Today's Top Stories - Friday, July 16th, 2021

Tops Offers Instacart Shopping for SNAP Recipients
Tops Friendly Markets now offer Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) eligible customers the ability to shop with Instacart in New York State. Shoppers that have SNAP can now pay for same-day pickup or delivery orders with their EBT card while shopping online at participating Tops partnered with Instacart within the state. 


WGI Hosts Job Fair July 24th
Watkins Glen International hosts a job fair next Saturday, July 24th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the WGI Media Center in advance of the Go Bowling at The Glen NASCAR race weekend. Open positions as guest services attendants, event operations staff, event staff – cleaners, and gate staff. Attendees should enter through Gate 2 (2790 County Route 16, Watkins Glen, NY 14891) and will be be required to fill out an application in full, and supply two forms of identification to WGI. Resumes are encouraged, but not mandatory.
This year, Watkins Glen International hosts:
-NASCAR Go Bowling at The Glen weekend August 6-8th.
-Clean Harbors 100 at The Glen ARCA Menards Series  Friday, August 6th at 6 p.m. -United Rentals 167 at The Glen NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Saturday, August 7th at 12:30 p.m.
- NASCAR Xfinity Series Race August 7th at 4 p.m.
- NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen Sunday, August 8th, at 3 p.m.
WABH Will Broadcast some of the coverage of this year’s WGI events.


Savona Man Arrested for DWAI & Other Charges After Bath Traffic Stop
Steuben County deputies arrested 42-year-old Rendell D. Hyer of Manning Street in Savona following a traffic stop on Steuben Street in Bath. Hyer allegedly operated a motor vehicle while his ability was impaired due to drug use.  It is also alleged that his license or operating privileges were suspended or revoked and that his vehicle had an insufficient exhaust.  Deputies also say he had a quantity of suspected narcotics and tampered with evidence. Hyer was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired due to Drugs, Aggravated Unlicensed Operation in the Third Degree, Tampering with Physical Evidence, a Class E Felony, Insufficient Exhaust and Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh Degree.  


County Health Dept Reports Another COVID Death; 2 More Cases
The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification of the death of an individual who died from complications related to COVID-19 earlier this year.  This brings the total number of known COVID-19 related deaths in Steuben County to 190.  The individual was a female resident of the City of Hornell who died at the age of 66. Also reported yesterday were 2 new cases of COVID in Steuben County.


Latest New York COVID Report Shows Mixed Results
The latest COVID report for New York shows mixed results. Close to 1,000 new positive cases were reported in the most recent report…and for the first time in weeks, the positivity rate has grown above 1%, today at 1.17% The good news is, hospital admissions and those admitted to the ICU have declined, slightly. Southern Tier cases have been on the rise and two new positive cases were confirmed in Steuben. 


NY Labor Dept. Reports Increase of Private Sector Jobs
According to preliminary figures just released by the New York State Department of Labor, the number of private sector jobs in New York State increased over the month by 9,800, or 0.1%, to 7.4 million in June. By comparison, the number of private sector jobs in the U.S. increased by 0.5%. New York State's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 7.8% to 7.7% last month.

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