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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Free emergency kits to be provided at Friendship and Houghton Citizen Preparedness Corps workshops

A free emergency backpack kit is being made available to area households next month during two New York National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps workshops in Friendship and Houghton, coordinated by an outreach alliance of Friendship churches, Houghton Academy, and Allegany Hope Community News. The sessions, which require pre-registration, are being held from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, … Read more

Officials warn on Thanksgiving meals and fires

Although Thanksgiving is a time for annual get-togethers with family and friends, officials are warning to take precautions in regard to food, fires and illnesses. The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) cautions as it relates to Preparing Your Holiday Turkey Safely, including thawing, preparation, serving and retention of leftovers at https://bit.ly/3G9ebxl. The … Read more

FDA issues widespread eye drops recall, second significant safety alert for today

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has increased to 27 its list of widely sold eye drops which should cease to be used immediately due to potential risk of eye infections which “could result in partial vision loss or blindness.” Tonight’s alert updates a list which first was reported Friday and includes products sold … Read more