September 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Geelen found ‘not guilty’ on most serious charges

The man who was believed to have embezzled $60,000 or more from the Emporium Moose Lodge was found not guilty on the majority of charges that were fifiled against him nearly a year ago during a bench trial in Cameron County Court earlier this week.&n More...

County contracts for dam inspection

Another expense has fallen to the taxpayers of Potter County for the North Fork Dam.  That relatively small structure in the county’s northeast corner, near the Tioga County border, was built in 1960 for flflood protection downstream in th More...

Viewpoints

GAS DRILLERS: DO IT RIGHT

(John Hanger was Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection under Governor Ed Rendell. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

The political conventions are over and all that’s left is the cleanup. The Republicans have to shovel up the elephant dung and the Democrats have to deal with the donkey do-do.  More...

In Defense Of Voter Identification

To the editor:  Some of the comments I have read about the new voter ID law in Pennsylvania are ludicrous.  I am now required to show a picture ID to prevent insurance fraud. More...

Community Life

Alzheimer ’s walk Saturday

Participants in this year’s Potter County “Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease” will gather at Mitchell Park on Saturday (today). Registration will be at 1 pm and the walk will follow at 1:30. More...

Chamber team grows

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center has hired Audra Reigel as sales/ administrative assistant.  Reigel, who will work parttime at the chamber, will spend most of those hours working with more than 60 artists who sell their ar More...

Ulysses Fall Festival to recall old times

A Potter County town with a rich heritage is going retro this weekend and inviting everyone along for the ride.  This year’s Ulysses Fall Festival will be highlighted by a Saturday parade at 2 pm that will feature floats, farm equipment, c More...

Sports

Depth drives Raider girls’ victory

Depth was the critical factor in Cameron County’s 32.5 to 22.5 girls’ golf win over visiting Kane Tuesday.  While the Wolves’ Kyla Hogue set the pace with a round of 47, the Red Raiders claimed the next three places with Delani More...

Hard-luck soccer start for Falcons

“Close, but no cigar” could be the theme for Coudersport’s varsity soccer team in the early season.  On Saturday, the Falcons gave host Olean Archbishop Walsh a strong challenge down to the final buzzer before yielding, 2-1, to More...

Ogden, Whiting ECC golf champs

Jon Ogden stepped up in a big way to claim the men’s championship at the Emporium Country Club. A model of consistency, Ogden fifired rounds of 67, 67, to pull away.  Meg Whiting won the women’s club championship. More...

Woman accused of theft for using twp. funds

A Cameron County woman may face theft charges for allegedly writing a check from a Grove Township account to use to pay a personal debt. Emporium-based state police news release provides little detail on the apparent misappropriation of funds. More...

Coudersport murder case may be revisited

Supreme Court ruling could reduce convicted killer’s sentence

Two decades after a brutal murder in Coudersport, the killer may be heading back to court for a possible sentence reduction.  Christopher Baker, a 16-yearold Tioga County native staying with relatives three blocks from the murder scene, stabbed More...

Local musical takes stage Saturday

Two audiences separated by more than a decade have followed the adventures of some largely fifictional Coudersport teenagers as central fifigures in a local musical, “Coudy Was Great in ’58.”  Another decade has passed, and lea More...

News

Burdens on small, rural townships continue to grow

Local governments are feeling the squeeze like never before and, in Cameron County, that pressure is even worse due to population loss and economic recession.  More...

Area news briefs

Dam being repaired WELLSBORO -- State officials are taking steps to strengthen the Lake Nessmuk Dam, about one mile south of Wellsboro in Delmat Township. The lake is being drawn down to bolster the dam, located off Rt.  More...

Cameron County land transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Cameron County Recorder of Deeds: • Aug. 1, Theodore L. Quinn to Theodore L. Quinn, Lumber Township, $1.00. • Aug. More...

Potter County News

Township Convention Sept. 22

A U.S. Congressman will headline the speakers who will address township officials and guests on Saturday, Sept. 22, in Coudersport.  More...

HS: doing less with less

Hundreds of people are directly affected by the myriad of programs offered by Potter County Human Services (PCHS), but few of them take the opportunity to provide input on how those services are delivered during these times of economic strife.  More...

Election director discusses new voter ID law

Voters are being asked to prepare themselves for the November election, when they will be required to show acceptable photo identification.  More...

Outdoors

High tech water monitoring can help save streams

On Aug. 23, Hunts Run and West Creek were added to the list of streams being monitored as part of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission’s remote water quality monitoring network.  More...

Photo

People visiting the Hicks Run Wildlife Viewing Area may or may not see elk, but there’s always reason to visit. Bull bugling can often be heard as the animals search for mates. More...

Outdoor educational programs

Public education programs continue at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette. Details are available at 787-5167.  Writer, photographer and elk expert Carol Mulvihill will discuss the elk rut and related topics at 1 pm on Saturday (today). More...

Obituaries

Thomas C. Freeman

JANUARY 7, 1935 - SEPTEMBER 8, 2012

Thomas Carl Freeman, 77, loving father, husband, grandfather, and Coudersport native, passed away Sept. 8, 2012, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.  He was born Jan. 7, 1935, a son of Basil A. and Catherine Mary Obleski Freeman Sr. On Jan. More...

Death Notices

Margie A. Weaver   More...