September 13, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

ALLEGED BOMB AN OLD TRAINING DEVICE?

Employees of the Potter County Human Services (PCHS) complex and several neighboring residents in the village of Roulette were evacuated last Friday when an employee discovered an item that resembled a pipe bomb. More...

TRAIN CRASH TRIAL DATE SET

More than two years after the train crash and lye spill near the Cameron/McKean county border, the engineer who was at the controls has a trial date. Michael Seifert, 46, of West Seneca, N. More...

Viewpoints

Focusing on substance abuse

(Ronald Tanner is a treatment specialist with Bradford Recovery Systems focusing on substance abuse, gambling and tobacco addictions. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

The line has been drawn in the sand and the battle for the Presidency has officially begun. Now the smut dealers on each side will begin to weave their stories of deceit and distortion. More...

We've got mail!

Bad Place For Wind Turbines To the editor: (This letter is in response to George Petrisek' s comments in the Sept. 3 Potter County Leader Enterprise). I don't follow Mr. More...

Outdoors

Forest full of diversity

Some forest plants are rarely noticeS. Others with characteristics such as showy flowers, unusual shape, brilliant fall colors, or big clusters of berries, leave a more lasting impression. More...

HELP NEEDED IN WAR ON WEED

Residents in southern Potter and Cameron counties are being asked to be on the look out for a plant species that is rapidly spreading and threatening native plants and trees. More...

GUIDED ELK WATCHING TOURS

A Guided Elk Watch will be held Saturday, September 20 at 5 pm, starting from the Sinnemahoning State Park office, located along Rt. 872, eight miles north from the junction at Rt. 120 in Sinnemahoning. More...

Obituaries

Christopher C. Purcell

MAY 17, 1991 - SEPTEMBER 6, 2008

Christopher Cale Purcell, 17, of West Allegany Ave., died Saturday (September 6, 2008), from injuries sustained in a vehicle accident. He was born May 17, 1991 in Coudersport, a son of Rick and Lea Kennedy Purcell. More...

Arlene Walker

Arlene Theda "Chubby" Walker, 86, of Coudersport, died Friday (September 5, 2008) in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. Burial was at Portage Valley Cemetery in Wrights. More...

BURGLARY RING BELIEVED TO BE BROKEN

Police believe they have solved dozens of burglaries in the region with the arrest of three Arkansas men. At this point, the trio is facing charges for breaking into Lakeview Store, along Rt. More...

CAR CRASH CLAIMS EMPORIUM TEEN'S LIFE

Cameron County residents are mourning the loss of a popular and well-liked Emporium teenager who was killed in an automobile accident last weekend. More...

ADELPHIA PAYS CREDITORS $16.3 MILLION

Bankrupt Adelphia Communications Corp. this week distributed $134 million in cash and about $29 million in Time Warner Cable Class A common stock to creditors. More...

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Ben Webb and Diane Espy from WPSU-TV in University Park prepare to film an interview with Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tina Johns Lorson in Emporium as part of a spotlight of the First Impressions program and the Pennsylvania Wilds Artisan More...

News

Autism event raises $2,500

Dreary skies did not dampen the spirits of some 70 participants who raised about $2,500 to help families in Cameron and Elk counties deal with autism. More...

DRUG CASES DOMINATE AREA COURTS

Drug cases, including alcohol offenses, are keeping the law enforcement community busy in Cameron, Potter and McKean counties. A summary of 2007 statistics was recently released by the Pa. Commission on Sentencing. More...

OPEN MEETING ON GAS DRILLING SLATED

Owners of rural property in the region can learn about natural gas leasing opportunities during a workshop to be held Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Coudersport High School auditorium from 6:30-8:30 pm. More...

Community Life

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Two civic organizations pulled together to recognize those who are responsible for the Coudersport Arboretum during a open house at that unique park on Saturday. More...

HEROIC ACT BY LOCAL STATE TROOPER SAVES MAN

Taking a few minutes to talk to someone in need can make the difference between life and death. Driving from his Allenwood home Saturday, offduty state police Sgt. Eric Wolfgang was crossing the Market Street Bridge. More...

COUDERSPORT CHAMBER DINNER SEPT. 23

Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce will honor a Business of the Year and a Member of the Year at this year's recognition dinner, set for Tuesday night, Sept. 23, at the Hotel Crittenden. More...

Sports

FALCONS SOAR AT BROCKWAY

Even with a two-way star on the sidelines, Coudersport had plenty of firepower in rolling to a 55-20 high school football win at Brockway last weekend. More...

Red Raiders to face challenges over next two weeks

VARSITY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL It's so far, so good for the varsity football team from Cameron County High School. More...

VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE OPENS

Northern Tier High School Volleyball League opened its 2008 season Tuesday night. Coudersport and Austin squared off for an intense match that went to the Falcons in four games. More...