Free food events Saturday at Wellsville

Wellsville area residents have two opportunities for free simple lunches and other family activities tomorrow in Wellsville. Starting at noon, the third Saturday of the month free Community Meal will be held at the Wellsville Creative Art Center, 124 North Main Street. The activity, often held across the street at the David A. Howe Public … Read more

Over eight tons of ground beef sold at Walmarts being recalled for possible E. coli contamination

A ground beef provider to Walmart is recalling over 16,000 pounds, or eight tons, of ground beef produced and distributed last week nationally, including to stores at Hornell and Olean, due to possible E. coli contamination. The nationwide recall by Cargill Meat Solutions of Hazleton, Pa., was reported this week in six categories by the … Read more

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

Houghton University senior adults group delves into retirement planning

A senior adults group at Houghton University is embarking on a free weekly afternoon discussion series to explore some of the issues associated with planning for or being in the midst of retirement. ENCORE! is hosting five Thursday sessions, entitled Daring to Live Into Resurrection Community, from 4PM to 5:30PM, through May 9, in its … Read more

P&G recalls millions of detergent bags due to ‘risk of serious injury’

BREAKING: The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is reporting this morning that Procter and Gamble is recalling 8.2 million bags of Tide Pods, Gain Flings, Ace Pods and Ariel Pods liquid laundry detergent packets packaged in flexible film bags due to risk of serious injury if the containers split open. The hazard notice advises … Read more

Jones Memorial Hospital increasing urgent care hours, adds healthcare providers

Jones Memorial Hospital in Wellsville is expanding its Urgent Care Center hours and also has added a new pediatrics doctor to its staff. Starting Monday, April 1, urgent care will be available from 11AM to 7PM, seven days a week, with Kereime Perese, NP, and Jessica Lippa, FNP, joining that unit and providing almost exclusive … Read more

Houghton University to host free Naloxone drug overdose reversal training

Required registration is underway for a free public naloxone training next month at Houghton which will include a Narcan kit to reverse drug overdoses involving opioids. Houghton University will host the 2PM to 4PM Wednesday, April 24, event at its Nielsen Physical Education Center on Campground Road, sponsored by the state Office of Addiction Services … Read more

National Marriage Week brings aid for those wishing to improve marriages, including those struggling

Many organizations throughout the United States have been focused on matrimony during the past week in observance of National Marriage Week which ends tomorrow with Valentine’s Day. Free online resources, including many available through Allegany Hope’s association with RightNow Media@Work, are designed to aid in enhancing marriages, including those which may be struggling, and others … 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

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

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

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

Help family members and friends by becoming an Information Ambassador

ANALYSIS: The wind storms, power outages and other weather-related events of the past week throughout the Allegany County region, along with potentially dangerous windchills this coming week, are once again demonstrating the need for individuals and communities to come together to share information and support one another. During the past eight days, over 125 people … Read more

Dozens of free online Christmas videos available for children and adults of all ages

Allegany Hope is making dozens of online Christmas videos for all ages available without cost to area residents. Our organization’s community subscription allows access to more than 20,000 online videos and movies overall as part of the RightNow Media @Work library. In addition to Christmas and other holidays offerings, a broad selection of materials are … Read more

Roae transfers from Belmont to new UR Medicine practice in Olean

A family nurse practitioner who has been in practice at Belmont for the past five years now is at a new UR Medicine Oncology, Rheumatology & Infusion Center which has opened in Olean. Jones Memorial Hospital reports that David Roae, FNP-BC, formerly at its Belvidere Family Practice north of Belmont, is partnering with Dr. James … Read more

Friendship churches join together to host free community Family Day Celebration next week

Several Friendship churches are joining together next week for a new community Family Day Celebration and Wellness Fair, with a simple meal, kid’s games, hundreds of dollars in giveaways and prizes, and information on community resources which can benefit individuals and families being provided. The free event will be held from 5PM to 7PM on … Read more

Free medical clinic for children and adults scheduled next month in Olean

A Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic for free medical, dental and vision services, including eyeglasses, will be held on Saturday-Sunday, September 9-10, at the Olean YMCA. No clinic is being held this year in Allegany County. The parking lot at the facility will open at midnight each day for first-come, first-served access, with services starting … Read more

Friendship churches joining together to address community needs

A group of Friendship churches today introduced a new What God is Doing in Friendship ny initiative which is designed to highlight what God, through His congregations, is doing within the community and new ministries to help address the needs of its residents, including engagement of a children, youth and families ministry director. A new … Read more