Possible Hep B Exposure at Bath Dunkin Donuts
Those who have not been previously vaccinated for Hepatitis A and who consumed food or drink from the Dunkin’ Donuts on August 17th through August 22nd should monitor themselves and their families for symptoms for 50 days and seek medical evaluation for Hepatitis A if they develop symptoms of this infection. The Steuben County Public Health Department (SCPH) confirmed a case of hepatitis A in an individual who worked for several days while infectious at Dunkin’ Donuts located in Bath. Though customers and coworkers at the Dunkin’ Donuts are at risk of acquiring hepatitis A infection, public health officials stress there is a low risk of contracting the illness.
Bath Man Arrested Again for Drug Charges
A 50-year-old Bath man was arrested following an investigation into the sale of methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl, according to the Village of Bath Police Department. Shannon Brockway was already in the Steuben County Jail and allegedly selling the drugs from his home on the 500 block of West Washington Street in Bath. He was charged with two counts each of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the fifth degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. Brockway faces three counts each of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree and criminal possession of a controlled substance in the third degree. In June, Brockway was arrested with Nanette Peters after officials allege that a meth lab was found inside a home.
Road Closure Begins on State Route 36 to End of Month
Motorists are advised closures will be in place along State Route 36 in the towns of Canisteo and Hornellsville to facilitate a pavement rehabilitation project. Approximately four miles of pavement will be resurfaced along Route 36 between the city of Hornell and village of Canisteo and expected to last through the end of September. Two-way traffic will be maintained using single lane closures and motorists may experience delays during this time. No detours will be posted.
Latest COVID Case a Town of Corning Resident
Another Steuben County resident tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 336 confirmed cases, seven of which are currently active. The individual is a resident of the Town of Corning and being isolated and monitored by the County Health Department.
NYS DOL Launches $300/Weekly Lost Wage Assistance Program
New York State Department of Labor announced payments for the Lost Wages Assistance launches today and begin on a rolling basis next week. The Lost Wages Assistance program provides an additional $300 in weekly LWA unemployment benefits for the weeks ending August 2nd, 9th and 16th. Federal rules say New York state may be eligible for additional weeks of LWA funding.
Investigation Continues into Man Found Dead at Campbell Rest Stop
The identity of a 51-year-old man from Binghamton found dead inside a rest stop restroom Wednesday is still being withheld as the investigation into his death continues. Sheriff Jim Allard said the body of the Binghamton man was discovered at a rest area off I-86 and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the cause of death.