Jones Memorial Hospital modernization project unveiled to public

Jones Memorial Hospital officials cut the ribbon today on a $25 million transformation and modernization project at its Wellsville facility, with dozens of medical personnel, local, state and county representatives and the general public on hand for the ceremony and tours. Karol Marciano, hospital board chair, said the modernization “is critical to our ability to … Read more

Winter Weather Advisory posted for wet snow and isolated power outages Sunday

BREAKING: A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY has been posted for 7AM Sunday to 4AM Monday for Allegany County north, east and south, with a mixture of rain and snow creating wet snow and the potential for isolated power outages. Storm accumulations currently are predicted for three-to-six inches across higher terrain in the northwest, northeast and eastern … Read more

Friendship churches alliance featured in Family Life Network radio interview

A two-state Christian radio network is featuring an alliance of Friendship churches which are working together to reach into the community and beyond. Family Life Network (FLN) in Bath, which owns more than 60 stations and translators in Western and Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania, is reporting on the group which has presented or … Read more

Dense Fog Advisory issued for Allegany County west and north, a little less to the east; rain continues

BREAKING: A DENSE FOG ADVISORY has been issued for Allegany County and the remainder of Western New York until noon Thursday, with “visibility as low as one quarter mile at times in dense fog,” according to the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo. Visibility may be as low as a half mile in Steuben County … Read more

Travel conditions likely to vary over next day, depending on location

BREAKING – 7AM TUESDAY: It appears that the type of precipitation will vary in Allegany and adjoining counties during the day Tuesday and into this time Wednesday morning, depending on time and location, as temperatures hover in a narrow range on both sides of freezing. A 24-hour WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY remains in effect through 6AM … Read more

Ice amounts increasing, particularly in Pennsylvania where up to a quarter-inch is estimated Tuesday

BREAKING: New icing forecasts late tonight for Southern Allegany County and across the border into Potter and McKean counties in Pennsylvania are showing increasing potential for slippery conditions, with up to a quarter-inch south of the border Tuesday. WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES remain in effect across the Southern Tier of New York and Northern Pennsylvania, with … Read more

Winter Weather Advisory issued for Tuesday into Wednesday as snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected to cause icy conditions

BREAKING: WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES have been posted for 6AM Tuesday through 6AM Wednesday for Allegany, along with varying times for a wide swath of other counties in the Southern Tier of New York and Northern Pennsylvania. A slight chance of light snow between the 11PM and 4AM time frame tonight, followed by a chance of … Read more

Jones Memorial opens new third floor operations today, with ribbon cutting and tours next Wednesday

Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville will cut the ribbon officially next week on the third phases of a $25 million transformation and modernization project which actually opens today at its 191 North Main Street facility. Termed as a new third-floor “Medical Village,” the 14,000 square foot expansion is a home to women’s health, family medicine/OB, … Read more

Snow and ice in forecast for Tuesday

EARLY ALERT: An inch or two of snow in Allegany County, followed by freezing rain which may accumulate up to .02 inches of ice, is being forecast for Tuesday by the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo and its Weather Prediction Center (WPC). The amount of freezing rain, before changing over to rain early Wednesday, … Read more

Free emergency backpack kits at Friendship and Houghton seminars for winter and all year round

The benefits of a free, all-weather emergency backpack kit, to be given out at seminars in Friendship and Houghton next month, have become apparent during recent power outages and travel on snow and windswept roads. Required registrations are underway for limited seating for the New York National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps trainings, to be held … Read more

Pop-up Pantry at Wellsville is canceled today

Today’s Pop-Up Pantry (PUP) free food distribution at the Wellsville campus of Alfred State College has been canceled due to the cold weather. The schedule for first and third Wednesday distributions for the next five months, through June, other than one on April 29 which still is to be determined, also has been established. Registration … Read more

Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect until 10AM today

WIND CHILL ADVISORIES remain in effect until 10AM this morning for Allegany County west in New York and south in adjoining Pennsylvania counties as windchills are projected to reach as low as 20 degrees below zero. It is cold, but to slightly lesser degree projections in Steuben County. At 7AM today, the Wellsville Airport had … Read more

Minus windchills, mixed with snow except for Wednesday, continue into the weekend

A mixture of weather extremes dot the region in both New York and Pennsylvania this morning, including up to two more feet of additional snow in the Buffalo area, with Winter Weather Advisories and Lake Effect Snow Warnings to the west and northwest, a Wind Chill Advisory to the south in neighboring Pennsylvania counties, and … Read more

Experiencing God – Knowing and Doing the Will of God study resumes at Friendship

A study on Experiencing God – Knowing and Doing the Will of God has resumed in Friendship following a holidays break. The weekly sessions are being offered from 1:30PM to 2:30PM Thursdays at The Carter House Community Ministry Center, 37 East Main Street, Friendship. A joint initiative of the United Church of Friendship, Followers of … Read more

Understanding Autism session to be held online and at Cuba

A hybrid workshop, Understanding Autism: A Place to Start, will be held next week both online and at the Cuba Circulating Library. The 6PM to 8PM Wednesday, January 24, session, sponsored by the Parent Network of Western New York, will be in-person at the library facility at 39 East Main Street, or through online registration … Read more

County district legislators to meet the public at Town of Ward in March

Allegany County residents will have an opportunity to question District II Legislators in March during a public meeting in the Town of Ward. Representatives Gretchen Hanchett and Dwight (Mike) Healy of Belmont and John Ricci of Cuba will field questions, starting at 6PM, Thursday, March 14, at the Ward Town Hall, 3013 County Road 10, … Read more

Hope Explored to be facilitated in Wellsville

Hope Explored, an informal three-session course for anyone wanting to find hope, peace, and purpose in life will start tomorrow at The Presbyterian Church of Wellsville. The free sessions will be held from 7PM to 8:30PM on Tuesdays, January 16, 23 and 30, at the church facility at 68 North Main Street. Pastor Tom Kristoffersen … Read more

NYSDEC warns about being on ice

Although bitter cold has set in, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is warning about being on ice for exploration and recreation and misjudging its depth and safety. “Safe ice should be your number one consideration when ice fishing,” it says, providing the accompanying chart for guidance in regard for all types … Read more

Winds dying down but temperatures dropping for at least a week, with windchills reaching zero and below

BREAKING: A bitter cold spell continues to be forecast for at least the next week in Allegany and surrounding counties, with windchill readings predicted for minus zero levels each night and, sometimes, during the day. The Wind Advisory expired at 4PM, with wind gusts gradually dying down, but temperatures and general wind levels will keep … Read more

High Wind Warning replaced by Wind Advisory today as windchills drop to below zero

BREAKING: The High Wind Warning, which expired at 4AM today for Allegany County, now has been downgraded to a WIND ADVISORY until 4PM, while similar advisories are in effect with different timings to the east and the south, a WINTER STORM WARNING continues to the west and northwest and a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in … Read more