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Twin Tiers Most Wanted: Jessica E. Blood

Jessica E. Blood is wanted by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office. Blood has violated the terms of her probation. Blood was convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell. Blood is 32 years old and has brown hair and eyes. Blood is 5 feet...
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Springwater Gala Finds Success with Summer Fun

On Sunday, August 14th, the Town of Springwater saw friends and neighbors flock to its annual Springwater Gala for a dose of summer fun! Highlights of the event included a tractor pull, car show, chicken BBQ, and duck race. A staple of the community for more than 20 years, the Springwater Gala has given local families and friends young and old something to look forward to!
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All Saints Academy in Corning to Close

CORNING, NY (WENY) -- A parochial school in Steuben County will not open for the upcoming school year. The Diocese of Rochester announced Friday that All Saints Academy in Corning will not open, less than three weeks before the school year was set to begin. According to the Diocese, the decision was made after a "significant and sudden" decline in enrollment.

Fire at Birkett Mills in Penn Yan

PENN YAN — An early evening fire with heavy smoke was reported at Birkett Mills at 2 East Main Street Thursday, Aug. 19. Penn Yan and Benton Fire Departments responded to the roasting room on Seneca Street, a separate concrete block building, divided from the historic 18th century mill.

Road Work Coming Up On Route 21

The New York State Department of Transportation is advising motorists that State Route 21, between State Route 36 and Karr Valley Road, in the City of Hornell, Town of Hornellsville, and Village of Almond, will be reduced to single-lane traffic beginning Monday, August 22. The work is anticipated to last until September 7.

Bath inmate arrested for fraud, grand larceny

BATH, N.Y. (WETM) — A Bath inmate has been arrested on fraud and grand larceny charges, according to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office. John Sabins, 32, of Bath N.Y., was arrested following an investigation of larceny by fraud in Wayland, N.Y. According to the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, Sabins allegedly received funds in excess of […]

Campbell man arrested for attacking, choking deputy

CAMPBELL, N.Y. (WETM) – A Campbell man has been arrested after the Sheriff’s Office said he attacked and choked a deputy last week. Kris Calkins, 50, was arrested on August 10 by the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office in connection to the attack. The Sheriff’s Office said Calkins intentionally attacked, choked, and injured a deputy who […]

Mt. Morris house fire under investigation

MT. MORRIS, N.Y. (WROC) — Emergency crews were called to a house fire in Mt. Morris Wednesday evening. Firefighters tell News 8 it started around 7:00 p.m. at a home along Ridge Road. They did not release any information about any injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation. This is a developing story. […]

NAPLES RENTAL: Furnished Stu

NAPLES RENTAL: Furnished studio. $650/ month, includes DirecTV, garbage, all utilities. $650 security required. No pets. Available September 1st. Cheryl, 585-554-5313.

Livingston Co Man Charged With DWI In Hornellsville

Steuben County Sheriff Jim Allard reports that on August 15, Steuben County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested David P. Werdein, age 63, of Sand Hill Road, Caledonia, New York, following an investigation of a reported disabled vehicle on SR 36, Town of Hornellsville, New York. It is alleged that Mr. Werdein operated a motor vehicle while in an intoxicated condition. It is further alleged that Mr. Werdein crashed into a guide rail in Livingston County, left the scene, and subsequently left his vehicle on SR 36 in the Town of Hornellsville. Mr. Werdein was charged with Driving While Intoxicated, Operating a Motor Vehicle with Greater than .08% Blood Alcohol Content, Leaving the Scene of a Property Damage Crash and Moving From Lane Unsafely. Mr. Werdein was released on traffic summons to appear in the Hornellsville Town Court at a later date.

Lia Bush, a Yates County Distinguished Youth

PENN YAN — A second local youth was recognized with the Yates County Distinguished Youth Award at the Aug. 8 meeting of the Yates County Legislature. Yates County Youth Bureau Director Christine Yonge says the Youth Board was fortunate to receive two nominations this year, who are "examples of young people engaged in community service for several years and someone just getting started." That second youth awardee introduced to the Legislature is Lia Bush, the daughter of Emily Bush.

LETTER: 'Constitutional county' committee co-chair shows her bias

The Yates County Legislature has appointed an ad hoc committee to investigate the ‘pros and cons ’of establishing Yates County as a constitutional county. Proponents of the constitutional county believe counties should have the right to supersede legal precedents established by the state. Thus, if counties don’t like specific state laws, they don’t have to follow them. This concept began as a means to reject measures enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic such as mask mandates, the closing of businesses, schools and churches, vaccination requirements and quarantines. Persons disagreeing with these measures felt their rights to freedom of speech, religion, assembly, and other liberties were violated. Additionally, some citizens fearing that new gun legislation would compromise their Second Amendment rights wanted to find a way to resist by refusing to abide by the new state laws.

Steuben County Fair kicks off its 203rd year this week

BATH, N.Y. (WETM) – The Steuben County Fair, the oldest operating fair in New York state and the entire nation, is now open once again this week. The fair dates back to 1819, when Steuben County was one of six counties to take advantage of a New York state stipend to sponsor county fairs. One of the earliest attractions in the fair is the race track, which was used for harness and bicycle racing until the present time. Today, the track is mainly used as an extra space for parking.

New flag stands for Veterans' graves

PENN YAN — The Veteran graves in Lakeview Cemetery in Penn Yan are getting upgraded by a three-man volunteer team from the American Legion Johnson-Costello Post #355. After years of individual Veteran flag stands in the nation's cemeteries being bumped askew by lawnmowers and trimmers, a new product attached to the gravestone itself will hold the flags securely and perfectly in line with each gravestone or memorial.