August 30, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

FOREST FIREFIGHTERS RETURN FROM CALIF.

Two Potter County men are among Elk State Forest District employees who recently returned from California, where they were dispatched to help battle forest fires. More...

GAS, OIL BOOM: WHAT ABOUT WATER?

County and township officials from Cameron and Potter counties were among those gathering in Smethport last week for a three-hour workshop on issues surrounding the oil and gas industry. An industry representative and a Pa. Dept. More...

Viewpoints

My Side

Energy crisis to worsen

(Lisa M. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

School days, school days, dear old golden rule days. Reading, and writing and 'rithmetic, taught to the tune of a hickory stick. Well, at least that was the way it was when I went to school. More...

Townships beware!

To the editor: Everyone is in favor of renewable energy. More...

Outdoors

Inside the Outdoors

Severe drought snapped?

Thursday's rainfall broke a long dry spell throughout the region. Up until August, we had been receiving consistent rainfall throughout the summer. Streams were low, but everything in the forest and garden was green and growing well. More...

'CRIME WAVE' IN FORESTS

Pa. Bureau of Forestry offi cials are asking the public to become the eyes and ears of law enforcement as they witness a growing number of crimes on state forest land across the region. More...

ANTLERLESS LICENSES SOLD OUT

Antlerless deer licenses have sold out for all area wildlife management units (WMU). Licenses sold out quickly in WMU 2G, which encompasses all of Cameron County and those parts of Potter and McKean counties below Rt. 6. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Mary Swanson Mary Elizabeth Swanson, 94, of Wilcox, died Tuesday (Aug. 19, 2008) at Suburban General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Burial was in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Johnsonburg. Rodger A. Mercer Rodger A. More...

SHARP CONTRAST IN LOCAL JOB PICTURE

Cameron County jobless rate highest in PA More than one in six ablebodied adults in Cameron County are actively looking for work and unable to find any. Jobless figures issued this week by the Pa. Dept. More...

Photo

Demolition of the old NAPA building in Emporium is nearly complete. Repairing the building was not economically feasible, according to owner Dave Stewart. Fire struck the Fourth Street building in December. More...

AREA SCHOOLS MEET STATE TESTING STANDARDS

Austin, Cameron County and Coudersport all met state standards for overall "adequate yearly progress" in standardized test scores. Each district's performance on the Pa. More...

News

Military Honor Roll dream fulfilled

Hundreds of Coudersport area men and women have served their nation as members of the military. Now, their service is recognized in a very public way. American Legion Post 192 is completing work on its military honor roll in downtown Coudersport. More...

CANDIDATES TO DEBATE OCT. 7

Cameron County has been chosen as the site of a forum featuring the two major party candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. Democrat Mark McCracken and Republican Glenn Thompson will appear at 6:30 pm on Oct. More...

DRUNK DRIVERS YOU'RE WARNED

Special DUI Strike Forces are operating from now through Tuesday in every Pennsylvania county, on the lookout for drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. More...

Community Life

Town-Wide yard sale today

Yard sales will abound in and around Coudersport today (Saturday), as the Chamber of Commerce resurrects a popular tradition, the "Town-Wide Yard Sale" promotion. More...

ASTRONOMY FESTIVAL GOING ON

Cherry Springs State Park closes out another successful summer season as Pennyslvania's only dark-skies park with a Labor Day weekend Astronomy Festival. More...

Birth Announcements

Annabel Rickabaugh Glenn and Stela Backes Rickabaugh are parents of a daughter born Aug. 6, 2008, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport. Named Annabel, the girl weighed five pounds, 14 ounces. Maternal grandparents are Dr. More...

Sports

FOOTBALL TEAMS GO ON THE ROAD

High school football season opened across the region on Friday night, where field conditions were expected to be soggy. Cameron County follows its season opener against Kane with a trip to Ridgway on Friday night, with opening kickoff at 7. More...

'D9Sports.com' launches ninth year

An internet site that features a wealth of information on local high school sports is gearing up for its busy season. "Volunteers are what make it work," says Chris Rossetti, one of the driving forces behind the website, D9Sports. co. More...

Raider boys look tough in golf

Forecasts of a successful season for the boys' golf team from Cameron County are likely right on target. More...