January 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

Energy companies lock up Cameron, Potter state forest land

Natural gas drilling will go forward on about 14,000 more acres of state forest land in Cameron and Potter counties, following the opening of bids from big players in the energy industry this week. More...

State’s best syrup made here!

Maple syrup producers in the northcentral counties of Pennsylvania received another image boost this week, with high-profile recognition at the State Farm Show.   More...

Viewpoints

A quiet corner no longer

Amid Saturday night’s frigid temperatures, a warm glow emanated from the corner of Coudersport’ busiest intersection. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

I felt like two great American singers and songwriters had this oldtimer in mind over the weekend as Shirley and I traveled to Altoona. More...

AUSTIN DAM RUINS SPEAK TO PASSERBY

(Carolyn “Cari” Foster Spano of Youngstown, Ohio, is a skilled photographer whose eye was captured as she passed the Austin Dam Memorial Park along Rt. 872.)   I gasp as the weathered concrete dam comes into view.   More...

Community Life

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Kyle and Kathryn Brown of Old Portage Road, Emporium, are parents of the first baby of the decade born at Elk Regional Medical Center in Ridgway. Taylor Grace Brown arrived on Saturday, Jan. More...

Program on Allegheny River slated Jan. 31

A program on the importance of the Allegheny River to development of the region from 1770 to 1870 will be presented at the next meeting of the Potter County Historical Society. It will be held on Sunday, Jan. More...

Free classes being offered

Free classes are available at sites in Coudersport and Port Allegany for those who would like to improve their employability and acquire new skills. More...

Sports

CCHS, OV lead boys league

Cameron County and Oswayo Valley have broken away from the pack in early Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball competition. More...

Football players honored

Cameron County Quarterback Club recently awarded its annual postseason football honors.   Andy Lippert was recognized with the Rick Wilk Memorial Award as offensive player of the year. More...

JO wrestlers compete at Kane

Cameron County had several placewinners at a recent Junior Olympic Wrestling Tournament in Kane.   Nick Crisp took first in his weight class for wrestlers age six and under. Peyton Stiles and Cody Howard also competed. More...

Closest thing to a ‘crystal ball’

A glimpse at how the gas industry might affect us

Benefits and challenges of the natural gas boom in Bradford County were outlined during this month’s meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force. More...

Electricity rate caps expire at year’s end

Experts predict customers will see a 30 percent increase in their rates

While electricity rate caps have expired in many territories across the state, they won’t expire until Dec. More...

Blowing smoke

Vocal crowd opposes outdoor wood fired boiler regulations

Opposition to proposed regulations on outdoor woodfired boilers was loud and clear during a public hearing Wednesday at Coudersport High School.   More...

News

Coudersport School District superintendent submits resignation

Coudersport School Board’s business meeting Monday saw a bit of lingering controversy over a new board member’s service, and notice of the departure of the district’s top administrator. S uperintendent More...

Area news briefs

Parking garage contracts   ST. MARYS – St. Marys City Council has awarded three bids for the Depot Street parking garage.   General contractor is Leonard S. Fiore Inc. of Altoona, based on a bid of $3.46 million.   More...

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Elk Regional Health System’s “Give Back” program supported area food banks over the holidays. More...

Potter County News

Two guilty pleas in Potter County Court

Two defendants will be sentenced on Feb. 10 after recent guilty pleas in Potter County Court. More...

Mill Stream Inn expansion plans outlined

Potter County Planning Commission members heard details of a planned expansion of a Coudersport motel during Tuesday night’s business meeting.   More...

Deeds filed with Potter County Recorder

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:   • Dec. 22, Todd M. Smith to Timothy J. Weir; Stewardson Township, $10,000; Northwest Savings Bank to James E. More...

Outdoors

Hunting is much more than taking

A new ethic is growing among hunters, or at least becoming more visible. It’s the concept of giving back -- to sow for the future and care for the land in gratitude for everything the land has provided us over the years.   More...

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Janet Colwell of Hicks Run trapped her first bobcat in the Dents Run Area on January 13, rounding out an impressive hunting and trapping season. More...

Groomed trails await area riders

Snowmobile trails are open on state forest land in the region, as conditions allow.   There’s a toll-free number, 1-877-766-6253, for weather and trail conditions. More...

Obituaries

Henry W. Zimmer

JULY 14, 1937 - JANUARY 11, 2010

Henry W. Zimmer, 72, of Emporium died Jan. 11, 2010 at Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.   He was born July l4, 1937 in Olean, N.Y., a son of H. Ward and Ethel May Dandois Zimmer.   Mr. More...

Death Notices

James M. White   Long-time Coudersport businessman and community volunteer James M. White, 83, died on Jan. 9, 2010, in Williamsport.   He was born Nov. 23, 1926 in Rochester, N.Y., the son of Du- Bois and Hazel (Baker) White. More...