January 18, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

CCHS test scores source of concern

Cameron County High School students lag behind those in other area school districts in a number of academic indicators. Superintendent Christine Holjencin presented the findings during Tuesday night’s school board meeting.  More...

Jobs are there, but skilled workers lacking

Some perspective on the recent economic/ employment profile of Potter, Cameron and four other counties was provided last week by a local economic development professional.  Susan Snelick, executive director of the North Central Workforce Investm More...

Viewpoints

Theater: John Rigas Reminisces

(Coudersport movie theater celebrated its 90th year in the community. We highlight the hometown theater on page seven this week. Here, longtime owner John Rigas reminisces about those early days downtown). More...

Viewpoint

Have you ever packed all of your belongings and moved to a new home? If so, then you can imagine what we have been going through to start the new year.  When I was in the service, moving was a way of life. More...

Where Are The Jobs?

Dear editor:  Our department has begun a performance audit of the Pa. Dept. of Community and Economic Development’s (DCED) job creation programs.  More...

Galeton News

Galeton Council reorganizes

Galeton Borough Council opted for the status quo at this month’s annual reorganizational meeting.  After the new mayor, Joe Petrencsik, administered the oath of office to newly elected Council members Kelly Macensky and Michael Messino, th More...

Community Life

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Charles Cole Memorial Hospital recently recognized Robin Hammersley, RNBSN, of the Home Health Department through the “Honor Your Caregiver” program, sponsored by the Cole Foundation. More...

iPad training

A two-hour training on basic iPad operation is scheduled for 6 pm Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the Potter County Education Council office in Port Allegany. Cost is $20. To learn more call, 814-545-1333.   More...

Benefit for Norma Cobb Nichols

Friends, family members and other wellwishers will come together on March 22 to help Norma Cobb Nichols, in the wake of a fire that caused serious damage to her home on Brookland Road in Potter County.  A spaghetti dinner, auction, social gather More...

Sports

Raider boys looking to pull away

Friday night’s first-place boys’ basketball showdown between Cameron County and Coudersport was expected to set the tone for the rest of the Northern Tier League season. Results weren’t available at press time.  More...

NTL girls looking up at Gators

Several teams are nipping at Port Allegany’s heels, but the Gators continue to set the pace in the Northern Tier Girls High School Basketball League.  More...

PSU DuBois ladies win

Penn State DuBois women’s basketball team kicked its second semester with a 78-68 home win against PSU Schuylkill. More...

Jury hangs in Chapman assault trial

District attorney vows to retry case

What happened to a four-year-old boy at the hands of an alleged sexual predator eight years ago was the subject of a rare jury trial Wednesday in Cameron County Court.  However, after roughly six hours of deliberations, the jury announced it was More...

Sentenced in fatal 2012 crash

State prison for driver in crash that killed teenager

Eighteen months after an earlymorning fatal car crash between Coudersport and Gold last year, defendant Joseph C. More...

Water issues continue in Driftwood

Boil alert in affect; leaking lines believed culprit

Driftwood Borough’s lingering water problems have surfaced again, this time in the form of line leaks caused by recent temperature extremes.  More...

News

Assault charges dropped

Charges against an Emporium man filed two weeks ago were withdrawn after the alleged victim chose not to testify.  More...

Local police kept busy

State police have been kept busy investigating a series of burglaries, but have stopped short of concluding that any of them are related.  Troopers from the Denton Hill barracks were summoned to Harrison Township, where someone stole a handgun f More...

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

Memorial trees  620,000   — In the coming months there will be a project underway for the planting of 620,000 trees in memory of all those who died in the Civil War. More...

Potter County News

Openings on children’s planning committee

Parents and grandparents who would like to be part of planning services for their children and grandchildren are invited to join the Potter County Integrated Children’s Services Planning Committee.  Committee meetings are held four times a More...

Coudersport theater turns 90

In an era when small-town movie theaters have all but disappeared from the American landscape, the Coudersport Theatre continues to provide entertainment to local residents and visitors each week.  The year 2013 marked the 90th anniversary of th More...

Coudersport Theater through the years

Coudersport Theatre was built in 1922- 23 by Harry Kane and a business partner, debuting with silent movies that required a piano accompanist.  More...

Outdoors

Hemlocks need helping hand from nature

This past hunting season, I once again paid special attention to hemlock trees.  Knowing that the invasive hemlock wooly adelgid was becoming more established, I carefully checked the boughs of our state tree everywhere I went. More...

Elk herd is doing just fine; now let’s work on people

The Pennsylvania elk herd has been expanding its range. With the animals spread out over a broader area, it’s easier to make the case that the elk inhabiting the Keystone State are “wild.”  More...

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Pennsylvania’s elk herd is a year-‘round attraction. More...

Obituaries

Marcia C. Asperger

MARCH 7, 1933 - JANUARY 9, 2014

Marcia C. Valenti Asperger, 80, of Emporium, formerly of Williamsville, N.Y. and Austin, passed away Thursday, Jan. More...

Lois Sullivan Furcron

FEBRUARY 23, 1930 - JANUARY 11, 2014

Lois Sullivan Furcron, 83, of Coudersport, formerly of Galeton, went to be with the Lord Jesus on Jan. 11, 2014, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  Born in Galeton on Feb. More...

Janet A. Peidl

JANUARY 8, 1936 - JANUARY 12, 2014

Janet A. Peidl, 78, of Genessee, died Jan. 12, 2014, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  Born Jan. 8, 1936, in Woodlynne, N.J., she was the daughter of Daniel and Thelma (Hatch) Buhrman. More...