December 19, 2009 RSS feed / Front Page

Retirement fund ‘spike’ could hit taxpayers hard

Local district’s contribution to teacher pension fund doubled

Area school districts are preparing for a dramatic increase in contributions to the Pa. School Employees’ Retirement System (PSERS) over the next few years. More...

County, union reach agreement

A negotiating session that extended into Tuesday night ended in a tentative agreement between the Potter County Board of Commissioners and a labor union representing county employees at the courthouse, Gunzburger Building and satellite offices. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

This is my last column before Christmas so I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from this oldtimer. The holiday came along like a runaway train this year. I see many of our stores are filled to the brim with China’s best toys.  More...

If we all could be Santa Claus…

My nine-year-old would like to know why there is more than one Santa Claus.   The obvious answer is “even Santa Claus needs a team to pull of such great things.”   More...

Gift Certificates Help Everyone

To the editor:   Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce offers a Christmas gift solution for those who are looking for something that’s practical and widely accepted.   More...

Community Life

Advent luncheons continue

Coudersport Area Ministerium will conclude its series of advent luncheons, open to the public, next week. Funds raised through free-will offerings at each luncheon are used for community projects. More...

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Composting, an environmentally sound way of recycling certain solid wastes and creating clean and effective fertilizer, was the topic of last week’s Emporium Rotary meeting. More...

McLean reaches 16-gallon donor mark

Robert “Bunny” McLean was honored during the recent American Red Cross bloodmobile in Emporium for reaching the 16-gallon milestone in blood donations.   Gary Boden was recognized for reaching 13 gallons. More...

Sports

Falcon wrestlers debut at home Tuesday

What should be an interesting wresting season kicks off for Coudersport High School on Tuesday night, when the Sheffield Wolverines come to town. More...

Hot opponents shoot down Falcon girls

Coudersport (0-2) is out to right the ship as the Falcons host a girls’ high school basketball tournament this weekend.   Saturday night’s championship game will pit the winner of Friday’s Keystone vs. More...

Raider boys drop opener

A see-saw battle in the season opener at Punxsutawney became one-sided down the stretch, as the Cameron County High School boys’ basketball team came out on the short end of a 63-44 score.   More...

Sentenced in drug overdose death

State prison time for Austin man who supplied drugs

A Potter County man is heading to state prison for his role in the death of an Austin man due to a drug overdose last December.   More...

Monolith Exxon Mobil moves in

Natural gas sand operation coming to Cameron County

New business is being generated in the region as companies begin tapping into the Marcellus Shale natural gas reserves. More...

New Keating Summit bridge a possibility

118-year-old structure is closed due to structural deficiencies

It appears Keating Summit will be getting a new bridge to replace the 118-year-old structure that was recently closed due to serious structural deficiencies.   More...

New county website more modern, user-friendly

Potter County has a new website that the public should find convenient and informative. More...

News

Surgeon joins Cole staff

General surgeon Moheb Mohareb, M.D., has joined the staff at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.   Dr. More...

Cole, ATA among grant recipients

When Congress passed the cumbersome Consolidated Appropriations Act over the weekend, amid the thousands of pages were some nuggets of gold for some local institutions. More...

Courthouse project planned

Federal stimulus funds are being used for energy conservation projects at the Cameron County Courthouse. More...

Potter County News

Cody Robinson earns Eagle Scout rank

Coudersport teenager Cody Robinson has earned an honor achieved by a small percentage of those involved in Boy Scouts of America.   More...

Potter County dog licenses sold via internet

Dog owners in Potter County now have the option of buying their 2010 dog licenses directly through the internet, or filling out and mailing applications obtained through the county’s website. More...

Orgranic farms awarded grants

State supporting transition to chemical free farms

Two Potter County agricultural operations have been selected to be a part of a state-supported transition to chemicalfree crop production through the “Path to Organic” grant program. More...

Outdoors

The two buck stand

It has been three and one-half years since the derailment of the speeding Norfolk Southern train in Gardeau.   A 40,000-plus-gallon chemical spill released sodium hydroxide into a tributary to the Sinnemahoning Portage Creek. More...

Study suggests fewer are hunting ‘back in’

A recent public-land study in Pennsylvania suggests there isn’t nearly as much hunting pressure as many may assume.   More...

Late seasons offer excellent outdoor opportunities

Cold weather and the end of deer-hunting season doesn’t mean that all trapping and hunting opportunities come to an end in the region.   Trappers may harvest foxes, raccoons, opossums, skunks and weasels through Feb. 21. More...

Obituaries

Pauline A. O’Hern

SEPTEMBER 13, 1929 - DECEMBER 11, 2009

Pauline A. O’Hern, 88, of East Fourth Street, Emporium, died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.   Born Sept. 13, 1921, in Reynoldsville, she was the daughter of Onofrio and Angelina Baldo Noto. More...

Death Notices

Edward L. McChesney   Long-time educator and school board member Edward L. McChesney, 69, of Shinglehouse, died Dec. 10, 2009 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a brief illness. More...