January 5, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Potttter roads considered worst in state

Two highway sections in Potter County have been targeted for badly needed repairs by PennDOT in the near future.  At last week’s meeting of the Northcentral Pa. More...

Viewpoints

PAINFUL PLEA FOR VETERANS

(Tara Lynne Myers is a nurse who lives in Richland, Pa.)  On July 11, my brother, Michael Zocco, was found dead in his apartment. This was the tragic ending to a nightmare that had been unfolding for the past several years.  More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

By the time this newspaper hits the streets, we will have embarked on a new year. More...

Help With Senior Project

Dear editor:  I am seeking donations for my senior project at Cameron County High School in support of the UPMC Digestive Disorders Center.  Before I was born my mom was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease. More...

Community Life

Financial aid help

Cameron County High School will host a financial aid workshop for students and parents at 5:30 pm Thursday, Jan. 17. Information will be available on financial options for college-bound students and related topics.   More...

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A quiet, poignant ceremony held recently at Sweden Valley Manor included 28 luminaries for victims of recent shooting violence. More...

Blood drive planned Jan. 31

Next American Red Cross blood drive will be held at the St. Eulalia Parish Center in Coudersport from 12:30 to 5:30 on Thursday, Jan. 31.  Appointments can be made and more information obtained by calling 1-800-733-2767.   More...

Sports

Raiders, Hubbers teams to beat?

Conventional wisdom is that Cameron County and Smethport will duke it out for the Northern Tier Boys High School Basketball League crown this season.  More...

Coudersport Duals set Saturday

Coudersport opened its varsity wrestling season with an impressive 48-18 win over Johnsonburg.  Ben Ragosta (152), Jeremy Sedorchuck (160), Kyle Bova (170), Kyle Clay (heavyweight) and Cory Snook (132) all won by pin.  More...

Girls open NTL basketball play

Cameron County, Coudersport, Otto-Eldred and Port Allegany got off to a winning start as the Northern Tier Girls High School Basketball season opened on Wednesday.  More...

Wind ‘farm’ project ‘still on the table,’ could start soon

Plan calls for 67 turbines on 11,000 acres in Ulysses, Hector townships

More than a half-decade has passed since an international energy giant fifirst revealed a plan to build a series of massive wind turbines on highaltitude farmland not far from Ulysses.  More...

Commissioners make major changes in Potttter County

Per capita tax eliminated; jury commissioner position gone in 2014

Potter County Commissioners Susan Kefover, Doug Morley and Paul Heimel held a meeting of historic proportions last week.  By the time they sounded the fifinal gavel on 2012, the board had:  • eliminated the position of jury commissione More...

Community responding to shooting tragedy

Cameron County School District had already arranged for added patrols due to reports of violence and other misbehavior when news arrived of the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school massacre.  Within hours of those reports on Dec. More...

News

Firefighters Certified

Members of two local fire departments were recently certified as basic vehicle rescue technicians by the Pa. More...

Photo

Neither driver was hurt in a crash on Sizerville Road at its intersection with Old Portage Road in Portage Township on Dec. 19. Police said this 1997 Mack truck driven by Daryl M. More...

No shortage of local, newsworthy events in 2012

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Potter County News

Sentenced for 2006 arson

A second Potter County man was sentenced for his role in an arson case that dates back to June 2006.  Peter A. Zehr, 26, of Harrison Valley, entered a guilty plea and was sentenced to 11.5 to 23.5 months in the Potter County Jail. More...

Sentenced for stealing pickup truck

A New York man who stole a pickup truck in Potter County back in November 2010 was ordered to spend nine to 18 months in jail.  Potter County Judge Stephen Minor also sentenced 21-year-old Jared Poulin of Cuba to make restitution of more than $7 More...

Teachers’ contract on horizon at Austin

Personnel issues occupied much of the Austin Area Board of Education’s time during its final meetings of 2012.  More...

Outdoors

Strange weather was top outdoors story of 2012

Amid all of the “top stories of the year” for 2012, the impact of our weather has to rank very high – hurricanes, droughts, tornadoes and the like. More...

Local crew part of golden eagle research

Golden eagles, a rare species in northcentral Pennsylvania, are the subject of ongoing research now in its second year.  Jeanne Wambaugh, district forester at the Emporium offifice of the Pa. More...

Special honor for Harrison

A man who has left his mark on the forests, the wildlife and the people of the Pennsylvania Wilds was recently honored for many decades of dedicated service.  Ralph Harrison was presented with the Dr. Joseph T. More...

Obituaries

Earl L. Hartlaub

APRIL 25, 1943 - DECEMBER 27, 2012

Earl L. Hartlaub, 69, of Ulysses, died Dec. 27, 2012 in his home. Born April 25, 1943, in York, he was the son of Thomas and Portia Barnhart Hartlaub. He was married to the former Barbara J. Sugden, who survives.  Mr. More...

Death Notices

James E. Abriatis   More...

Protecting your pets during winter

Cold weather has arrived and it’s important to protect your pets. Here are some tips:  More...