May 18, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Celebrating, saluting patriotic heritage

Wounded Warriors, Healing Waters, Patriot Weekend

Potter County’s reputation is growing when it comes to supporting and honoring military veterans.  Last weekend, a half-dozen Wounded Warriors and hundreds of other people attended the open house and motorcycle benefit run for the LEEK Hun More...

Gamblers’ losses are taxpayers’ gains

Gambling revenue raked in by the state from its licensed casinos will once again translate into school tax reductions for thousands of area homeowners. More...

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A chemical spill that ravaged a local stream nearly a decade ago has left a surprising legacy in its wake. More...

Viewpoints

PSSA TESTS? NO THANKS

(Kathy M. Newman is an associate professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.) More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

“Hooray, hooray, it’s the month of May. Outside parties start today.” Many of you have probably heard that ditty or one that’s similar to it. May also brings us one of the great holidays of the year, Mother’s Day. More...

My Health Care

Dear editor: I am outraged at the notion of involving government in health care decisions. I believe those decisions should be between myself and my doctor. More...

Galeton News

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Galeton Rotary recently donated $2,500 to support the band house restoration at the John J. Collins Memorial Park. More...

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Olivia Pagano and Kaisee Winters, both 8th grade students at Galeton Area School, were selected for Student(s) of the Month for the month of May. More...

Outdoors

Chemical spill in stream leaves surprising legacy

Seven years ago this June, a Norfolk Southern train derailed in the Gardeau area, near the axis of Cameron, McKean and Potter counties. Approximately 40,000 gallons of lye (sodium hydroxide) spilled into Sinnemahoning Portage Creek. More...

Mile-A-Minute Vine

Editor’s note: In an effort to educate the public and help landowners manage invasive plant species, Sinnemahoning Invasive Plant Management Area projects coordinator Tanya Meyer will highlight one species per month that is especially threateni More...

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Oswayo Valley claimed first place in the annual God’s Country Envirothon at the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum, earning a berth in the state finals next Tuesday and Wednesday at Juniata College. More...

Obituaries

Lila M. Clancy

MAY 19, 1919 - MAY 15, 2013

Lila M. Clancy, 93, formerly of Sterling Run, Emporium and Austin, died Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium.  Born May 19, 1919 in Sterling Run, she was the daughter of Grant and Fannie Teriberry Hart. More...

Death Notices

Harold A. Olson   More...

Germania natural gas compressor station sign of bigger things

High pressure facility will connect new, old pipelines

A shale gas rush that was forecasted for the region has been stalled by low prices and the absence of transportation, compression and storage facilities.  More...

Cameron County’s new 911 system ‘on’

A seamless transition earlier this month assures that emergency service providers in Cameron County will be dispatched as soon as calls come in to 911, with back-up communications in place.  More...

Science world’s eyes on local park ‘bioblitz’

Sinnemahoning State Park in Cameron and Potter counties will be abuzz with activity in the coming week, as approximately 30 scientists – many of them known worldwide – convene to share their knowledge with students from several area schoo More...

Potter, Cameron targeted for gypsy moth spraying

Potter and Cameron counties have been targeted for aerial spraying to combat the effects of growing gypsy moth caterpillar populations.  More than 2,300 acres of Elk State Forest near Ridge Road in Cameron County and 7,500 acres of Susquehannock More...

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With summer arriving, environmental officials are tracking the spread of invasive plant species that are taking hold in northcentral Pennsylvania. More...

News

Electrical malfunction blamed in blaze

An electrical malfunction has been blamed for the May 9 fire that left five Emporium residents homeless.  Assistant Fire Chief Phillip Reed said the East Third Street blaze started in the basement and flames quickly engulfed the structure.  More...

Groups aim to stop fraud committed against veterans

A two-pronged approach has been launched by the State Military and Veterans Affairs Committee and the Pa. More...

Teachers won’t be replaced

Cameron County School Board members unanimously adopted the proposed budget for the 2013-14 school year with spending projected at $11.8 million.  More...

Potter County News

Hurt in cemetary accident

A Coudersport man is recovering a from a leg injury he sustained on May 6 while on duty at the Eulalia Cemetery. Paul Keller, maintenance employee, was hurt when a chain saw kicked back while he was cutting a tree. More...

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A gas rig tower being hauled on Rt. 6 through downtown Coudersport last Friday afternoon couldn’t quite clear the corner of Main and Second streets. More...

Coudersport grad to speak at commencement

Former Coudersport resident Anita Cizek Moore is delivering the commencement address during graduation ceremonies at the two Jamestown (N.Y.) Community College campuses this weekemd.  More...

Community Life

Children’s Fair planned

Cameron County Family Center in conjunction with the Cameron County Collaborative Board will be holding their annual Children’s Fair on Wednesday, June 5, from noon to 3 at the Emporium Firehall. More...

Rabies clinic today

A rabies clinic will be held from 9-11 am Saturday (today) at the Emporium Firehall. It’s a project of Cameron County High School student Kacie Aversa and Cameron County SPCA. Cost is $5 per animal.   More...

Sky program at Cherry Springs

Operators of Cherry Springs Dark Sky Preserve are sponsoring a series of public stargazing and astral exploration programs.   On Saturday (today) the park will feature “Night Sky Tour” starting at 9:30. More...

Sports

Falcons head to playoffs

Playoff pairings were not available at press time, as local high school baseball teams gear up for a run at the PIAA District 9 championship.  More...

Falcon girls topple Smethport

An important element for any sports team is to “peak at the right time,” and Coudersport’s varsity softball team may be doing just that.  Squaring off against undefeated Smethport in the Hubbers’ cozy confines on Wednesda More...

Athletes hoping for state berths

Several area athletes headed into this week’s PIAA District 9 Class AA Track and Field Championships hoping to earn a berth in the state finals next week.  More...