October 16, 2010 RSS feed / Front Page

LOCAL COLLEGE CREDITS

College classes coming to region

Through the technology of the internet and some creative partnering, residents of Cameron, Potter and McKean counties now have ready access to community college classes.   More...

Despite Halloween’s popularity, no longer a hit for small retailers

Add Halloween to the growing list of holidays that no longer can be counted on to give local, familyowned retailers a boost in foot traffic and, consequently, sales.   Welcome to corporate America.   More...

Viewpoints

My Side

Natural gas is a cleaner, abundant fuel available right here in Pennsylvania. We cannot talk about reducing our reliance on foreign energy sources without committing to developing our own indigenous natural resources.   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eye s

Our state politicians are really scratching around to try and get a tax law passed so they can cash in on the companies involved in the shale gas production. You would think they would at least wait until things get up and running.   More...

Flyin’ High

To the editor:   Please ask your readers what their opinion might be of President Obama flying all over the United States on the taxpayers’ money to campaign for troubled Democratic congressional and senate candidates. More...

Community Life

Thank You

Perhaps you sent a lovely card, or sat quietly in a chair.   Perhaps you sent a funeral spray, if so we saw it there.   Perhaps you spoke the kindest words, that anyone could say. More...

Outdoors

Early Season Hunting Opportunites

Hunting season is upon us and opportunities abound. Besides providing tasty table fare, hunting also serves as an avenue for reconnecting with family and friends and building relationships. More...

Visitors flocking to Elk Center; hours may be expanded

Visitors by the thousands are flocking to Benezette to experience the new $12 million conservationeducation facility known as the Elk Country Visitor Center, and the opportunity to view elk in the wild during the rut. More...

Early muzzleloader season begins today

Hunters with flintlock muzzleloaders get their shot at the area’s deer herd during a special season that opens today and runs through Oct. 23. More...

Obituaries

Dorothy L. Shelley

Dorothy L. “Dot” Shelley, 85, of Emporium, died in Pittsburgh on Oct. 8, 2010. She worked for many years as a waitress in numerous restaurants in Emporium. She was an active member of St. Marks Catholic Church. Burial will be in the St. More...

Thomas ‘Hiney’ Snyder

A memorial service will be held at 1 pm Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Sweden Valley United Methodist Church for Thomas L. “Hiney” Snyder, 60, of Roulette, who died on Sept. 24, 2010.   More...

Arthur V. Ernest

Arthur V. Ernest, 83, of First Fork, near Sinnemahoning, died at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, on Oct. 10, 2010. Burial will be in the Gilmore Cemetery, Austin. Memorials may be made to Community Nurses Inc. Hospice. More...

AN ISOLATED INCIDENT?

No new West Nile Virus discoveries

There have been no further discoveries of West Nile virus in Potter County since a mosquito carrying the disease was found at Coudersport Area Recreation Park in late August.   More...

NOT AS PLENTIFUL

Marcellus natural gas deposits more promising elsewhere in state

A Texan who has been carefully assessing political, financial and scientific trends had some words of caution for those who assume Marcellus Shale natural gas supplies across Pennsylvania’s northern tier are plentiful and will create an econom More...

911 NEEDS

Addresses still a concern in some areas

Townships and boroughs across Potter County are being encouraged to adopt ordinances requiring that all properties be assigned 9-1-1 addresses and marked with visible number signs, but the county commissioners are shying away from a countywide ordin More...

Geocaching trail opens today

Cameron County’s status as a nationally known geocaching hub is getting a boost, which is generating enthusiasm among tourist-based businesses and community leaders.   Today, the Cameron County Sesquicentennial Geocaching Trail opens. More...

News

Dining With Diabetes’

Penn State Cooperative Extension will offer a Dining with Diabetes workshop series on Wednesdays, Nov. 17 to Dec. 8, from 9:30 to 11:30 am in Ridgway.   Participants will learn how to prepare healthy, simple meals that taste good. More...

MS Self Help meeting

Next meeting of the Elk/Cameron MS Self Help Group will be held on Oct. 26 at 6 pm in the LIFT office at St. Marys. Information will be presented on applying for SSDI and SSI, appeals and eligibility requirements. More...

Senior Citizens Expo

An excellent turnout of area senior citizens and their families filled the Roulette Firehall for the eighth annual Senior Citizens Expo. It was hosted by State Rep. More...

Potter County News

Office Girls Club seeks items for scrapbook

More than 80 years after its founding, the Office Girls Club carries on in Coudersport. Fourteen members and two guests, Lisa Work and Samantha Cossman, attended the club’s recent dinner meeting at the Hotel Crittenden. More...

Enrollment help offered for Medicare recipients

With open enrollment for Medicare planned Nov. 15 to Dec. 31, Potter County Area Agency on Aging is once again offering help to recipients who are considering their options for Medicare Part D coverage in 2011. More...

Help for Sophia Solicited

Potter County residents have welcomed a little girl into their hearts. More...

Sports

Raiders dominate, rule the roost in AML North division

Last week’s Allegheny Mountain League showdown between defending champion Cameron County and visiting Coudersport lived up to its billing as a nailbiter – for the better part of a half.   More...

Volleyball league enters stretch run

Coudersport came into Thursday night’s showdown with undefeated Oswayo Valley carrying some momentum as the Northern Tier Volleyball League enters its final stretch. Results weren’t available by press time.   More...

Falcon girls finish second in golf

Coudersport placed second in the PIAA District 9 girls’ golf championships at Bavarian Hills Golf Course and closed out North Penn League play later in the week with a second-place finish. More...