October 13, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Fire Department open houses educate, entertain

Volunteer fifire departments across the country will wrap up Fire Prevention Week activities today (Saturday).  Volunteers from both Emporium and Coudersport held open houses at their stations to show appreciation to the communities they serve a More...

Crime costs: new court position approved

Increased criminal justice expenses hit Potter County again last week when the Board of Commissioners approved a new position for the Common Pleas Court.  Commissioners Doug Morley, Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel approved a request from President More...

Viewpoints

TOUGH TALK ON BREAST CANCER

(Darlene Rowles is president of the American Cancer Society’s Clearfield County Unit.)   October, as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, is a good time for some frank talk about the most common cancer (other than skin cancer) among women.  More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Frick and Frack had their first debate and that sent the political world into an uproar. Romney’s followers were doing hand stands and cartwheels while Obama’s flock was crying the blues.  More...

Shale Gas Is A Big Deal

Dear editor:  There is no doubt that development of Pennsylvania’s shale natural gas resources has fueled an economic boom. The impact could actually be global.  More...

Community Life

Assistive equipment available for senior citizens

An equipment loaner program is available for Potter County residents age 60 or older.  Equipment and assistive devices are often donated to the Potter County Area Agency on Aging for use by those in need. More...

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Northwest Savings Bank’s Austin branch office chose an entertaining way to celebrate the institution’s recent customer satisfaction award. More...

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Zachary Phelps gets up close and personal with a fire truck during an open house at the Coudersport Firehall. More...

Sports

Homecoming win for Raiders

A win that was very satisfying for the Cameron County Red Raiders was equally frustrating and disappointing for the Coudersport Falcons.  Such is the fate of two underachieving high school football teams that are trying to salvage whatever they More...

Falcon soccer team holds on

Coudersport guaranteed itself a winning record in the 2012 varsity soccer season by holding off Smethport for a 2-1 win.  More...

Volleyball race down to wire

The race for supremacy in the Northern Tier High School Volleyball League may come down to the final night of competition on Oct. More...

Sexual assault charges bound over to court

Joseph Chapman will face 11 felony and two misdemeanor counts stemming from a number of incidents with a young child that are alleged to have occurred at two Cameron County residences from November 2005 to April 2007.  More...

‘Balance’ struck between county, Visitors Assn.

Members of the Potter County Visitors Assn. More...

Gaming offifficial: three more casinos planned

Former Cameron County Commissioner and state legislative aide Tony Moscato gave Coudersport Rotary Club members a rare glimpse into the world of legalized gambling as guest speaker at this week’s meeting.  Moscato’s latest political More...

Crime rate drops in Cameron, same in Potter

Cameron County often shows up in headlines screaming of its unfortunate standing as Pennsylvania’s leader in unemployment.  Another statistical report, released last week, paints a better picture. More...

News

Police investigating alleged rape

A rape charge has been filed by state police from Denton Hill after their investigation of an incident occurring on the afternoon of July 10 in West Branch Township. Theodore J. More...

Numbers in the News

8 Times are tough at the Bradford Regional Airport, which is fully dependent on federal government operating subsidies to stay open. An average of just eight passengers per day are flying into and out of Bradford. More...

Area news briefs

Snowmobile Confab SMETHPORT – Expansion of snowmobile trails was discussed during a meeting hosted in Smethport by the Seneca Highlands Snowmobile Association.  More...

Potter County News

Domestic violence vigil Monday

Potter County’s domestic violence and sexual abuse prevention and support agency will hold a candlelight vigil at 6 pm Monday, Oct. 15, at the Coudersport Arboretum.  More...

County adopts new personnel policy, agree on tax loan

A new employee personnel policy that was many years in the making was adopted by the Potter County Board of Commissioners at last week’s meeting.  More...

SWA offering electronics recycling

Potter County Solid Waste Authority (SWA) has established an electronic recycling program, in partnership with a Bedford company that’s licensed and certified by the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection.  More...

Outdoors

Early season ‘doe’ hunting opportunities

Today, Saturday, Oct. 13, marks the start of Pennsylvania’s early antlerless deer seasons.  In the upcoming week, muzzleloader hunters will be able to take antlerless deer.  More...

Twenty years later, fishers doing well in Pennsylvania

A native animal that has gradually been reclaiming some of its territory is being seen with more regularity over the past year or two in Cameron and southern Potter County.  Fishers, those weasel-like creatures that have expanded their populatio More...

Youth hunter program boosted

Combating social trends that have resulted in fewer young people becoming hunters, the Game Commission wants to add another feature to its Mentored Youth Hunting Program (MYHP).  Assuming full board approval at an upcoming meeting, for the 2013- More...

Obituaries

Lorraine S. McDowell

JULY 11, 1962 - SEPTEMBER 16, 2012

Funeral services for Lorraine Shirley McDowell, who died Sept. 16, 2012 after a battle with cancer, will be held today (Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012) at 4 pm at the First Baptist Church in Emporium. More...

Robert W. Phillips

SEPTEMBER 18, 1932 - OCTOBER 9, 2012

Robert W. “Bob” “Bung” Phillips, 80, of Coudersport, passed away peacefully in his home to be with his beloved wife and the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012, after a short illness, with his loving family at his side.  More...

Death Notices

George E. Jaros   More...