December 1, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Search team rescues injured man in woods

A man who fell in the woods shortly before noon on Monday was rescued by emergency service responders in Cameron County.  Offificials said the 67-yearold man whose name was not released lost his footing and tumbled about 200 feet down an embankm More...

Local legislators lobby for their counties at convention

Counties are facing stiff challenges as the runt in the litter of federal, state and local governments.  They’re being asked to “do more with less” as the state government sheds its own responsibilities and dumps more of them More...

Viewpoints

‘COMPROMISE’ NOT A DIRTY WORD

(Paul W. Heimel is completing his fifth year as vice chairman of the Potter County Board of Commissioners.)  When did “compromise” become a dirty word?  More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

With all of the news going on in the world these days, the media decided that the only story that really mattered last week was the Christmas shopping frenzy of Black Friday. We didn’t venture out into masses. More...

Save Galeton’s Community Building

Dear editor:  My childhood friend Stacy Wilson and I are forming a teen and youth program in Galeton. We have seen so many things go downhill in our community. We feel the need to make something happen, and the time is now.  More...

Community Life

Married In California

Casey Lorraine Freer and Klaus Peter Puck were united in marriage on Saturday, July 21, 2012, six o’clock in the evening, during an outdoor ceremony at a private residence in Topanga Canyon, Calif.  More...

Reflective house numbers offered

Emergency service providers from across Potter County have launched a special fundraiser that could have a major return on investment. More...

Food pantry serves 160; needs help

Cameron County Food Pantry welcomes donations of money or food to continue meeting local needs. It’s operated by Northern Tier Community Action Corp. on West Fourth Street in Emporium.  More...

Sports

Football fans rally around Gators

Area high school football fans have put aside their differences and are rallying behind the undefeated Port Allegany Gators as they continue to charge through the PIAA Class A championship playoffs.   More...

Lyon preparing for first full season of pro ball

Baseball season is months away, but for those who make their living at it, baseball is less like a sport and more like a business.  More...

J-Burg may drop football

There’s a good chance the storied varsity football program at Johnsonburg High School will soon be a thing of the past.  Officials at Johnsonburg and Ridgway area school districts plan to enter into talks about a shared sports program that More...

Community In Shock Following Murder - Free Access

Woman Shot To Death Inside Church

Area residents are still coming to grips with an unthinkable tragedy that unfolded in the unlikeliest of settings – a house of worship in downtown Coudersport.Darlene J. More...

State owes Potttter County $170,000

Potter County last month received a payment from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of about $75,000, covering another portion of the state’s longoverdue reimbursement of District Attorney’s 2011 salary.  The state still owes Potter Co More...

Photo

Dan Frey had a lot to smile about Monday morning. He didn’t only bag his first-ever buck, he bagged what could be a buck of a lifetime. More...

If we build it, they will come…

Tourism teams brainstorm on region’s potential

Tourism has evolved since area businesses sprung up to capitalize on the “hook and bullet gang.”  Fishing and hunting are still big draws to northcentral Pennsylvania, but other attractions – stargazing, elk-watching, heritage More...

News

Assault case hearing waived

Charges against a man accused of attacking Emporium resident Harry Erskine last summer have been bound to Cameron County Court. A plea arrangement may be under discussion.  More...

Sentenced for purse theft

An Emporium woman has been sentenced in Potter County Court after admitting to theft. More...

Numbers in the News

20 State police from barracks in Coudersport, Emporium, and Mansfield conducted random stops on roadways on a snowy night last weekend. More...

Potter County News

New state laws on drilling should protect water sources

New state laws on gas well drilling should provide greater protection for water resources – as long as they’re followed.  That was a message delivered by a Pa. Dept. More...

Austin targeting violators, delinquents

Dilapidated properties and overdue sewer and water bills were major conversation topics at the November meeting of Austin Borough Council.  More...

Tax deadline reminder

Austin Borough Tax Collector Deborah S. Walden advises taxpayers that the deadline for taxes to be paid to her is Dec. 31. After that date, taxes will have to be paid at the Potter County Courthouse.   More...

Outdoors

2012 Bear season was full of surprises

For our hunting crew, the 2012 bear season will be remembered for its surprises. Although not usually much of a schemer, I confess that I was the author of the most elaborate of those surprises. More...

More Pa. elk hunting licenses likely next year

Each year following the elk hunt, I look around the range for confifirmation that there are still plenty of them left.  This year, a week after the elk hunt, I saw two mature bulls grazing peacefully in a fifield along Rt. More...

Respected vet scientist: deer feeding should be banned

A respected Penn State scientist is renewing his call for a statewide ban on deerfeeding, now that chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been found in a Pennsylvania deer.  More...