Today's Top Stories - Saturday July 24, 2021

Steuben County Legislature to meet Monday, face a packed agenda

The Steuben County Legislature is set to meet this Monday, July 26th in regular session in the county Annex on East Morris Street. The legislation will be asked to approve tax incentives road agreements in connection with the proposed 25-turbine Eight Point Wind Project in the towns of Greenwood, Hartsville, Hornellsville, and West Union. The tax incentives will reduce Eight Wind’s property taxes in return for annual payments divided between the town, county and school districts affected by the project. Legislators will also be asked to require the wind farm developer to compensate Steuben for damage and degradation to county roads caused by the hauling and traffic of materials and equipment used for the wind turbine construction. Also on their packed agenda, county lawmakers will officially request Governor Andrew Cuomo and the state Legislature reinstitute the office of Advocate for People with Disabilities, the appointment of county Director of Public Safety, and the acceptance Medication Assisted Treatment grant funding to provide medication assisted treatment for individuals with opioid dependence in excess of $33,000.


5 active warrant arrests made in the month of July

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports from July 1st to July 18th, deputies of the Steuben Sheriff’s Office Warrant Squad arrested the following persons due to active warrants:

Wayne L. Fish, age 29, of Starr Road, Campbell

Kaitlyn R. Pragle, age 25, of Mount Morris

Austin Jay Burdick-Comfort, age 25, of Dwight Avenue, Corning

Michael Joseph Petix, age 46, of E. Steuben Street, Bath,

Kaleb Eugene Heidrick, age 32, County Route 86, Addison. Mr. Heidrick was arrested on a Fugitive of Justice Warrant from Pennsylvania and remanded to the Steuben County Jail.


Early morning barn fire in Addison

15 fire units were called to a barn fire shortly after 2 a.m. Friday 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.


Corning Inc. announces new type of Gorilla Glass for smartphone cameras

Corning Inc. announced recently they will be rolling out a new category of Gorilla Glass to be used as a cover on smartphone cameras. The company says the new line, Gorilla Glass with DX and Gorilla Glass with DX+ will improve image quality by allowing 98% of light into the camera, as well as being nearly as scratch resistant as sapphire. Samsung will be the first smartphone manufacturer to feature the Gorilla Glass lens covers.


House fire on Corning’s south side

Fire crews responded to a house fire yesterday on Corning’s south side, 391 East 2nd Street, at the three-way intersection with Park Avenue and Canisteo Streets. The blaze was accidental, believed to have been caused by a generator being used for construction on the second floor of the home. There were no injuries, as nobody lives there while the home is in the process of being remodeled.


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.

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