Today's Top Stories - Thursday, September 14th

Campbell Man Accused of Growing Marijuana:


A Bradford man has been arrested following an investigation into reported drug activity Monday morning.  According to State Police, on September 11th while doing routine maintenance, the landlord of a rental property observed marijuana plants being grown behind the residence and subsequently notified law enforcement.  Troopers responded to the residence and identified 49-year-old James Recotta as the suspect.  He was arrested and charged with unlawfully growing cannabis.  He was issued an appearance ticket and was released.  The plants were seized.



Welfare Fraud Charge for Bath Man:


A Bath man has been arrested for allegedly reporting false job searches to the Department of Social Services and receiving public assistance he was not entitled too.  34-year-old Donte Buchanan has been charged with falsifying business record and welfare fraud.  After arraignment he was sent to the Steuben County Jail without bail.



Hornell DMV Moving to New Location:


The Hornell DMV will be closing the doors of its Allen Street location permanently on September 19th, but don’t worry; it will reopen the next day at a new location.  The new site will be 7604 Seneca Street North, near Maple City Bowl.



Some Corning Streets to Close for School Run:


Some Corning streets will be closed tomorrow for National Run @ School Day.  There will be partial closures of Winfield Street, from the school entrance to Reynolds Avenue, Reynolds Avenue from Hamilton Road to Buffalo Street and Stimson Street from Reynolds Avenue to Cutler Avenue Extension.  The closures will last from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.



Rabies Clinic in Caton Tomorrow:


The Town of Caton, in conjunction with the Steuben County Department of Health, will be holding a Rabies Clinic from 5 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at the Caton Fire Hall.



Bath-Haverling College Fair Sept. 22nd:


The Haverling Guidance Department and the Bath Knights of Columbus are sponsoring the 22nd annual College Fair on September 26th. The event will be held in the school gym beginning at 6 p.m. that day. Representatives from several two and four year colleges will be there as well as reps from the Armed Forces. Scholarships will also be drawn for seniors who attend.



Turning Point Helps Hundreds of Steuben County Students Start a Successful

School Year:


As school districts kicked off the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, hundreds of Steuben County students were equipped for success through community partnerships and donations to Turning Point’s 10th annual Back-to-School Supply Drive.  Turning Point coordinated the drive that equipped more than 235 students in Bath-area school districts and more than 200 students in Hornell-area school districts.  In addition to school supplies, Turning Point also provided vouchers for donated haircuts and participated in the Olympia Sports Clothing Bank program to provide sneakers, tee shirts, shorts, and socks.  Turning Point would like to thank the many businesses and churches who donated to the 2017 Back-to-School Supply Drive and the many volunteers who helped with the distribution, including Assemblyman Phil Palmesano.  

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