February 7, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

TRAIN CRASH $$$ AWARDED

Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Committee members recently reviewed applications for the first round of the Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program. Funds are provided through fines imposed by the Pa. Dept. More...

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In the movie Miami Blues, Emporium's Patrick Cherry held up a convenience store. He also had parts in other popular movies, such as Silence of the Lambs. He's returned to Emporium to advise drama students at Cameron County High School. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

Pittsburgh's Steelers have another high-priced ring. The Cardinals had them by the throat, but got a cramp in their hand and had to let go. Of all the Super Bowls I have watched, I believe this was the best. More...

DEER AND FOREST DYNAMICS

(Stimaker and Nicholas are professional foresters working with the Pa. More...

Letters to the Editor

Stop Wind Energy 'Gold Rush' To the editor: Reflecting a nearly 50 percent nationwide increase in wind electricity plants in 2007, developers are arriving in what they themselves called "a gold rush." Glossy ads for wind power always show tur More...

Community Life

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State Senator Joe Scarnati decided to join in on the program during a stop at the Northern Tier Community Action Corp. Head Start center in Emporium. More...

REP. CAUSER BEGINS FOURTH TERM

Rep. Martin Causer (RTurtlepoint) has begun serving his fourth two-year term in the Pa. General Assembly, representing Cameron, Potter and McKean counties. Causer said his biggest concern is the state's financial condition. More...

ENERGY GRANTS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

Small businesses in the area may be eligible for funds to reduce energy costs or cut waste through the state's Energy Effi ciency Grant Program. More...

Sports

RAIDERS LOOK AHEAD TO PLAYOFFS

Dan Sullivan passes 1,000-point milestone

Cameron County is looking ahead to the upcoming PIAA District 9 playoffs, even as the Red Raiders continue their march toward the Northern Tier Boys' Basketball League championship. League play concludes on Thursday night. More...

Girls' teams eye D9 playoffs

Three Northern Tier Girls' Basketball League teams looks to enter the postseason playoffs, while Cameron County is on the bubble as the regular season enters its final week. More...

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A challenging 2008-09 season has had some bright sports for the Cameron County varsity wrestling team. Some of the Red Raiders could make some noise in the PIAA District 9 Tournament, coming up Feb. 20-21 at Clarion University. More...

'Let's never let this happen again'

Thank you to all of the people who reached out. It's at a time like this that you realize why you live in a small town. Matt was a great kid. He brought us years of joy and laughter and was truly one of a kind. More...

'SOAP' GROUP HOPES TO BE COUDERSPORT POOL'S LIFE SAVER

A group intent on rescuing the Coudersport Community Swimming Pool presented its life-saving ideas to a handful of borough officials Tuesday night. More...

SPCA STILL PLANNED FOR POTTER

A 16-acre property near Coudersport is targeted for location of a shelter and sanctuary to be developed by the Pennsylvania SPCA. PSPCA Howard Nelson declined to identify the location of the parcel, which he said is in the negotiation stages. More...

News

COUNTY EMPLOYEES' WELLNESS PROGRAMS

A Wellness Committee is being formed to implement several health programs for Potter County employees. One is the Lifestyle Returns program from Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield. More...

COLE RADIOLOGY ACCREDITED

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital has been awarded a three-year accreditation as a result of a recent survey by the American College of Radiology. More...

COMPUTER CLASSES

Potter County Education Council is offering the following computer classes at its Coudersport office, all from 6-9 pm: Feb. 10, Excel 3; Feb. 12, Excel 4; Feb. 17, Outlook 1; Feb. 19, Outlook 2. More...

Potter County News

COUNTY SEEKS VETS' AFFAIRS DIRECTOR

Potter County will soon be filling the part-time position of Director of Veterans Affairs. Interim arrangements are in place to deal with local veterans' needs. More...

HELP FOR POTTER COUNTY BUSINESSES ON THE WAY

Efforts are being made to make Potter County employers more aware of programs that can help them land government contracts, connect with international buyers and qualify for low-interest loans. More...

POTTER COUNTY PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS RECORDED

Following are recent deed transfers reported by the Potter County Recorder of Deeds: • Jan. 12, Raymond W. Ely to Timothy S. Wesser, Sweden Township, $9,000; Joseph L. Malcotti to Daniel J. More...

Outdoors

GO GREEN: EAT MORE VENISON

Government officials and other organizations in Australia are promoting the consumption of wild game meat, specifically kangaroo meat. The cattle industry in many areas of the Land Down Under has proven to be quite detrimental to the environment. More...

SCIENCE HELPING DEER HUNTERS SUCCEED

Practical advice for deer hunters was shared last weekend as more than 100 people attended the Kinzua Quality Deer Cooperative Donor Appreciation Banquet at the Warehouse Restaurant in Marshburg. Dr. More...

ONE ELK LICENSE TO BE SOLD AUCTION-STYLE

One of the 59 elk-hunting licenses for the Nov. 2-7 season will be sold by auction, rather than through a drawing. More...

Obituaries

James 'Nick' Guisto

OCTOBER 1, 1967 - JANUARY 31, 2009

James Dominic ("Nick") Guisto, 41, of 259 Alpine Way, Emporium, died at Crooked Run Road, Portage Township, early Saturday (Jan. 31, 2009) morning in a snowmobile accident. He was born Oct 1, 1967 in St. More...

Robert Ostrum Sr.

JUNE 2, 1922 - JANUARY 30, 2009

Former Cameron County resident Robert E. Ostrum Sr., 86, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died on Friday (Jan. 30, 2009) in Daytona Beach, Fla. Born June 2, 1922 in Emporium, he was the son of the late Fred and Violet (Barr) Ostrum. Mr. More...

Matthew J. Wolfinger

SEPTEMBER 15, 1993 - JANUARY 27, 2009

Matthew J. Wolfinger, 15, of Coudersport, died Tuesday, (January 27, 2009) at his home. Born on Sept. 15, 1993 in Coudersport, he was the son of Shawn D. and Karen A. Thorndill Wolfinger. More...