August 25, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Expert: ‘Folks, we have a major problem’

Most of the 50 people attending Wednesday night’s program on “21st Century Street Drugs” at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport came away with deepened concern and a growing feeling of helplessness.   More...

Viewpoints

‘BATH SALTS’ TAKING TOLL

(University of Florida College of Medicine affiliates Drs. Edward A.  More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

I once heard the wife of a man who moved here to work say that she did not like it here because this area lacked culture. I have thought about that statement many times and I have yet to figure out what she was talking about. More...

Go Nuclear

To the editor:  Since the tsunami in Japan, nuclear power is not mentioned in any way, shape or form on radio, TV, or newspapers.  No one asks what the cost per kilowatt hour is for solar, wind, or geothermal energy -- not to mention the wa More...

Community Life

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A check replica displayed at the Potter County Commissioners meeting estimated the financial value of the nearly 46,000 volunteer hours served in 2011 by retired teachers in Potter and Tioga counties More...

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Members of the Coudersport High School class of 1957 gathered at the Laurelwood Inn to celebrate the 55th anniversary of their high school graduation. More...

Big turnout for ‘Dream Makers’ car show

More than 65 entries were on display, shining in the sun, during the Cameron County Car, Truck and Bike Show Saturday in Emporium, sponsored by the Dream Makers for Make-A-Wish.  Top honors went to Tom and JoAnn Bell of Allegany, N. More...

Sports

Hutton Memorial draws 81

Race raises money for scholarship in memory of David Hutton

Eighty-one runners turned out for last weekend’s seventh annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2-Mile Walk.  Much more than an athletic competition, the event raised money for a scholarship fund in memory of the former Emporium resident More...

Football season opens Friday

Coudersport’s Falcons and Cameron County’s Red Raiders have some things in common as they prepare for the high school football openers next Friday night.  Both teams are trying to fill some gaping holes left by graduation.  Each More...

High school golf season opens

High school golf season got underway this week, even before students returned to classes.  More...

Note alleged to be written by fugitive being analyzed

A new twist in the Tom Smith saga occurred during the early morning hours of Monday when a letter allegedly written by the fugitive from justice was dropped off at the Cameron County Echo offifice in Emporium.  More...

Ex-Fugitive pleads; will serve long jail term

Joseph Chapman, the accused rapist who enjoyed fifive years of freedom while he was on the run from police, will remain behind bars for a long, long time.  More...

‘Vanpool’ offering rides to work

Transportation is one of the biggest barriers for people who want to work, but have no way to get where the jobs are.  A partnership spelled out during this week’s Potter County Commissioners meeting removes that obstacle. More...

DEP reps get earful from local farmers

Farmers in Potter County had a forum to air their gripes about state environmental regulations last week during a gathering at the Hoffman family’s Kardale Acres near Shinglehouse.  More...

News

LCB closes ‘Pub’ for license violations

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) officers, with assistance from the Pennsylvania State Police, closed down a popular Emporium bar Wednesday.  The Allegany Pub had its doors closed and liquor removed by agents of the PLCB at approximately More...

Rape cases headed to trial

Accused rapist Adam T. More...

Sixth ‘Habitat’ home dedicated

“Houses are made of bricks and beams. Homes are made of hopes and dreams.” -- Unknown. More...

Potter County News

Another boost for CARP project

Coudersport Area Recreation Park (CARP) will be getting its second largest donation to date for restoration of the tennis and basketball courts. More...

Former manor employee sentenced

A former Sweden Valley Manor employee has been ordered to spend nine months on probation after admitting she stole a narcotic painkiller patch from a patient a year ago for her own use.  More...

Outdoors

Mange cases growing in local black bear population

Mange has become more prevalent in our black bear population in recent years.  Severe cases of mange are quite unsightly, as bears often become nearly naked and covered in scabs.  Bears affected by mange are often in poor physical shape and More...

Environmentally-friendly ‘Dirt and Gravel Road’ program got its start here

Potter County’s important role in the birth of the Pennsylvania Dirt and Gravel Road Maintenance Program is spotlighted in a feature story appearing in the Aug. 19 edition of the Centre Daily Times. More...

Environmental crash course

Twenty area teenagers learned about the environment, conservation, wildife and related topics during another Potter County Junior Conservation School.  More...

Obituaries

Fordyce F. Green

JUNE 28, 1922 - AUGUST 19, 2012

Fordyce F. Green, 90, formerly of Genesee, died Aug. 19, 2012, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  Born June 28, 1922, on Cobb Hill in Allegany Township, he was the son of Erville and Anna Reynolds Green. On Jan. More...

Death Notices

Dean F. Abel   More...