Pinwheels and Promises Event to Raise Child Abuse Awareness
The Pinwheels and Promises Campaign will kick off for the seventh year this week on Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Steuben County Building Annex Conference Center. The campaign aims to prevent child abuse and neglect while celebrating children using pinwheels as a symbol of carefree children. A proclamation from the Steuben County Legislature to recognize the month of April as Child Abuse Prevention Month is also scheduled. County Youth Bureau program coordinator Bill Caudill said about the campaign: “The pinwheels are a beautiful reminder, but it is the ‘promises’ that make a difference in the lives of children.”
Bridge Work Beginning on I-86 Ramp in Avoca
Bridge work will begin this week on the I-86 Eastbound ramp to I-390 in the town of Avoca. The Department of Transportation says the work entails structural lifting and bearing replacements and concrete repairs on abutments. Work begins Thursday April 4th and will last approximately two months with all work confined by long-term shoulder closures on the right side of I-86 and I-390 Northbound. Motorists should anticipate minor travel delays.
Bridge Street Shutting Down Monday for Construction
Corning's heavily traveled Bridge Street bridge will be shut down starting April 1st for improvements. The bridge will be closed to all traffic until about October 31st. Detours will be in place for the duration of the work. This will be the bridge's first major renovation since the late 1990s. Engineers say this will be the last time it can be repaired.
Duo Jumpers Chosen for Tyrtle Beach
Mike and Tuesday Mishook have been chosen as this year’s Tyrtle Beach jumpers! For the first time in Tyrtle Beach History, a couple was chosen to take the plunge in Lake Salubria. Tuesday and Mike Mishook are active in the community as Bath Golf Club members, part of the Presbyterian Church and more! The Mishooks will jump in just a few weeks on Friday April 26th. WVIN will be collecting donations for the Tyrtle Beach Fund up until the day of the jump to benefit dozens of local youth organizations in the community.
Reed Joins GOP Colleagues Voting Against Trans Ban
Congressman Tom Reed is joining fellow New York GOP Congressmen John Katko and Chris Collins in opposing President Trump’s ban on transgender individuals serving in the military. The three Republicans sided with House Democrats to pass a non-binding resolution to oppose the transgender ban, which is not expected to pass in the Republican-majority Senate. The president’s ban is scheduled to begin in less than two weeks on April 12th.
Incident Yesterday at Haverling Results in Arrest
An incident at Bath-Haverling school yesterday resulted in the arrest of a former student. According to WETM-TV, 18-year-old Cassandra Stage allegedly entered the school yesterday at around 10:30 a.m., accosted the school principal and threatened to bomb the school. Stage was arrested and charged with making a terroristic threat toward the school and staff members then remanded to Steuben County Jail. In a Facebook post, Superintendent Joe Rumsey thanked law enforcement for their quick response to resolving this incident:
“A message from Superintendent, Joe Rumsey. This morning there was an incident in the high school office involving a former student who became violent and made threats toward the school. Law enforcement were involved and arrests have occurred. Everyone is safe and all procedures were followed to perfection. A robo-call was made to parents regarding the incident. Any questions related to the incident should be directed to the superintendent’s office.”