June 30, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

School board freezes taxes, raises salaries

More state money helped keep tax rate steady

A windfall of about $123,000 from the state has helped the Cameron County Area School Board avoid a tax increase to finance the district's $10.9 million budget for the 2007-08 school year. More...

Viewpoints

Publisher's Point Of View

It's been an emotional week for my family and me. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Now that "The Duke," John Wayne, is gone and Clint Eastwood and Robert Duvall are over the hill, it looks like we are hitting a dry spell before we see another good western movie. More...

Oil, gas race is on!

To the editor: A 2002 assessment determined that a fortune of oil and gas reserves may lie under the surface of this area. The race is on! More...

Outdoors

Landowner liability amendment passes

Gov. Ed Rendell is expected to sign House Bill 13, which amends Pennsylvania's landowner liability law. The measure unanimously passed both the House and the Senate. Pa. More...

Invaders are everywhere

Invasive plants have been getting a lot of well-deserved attention. Once introduced into the wild, they spread rapidly, outcompeting native vegetation. More...

Bald eagles on comeback trail

Thousands of people who enjoy the nesting bald eagles at Sinnemahoning State Park are witnessing part of a wildlife comeback story. As recently as 1983, there were only three eagle nests known to exist in Pennsylvania. More...

Obituaries

Marie House

Marie E. House, 71, of Emporium, died June 22, 2007, at Presbyterian-Univ. Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born Nov. 11, 1935 in Bolivar, N.Y. a daughter of Willard and Juliet Cleveland Griswold. On Oct. 24, 1953 in St. More...

Frederick Edel

Frederick C. "Butch" Edel, 70, of Marshburg, died June 17, 2007, in Bradford Regional Medical Center. Born in Bradford on May 6, 1937, he was the son of C. P. "Bud" and Ethel B. Story Edel. On June 19, 2004, he married Jere A. Troka, who survives. More...

Betty Hollingsworth

Betty Hollingsworth, 82, died June 14, 2007, after a short illness. Born in Olean, N.Y., on July 31, 1924, daughter of Floyd and Gertrude Brown. More...

Judge: Rigases must begin jail sentences Aug. 13

Request to remain free on bail denied

John Rigas and his son, Timothy, were ordered this week to begin their prison terms on Aug. 13. The jarring announcement came from U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand in Manhattan, N.Y. The former Adelphia Communications Corp. More...

Potter County businesses cry 'help!'

More than 60 people assembled Tuesday at the Millstream Inn to explore options for stoking Potter County's sliding economy. After two and one-half hours of sometimes heated dialogue, a course of action emerged. More...

News

Numbers in the news

13 There are now 13 more trained "drug recognition experts" with Pa. State Police troops across the state. More...

Tax/rent rebate deadline extended

The deadline for seniors and other qualified Pennsylvanians to apply for the Property Tax/ Rent Rebate Program has been extended through the end of this year. Also, maximum rebate has been increased to $650 for both homeowners and renters. More...

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Work is continuing on the construction of expanded wastewater treatment facilities in Emporium Borough. More...

Community Life

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Megan Dow, a 2003 graduate of Coudersport High School, graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with highest distinction- summa cum laude. She earned a bachelor's degree in family and consumer science and was among the graduation speakers. More...

CHS lists honor students

Coudersport Area High School has announced its honor roll for the final marking period of the 2007-08 school year. Students named to the distinguished honor roll have maintained an average of 95 percent or above. More...

United in Marriage

Potter County Snowmobile Club was the setting for the June 23 wedding of Christopher L. Heimel and Kelly Schoonover. Galeton Mayor Donald "Don" Skutski officiated over the double-ring ceremony held outside on club grounds. More...

Sports

Legion baseball team now 3-3

Emporium has overcome schedule conflicts to open the American Legion Baseball season with a 3-3 record heading into Friday night's doubleheader with Bradford. Sports camps. More...

Bresslin leads A-C barrage

Ryan Bresslin led the heavy hitters from Emporium's Alle- Catt baseball team to another lopsided win Sunday afternoon. More...

Legion All-Stars picked

Outstanding 16- to 18-yearold baseball players from the region will be on display for college and professional scouts on Saturday at Berwind Park in St. Marys. Tryouts for the Pa. Region 8 American Legion All- Stars were held last week in St. More...