March 17, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Melted snow had already swelled area waterways, so when heavy rains fell early T h u r s d a y morning, many rivers overflowed their banks. The flooding resulted in evacuations, mudslides and road closings. There were no injuries. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

It's all about the money. No matter what subject arises, it seems to always come down to the bottom line. Take the Pa. Game Commission. More...

Carl G. Roe is executive director of the Pa. Game Commission. The fact that our deer program is a point of contention is a serious concern for us and sportsmen. More...

In honor of Saint Patrick

So just who is this Saint Patrick, whose day we celebrate each year with corned beef and cabbage, green beer and the wearing of the green? He was the patron saint of Ireland, one of the most recognized figures in the Christian faith. More...

Outdoors

Bigger trout being stocked

Longer, heavier trout are being stocked by the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission this year, in preparation for the April 14 season opener. On the flip side, the PFBC has cut the number of trout to be stocked by about 20%. More...

Everyone watches for the arrival of the American Robin in March as the first sign of spring. Experienced bird watchers know, though, that there are many other species to watch for when March begins. One is the red-winged black bird, pictured here. More...

Scientific deer study continues

A scientific study of Pennsylvania's deer population enters its third year. Results will be used to help the Pa. Game Commission decide how many antlerless deer-hunting licenses to sell. Researchers from Penn State University and the Pa. More...

'Wilds' working

State project steering tourists here

Year three of the state-led "Pennsylvania Wilds" tourist promotion strategy continues with aggressive marketing activities. There are signs that the concerted effort to dissolve county borders and market the Wilds as a region are bearing fruit. More...

Shortage of mental health professionals

A shortage of mental health professionals in the region has local leaders looking into offering services through the Internet, known as telepsychiatry, in place of face-to-face consultations. More...

Wind companies busy

A public meeting will be held later this month in the heart of the area being targeted by international energy giant AES Corporation for an industrial wind plant. More...

News

Numbers in the news

34.7M There are 34.7 million U.S. residents who claim Irish ancestry. This number is almost nine times the population of Ireland itself (4.2 million). More...

Cameron real estate transactions

On Feb. 2, Ferdinand L. Petrazio Jr. to David T. Petrazio in Emporium for $1. On Feb. 2, Joan Lucille Vassallo to Charles R. Vassallo in Lumber for $1. On Feb. 5, Jo Ann Crosby to John F. McManigle in Emporium Borough for $1. On Feb. More...

Jobless rate inching higher

About six percent of adults in Cameron and Potter counties are actively seeking jobs, according to the latest report from the Pa. Labor Department. Potter County's jobless rate edged up to 6.1% in February. More...

Community Life

Chip carving workshop

Experienced carver Mahlon Davenport will present a fourclass chip carving workshop in Port Allegany. Chip carving is conducted on a flat or curved wood surface. More...

Children from Northern Tier Community Action Corp. took advantage of Tuesday's spring-like conditions to walk through Emporium and enjoy the warm weather. More...

Irish dinner & music in Austin

Austin United Methodist Church will hold an Irish Dinner, complete with live music, on Saint Patrick's Day, March 17. Serving is from 5:00 p.m. until 6:30, followed by a performance by Confluence starting at 7:00. Cost of the dinner is by donation. More...

Sports

Jack Solveson

John (Jack) Solveson, 86, of Emporium, died Friday (March 2, 2007) in Fort Myers, Fla. Born April 20, 1920 in Emporium, he was a son of Reuben and Lila Solveson. Mr. More...

Austin celebrates '06 baseball successes

Austin Baseball Association held its awards presentation for the 2006 season on Sunday at the school. Nearly 75 players, coaches and parents attended. Outgoing association president Bill Walker was emcee. More...

Austin Area School continues to develop young basketball players in grades seven and eight, helping them to learn the basics and prepare them for the JV and varsity teams. Here are the members of this year's junior high teams. More...