March 22, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

State prison for drug dealer

An admitted drug dealer facing multiple charges as the result of police searches of her home in late November and then again in January was sentenced on Tuesday.  More...

Man loses life in workplace accident

A Warren County man died in a heavy equipment accident Monday in Pike Township, near Galeton. Police identified the victim as 23-year-old Jeremy J. Saporito of Irvine, a private excavation contractor who was working in the area.  More...

Viewpoints

Public lands are a good investment

(Bill Drake of McKean County is a retired wildlife biologist for the Pa. Game Commission.)   I recently watched a hearing held by the House Fish and Game Committee, chaired by our local state representative, Martin Causer. As a retired Pa. More...

Viewpoint

We Americans are fascinated by the flamboyant gangsters of years gone by. Hollywood probably has a lot to do with that.  The other day I was at the grocery store checkout line and there was a magazine called ‘Gangsters” for sale. More...

Political Apathy

Dear editor:  As we are nearing another election I would like to express my thoughts about my responsibilities in the position of Potter County Democratic County Chair.  Through the years I have done my best to keep the party going. More...

Galeton News

Galeton looks to tap federal funds

Galeton is looking to tap into a pot of federal money that has already been used for major improvements in the community over the years.  Joe Pagano, redevelopment director with the Potter County Redevelopment Authority, updated Galeton Borough More...

Community Life

Pancake breakfast

A pancake breakfast to benefit Teacher’s Pet Rescue animal shelter will be held on Sunday, March 30, from 9 am until 2 pm at Maple Tree Restaurant in Coudersport. Cost is $7.00 for adults and $5.00 for children under 12.   More...

Blood drive

An American Red Cross blood drive scheduled for Thursday, March 27, has been moved to the Coudersport Consistory. Donations will be accepted from 12:30 to 5:30. Walk-ins are welcome.   More...

Free tax help offered

One final session of free tax counseling and preparation for those with low and moderate income, with a priority given to individuals 60 and older, is available next week from AARP volunteers at senior centers in Emporium and Coudersport.  More...

Sports

Named to play in Big 30

Two more local high school football players have been chosen to participate in this year’s Don Raabe Big 30 All- Star Classic.  Kyle Clay of Coudersport and Eric Spehalski of Cameron County will play for the Pennsylvania All-Stars in the A More...

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A championship at last weekend’s Shinglehouse Invitational Tournament capped off a successful season for the fifth- and sixth-grade boys’ basketball team from Coudersport. More...

Young gymnasts compete at State College

Cutting Edge Gymnastics sent more than 20 competitors to the Centre Elite Classic in State College  Torrie Foy (Level 4) qualified for the May 2-4 state show in Collegeville. More...

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World War II veteran Burton Shirey was honored for his 60th year as a member of the American Legion during Potter Post 192’s annual awards banquet Wednesday evening. More...

Dead developments

Wind generating system, wastewater facility scrapped

Two major industrial develop- ments targeting the high-altitude farmland of northern Potter County, near the headwaters of the Allegheny River, have been scrapped.  The news came in two stages last week.  More...

Battle to restore local tax base

Potter, Cameron team up to press legislators

Potter and Cameron counties have teamed up to launch a political lobbying campaign that has multi-million dollar implications for local taxpayers.  At their business meetings this week, commissioners from both counties agreed to press the state More...

Partnership plans to attack ‘brain drain’

A partnership to stem the region’s “brain drain” was spelled out to the Cameron County Board of Education at this month’s meeting.  Community Education Council (CEC) of Cameron and Elk Counties is spearheading the Discov More...

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Fifth-graders at Woodland Elementary School in Emporium are learning the importance of wetlands and how they improve water quality. More...

News

Computer classes being offered

Community Education Council (CEC) of Cameron and Elk Counties is planning a series of computer classes in Emporium. They’ll eventually be held at ProAmerica, which will house Pennsylvania CareerLink and a satellite office for the CEC.  More...

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Operations are gearing up at the sand-transfer station at the railroad yard on Emporium’s east end. More...

Political interest hits rock bottom

Election officials in Cameron and Potter counties confirm that interest in the May 20 primary election is bordering on non-existent.  Last week’s deadline for candidates to file nominating petitions passed with barely a smattering of activ More...

Potter County News

Funeral home honors small town’s roots

Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport recently presented three large photographic banners to the E. O. More...

Drug task force gets their man

Coudersport Borough Police and members of the Regional Drug Task Force have arrested a Potter County man on multiple drug charges after a month-long investigation.  Ivan C. More...

Age old tradition celebrated this weekend

Maple producers across Potter and Tioga counties are holding open houses Saturday and Sunday during the 10th annual Maple Weekend.  Visitors to some of the businesses will be able to witness tree-tapping and production. More...

Outdoors

Trout-fishing opportunities before April 12 opener

If you are a trout angler in Pennsylvania, there’s a good chance you have a big circle around April 12 on your calendar.  That is, of course, the traditional trout season opener. More...

Pennsylvania elk best-fed herd in the United States

It’s hard to dispute the claim by some wildlife biologists that the Pennsylvania elk population, some 900- plus members strong, is the best-nourished free roaming herd in the United States.  Some of this is attributable to strategic habita More...

Lawmakers want to reign in Pa. Game Commission

Some state lawmakers are intent on stripping the Pa. Game Commission of some of its independence. More...