October 27, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Federal kidnapping trial postponed

Thomas Smith won’t be going on trial in connection with a bizarre kidnapping incident in Emporium Borough until Feb. 4 at the earliest.  More...

Viewpoints

PRISON PLAN FALLS SHORT

(Matthew Mangino, former district attorney of Lawrence County, has paid close attention to criminal justice issues in Pennsylvania.)   Prison reform is a hot-button issue in Pennsylvania. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

It was two in the morning when the police stopped this old guy driving in a seedy neighborhood. “What are you doing in this area at such a late hour?” asked the officer. More...

Leaving A Legacy

To the editor:  Pennsylvania is losing three times more forestland to development than it is able to protect. More...

Community Life

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Taking Fido for a hike

Cooler weather and that unmistakable autumn smell make this a great time to take your canine companion hiking.  Dogs are natural explorers and there’s a good chance that your dog will be thrilled to be out exploring nature with his favorit More...

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Members of the Emporium Rotary Club volunteered to perform cleanup along a stretch of Rt. 46 Saturday. More...

Sports

Resurgent Falcons (4-5) roll over Otto-Eldred, 38-8

Coudersport’s Falcons carried a late-season varsity football surge into their regular season finale against Kane Friday night, clinging to a faint hope that they could slip into the PIAA District 9 Class A playoffs with a 4-5 record.  More...

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Junior Zach Cokely looks for running room against Port Allegany as sophomore Rusty Setzer (43) opens a hole. More...

Raiders show determination, grit, but Gators roll on

No one expected Cameron County to derail the Port Allegany Express on the gridiron last week, but the Red Raiders did put up a fight that kept things interesting.  While the Gators continued to build momentum for the Allegheny Mountain High Scho More...

Funding, tenants needed to seal the ‘Ops Building’ deal

Time is ticking on the deal that would land the former Adelphia Operations Center in the hands of the Potter County Redevelopment Authority.  More...

Pair arrested in hold up attempt

Two Coudersport men were arrested last week on multiple charges stemming from an incident back on Sept. 25. Thomas L. Butler, 21, and Christopher J. More...

Federal suit fifiled in death of former Austin man

It was two years ago last week that former Austin resident Troy Hooftallen died after an altercation at his residence in Jefferson County.  More...

Charities win big at CFTT event

Potter County libraries won three of the six $500 grants given as door prizes at Saturday’s 10th Anniversary Celebration dinner for the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers.  More...

News

Cameron County deeds filed

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Cameron County Recorder of Deeds:  • Sept. 4, Mark E. Lunz to Mark E. Lunz, Gibson Township, $1.00; Donald R. Bernardi Jr. to Keith Cole, Lumber Township, $60,000.  More...

Numbers in the News

97.5 Tired of those nasty political commercials on TV? Don’t expect any break before the election. The percent of attack ads has risen steadily every year since 1995. More...

Area news briefs

‘Bigfoot’ sightings BRADFORD – More than 100 people attended a meeting at the Lafayette Township Firehall in McKean County to hear a handful of witnesses share their tales of seeing or hearing a creature known in popular culture as More...

Potter County News

Jury deadlocked in drug case

Jurors were unable to reach a verdict in a recent drug trial held in Potter County Court, prompting District Attorney Andy Watson to seek a new trial.  Jeffrey S. More...

Potter County land transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  • Sept. 17, Suzan K. Richar to Twin Tier Properties, lot in Galeton Borough, $85,000; Richard H. More...

Man gets prison time for multiple arsons

A Potter County man is headed to state prison for an arson case that dates back to June 2006. Juston Tubbs, 29, was ordered by Senior Judge John Leete to serve a term of 18 to 36 months.  More...

Outdoors

CWD discovery in Pa. deer prompts restrictions

As reported by Carol Mulvihill in last week’s edition (Elk Watcher’s Journal), on Oct. 11 Pennsylvania outdoors enthusiasts’ worst fear became a reality. More...

Coyotes doing well in Penn’s woods

A recent letter to the editor expressed concern about the growing population of coyotes in northcentral Pennsylvania.  Despite a virtual open hunting season on the species, the eastern coyote is thriving in the region and the Game Commission for More...

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Former Potter County resident Isaac Yoder’s first buck taken with a bow was a keeper. More...

Obituaries

Walter H. Coppersmith

DECEMBER 4, 1923 - OCTOBER 20, 2012

Walter H. Coppersmith, 89, of Old Hickory, Tenn., formerly of Emporium, died Oct. 20, 2012 in his home.  More...

Death Notices

Barbara A. Vahue   More...