July 13, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

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In an effort to help prevent sudden infant death syndrome, Cole Hospital in Coudersport has begun wrapping newborns in a “sleep sack.” It cannot be pulled up over the nose and mouth the w More...

Public meeting on human services set

Hundreds of people are directly affected by programs offered by Potter County Human Services (PCHS), but few take the opportunity to provide input on how those services are delivered.  More...

Viewpoints

Worse than life in prison?

On Wednesday, Gregory Eldred, a former music teacher at Coudersport Elementary School, was in Potter County Court to admit his guilt in killing his exwife Darlene Sitler, a beloved school teacher herself and the organist at the First Presbyterian Chu More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

History has a way of repeating itself and is often coming back to haunt us.  More...

For The Love Of Pets

Dear editor:  In 2008, the Pennsylvania SPCA was closing rural shelters due to lack of funds. It was difficult to find anyone to take in stray and unwanted dogs and cats from Potter County.  More...

Galeton News

GSD final marking period honor students

Galeton Area School District announced its elementary honor roll for the final marking period of the school year:  More...

New Galeton Rotary officers

There was a changing of the guard for Galeton Rotary Club as a new slate of officers was seated to guide the organization in its 83rd year of service.  Doug Reeves is the new president and Pete Folk the new vice president. More...

Community Life

Now, that’s a whole lotta love!

A Coudersport woman has touched several people’s lives for the better – even though she has no way of knowing who has benefited from her kindness.  Leslie Arbogast Freeman recently donated another portion of her flowing dark hair to More...

Celebration in Roulette today

Roulette Volunteer Fire Department is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its founding this weekend with a public festival.  Saturday (today) kicks off with a parade at 10 am, followed by “combat challenges,” fire company water batt More...

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A quartet of Cameron County High School graduating seniors were recently awarded scholarships by Emporium Rotary. More...

Sports

Area news briefs

Armed robbery OLEAN – An armed robbery at a downtown Olean, N.Y., business remains under investigation by police. More...

LL All-Stars off to Schuylkill County

Depth and a penchant to deliver the clutch hit have propelled the Potter-McKean Little League All-Stars (ages 11-12) into this weekend’s Pennsylvania Sectionals in Schuylkill County, which is the final rung on the ladder that leads to the State More...

Alle-Catts chalk up another W

Emporium took an early lead and coasted to an 8-3 win over Eldred Saturday to remain unbeaten in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League.  Starter Rick Uber tamed the Eldred bats over the front eight innings, allowing just three hits. More...

Local woman scratches to immediate wealth

Hits ‘Neon 9s’ for $300,000

When Ronda Burlingame handed her winning scratch off lottery ticket to Big Mike’s owner Mike Ingalls to cash out her winnings, she had no idea just how lucky she had gotten.  More...

Tighter on-lot sewage regulations blocked

Environmental advocates took another unsuccessful run at tightening on-lot sewage disposal regulations to protect Pennsylvania’s high-quality and exceptional value streams, many of which are located in Potter and Cameron counties.  More...

Recovery at spill site surpassing expectations

Seven years after a devastating lye spill near the junction of Cameron, McKean and Potter counties, the environmental toll can still be measured – but recovery remains steady.  More...

Violations minor in school district audit

Results of the Pa. More...

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Cameron County real estate transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Cameron County Recorder of Deeds:  More...

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Don Lathrop took the oath of office as an appointee to the Austin Area Board of Education. Board secretary Kathy Jeffers administered the oath as business manager Peggy Derr looked on. More...

Drunks, druggies, thieves keep cops busy

State police at Denton Hill cited three people for driving under the influence.  More...

Potter County News

Planning a push for main street

Another effort is being made to assemble a “Main Street Committee” in Coudersport in hopes of restoring vitality to the county seat, which has been slow to recover from the unraveling of leading employer Adelphia Communications Corp. More...

CareerLink offices survive with rent cut

An agency that was pulled together several years ago to help job seekers and employers has resisted another push to unravel it due to budget cuts.  More...

State still owes Potter for DA salary

Potter County this month received a payment from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania of about $55,000, covering a portion of the state’s long-overdue reimbursement of the District Attorney’s 2012 salary.  The state still owes Potter Cou More...

Outdoors

Purple boxes portend end of state’s ash trees?

Those three-sided purple boxes are back hanging from trees along many of our local roadways, hard to miss among the lush summer landscape.  The boxes are sticky traps for monitoring populations of a dangerous forest pest, the emerald ash borer, More...

More land reclamation planned

Two state forest land reclamation projects that began two years ago were recently completed.  Forest managers wanted to reclaim areas of May Hollow in Cameron County and the Wilmer area of Benezette Township in Elk County after they were scarred More...

Second thoughts on deer/forest equation

Potter County is part of a long-term research project with far-reaching implications for forest management and deerhunting. It’s sparked by deepening concerns about poor forest regeneration and plant diversity.  More...

Obituaries

Patricia R. Bradley

JUNE 26, 1936 - JULY 4, 2013

Patricia R. Bradley, 77, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at her home.  Born on June 26, 1936 in Wellsville, NY, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Gertrude Marble Reuning. On August 11, 1956 in Coudersport, she married James O. More...

Death Notices

Gladys E. Hunsinger   Gladys E. Hunsinger, 61 of Wharton, died July 6, 2013, in her home. Born April 26, 1952, in Erie, she was the daughter of Clarence and Glenora (Brooks) Walker. On July 11, 1970, she married Robert W. Hunsinger Jr.  More...