September 22, 2007 RSS feed / News

News from the Pennsylvania State Police

Police across Pennsylvania have witnessed an increase in the theft of copper and brass since scrap prices have risen. The trend hit Cameron County recently when Emporium-based state police probed the theft of copper wire in Lumber Township. More...

Trial scheduled in Emporium arson case

Woman allegedly recruited her son to burn her house

An Emporium woman accused of recruiting her son to burn a Bradford home in an insurance fraud scheme is headed for trial next month. Key witness against the defendant, 47-year-old Debra Miczo, could be her son, Terry Bornheimer of Smethport. More...

Potter County Republicans prepare for election

GOP holds campaign kick-off dinner

Potter County Republicans rallied behind their slate of candidates for the Nov. 6 general election during a Campaign Kick-Off Picnic Saturday night at Ski Denton. More...

Emporium nearing 20 years as 'Tree City USA'

Emporium proudly boasts of itself as "Tree City," a title the borough has earned some 19 times since the Shade Tree Commission was established there in 1950. More...

Numbers in the news

73 Traffic crash statistics released by the Pa. Dept. of Transportation show that fewer drivers in Potter, Cameron and McKean counties are wearing seat belts, when compared with those in other Pennsylvania counties. More...

CVFD says 'thanks'

Hundreds of residents in the Coudersport Area Fire District responded during the annual Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department envelope drive, the organization's biggest fundraiser. More...

Sentenced for DUI

Potter County Judge John B. Leete recently admitted two defendants to the accelerated rehabilitative disposition (ARD) program after guilty pleas to driving under the influence of alcohol. More...

Firefighting classes set

Several emergency services training activities are scheduled in Coudersport over the next few weeks. An informational session on the upcoming Essentials of Firefighting class will be held Tuesday, Oct. More...

Lyman Run dam refilling delayed

Park awaiting Dept. of Environmental Protection approval

Filling of the popular lake at Lyman Run State Park has been delayed, pending the go-ahead from the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection. More...

Homecoming, Leaves Festival Oct. 5-6

Event will host special guest 'Thomas Jefferson'

Coudersport's Falling Leaves Festival is shaping up as a doozy this year, combining activities with the high school's homecoming observance and hosting a special guest: Thomas Jefferson. More...

20-Year Postal Service Employee Returns Home

Mark Guido recently returned home to fill the postmaster position at the Emporium Post Office. He succeeds Chris Stoml. Karen Sherry had filled the post on an interim basis. Guido, a 20-year Postal Service employee, has been a postmaster in St. More...

Snowmobiles on water!

Popular Coudersport event returns Saturday

"Fastest Snowmobile Across the Pond" competition returns Saturday afternoon at the former Othmer's Pond, located off Park Avenue, near the Coudersport High School. Registration opens at 1:00 and the sleds start their dash at 2:00. More...

Woodland school 'warned'

Special needs students miss educational goal

Woodland Elementary School in Emporium is under an official "warning" by the State Education Department because a group of more than 40 special needs students has failed to meet educational goals spelled out by the federal No Child Left Behind law. More...

EVFD open house Oct. 9

Emporium Volunteer Fire Dept. invites the public to join the volunteers in observing National Fire Prevention Week (Oct. 7-13), highlighted by an open house at the firehall from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9. More...

Songwriters send-off

Folk, blues artists join Herbstritt at Ski Denton Lodge

National recording artists Brent Hopper and Brittany Riley, as well as the Deb Callahan Blues Band, are coming to Potter County next month. They'll be teaming with Coudersport musician Larry Herbstritt and other locals on Oct. More...