11 Arrested by Sheriff’s Deputies for Probation Violations
Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports from June 1st to Monday, June 14th, deputies of the Steuben Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad arrested the 11 people due to active warrants. Suspects include: Sarah Jayne King of Canisteo, Jamison Michael Ferreira of Painted Post, Joshua Allen Bradshaw of Addison, Semachiah Letrell McDuffie of Cameron, Amanda Jo Barnes of Elmira, Benjamin Carl Francis of Hornell, Kiersten Anne Smith of Bath, Ellyn Laura Williams of Lindley, Jason Milford York of Bath, Leilani Elaine Johnson of Bath, and Danielle Marie Smith of Campbell. It is alleged the suspects violated a term or condition of their probation then arrested on a Felony Violation of Probation Warrant issued out of Steuben County Court and then remanded to the Steuben County Jail.
James Kuhl Running for County Legislature’s 12th District Seat
James Kuhl of Painted Post has announced his intention to run for the office of Steuben County Legislature District 12 seat. The 39-year-old is a Senior Business Consultant at Salient Management Company, a business intelligence software company based in Horseheads. Kuhl spent his youth in Hammondsport. After earning his undergraduate degree, he ran a successful 2006 reelection campaign for the U.S. House of Representatives for his father, Randy Kuhl. Kuhl is also seeking a seat on the Erwin Town Council.
2 More Steuben County Residents Die from COVID
COVID-19 has claimed two more lives in Steuben County. The victims had previously tested positive for the virus. This brings the total number of COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 186. One individual was a male resident of the Town of Canisteo who died at the age of 59 and the other was a female resident of the Village of Arkport who died at the age of 61.
NY's COVID Restrictions Lifted Across Commercial and Social Settings
With 70% of New York adults receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor Cuomo made the announcement this afternoon that effective immediately, state-mandated COVID restrictions are lifted across commercial and social settings. Mask requirements will continue to remain in place for schools, public transit, and healthcare settings. Cuomo announced a few days ago that the The New York State Fair will be back at full capacity this summer. In accordance with the State's evolving health guidelines, indoor spaces will be subject to capacity limits to allow attendees to be socially distanced within each building.
NY Bill Passes That Would Faking Vaccine Cards A Crime
State lawmakers in both chambers have passed a bill making the creation of fake vaccine cards or passports illegal. Vaccination cards are required to get into some sporting events, concerts, and shows. The legislation makes faking the digital vaccine records a crime lumped into computer tampering- a felony charge while forging a fake paper document would be considered a misdemeanor charge. The bill awaits the Governor to sign it into law.
Steuben County Health Incentivizes COVID-Vaccinations with Railhead
As New York State maintains efforts for a return to “normalcy” and a safe reopening of the state and the rest of the country by encouraging as many New Yorkers as possible to get vaccinated, Steuben County Health officials continue to do their part. In an attempt to reach people in the western portion of the county where vaccination rates are the lowest, the county’s Department of Public Health is collaborating with Railhead Brewing in Hornell to offer a tasty incentive to anyone who gets vaccinated at a pop-up vaccination clinic to be held at the brewery from 3:00-5:00pm on Wednesday, June 23rd. Those who get vaccinated at the pop-up clinic (and who are twenty-one years of age or older) will receive a voucher for a free pint of beer of their choice to be redeemed at the brewery either immediately after receiving the vaccination or at a later date.
County Health Dept. Resumes Regular Immunization Clinics
The Steuben County Public Health Department is resuming their regular immunization clinics for children and adults who are uninsured, underinsured, or whose insurance does not cover vaccinations. COVID-19 vaccines will not be available at these clinics. Vaccines that children and adults are required or recommended to receive will be available. Immunization clinics will be held at the Steuben County Public Health Office in Bath. Appointments are required.