November 12, 2011 RSS feed / Front Page

RESIGNS

Hutcheson leaving Austin School Dist.

Austin Area School District Superintendent Matt Hutcheson ended several months of contract contention by announcing to the board of directors Wednesday evening that he has accepted a position at Jeannette City School District in Westmoreland County.& More...

INCUMBENTS DOMINATE ELECTIONS

Thomas joins Jones, Fiebig on Cameron County Board of Commissioners

Incumbent Cameron County Commissioners Glen Fiebig (R) and Phil Jones (D) each retained their seats by comfortable margins in Tuesdays’ general election.  They will be joined in 2012 by popular businessman Jim Thomas (D), who for years own More...

Author, musician with local ties inspires kids

“Depression isn’t forever – you can change things.”  With those simple words, Potter County native Bobbie Jo Duell sent a message of hope to several area audiences last week.  More...

Viewpoints

OUR RIGHTS WERE DENIED

(Former Adelphia Communications Corp. President and CEO John Rigas and his son, Tim, remain in a federal prison. They continue to press their case for a new trial and/or a reduction of their sentences based on two central arguments.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

By the time this column is published, Veterans Day will have come and gone on the special date of 11-11-11. This date has special meaning to Shirley and me, as it is our 61st wedding anniversary.  More...

Bed Bugs Here

To the editor:  I recently came into contact with someone who has the unfortunate challenge of ridding their home of bedbugs. Bedbugs are costly, a health risk, and are very hard to get rid of, which is my motivation behind writing this letter. More...

Community Life

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  Dr. Bradley Giannotti, orthopedic surgeon from Champion Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, was recently visited by a former patient, Rev. Fred Muyimbwa. More...

Special speaker on Veterans’ Day

On Friday, Nov. 11 at 7pm at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, the OV Historical Society is sponsoring a special Veterans Day speaker.  More...

‘Young lungs at play’ targets smoking

A “dinner and a movie” kickoff was held last week in Emporium for Young Lungs at Play. It’s a program to snuff out smoking in public places – especially those where children are found.   More...

Sports

Cowburn returns for second season

Coudersport’s Dirk Cowburn returns for his second season as a member of the Penn State Nittany Lions wrestling team, which some preseason polls rank No. More...

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American Legion Post 192 presented a $2,000 donation to the Coudersport Youth Football program during last week’s recognition program. More...

Mountain View Bowling League results

Following are recent results from Mountain View Bowling Center:  Monday Men’s Merchant: Weber City Lounge 39-25, L&M Lumber 34-30, Pesces 30-34, Mountain View 25-39. More...

Obituaries

Fordyce ‘Al’ Reese

DECEMBER 21, 1934 - NOVEMBER 9, 2011

Fordyce “Al” Reese Sr., 76, of Coudersport, died at home surrounded by his loving family on Nov. 09, 2011.  He was born Dec. 21, 1934, in Coudersport, the son of Howard and Doris (Fessenden) Reese. He attended Austin area schools. More...

Harold J. ‘Hal’ Baumann

MARCH 18, 1917 - NOVEMBER 8, 2011

Harold J. “Hal” Baumann, 94, of Coudersport died Nov. 8, 2011 in his home.  Born March 18, 1917, in Rochester, N.Y., he was the son of Michael and Pauline Weissend Baumann.  More...

Death Notices

Michael Reed   More...

TRANSFERRED

John, Tim Rigas have been moved to Pennsylvania prison

Members of the Rigas family in Coudersport confifirmed this week that the Federal Bureau of Prisons granted their request to transfer John Rigas and his son Tim to a facility in Allenwood, south of Williamsport. More...

Bears plentiful for Monday’s season opener

Bear hunters will be able to enjoy a new four-day statewide bear season, in addition to a fullweek of archery bear season.  Bowhunters get their shot Monday through Friday, Nov. 14- 18. More...

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Paul Erway never shrinks from a challenge. He’s out to complete 50 marathons next year as a wheelchair racer, raising money to provide adaptive vans to those most in need. More...

INCUMBENTS DOMINATE ELECTIONS

Commissioners unopposed in Potter County; some interesting local races

Incumbents carried the day in Potter County during Tuesday’s municipal election.  All three members of the Board of Commissioners were re-elected after emerging unopposed from the primary in May. Unoffificial vote totals showed Paul W. More...

News

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Joseph A. Malizia (right) was sworn in as a licensed attorney by Judge Richard Masson last Friday in the Cameron County Courthouse. More...

Gravel bar issues resurfaces

Emporium Borough is taking another stab at removing the growing gravel sandbar that has formed in Sinnemahoning Creek on the borough’s western border.  For several years, officials have been concerned that the massive structure could cause More...

Cameron, Potter jobless rates tumble

There was some good news in the most recent report from the State Department of Labor and Industry.  Cameron County’s unemployment rate dropped from 12.3 percent in August to 10.3 in September, while Potter County’s slid from 9.3 to More...

Potter County News

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Deb Hamilton and John Leete, two of the leaders of Potter County’s Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Project, hosted a visit from “Brooklyn James” (center) a singer, novelist and ins More...

Upcoming gas program focus: jobs

Employment opportunities for area residents in the natural gas industry will be the focus of the next Potter County Natural Gas Task Force meeting, to be held at 7 pm Tuesday, Nov. 15, at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport.  More...

Habitat for Humanity needs help

Volunteers for Potter County Habitat for Humanity are fighting the weather in their efforts to have their latest home, located on a lot in Galeton, under roof.  Coordinators Jim and Charlotte Blain are seeking more volunteers and devising a work More...

Outdoors

Foggy day provides an archery hunt lesson

Some outdoor experiences are forever etched into our minds. I had an encounter last week with a mature buck that will be sticking with me.  A heavy fog had filled the valley by dawn when I climbed into my tree stand. More...

Rescued bull elk is 2011 trophy

The most notable bull taken in last week’s Pennsylvaniaelkhuntwasa9x8shotin Goshen Township (Clearfield County) by William Zee of Doylestown.  Taken by rifle in the Open Zone on Tues. More...

Partnerships for wildlife habitat

Cooperation has been the key to a series of habitat improvement projects on state forest land in Cameron and Elk counties.  The Bureau of Forestry has partnered with the Game Commission, EOG Resources, Emporium Water Company, Cameron County Scho More...