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Top Stories, November 2, 2023

A Scare At Way-Co Today, Wisconsin Student Charged

Sheriff Jim Allard reports that Wayland Cohocton Central School was closed today because of a school shooting threat that came from a SnapChat user In Wisconsin.   The sheriff says a Way-Co student received the Snapchat message from the Wisconsin juvenile and the Way-Co student was concerned and told his parents.   The parents contacted local officials.  The school was shut down.   Sheriff Allard says law enforcement in Wisconsin have the juvenile there for questioning.   The sheriff also says at no time were any students At Wayland-Cohocton in danger.  

 

Former Addison Official Accused Of Pocketing $1,000,000

Steuben County District  Attorney and the New York State Comptrollers Office and New York State Police, are reporting that there are major allegations of an Addison woman today.  Ursula G. Stone, 55, Addison, was the longtime clerk/treasurer for the Village of Addison.  Baker tells us that over an 18 year period, between $1.1 million dollars and $1.2 million dollars was allegedly stolen by Stone.  The charges against Ursula Stone include: Grand Larceny in the First Degree, Money Laundering, Government Corruption, and over 170 counts of Falsifying Business Records in the First Degree.   Stone appeared today before a county grand jury. Stone pleaded not guilty, and was remanded to the Steuben County Jail, by Judge Chauncey Watches, $20,000 bail. 

 

Budget Hearing And Other Biz, Coming Up In Jasper 

The Jasper Town Board will meet on Tuesday night, November 7, at the Jasper Town Hall, for a public hearing on the town preliminary town budget  and a public hearing on the local law to override the state’s two percent property tax cap.     

 

A New SRO For Bath Haverling

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard says, the Bath Haverling’s School Resource Officer is now Richard Swan.  The sheriff says Swan started out at the sheriffs’ department, and then worked at the Corning Police Department as a Lt.  Sheriff Allard says he’s thrilled to have School Resource Officer Richard Swan as part of the team again.

 

Fall Back 2023 Reminder 

The Bath Volunteer Fire Department says, when you set back your clocks one hour on November 5, remember to also check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

 

Operation Green Light 2023 For Steuben County

Steuben County officials say they’re doing Operation Green Light again this year.  From November 6 through November 12, county residents are encouraged to put green lights outdoors, in honor of all U.S. military veterans.  This will be done at county buildings as well.   

 

Wayne County: Marijuana GIven To Trick Or Treaters

In Wayne County, Massena Police report that on Halloween a child was given marijuana edibles for Halloween candy…police there posted a photo of the marijuana edibles and warned parents to check the candy that kids get for Halloween before they eat it.  

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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