December 27, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

WIND TURBINE REGUL ATIONS ENACTED: VOTE WAS SPLIT

An ordinance regulating industrial wind turbine locations in Potter County was passed last week by a 2-1 vote of the Board of Commissioners. More...

2008: The Year in Review

Cameron County

Economic Ripple Effects Felt National economic trends, especially domestic auto makers' woes, rippled into Cameron County. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Christmas week is here with the standard greeting of, "Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year." While I was in the Air Force, my wife and I lived in several different countries and we always tried to greet the people with Merry Christmas in the More...

GOOD START FOR 'FOOD MATRIX'

(Mitch DeLong retired from the U.S. Civil Engineer Corps. He is active in community organizations and is a driving force behind the Food Matrix concept in Potter County. Let me share a fantastic story of community cooperation. More...

THE MAGIC OF MEMORIES

I remember a conversation that took place around an old table in an old room in an old house "many moons ago," as old folks say. More...

Outdoors

ELK WATCHER'S JOURNAL: 'THE SECOND ST. GANG'

Elk are frequently seen wandering through the village of Benezette, much to the delight of elk-seekers, and sometimes to the chagrin of residents. Sometimes they overzealously trim the shrubbery as they browse. More...

PGC TAKES ANOTHER STEP TO CONTROL COYOTE POPULATIONS

State game officials have taken another step to control coyote populations by making the wily predators legal game under the Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP), effective immediately. More...

RELATED STORY:

Why no bounty on coyotes?

Bounties were placed on coyotes in western states for decades and they didn't lead to any significant population reduction. More...

Obituaries

Bradley A. Rodman

Bradley A. Rodman, 33, of Ridgway, formerly of Emporium, died Dec. 17, 2008, in a construction accident at Bath Township, Mich. He was the son of Judy Main Studer of Emporium and the late Joseph Studer. More...

Ronald Copp

Ronald L. Copp, 71, of Ulysses died at his residence on Dec. 17, 2008. Born Sept. 2, 1937, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Sterry Copp Sr. and Mildred Smith Copp. On July 25, 1964, he married Rose Brown, who survives. An Army veteran, Mr. More...

Joseph T. Sinsabaugh

Decorated World War II veteran Joseph T. Sinsabaugh, 90, formerly of Roulette, died on Dec. 21, 2008, in Edinboro. Born June 30, 1918, in Sweden Township, he was a son of Robert and Elizabeth Harrison Sinsabaugh. On Dec. More...

Notice

THERE WILL BE NO PAPER NEXT WEEK, SATURDAY, JAN. 3. THE NEXT EDITION WILL BE PUBLISHED JAN. 10. OUR OFFICE HOURS ARE LISTED IN OUR CHRISTMAS AD ON PAGE 11. More...

LEGISLATORS JOIN FIGHT TO RESTORE AREA'S SHARE OF STATE FUNDING

Action continues on several fronts in an attempt to restore state funding for tourist promotion in Potter and Cameron counties. Recently joining the battle is Lt. Gov. More...

BURGLARY RING DETAILS EMERGE

Arkansas men face hundreds of charges

More details have recently emerged about the string of area burglaries police have traced to a trio of Arkansas men. More...

Potter County

Natural Gas Boom Imminent Rural property owners first felt the impact when speculators came knocking on their doors early this year. Soon, the news was out: a natural gas boom is imminent in Potter County. More...

News

AREA NEWS BRIEFS

'Pa. Wilds' progressing BRADFORD - Tips for businesses seeking to capitalize on the state's "Pennsylvania Wilds" tourism marketing campaign were presented during a workshop last week at Pitt-Bradford. More...

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Musicians from Cameron County presented the sounds of the season during a Christmas concert last week at the high school auditorium. More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

6,000 Business owners in Emporium reported about $6,000 in sales during Christmas in the Wilds observance on Dec. 13. More...

Community Life

Birth Announcements

Nicholas G. Empson

Jared and Carol Keir Empson of Coudersport are parents of a son born Dec. 6, 2008, in Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Named Nicholas Garion, the little boy weighed eight pounds, seven ounces. He joins a brother, David, 5, and a sister, Lexi, 2. More...

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Cameron County varsity boys' basketball coach Randy Cooney (left) spoke to Emporium Rotary Club members about this year's team. More...

ASSISTANCE WITH HOME HEATING BILLS

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...

Sports

CAMERON COUNTY, COUDY BOYS WIN LEAGUE OPENERS

Two of the contenders for the Northern Tier Boys' Basketball League championship shot out of the gate with victories as the season got underway Monday night at four venues. More...

Stavisky signed by Phillies

Port Allegany's Brian Stavisky expects to continue his professional baseball career with the Philadelphia Phillies organization. More...

RAIDER WRESTLERS EDGE OV, 30-28

Cameron County pulled out a 30-28 win over Oswayo Valley in an abbreviated varsity wrestling match in Shinglehouse last week, with no entries at 112, 119 or 130. Randy Schatz improved to 6-0 by taking care of his 160-lb. More...