May 2, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Leaders discuss ways to improve their local economies

Potter County Concerns ranging from milk prices to troop withdrawal were put before Congressman Glenn Thompson during an "economic summit" held Saturday at the Gunzburger Office Building in Coudersport. More...

SPRING CLEANING—

SPRING CLEANING— Fire chief Butch Housler was one of dozens of people who volunteered their time to spring clean downtown Emporium last Saturday. More...

Viewpoints

Letters to the Editor

Sexual Harassment Is Illegal To the editor: Sexual harassment is defi ned as any unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. More...

Through An Old Timer's Eyes

There is an old saying, "Time flies when you are having fun." Well, I must be having a lot of fun because the days are zipping by. Sometimes I feel like I am standing in the dark next to a railroad and there is a fast passenger train going by. More...

STATE FOREST WELL MANAGED

(Pennsylvania State Forester Daniel Devlin works out of the Pa. More...

Outdoors

BLACK BEAR ENCOUNTERS

I have often thought that late April is the best time of the year for spotting bears. My theory was supported this past week in the form of some 10 ursus americanus. The first encounter was on the opening day of turkey season. More...

Poaching penalties increased

Lost in the publicity over the Pa. Game Commission's always-controversial deer management decisions last week were several other actions of interest to outdoors enthusiasts. More...

Sportsmen plan fishing derby

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen's Association has announced plans for the popular Kids Fishing Derby. It will be held on May 23 at Brooks Run, near the the George B. Stevenson Dam at Sinnemahoning State Park. Registrations will begin at 9 am. More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Mabel Toner Mabel E. Toner, 94, formerly of Emporium, died at Elk Haven Nursing Home, St. Marys, on April 29, 2009. Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium. Memorials may be made to Elk Haven Memorial Fund, 785 Johnsonburg Rd., St. More...

Daily Dose

New Rigas Hearing Tuesday

Five years have passed since a trial was held that resulted in criminal convictions against Adelphia Communications Corp. founder John Rigas and his son, Tim. On Tuesday at 9:30, legal arguments will be heard before the U.S. More...

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Young Cody Phillips is among the many .. anglers who have taken advantage of the excellent trout fishing on the lake at the newly-built Lyman Run Dam. More...

$100,000 in rail company fine money distributed

Area non-profit agencies benefit

As the three-year anniversary of the train crash and lye spill near Gardeau draws closer, the distribution of funds from various fines and settlements continues. Last week, Pa. More...

High-tech here: bringing broadband to rural areas

A public meeting will be held on Monday, May 11, from 4-6 pm in Coudersport to gather ideas on how industries, businesses, government organizations and others entities can benefit from federal funds targeted for expanding broadband communications n More...

Cameron County Relay For Life Changes

Declining participation cited; 'Creating A Cure' takes popular walking event's place

Declining participation has prompted the American Cancer Society serving Cameron County to cancel the annual Relay for Life and organize a pilot event in its place. More...

News

Conservation District protests DEP action

Potter County Conservation District has joined many of its counterparts in protesting recent actions by the state government to reduce the district's role in oversight of the natural gas industry. Pa. Dept. More...

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Gerri Miller (at right), veteran journalist and operator of Black Forest Broadcasting, reviews tips for writing a professional press release with Janine Dunn of the Potter County Education Council, while Pam Karhan (standing) of Cherry Springs State More...

Elk 'Expo' a no go

Hopes of bringing the Pennsylvania Elk Expo to Cameron County this year have been dashed by the Pa. Game Commission. That's the word from the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. More...

Community Life

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Northern Tier Community Action Corp. Head Start observed Earth Day with some hands-on activity. The children learned about the importance of taking care of the environment and fanned out over Emporium to pick up litter. More...

E.O. Austin group reaching out

Members of the E.O. Austin Historical Society are reaching out to individuals, businesses, sportsmen's organizations and others to help the organization continue its preservation of history in the Austin area and maintain the E. O. More...

Eagle Scout plans to leave his mark

Nicholas J. (Joey) Botera III, an Eagle Scout candidate for Boy Scout Troop 551 of Emporium, is spearheading a lasting memorial to the military personnel of the new millennium who are serving their nation in the War on Terror. More...

Sports

Coudersport hosting big track & field event Saturday

Some of the region's top scholastic athletes will be in action Saturday morning at the new CARP Field track facility during the Coudersport Track and Field Invitational. More...

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Varsity baseball season is winding down for Cameron County High School. Coming off back-to-back championship seasons, the Red Raiders have struggled during a rebuilding campaign. More...

Falcon girls win softball nail-biter

Coudersport's Falcons continued to soar in varsity softball this week with a key 2-0 win at Smethport, boosting the Falcons' record to 13-0 as the District 9 playoffs draw closer. More...