June 22, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Emporium tax assessment appeals headed to court

Tax assessment appeals on behalf of Pete Grimone and the Masonic Building Association have been scheduled for Aug. More...

Cameron County School District taxes hold steady

Property owners in Cameron County will see no increase in school taxes when the next round of bills arrives in August. More...

Another consulting firm settles in Adelphia case

The second of two top-shelf consulting firms that advised Adelphia Communications Corp. More...

Viewpoints

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Summer officially dawned on June 21 and now we’ll all hear that the corn has to be knee-high by the Fourth of July. That verse might rhyme, but it is meaningless to the people who are actually growing our corn. More...

EXPAND SMOKING BAN

(Mario Scavello is a Republican from Monroe County serving in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.)   All tobacco products are lethal weapons that kill from both ends. More...

Domestic Violence By The Numbers

Dear editor:  Domestic violence is the single largest cause of injury to women.  In the United States, domestic violence causes more injury than auto accidents, rapes and muggings combined. It results in emotional and physical harm. More...

Potter County News

Herzig named to municipal panel

Longtime Potter County resident  Paul Herzig has been elected an assistant director of the Pa. More...

ACS mission continues

To mark the 20th annual Potter County Relay for Life, being held this weekend at Coudersport Area Recreation Park, the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Kelsey Rayphole spoke to Coudersport Rotary members Monday about the organization’s mis More...

CHS music teacher post eliminated

Coudersport Area School District will hold real estate taxes at 41.75 mills for the 2013-14 fiscal year, supporting an $11.76 million budget. More...

Outdoors

‘Hooked’ on fly fishing; battling invasives

I was thinking back this week to the day I became a bona fifide flfly fifisherman.  Like many 12-year-olds, I had a natural inclination towards fifishing. More...

Oriental Bittersweet

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

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Bureau of Forestry has started the latest phase of a resurfacing project on state forest roads in the area. More...

Real estate lawsuit sheds light on shortcomings in tax system

Real estate taxes are about as popular as mosquitoes.  If you own property, you’re taxed thrice. More...

Murder case being revisited

More than two decades after a brutal murder in downtown Coudersport, Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson is opposing the killer’s bid to have his life imprisonment sentence revisited.  Lawyers for Christopher Baker believe a U.S. More...

Bridges named for fallen soldiers

Four Potter County bridges will be named in honor of area veterans under a bill approved by the legislature. More...

News

Pifer ordained pastor

Sherri Pifer of Emporium has been ordained as a pastor in the Free Methodist Church, culminating a study mission that began in 2009 and focused on church doctrine, leadership, administration and theology. More...

Canines in cars on hot days a no-no

How many news reports do we need to hear before we learn? Dogs can die when left in cars during the warm weather!  More...

Woman follows her heart in adopting orphan

Andy and Jill Sidelinger are willing to go to the ends of the earth for their next child.  For more than three years, the Cameron County couple has been working to adopt a child from Ethiopia.  More...

Galeton News

Galeton Authority cautious on sewer plant loan

Galeton Borough Authority members have not ruled out applying for a large loan to upgrade the community’s sewage treatment system, but only if another funding source comes through.  More...

Community Life

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Members of Coudersport High School’s Spud Growers chapter attended the annual State FFA Convention and participated in the horse evaluation career development event. More...

Canning workshop slated

Penn State Extension will offer a course in home canning and food preservation on Thursday, June 27. Registration is required by June 25. More information is available at 274-8540.   More...

Korean War Veterans dinner nearing

Plans are falling into place for the Potter County Korean War Veterans Recognition Dinner, to be held on Saturday, July 20, at American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport.  A committee comprised of Veterans Affairs Director Will Worthington, Commiss More...

Sports

Baseball, softball All-Stars named

Top high school baseball and softball performers from across the region were honored last week when selections for the Big 30 All-Star Teams were announced.  More...

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Two Cameron County girls are among 20 members of the Bradford Flames gymnastics team heading to Savannah, Ga., later this month for the YMCA Gymnastics National Championships. More...

Uber, Meyer lead Alle-Catts in 6-1 win

Long-time rival Crosby gave Emporium a strong challenge in Sunday’s Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League action before falling to the red-hot visitors, 6-1.  Emporium rode the strong pitching of Jon Meyer and the hot bat of Rick Uber to its s More...

Obituaries

Rosella B. Chapell

NOVEMBER 30, 1922 - JUNE 14, 2013

Rosella B. “Rosie” Chapell, 90, of Coudersport, formerly of the Ulysses area, passed away Friday, June 14, 2013, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness.  More...

Irene C. Bennett

NOVEMBER 26, 1942 - JUNE 17, 2013

Irene C. Bennett, 70, of Austin, died Monday, June 17, 2013 at UPMC Hamot in Erie.  Born Nov. 26, 1942, she was the daughter of Thomas W. and Frances L. (Smith) Bennett.  More...

Death Notices

Helen Shalkowski Taubert   More...