Today's Top Stories - Friday July 23, 2021

Doorman Library announces number of positive changes

In a recent press release, the Doormann Library has shared a number of positive announces and changes coming to the library. The Doorman Library announced they will be one of 300 libraries to receive a $3,000 grant as part of the Libraries Transforming Communities program, an initiative of the American Library Association. They also announced the launch of the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program, their Discovery Kids program has been selected for an allocation of $500 worth of Tyrtle Beach funds by the Steuben Youth Services Fund Board of Directors, and The Dormann Library Book Barns, which sells donated and discarded books to raise money for the library has raised almost $2,000 through 2021.


Early morning barn fire in Addison

15 fire units were called to a barn fire shortly after 2 a.m. this morning on 2952 John Rial Road in Addison. Officials say no people were in the barn, only animals, all of which were released from the barn. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.


Hornell man arrested after Elmira robbery

Sean M. Battle, age 34, of Hornell has been arrested in connection to the robbery of a 7-Eleven in Elmira early Thursday morning. Just before 1 a.m., Mr. Battle entered the 7-Eleven to pay for gas. Upon giving the clerk money, Mr. Battle allegedly brandished a gun and demanded money. He was given an unknown amount of cash by the clerk before fleeing the scene. He was apprehended later that day.


9 new COVID-19 cases in Steuben County

The Steuben County Public Health Department received notification that nine Steuben County residents have tested positive for COVID-19 since Monday's update. This brings the county total to 6,985 confirmed cases, 16 of which are currently active. The individuals are residents of the City of Hornell, Towns of Bradford, Cameron and Erwin and, the villages of Addison and Canisteo.


NY amends rules for teenage marriages

There are now new rules for teenage marriages in New York. Legislation as been approved and signed raising the age of consent to be married in New York State to 18. This legislation takes effect 30 days after becoming law and will apply to licenses issued after that date.

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