Pennsylvania experiencing long line of severe thunderstorms

BREAKING: Pennsylvania counties are experiencing a long line of severe thunderstorms across the northern part of the state at this hour, less than an hour-and-a-half after the National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Prediction Center (SPC) at Norman, Okla., issued a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH. The unusual concentration comes on the five-year anniversary of a strong overnight … Read more

Severe weather potential today in Allegany County, increasing to the south and east

BREAKING: The Southern Tier of New York, including much of Allegany County, and Northern Pennsylvania are under threat of severe weather today, increasing significantly as one travels south and southeast. The National Weather Service (NWS) at Buffalo says a fast moving low pressure system will cross the region today, moving from northwest to southeast, resulting … Read more

Winter Weather Advisory ends, Wind Advisory continues until early afternoon

The Winter Weather Advisory for Allegany and Wyoming counties west has ended earlier than the 2PM original time today, but WIND ADVISORIES continue until that time in Allegany, and until 8PM in Steuben County east and 6PM in Northern Pennsylvania. A FLOOD WARNING continues until Monday afternoon for the Olean area. The number for potential … 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

Winter Weather and Wind Advisories in effect at 11PM, Flood Warning activated in Olean area

BREAKING: New weather advisories and a warning have been activated in the Greater Allegany County area due to anticipated significant wind gusts, dropping temperatures which will turn rain to snow, and flooding conditions already occurring in the Olean area. A current breakdown of weather alerts for Allegany and neighboring areas, as issued by the National … Read more

Flood Warning issued for northwestern Allegany County

BREAKING: A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for northwestern Allegany County west and northwest until 8:15AM this morning due to flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations which is imminent or occurring. Motorists also should be aware of ponding on area roadways. At 4:22AM, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain, with between … Read more

Town of Caneadea, including Houghton, could lose dry town status under state legislation

The Town of Caneadea may lose its ability to keep its community free from alcohol sales. The Associated Press and other media are reporting that a New York State Senate bill, making the sale of alcohol lawful in any municipality that had previously prohibited its sale, and precluding municipalities fromenacting any future prohibition on the … Read more

Marginal risk Thursday of severe weather and excessive rain

EARLY ALERT: A Marginal Risk of both severe weather, primarily from wind, and excessive rain, leading to potential for minor flooding in some locations, is forecast for Thursday in the Allegany County area, with a mixture of rain, thunderstorms and wind being forecast at different times from today through late Saturday night. The National Weather … 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

Cloud cover potential to peak at height of total eclipse today, possible severe weather tomorrow

The greatest possibility of cloud cover blocking the sun will be during the total eclipse period this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service (NWS), with forecasts issued over the weekend continuing to be around an 85 percent chance of the sun being shrouded. NWS projections are for high clouds to move into the area … 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

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

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

Allegany County pancake house featured on CBS News Good Mornings

An Allegany County pancake house, only open nine weeks a year, has drawn the attention of CBS News. Cartwright’s Maple Tree Inn in the Town of Allen was featured yesterday morning in a Flippin’ for Flap Jacks segment as part of a The Dish feature of CBS Mornings. CBS’s Nancy Chen interviewed 92-year-old owner, Virginia … 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

Flood Watches canceled, slippery roads and fog possible

The Flood Watches which were in effect for the region through various parts of today have been canceled as rain has subsided and been replaced by alerts of slippery conditions being possible, primarily in higher elevations, along with patchy dense fog, this morning. Depending on location, National Weather Service (NWS) offices report that visibility may … 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

Flood Watch issued for Allegany County, Western New York, and Northwestern Pennsylvania

UPDATE – 2:10PM Tuesday: The National Weather Service at Binghamton has expanded the FLOOD WATCH to its reporting area, from Steuben County east, for tomorrow morning through Thursday evening. It is forecasting precipitation amounts of two-to-three inches through Thursday night, “with much of this precipitation expected to fall as rain.” The map showing the Flood … Read more

Cuba Library to host gardening classes

A six-session series on the benefits of gardening and how to gain knowledge to maximize the upcoming 2024 growing season will start next week at the Cuba Circulating Library. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Allegany County Master Gardeners David Chamberlain and Cristian Acosta will present the free classes from 1:30PM to 2:30PM Tuesdays, starting April 9, … Read more

Family Resource Center publishes activities calendar for April

The new First Steps Family Resource Center at Wellsville has published its calendar of activities for April, with a host of events being provided without cost. The Center, at 83 North Main Street, is open Mondays through Thursdays for parents and children, with specific activities each day. Further information is available at frc@ardentnetwork.org or (585) … Read more