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Firehouse Subs donates to local first responders
July 23, 2019, 6:00 pm | Source
Firehouse Subs, located in Ithaca, recently announced that the company was able to donate equipment to help local first responders.The Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was able to donate $24,000 worth of automated external defibrillators to Steuben County Sheriff's Department and $25,000 worth of protective bunker gear for firefighters to wear to Athens Boro Fire Department.Donations come from customers rounding up their change to the nearest dollar, placing [...]

The Arc of Steuben announces July associate of the month
July 23, 2019, 5:00 pm | Source
The Arc of Steuben recently announced that Brandy Cole, direct support professional, was named Associate of the Month for July.Cole was nominated by Bona Elliott, residence manager, for her upbeat and supportive attitude at work. Cole supports people with daily activities to learn skills to become independent such as dinner prep and cooking, cleaning their rooms and doing their own laundry.In the nomination, Elliott mentions that there are always good things to say [...]

Keuka Lake Art Association announces art show winners
July 23, 2019, 4:00 pm | Source
The Keuka Lake Art Association recently announced the winners of the 53rd Annual Art Show, held July 6-7 in Hammondsport.In the drawing and graphics category: first place (John Rogerson Memorial Award), Ed Tokarz Harnas; second place, Cynthis Cratsley; and third place, Amelia Fais Harnas.In the jewelry category: first place, Janis Long; second place, Leah Corey; and third place, Amelia Fais Harnas.In the oils and acrylics amateur category: first place, Josette Steward; [...]

France bans kids under 15 from using phones, tablets, smartwatches at school
July 23, 2019, 3:57 pm | Source
France has implemented strict new rules preventing students under the age of 15 from using phones, tablets and smartwatches while at school.The devices can't be used during classes, at lunchtime and even while students are taking breaks, Business Insider reports.It'll [...]

Refuse To Be A Victim seminar registration available
July 23, 2019, 3:44 pm | Source
Registration is open through Aug. 2 for the Refuse To Be A Victim crime prevention and personal safety seminar that will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 3 at the Lambs Creek Sportsman's Club, 339 Sportsman's Club Road, Mansfield, Pennsylvania.Created by the women of the National Rifle Association, this course covers personal safety while at home, driving or traveling with common sense techniques on how to minimize the risk of becoming a victim at home, in the workplace and in [...]

South Corning village board to hold workshop
July 23, 2019, 3:29 pm | Source
The village of South Corning board will hold a workshop at 5 p.m. July 24 at Village Hall, 7 Clark St., Corning.The workshop will allow attendees to discuss the future of the fire district.

2 La. police officers fired after Facebook post suggests shooting U.S. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez
July 23, 2019, 3:20 pm | Source
A Facebook post suggesting U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez should be shot has led to the firing of two Louisiana police officers.The police chief in Gretna says the two officers violated the department's social media policy, according to The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate.Officer Charlie Rispoli authored the post, according to the newspaper, and [...]

Bike safety - importance of a helmet
July 23, 2019, 10:13 am | Source
PAINTED POST - A local family is grateful that their children wear their helmets when riding their bikes.Seven-year-old Blake Kizis was riding bikes with his friends around 5 p.m. Sunday afternoon on Hamilton Circle when he rode out onto Veterans Drive and was struck by a pickup truck.“He was riding some bikes with some older kids and thought he could keep up,” said Blake’s mother, Carolyn Kizis. “There’s a little hill there, so they [...]

County tax sale brings in $1.1M
July 23, 2019, 10:11 am | Source
BATH | Ninety-four properties with delinquent taxes were sold in the July 12 Steuben County tax sale, bringing in approximately $1.1 million to county coffers, according to Finance Commissioner Patrick Donnelly.Donnelly told the county Legislature on Monday there was only one parcel that failed to sell -- a “landlocked” site with no room to expand, which he said is a common reason for properties to go unsold.Among the 95 properties put up for sale were four with [...]

Scientists discovered a new species of tiny glow-in-the-dark sharks
July 23, 2019, 8:57 am | Source
Sharks may seem scary, but if you saw a 5-inch, glow-in-the-dark shark in the ocean, you may not be that intimidated.Scientists recently discovered a never-before-seen species of kitefin shark, according to Tulane University researchers. It's only 5 1/2 inches and glows in the dark to attract its prey, instead of hunting it down like many other shark species. According to the researchers, it [...]

Transportation Security Administration to host recruitment event
July 23, 2019, 8:00 am | Source
The Transportation Security Administration will host a recruitment event from 9 a.m. to noon July 25 at the New York State Department of Labor office, 318 Madison Ave., Elmira.During the hiring event, TSA officials will discuss the duties of a TSA officer and the application process. They will also provide an overview of working for the federal government and discuss benefits, which include paid leave, health care plans for full- and part-time employees and 401k coverage. [...]

Not only are zombies real, they’re part of nature
July 22, 2019, 5:12 pm | Source
Human zombies may be a fiction relegated to horror flicks and Halloween festivities, but the rest of the animal kingdom is rife with an array of zombie-like behaviors.A microbe causes mice to lose their fear of cats, making them more likely to be eaten; a protozoan decreases the amount of blood tsetse flies can get from a single bite, causing them to bite several individuals; and a flatworm makes snails sprout colorful horns, attracting the attention of birds that eat them as part of [...]

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