March 2, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Staying independent

Cameron County, St. Marys ambulance services pooling resources; no plans for merger

Rumors that had Cameron County Ambulance Service (CCAS) closing its doors or merging with St. Marys Ambulance are without merit. More...

Study: transportation training center not a good fifit here

Proponents undeterred, plan to forge ahead

So, all these years later, what has come of the Transportation Logistics Institute to bring jobs and economic development to Potter County?  Not much.  That was the bottom line of a report from Commissioner Susan Kefover last week as she re More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Just a little while ago, I heard the lonesome sound of a train whistle. It stirred my imagination. I like adventure and I have always wondered what it would be like to hop into one of those boxcars and set off to see the country as a hobo. More...

Gas Trucks Flout Laws

Dear editor:  Many of us are not happy to see the gas industry come to our area.  We love our beautiful natural surroundings here in northern Pennsylvania. More...

Recycling Mix-Up

Dear editor:  I am writing in response to an article that first appeared locally, hoping to clear up some misinformation that has taken on a life of its own.  Apparently residents from Cameron County inadvertently drove to a scrap yard off More...

Community Life

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More than a dozen libraries will be receiving a portion of a $10,000 donation recently made by Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative to the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers. More...

Married in Costa Rica

Cassandra Nicole Pearsall and Matthew Tylor Anthony were united in matrimony on Jan. More...

ATA launches outreach

Area Transportation Authority of Northcentral Pa. has embarked on a public relations campaign to make people aware of its service.  More...

Sports

Falcons, Raiders sending trio to Sharon

Coudersport and Cameron County have each landed three wrestlers in the PIAA Northwest Regional Tournament this weekend at Sharon.  Leading the charge is Coudersport’s Kyle Bova, who won his second District 9 championship Saturday at Clario More...

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Survival was at stake as Cameron County traveled to Smethport for a District 9 boys’ basketball showdown last Friday night. More...

‘Round Robin’ tournament today in Emporium

Young wrestlers from a wide area will converge upon Emporium on Saturday (today) for the sixth annual Cameron County Round Robin Tournament at the high school gym.  Cameron County’s junior olympic wrestlers warmed up against some tough com More...

Local leaders trying to gauge Level 3 status, help if they can

Consolidation threatens many local jobs

With Level 3 Communications dismantling at least a portion of its operations in Coudersport, local offificials gathered on Thursday to work on strategies to adjust to the loss of as many as 225 jobs.  What emerged from the brainstorming session More...

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No one was severely hurt when a Ford Ranger being driven by Logan Plant of Austin smashed into the rear end of an Austin School bus Monday, near the Odin turnoff on Route 872. More...

Trout hatchery closings questioned by lawmaker

Closing the two fifish hatcheries that supply trout stocked in Potter and Cameron counties is a better alternative than raising the price of licenses to help offset a projected 2016 budget shortfall. More...

Historical museum expanding

Potter County Historical Society has announced plans to expand its museum with the addition of a farm shed that depicts unique aspects of local agriculture.  A spokesman said the centerpiece of the exhibit at the museum on Coudersport’s &n More...

News

Man falls to his death from top of truck

A downstate truck driver died early Tuesday after falling from his truck while attempting to tarp his load of lumber near an Emporium business.  The accident occurred after John B. More...

Reward offered in dog cruelty case

A citizens group is offering a $150 reward for information leading to the apprehension of the person responsible for an animal cruelty case being investigated by Austin Borough Police.  Sometime last Thursday evening, someone wrapped electrical More...

Austin man sentenced for assault

An Austin man who pleaded guilty in December to sexual assault charges filed last summer involving a mentally handicapped family member was recently sentenced In Potter County Court.  More...

Potter County News

County veterans’ services spotlighted

Potter County Veterans Affairs Director Will Worthington was guest speaker at this week’s meeting of the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce. More...

Good news delivered in Natural Gas Resource Center update

A Natural Gas Resource Center headquartered in Potter County is beginning to fulfill its mission as a one-stop shop for all kinds of information about the region’s gas industry.  More...

Pottter County deeds filed

Following are real estate transactions filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  • Dec. 17, James and Jannette Eshleman to Janice C. Freeman, 1.5 acre in Eulalia Township, $129,000; Jane E. More...

Outdoors

Arrival of ‘tempermental’ March welcomed

March is usually a month of contrasts in our part of the state, as it truly “comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.”  It often starts with a fifierce roar and ends with gentle warmth, with alternating days of lion and lamb persona More...

For the love of elk…

People have been enamored by elk for centuries. The very sight of these gigantic, majestic creatures quickens the pulse and commands attention. More...

Successful archery partnership program

National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) has been wellreceived in the Cameron County School District. More than 450 students in grades 5-12 have the opportunity to learn about archery in physical education classes.  More...

Obituaries

Nora E. Lydic

JULY 24, 1922 - FEBRUARY 23, 2013

Nora E. Lydic, 90, of Andrews Settlement, died Feb. 23, 2013, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  Born July 24, 1922, in Curwensville, she was the daughter of Frank and Nora (Black) Thompson. More...

Helen Y. Kosa

NOVEMBER 7, 1924 - FEBRUARY 26, 2013

Helen Y. Kosa, 88, of Ulysses, died Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2013) in her home.  Born Nov. 7, 1924, in Galeton, she was the daughter of David and Louise Welsh Yardlay. On April 14, 1944, in Coudersport, she married Edward Kosa, who survives.  More...

Death Notices

Georgia A. Donovan   More...