Elder Abuse Prevention conference this week

Senior citizens and caregivers can learn about various aspects of elder abuse and its prevention, from physical to financial, Friday during an Elder Abuse Prevention Conference at the Genesee Valley Central School at Belmont. Sessions, hosted by the Allegany County Office for the Aging and the Finger Lakes VA Health Care Systems, will be held … Read more

Over 20,000 free online videos available today at Family Fun Day in Wellsville

Parents, caregivers and other adults will have an opportunity today to access over 20,000 free videos for children, youth and themselves during Family Fun Day in Wellsville, just one of more than a dozen free and primarily-free activities this weekend throughout Allegany County. Allegany Hope will be at Family Fun Day from 10AM to 2PM … Read more

Fun and safety events for children and families this Saturday at Wellsville and other locations

Family Fun and the Spring National Prescription Drug Take Back days are among many fun and safety activities this weekend in Wellsville, with others in various parts of Allegany County. Allegany Hope will be joining several other community organizations at Family Fun Day from 10AM to 2PM at the American Legion at 23 Jefferson Street … Read more

Fire danger warnings issued on 570,000 Kia and Hyundai car models

BREAKING: More than 570,000 Kia and Hyundai owners need to keep their cars outside and away from other vehicles, homes and other structures due to fire potentials, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA). The agency reports that the motor companies have issued recalls on 2022-2023 Santa Cruz, 2019-2023 Hyundai Santa Fe, … Read more

Two Allegany County schools receive technology and security funding

The Wellsville and Scio school districts will be receiving more than $700,000 total for classroom technology and security upgrades in their buildings. Wellsville Central School will receive $373,100 for classroom technology and Scio Central School $350,000 for high tech security as part of $31.4 million awarded for 61 awards statewide under the Smart Schools Bond … Read more

Conagra Brands recalls over 2.5 million pounds of canned goods

BREAKING: Conagra Brands is recalling more than 2.5 million pounds of canned meat and poultry products due to a packaging defect which may cause the products to become contaminated without showing any outward signs of contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) reports the nationwide recall is for certain items … Read more

Elder workshops to be held in Belmont

Concerns about elder abuse and cybersecurity related to older adults will be discussed next month during Allegany County Office for the Aging-hosted workshops at Belmont. Social workers will discuss Elder Abuse Awareness from 1PM to 2:30PM Tuesday, December 6, and Alfred State College faculty and cyber security students will review internet safety from 1PM to … Read more

Shun the myths and keep Thanksgiving dinner and guests safe

HEALTH ALERT: Keep Thanksgiving safe this year, advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture, by avoiding misinformation and myths picked up from social media and other sources. The agency, which even has a meat and poultry safety division which is available on Thanksgiving morning, provides the following information to avoid embarrassment or family sickness: >>> MYTH … Read more

Allegany County COVID-19 cases soar by 51% in new weekly data report

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: COVID-19 cases in Allegany County, NY, not only reversed last week from lower levels but soared by 51 percent. The numbers come from the Allegany County Department of Health, as of yesterday, in response to our Allegany Hope Community News daily Freedom of Information requests for localized data. The Wellsville area, as … Read more

Mandatory NYS employee sexual harassment training enters fourth year

New York State employers and employees now have entered the fourth year of required sexual harassment prevention training in the workplace. The law, which went into effect in October 2018, requires all employers to provide training against sexual harassment to any new employee and to renew such training once a year for all employees. Guidance … Read more

Prescription Drug Take Backs at Angelica and Cuba Saturday to aid anti-drug abuse efforts

Allegany County, NY, residents will have an opportunity tomorrow to join many others throughout the nation in helping to get unused prescription drugs off the street and out of the hands of drug abusers, children and public water supplies. The Allegany County Sheriff’s Office NY is hosting its biannual Prescription Drug Take Back Day from … Read more

Allegany County COVID-19 cases plummet back to summer levels

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Known Allegany County, NY COVID-19 cases have dropped for a second straight week, with positives plummeting 54 percent from a short-term peak two weeks ago, but numbers in the Wellsville zip code have jumped 39 percent in the latest seven-day period. All of this comes amidst national reports today that a seasonal … Read more

Annual hazardous waste collection a success in Allegany County

Allegany County, NY, residents were able to rid themselves of more than 1,200 gallons and 175 pounds of hazardous waste during this year’s disposal opportunity. County Public Works Superintendent Thomas Windus told the Board of Legislators Public Works Committee this week that the department served 117 households during the September annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection … Read more

Allegany County COVID-19 cases continue to rise going into the weekend

BREAKING – EXCLUSIVE: Allegany County, NY, is entering another weekend with a jump in weekly COVID-19 cases to date, and with significant numbers of positives being of note in several parts of the county. The Allegany County Department of Health, in response to our daily Freedom of Information (FOIL) requests for localized data is reporting … Read more

Vaccine clinics, including flu and COVID boosters, scheduled from Saturday into October.

COVID-19, flu and immunization vaccine clinics have been scheduled for the rest of this month and into October by the Allegany County Department of Health, in addition to a free COVID-only clinic tomorrow at the Remote Area Medical (RAM) clinic in Belmont. Saturday’s 7AM to noon appearance at the free medical, dental and vision, including … Read more

Free Child Car Safety Seat Checks being held Saturday in Wellsville

A free child car seat safety check will be provided Saturday at the Wellsville campus of Alfred State College as part of national Child Passenger Safety Week. Ardent Solutions, Inc., Safe Kids Southern Tier New York, and the NYS University Police at Alfred State College will provide car seat information from 10AM to 2PM September … Read more

New variant-specific COVID-19 boosters available this week in Allegany County

BREAKING: Free COVID-19 vaccine boosters, which specifically target the current BA.4 and BA.5 Omicron variants, cases of which are expected to continue to increase with the onset of winter weather, now are becoming available in Allegany County. The first public clinics will be held from 10AM to 7PM this Thursday, September 22, at the Cuba … Read more