November 15, 2008 RSS feed / News

COMMUNITY CHEST DRIVE UNDERWAY

Cameron County Community Chest collected $30,068 during the 12-month period that ended on Sept. 30, barely surpassing the $30,000 goal. Organizers have set a more modest goal of $25,000 for the current fund-raising period. More...

DEP ISSUES AREA DROUGH WATCH

Ground water levels and stream flows have been persistently low throughout the region, prompting the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) to issue another drought watch last week. More...

RESEARCH ON COURTHOUSE RESTORATION CONTINUES

The Potter County Commissioners are seeking state assistance to study the exterior of the courthouse and weigh the choices of either painting the building or restoring and preserving the bricks. More...

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT UNDERWAY; HELP SESSIONS SET LOCALLY

It's time for people with Medicare to make sure their current plan still meets their needs. Open enrollment begins on Nov. 15 and ends on Dec. 31. Counselors are available to answer questions, compare Medicare plans and enroll beneficiaries. More...

LOCAL HELP HEATING YOUR HOME

Thousands of residents of Potter and Cameron counties are eligible for assistance with their winter heating bills through the Pa. Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). More...

'TALENT AUCTION' TONIGHT AT CHURCH

Emporium Alliance Church will hold a Talent Auction today (Saturday) at 6 p.m., hosted by the Bridge Youth Group. Food stand opens at 5 p.m. Auctioneer is Lincoln Lenz. More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

80 The economic picture is gloomy for U.S. automakers. Stock price of General Motors, the nation's biggest car manufacturer, has fallen by 80 percent in the past year, from $39.19 to $5.79 per share. More...

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About 20 hikers trekked to Pepper Hill near Sinnemahoning Saturday to the site where a wildfire 70 years ago claimed the lives of eight people. More...

COUNTY PLANNING FOR HEALTH EMERGENCY

Potter County, in cooperation with the State Health Department, is developing a plan to be used in the event of a pandemic ahealth emergency. A coordinating committee is being formed, made up of government, health care, and emergency services. More...

Ed Council classes, workshops scheduled

Potter County Education Council has announced plans for classes and workshops in the coming weeks in Port Allegany and Galeton. Among the offerings: --Vintage Holiday Memory Frame, Lydia's: A Unique Country Store, Galeton, Tuesday, Nov. More...

FIRE DEPT EVENTS SLATED

Emporium Volunteer Fire Department will host a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 6, from 9 am until 4 pm. Tables are $10 each. For more information, contact Bev Farren at 486-0936 or Gen Aikens at 486-0391. More...

STATE, BOROUGH POLICE BUSY

Damaged playground In Emporium, borough police are looking for someone who damaged playground equipment at Woodland Elementary School. Police said someone started a fire in one of the play tubes. More...

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Students at Austin Area School were impressed with this big, bright fire truck and rescue equipment. More...

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Democracy was alive and well at Austin Area School district during the country's recent general election. More...

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A new computer lab was introduced to the staff with an open house at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Employees and their families will have access to the lab for training, education, or personal use. More...

AREA NEWS BRIEFS

Family left homeless KANE - A Kane family was left homeless by a smoky fire discovered early Wednesday afternoon. More...

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These three Austin students were treated to a trip to McDonald's after their names were pulled from the 'Good Bin." Each time a student is 'caught being good,' their name is entered into the bin and then names are later drawn. More...

NO TAX HIKE IN EMPORIUM

Emporium Borough Council expects to give final approval next month to a 2009 budget that will not require an increase in real estate taxes. More...

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A steady stream of well-wishers paraded through Christmas House in Coudersport during Thursday's annual open house. More...

EVANGELIST IN EMPORIUM SUNDAY

Evangelist and Bible teacher David Baker from Oklahoma will be guest speaker on Sunday at the Abundant Life Tabernacle. He will discuss how God transformed his life from drug abuse and irresponsibility to the ministry. More...

HAND BELL MUSIC RETURNS NOV. 22

'Bells and Friends' Nov. 22 Music of the English handbells returns at the First United Methodist Church in Emporium on Saturday, Nov. 22, with a concert to welcome the holiday season. More...

THREE FREE FLU SHOT CLINICS BEING OFFERED

Potter County Area Agency on Aging announces that free flu and pneumonia shots remain available for all county residents age 18 or older at several locations. The Pa. Dept. More...

ROULETTE MURDERS: 35 YEARS HAVE PASSED

Mention the name George Fitzsimmons in the village of Roulette and many still shudder. Tuesday will mark the 35th anniversary of the brutal double-murder that rocked that small Potter County village. Nov. More...

'LOVE LIGHTS A TREE' EFFORT UNDERWAY IN EMPORIUM

Donations are being collected to remember and honor cancer victims and survivors as part of the annual "Love Lights a Tree" fundraiser in Cameron County. More...

CCHS STUDENT COLLECTING FOR TROOPS

A Cameron County High School senior is collecting items that will be sent to local military personnel throughout the world. More...