Outdoor fire weather concerns pick up

The National Weather Service (NWS) has posted a Special Weather Statement in regard to outdoor conditions creating potential for brush fires in Allegany, Livingston and Monroe counties east. “Dry conditions again today will continue to dry out fine fuels, such as leaf litter and grass,” it reports. “This will combine with southerly wind gusts of … 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

Allegany County residents will experience divide for Monday’s total eclipse

Allegany County residents in the northwestern part of Allegany County will be able to experience a total solar eclipse for a brief period tomorrow afternoon, weather permitting, while those to the south will only receive a partial view. The eclipse, the first in Western New York since 1925, almost a century ago, will cross North … 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

Allegany County Sheriff schedules mandatory Safe Boating Certificate course for operators

The Allegany County Sheriff’s Department will host a free, eight-hour state Safe Boating Course Sunday for county residents or taxpayers, one of five mandatory training opportunities for operators being held through May. The eight-hour certificate requirement is for anyone born on or after January 1, 1978, or currently 46 years of age or younger, who … Read more

Time running out on free emergency go-kits and preparedness trainings

Required registrations are closing for limited seating to obtain free emergency backpack kits this week at National Guard Citizen Preparedness Corps trainings in Houghton and Friendship. A free go-kit is being made available to each pre-registered area household during duplicate sessions from 6:30PM to 8:30PM, Thursday, February 8, at Houghton Academy at 9790 Thayer Street, … Read more

Dense Fog Advisory issued for Allegany County west and north, a little less to the east; rain continues

BREAKING: A DENSE FOG ADVISORY has been issued for Allegany County and the remainder of Western New York until noon Thursday, with “visibility as low as one quarter mile at times in dense fog,” according to the National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo. Visibility may be as low as a half mile in Steuben County … Read more

Prepare for high winds, followed by dropping temperatures for the next week

HIGH WIND WARNINGS, intermixed with rain and snow, for Western New York, including Allegany County, WINTER STORM WARNINGS to the west and northwest with major snowfall, and WIND ADVISORIES for Steuben County east and neighboring Pennsylvania counties, are all combining with gradually dropping temperatures and windchills reaching zero and below by Sunday night and continuing … Read more

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