March 10, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Court comedy coming to Coudersport

One of the nation's most popular basketball comedy crews, the Harlem Wizards, bring their game to Coudersport on Monday, March 19. More...

Crime prevention: it's everyone's business

When it comes to crime, "We're all in this together." Being educated and observant are two ways to prevent crimes and to apprehend their perpetrators. More...

Viewpoints

Publisher's Point Of View

Vacation has come and gone. My pale skin is deep red, heading toward brown. My lips are cracked from too much sun. I've got a nice, new haircut. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

March is always an interesting month. Yes, it "comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb." The government has decreed March as National Women's Month. That got me thinking. More...

Left behind

To the Editor: Congress, which convened this month, needs to bring a complete makeover of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) to the top of its agenda. More...

Community Life

Patients at Elk Regional Medical Center in St. More...

ITEC closing draws nearer

It's the beginning of the end for the Industrial Technical Education Center in Ridgway. A powdered metal die setting program at ITEC will end next week and a new program will not start. The teacher, Jack Kelly, will lose his job at that time. More...

Computer, business classes planned in Port Allegany

Computer education classes on the basics in Microsoft Access, PowerPoint and Outlook, a well as resumewriting and accounting, are being offered in Port Allegany by the Potter County Education Council. More...

Sports

Survival at stake for CHS girls today

Survival is at stake for the Coudersport High School girls' basketball team when it takes the court Saturday afternoon at St. Marys Public. The Falcons (25-2) meet Eisenhower in the first round of the state playoffs, with a 3:00 tipoff. More...

Cowburn on to 'states'

Coudersport freshman Dirk Cowburn stayed alive in the PIAA State Championship Wrestling Tournament late Thusday with a strategic effort in defeating Clifton Hardison of Milton Hershey, 4-0. More...

Do-or-die game for Falcons in Sharon

Coudersport's boys will make a 165-mile trip to Sharon Senior High School on Friday night to play Kennedy Catholic in its own back yard. Game time is 7:30. More...

Candidates line up for county races

There's plenty of interest in open seats on the boards of commissioners and Cameron, Potter and McKean counties. Tuesday was the final day for politicians to file petitions for ballot positions. More...

Guilty verdict in arson case

After nearly two full days of deliberations, jurors on Monday returned with a guilty verdict against the man accused of setting his southern Cameron County business on fire more than five years ago to collect an insurance claim. More...

Time to spring ahead is now!

Remember that Daylight Savings Time arrives at 2:00 a.m. Sunday. Most people turn ahead their clocks before they retire for the night on Saturday. More...

News

Numbers in the news

33 About one-third of Pennsylvanians are missing out on the telephone excise tax refund they're entitled to. Many federal tax returns filed so far have failed to request the refund. Taxpayers can still submit an amended return. More...

Borough reverses itself on dog law officer due to insurance

Emporium will be without a borough dog law officer for a while. Borough Council this week suspended the February hiring of Cameron County SPCA President George Sowers to fill the part-time position. More...

Potter County News

It's what's in the news

Sentenced for theft CLEARFIELD - Two women who admitted taking more than $400,000 from the DuBois, Falls Creek, Sandy Township Transit Authority were sentenced to state prison. Lauri L. More...

Austin area news briefs

Benefit for sixth-graders Austin Area Class of 2013 is holding a meat bundle raffle to raise money for class activities. Tickets are now on sale for $2.00 each, or three for $5.00. The drawing will be held on March 27. More...

Outdoors

Mountain lions: are they here?

The age-old debate about the presence of mountain lions in Pennsylvania is being stoked by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service study announced last week by the Pa. Game Commission. More...

Trout Unlimited banquet March 17

Results of studies on conditions of the Driftwood Branch and a report on the impact of acid precipitation on local waterways will highlight the annual Trout Unlimited banquet, to be held on Sat., March 17, at the Red Fern Convention Center in St. More...

Pennsylvania wild turkey management plan released

A wild turkey management plan for the next 10 years has been released by the Pa. Game Commission. More...

Obituaries

Marlene Rupp

Marlene M. Rupp, 57, of Emporium died Friday (March 2, 2007) at Montefiore University Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Oct. 31, 1949 in St. Marys, a daughter of Wesley S. and Thelma Robertson Ostrum. On Nov. More...

Carol Kite

Carol L. Kite, 58, of Austin, died Saturday (March 3, 2007) in Olean General Hospital. She was born Nov. 9, 1948, in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of Orton O. and Margaret Leasure Stoner. In 1980, in Winchester, Va., she married Gerald A. Kite. Mrs. More...

J. Boyd Jestes

J. Boyd Jestes, 87, of Card Creek Road, died Sunday (March 4, 2007) in the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 9, 1920, in Watauga County, N.C., he was a son of Jesse W. and Rose Byrd Jestes. On Nov. 1, 1941, in Burtville, he married G. More...