September 20, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Plea agreement reached in rape case

A n Emporium man who earlier said he was determined to go to trial on charges he raped a child numerous times this week accepted a plea deal in Cameron County Court.  Arthur A. Helzel, 35, admitted to involuntary deviate sexual intercourse. More...

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A man who walked from coast to coast on U.S. Route 6 will share his observations and experiences from that 3,600-mile trek during public programs across the region next month. More...

School addressing technology wrinkles

A computer system that was installed to notify parents in the Cameron County School District of important news has been plagued with technological issues.  More...

Viewpoints

Place of healing for wounded veterans

(Amber Woods has assisted with public relations and communications with LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve in Potter County.)   Helping others seems to be ingrained in some people’s genetic fabric. More...

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Another travel season has come and gone. More...

Beware Of Virus

Dear editor:  In response to the increasing national numbers for the respiratory illness known as Enterovirus D68, Cole Memorial Hospital is raising awareness so individuals can protect themselves.  More...

Community Life

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Students from Austin Area School recently visited the E.O. Austin Historical Museum as part of ongoing initiatives linking the school with community institutions and businesses. More...

Austin fall festival next weekend

Austin History and Pride Weekend returns with activities in that historic community Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 27-28.  Organizers have released the following schedule of events:  More...

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Several local 4-H equestrian enthusiasts have qualified for the State 4-H Horse Show, to be held Oct. 23-26 in Harrisburg. More...

Sports

Cameron County hosts Port Allegany on Homecoming

Homecoming has a special theme this year at Cameron County High School.  In addition to the traditional parade, football game and other regular activities, the 2014 edition includes a special tribute to the school’s rich sports heritage as More...

Four more drilling permits issued

Four more shale gas drilling permits have been issued in the Sweden Valley and Germania areas as Potter County braces for what energy experts forecast as a steady increase in activity.  JKLM Energy LLC was granted permits to drill two deep gas w More...

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U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. William Turner arrives at Buffalo Niagara International Airport Thursday on his final flight. More...

More help for veterans

E-filing will improve claims process

Veterans who need help in navigating the maze to qualify for benefits and services have a friend in Potter County.  During a meeting of the Potter County Commissioners, Veterans Affairs Director Will Worthington reported that he recently attende More...

New phone system for county

Cameron County Commissioners approved a proposal from Zito Media to provide a new courthouse phone system.  Zito will provide technical support for the hosted system and no new equipment will have to be installed at the courthouse during the tra More...

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Attorney Scott Coburn from the Pa. State Assn. More...

News

Head Start registration

Northern Tier Community Action Corp. in Emporium is accepting applications for its Head Start program. Children must be three years of age at the time of application. There is no cost for income-eligible families. More...

October is “Adopt a Shelter Dog” Month

There are so many compelling reasons to adopt a shelter dog.  First and foremost, you’re saving a life. Most dogs in shelters are there by no fault of their own. They were discarded by their owners for one reason or another.  More...

Assistance for low-income residents

Low-income Cameron County residents in need of medical assistance and tips on how to live healthier have a place to turn for help.  Services offered by AmeriHealth Caritas Pennsylvania were shared at the recent Cameron County Collaborative Board More...

Potter County News

Authorities receive state grant funding

Coudersport Borough Authority and Cameron County’s Mid-Cameron Authority have each been awarded state grants to support infrastructure improvements.  Some $110,000 was approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA) to replace a ce More...

CHS girls ‘dig pink’

Coudersport High School’s volleyball team is continuing is successful “Dig Pink” fundraiser for Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Center.  More...

Software contract signed to assist County GIS Department

Potter County Commissioners took another step in developing a GIS/Mapping Department at their last meeting. More...

Outdoors

Archery season scouting always an adventure!

Soon it will be archery deer season and the landscape will be ablaze with brilliant fall foliage.  Hunters who want to increase their odds of success need to get out and scout. More...

There are alternatives to September’s ‘elk jams’

Bull elk in Pennsylvania are strutting their stuff and entertaining large crowds as the annual rut, or mating season, gets underway.  One result is the occasional “elk jam” of traffic on Winslow Hill, as visitors compete for prime po More...

Potter County animal assistance group making strides

Potter County Animal Assistance Project (PCAAP) has continued to gain momentum as it passes the midpoint of its second year.  More...