September 29, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

12 more drug arrests

Area police continue to haul in suspects as part of a drug law enforcement dragnet. Twelve people in and around Cameron County were arrested on Thursday and charged with dealing and/or possessing drugs. More...

STORM DRAIN PROBLEMS FOUND

'Tons' of sand in Emporium storm drains

When Emporium's downtown streets started flooding during periods of intense rainfall back in 2003, no one knew why. The problem seemed to crop up overnight; as if something sudden and drastic had happened to the town stormwater drain system. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

All of the politicians are talking about taxes now. The poor old working stiff hears all the speeches and always ends up footing the bill. Working people only think about the tax that is taken out of their pay. More...

Wind turbines ARE noisy!

(Laura Jackson is chair of Save Our Allegheny Ridges, a coalition of local citizens' organizations formed to raise awareness about the environmental impact of commercial wind energy development in Pennsylvania. More...

We've got mail!

Gambling Woes Getting Worse Dear Editor: The face of gambling has changed significantly in recent years. We have seen much more rapid progression of gambling problems and more negative consequences. More...

Community Life

Antique Seekers meets

Cameron County Antique Seekers gathered at the century-old home of Ginger Horning in Emporium last week. Among the topics of discussion was what constitutes an antique, as opposed to a collectible. More...

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Cameron County Fair Association its officers. Among those chosen were, from left: Pat Kempher, president; Dave Flynn, vice president; and Nila DeFrancesco, secretary. Gayle Mansfield (not shown) was selected as treasurer. More...

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They call it the Farmers Market, but visitors to the courthouse square in Coudersport will also find hand-made and hand-crafted items. One of the more colorful booths is operated by Kathryn Hall of Roulette, with assistance from her husband, Victor. More...

Sports

No stopping Cameron County!

There appears to be no stopping Cameron County now. More...

Mission adjusted: Falcons roll, 33-7

After a "mission adjustment" the previous week, Coudersport's football team went back to work Saturday night, rolling over Elk County Catholic, 33-7. More...

Coudersport remains perfect in volleyball

Coach Greg Stone's Coudersport Falcons entered the season with experience and confidence. So it's no surprise that they're one of the Northern Tier League powers. More...

SKIPPING SNOWMOBILES

Estimated 1,000 attend water race

Organizers of the "Fastest Snowmobile Across the Pond" event were beaming as upwards of 1,000 spectators turned out to take in Saturday's competition. One by one, snowmobile operators tried their luck on Othmer's Pond. More...

WATER WELLS CONTAMINATED

Tests reveal problems with private water wells

Many of the private wells that provide drinking water to residents of Potter and Cameron counties are contaminated. Results of extensive testing on hundreds of wells will be released in the next few weeks. More...

News

Cole targets child obesity

Auxiliary donates $30,000 to Pediatric Dept.

Over the past decade, pediatricians serving Potter, Cameron and McKean counties have witnessed an increase in the number of children and adolescents who are overweight. Spurred by these observations, Dr. More...

New employers moving ahead

Potter's Empereon, Cameron's DMP ready to hire

Two new area businesses plan openings over the next several weeks. Coudersport's newest employer, Empereon Marketing, expects to start staffing its new facility as early as next week. More...

Wind turbine ordinance considered

Planners to decide on issue Tuesday

An ordinance to control development of massive wind turbines will be back on the table when members of the Potter County Planning Commission (PCPC) meet at p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the planning agency's office at Maple View. More...

Potter County News

County takes ownership

Potter County offices headed to old elementary school

The Potter County Commissioners are moving forward with plans to move county offices into the former Coudersport Elementary School on North Main Street. More...

Outdoors

Food sources abundant for archery season opener

Hunters will find excellent food conditions when they head afield for Saturday's opening of the archery deer season. More...

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Sinnemahoning Sportsmen and the May Hollow Sportsmen's Club held another successful Youth Field Day last Saturday. More than 25 young people turned out to learn about wildlife management, hunting, fishing, reptiles and other outdoor topics. More...

A wildlife rescue success story

Heron healed; heading to haven

Score another success story for the Big Woods Wildlife Rescue Clinic! The clinic near Renovo accepts injured and orphaned wildlife from Potter, Cameron, Elk and other northcentral Pa. counties. More...

Obituaries

Esther Anderegg

Esther L. Anderegg, 93, formerly of Emporium, died Tuesday (Sept. 25, 2007) in Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys. Born Dec. 8, 1913 in Wheeling, W. Va., she was the daughter of Fred and Lodema Handley Serena. More...

Guy Dunn

Guy G. Dunn, 91, of Coudersport, died Sunday (Sept. 23, 2007) in the Long Term Care Unit of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Funeral services were held with Kevin Risser officiating. Burial was in Raymond Cemetery. More...

Blake Ayers

Blake Alan Ayers, 6, of Coudersport died Thursday (Sept. 20, 2007) at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Burial was in Ayers Hill Cemetery. More...