March 19, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

SO SWEET

Maple Weekend brings sugar shacks to life

More than a dozen area maple syrup producers are opening their doors to the public over the March 26-27 weekend for the seventh annual “Maple Weekend.” Goal is to promote the potential of maple syruping in the region and increase public a More...

Workshop on managing gas-related activities

Potter County Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover will be sponsoring a workshop on Thursday, March 24, to assist townships and boroughs with public safety and law enforcement issues stemming from natural gas drilling and related More...

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Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

With the crazy weather, the big shocker in Japan and a monster wave racing across the Pacific, it’s kind of hard to know what is going to happen next. More...

MENTALLY-ILL INMATES POSE CHALLENGES

(With Potter, Cameron and other area counties considering new options for criminal defendants who are diagnosed as addicts and/or victims of mental illness, the timing of these comments from Richard Louis III is apt.  More...

Gas Drill ‘Insane’

To the editor:  Unconventional extraction of gas or oil in deep shale formations (hydrofracking) is insane.  Consider the amount of fresh water required, between 2-7 million gallons per frack, and a well can be fracked many times. More...

Potter County News

Charged with selling prescription pills

State police have charged a Potter County man with multiple felony drug offenses after he allegedly sold prescriptions pills and marijuana to an undercover officer in April 2009 and February 2010.  Paul D. More...

Area Agency on Aging has caregiver openings

Potter County Area Agency on Aging has openings in its Family Caregiver Support Programs, which assist those who are caring for older relatives or friends so they can stay at home and remain as independent as possible.  More...

Veterans’ benefits open house March 30

A veterans’ benefits open house will be held at the courthouse square in Coudersport on Wednesday, March 30, from 10 am to 2 pm. More...

Sports

Jr. Olympic wrestling winners

Several hometown favorites were winners as Cameron County hosted the Les Doud Memorial Junior Olympic Wrestling Tournament.  Jack Karston (240 pounds) and Brandon Saline (89) placed first for ages 13-14, while Jacey Reickard (155) was second and More...

Old Hickory Lanes results

Roger Jeffers carved a 696 series with a 279 single and Butch Calcote spilled a 693 (246) during Thursday Night Men’s Bowling League competition at Old Hickory Lanes.  Duane Fry hit a 267 on his way to a 661 set.  In Monday Night Mixe More...

Kozel all-star games April 2

Several high school seniors will make a curtain call to close out their scholastic basketball careers during the annual Kozel Foundation District 9 All-Star Classic on Saturday, April 2, at Elk County Catholic High School in St. Marys.  More...

Obituaries

Robert L. ‘Bill’ Nichols Sr.

JANUARY 10, 1934 - MARCH 9, 2011

Robert L. “Bill” Nichols Sr., 77, of Roulette, died March 9, 2011, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.  Born Jan. 10, 1934 in Sodus, N.Y., he was a son of Ervin and Iona Young Nichols. More...

Death Notices

Susan P. Heller   More...

MONEY TALKS

Economics of gas boom overriding theme of ‘Expo’

Energy companies are making multi-million dollar investments in Marcellus Shale natural gas development.  The economic juggernaut that the gas boom is becoming was the overriding theme of last week’s “Natural Gas Expo: Cameron-McKean More...

SIGNS OF LIFE

Local jobless rates show many people are getting back to work

Local offificials are encouraged by the most recent unemployment fifigures for Potter and Cameron counties.  January’s workforce profifile, released this week, shows another drop in the area’s jobless rate. More...

CLOSE TO HOME

Will seismic testing lead to wells being drilled in Austin Borough?

Austin Borough Council members gave the go ahead for a seismic survey to be conducted across Routes 872 and 607 within the borough.  That has some council members wondering how long it will be before drilling activites are seen near, or even in, More...

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Another sellout crowd attended the E. O. Austin Home Historical Society dinner/auction Wednesday night at American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport. More...

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Austin Area School Board’s personnel committee met recently at Seneca Highlands Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany, where they enjoyed a dinner prepared by the culinary arts class. More...

Hershey School holds recruitment session

One of the nation’s most highly respected private schools for needy children made an outreach visit to Potter County this week.  Representatives from Milton Hershey School held an open house at Potato City Country Inn Tuesday that was of p More...

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Charges are likely pending against 20-year-old Michael Dieffenderfer of Austin following an early morning Thursday crash on Route 607 in Austin. More...

Community Life

LIFT dinner/dance March 26 at EVFD hall

Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) is holding a spaghetti dinner/dance on Saturday, March 26, at the Emporium Firehall. Dinner will be served at 6 pm. Live music will follow from 8 to midnight.  More...

First graders tops in box tops

First-graders at Austin Area School earned the top prize in the recent box top collection campaign, which brought the school $672 for playground equipment and other school needs.  More...

Births

Cael Christian DeLong   More...

Outdoors

Sheds: another kind of hunting

We still have snow on top of our mountains and on our north- facing slopes. Each day the sun’s trajectory is a little bit higher in the sky. More...

PGC Roe not keen on expanding elk no-hunt zone

In a recent column, I suggested expansion of the no-hunt zone for elk on Winslow Hill. More...

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Why did the turkeys cross the road? Probably to find food. Pennsylvania’s most popular game bird has endured a tough winter, but populations remain healthy across the region. More...