June 16, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Focus on gas impact on housing

Shale gas development has caused serious issues with housing availability and pricing in northeastern Pennsylvania and the trends suggest the same factors will soon affect Potter County.  More...

Transportation institute concept resurrected

After years of dormancy, there’s a new push in Potter County to establish a center where commercial drivers, diesel mechanics and other specialists in the transportation industry would be trained through a public-private partnership.  More...

Viewpoints

VOLUNTEER STREAM MONITORING

Decades ago, Potter County adopted the name “God’s Country” to promote its bounty of natural scenic beauty. The name implies blessings, peace, harmony, and, to some, stewardship. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Doesn’t anyone remember DDay any more? Last Wednesday, June 6, was the anniversary of D-Day and I did not see it mentioned on the TV or read about it in the newspapers. The news media was more interested in politics and same-sex marriages. More...

PCVA At 50

To the editor:  This year marks the 50th anniversary of tourist promotion in Potter County.  Growing up in Potter County, I didn’t even know that there was a tourist promotion agency. More...

Community Life

‘Weekend in the Wilds’ on tap

Emporium is gearing up for another Independence Day weekend celebration now fifirmly branded as “Weekend in the Wilds.”  More...

Little League carnival opens Monday

Cameron County Little League’s Community Carnival kicks off a six-day run on Monday along Broad Street in the center of Emporium.  Rides, game booths and concessions will be set up each evening through Saturday, June 23, with matinee hours More...

Family movie showing June 30

Cameron County Fair Association and SPCA are presenting the family movie, “We Bought a Zoo,” on Saturday, June 30. It will be shown on a 16-foot screen at the fairgrounds.  More...

Outdoors

Snake hunt considered a success

Another successful Sinnemahoning Snake Hunt was a crowd-pleaser last weekend.  There were more than 50 snakes captured in the region and brought to the grounds of the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association, including 23 rattlesnakes and fou More...

Goodness, snake’s alive!… or is it?

Sinnemahoning had its popular snake hunt last weekend and Cross Fork will follow with its annual hunt June 23-24.  These events are more important for their educational aspects than the hunting or festival-like atmosphere. More...

Youngsters find angling success at popular Drum & Henry fishing derby

Many of the parents and grandparents who lined the pond at the Bucktail Road and Gun Club could relate.  This year’s running of the Drum and Henry Kids Fishing Derby mark its 58th running and, as always, it was a day fifilled with fun. More...

Rigas vs. Brown

Michael, Tim sue for $400K lent to Brown for defense

A member of Coudersport’s Rigas family is suing a former colleague, seeking repayment of a $400,000 loan that dates back almost a decade.  A civil trial is planned for Thursday and Friday, June 21-22, in Potter County Court before Presiden More...

Artifacts of Austin flflood unearthed

A fascinating piece of Austin’s history has been unearthed and put on display in the middle of town.  It’s a small rail section and a wheel from the old Buffalo and Susquehanna Railroad. More...

CARP courts project starts next week

Coudersport Area Recreation Park will be the hub of activity as the new basketball and tennis courts that have been in the discussion stage for several years become a reality.  More...

News

Library officials charged

Police have filed theft and embezzlement charges against the former director of the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library and a former board member for allegedly purchasing items for personal use with library funds.  State police from Denton Hill ident More...

Numbers in the News

3,092 There were 3,092 Americans killed and 416,000 injured in motor vehicle crashes attributed to “distracted driving” in 2010. More...

Judge Brown recertified

Magisterial District Judge Barry D. More...

Potter County News

Conservation camp has schooled hundreds

More than 500 boys and girls have learned about nature and environmental conservation during the three decades that the Potter County Junior Conservation School has operated.  Another camp is all set for Aug. More...

Roulette man sentenced to state prison

Potter County Judge Stephen Minor has sentenced a Roulette man to state prison for sexual assault charges involving children.  More...

Vouchers for farmers market

Eligible older citizens in Potter County can qualify for $20 in vouchers that can be used buy fresh fruit and vegetables at area farmers’ markets.  Potter County Area Agency on Aging is administering the Pa. Dept. of Agriculture program. More...

Sports

Alle-Catts split games

A funny thing happened on the way to a second straight undefeated season for Emporium’s team in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League. More...

Lyon’s baseball success continues

Dave Lyon’s storybook senior season as a member of the Kent State University baseball team continues this weekend following some intense drama that landed the Golden Flashes a berth in the College Baseball World Series.  More...

Potter named MVP of college softball team

A Northern Potter High School graduate was named most valuable player after her freshman season on the softball team at Alfred (N.Y.) State College.  Kristen Potter, daughter of Neal and Cheri Potter of Harrison Valley, has become a hometown fa More...

Obituaries

Jerry L. Wright

SEPTEMBER 28, 1947 - JUNE 9, 2012

Jerry L. Wright, 64, of Coudersport, died June 9, 2012, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born Sept. 28, 1947, in Coudersport, he was the son of Harold A. “Bill” and Margaret (Hilfiger) Wright. More...

Death Notices

Roger A. Nogy More...