Changeover from winter weather break to Nor’easter expected Monday night and Tuesday

BREAKING – EARLY WEATHER ALERT: The winter weather break which has been experienced the past several days is expected to change to a Nor’easter Monday night and into Tuesday, dumping significant snow in Allegany County, increasing south and east. A WINTER STORM WATCH has been issued for Steuben County east and over the border to … Read more

Dozens learn about emergency preparedness at Houghton, even more at Friendship on Saturday

Some 70 Houghton area residents received an overview on how to be prepared for many types of emergencies, including those involving themselves, their family, pets and businesses, last night during a state Citizen Preparedness Corps training at Houghton Academy. Lt. Orlano Gayle of the New York National Guard provided the presentation, which also included a … Read more

Allegany Hope celebrates first anniversary of group Facebook page outreach, exceeding expectations

Allegany Hope is celebrating today the first anniversary of the launch of its public group Facebook page which is continuing to grow beyond initial expectations. The group page, Allegany Hope Community News, was started a year ago to replace its former regular Facebook edition, due to Facebook policies which continued to diminish the basic page … Read more

New Jones Memorial mammography suite expected to aid in local early detection of breast cancer

Mammography services, which are expected to aid in early detection of breast cancer among both women and men, will be available again next week at Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville, following installation of a new 3D tomosynthesis unit. The availability will be part of a new mammography suite at the facility, being placed into operation … Read more

Certified Houghton University students again providing free income tax preparation

Houghton University students have returned to providing income tax preparation and e-filing assistance for qualifying Allegany County residents, with other free filing aids also being available through other county resources. Elianna McHenry, assistant accounting professor, said that 5:30PM and 7:30PM Monday evening appointments are being scheduled through April 8 with students who have been certified … Read more

Time running out on free emergency go-kits and preparedness trainings

Required registrations are closing for limited seating to obtain free emergency backpack kits this week at National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps trainings in Houghton and Friendship. A free go-kit is being made available to each pre-registered area household during duplicate sessions from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Thursday, February 8, at Houghton Academy at 9790 Thayer Street, … Read more

Free Pop-up Food Pantry registration starts tomorrow morning

Online registration for this week’s free Wellsville Pop-up Food Pantry (PUP) orders starts tomorrow morning. The activity, for a distribution this Wednesday, February 7, at Northern Lights, 3474 Andover Road (State Route 417 East) , starts at 7AM at A second monthly registration day will be February 19 for a February 21 distribution at … Read more

Allegany Hope public Facebook page over 1,000 members and growing

Allegany Hope Community News has blown past 1,000 members for its public group Facebook page, marking yet another important milestone for letting residents of Allegany County and beyond know about local news, resources and events. Allegany Hope transferred to a public group page on February 15 of last year due to Facebook continuing to restrict … Read more

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