February 15, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Drilling down on economic, tax issues

Emporium Borough Council is putting together panels to address serious issues confronting the community.  More...

Viewpoints

Why are you so S.A.D?

The Women’s Health Task Force is a small group volunteering their time to educate women and families on important health issues.   More...

Viewpoint

As time goes by we are supposed to get wiser but I am finding that hard to believe.  We know that cigarettes can destroy your health and kill you. The nicotine in them is addictive. Still, thousands of people start smoking every day.  More...

Rules Of The Trail

Dear editor:  The abandoned railroad corridor from Emporium to St. Marys is private property, owned by the West Creek Recreational Trail Association Inc. (WCRTA).  More...

Community Life

Music & Memory program launched

Guy and Mary Felt Manor in Emporium has been certified to offer the Music & Memory program to residents. More...

Local talent show back for another year

Cameron County Parade of Stars amateur talent show, scheduled for 7 pm Saturday, March 1, in the high school auditorium, features a variety of musical, theatrical and other talents. More...

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Five years ago, Emporium’s Aroma Café experimented with a new event to boost the cultural scene at the county seat. More...

Sports

Playoffs next for local boys’ teams

Playoff pairings will soon be announced for a handful of Northern Tier Boys’ Basketball League teams opting to enter the postseason scramble.  Cameron County nailed down the Northern Tier League championship Wednesday night by dispatching More...

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Cameron County’s Ultimate Cheer squad took first place in the annual Kane Winter Cheerleading Classic at Kane, besting squads from Warren, Brookville and Punxsutawney/Redbank Valley. More...

Girls’ NTL season comes to a close

Coudersport, Austin, Smethport and undefeated Port Allegany were the winners as Northern Tier Girls Basketball League teams took to the court Tuesday night, some of them tuning up for postseason playoffs.  More...

Obituaries

Margaret Gorg

MAY 20, 1920 - FEBRUARY 5, 2014

Margaret Gorg, 93, of Wellsboro, formerly of Germania, died Wednesday, (February 5, 2014) in her home.  Born May 2, 1920, in West Branch Twp., PA, she was the daughter of Harvey and Estella Wilson Lehman. On Dec. More...

Death Notices

William J. Grimone   More...

Local drug use labeled a ‘crisis’

Four heroin overdose deaths in 18 months

Drug abuse has reached “epidemic” proportions in Potter County, according to a report presented at last week’s meeting of the Board of Commissioners.  More...

Vintage Snow Fest this weekend

Potter County Snowmobile Club has hit the jackpot for this weekend’s Vintage Snow Fest and Races, featuring snowmobiles manufactured in 1983 or earlier.  More...

Tools for detecting, preventing shoplifting

Another side effect of Cameron County’s growing drug abuse epidemic was in the spotlight during a public meeting last week.  Cameron County Chamber of Commerce hosted a gathering on shoplifting detection and prevention, allowing a forum fo More...

News

Mock trial team wins district title

Teenagers from across Pennsylvania are learning about the court system through a challenging, hands-on academic “mock trial” competition.  The team from Coudersport High School got off to another strong start, coming in first among s More...

Money coming in for dirt, gravel roads

A comprehensive state transportation plan that authorizes billions of dollars in new spending will have a direct effect on some of the more remote roads in the region, according to a report shared with the Cameron County Board of Commissioners last w More...

Drug cases heading to court

Defendants in two prominent drug cases waived their right to a preliminary hearing this week, opting to instead take their chances in the Cameron County Court of Common Pleas.  If defense lawyers and District Attorney Paul Malizia cannot strike More...

Potter County News

New flood insurance rates hit hard

Otto Deutschlander, a vocal resident of Homer Township, attended last week’s meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners to draw public attention to the skyrocketing rates that some property owners are facing for federally subsidized fl More...

Pesticide disposal offered

Agricultural businesses and pesticide applicators in Potter, Cameron, Elk and Clinton counties can dispose of unwanted pesticides safely through the State Agriculture Department’s CHEMSWEEP program.  More...

Programs at Coudersport Library

Coudersport Public Library has announced plans for several programs for the winter and spring months.  Pre-School Story Hour continues through May 13, starting at10 am and including songs, stories, crafts and other activities for children ages 3 More...

Outdoors

Mid-February: enduring the dead of winter

We are in the midst of what some refer to as “an old-fashioned winter.”  Night-time temperatures have dipped into negative numbers, and occasionally double-fifigures with a minus sign in front of them, leading some to wonder if there More...

Looking ahead to March happenings in elk country

Pennsylvania’s elk herd is treasured by hunters, nature lovers, and tourist promoters.  But the species is not so popular among some farmers and landowners.  A concerted effort by state agencies and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation t More...

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Students from the Cameron County High School Outdoor Club attended the Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, which featured hundreds of exhibits. The club raised its own money for the trip. More...