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Top Stories, January 19, 2023


Fatal Accident Victim's Name Has Been Released

From Police Chief Colin Taft: The Village of Bath Police Department responded to a fatal SUV vs. motorcycle accident on Geneva Street near the intersection of Shannon St. at around 2:20 pm. Upon arrival, first responders found one male pinned under the vehicle, who was identified as Gary Strait, age 59, of Bath, NY. Bath Police, Bath Ambulance and Bath Fire were able to remove Mr. Strait from under the vehicle. A pulse was found on Mr. Strait and Bath Ambulance transported the male to Ira Davenport Memorial Hospital in critical condition.

Life saving measures were attempted at Ira Davenport for a significant amount of time to no avail. At around 4pm, Strait was pronounced deceased. The Village of Bath Police Department would like to thank the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance as well as their reconstruction team. Also, a thanks to AMR, Bath Fire, Bath Ambulance and a local bystander who supplied emergency personnel with critical equipment assisting with the removal of Strait.  The investigation into the reason for the accident is still under investigation, but it appears that distracted driving is a factor at this time.


Update On LP Building Solutions

Bath Village Mayor Michael Sweet tells WVIN News that because the weather has been warm for much of the past two months, a lot of work has been done, in getting L.P. Building Solutions going.  "LP Solutions, with the warm weather we've had this winter, continues to move right along," Sweet said.  "If you haven't been on the Route 54 Corridor, going North out of Bath, you should come take a look.  The landscape is significantly changing, and everybody is talking about it."  


Bath Vol Fire Dept's Upcoming Breakfast For The Public

The Bath Volunteer Fire Department is having a breakfast on Sunday, January 29th.  There will be great food and great company.  This will be at the Bath Fire Department, 50 Morris Street in Bath, Sunday the 29th, 7am to 11am.

FCC File

On January 4, 2024 Tower Broadcasting, LLC, licensee of call signs: WABH, 1380.0, Bath, New York; W293CE, 106.5, Bath, New York; W262CX, 100.3, Bath, New York; and WVIN-FM, 98.3, Bath, New York, filed an application with the Federal Communications Commission to transfer control of its broadcast licenses to the Estate of Gordon Ichikawa.  Members of the public wishing to view this application or obtain information about how to file comments and petitions on the application can visit:  https://publicfiles.fcc.gov and search in the public files of the stations.

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