October 4, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

FIBER OPTIC 'HIGHWAY' PLANS UNVEILED

Plans for a "superhighway" of fiber-optic technology across northcentral Pennsylvania are moving forward. More...

Emporium Rotary Club's mystery dinner theater October 11

Emporium Rotary Club will host a fundraiser mystery dinner theater on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the Emporium Country Club. "Endless Mountains Murder" involves a seemingly fun and harmless weekend at a ranch that turns into an intriguing drama. More...

Viewpoints

Austin: The time is now

My new, workday view is an extraordinary one in the most literal sense. It is very much out of the ordinary, out of course and special to a marked degree. More...

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

You all missed your chance to nominate me for President, so I guess we will have to put up with whatever the good Lord sends us. I can't imagine why neither candidate has failed to contact me for my solutions to all the problems the U.S. More...

We've got mail!

Senior Center Needs Help To the editor: Emporium Senior Center is grateful for the grants that have resulted in completion of projects over the past three years. More...

Outdoors

Drought's lingering impact

Rain that fell earlier this week was welcome relief for area waterways, but was literally a drop in the bucket. Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek was below one-quarter of its median flow for late September entering last weekend. More...

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In support of the Pennsylvania Wilds tourist marketing campaign, PennDOt and the Pa, Bureau of Forestry have teamed up to install signs directing visitors to the Sizerville Nature Trail and Fred Woods Trail. More...

Fall foliage photo workshop

A hands-on photography workshop focused on capturing images of color fall foliage will be held on Saturday, starting with a classroom session in Coudersport and continuing with a field trip to Cherry Springs State Park. More...

Obituaries

Blanche C. Kowalski

DECEMBER 15, 1917 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2008

Blanche C. Kowalski, 90, of Coudersport, died Tuesday (Sept. 30, 2008) with her two daughters, Christine Herzig of Coudersport and Janet Perkowski of Wellsboro, at her side. Born on Dec. More...

Richard C. Young

MARCH 6, 1954 - OCTOBER 1, 2008

Richard Clyde Young, 54, of Hiddenite, N. C., died Wednesday (Oct. 1, 2008) at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N. C. He was born March 6, 1954 in St. Marys, and was the son of Clyde Elder Young and Patsy L. Morton. More...

TRAIN ENGINEER ENTERS GUILTY PLEA

There will be no trial for the engineer who was at the controls of a Norfolk Southern train that crashed near Gardeau in late June 2006, spilling lye and severely damaging prime recreational waterways. Michael Seifert, 46, of West Seneca, N.Y. More...

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Hundreds of people turned out for Austin's annual Fall Festival last Sunday. The town's square was jammed with vendors and play stations for the young people. More...

EMPEREON ADDING TO COUDERSPORT WORKFORCE

Empereon Marketing's Coudersport workforce is inching closer to the 200 milestone. The company opened an outbound calling facility last December in the former Time Warner "tennis center." Interviews are being coordinated through the Pa. More...

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Senior Lauren Cook was crowned Cameron County High School's homecoming queen during halftime ceremonies of last Friday's football thriller against Coudersport. The division-leading Red Raiders defeated the Falcons, 13-7. More...

News

GAS WELL FIRE EXTINGUISHED

Specialists from Texas were finally able to quell a roaring gas well fire that burned for almost two weeks near the southern Potter County community of Cross Fork. More...

VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE MONDAY

Deadline for new voter registrations, changes of address, and changes of party affiliation is Monday, Oct. 6 in both Potter and Cameron counties. More...

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Alpacas aren't just cute and cuddly animals. They also produce a soft fiber, sometimes compared to cashmere, that is used for blankets, sweaters and other garments. More...

Community Life

CCMH EXPANDS CARDIOLOGY SERVICES

Dr. Steven Herrmann has joined the medical staff at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. He is director of the Heart Center at Bradford Regional Medical Center, an affiliate of the Hamot Medical Center's Hamot Heart Institute. Dr. More...

Remember, they're just actors

Disney has just released "Beverly Hills Chihuahua." Any time a particular breed of dog is featured in a movie, demand for that breed increases. However, "movie dogs" may not always reflect the actual breed characteristics. More...

Sports

RAIDERS TAKE BIG STEP TOWARDS TITLE

Cameron County is in the driver's seat in the Allegheny Mountain High School Football League. Coach Tony Defilippi's Red Raiders (5-0) held off Coudersport, 13-7, in a thriller last Friday night on the Emporium gridiron. More...

Austin on the chase with Coudersport in volleyball

Coudersport knocked off one of its two Northern Tier High School Volleyball League rivals, Otto-Eldred, on Tuesday and prepared to take on its other challenger, Austin, on Thursday night. Results weren't available by press time. More...

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Coudersport's varsity soccer team is showing steady improvement, as evidenced by Saturday's 4-2 win over Brockway at CARP Field. Falcon goals came from Jayme Wilcox, Cooper Bonczar, Brian Kane and Chris Rigas. Goalie Joe Bartholomew had nine saves. More...