January 12, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

CCHS DRUG TESTING ISSUE HEAVILY DEBATED

Passing of a student policy could still be a year away

Concerned citizens left a recent Cameron County School District (CCSD) policy meeting with the assurance that plans to implement a drug testing policy in the district are underway and are favored by a majority of the board of directors. More...

Viewpoints

Drug Testing Doesn't Work

Drug testing of the American public has been steadily broadening over the past 20 years, from soldiers to grocery baggers to school students. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

In a world that is full of amazing new things, it is hard to believe that there are some things that are impossible to do. More...

We've got mail!

Young people: Vote! To the editor: With the 2008 presidential campaign already fully underway, we are all getting a lot of hype and media coverage about whom we should vote for. More...

Potter County News

Wind debate: nothing resolved

More meetings planned for wind turbine discussion

Following another general meeting filled with lengthy debate, the Potter County Planning Commission (PCPC) will be discussing the guidelines for wind turbines in separate workshop sessions beginning later this month. More...

ACSC Alpine competiton coming to Ski Denton

A recent warming trend and heavy rains have made conditions at Ski Denton less than favorable, but cold temperatures and snowfall is forecast all next week. If the snow comes, it'll be just in time. More...

Public employees support meals program

A financial donation from public employees in Potter County has helped the Area Agency on Aging build its supply of "blizzard boxes." Those are the nonperishable, self-contained meals that are used by clients of the home-delivered meals program wh More...

Sports

Solveson still pursuing pro baseball career

The dream goes on for Emporium's contribution to professional baseball. Saul Solveson is back in town, working for his family's Solveson Contracting business and staying in shape as he prepares for whatever may come of his baseball career in 2008. More...

Registration now open in coyote hunt

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Assn. will hold its popular Coyote Hunt Feb. 15-17. It's open to hunters who take a coyote anywhere in Cameron, Potter, McKean, Elk, Clinton, Clearfield, Tioga and Centre counties. More...

Raider wrestlers home Tues

Depleted Raiders find it tough going at dual meet

Cameron County's varsity wrestling team returns from a mid-season break with its first home match in nearly a month Tuesday when the Johnsonburg Rams come to Emporium. More...

FUTURE'S BRIGHT FOR LOCAL WATERSHED

Millions in settlement funds will be used for stream improvement

Bucktail Watershed Association (BWA) held a public meeting Tuesday evening to discuss proposed projects for enhancing the waterways affected by a chemical spill that occurred when a Norfolk Southern train derailed near the bottom of the Keating Sum More...

GROUP HEALTH PLAN BEING EXPLORED

Coudersport chamber hopes to offer members group insurance option

Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has been investigating the possibility of offering Chamber members a new benefit: access to a group health insurance plan arranged through a third-party carrier. More...

MORE JOBS COMING

State comes through for DMP

One of the Emporium area's newest employers, Design Metal Plating Inc., has qualified for state assistance to help expand the workforce to an estimated 50 within the next two to three years. More...

News

Police

Trouble at Reed's Market An act of criminal mischief taking place last Friday night or Saturday morning at Reed's Market in the village of Genesee is being probed by state police from Denton Hill. More...

'Homestead' property sold

Known to Emporium-area residents almost explicitly as "the Homestead" the Plank Road Hollow building has finally been sold after years of deterioration and neglect. On Jan. More...

Strengthening families Jan. 14

A "Strengthening Families" program returns to Emporium starting on Monday, Jan. 14. The program teaches conflict resolution and communication skills while giving families the opportunity to have a fun evening out. More...

Community Life

Death Notices

Melissa Marshall Melissa R. Marshall, 38, of West Second Street, died Tuesday (Jan. 1, 2008) in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. Born Feb. 2, 1969, in St. Marys, she was the daughter of Harry and Phyllis Hibbler Marshall. More...

Thank You!

We would like to thank all friends and neighbors who helped us out during this holiday season. Also for your thoughts and prayers and gifts in our time of need. More...

Outdoors

Frozen landscape fishing

A white silence presses in from all sides. Cold, crisp air sends a shiver throughout your body. Surrounding you is a beautiful frozen winter landscape. Your mind wanders. Then it happens. The rod tip starts bouncing. More...

Photo

Three bull elk were taking advantage of the greenery still growing in the food plot at the Hunt's Run viewing area in southwestern Cameron County during the balmy weather last week. More...

PGC meeting: be heard on the deer herd

Public input on the Pa. Game Commission's policies will be heard when the agency meets Jan. 27-29 at its Harrisburg headquarters. More...