April 6, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Protecting what’s left of watershed

Drafting a plan to protect the Allegheny headwaters

Countless lives are affected by the Allegheny River, which traces its origins to a plateau in northern Potter County. More...

County preparing for ‘Judicial Sale’

Plans for the sale of properties languishing in the county repository are moving forward, the Cameron County Commissioners reported this week. More...

Open house planned at Austin Dam Park

An open house is planned for next weekend at Austin Dam Memorial Park to give the public a chance to tour the new visitor center and learn about the unique history of the Freeman Run valley.  More...

Viewpoints

Another ‘eye-sore’ season is upon us

There is no other time of the year when one of the major problems facing the rejuvination of rural America is any more prominent.  The snow cover is gone. More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

On Monday I set out to locate the biggest April Fool I could find. My search didn’t take long. All I had to do was look into the bathroom mirror when I answered nature’s call. More...

Sexual Assault Awareness

Dear editor:  As Sexual Assault Awareness Month, April is a good time to talk about consent.  Consent is essential in all healthy sexual interactions. When drugs and alcohol are involved, clear consent cannot be obtained.  More...

Galeton News

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Galeton Area Chamber of Commerce recently came through in a big way to support the rehabilitation work taking place at the John J. Collins Memorial/Centertown Park. More...

Fundraiser at Galeton Library

A photo fundraiser for the Galeton Public Library will be held April 20-21 at the Galeton Moose.  Individual and family portraits will be available. No walk-ins will be accepted. For more information, call 435-2321.   More...

Outdoors

Trout season opener: be prepared to adapt

You do not have to go back too far in history to recall a trout season opener with sub-freezing temperatures. Many anglers were undaunted, even if they had to dress more like deer hunters.  More...

‘Ultra Marathon’ coming to area

Plans are underway for an “ultra marathon” through Cameron County on Saturday, Oct. 19. The 50-kilometer event will be the fifirst of its kind in the region. More...

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Elk State Forest employees were recently presented service awards by the Pa. Bureau of Forestry. Recipients, from left, were: Mike Burnside, Emporium 10 years; Don Weis, St. More...

Not a done deal

Officials urged to stay the course on Transportation Logistics Institute

While a consulting fifirm painted a dim picture in assessing whether Potter County could become the site for a Transportation Logistics Institute, the man whose vision launched the study is not giving up.  More...

Eldred waives right to hearing

Church killer awaiting trial in Potter County Jail

The man who calmly walked into a Sunday morning church service and shot his ex-wife in plain sight of the congregation did not appear in court as scheduled Wednesday.  Gregory Eldred, charged with murdering Darlene Sitler, waived his right to a More...

More than leadership

Training focuses on local issues, how participants can make a difference

A program launched more than a half-decade ago to develop future Potter County leaders looks to pass a signififi- cant milestone this year.  With the fififth annual Leadership Potter County class set to graduate later this month, the sponsors ar More...

Shale gas issue complex, controversial

One reason that shale gas production is such a controversial issue in the region is the sheer complexity of the topic.  More...

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Firefighters responded to a silo fire at Patterson Lumber in Galeton Tuesday evening. Cause of the fire is unknown. No injuries were reported. More...

News

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Two Emporium men escaped injury Saturday evening when the car in which they were riding caught fire in the engine compartment while traveling south on Plank Road Hollow. More...

Numbers in the News

30 Leaders of many churches, health care organizations and other entities that have qualified for tax exemptions under Pennsylvania’s ever-stretching laws are getting nervous, now that 30 members of the State Senate have voted&nb More...

Stream obstruction work gaining momentum

Another spring has dawned with the gravel bar still growing in Sinnemahoning Creek on Emporium’s west end.  More...

Potter County News

Man sentenced to state prison

A Potter County man convicted of forging a prescription for narcotics has been sentenced to a minimum of 22 months in state prison.  More...

Reflective house numbers offered

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

Two charged with physical abuse of child

Two Coudersport residents face charges in connection with the physical abuse of a 19-month-old child.  Borough Police have charged 33-year-old Vincent J. More...

Community Life

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Students from the Headwaters FFA Chapter at Northern Potter High School discussed legislative issues with Rep. More...

Drug awareness program planned

Parents, community leaders, students and all others interested in trends and issues with drug abuse in rural Pennsylvania are encouraged to attend upcoming meetings.  More...

200 registered for paddling event

Mother Nature has come through for the 39th annual Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic, which kicks off at noon Saturday (today) on the Driftwood Branch of the Sinnemahoning Creek.  An estimated 200 entries have been received and more will be More...

Sports

Raiders win one, lose one in baseball openers

Cameron County won its high school baseball season opener in impressive fashion, but took a backwards step on Wednesday.  Against visiting Smethport, Raider starter Tucker Britton threw four solid innings to pick up the win and delivered a two-r More...

Falcons win opener

High school baseball season opened with a wild game at Mansfield for the Coudersport Falcons, who came home with a 14-13 win.  Phillip Andrus plated John Michael Rigas with the winning run as singled in the top of the eighth inning. More...

Falcon boys junior high finish 20-0!

A 57-16 victory at Port Allegany closed out a successful junior high basketball season for the Coudersport Falcon boys. Coach John Sherry’s squad posted a 20-0 record. More...