October 6, 2007 RSS feed / Front Page

Adelphia building bids due

With the bid deadline nearing, a number of real estate investors and potential employers have shown an interest in what was once a plush $30 million headquarters for Adelphia Communications Corp. in downtown Coudersport. More...

JOBLESS RATES REMAIN HIGH

Unemployment rates in Cameron and Potter counties continue to hover well above state and national averages. Jobless figures for August, released this week, show that 6.8 percent of Cameron County's adult population is looking for work. More...

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Coudersport is all decked out in its autumn motif to host this weekend's Falling Leaves Festival. Among the highlights is a parade at 1 p.m. Saturday and a '50s-style dance at 7:30 Saturday night. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Mother Nature has provided us with some really spectacular days this fall. The oaks have an abundant crop of acorns and if you are fortunate enough to have a hickory tree in your yard then you will have hickory nuts galore. More...

Publisher's Point Of View

The fallen leaves dance in a circle behind the speeding car in front of me. The stunning beauty of this October morning reminds me that life is good. More...

Water woes: how to pay?

(Dick Jones is a communications consultant from State College, retained by Mansfield University) This is in response to your story of Sept. 29 on contaminated water wells in Cameron and Potter counties. More...

Community Life

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These three high school seniors will represent their respective schools at next weekend's Flaming Foliage Festival in Renovo. More...

Flaming Foliage Festival nears

Three area high schools are sending queen contestants to the popular Flaming Foliage Festival in Renovo. It's scheduled for Friday through Sunday, Oct. 12-14. More...

New Arrivals

Haley E. Zimmerman Justin and Shannon Kane Zimmerman of Orlando, Fla., are parents of a daughter born Sept. 9, 2007. Named Haley Erin, the little girl weighed six pounds, 10 ounces. More...

Obituaries

CCHS grad dies in crash

Kaylee Ann Harford, 18, of Emporium, died Thursday (Sept. 27, 2007) of injuries sustained in a one-car crash in Cresson Township, Cambria County. Ms. Harford was a freshman chemistry major at St. Francis University in Loretto. More...

Cherie Cain

Cherie Cain, 59, Grampian, died Monday (Oct. 1, 2007). Survivors locally are stepchildren Paula Cain of Emporium and Michael Cain of Austin; two granddaughters and two grandsons. More...

Gertrude Kinney

Gertrude Ellen (Summerson) Kinney, 77, of Cross Fork died Tuesday (Sept. 25, 2007). Memorial services will be held Saturday, Oct. 27, at 2 p.m. in the Emmanuel Assembly of God Church, Hammersley Fork. More...

JOB FORECAST NOW AT 600

Empereon interviews begin

Potter County's newest employer has boosted its job forecast from 450 to a new figure of 600 in place by the end of 2008. Empereon Marketing this week began interviewing applicants for the 150 jobs to be filled over the next three months. More...

FALLING LEAVES' FESTIVAL UNDERWAY

Parade, '50s dance highlight Saturday events in Coudersport

Coudersport's seventh annual Falling Leaves Festival is underway. The downtown area is dressed in its autumn motif, complete with scarecrows on the lampposts. Saturday's schedule is chock full. More...

LANDMARK SOLD

Restaurant planned at former 'Tino's'

A prominent building at Emporium's busiest intersection will be the site of a new grill-style restaurant in the coming months. Emporium Borough Council Monday night accepted the lone bid received for the former Tino's Italian Restaurant. More...

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Two-year-old Anna Holcomb of Galeton was more interested in gnawing down on the apples than squeezing them for cider during "Ye Olde Time Fall Fest" at Galeton's John J. Collins Memorial Park. Pa. More...

News

Regulating wind power

How much control can county exert?

Members of the Potter County Planning Commission (PCPC) will sit down Tuesday to continue work on an ordinance to control wind turbines throughout the county. A large turnout is expected for the 6 p.m. More...

Ski Denton hosts national bike race Saturday

Dozens of the best mountain bicycle racers in the northeast will tackle the trails of central Potter County on Saturday. More...

Refilling of Lyman Run Dam delayed

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...

Potter County News

County supports ITEC

A technical training school in Ridgway has helped prepare young people for jobs in the powdered metals and other local industries. More...

Voter registration deadline Tues.

Voter registration deadline is Tuesday in Cameron and Potter counties. Anyone who's not on the voter rolls by then will be ineligible to cast ballots in the Nov. 6 general election. More...

Outdoors

Canoeing's future secure in area as mantle is passed

Several members of Cameron County's faithful canoeing community loaded up their vessels and supplies and headed up to the Adirondacks last month for the curtain call of yet another successful season. What keeps these hardy canoeists going? More...

You can help improve the Sinnemahoning watershed

Residents of the Sinnemahoning Creek watershed will soon have an opportunity to help decide on stream restoration activities and recreation projects for years to come. More...

Northern flying squirrels endangered

A rare species found in just a few small habitats in Pennsylvania, including one area in Potter County, has been designated as an endangered species by the Pa. Game Commission. More...