April 9, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

NEW OWNER

Micron Research bought by industry leader

An Emporium manufacturing company that was started from scratch a decade ago by local businessmen sold recently to a leader in the industry.  Micron Research Corporation, started in 2002 by Dave Trinkley, Dick Sebring and others, sold to GrafTec More...

‘Moon Tree’ ceremony planned April 29

Potter County’s “moon tree” will be rededicated on Arbor Day (Friday, April 29), marking the 40th anniversary of its return to earth after traveling to the moon aboard Apollo 14.  More...

Viewpoints

STATE NEEDS NATURAL GAS IMPACT FEE

(State Senator Joe Scarnati recently shared his perspective on a proposed impact fee for natural gas production in Pennsylvania. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Have you noticed how the “vote for me” signs are starting to appear on the roads and in some people’s yards? More...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

To the editor:  Please bring to you readers’ attention the fact that April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.  In his proclamation, President Obama reminded us that our nation must continue to confront rape and other forms of More...

Community Life

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Our ‘old timer’ and his wife, Howard and Shirley McDonald of Emporium, are great-grandparents to a beautiful set of twin boys born on Jan. 31, 2011. More...

Births

Drayden Riley Banks   Robert A. Banks and Carrie Martin of Emporium are parents of a son born March 28, 2011, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. More...

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Hallmark Quartet will bring its southern gospel style of music to the Austin Methodist Church on Saturday, April 16, at 6 pm. There is no admission fee. A free-will offering will be taken. More...

Sports

Bosnik returns to Dodgers

Jesse Bosnik of St. Marys has returned for his second season as a minor leaguer in the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball organization.  More...

Baseball skills event

Austin Baseball Association will host a baseball skills competition on Sunday, April 17, at the Gary Williams Memorial Baseball Fields.  Registration opens at noon and competition in four age groups starts at 1:30. More...

Golf tournament

Emporium Country Club will host the annual K of C Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 30, with tee time at 9 am. There will be a dinner and prizes at the K of C Hall following the tournament. More...

HEAVY ISSUE

Local, minimal use traffic exempt from road restrictions

Weight restrictions that are already in effect or that are coming on area state roads will not have the broad-reaching impact many had feared.  PennDOT has posted several roads with 10-ton weight limits, prompting local drivers, manufacturers an More...

MOVING AHEAD

Two major pipeline projects closer to construction phase

Two major gas pipeline projects are moving forward as distribution and supply companies prepare to meet greater demands for natural gas, generated in part from Marcellus Shale formations in the region.  Completing a major pipeline is a time-cons More...

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Full Story

Source water protection program launched

Potter County Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover are moving forward with a Source Water Protection Program, involving state and local partners working with the county.  More...

News

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A colorful speaker from Elk County brought the “Tea Party” message to a recent Emporium Rotary meeting. More...

LIHEAP deadline extended

Pennsylvania’s Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will continue to accept applications for cash grants through Friday, April 15. The program helps qualifying people to pay their heating bills.  More...

Fiebig seeking re-election

Incumbent Glen Fiebig is seeking reelection to the office of Cameron County Commissioner, running for a Republican nomination in the May 17 municipal primary.  In expressing appreciation to citizens for their support over the past 12 years, Fieb More...

Potter County News

Heimel seeks second commissioner term

Paul W. More...

Coudersport man pleas ‘no contest’

A Coudersport man entered a “no contest” plea to two counts of corruption of minors last week, avoiding a second trial and bringing to a close a high-profile case.  More...

Maple Festival May 6, 7

Plans are in place for the 45th annual Maple Festival in Coudersport. More...

Outdoors

‘Guide’ leads hunters to paydirt

It was a cold, late winter’s morning when Sam and I set out to climb the mountain. Spring was trying to advance, but winter still didn’t want to relinquish its grip. On this particular day winter was winning the battle.  More...

DMAP enrollment open until June 1

Landowners have until June 1 to enroll or renew their applications in the Game Commission’s Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP), which is designed to help landowners manage deer on their properties through hunting.  More...

‘Wilds’ sign grants available for businesses

Grants are available to help businesses in the Pennsylvania Wilds pay for new business signs. More...

Obituaries

Catherine A. Sunseri

APRIL 30, 1917 - APRIL 2, 2011

Catherine A. “Kaye” Sunseri, 93, formerly of Eldred and Emporium, died Saturday, (April 2, 2011) at the Bradford Manor following a long illness.  Born April 30, 1917, in Emporium, she was a daughter of Joseph and Maria Aita DiBello. More...

Death Notices

Bette H. Barnett   Bette H. Barnett, 89, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, died April 3, 2011, at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.  Born on Dec. 26, 1921, she was the daughter of Cloe and Alice Dickinson Hoover. More...