March 10, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Potter County native in command at Kabul

A Potter County native is playing a critical role in U.S. efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. Air Force Brigadier General Frank J. Sullivan of Galeton cannot talk in specififics about his part in a U.S. More...

Baby steps: Moose rescue plan progresses

A slate of new offificers demonstrated its commitment to operational transparency Wednesday evening, sharing with a roomful of people the sorry situation the Emporium Moose Lodge is in as a result of an ordeal that closed the club and left its former More...

Viewpoints

New law helps rural communities

I ran for borough council my first time in 1999.  I was compelled to run for office by what I saw as the biggest problem my municipality faced— the growing number of neglected, unsightly and unsafe properties.  More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

The cold winter wind whistled through the trees, screeching in an evil tirade as it traveled down the Sinnemahoning Creek valley. More...

Resource Mismangement

To the editor:  Once upon a time, Pennsylvania was a great place to hunt whitetailed deer and was one of the top three states in deer population.  At that time, deer were a valuable resource in Pennsylvania.  More...

Community Life

Engagement Announced

Bruce and Phyllis Haskins of Sumter, SC, and Jack and Edie Merkel of Cranford, NJ, announce the engagement of their children, Tabitha Christine Haskins of Sumter and John Paul Merkel of Cranford.  More...

Featured artist

Featured arist at the Cameron County Artisan Center on Fourth Street in downtown Emporium is Kathleen Seamans of Clarion County.  Her specialty is converting everything from twigs to deer antlers to works of art, including a hand-woven basket wi More...

Free tax assistance

Free tax counseling and preparation for area taxpayers with low and medium income, particularly those 60 and older, is available from AARP tax aides.  They will be offering help with personal income tax returns for federal, state, local, and pro More...

Sports

Bova headed to state tournament

Etchepare, Burnside lose in consolation semifinals

Coudersport’s Kyle Bova (left) has earned a berth in this weekend’s PIAA State Wrestling Championship Tournament at Hershey.  Bova (32-3) posted a 4-0 win over Taylor Harrington of Fort LeBoeuf to earn third place among all 152-pound More...

Junior High basketball underway

There’s a reason the varsity basketball teams at Cameron County enjoy consistent success on the court.  More...

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These eighth-graders from Cameron County are learning basketball fundamentals as the junior high season continues. More...

County says ‘yes’ to gas ‘impact fee’

Potter County has joined many of its counterparts across the shale gas region of Pennsylvania in signing on to levy an “impact fee” on gas production.  Based on data reported by the Pa. Dept. More...

School locked down for drug search

Cameron County High School was locked down last Friday afternoon for an extended period as police conducted a drug investigation.  Students were confifined to their classrooms after two female juveniles, whose names were not released by police, More...

Say it ain’t so: ‘Ops building’ deal stalls

A Chicago bank that owns the former Adelphia Operations Building on Coudersport’s South Main Street has been unable to close a deal with a prospective buyer. The property is still owned by American Metro Bank and remains vacant.  More...

Special protection for these streams

Dozens of creeks and streams – several of them in Cameron and Potter counties – have been added to a state inventory that gives them special protection.  John Arway, executive director of the Pa. More...

News

Regional 9-1-1 system unveiled

Cameron County is included in an upgrade of 9-1-1 emergency communications networks that will cover a broad section of northwestern Pennsylvania.  More...

Woodland School needs costly window replacement

Cameron County School Board members discussed the possibility of replacing all the classroom windows at Woodland Elementary School at Wednesday’s committee meeting.  Maintenance Supervisor Jim Markum told the board that 22 of 49 rooms at t More...

County notified of NFG’s ‘ West to East’ pipeline

Even though there’s a slowdown in shale gas drilling throughout much of northern Pennsylvania due to market conditions, several companies continue to position themselves to compete in the lucrative business.  More...

Potter County News

Blood drive Wednesday

Members of the public are invited to join Potter County employees in support a blood drive on Wednesday, March 14, from 12:30 to 4:30 at Human Services in Roulette.  More...

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A Potter County family of four lost their home and most of their possessions in a roaring fire Monday afternoon, north of Coudersport. More...

Republican leadership event

Potter County Republican County Chairman Carl Long is holding a leadership workshop on April 4. More...

Outdoors

Time of the annual rebirth is nearing

The transformation to spring has been skewered this year by one of the mildest winters in modern history.  I’ve always found it interesting how March shows so many alternating days of lion and lamb personalities. More...

Grant $ available for ‘Greenways’ projects

Local governments that are interested in expanding the Northcentral Pa. More...

Turkey calling contest

Highlight of this year’s Kettle Creek Valley Outdoor Show in the small southern Potter County village of Cross Fork will be the nationally sanctioned turkey calling contest on Saturday, March 31.  More...

Obituaries

Bernal P. ‘Buzz’ Olivett

FEBRUARY 26, 1918 - MARCH 1, 2012

One of Emporium’s most revered citizens, Bernal P. “Buzz” Olivett, 94, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys, died March 1, 2012, in Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys. Born Feb. More...

Virginia H. Schwab

NOVEMBER 9, 1933 - MARCH 5, 2012

Virginia H. Schwab, 78, of Emporium, died at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, on March 5, 2012.  She was born Nov. 9, 1933, in Emporium, a daughter of Lester and Louise Gibbs Rutz.  On Oct. 3, 1953, in St. More...

Death Notices

Robert Irwin Fiscus   More...