Allegany County

Allegany County Industrial Development Agency

Apparently, there is still a possible future for a giant cheese factory and warehouse planned for Allegany County.

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In a review of the state's economy, Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's office states that sales tax collections in April were more than forty-five percent higher than the same period last year.

Houghton College

Houghton College has named Wayne Lewis Jr. as the college's 6th president, replacing Shirley Mullen, who announced last fall she would retire this year after 15 years leading the Christian college in Allegany County.

Two more local lawmakers have announced they tested positive for the coronavirus.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to mandate internet service providers in New York to offer high-speed internet to low-income consumers at $15 per month, and is seeking to create a fund for families that can’t afford it at that rate.

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There are not many local races of note within Steuben and Allegany County this year, but early voting indicates there will be a large turnout in these rural areas. So what’s drawing residents to the polls? Hornell Evening Tribune reporter and regional editor Chris Potter tells WBFO it’s Donald Trump.

Allegany, Chautauqua and Genesee counties have each reported their first COVID-19 death.

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An Allegany County teen accused of killing his parents said it was actually the father who killed the mother. That was the testimony Tuesday during a preliminary hearing, according to the Olean-Times Herald.

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An Allegany County teenager has been charged with two counts of murder and two counts of manslaughter in connection with a fatal fire Thursday morning in the Town of Clarksville.

WBFO is getting ready for Election Day 2019 by asking around Western New York, "what's on the minds of voters in your part of the region?" Today, we go to Allegany County, where Wellsville Daily Regional Editor Chris Potter tells us that beyond the race for the State Senate's empty 57th District seat, it's a more quiet election cycle. But that doesn't mean there's a lack of issues.

Dansville Schools

New York State Police say driver inexperience, distraction and speed were factors in a crash that killed four teenagers and injured a fifth over the weekend.

Four teens killed in Allegany County crash

Jul 28, 2019

Authorities say four teenagers were killed and another was injured in a crash Saturday morning in Allegany County.

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There is a proposal for a major new wind farm complex in three area counties with millions of dollars in revenue and millions paid out to the landowners who lease the property for 117 planned windmills.


Taxes for Airbnb hosts haven’t been the clearest in the past. A new agreement between the hospitality service and Allegany County should now make it easier. On top of that, rural areas are seeing an increase in Airbnb usage.

Seneca Nation

The Seneca Nation is getting nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to help provide safer housing on Seneca territory.

Canada Dry sued over lack of ginger in its ginger ale

Jul 31, 2018
Canada Dry

A Western New York woman has filed suit against Canada Dry over what she said is false advertising for the company’s ginger ales.

Congressman Brian Higgins

The pressure is growing on Siemens to keep its former Dresser-Rand plant in Wellsville open. Joining the fight Wednesday to protect 250 layoffs are House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Brian Higgins and other Democrats who say the company is violating its promise to create jobs while benefiting from GOP tax breaks.

There was plenty of criticism from Southern Tier residents Monday night during an informational meeting about a planned wind turbine project for the towns of Arcade, Centerville, Farmersville, Freedom and Rushford.

Dresser Rand

The union representing 250 machinists at Dresser-Rand in Wellsville said it was "shocked" to learn the Coats Street plant will close, laying off its 250 employees.

DEC seeks input on Southern Tier gas pipeline

Oct 9, 2017

The Department of Environmental Conservation is looking for input from Allegany County residents as National Fuel looks to install a 1.5-mile gas pipeline along Stone Dam Road.

New York State Police say they have charged a Chautauqua County woman and her 26-year-old son with fatally shooting the woman's ex-boyfriend in his home.

Richard Smith

Allegany County is rural and thinly populated. Few have high-speed broadband internet service that is common in much of the rest of New York State. So the county is setting up its own wireless system as an alternative.

Jonny Moran

State police say their intensive search for two escaped prisoners this weekend in Allegany County was based on a credible tip, but they added that there were no confirmed sightings of Richard Matt and David Sweat, who have been at large since June 6.

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The Red Cross was called to assist after two fires in the Southern Tier.

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Law enforcement agents targeted Allegany County on Friday, arresting eleven suspects in a drug sting operation.

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Western New York saw it first significant snow of the season on Saturday.

Lake effect snows brought several inches of accumulation to regions where persistent snows are common. Locations in Allegany County measured 4 inches of snow, and South Dayton in Cattaraugus County reported 5 inches of accumulation.

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ffect snow is being forecast through the next 24 hours.

An Andover man was taken into custody in the early hours on Saturday.

Twenty-four year old Aaron Maier faces numerous charges, including 3rd degree rape and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. He is also accused of not formally securing his information with the New York State Sex Offender Registry.

He was previously charged with sexual misconduct in 2009.

Maier is being held in the Allegany County Jail in lieu of bail or bond.

In an attempt to draw potential patrons, 25 years ago a group of artists and crafters known as the Allegany Artisans opened their studios for a weekend of public tours. This Saturday and Sunday, 48 artisans and 39 studios will be ready to welcome Buffalo-area inspiration seekers and shoppers.

HM Bateman and her husband Jim Horn, who crafts pins and other creations, have been involved in theAllegany Artisans tour almost from the beginning.

"Many of our artisans draw from their natural surroundings," Bateman told WBFO News.

Victims of Bolivar fire identified

Aug 20, 2012

The three victims of a house fire in Allegany County have been identified.

Forty-two-year-old Tina Kemp and two of her grandchildren, 2-year-old Jessica Holmes and 3-year-old Eric Holmes, died in the fast moving fire on Horse Run Road in the Town of Bolivar Sunday.

The house was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived around 4:15 a.m. Sunday. Officials say there were apparently no working smoke detectors in the house, which might have made a difference.