May 12, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Gamblers subsidizing local taxes

Revenues collected from state-licensed gambling joints will result in lower school taxes for thousands of area residents.  More...

Parade will welcome ‘Wounded Warriors’

Fifteen patients from three veterans hospitals will be coming to Potter County later this month for the fififth annual “Project Healing Waters” flfly-fifishing experience.  Citizens are being asked to turn out along a parade route wi More...

Viewpoints

PRISONS: TIME TO GET SERIOUS

(Matthew Mangino is former district attorney of Lawrence County and a practicing attorney in southwest Pennsylvania.)   Anyone who has had a recent medical procedure knows that insurance companies are tightening the purse strings. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Sunday is Mother’s Day, when we honor our mothers if we are blessed enough to still have them in our lives, or remember them fondly if we are not. Some of the memories I have of my mother will bring a tear to my eye. More...

Pa. Under Attack

To the editor:  Pennsylvanians are in a battle. The outcome will ultimately shape democracy in our state.  It’s a battle between we the people and a governor that has aligned his administration with the gas industry.  More...

Community Life

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The Cameron County High School Drama Club’s production, ‘Robin Hood: The Next Generation’ had a successful three day run at the high school auditorium from April 26 to 28. More...

Free training for natural gas jobs

Potter County Education Council (PCEC) is offering free training for those who are interested in landing a job as a flfloor hand in the natural gas industry. More...

Free tech program offered to youth

A free program is being held at the Career and Technical Center in Port Allegany in June to introduce area youth to technical job opportunities in the region, and to educate their parents about these options.  More...

Sports

Raiders lose three one-run games

Cameron County’s varsity baseball team has had a tough season with flashes of hope but, in the end, a 1-9 record.  Take last week, for example -- the Raiders lost games to Otto- Eldred and Oswayo Valley by identical 7-6 scores.  More...

Coudy, Austin softball winners

Coudersport and Austin were among Wednesday afternoon winners in high school softball competition.  Kiersten Counts pitched a two-hitter as Coudersport edged visiting Otto-Eldred, 1-0, in extra innings to improve to 9-2. More...

Falcons get back on track with big win

Coudersport High School’s varsity baseball team got right down to business Wednesday, returning to the scene of a frustrating one-run loss to Smethport almost a week earlier.  More...

School awarded unique federal literacy funding

As federal funding for schools has declined steadily the past two decades, so, too, have the literacy levels in most public school systems, especially those in the poor, rural pockets of the country, where educators face the challenge of educating si More...

Organizers gearing up for exciting marathon; volunteers needed

Organizers of the June 2 God’s Country Marathon are putting out a call for volunteers to host water stations throughout the course and assist in other aspects of the race.  More...

‘Doe’ license allocation up by 10,000

There are too many deer in Cameron County, southern Potter and McKean counties, and other parts of northcentral Pennsylvania.  That’s the conclusion of the Game Commission, and the agency is calling for drastic measures to reduce whitetail More...

Gypsy moth caterpillars likely to bug us again this year

Gypsy moth caterpillars will likely be munching away at local foliage with reckless abandon this year.  More...

News

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“Hey brother, how long have been on the wagon?” Dylan and Dawson Trost of Pleasant Hill, Ohio, 17 month old great grandsons of Howard and Shirley McDonald. More...

Cole Hospital joins patient safety initiative

Cole Memorial Hospital (CCMH) has joined a two-year focused patient-safety initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  More...

Numbers in the News

35.7 Some of our social ills wax and wane, but the obesity epidemic is only getting worse. The Centers for Disease Control confirmed as much this week. More...

Potter County News

Charges piling up on crime spree duo

Charges continue to pile up for a pair of Coudersport residents who allegedly went on a three-county crime spree in late March before turning themselves in to Coudersport Borough Police.  State police at Denton Hill reported this week that 19-ye More...

Local man sentenced for stealing lottery tickets

A Coudersport resident has been sentenced for stealing lottery tickets.  Judge Stephen Minor ordered Randall Duell, 41, to spend 20 days to one year in jail, perform 20 hours of community service, pay a $300 fine and make restitution of more tha More...

Environmental knowledged tested

There were no adoring crowds, cheerleaders or popcorn vendors, but the interscholastic competition held last week at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum was every bit as spirited as a sporting event.  More...

Outdoors

All hail the whitetail— this is if you can find him!

The whitetailed deer is an incredibly versatile animal. More...

Fishing derby for kids planned at Lyman Run

Friends of Lyman Run will sponsor a kids fifishing derby on Saturday, May 19 for anglers 12 and under at Lyman Run Lake spillway.  Registration is free and a free lunch will be provided for all registered participants. More...

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