January 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Accused murderer sentenced for crime thought to be motive

Accused murderer Jon Prather was back in court last week for sentencing in a burglary case that police allege was directly connected to the killing of Sam Miller.  More...

Judge hard on repeat offender

William J. Whitehead, 44, of Emporium pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and was sentenced by Judge Richard Masson to five to 10 years in state prison during court proceedings in Cameron County Court Tuesday.  More...

Viewpoints

MORE URGENT RESOLUTIONS

(Rick Bloomingdale is president of the Pennsylvania AFLCIO, a statewide labor federation with more than 800,000 workers whom are members of affiliated labor unions.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

We somehow survived another Friday the 13th. The Good Lord sent us a blanket of snow so it would be easier to see a black cat. More...

Earthquake Fear Overblown

To the editor:  The magnitude 4.0 earthquake on New Year’s Eve outside Youngstown, Ohio, was the “flavor of the week” for reporters calling to ask about the most recent developments in the Marcellus shale gas industry. More...

Community Life

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IUE-CWA Local 88607 President Jim Clancy presented Ed Bolin (right) with an appreciation watch, marking his retirement after 32 years of service to GE-Motor Coils. More...

Lions Club chili dinner January 29

Coudersport Area Lions Club will hold “Chili for Charity,” one of its most popular fundraisers on Sunday, Jan. More...

Free help for tobacco users

Free help is available to Potter County residents who are trying to quit their tobacco use. The county has partnered with Clinical Outcomes Group Inc. (COGI) for smoking and tobacco cessation programs. More...

Sports

Burnside stays undefeated

Cameron County managed just four wins in a 46-27 varsity wrestling loss to visiting Smethport, as the Red Raiders continue to prepare for the PIAA District 9 Tournament.  “It just wasn’t our night,” Cameron County coach Scott More...

Tough competition ahead for Falcons

Tough competition is testing coach John Bishel’s varsity wrestlers from Coudersport.  His Falcons head into the rugged South Williamsport Tournament on Saturday realizing that it will be a learning experience.  Coudersport is coming o More...

Boys’ showdown Monday

A showdown between the lone undefeated teams in the Northern Tier Boys’ High School Basketball League is set for Monday, as Port Allegany visits Coudersport.  With two other contenders, Smethport and Oswayo Valley, languishing at 3-2 in ea More...

Video footage contradicts suspect’s story

Double-homicide trial continues

A parade of witnesses continued to build the prosecution’s case against Emporium resident Steven P. More...

Time Warner demolishing former L.H. Lincoln building

Coudersport landmark coming down

A Coudersport landmark and symbol of a bygone era is coming down, piece by piece.  Demolition crews earlier this week began work on the crumbling L. H. Lincoln and Son Inc. More...

News

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There were no serious injuries in a two-vehicle crash Tuesday at about 3:20 pm on Route 155 at the intersection with Gardeau Road. State police at Kane said one of the drivers, Jaqueline A. More...

Businessman will buy property if back taxes are forgiven

A tax forgiveness proposal for a property at 168 E. 2nd St. in Emporium is under consideration by Cameron County Commissioners.  More...

County support staff gets increase

Cameron County Board of Commissioners took care of a variety of reorganizational matters at its first meeting of the new year,  The board approved salary increases of $975 for fulltime employees and $488 for part-timers. More...

Potter County News

Syrup capital of Pennsylvania

Potter County’s sweet maple syrup was spotlighted in a highly visible location last week.  Sugarbush owners and operators Larry Hamilton and Charles Nelson came away from the State Farm Show with a slew of honors that reinforce the county& More...

Presbyterians help food bank

A collection is being conducted by the Board of Deacons at Coudersport’s First United Presbyterian Church to benefit the local food bank.  Non-perishable food items are being accepted at the church on Fourth Street. More...

Offering lifeline to local governments

With townships and boroughs facing increasingly complex responsibilities, many of them have been calling for help.  They’ll have an opportunity to get some on Tuesday, Jan. More...

Outdoors

So what if it’s cold outside! Bundle up and head out!

January’s cold weather doesn’t mean an outdoors lover must stay inside and wait for spring.  For those who are willing to bundle up, there are many opportunities for adventure – yes, even for anglers.  Surprisingly, fish a More...

Time for Game Commission to embrace elk tourism

During the past several months, I have heard Game Commission staffers, as well as an ex-commissioner say things like, “Every elk, a hunted elk,” and, “We are all about hunting.”  It is time for the agency to embrace elk t More...

Elk feeding illegal; deer feeding discouraged

There’s a good reason that feeding Pennsylvania elk is illegal and feeding corn to deer is discouraged.  So says Dr. Walter Cottrell, wildlife veterinarian with the Pa. Game Commission.  More...

Obituaries

Florence E. Snowman

JULY 16, 1910 - JANUARY 14, 2012

Florence E. Snowman, 101, of Coudersport, died Jan. 14, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport.  Born on July 16, 1910, in New Denmark, New Brunswick, Canada, she was the daughter of Hans and Matilda Rasmussen Carlsen. More...

Death Notices

Alice L. Cizek   Alice L. Cizek, 78, a lifetime resident of Coudersport, died Jan. 14, 2012, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.  More...