May 5, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

$728M of Rigas family fortune going to victims

For the Rigas family of Coudersport, it’s personal – in about 728 million ways.  An accounting of the longdelayed asset distribution stemming from the bankruptcy of cable television giant Adelphia Communications Corp. More...

Burn victims expected to make full recovery

Two men were seriously injured in a workplace accident Wednesday morning at E & G Auto Plus in Coudersport.  Employees Joe “Jo-Jo” Gerhart and Brenton Tubbs were badly burned as the result of an explosion that occurred when they More...

Policy changes discussed

Cameron County School Board members met Tuesday night to discuss possible changes to the district’s policy manual.  One point of contention was a proposed change to the policy that outlines the interviewing and hiring of teachers and other More...

Viewpoints

CHANGING TIMES IN DEER HUNTING

(Joe Kosack is a wildlife conservation education specialist with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. He offers insights on the result of a 2011 survey involving nearly 6,000 Pennsylvania hunters who were randomly selected.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Don’t put away your long johns just yet, as we could still be in for some frosty mornings. The uncommonly warm March sure goofed up the spring schedule for the growing season. A lot of local green-thumbers jumped the gun on planting. More...

Park Playground Meeting Today

To the editor:  More...

Community Life

Plan August Wedding

Mary and Jeff Davis of Coudersport announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessi Jo Davis, to Beau- Anthony Howard Gross, son of Nola Gross and Lee Gross of Coudersport.  More...

Dog training classes offered locally

Penn State Cooperative Extension of McKean County is offering Basic Dog Obedience Classes on Thursday evenings starting May 31 at the Cameron County Fairgrounds in Emporium.  Funds from the class will go to support the Cameron County 4-H Youth P More...

Blood analysis slated May 12 in Coudersport

Coudersport Rotary Club will hold its annual comprehensive blood analysis on Saturday morning, May 12, from 6-9 at Christ Episcopal Church, Coudersport.  Screening includes 30 blood tests to monitor anemia, diabetes, respiratory disease, coronar More...

Sports

Falcons (8-2) eyeing baseball playoffs

Playoff time is nearing for the varsity baseball team from Coudersport.  Entering Thursday’s Northern Tier League showdown with Smethport, the Falcons were 8-2 on the year and playing their best baseball of the season. More...

Good weather, good times, distances

Athletes enjoyed good weather for a change during Tuesday afternoon’s track and field meet at CARP Field, where a deeper Coudersport team scored a double victory over Cameron County. More...

Photo

Pitchers Tyler Wigfield (shown) and Devin Mason had trouble with a powerful lineup at Smethport in Cameron County’s five-inning, 10-0 setback on Tuesday. More...

Photos

Full Story

Teen involved in murder begins prison sentence

District Attorney: girl was case’s ‘biggest problem’

On June 6, 2011, then- 15-year-old Kaylynn Benson spent the day with her boyfriend Jonathan Prather at Darien Lake, the popular amusement park and resort in the town of a similar name in New York State.  She spent the day taking in the park&rsqu More...

Treasure hunters sent packing

Those speculators who claim there’s a treasure buried in state forest land near the border of Cameron and Elk counties have been booted from the property once again. Now, they’re threatening to sue the state.  More...

News

Yellow Ribbon bike poker slated

Allegheny River Riders will be hosting the sixth annual Yellow Ribbon Spring Poker Run on June 9. Registration will be at Northwoods Tavern in Coudersport from 11 to noon. Cost is $15 per bike and $5.00 per passenger.  More...

Lumber Museum has new administrator

The Pennsylvania Lumber Museum has hired a new administrator.  Jeffrey Bliemeister, a native of Genesee County, N.Y., started in the new position April 23.  A resident of Pennsylvania since 1998, Bliemeister most recently resided in Hershe More...

Numbers in the News

11 Stinkfest is in its 11th year. The celebration of the wild onion known as the leek is slated for Saturday (today) from 11 to 6 in Bradford. More...

Potter County News

Fire quickly controlled

Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department was called out Tuesday at about 6:30 am to a report of a fifire at a home on Vine Street.  Quick response by volunteers kept the blaze from spreading beyond a couch, chair and small rug. More...

Fire causes minor damage

Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department was summoned to a report of smoke fifilling a Hebron Township mobile home Sunday afternoon.  An electric water heater had shorted out and fifilled the trailer, occupied by Ann Bacon, with smoke. More...

Three sentenced in Potter County Court

Three defendants were recently sentenced. Potter County Judge Stephen Minor has sentenced 23 year old Thaddeus Lathrop of Coudersport to ten months probation and a $300 fine for disorderly conduct in connection to a fight occurring in March 2011. More...

Outdoors

The challenge of fishing for wild trout in wild places

An earlier column pointed out that many anglers bypass our smaller, headwater streams that contain native trout so they can go after the stocked fish in the larger waterways.  More...

A memorial to elk biologist Jon DeBerti

Jon DeBerti, Pennsylvania’s beloved elk biologist for the past 10 years, died on April 25. He was just 40 years old.  More...

Gobble season runs through May 31

Turkey populations are in good condition for the spring gobbler hunting season, which continues through May 31, but are slightly fewer in number.  The traditional noon closure is in place through May 12, while hunting hours are from one-half hou More...

Obituaries

David L. Anderson

MARCH 21, 1948 - APRIL 30, 2012

David L. Anderson, 64, of  Coudersport, died Monday,  April 30, 2012 at Charles Cole  Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.  Born March 21, 1948 in  Coudersport, he was the son of  Leon E. More...

John W. Valenti

JULY 23, 1961 - APRIL 29, 2012

John W. Valenti, 50, of Austin, died April 29, 2012, of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Liberty Township, McKean County.  Born July 23, 1961 in Coudersport, he was a son of Joseph B. and Alma H. Johnson Valenti. More...

Edwin D. Long

MARCH 16, 1937 - APRIL 24, 2012

Edwin Dean Long, 75, of Austin, died April 24, 2012.  He was born March 16, 1937, in Nanty Glo, the son of Samuel Blaine and Lillian (Tobin) Long. Mr. Long lived for many years in Nanty Glo. More...