May 3, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Horrid winter still haunting us

Road conditions challenging local crews

Winter was bad enough for potholes cropping up on area roads, but spring has been no kinder.  PennDOT employees are between a rock and a hard place, facing a shortage of blacktop as the work orders continue to pile up and roads continue to crumb More...

Who’s going to fight fires?

Pennsylvania’s volunteer fire departments are being hard-hit by a national trend – fewer recruits and stiffer economic challenges.  A case in point is the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD). More...

Viewpoints

State forests can handle drilling

(John C. Oliver III served as secretary of the Pa. Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources and James Seif served as secretary of the Pa. Dept. of Environmental Protection under former Gov. More...

Viewpoint

On Easter  Sunday, our minister covered the trial of Jesus Christ as part of the story of his death and resurrection. What a kangaroo court that was.  More...

Fun Day At The Park

Dear editor:  Thanks to the following businesses for their donations to my senior project, “Fun Day in Centertown Park”:  More...

Potter County News

Meeting slated on free online training

Free training on computer technology, business management, graphic design and other skills will soon be available to area residents 24/7 through a government partnership.  Details will be presented during an hourlong public meeting at 10 am Tue More...

New mayor seeks citizen involvement

Coudersport Mayor Brenda Daisley Whitman is looking for ways to improve communications and encourage public involvement with borough government.  As guest speaker at this week’s Coudersport Rotary meeting, Whitman, who took office in Janua More...

Bridge work resumes

Replacement of the Rt. 872 bridge in east Coudersport resumed this week, picking up where it left off when crews took a winter break. More...

Outdoors

Train crash, lye spill leave lasting legacy

Eight years ago, the Sinnemahoning Creek watershed experienced a horrific environmental disaster from the derailment of a Norfolk Southern train that resulted in 40,000 gallons of lye being spilled into the Portage Creek tributary.  More...

Youth taking part in pheasant project

Upwards of 500 pheasant eggs were divided among 16 classrooms in the Cameron County School District last week after being provided by the Pa. Game Commission.  More...

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Shown with some of the Pa. More...

Sr. LL tournament run ends at 33 years

Cameron County will no longer host the State Senior Little League Championship Tournament after a 33-year run.  The decision was made by the Cameron County Little League board of trustees and announced by Pa. More...

Austin, Galeton, OV ‘Best High Schools’

Three Potter County school districts received a pat on the back from a national news magazine for their students’ performance on standardized tests and an assessment of how well they prepare their students for post-secondary education. More...

Hearing postponed in murder case

Accused murderer Gregory A. Riehl (inset) still doesn’t have a lawyer, so his preliminary hearing has been postponed. He remains held at the Potter County Jail.  More...

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Emporium’s newest retail establishment recently opened for business. More...

Saving retailers

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce is pulling together a committee of business owners to discuss steps that can be taken to support small retail stores. First meeting is set for Wednesday, May 7, at 6 pm at the chamber office. More...

Vandals keep police busy

State police in Emporium report that someone used a pellet gun to damage a number of garage and vehicle windows on Arch Drive in Shippen Township, Cameron County last week.  Some 10 windows were destroyed in garages belonging to Fred Burkhouse a More...

Community Life

Spaghetti dinner benefits ACS

A spaghetti dinner to benefit the American Cancer Society will be held from 4-8 pm Saturday (today) at American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport.  It’s being sponsored by the Robert Phillips Relay for Life team to support the ACS in its miss More...

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Coudersport Mayor Brenda Daisley Whitman discussed her first four months in office as Rotary’s guest speaker. She was introduced by Rotary program chair Pat Northeimer (left). More...

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Northwest Savings Bank presented cash prizes and piggy banks to winners of a coloring contest the bank sponsored at Woodland Elementary School in Emporium. More...