August 3, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Smith trial set to open Monday

An Emporium man accused of attempting to kidnap a local bank employee and hold her hostage at gunpoint last year is scheduled for trial next week in federal court, barring any last-minute plea arrangement.  More...

Capture history at weekend’s Woodsmen’s Show

Another Woodsmen’s Show continues through Sunday at Cherry Springs State Park in central Potter County.  Its timeless events – competition by rugged lumberjacks from several states and weight-pulling tests of rugged workhorses &ndash More...

Sentenced to jail for 2012 robbery

Two Coudersport men involved in an armed robbery in the borough last fall were sentenced this week by Judge Stephen Minor after extended plea negotiations.  Chris J. More...

Viewpoints

My Side

Shale Gas: Money, Jobs

(Matt Baker represents Tioga and Bradford counties in the Pa. House of Representatives.)   More...

Viewpoint

Soon it will be Labor Day, when we honor the working class. Maybe we should change its name or cancel it altogether. Our manufacturing jobs have been migrating overseas. More...

College Debt Load Troubling

Dear editor:  Higher education used to be considered the pathway to success. It is becoming a road to a lifetime of indebtedness (Numerals, Endeavor News, July 27).  More...

Galeton News

Galeton teacher pleads ‘no contest’

A former Galeton Area School teacher faces sentencing on Wednesday after pleading “no contest” to charges she allowed two 17-year-old students to sexually fondle her.  Kimberly L. More...

Community Life

‘Taste table’ planned at CC Fair

Cameron County High School Music Boosters and band members will be hosting a “taste table” at the Cameron County Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 6. More...

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Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce held the third in a series of “Cash Mob” events to promote local shopping. More...

Busy time for Backpack program volunteers

Fill A Backpack volunteers are immersed in their busy season, buying and filling more than 1,000 backpacks with school supplies for students who can’t afford them.  Goal is to have the packs filled and delivered in Potter, Cameron and at l More...

Sports

Gionnotti named student marshal

Penn State College of Education has named scholar-athlete Emily Giannotti as student marshal for summer 2013. She will lead the college’s procession of graduates during a commencement ceremony on Saturday, Aug. 10.  More...

Alle-Catts advance in playoffs

This weekend’s Alle-Catt Amateur Baseball League playoff round will whittle the field from eight teams to six, and move four other squads within one game of elimination.  More...

Junior LL team falls in state finals

Potter-McKean’s long run in the Pennsylvania Junior Little League (ages 13-14) baseball playoff tournament came to an end last weekend at Seneca in the eight-team state championship finals.  After opening with a 5-1 win over Worthington, t More...

Time to showcase ‘Wildlife Center’

Sinnemahoning State Park will be hosting an Open House at the park’s new Wildlife Center on Saturday, Aug. 10 from 1-5 pm. More...

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County fairs have long been a place where farm animals are celebrated and even though they are adored there, some still have image issues. More...

Family turns tragedy into opportunity to help

A Potter County family’s medical trauma is being used to underscore the importance of donating blood. The American Red Cross blood drive scheduled for 1-6 pm Tuesday, Aug. More...

New events lined up at Cameron County Fair

Cameron County Fair opens for its seven-day run on Sunday. More...

News

Korean honor for Ken Ostrum

When Emporium resident Ken Ostrum traveled to South Korea in May to participate in commemoration ceremonies celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War’s conclusion, he thought it was a once-ina lifetime experience.  But weeks later More...

PennDOT to unveil Coudy plan

PennDOT’s plan to upgrade the Rt. 6 corridor through much of downtown Coudersport will be discussed during a public meeting to be held at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Gunzburger Building auditorium.  More...

Police plan to get word out on ‘bath salts’

Parents, educators, police and community leaders need to take bath salts seriously.  Hidden behind that innocuous name is a class of inexpensive and especially dangerous synthetic substances that drug abusers are ingesting with tragic and unpred More...

Potter County News

County seals deal for VA clinic

Potter County has sealed a long-term deal with the Bath (N.Y.) VA Medical Center for continued operation of a military veterans’ health care clinic at a county-owned building in Coudersport.  More...

Cancer support group needs volunteers

New members are needed for “Volunteers That Care,” a non-profit organization that was started last year to help cancer patients who live in Potter County to get their treatments through donations and fundraisers.  More...

Potter County real estate transactions

Following are real estate transactions filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  • June 7, Joy E. Wisckol to Scott L. and Dorothy M. Weidler, 2 acres in Keating Township, $37,500; Margaret A. More...

Outdoors

Improved odds of getting Pa elk license

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the reintroduction of elk into Pennsylvania.  As many readers know, the original eastern subspecies of elk was extirpated from the state in the 1870s as northcentral Pennsylvania was settled and the an More...

Battle against ‘invasives’

Pennsylvania’s Bureau of Forestry is fighting back against the growing number of invasive species that are choking out native plants and changing the face of the natural world.  District Forester Jeanne Wambaugh from the Emporium office po More...

Hunter education classes slated

Those who are purchasing their first hunting license this year must present proof of successfully completing a certified hunter/trapper education course.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Constance J. Welsh   Constance J. “Connie” Welsh, 71, a longtime resident of Coudersport, died July 28, 2013, at her home after a short illness. Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. More...