July 2, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

ADMINISTRATION SITUATION

CCSD board rewards top brass with big contracts

Cameron County School Board members last week gave their top administrators a vote of confifidence in an action that raised a fifirestorm of public criticism and scattered expressions of support.  More...

SECOND CHANCES

Prison housing program raises more protests

Another protest has been raised over the controversial three-county program to help prison inmates transition back into society.  More...

HALF THE DISTANCE

Plans call for ‘half marathon’ in next year’s God’s Country race

A new division that will be added to the God’s Country Marathon is expected to boost participation to 400 or more runners.  David Brooks, executive director of the Potter County Visitors Association, announced during last week’s Coud More...

Viewpoints

VIDEO GAMES: ANYTHING GOES

(James Steyer is CEO of Common Sense Media)   This week’s Supreme Court’ decision on Brown v. Entertainment Merchants Association is a disappointing one for parents, educators, and all who care about kids.  More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

It is amazing the sights you can see while sitting in a mall parking lot. If you are a people-watcher, there is a trove of subjects that will pass by your windshield. More...

Glad Endeavor listed Event Price

To the editor:  Why the big secret about the admission fees for the Bark Peelers’ Convention?  More...

Community Life

Pets and bee stings

My cat Amos hunts bees and winds up with a fat lip at least once or twice every summer.  At 13 years old, you’d think that he would have learned what bees do, but he continues his hunt.  While it is impossible to keep your pet from be More...

Births

Landon Mark Cary   More...

Donut sale benefits charity

Supporters of the Alzheimer’s Association are selling donuts to raise funds for the organization. Deliveries will be made on July 20 and ordering deadline is July 14.  More...

Sports

Alumni football game next weekend

Football players young and not-so-young who once wore the jerseys of Coudersport and Port Allegany high schools will return to the gridiron on Saturday, July 9, during the Alumni Football Classic at Port Allegany.  It will be a full-contact, reg More...

Giannotti running strong at Penn State

Penn State’s Emily Giannotti, who recently completed her freshman year, was one of the school’s placewinners during USATF Outdoor Championships, held Saturday at Historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.  Giannotti earned bronzemedal More...

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Cameron County High School’s new boys’ basketball coach, Jon Songer (left), was guest speaker at this week’s Emporium Rotary meeting. More...

BOUND OVER

Charges against Emporium woman who tried to kill husband headed to court

The Emporium woman charged with attempted criminal homicide for sneaking into her estranged husband’s house in the middle of the night and hitting him over the head with a steel pipe as he lay sleeping is in Jefferson County Jail following an e More...

TO PRISON?

Prosecutors petition court to move juvenile charged with murder to adult facility

Prosecutors have run out of patience with the juvenile involved in the cold blooded murder that shocked the residents of these narrow valleys a month ago.  More...

FRANCHISE STORE

Plans for ‘Minit Mart’ at former ‘Northern’ site back on track

An attractive wooden building in Ladona that was once operated as The Northern and as the Beef and Ale House is going to be torn down to make way for a franchised convenience store and gas station.  More...

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One of eight Habitat for Humanity’s “Bike and Build” tour groups passed through Potter County this week on a journey from Providence, R.I., to Seattle, Wash. More...

News

Ban on synthetic drugs passed

One of the complexities of the “war on drugs” is the ready availability of substances, legal and otherwise, to feed people’s addictions.  When illegal drugs aren’t available, those who are desperate for their next high wi More...

Bark Peeler’s Convention this weekend

Pennsylvania Lumber Museum hosts its 37th annual Bark Peelers’ Convention this weekend, resurrecting the rollicking “lumber era” with exhibits and attractions blending entertainment with a unique hands-on education about timber harv More...

Burglary cases against trio heading for trial

Almost three years have passed since police nabbed three suspects in a series of burglaries stretching across five counties.  Two of the defendants have rejected plea offers and are heading to trial in Cameron County Court. Travis E. More...

Potter County News

Fleckenstein resigns from PCCD

Jack Fleckenstein of Coudersport has resigned after many years of service as watershed specialist for the Potter County Conservation District.  Fleckenstein joined the organization soon after his retirement as a science teacher at Coudersport Ar More...

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Kightlinger Motors of Coudersport presented Near 2 Thee Ministries with a donation to support the organization’s program to send children to a Christian-based summer camp. More...

Sentenced to state prison for sexual abuse

A lingering criminal case in Potter County Court came to a conclusion when Senior Judge John Leete sent the defendant to state prison for a term of 10 to 20 years.  John A. More...

Outdoors

The big spill: five years later

Five years ago, one of the worst environmental disasters to occur in northcentral Pennsylvania unfolded.  On June 30, 2006, a Norfolk Southern train derailed on the steep Keating Summit grade in Gardeau and spilled more than 40,000 gallons of so More...

Traditional Archery Rendezvous July 28-31; schedule announced

Traditional archery, longbows and recurves is what the annual Eastern Traditional Archery Rendezvous is all about. It’s scheduled for July 28-31 at Denton Hill State Park in central Potter County.  More...

Donation will be used for habitat

New equipment acquired by the Game Commission through a donation will allow the agency to better maintain habitat for elk on about 300 acres of publicly owned property near Benezette.  More...