April 21, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Emporium man killed in crash

An Emporium man lost his life in a two-vehicle accident yesterday morning on Route 120 just east of the city of St. Marys.  Police said Frederick K. More...

‘Aroma Syndrome’ catching on during Open Mic Night

A groovy atmosphere. Good tunes. Good food.  That’s what you’ll fifind at “Open Mic Night” at the Aroma Cafe in downtown Emporium.  Open Mic Night runs every Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. More...

Advocacy training

Area residents have some strong opinions and concerns about shale gas drilling, but they may not be effective in educating themselves and being heard by decision-makers.  To help them, a statewide environmental advocacy group is scheduling a fre More...

Storied editor, local newspapering focus of history program

From a historical perspective, the local newspaper editor wields considerable power, in that he or she has the last word – literally defining reality for future generations.  Potter County was blessed to have one such man who approached th More...

Viewpoints

Red Cross In Need

To the editor:  As we come to the close of another National Volunteer Week (April 15-21), the Pennsylvania Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross is celebrating its dedicated volunteers and partners. More...

Join The Fight For Local Control Over Gas Industry

To the editor:  Pennsylvania’s new Oil and Gas Law (Act 13) severely limits the right of municipalities to make local decisions about zoning for the shale gas industry.  More...

Voter Supression

To the editor:  I have learned several disturbing facts about Pennsylvania’s new voter identification law.  More...

Potter County News

Still time for student to apply for music scholarship

High school students who are planning to study music at a college or conservatory are welcome to apply for the Robert Merten Circle of Fifths Music Scholarship, which provides as much as $1,000 toward their education.  More...

Picnic planned for watershed groups

Representatives from the watershed associations serving Potter County and others interested in environmental stewardship in the county’s headwater streams are invited to a picnic being planned for July 13 at the Genesee Environmental Center.&nb More...

Potter County wins Governor’s Award for Local Govt Excellence

Weeks after a Potter County organization was applauded as a national model for protection of treasured watersheds, the group has been awarded the prestigious Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence.  More...

Outdoors

All things spring have come early to Pennsylvania

Spring has advanced quite rapidly this year, driven by record setting high temperatures throughout most of March. Since then, things have slowed slightly with cold weather the first part of April. More...

‘Elk man’ entering fourth decade of management

Pennsylvania’s elk herd is bigger and healthier than at any time in modern history. More...

Trout fishing in Salt Run event is pure child’s play

Another successful Salt Run Youth Fishing Derby was pulled off on Saturday, as the weather and trout cooperated and many volunteers made certain the experience was a pleasant one for the kids.  Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) spo More...

Faces his fate

Accomplice in murder takes responsibility for his role; gets 40 years

The key accomplice in the June 2011 murder that cost a young Eldred man his life, was lucid and forthcoming earlier this week when Potter County Judge Steven Minor accepted his guilty plea.  Avery Buckingham, 26, will spend a minimum of 40 years More...

Photo

He not only looks the part; he lives it. Elk columnist Carol Mulvihill highlights Rawley Cogan on 30-plus years of working with the species inside. More...

Woman pleas; will see prison time for attempted homicide

The woman who was charged with attempted homicide for hitting her then-husband over the head with a steel pipebender pleaded “no contest” to fifirstdegree felony aggravated assault in Cameron County Court Tuesday.  More...

Redistrict plan revealed

A new plan that changes the boundaries of Pennsylvania’s legislative districts has been released.  All of Cameron County and most of Potter County would remain in the 67th District, now represented by Martin Causer. More...

Poor turnout expected in Tuesday primary

Tuesday’s primary election isn’t generating much excitement among local voters. More...

News

Alzheimer’s walk planned

Plans have been announced for a “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” in Emporium. It will be held on Sept. More...

President Judge to speak at services

Austin Memorialm Day services are planned May 28. A parade will form 10:15 am. and will leave the school parking lot 10:30.  The program will be held at 11 am. More...

Conservation initiative launched

Headwaters Resource Conservation and Development Council Executive Director Dale Fox has announced the launch of a new initiative, the Headwaters Conservation Partnership, which enrolls local businesses and industries in support of conservation.  More...

Community Life

Austin School District releases third period honor roll

Austin Area School has announced its honor students for the third marking period of the 2011- 12 school year:   Distinguished Honors  Grade 12: Bryan Brooks, Emily Johns and Katelyn Valenti.  Grade 11: Cassie Fowler and Cheyenne Kio.&n More...

Wolfel earns doctorate degree

Tom Wolfel will graduate with honors later this month when he is awarded a doctor of pharmacy degree by the University of Pittsburgh.  More...

Prevention, early detection key in cancer treatment

Although cancer rates have remained high for decades, there are successes to celebrate and proven ways to reduce the risk of getting the disease.  More...

Sports

Falcon track, field team sweeps Panthers

Coudersport mixed depth with some strong individual performance to sweep Tuesday’s high school track and field meet over visiting Northern Potter, 99-50 in boys’ events and 79-61 in the girls’ meet.  More...

Satisfying win for Raider boys

It took an extra inning and some endurance in a mixture of snow, sleet and chilling winds, but Cameron County emerged with a satisfying 9-7 varsity baseball victory at Northern Potter.  Anthony Grimone’s two-run homer, following a single b More...

Raiders split meet with O-E

Cameron County split Tuesday’s varsity track and field meet with visiting Otto-Eldred.  More...

Obituaries

Lena G. Watson

JANUARY 11, 1929 - APRIL 16, 2012

Lena G. Watson, 83, of Sweden Valley, died April 16, 2012, in her home.  Born Jan. 11, 1929, in Galeton, she was the daughter of George H. and Lucinda Johnston Ludwig. On March 30, 1947, in Prouty, she married Paul E. More...

Dale A. Jackson

MARCH 12, 1926 - APRIL 8, 2012

Dale Andrew Jackson, 86, of Coudersport, passed away peacefully on April 8, 2012, in his home with his loving family at his side.  Born March 12, 1926, in Summit Township, Potter County, he was the son of Merrick Victor and Miriam Joy Reed Jacks More...

Death Notices

Gary J. Moore   Gary J. Moore, 75, of Cuba, N.Y., formerly of Coudersport, died April 13, 2012.  Born Sept. 30, 1936, in Coudersport, he was a son of Howard E. and Dorothy M. Kelley Moore. On June 27, 1959, he married the former Janice R. More...