West Valley Woman Sentenced for DWI with Child in Car
(WNY News Now) -A 45-year-old West Valley woman was sentenced in West Valley, New York, on Monday December 4, 2023 for driving under the influence with a child in the vehicle. West Valley, N.Y. – Christina Gast, a West Valley resident has been sentenced to two years of probation following her conviction for Driving While Intoxicated. The incident took place around February 2, 2021, in the Town of Ashford. Gast operated a vehicle on a public highway while intoxicated, with a child present in the car.
Arrest Made Following Motor Vehicle Accident
(WNY News Now) – An Angola, NY resident was arrested on December 2, 2023 around 1:30 PM, following an investigation into a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Salamanca. Salamanca, N.Y. – Fred W. Phillips Jr., 31, of Angola, NY, was arrested on December 2, 2023 at approximately 1:30 PM after an inquiry into a motor vehicle accident in the Town of Salamanca. Deputies allegedly discovered Phillips was in possession of a bolt-action rifle, and further investigation unveiled his prior felony conviction in New York State.
Bowl-ify in the Heart of Franklinville
FRANKLINVILLE, NY — Bowl-ify has found a new home at 30 Park Square in Franklinville – thanks to the dedicated efforts of business owners Stefani Lebrenz and her mother, Karen Mulcahy. Originally making waves in Niagara Falls, where customers couldn’t resist the allure of hot mac and cheese...
Olean Woman Sentenced for Criminal Possession
(WNY News Now) – An Olean, New York, woman has been sentenced to two plus two years in the New York State Department of Corrections for her involvement in criminal possession of a controlled substance in the fifth degree. Olean, New York – Lisa Pheardsorf, a resident of Olean,...
Salamanca Resident Pleads Guilty to Petit Larceny Charges
(WNY News Now) – A Salamanca, New York woman has entered a guilty plea to an indictment accusing her of Petit Larceny, involving the theft of property exceeding $3,000 between March and July 2022 in the City of Salamanca. Salamanca, N.Y. – Michelle Booth-Garland, aged 52, admitted guilt to...
Cattaraugus Woman Sentenced for Larceny Involving Firearms
(WNY News Now) – A Salamanca, NY, woman received sentencing for petit larceny, involving the theft of firearms. Salamanca, NY – On November 26 and December 5, 2019, Cheyenne Armstrong stole one or more firearms, rifles, or shotguns in the City of Salamanca. The court imposed a one-year conditional discharge for the incident.
Great Lakes Cheese Facility
Over in Franklinville, the little village that stands to reap big rewards once the sprawling 486,000 square-foot Great Lakes Cheese facility opens in late 2024, Mayor Michael Sikora sees a big future. Sikora lives near the new plant and, like thousands living here and passing through, he has witnessed the...
Sheriff Seeks Public’s Help in Trespass Incident Investigation
(WNY News Now) – Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb urges community cooperation in identifying an individual linked to multiple trespass complaints in the Village of Allegany and St. Bonaventure campus. Cattaraugus County, N.Y. – The Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance in identifying an individual involved in a series...
Alert-Sex Offender Relocation Notice
CATTARAUGUS, NY – MATTHEW GIMBRONE has moved from 35 Waverly St Apt 3, Cattaraugus, NY 14719 to 35 WAVERLY ST APT 1, CATTARAUGUS, NY 14719. Please access the Sex Offender Sub-directory from the Division of Criminal Justice Services website by clicking on the following link for additional details for this move. Thank you. http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/SomsSUBDirectory/offenderDetails.jsp?offenderid=34037.
Inmate Receives Seven-Year Sentence for Second-Degree Burglary
(WNY News Now) – A Wyoming County Jail inmate has been handed a seven-year prison term along with five years of post-release supervision. This follows his conviction on charges of Second-Degree Burglary in a New York state correctional facility. Wyoming County, N.Y. – In a legal outcome stemming from...
19 Cattaraugus County Restaurants With Health Inspection Violations Last Month
If you live in Cattaraugus County and you plan on dining out, you definitely need to check out this list. These 19 restaurants had critical health inspection violations in November. According to StateFoodSafety.com, food inspectors look for things like food temperatures, refrigerator and freezer unit temperatures, running water, proper utensils...
WNY Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Burglary
(WNY News Now) – Yorkshire, N.Y. – A Buffalo, New York, man has entered a guilty plea for attempted burglary in the third degree, acknowledging charges stemming from an incident on November 9, 2022, in the Town of Yorkshire. James Kenner’s guilty plea involves accusations of entering or...
Man wanted on 4 charges in PA stopped, captured in Cattaraugus County
He's been taken into custody as a fugitive from justice.
Dogs in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in friendship, NY?
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of friendship..
Arrest Made in Criminal Mischief Case
(WNY News Now) – Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office apprehends a 37-year-old man for alleged criminal mischief at the County Jail. Cattaraugus County, N.Y. – Following an investigation by the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Bureau, Brian M. Johnson was arrested on December 4, 2023, at 1:15 pm. The charges include one count of Criminal Mischief in the third degree. Johnson is accused of forcefully removing a phone from the wall of the Cattaraugus County Jail’s recreation room, subsequently hurling it across the space.
Law Firms Join Forces
A recent merger has been made between a local Ellicottville law firm, Peters & Moriarty P.C., with the long-standing Hamburg-based firm, Attea & Attea P.C. The joining of these practices brings on an array of legal services to be offered, along with the additional resources needed, to help each and every client in the area. The merger will operate under the name Attea & Attea and also welcomes Ellicottville attorney, Kathleen Moriarty to the firm.
Must Read Op-Ed: Belfast NY Fire Chief sounds the alarm
“Do I need to paint the town hall green to get your attention?”. I’ve been a Volunteer Fireman in Belfast for 24 years. Left my family in the middle of storms to clear roadways so that community members could go home and tuck their own kids in for the night. Left my children sleeping to rush face first into a burning home to try and save family memories from ash. I don’t currently live in Belfast but I’ve alw”ays considered it home.
Project Christmas: The True Spirit of the Season
This is the season of celebration. People coming together over a huge meal, making merry, opening gifts and sharing the joy with your friends and family. But for some, that joy is overshadowed by the burdens of regular life. With bills on the rise and inflation adding to the situation, some families do not have the ability to provide gifts to their children during the holidays. But do not fret, this isn’t a sad story, this is a Christmas tale and it has a happy ending. The Ellicottville Central School’s Project Christmas is here to help.
Today the gas price is close to $3.79 in Allegany as of 2023-12-08. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.185, a week ago the price is $3.248 , according to AAA.
Southern Tier Health Care System Receives Federal Grant
WASHINGTON — Southern Tier Health Care System Inc. has received $120,348 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program. “This grant underscores a shared commitment to ensure that residents in Southwestern New York have access to the highest standard of holistic healthcare services,” Donna L. Kahm, the organization’s president and CEO, said. “The Southern Tier Health Care System is dedicated to working with our federal partners to offer a wide range of tangible assistance to our underserved communities.” According to the USDA, the funds will be used to provide training opportunities for health care professionals to better address opioid and substance-use disorders and mental health care. “This significant federal investment in Southern Tier Health Care Systems will allow them to bolster their staff training and services in Cattaraugus County,” Rep. Nick Langworthy, who announced the grant Tuesday, said. Langworthy’s district includes the Greater Olean area. Southern Tier Health Care System is headquartered in Olean.