January 12, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Property tax relief for homeowners

Homeowners in Potter and Cameron counties can qualify for a “homestead exemption” and receive a credit on their school taxes, reflflecting a discount for owner-occupied homes. More...

Museum honoring Ole Bull planned

Inez Bull, the eccentric part-time resident of Potter County, left behind an estate of about $1.2 million when she died in February 2010.  Now that a court has determined Bull’s selfwritten will – for all of its peculiarities – More...

Viewpoints

Are half of us really freeloaders?

I have respected Ken Gerg for as long as I’ve known him and still do. But I disagree almost entirely with the points he offers in his letter below.  More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

All of the high jinks in Congress around the first of the year gave me a chance to think about what has gone wrong with our democratic system. I think I got it figured out. More...

Slide Into Socialism

Dear editor:  I saw an Obama bumper sticker recently that read, “We Won; Get Over It,” as if it was a game, like the Steelers won the Super Bowl.  More...

Community Life

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Drake G. Morse Nationwide Insurance Agency was welcomed as the latest member of the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce. The office relocated from Ladona Plaza to North Main Street in 2008. More...

Married In California

Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Hathaway of Coudersport were honored on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary last Saturday at the Log Cabin of the Millstream Inn. Bonnie Swift and Wayne Hathaway were united in marriage on Jan. More...

Births

John Jeremiah Fragale   More...

Sports

Smethport, Port boys on top of NTL

Smethport has emerged as the team to beat in the Northern Tier Boys Basketball League, but several other squads have the potential to upset the apple cart.  Cameron County, Coudersport, Port Allegany and Oswayo Valley all entered last night&rsqu More...

Bova, Tuttle continue winning ways

While the score was one-sided, there was some championship-caliber competition on the mat Wednesday night as powerful Port Allegany notched a 58-15 win at Coudersport.  Falcon Kyle Bova was matched up with standout Alex Gular at 170 pounds and p More...

Early showdown in girls’ NTL basketball

One of the more interesting girls’ high school basketball showdowns is shaping up as perennial Northern Tier League champion Coudersport prepares for a visit from Port Allegany on Tuesday, Jan. 22. More...

Church killer to undergo mental evaluation

Greg Eldred’s mental state when he gunned down his ex-wife while she sat at the First Presbyterian Church organ in Coudersport on Dec. More...

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The men who risked their own lives trying to save a disabled woman in the Dec. 27 fire on E. Allegany Ave. More...

Deal finally reached to manage gravel bar

After years of haggling between leaders in Emporium and the state, a compromise is pending for the removal of the massive island that has formed in the river on the west end of town. More...

Snowmobile club’s Vintage Snow Fest next weekend

Potter County Snowmobile Club has scheduled a Vintage Snow Fest for Jan. 18-20 at the clubhouse and grounds on North Hollow Road near Coudersport.  More...

News

Cameron County dog licenses available

Cameron County Treasurer Staci Brown advises area dog owners that they must have a 2013 license for any canine three months or older. Licenses are available at her office in the courthouse. Telephone number is 486-3348.  More...

Numbers in the News

41 All of the talk about the federal government’s “fiscal cliff” resulted in the issuance of some eye-opening reports on spending. More...

Area news briefs

Armed robberies DuBOIS – Police in the DuBois area are searching for one or more suspects who pulled three armed robberies last week. S&T Bank on West Scribner Avenue was held up around 2:30 p.m. More...

Potter County News

Potter County jobless rate falls

Potter County saw a considerable drop in its unemployment rate during November, while most other counties in the region had little change. More...

Trans. training center plan awaited

Potter County officials are awaiting the results of a consultant’s study to determine how they should proceed in their efforts to bring a “transportation logistics training center” to the area.  Delta Development Group of Mecha More...

Woman faces felony drug charges

A Coudersport woman who was the victim of an armed robbery last September now finds herself in trouble with the law.  Police allege that Crystal L. More...

Outdoors

Muzzleloader hunting experience like no other

The snow makes your steps silent. As you near the hillside’s edge, you fifind a tree and peer over. There they are. Several deer are feeding below on the bench.  You cock the gun. Quietly, you carefully raise the riflfle to your shoulder. More...

Area snowmobile trails groomed

Area winter sports enthusiasts received the Christmas gift of their dreams in the form of more than a foot of snow, followed by another half-foot of powder coating from Mother Nature a few days later.  More...

Youth outdoor group embarks on third year

Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) has embarked on a third year of offering area youth a variety of outdoor opportunities.  A local family established a permanent endowment to help support the organization, which is now a registered More...

Obituaries

Aloysius ‘Al’ Drapcho

JANUARY 28, 1937 - JANUARY 5, 2013

Aloysius K. “Al” Drapcho, 75, of Coudersport, a retired state trooper and criminal investigator, died Jan. 5, 2013 at his home. Born Jan. 28, 1937, in Clarence, he was the son of John and Mary Hudak Drapcho. On Feb. More...

Death Notices

David Hornung   More...