December 21, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

Drilling on Hick’s Run

Energy giant plans four shale gas wells

A shale gas boom that now accounts for nearly one-fifth of the nation’s natural gas production is beginning to gain a foothold in Cameron County.  More...

Ambitious plan for Allegheny

Goal is to document ‘every foot’ of the river

An ambitious plan to document “every foot” of the Allegheny River, from its headwaters in Potter County to its mouth at Pittsburgh, has been announced by an Ohio man who is trying to rally support for the project.  More...

Managing plan for Susquehannock

A management plan is being developed for the Susquehannock State Forest, located mostly in Potter County. More...

Viewpoints

Time to raise minimum wage

(Eugene DePasquale is Pennsylvania’s Auditor General)  It’s time for Pennsylvania to raise the minimum wage.  Raising the minimum wage is the right thing to do, especially when there are hard working men and women across Pennsyl More...

Viewpoint

Christmas brings out the best in many folks and the spirit of the season can be seen and felt just about everywhere. The holiday also brings back memories, especially among us old-timers.  The year 1951 was my first Christmas in the Air Force. More...

Coyotes Important

Dear editor:  Your article on the bounty that is proposed for killing coyotes in Pennsylvania demands a response.  More...

Galeton News

Galeton Borough budget passed

Galeton Borough Council passed a 2014 budget last week that holds real estate taxes at 21.63 mills. A mill is one-tenth of one percent levied against a property’s assessed value. More...

Watershed trespassing by ATVs

All-terrain vehicle operators who are trespassing on a sensitive section of the Galeton Borough water system run the risk of federal prosecution.  Members of the Galeton Borough Authority reviewed the situation at this month’s meeting and More...

Community Life

Christmas not always merry for pets

All holiday celebrations present certain dangers for our pets and Christmas is no exception. It’s up to us to make sure our furry friends are safe throughout. More...

McDowell earns Master’s

Teri McDowell of Port Allegany was awarded a Master of Science degree in Library and Information Science during Clarion University’s Winter Commencement on Dec. 14.  More...

Photo

Potter County resident Jane Heimel Metzger (second from right) was among cellists presenting Handel’s Messiah with the Wellsville (N.Y.) Performing Arts Orchestra on Sunday. More...

Sports

Falcons, Raiders atop NTL

Cameron County is beginning to look like the team to beat in the Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League as teams head toward their holiday break.  Nate Sestina and Dylan Clingan combined for 52 points in the Red Raiders 70-51 win at Oswayo More...

Falcons girls unbeaten early

Coudersport got off to an impressive start in the girls’ basketball season, capturing the championship of the Coudersport Tipoff Tournament last weekend and opening league play with victory at Austin  More...

Special athlete still going strong

Stories of athletes who overcome adversity are a dime a dozen, but a former Emporium man has been writing a story of success on the athletic field and in life that is anything but commonplace.  More...

Murderer Eldred’s home sold

A real estate transaction taking place just before Thanksgiving is part of the divestiture involving the personal property of confessed “church murderer” Greg Eldred.  More...

2013 Year In Review

A year of struggles, changes

A year of “laying the groundwork” is nearing an end in Potter County. Whether the plans and changes that occurred during the year will lead to lasting changes remains to be seen. More...

2013 Year In Review

So what’s to become of Cameron County? Population losses and chronic socioeconomic problems that have plagued the region present challenges that local leaders continue to address. The year 2013 offered some rays of hope. More...

New Sr. Center off and running

Coudersport’s Senior Center is off to a good start at its new location in the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department Training Center.  More...

News

Several drug cases come to court

Some of the drug arrests that have taken place over the past several months in Cameron County are working their way through the court system.  This week, Justin M. Austin, 25, accepted plea deals on two separate sets of charges.  More...

Geelen back in court for contempt

Former Emporium Moose administrator James A. Geelen was back in Cameron County Court, this time to answer a contempt charge.  More...

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

Who are the 9? 9 — Congress’s approval rating among Americans fell to another all-time low, 9 percent, in September. Highest rating since the measurements began in 1980 was 46 percent. Home learners 3 More...

Potter County News

County establishes GIS/Mapping Dept.

Potter County Commissioners last week laid the groundwork to establish a GIS/Mapping Department to be located in the Gunzburger Building, within the Planning Office, effective at the beginning of the year.  More...

Old Hickory icon slipping away

One public official calls it “Coudersport’s most popular tourist attraction,” but that’s not meant as a compliment.  Time and neglect continue to take their toll on the former Old Hickory tavern, hotel and restaurant on More...

Old Hickory started as dream house

(Editor’s Note: The late Rev. Robert B. Merten researched the history of the Old Hickory for a Coudersport Rotary Club program in 1990. Here are some excerpts.)  More...

Outdoors

Plenty of remedies for winter’s cabin fever

The snow silences your step. As you near the edge, you fifind a tree and peer over. There they are. Several deer are feeding below.  You cock the gun. Quietly, you raise the riflfle to your shoulder. More...

Bear kill count incomplete

Game Commission final figures on the 2013 bear-hunting season have been delayed, but the statistics released over the weekend show the northcentral counties as the most productive.  More...

Elk license bill advances

Pennsylvania’s Senate Game & Fisheries Committee advanced SB 1190, which reauthorizes the elk license auction program, requires that the annual elk license lottery drawing take place in Benezette, and creates an additional elk license to be More...

Obituaries

Ronald William Dingle

DECEMBER 19, 1942 - DECEMBER 10, 2013

Ronald William Dingle, Sr., 70, of Galeton passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 10, 2013. While he resided in Galeton for the past six years, he was originally a native of White Deer, Pennsylvania. More...

Death Notices

Bertha R. Darrin   More...