January 14, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Offificials planning ‘judicial sale’

Cameron County delinquent taxpayers facing legal action

In their first meeting of the new year, Cameron County Commissioners vowed to get tougher on property owners who owe back taxes.  Commissioners said Tuesday that they are preparing to hold a judicial sale for “50-60 properties and maybe mo More...

Viewpoints

GAS DRILLING: GET IT RIGHT

(David M. Sanko is executive director for the Pa. State Association of Township Supervisors, or PSATS, and served on the Governor’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Our new year started out with an odd situation where Monday, Jan. 2, was a holiday for some people because New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday. Many places were closed for a three-day weekend, but there were some exceptions, such as local schools. More...

Childhood Obesity

To the editor:  As Healthy Weight Week (Jan. More...

Community Life

Open house for Ken Ostrum

On open house to celebrate Ken Ostrum’s 80th birthday will be hosted by his three daughters on Saturday (today) at the Emporium Senior Center from 4-6 pm.  Light snacks with cool drinks and coffee/tea will be available and all are welcome. More...

Winterizing Your Pet’s Paws

Winter brings its own types of special care requirements for pets.  More...

Graduates summa cum laude

Former Coudersport resident Teri McDowell of Port Allegany graduated summa cum laude at Clarion University  McDowell, a student in Clarion’s Distance Education program, maintained a 4.0 grade point average throughout her undergraduate care More...

Sports

Busy slate in girls’ basketball

Northern Tier Girls’ High School Basketball League will go a long way toward separating out the contenders from the alsorans in the coming week.  Cameron County is unbeaten in league play heading into a rare Saturday game with visiting Nor More...

Parity apparent in NTL boys’ race

Coaches agree that the race for the Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League championship is wide open this season.  In the most recent results, co-leader Coudersport scored a 76-34 win at Austin behind Jason Gibson (19), Tim McCusker (17) an More...

Coudersport wrestlers squeak out a win over Oswayo Valley

Highlight of Wednesday night’s varsity wrestling match in Shinglehouse between Coudersport and Oswayo Valley was the showdown between standout 195-pounders Forest Tuttle and Luke Wilson.  Coudersport’s Tuttle scored a reversal just b More...

Water groups setting pace for nation

Federal and state environmental officials heaped praise on Potter County this week during a meeting at the Roulette Firehall.  More...

Three more sentenced in drug ring

Three more defendants in the multi-million dollar drug distribution ring operating out of northern Potter County were sentenced to state prison last week.  Tara Snyder, wife of the network’s ringleader, David Snyder, was sentenced by Judge More...

Teen charged for bringing BB gun to school

Last Friday’s lockdown and police response at Cameron County High School was the result of a misunderstanding involving a BB gun.  More...

News

Local woman opens financial planning firm

Cameron County’s popular Robin Kuleck, who has helped hundreds of area residents with financial planning through her work with Penn State Extension, is continuing her service as founding principal of a private consulting firm, Kuleck Financial More...

Revamped Austin Borough Council reverses decision on police dept.

A revamped Austin Borough Council last Monday overturned a December decision to lay off the town’s only police officer.  With nearly half of the council made up of members who were elected in November and president Jesse Valenti absent, th More...

Voter registration now open

Voters in Cameron and Potter counties are advised that registration is now open for the Primary Election, which will be held on April 24. Only registered Republicans or Democrats will be eligible to vote.  More...

Potter County News

Vintage snowmobile event rescheduled

Potter County Snowmobile Club is hoping that Old Man Winter cooperates for the Vintage Snow Fest, which has been rescheduled for Feb. 3-5 at the North Hollow Road clubhouse. Organizers expect it to become an annual event.  More...

Double murder suspect headed to trial

More than 18 months after a Brockway couple was murdered, the cable guy and loner from Emporium who has been charged with the crime is set to go on trial.  Steven P. Rebert, 47, could face the death penalty if he is convicted of murdering J. More...

Tourist agency looks ahead in 50th year

Potter County Visitors Association is observing its golden anniversary this year and looking to expand its reach in drawing tourists to the region.  Executive director David Brooks reviewed the organization’s history at last week’s C More...

Outdoors

‘Doe’ health affects antler growth, health of offspring

Last week I succeeded in getting a deer within my flintlock’s sights. The hunt was nothing too exciting to write about, but the physical condition of the old doe was noteworthy. More...

Upcoming programs at Elk Visitor Center

Keystone Elk Country Alliance will be holding another series of educational programs at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. All programs are at 1 pm. Schedule is as follows:  More...

Coyote hunt reg. now open

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association continues to receive registrations for the club’s Feb. 17-19 coyote hunt.  More...