March 24, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Windfall coming from state coffers

Robbing Peter to pay Paul doesn't sound so bad if you're Paul. That's why local government officials in Potter and Cameron counties are in a celebratory mood these days. More...

Elk viewing center gets 'green' light

The state is putting its financial muscle behind elk tourism for the region in a big way -- as in $5 million! It will take the form of a massive elk-watching and education center near Benezette in Elk County. More...

Viewpoints

'Cameron County has no will to fight'

Stanley N. Alpert is a former federal prosecutor who now heads the New York-based Alpert Firm, specializing in environmental and toxic tort cases for harm caused by pollution. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

This weekend, just a sliver of the moon appears in the eastern sky. The new moon will progress through its phases and be full again on April 2. The moon has been the topic of several love songs. More...

Publisher's Point Of View

A day I can still recall was occupying my mind Wednesday morning during the weekday routine of venturing from the prairie of my home's shrinking safety into the growing social wilderness beyond. More...

Outdoors

Deer kill figures released

The Pa. Game Commission this week reported the deer kill at 361,560 for the 2006-07 seasons, slightly higher than the figure of 354,390 from the previous year. More...

Bigger trout being stocked

Longer, heavier trout are being stocked by the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) this year, in preparation for the April 14 season opener. Volunteers are welcome to help with the stocking. More...

Canoe Classic draws closer

Plans are in place for the 33rd annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic, with early indications that Mother Nature might cooperate and bring optimum cruising conditions. More...

Obituaries

Virginia McOmber

Virginia Mae McOmber, 85, formerly of Summit Road, died Wednesday (March 14, 2007) at the Ball Pavilion in Harbor Creek. Born in Ludlow on Sept. 15, 1921, she was a daughter of John William and Mabel Lindquist Johnson. More...

Frederick McLeod

Frederick A. McLeod, 77, of Route 607, died Saturday (March, 17, 2007) in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Born Aug. 18, 1929, in Keating Summit, he was the son of Horace A. and Lillian O. Lewis McLeod. Mr. More...

Carl Stone

Carl E. Stone, 71, of Smethport, died Thursday (March 15, 2007) in the Lake View Personal Care Home, Smethport. Born March 13, 1936, in Genesee, he was the son of Nola and Hazel Dryer Stone. He served with the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1958. More...

County will get Tennis Center

A massive building erected several years ago on the west side of Coudersport as a recreation center will apparently come under public ownership. More...

The longer, warmer days of late March are triggering the area's maple trees to produce the sweet sap that some people collect, strain and boil into pure maple syrup. More...

Lundberg announces closing

Something had to give as the opening of Emporium's new Rite Aid Pharmacy and merchandise store drew closer. On Monday, it did. More...

Tense moments before fire contained

There were some tense moments in Emporium Sunday evening after a delivery truck driver discovered a fire at the base of a liquid hydrogen storage tank at the GKN Sinter Metals plant on Barton Street, commonly referred to as "Plant Two." An Air Liqu More...

News

Numbers in the news

41 Cost of mailing a letter will go up to 41 cents on May 14, but postal customers will able to lock in that price indefinitely by buying the new "forever stamp." That stamp will be valid for mailing a letter no matter how much rates increase. More...

Jury hangs; ex-police chief to face new trail

on two more serious felony Potter County District counts stemming from the Attorney Dawn Finkwill decide disappearance of the controlled soon whether to retry her case substance. against former Austin Police Charges were filed by Pa. More...

Maxx Show coming

Austin Area School will host the Vincent Maxx hypnosis entertainment show next Wednesday night at 7:00 as a fund-raiser for students Whitney Crosby and Rayna Valenti. More...

Community Life

The family of Marlene Rupp would like to thank all Marlene's friends who helped her or offered prayers and cards during her illness. We would also like to thank everyone for the words of comfort and sympathy when we needed it the most. More...

Mr. and Mrs. Ron Horning announce the engagement of their daughter, Gabrielle Corinn Horning, to Kevin James Vasalinda, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Vasalinda of Williamsport. More...

Group plans trip to former brick works

A local group devoted to history and family research will be exploring the remains of a brick factory in Cameron County on Saturday, March 31. Cameron County Genealogy Club members will hike into the former location of Calder Brick Works. More...

Sports

Mountain View bowling results

Monday Men's Merchant Pesces 51-29, Mountain View 49-31, Cabin Kitchen 32- 48, L and M Lumber 28-52. Top scores this week: Justin Bure 233-635, Ron Bure 225, Bob Foster 237-676, Jim McLeod 225. More...

Fast Break girls learn basics

Fifth- and sixth-grade girls from Cameron County, playing under the team name "Fast Break," got some early exposure to basketball competition during the recently completed season. More...

'Pitch, Hit, Run' April 28 in Austin

Austin Baseball Association will hold its second annual Pitch, Hit & Run competition on Saturday, April 28, at the Gary Williams Memorial Baseball Fields in Austin. More...