March 9, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Mental evaluations done, murder case to proceed

Greg Eldred’s mental state when he gunned down his ex-wife while she sat at the First Presbyterian Church organ in Coudersport in early December could become a factor in his legal defense.  More...

CHS ‘mock trial’ team advances

Teenagers from across Pennsylvania are learning about the court system through a challenging, handson academic “mock trial” competition.  The team from Coudersport High School is on a roll, outperforming Kane and, most recently, Oswa More...

Water level soon to rise at Stevenson Dam

State offificials have unveiled a plan to temporarily increase the depth of the lake at the George B. Stevenson Dam by as much as 40 feet later this month. More...

Viewpoints

GAS/OIL ACT FAILURE

(Erika Staaf is a clean water advocate with PennEnvironment, a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization.)   More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

As many of you know, I have been railing against the brain-dead politicians in Washington. I now realize that Harrisburg also has its fair share of these lackeys. More...

On The Cusp Of Natural Gas Rush

Dear editor:  The Potter County Commissioners’ recent edition of the Shale Gas Roundup, which contains shale news pertinent to both McKean and Potter counties, has done an admirable job informing the public of the latest news.  More...

Galeton News

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Galeton Borough Council is looking into stepping up enforcement of laws covering unsafe, unhealthy and unsightly conditions in the borough. More...

‘Interact Club’ part of senior project

As part of his senior project, Galeton Area High School student Nick Lock has established a youth service group affiliated with Rotary International, known as Interact.  The group is open to students ages 14-18 and is undertaking at least two se More...

Community Life

Breakfast for fireworks fund

Emporium Volunteer Fire Department will host a breakfast to benefit the Cameron County Fireworks Committee on Saturday, March 30, from 9-11 am.  The Easter Bunny will be on hand with special carrots for the kids and will make an appearance at th More...

Education scholarships available

Cameron County High School seniors and graduates are reminded that the application deadline for the John Schwab Educational Fund Scholarship and the Guy S. and Mary L. Felt Education Fund Scholarship is June 3. More...

E.O Austin dinner Wednesday

E.O. Austin Historical Society will hold its annual fundraising dinner and auction on Wednesday, March 13.  Proceeds support the organization’s activities and operation of the museum on Austin’s town square. More...

Sports

Kyle Bova returns to championships

Kyle Bova has succeeded in a mission he established for himself a full year ago – a return trip to the PIAA State Wrestling Championship Tournament in Hershey.  Bova, a junior, is competing at the Giant Center as the second-seeded 152-poun More...

Freeman named to Raabe Big 30 Classic

Coudersport High School’s Mitch Freeman has been chosen to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 All-Star Football Classic in Bradford on Aug. 3.  He’s a two-time Big 30 ceremonial all-star. More...

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Cutting Edge Gymnastics of Coudersport traveled to competition in Erie, joining more than 1,000 gymnasts representing 35 teams across four states. More...

All charges in ‘baby selling’ case dismissed

All charges brought against fifive people in what prosecutors termed a baby-selling scheme have been dismissed.  Defense lawyers sought to have the charges dropped, claiming the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s offifice failed to bring the More...

County lands prime parcel for one dollar

Another prime parcel of real estate is about to be acquired by the Potter County Commissioners.  More...

Local health center targeted

Pennsylvania’s budget wars could claim the State Health Center in Coudersport as one of their casualties.  More...

Shale gas fifilm debuts today in Coudersport

A former Potter County woman is coproducer of a new fifilm on shale gas drilling, “Triple Divide,” that will premier at the Coudersport Theater on Saturday (today). Show time is 2 pm. More...

Improvements continue at Austin Dam ruins site

Step by step, the Austin Dam Memorial Park is developing into the kind of “heritage tourism” attraction its founders envisioned.  Most recent developments include a rough road that connects the park to the town of Austin and the esta More...

News

CCSD budget being crafted

While the Cameron County School District has no choice but to use “fuzzy math” in crafting an operating budget for the 2013-14 school year, the odds are favorable for avoiding a real estate tax increase.  More...

Tax, rent rebates available

Rebates of up to $650 are available to thousands of Pennsylvanians who paid real estate taxes or rent in 2012.  Profits from the Pennsylvania Lottery cover the payments to incomeeligible residents who are 65 or older, widows and widowers 50 or o More...

Deadline for election petitions Tuesday

What if they held an election and nobody came?  Prospects for the May 21 Primary Election are not quite that dire, but candidates for many offices are few and far between. More...

Potter County News

New trial in drug trafficking case

A drug trafficking case has been scheduled for retrial in Potter County Court following a hung jury during the first trial last October.  Meanwhile, three witnesses in the original trial are now facing perjury charges.  Jeffrey S. More...

Business Fair set March 20

Anyone interested in starting or expanding a business is encouraged to attend the Potter County Business Resource Fair, to be held from 3-6 pm on Wednesday, March 20, at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport.  More than 20 local, regional, and More...

Parks, pool, library off limits to smokers

Smoking is now prohibited at four public areas in Coudersport Borough.  In an effort to protect public health, Borough Council recently adopted the smoking ban for Mitchell Park, Coudersport Area Recreation Park, the community swimming pool and More...

Outdoors

Forests are treasures in any part of the world

Conservationists and outdoor writers often emphasize the importance of protecting our Pennsylvania forests from fragmentation, invasive plants, exotic pests and other threats.  But, as I was recently reminded, we are hardly alone in that worthy More...

Paddling plans in place

Changes are in place for the 39th annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic, which is on tap for Saturday, April 6, on the usual course on the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek.  Organizer Randy Bailey reports that registrations are ro More...

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A 50-acre section of state forest land near Benezette in Elk County is the focus of a habitat management project designed to boost grouse and woodcock populations. More...

Obituaries

George ‘Ron’ Blair

AUGUST 6, 1942 - MARCH 2, 2013

George Ronald “Ron” Blair, 70, of Coudersport, died March 2, 2013, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  Born Aug. 6, 1942, in Wilkinsburg, he was the son of George S. and Rita Mary (O’Brien) Blair. A U.S. More...

Death Notices

David C. Meacham   More...