February 14, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

AREA'S JOB PICTURE NOT GETTING ANY BRIGHTER

Welcome to the recession, northcentral Pennsylvania. Regional employment trends often do not track very closely to the statewide or national patterns. More...

RELATED STORY— MORE LAYOFFS AT MORGAN

Another round of layoffs has been announced at Morgan AM&T in Coudersport. About 18 more workers will be idled for an estimated six weeks at the former Pure Carbon Company plant, located along Rt. 6 between Coudersport and Sweden Valley. More...

EDUCATION COUNCILS' FUNDING IN JEOPARDY

Funding for nine Community Education Councils in Coudersport, St. Marys and seven other Pennsylvania communities has been eliminated in Gov. Ed Rendell's 2009-10 budget proposal. More...

Viewpoints

Through An 'Old Timer's' Eyes

The world keeps turning, the clock keeps ticking and we are well into February. Old Man Winter is still with us. We have had some warmer temperatures and a lot of the snow has melted, but more is yet to come. More...

TIME FOR 'CENTRIST' ECONOMICS

(John P. Reisman is founder of the Centrist Party, on the internet at uscentrist.org.) Let us hope the Congress and Senate will work with President Obama in a wellreasoned approach to solve our economic crisis. More...

COOL PEOPLE, DEAD DEER AND A JOURNAL

The timing could be better, frankly, and we're aware of that, but we're young from a business perspective and this is one of the mistakes that remind us of that. More...

Outdoors

DCNR'S HIGH TECH TRAIL GROOMING

Several years ago, the Pa. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources reached out to snowmobilers as part of the state's commitment to accommodating multiple uses of state forest land. Trail access and maintenance were identified as priorities. More...

HUNTING SEASONS CONTINUE

Hunters and trappers who are willing to brave the elements have many opportunities to enjoy their hobbies this winter. More...

STATE PARK MEETINGS PLANNED

Cameron and Potter counties "share" two state parks built on the border between the two counties. More...

Obituaries

Virginia Smith

Virginia L. "Ginger" Smith, 64, of Emporium died Saturday (Feb. 7, 2009) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. More...

Frances Mulvihill

Frances E. Mulvihill, 92, of Crosby died Friday (Feb. 6, 2009). Among survivors is a brother, Mickey McKeirnan of Emporium, and many nieces and nephews. Committal will be in St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Smethport. Memorials may be made to St. More...

Mabel Stinner

Mabel McKittrick Stinner, 80, of Parkville, Md., died on Saturday (Jan. 31, 2009). Memorials may be made to Oak Crest Benevolent Care Fund, c/o Philanthropy Office, 8800 Walther Blvd., Parkville MD 21234. More...

POLICE: MAN'S DEATH AN ACCIDENT

Emporium Borough Police Chief Rufus Jones has confirmed that an elderly man who was found lying on West Allegany Avenue, suffering from a serious head wound, was not the victim of a hit-and-run incident. Emerson Kirk, 81, of Emporium died on Jan. More...

HUMAN SERVICES PROGRAMS THREATENED BY STATE BUDGET

Reduced state funding could cut deeply into mental health, drug and alcohol, aging, children and youth, and other social service programs in Potter County. More...

BURNING LIMITED IN AUSTIN BORO

Members of Austin Borough Council during their most recent session gave preliminary approval to an ordinance that will restrict how and what can be burned within the borough limits. More...

'PARADE OF STARS NEXT SATURDAY

Singers, dancers and other performers will take to the stage for the annual Parade of Stars on Feb. 21. Cameron County Fair Association will host the show at 7 pm in the high school auditorium in Emporium. More...

News

ANOTHER BUSY YEAR AHEAD AT COUDERSPORT ARBORETUM

Master gardeners are available to lend their time and talents to the Coudersport Arboretum, which bodes well for the park's continued development in 2009. More...

SIX NAMED TO PITT BRADFORD DEAN'S LIST

Six Cameron County residents have been named to the dean's list at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. Those who earned a 4.0 grade point average included Andrea M. More...

EYE DOCTOR GUEST SPEAKER AT AUSTIN LUNCHEON

The Senior Luncheon in Austin will be held at noon Feb. 16 in the United Methodist Church on Turner St. Menu is swedish meatballs with noodles, green beans, dessert and beverage. February is Low Vision Awareness month. A program by Dr. More...

Community Life

Photos

On January 24, Austin Troop 524 Boy Scouts (top, from left) Alex Manning, Michael Schaeffer and Josh Owens (not shown) attended the Klondike Derby. More...

COUDERSPORT KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION MARCH 3, 4

Coudersport Elementary School will be holding kindergarten registration on Tuesday and Wednesday, March 3-4. All potential kindergarten students must be present. More...

'MEALS ON WHEELS FUNDRAISER FEB. 22

This year's fund-raising dinner for the Home-Delivered Meals program in Potter County will be held on Sunday, Feb. 22, from 11:30 am to 2 pm at the Hotel Crittenden. More...

Sports

RAIDERS MAKE STATEMENT AT OV

Cameron County's clinched the Northern Tier High School Basketball League championship Tuesday night with authority. More...

GIRLS' TEAMS HEAD INTO NTL PLAYOFFS

Playoff time is here for girls' basketball teams in PIAA District 9. Northern Tier League champion Coudersport and runner-up Austin are joined by Cameron County and Otto-Eldred as Northern Tier League representatives. More...

Raider wrestlers eye districts

Hunter Bardo and Dom Manginell were runners-up in their weight classes as the shorthanded Cameron County High School wrestling team entered the highly competitive Bucktail Tournament in Ridgway on Saturday. More...