Drug overdose training received, with more citizen prevention measures Saturday

Some three dozen Houghton University employees and students, healthcare professionals, and community residents have received state training on how to counter opioid drug overdose deaths, with the greater Allegany County community having additional opportunities this weekend to help address the issue. Mandee Nann, overdose training coordinator with the State Office of Addiction Services and Supports … Read more

Combating drug overdoses is focus this week in Allegany and some adjoining counties

Two events in three Allegany County communities are scheduled this week in an effort to help block drug overdose deaths. Houghton University has several seats remaining for a Wednesday afternoon Naloxone training to equip area residents in administering a free nasal spray which can be provided to counteract opioid drug overdoses, including those which occur … Read more

Final registrations underway for regional Amish Awareness Conference starting Friday at Friendship

Less than a handful of days remain for required registration for a dwindling number of available seats for a regional Amish Awareness Conference being held Friday night and Saturday in Friendship. The April 19-20 event, co-sponsored by the What God is Doing in Friendship ny alliance of churches, Allegany Hope, and Family Life Network Radio, … Read more

Orthodox Christianity and numerous musical events are scheduled this week for the public at Houghton

The director of communications at the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University in New York City, described as a seasoned expert with over 15 years of experience within the Moscow Patriarchate, will present this year’s Second Annual Shirley A. Mullen Lectureship tomorrow night at Houghton University, while a series of musical and other activities … Read more

Woolsey Children’s and Adolescent Literature Collection open at Houghton

Melinda Elwell of Houghton and her children listen as a student from the children’s literature course at Houghton University reads a story this week during the dedication reception for the Woolsey Children’s and Adolescent Literature Collection. The collection, which has opened to the public in the bottom floor of the Willard J. Houghton Library at … Read more

Houghton University opens children and adolescent literature collection and art show, plus more

Houghton University is unveiling a children’s and adolescent literature collection and a graduating seniors art show this week, with receptions, along with hosting additional public events. The first reception will be from 10AM to noon, Thursday, April 11, in the basement level of the Willard J. Houghton Library at 1 Willard Avenue, with the opening … Read more

Regional radio previews Amish Awareness Conference, early registration ends Sunday

A regional radio network has previewed components of the upcoming Amish Awareness Conference in Friendship, with early registration savings ending tomorrow. Family Life Network (FLN), with more than 60 stations in Western and Central New York and Northern Pennsylvania, including two in Allegany County, featured the primary Mission to Amish People (MAP) presenter, Samuel Girod, … Read more

Prescription Drug Take Back this month at Andover and Wellsville

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office is hosting its biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day in Andover and Wellsville this month to keep the unused medicines off the street and out of the hands of drug abusers, children and public water supplies. The spring event will be held from 10AM to 2PM, Saturday, April 27, at … Read more

Public focus on theology and culture scheduled at Houghton University

An Old Testament Bible scholar will be the presenter for this year’s public Woolsey Lecture Series in Theology and Culture next month at Houghton University. John H. Walton, Ph.D., professor emeritus of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Graduate School in Illinois, will discuss Listening Ears and Teachable Minds: Letting the Text Speak on Its … Read more

Many free public music performances available this month at Houghton University

A host of free musical opportunities are being offered through next week by the Greatbatch School of Music at Houghton University, including a performance this Saturday night by Cuban classical guitarist Manuel Barrueco, and two combined university-high school concerts. The Spanish performer will play at a 7:30PM to 9PM, March 16, during an appearance in … Read more

Juried student art exhibition opens Friday at Houghton University

Houghton University will open its 35th Annual Student Juried Art Exhibition Friday night with a reception and awards ceremony. The event, with music and refreshments, will take place from 6:30PM to 8PM in the Ortlip Gallery in the Center for the Arts Building on the 1 Willard Avenue campus. Any Houghton student is able each … Read more

Two free public concerts scheduled this week at Houghton University

The Houghton University Chamber Choir and a United States Air Force Heritage Winds group will provide free back-to-back concerts for the public this week. The University group will perform Christ With Me, a concert postponed from two weeks ago, from 6:30PM to 7:30PM Wednesday, February 21, in the Atrium of the Center for the Arts, … 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

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