December 15, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Memorial service for beloved teacher today

Northern Potter School District and the First United Presbyterian Church in Coudersport will be holding a memorial service to celebrate the life of Darlene Sitler today (Saturday) at 10:30 am in the Northern Potter High School auditorium.  The More...

Natural gas activity expected to pick up

“Land men” will be back in the region next year, seeking to renew gas leases with terms that reflflect market conditions and other changes spanning the last half-decade.  More...

Viewpoints

SHALE GAS: GET IT RIGHT

(Arthur Sterngold is an associate professor of business and the former director of the Institute for Management Studies at Lycoming College.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

When you think about it, oldtimers had better have a good credit score. Once you reach a certain point, you are living on borrowed time and these companies aren’t as likely to bet on you. More...

Domestic Violence Starts Early

Dear editor:  Dating violence is beginning as early as the sixth grade. About one in four high school students report having been abused by a dating partner in the previous year. More...

Community Life

Double celebration for Cathy Anders

More than 100 people gathered at the Shinglehouse Firehall to pay tribute to Catherine Anders.  Purpose of the occasion was twofold – to mark her 80th birthday and to thank her for 39 years of service as director of the Oswayo Valley Senio More...

Births

Brody & Boone Andrews   More...

Reflective home addresses

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

Sports

Falcon boys set sights high

Coach Brian McCusker knows his Coudersport Falcons face some obstacles after losing three starters, but he thinks a Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League title is within reach and some success in the PIAA District 9 playoffs could also be in th More...

Falcon wrestlers hoping to soar in new season

Good things are in store for the varsity wrestling team at Coudersport, which opens its season on Tuesday night, Dec. 18, at Sheffi eld.  More...

Raiders grab tournament title

So far, so good for the Cameron County varsity basketball team.  Coach Jonny Songer’s troops came home from the East Forest Tip-Off Tournament with a championship trophy after two easy winss.  More...

Voice of local radio sports dies

One of the region’s most revered and recognizable fifigures, retired radio personality and district judge Ed Easton, died with family members at his side Sunday afternoon at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport from complications related to Alzhe More...

Massive water plant planned

‘Frac’ water facility near Allegheny headwaters

Ground is expected to be broken in the coming months for a massive water treatment plant on a 34-acre tract near Ulysses, not far from the headwaters of the Allegheny River.  More...

DA: killer’s motive was ‘very personal’

Investigators believe they know what motivated an unusually quiet school music teacher to calmly walk into a community church and shoot the organist who was leading the congregation through an African- American religious folk hymn.  Potter  More...

Man seeking bail in federal kidnapping case

Emporium resident Tom Smith, 58, is petitioning a federal court to release him on bail until his trial begins Feb. 4 in Williamsport.  The petition, fifiled by Smith’s federally appointed public defender, D. More...

News

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GKN employees Josh Rees, Randy Schneider, Alicia Berry, Lisa Zimmer and Matt Reed representing the GKN Foundation, recently presented a $500 check to Jill Carlson, Drive Chairperson for the Cameron C More...

CCSD: no tax increase

Cameron County School Board has already committed to holding real estate taxes at their current rate for the 2013-14 school year, which doesn’t begin until July 1, 2013.  More...

Numbers in the News

1M Let the record show that the $1 million support package that Governor Ed Rendell pledged for Empereon Marketing in 2007 to entice that company to open a customer contact center in Coudersport was, to some extent, nothing but hot air More...

Potter County News

Planning Commission elects officers

A vacancy remains on the Potter County Planning Commission as the agency closes the book on another year.  At this month’s meeting, John McLaughlin was re-elected chairman; Rance Baxter, vice chairman; Phil Hershey, secretary/ treasurer.&n More...

Phelps certified fire marshall

Bryan Phelps of Coudersport has been certified as an assistant to the Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal, serving under Col. Frank Noonan. More...

LEPC meets Thursday

Next meeting of the Potter County Local Emergency Planning Committee will be held at 10 am Tuesday, Dec. More...

Outdoors

End of season blues: don’t let cabin fever set in

With the approach of Christmas and the New Year, many outdoorsmen have given up their favorite pursuits and are planning to stay cooped up indoors.  More...

Birders: volunteer to help this Christmas

Local bird lovers have a chance to join in a nationwide assessment of avian populations later this month.  More...

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Cody Reisinger of Keating Summit took down this seven point buck with his trusty .30-06 the first Tuesday of the season in Liberty Township, McKean County. More...

Obituaries

Edward L. Easton

SEPTEMBER 2, 1925 - DECEMBER 9, 2012

Edward L. Easton Sr., long-time local radio broadcaster and retired district judge, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport after a long illness.  Born Sept. More...

Norma J. Martinez

Norma June (Heidrich) Martinez passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 5, 2012, at age 84.  She was born in Potter County, where she completed high school, growing up on her grandfather’s farm. More...

Death Notices

Carol A. Costello   More...