February 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Late chapter added to Adelphia saga

Another chapter has been added to the long Adelphia bankruptcy saga.  Last week, the two cable industry giants that bought and divided virtually all of the systems Adelphia had amassed over nearly a half-century in the business announced a histo More...

School plans to target standardized test scores

Student performance on standardized tests was again under scrutiny during last week’s Cameron County School Board meeting.  Superintendent Christine Holjencin elaborated on the 2012-13 Pa. More...

Some dodging tax accessor?

A Gibson Township citizen is calling on the Cameron County Board of Commissioners to crack down on property owners who are dodging the tax assessor.  Scott Strayer attended the board’s public meeting this week to speak his mind on a host o More...

Viewpoints

Hurray for Potter County!

(Angela Klopf is chief executive officer of the Community Foundation of the Twin Tiers.)   Potter County is creating its legacy at the Community Foundation for the  Twin Tiers (CFTT)  More...

Viewpoint

I wonder how many people even thought about some of our great Presidents when they had Monday off for the so-called Presidents Day. More...

We’ve Been Sold Out

Dear editor:  State Senator Gene Yaw is really excited about the prospect of exporting Pennsylvania’s shale gas to foreign countries.  More...

Galeton News

Health services continue in Galeton

While Cole Memorial Hospital continues to recruit full-time staffing for its Galeton Health Center, the facility has been able to continue serving the community following last year’s retirement of Dr. Michael Callahan.  More...

Galeton Borough retains engineer

An engineering firm that has seen Galeton Borough through some major public works projects in the past will continue to serve for the remainder of 2014 with no retainer fee required.  More...

Community Life

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Coudersport High School’s FFA chapter sent nine students to the recent Agricultural Communications Establishes Success Conference. More...

May Wedding Planned

Bob and Jackie Cooney of Smethport announce the engagement of their daughter Heather to John Boswell, son of Charlie and Marcy Boswell of Emporium.  The bride-elect is a 2004 graduate of Smethport Area High School and a 2009 graduate of Clarion More...

Emergency food supply

Cameron County Christian Center operates a pantry to meet the needs of anyone facing a food crisis. Cereal, soup, juice and snacks are available.  Anyone who is aware of a person facing a food emergency should call 486-1841 to arrange for help. More...

Sports

Girls’ D9 Tournament underway

It’s tough going for area girls’ high school basketball teams now that the PIAA District 9 Tournament is underway.  Cameron County went one-and-out, falling to Keystone Wednesday night in Knox, 75-22. More...

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Coudersport High School’s junior high wrestling team came home from the PIAA District 9 Tournament with a district championship by David Kudrick as well as four other placewinners. More...

Wrestlers off to Clarion

About two dozen high school wrestlers from Coudersport and Cameron County are competing at the Tippin Gymnasium on the Clarion University campus this weekend, hoping to earn a berth in the Northwest Regionals in Sharon next weekend and perhaps move o More...

Supreme Court to hear Rebert appeal

After a jury deadlocked on whether he should be put to death for murdering a Brockway couple, Steven P. Rebert was sentenced to life in prison. Since that time, he has been trying to have his conviction overturned, with no success.  More...

More details emerge in jewelry heist

More details are emerging on the investigation that led police to find the man who they say stole about $131,000 worth of jewelry from a downtown Galeton business last Halloween.  More...

‘Happy Without the Meal’

Local author sounds alarm over consumption culture

A Coudersport man has authored his second book – this one a critical analysis of the nation’s compulsion with consumption.  More...

Man sentenced to prison for assault

Several defendants were sentenced this week in Cameron County Court.  More...

News

Seven arrested in ‘theft ring’

State police have identified seven young men who they allege have been involved in a conspiracy involving a regional internet-based “community billboard” marketplace, similar to a newspaper’s classified ad section.  More...

Sand transfer station to start up again

A sand-transfer station set up in the railroad yard on Emporium’s east end will be resuming operations sometime in the coming months.  More...

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

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Potter County News

Tough year for flu continues

Potter County has been hit hard by the flu bug this winter, but the good news is that the season has apparently peaked.  “We’re on our way back down,” said Holli Senior, from the Pa. Dept. of Health.  More...

Openings in Family Caregiver Program

Potter County Area Agency on Aging has openings in its Family Caregiver Support Program.  It’s designed to assist those who are caring for older relatives or friends and helping them to stay at home and remain as independent as possible.&n More...

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David Brooks, executive director of the Potter County Visitors Association (PCVA), outlined new marketing programs and initiatives to boost local tourism at a recent Coudersport Rotary meeting. More...

Outdoors

Skeptics silenced: antler restrictions, bigger bucks

A dozen years have passed since the Pennsylvania Game Commission enacted a radical change in deer management: antler restrictions.  This was a courageous move by an agency that constantly comes under fifire from many sides. More...

Unique look at bald eagle

Last year, a young bald eagle fledged from a nest within the city limits of Pittsburgh for the first time in perhaps 200 years or more.  And in the months that led up to that moment, hundreds looked on from a distance.  More...

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Tourism and special features of northcentral Pennsylvania were prominently promoted at the recent Great American Outdoor Show in the State Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. More...