July 20, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Police capture man accused of sexual assault

Police in Cameron County captured an Emporium man who was ‘on the run’ for a short time Thursday afternoon and evening, apparently trying to avoid being jailed for an alleged sexual assault.  Late Thursday night, Emporium Borough Pol More...

Korean War Veterans recognized tonight

Hundreds of area men and women answered their nation’s call to arms after Communist forces invaded the Southern Republic of Korea in 1950.  They filtered back home as the fighting wound down and a compromise peace treaty was signed in July More...

Viewpoints

By all accounts, a life well-lived

I’m not embarassed to say that some of the statements made in court Tuesday by friends and family who were victimized by the murder of Darlene Sitler made me weep.  I wasn’t alone.  A friend told me as we left the courthouse, &l More...

Through An Old Timer’s Eyes

Today when I was driving down Power Road here in Arizona, a saw a bunch of young people showing signs reading, “Impeach Obama. Toot your horn if you agree.” Most of the drivers who passed them were honking.  More...

BACKPACK PROGRAM PASSES 1000

(Andy Kulp Jr. is founder and president of the Fill A Backpack program, which each year adds to the number of free backpacks filled with school supplies provided to area students in need.)   More...

Galeton News

Family Dollar coming to Galeton

Galeton will soon have another “dollar store.”  Family Dollar Corp. More...

Galeton council okays ‘byways’ plan

Citizens attended last week’s Galeton Borough Council meeting to lobby for a tourist promotion plan, only to find that Council members supported the project in the first place.  At issue was a resolution of support for designating U.S. More...

New life for Galeton ‘Band House’

One of the oldest and most historic buildings in Galeton has been restored.  Work on the band house, a focal point of John J. Collins Memorial Park, was spearheaded by Joe Pagano and John Kelley. More...

Outdoors

Special techniques needed for summer fishing

Up until this past week of extreme heat and little precipitation, the region’s trout streams were running fairly high for July with water temperatures remaining low enough to make for good fifishing.  More...

Obituaries

Mildred ‘Millie’ Ayers

AUGUST 20, 1950 - JULY 15, 2013

Mildred “Millie” Ayers, 62, of Coudersport, died July 15, 2013, at Olean General Hospital in Olean, NY.  Born Aug. 20, 1950, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Leo C. and Joyce E. Ayers. On Sept. More...

Death Notices

Connie R. Overly   More...

Victims confront Eldred

Gregory Eldred expressed remorse for killing his ex-wife Darlene Sitler Tuesday when he was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the Dec. More...

‘Heroes’ identified

On Tuesday, admitted murderer Gregory Eldred was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.  During the proceedings, Potter County District Attorney Andy Watson shed light on additional details of the case.  More...

Local leaders preparing for tax challenges

A meeting of minds will be scheduled soon in Cameron County as local governments dependent on real estate tax revenues sit down to discuss common interests and challenges.  Once the agenda is set, it is sure to include complexities of tax assess More...

‘Mud’ Moore retiring from Coudersport Borough

Coudersport Borough Manager Marlin Dale “Mud” Moore has announced his retirement, effective Aug. 31, after more than a quartercentury as the borough’s chief administrator.  More...

News

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It’s likely that 2013 will go down as “the year of the pipeline” in Potter County. More...

Rape case headed to jury trial

An Emporium man facing charges for allegedly raping a child on repeated occasions will have his day in court. Arthur Helzel, 34, has decided to put his fate in the hands of a jury.  More...

Heat wave increase heat stroke risk

While we humans are dealing with this most recent heat wave, we must not forget our furry friends. Heat stroke is also a threat to pets.  More...

Potter County News

‘Cash Mob’ in Coudersport Thursday

Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce continues its “Cash Mob” project this month, with long-time local business Hauber’s Jewelry Store as the focal point from noon to 6 pm on Thursday, July 25.  More...

Latest veterans’ newsletter available

Latest edition of Potter County Veterans News, a quarterly publication of the Potter County Department of Veterans Affairs, is now available.  More...

Bridge replacement

Work to replace a bridge in Coudersport on Rt. 872 near Ladona is continuing, with traffic now restricted to oneway. PennDOT is replacing the 83-year-old bridge over Mill Creek. A one-lane, alternating traffic pattern is being regulated by signals. More...

Community Life

Website among Coudersport Chamber benefits

Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce is using its presence on the internet as the focal point of an ongoing membership push.  During this month’s meeting, website consultant Amy Thompson from Thompson Graphics described the features of the More...

Ramsey graduates from Clarion U.

Alexis Ramsey of Emporium graduated from Clarion University with an earlychild/special education degree.   More...

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Coudersport’s legendary rock band from the ‘60s, Ollie and the Go Gos, held a surprise reunion last week at Olga’s Café to perform as a birthday gift for Carolyn Berfield, wife of r More...

Sports

Playoffs nearing for Alle-Catts

Playoffs are nearing in the Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League, with perennial powerhouse Emporium back in the thick of things.  Manager Ralph McKimm’s Cats take an 11-0 record to Kersey on Sunday (2 pm) to polish off the regular season aga More...

‘Juniors’ dominate on way to championship

There’s plenty of baseball excitement in Shinglehouse this weekend, where the Pennsylvania Section 3 Junior League (ages 13-14) Tournament continues with the host squad carrying high hopes.  More...

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This is the 40th year for the popular Don Raabe Big 30 All-Star Football Classic, scheduled for Aug. 3 at Bradford’s Parkway Field. More...