Race and school choice to be discussed in Houghton University Kingdom Conversations series conclusion

by Jiana MartinAllegany Hope Information Ambassador The intersection of race and school choice policy will be examined Thursday night by the president of Houghton University as he introduces to students and the general public a prior book he wrote on the subject. Wayne D. Lewis, Jr., along with Professor Peter Meilaender, will conclude a free, … Read more

Trunk or Treat, Prescription Drug Take Back, art, music and more highlight weekend activities, starting tonight

Many different Trunk or Treat and other events at various locations are available to individuals and families in Allegany County and beyond from tonight through the end of the month, including the biannual Prescription Drug Take Back in both Belmont and Cuba to keep unused prescription drugs out of the hands of abusers, children and … Read more

Police fill in Langworthy on Allegany County drug issues, from marijuana to fentanyl

Issues of legal marijuana being laced with deadly fentanyl, problems obtaining school bus driver due to applicants being unable to pass drug tests due to marijuana use, community residents being a greater problem than college students in use of drugs, drivers under the influence of marijuana, lack of money to pursue street level drug dealers, … Read more

Wind Ensemble to perform in concert Saturday at Houghton University

The Houghton University Wind Ensemble will hold its first public concert of the Spring semester Saturday. The Greatbatch School of Music group, comprised of some 65 percent music and 35 percent non-music major students, will provide the free performance, involving a variety of music, from 7:30PM to 9PM February 11 in the Wesley Chapel, 1 … Read more

Full tuition scholarships available for many under new Houghton University initiative.

BREAKING: An incoming Houghton University student could be eligible for a full tuition-free, four-year scholarship next fall under a new financial initiative announced today which will enable commuting Allegany County, NY, students to attend college for only the cost of books and out-of-pocket expenses such as meals. University President Wayne D. Lewis said the institution’s … Read more

Allegany County COVID-19 cases drop slightly but college numbers remain at high levels

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: New reported COVID-19 cases moderated slightly last week but Alfred college positives continued at significant levels. Weekend hospitalizations at Wellsville went up. The Allegany County Department of Health reported 98 new cases pursuant to Allegany Hope’s Freedom of Information Law daily filings for localized information, compared with 106 the week before. These … Read more

New Allegany County COVID-19 death and more college case surges reported

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Another COVID-19 fatality, surges in cases among students at Alfred colleges which appear to be spilling over into Allegany County communities, and continuing high levels of positives as people move indoors during cooler weather are being identified among data so far this week. The State Health Department reports the death of an … Read more

New ministry outreaches unveiled at Houghton University on eve of spiritual renewal gatherings

Two new community outreach activities were introduced today at Houghton University, occurring on the eve of a three-day set of campus and regional spiritual revival services. The ENCORE! ministry for older adults was re-launched following a pandemic interruption, with many different ongoing social and other activities being organized. In addition, a set of four free … Read more

COVID-19 cases jump again in Allegany County while Hochul drops pandemic emergency orders

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: New COVID-19 cases in Allegany County jumped by more than 20 percent last week, with half the increase from Alfred and Wellsville, while in the meantime, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said she won’t be extending the state of emergency pandemic order when it expires at midnight today. New positives rose from … Read more