February 18, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Convicted murderer asks for new trial, acquittal

When convicted doublemurderer Steven P. More...

Emporium to host next ‘Natural Gas Connections’

Community leaders, people looking to start or build businesses, and local government offificials are the target audiences for the third in a series of annual “Natural Gas Connections” events being sponsored by a regional consortium.  More...

Viewpoints

LOCAL RETAIL: TRANSFORM OR PERISH

(Chuck Kovacs is vice president of C.O.S. Wireless, which has pulled its retail store from the former Sears Building in downtown Coudersport. He can he reached at 570-265-6765 or PO Box 67, Wysox PA 18854.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Ol’ Man Winter waited around for Abraham Lincoln’s birthday before setting in for a brief stay in these parts. The mild weather has made it easy for the grave-diggers. More...

Pennsylvania Sold Out

To the editor:  With passage of House Bill 1950, the legislative takeover of Pennsylvania by the gas industry is now complete.  More...

Community Life

Emergency food supply

Cameron County Christian Center operates a pantry to meet the needs of anyone facing a food crisis. Cereal, soup, juice and snacks are available. Anyone who is aware of a person facing a food emergency should call 486-1841 to arrange for help.   More...

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Rotarian Brian Lane, plant manager of GKN, was program chairman for last week’s Emporium Rotary meeting and introduced Renee McKimm and Emily Swanson from the plant’s Human Resources Depa More...

Community Chest half way to goal!

Four months into the Community Chest fund drive, the organization has collected $9,744.75 toward its $20,500 goal for this year.  Closing in on the halfway mark with just under eight months to go, the drive runs until September 30.  The fun More...

Sports

Falcon girls win 7th straight NTL crown

Cameron County put up a big challenge all season long but, in the end, despite losing plenty of talent to graduation and initiating a new coach, Coudersport continued its stranglehold on the Northern Tier Girls Basketball League championship.  More...

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Cameron County’s Brooke Dunsmore goes for the hoop against Coudersport. More...

Narrow win gives Falcons NTL title

Preseason forecasters thought the race for the Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball championship would go down to the wire. More...

Spending starts

Hydrology study the beginning of expensive levee inspection process

Coudersport Borough Council members agreed Wednesday night to take the fifirst steps in addressing a 2010 federal mandate that requires municipalities with levee/channel systems to have the structures certifified through an inspection.  More...

Push on to save Emporium Moose Lodge

A meeting will be held tomorrow (Sunday, Feb. More...

Local support for drilling ‘impact fee’

Commissioners in Cameron and Potter counties are giving signs that they’ll sign on to a new “impact fee” system that would steer money from gas drillers to local governments, starting later this year.  More...

News

Recreation trails get a boost

Plans to develop a series of nature-based recreation trails in the region received a boost last week from a state grant program.  More...

Conservation District programs

Cameron County Conservation District has released an ambitious agenda for the coming months, much of it geared toward supporting agriculture.  More...

Lost pet? Don’t despair

There are many ways to search for a lost pet, from the traditional to the high-tech.  First thing, search around your home and property. I once had a cat trapped in my spare room and found him by accident, because he never made any noise.  More...

Potter County News

DEP restructuring explained

DEP is out to improve its image, as well as its performance.  A representative of the Pa. Dept. More...

Monday is ‘Hoodie Hoo Day!’

Gold General Store in Potter County is once again summoning the forces of winter-weary residents to encourage an early spring.  More...

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Fire believed caused by an electrical malfunction heavily damaged a Sweden Valley home early Monday. More...

Outdoors

Antler sheds conjure images of their carriers

It has been an unusually mild winter. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting another six weeks of winter weather, but I have my doubts.  For winter sports enthusiasts, this weather is disheartening. More...

Education effort necessary for visitors of elk range

There will never be another town bull like the famous “Freddy” that inhabited Benezette until his demise in 2011 at age 18 years and seven months.  More...

Center for Private Forests developed

Nearly two-thirds of Pennsylvania is covered by forests, with more than 70 percent of those woodlands privately owned.  An effort to share information and management suggestions with the hundreds of thousands of forest land owners has been launc More...

Obituaries

The Rev. Dwight Simpson

FEBRUARY 19, 1938 - FEBRUARY 7, 2012

The Rev. Dwight F. Simpson, 73, of Hagerstown, Md., formerly of Emporium, went to be with his Lord and Savior on  Feb. 7, 2012.  Born Feb. 19, 1938, in Cumberland, Md., he was the son of Lewis F. and Anna Virginia Lee (Feaster) Simpson. More...

Death Notices

Sylvia V. Ives   Sylvia V. Ives, 87, died at Guy and Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, Feb. 10, 2012.  She was born Jan. 30, 1925, in Huntley, a daughter of Domenico and Rose Policastro Tartaglia. On Feb. 5, 1944, in St. More...