospital, two are employees of the NYSDOT in Hornell, one is a teacher at Campbell-Savona High School, one is an employee of GST BOCES Wildwood Campus, two are students at Corning Christian Academy, one is a student at the Alternative School for Math and Science in Corning, one is a student of Binghamton University, and one individual is an employee of Corning, Inc. at the Diesel Plant.


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 84.  The individual was a male resident of the Town of Greenwood who died at age 80.



Mitrano concedes 23rd Congressional District to Reed

Tracy Mitrano called incumbent Representative Tom Reed yesterday to congratulate him and concede the race for the 23rd Congressional District. Mitrano had initially wanted to wait until all absentee ballots were counted to concede, but Tompkins County doesn’t believe it’s count will be done until next week, and results so far are pointing to a Reed victory. Mitrano issued a statement thanking her supporters for their help and encouragement as she traveled throughout the district for the past three years. 


Corning man arrested for drug, vehicle violation charges after traffic stop

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on November 8, 2020, deputies arrested Steven D. Preset, age 68, of Jennings Street, Corning, New York, following a traffic stop in the Town of Lindley.  It is alleged that Mr. Preset operated a vehicle while the vehicle registration was suspended, while his license or operating privilege was suspended or revoked and while he was in possession of suspected methamphetamine.  It is also alleged that Mr. Preset was wanted by Corning City Court for failing to answer a charge of Aggravated Unlicensed Operation. Mr. Preset was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation of a Vehicle in the Third Degree and Operating a Vehicle with a Suspended Registration.  Mr. Preset was arraigned in the Centralized Arraignment Court for the Warrant and the additional charges and released to appear in the Town of Lindley and City of Court at a later date.


Trump says COVID vaccine may not come to NY without Governor’s authorization

President Donald Trump said in a Rose Garden Press Conference Friday the coronavirus vaccine recently announced by Pfizer will be coming to the United States in April once it receives federal approval, but it may not be immediately distributed to the state of New York unless authorized by Governor Cuomo. The Governor said a potential vaccine won’t be delayed, but the state will ensure it isn’t rushed and will be effective.


Steuben County Legislator pleads not guilty to patronizing a prostitute

Steuben County Legislator Steven Maio pled not guilty in Hornellsville Town Court on Thursday to patronizing a prostitute. Maio, a Democrat representing the City of Corning, was arrested on Aug. 12 for patronizing a prostitute and was issued an appearance ticket by New York State Police. He will return to court in January.

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