March 8, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Borough, school work on security officer plan

Emporium Borough Council members went behind closed doors at this month’s meeting to privately discuss a proposed partnership with Cameron County School District that would return a police officer to the local school.  More...

Crimefighter Ness back in the news

Potter County’s most famous citizen, Eliot Ness, is back in the news with a flurry of developments both locally and nationally.  Ness spent the last two years of his life (1956- 57) in Coudersport more than a quarter-century after he had e More...

Yet another twist in Chapman trial

Joseph W. More...

Viewpoints

Backpack program still growing

(Andrew L. Kulp Jr. is president of the charitable organization, Fill A Backpack, which provides school supplies to low-income children in the region.)   More...

Viewpoint

I get disgusted by the blabbermouths and crackpots on the TV news networks, but the other night I do have to admit that Bill O’Reilly actually made some sense. More...

Acceptable Risk?

Dear editor:  I am absolutely amazed at the people that think the recent Biggert- Waters Flood Insurance Act debacle is remedied by thousands of people simply moving away from any area that “may” flood.  More...

Galeton News

Doctor sought for Galeton

Health care was the focus of last week’s Galeton Rotary meeting.  Patrice Levavasseur from Charles Cole Memorial Hospital reported that Cole continues to recruit for a successor to long-time family physician Dr. More...

Community Life

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Coudersport Rotary Club honored one of its active members, Mike Heroux (right), with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow Award. Paul Harris founded Rotary in 1905. More...

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A program of classical guitar and violin music was a crowdpleaser at the Coudersport Alliance Church. More...

‘Support Our Troops’ campaign launched

packages for active-duty military service members are being assembled by the Potter County Office of Veterans Affairs for dispatch in the coming weeks.  “These campaigns are popular over the holidays, but our service men and women serve ye More...

Sports

Galeton rides OT win to playoffs

Galeton gutted out an overtime victory Saturday to advance to the 32-team boys’ basketball state tournament for the first time since 2003.  The Tigers outscored Mansfield 11-0 in overtime to score a 57-46 win on the  Wellsboro court. More...

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Another session of classes is beginning at Cutting Edge Gymnastics in Coudersport. Children can start as young as age three and continue into their adult years. For details, call 814-558-3560. More...

Kyle Bova headed to Hershey

Kyle Bova is moving on to Hershey in his yearlong quest to take care of unfinished business.  Two other local high school wrestlers fell barely short in their quest to join the Coudersport senior on the trip to Chocolate Town.  More...

Small victory for Rigases

Judge orders key lawyer/witness to testify

Almost a dozen years after revelations of Adelphia’s accounting practices touched off a frenzy that led to the company’s bankruptcy, the case is back in court.  More...

Redevelopment Auth moving, selling buildings

Potter County’s Redevelopment Authority (PCRA) is looking to sell two buildings in Coudersport as the agency adapts to a new era in economic development.  A significant debt remains on the former Level 3 Communications operations center lo More...

New era arrives for Cole Manor

A new chapter is being written at the former Potter County Memorial Hospital on the corner of Maple and South East streets in Coudersport.  For the past quartercentury, it has operated as Cole Manor, an assisted living facility affiliated with C More...

Austin wins STEM competition

Pennsylvania’s smallest school district came away with one of the biggest prizes as more than 130 students competed in an academic challenge event this week at Smethport.  More...

News

Rough winter destroying roads

They’re getting worse.  Potholes that began cropping up on many area roads in early January have multiplied in number and increased in size, threatening public safety and taking a heavy toll on motor vehicles.  More...

Lackluster start to election campaign

Election officials in Cameron and Potter counties confirm that interest in the May 20 primary election is bordering on non-existent, even though the deadline for candidates to get their names on the ballot is just days away.  More...

Milton Hershey School outreach Tuesday

One of the nation’s most highly respected private schools for needy children continues an outreach effort in the northcentral Pennsylvania counties. More...

Potter County News

Buckingham seeks lighter sentence

One of the people involved in a conspiracy to murder a Coudersport teenager in June 2011 continues to press his self-styled appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court to have his sentence reduced.  More...

Training for grant writers being offered

Training for individuals interested in applying for grants from government agencies or foundations is being offered at the Potter County Education Council office in Coudersport, in partnership with University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.  A sessio More...

Rep. Causer pushing higher ‘in-lieu of ’ payments

Local lawmakers in Harrisburg are going back to the well, trying to persuade their colleagues to boost the amount of money paid to school districts, local and county governments with tax-exempt state land.  Currently, each of the three taxing bo More...

Outdoors

Winter being slow in releasing its winter grip

One of the silver linings in the frequent snowfalls we have had this winter is the abundance of wildlife signs left in the snow.  It doesn’t matter what animal left them -- bear, coyote, bobcat, fox, deer, elk, rabbit, or porcupine -- a wa More...

Local maple producers enduring area’s deep freeze

Maple producers across Potter and Tioga counties are planning open houses March 22-23, but so far the season is off to a slow start because of frigid weather.  More...

Headed to archery tournament

Students from Cameron County High School will join their counterparts from dozens of other schools at Friday’s National Archery in the Schools Program Tournament in State College.  Pennsylvania Game Commission will host the tournament, whi More...