April 21, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Engineer: 'I'm still trying to figure out what happened'

Case bound over to trial

The Norfolk Southern Railroad engineer who was at the controls when a freight train derailed last June 30 near Gardeau claims a memory lapse at the time of the crash, according to evidence aired at his preliminary hearing on Monday. More...

Major employer in the wings

An apparent frontrunner has emerged in the race to occupy the former "Tennis Center" and bring dozens of new jobs to Coudersport. More...

Viewpoints

Publisher's Point Of View

As Jimmy Buffett laments in in the song in which he coined the phrase "we are the people our parents warned us about," sometimes I wish I could go back to the days "before I knew what cash flow meant." But, that's not the path I've chosen, as I've More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

On the Thursday before Easter, my wife and I headed toward Dallas, Ga. As soon as we hit Interstate 80, we hit all kinds of snow showers. It got to the point where you could hardly see the road. More...

Lives At Stake

To the editor:

Over the last week or so, there has been much controversy over having ALS (Advanced Life Support) based in Cameron County for our citizens. More...

Community Life

Alumni Banquet plans announced

The Cameron County Alumni Banquet has been scheduled for the evening of Saturday, May 26, from 6:00 to 8:00 in the high school gymnasium. This marks the 118th year alumni from the local school have gathered. More...

These new books now at Moscato Brown Library

Several new books have been added to the collection at the Barbara Moscato Brown Library in Emporium. Among the new selections: The Fiber 35 Diet: Nature's Weight Loss Secret, by Brenda Watson, CNC with Leonard Smith, MD. More...

Mountain Laurel Federal Credit Union was recently honored with its 11th consecutive "five-star rating" from Bauer Financial Inc., the nation's leading independent credit union rating and research firm. More...

Sports

Bowling season winds down

Another successful schedule of league competition at Emporium's Mountain View Bowling Center is coming to a close. Fran Vermillion, a consistent high scorer all season long, went out with a bang in the Ram & Ewe Mixed Couples League. More...

Junior Brian Wetzel got the win as Coudersport topped Northern Potter in high school baseball. The Falcons (2-1) were due to return to the diamond Friday after a 16-day layoff due to rain, snow, cold weather and wet grounds. More...

Solveson returning to Somerset

Emporium's contribution to professional baseball is returning to the Somerset Patriots for the 2007 season. More...

Although stream temperatures are a little below normal, area fishing conditions have otherwise been pretty good. More...

Bucktail departure to be recalled

Plans are in place for this weekend's special reenactment of the Bucktails Regiment departure to fight in the Civil War in 1861. More...

Emporium Post Master Karen Sherry displays the new "forever stamp" that can be purchased in unlimited supplies for 41 cents and used to cover first-class postage, even after rates increase. More...

News

Brown announces candidacy

Barry D. Brown has announced his candidacy for a seat on the Cameron County Board of Commissioners for the fouryear term that begins in January 2008. His name will appear on the Republican ballot for the May 15 Primary Election. More...

Sterling Run carving: what is it?

Many have wondered about the origins of a carving evident on a huge rock in southern Cameron County for more than a century. More...

Numbers in the news

60 Sixty percent of Americans identified as "middle class" economically a decade ago say they are worse off today. Eighty percent of today's middle class fear they will be unable to meet basic living expenses in the future. More...

Potter County News

Huge turnout for 'Teen Tinnitus'

Teen Tinnitus returned to the Coudersport Consistory auditorium Saturday with music, dancing and testimonials. More...

CHS lists honor roll

The following students have been named to the honor roll at Coudersport Area High School. Students named to the distinguished honor roll have maintained an average of 95% or above; those on the honor roll have averaged at least 88%. More...

Busy agenda for PCVA

Potter County's tourist promotion agency has taken several recent steps to promote the area. According to a report issued by Potter County Visitors Assn. More...

Outdoors

In many ways, the opening day of trout season has become the biggest event of the year. It has certainly surpassed the opening day of deer season as the number one draw of visitors to the region. Weather conditions were tough this year. More...

Gun bill shot down

Pennsylvania's gun owners flexed their political muscle in response to a downstate lawmaker's firearm registration proposal, shooting it down with petitions, letters to the editor and other weapons in their well-stocked arsenal. More...

Cold weather for Saturday's trout season opener didn't deter these youngster s. The two above try their luck in the Allegheny River in Coudersport. Below, a lad shows off his catch at Emporium's Salt Run Fishing Derby. More...

Obituaries

Dixie Lee Ripple

Dixie Lee Ripple, 65, of Costello, died Friday (April 13, 2007) at her home. Born on Oct. 26, 1941 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Clifford S. and Kathryn "Kay" Neff Stuckey. On Nov. 21, 1959 in Austin she married William H. More...

Nora Mumford

Nora M. "Marie" Mumford, 89, of Emporium, died at Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Tuesday (April 17, 2007). She was born Nov. 20, 1917 in West Creek, a daughter of the late Earl and Veryl Carmen Towner. She married the late Eugene Mumford. Mrs. More...

Kenneth Rearick

Kenneth Keeler Rearick, 83, of Elderton, died on March 7, 2007, at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born May 14, 1923, in Elderton, Armstrong County, to Lee and Vida (Keeler) Rearick. Mr. More...