October 11, 2014 RSS feed / Front Page

Always ready to respond when disaster strikes

Career takes woman with local roots around the globe to help others

Former   Cameron  County resident Anastasia Shields has lifted a lifelong passion for helping others to new extremes.  That dedication has taken her all around the U.S., to Central America, and onto the island nation of Haiti to use he More...

Meeting focus: gas drilling on state forest lands

Much of the upcoming public meeting of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force will focus on a topic that is near and dear to the hearts of many area residents and tourists. It’s scheduled for 7 pm Tuesday, Oct. More...

Viewpoints

PGC caters to timber interests

(Wayne Haas is vice president of the Unified Sportsmen of Pennsylvania. More...

Viewpoint

Did you see the note in the recent Numerals column of this newspaper about our life expectancy growing longer and longer as the years go by?  There are more people than ever living to be well over 100 years old. More...

Farewell From Jeff

Dear editor:  It’s hard to believe that two and one-half years have passed since I moved to Potter County and took over duties as the site administrator of the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum.  More...

Community Life

Flea market planned

Cameron County Chamber of Commerce is planning for the second annual Fall Flea Market in downtown Emporium on Saturday, Oct. 18.  It is open to anyone selling food, household items, or crafts. Space rental is $10. More...

Photos

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Giving back to their hometown

Hometown Mentors Inc. More...

Sports

50K foot race next weekend in Cameron County

More than four dozen runners from several states and Canada will answer the starter’s gun for the Sinnemahone 50K Race on Saturday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

Florence M. ‘Flo’ Ellis

DECEMBER 24, 1917 - OCTOBER 8, 2014

Florence M. More...

Avis M. Houghtaling

DECEMBER 27, 1917 - OCTOBER 4, 2014

Avis M. Houghtaling, 96, formerly of Potter Brook Road,  Westfield, PA and Ulysses, died  Saturday (Oct. 4, 2014) in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  Born Dec. More...

Death Notices

Cliff D. Singer   More...

Baby-selling case moving closer to trial

Wheels of justice are turning slowly in the “baby selling” case that grabbed headlines in and around Potter County more than three years ago.  More...

National recognition for local educator

A Potter County educator recently received national recognition for his work in a successful science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) initiative at his school.  More...

Zito Media rising from Adelphia ashes

Rigas family company now serving 16 states

Next April will mark the 10th anniversary of a legal settlement that spawned the birth of Coudersport’s Zito Media. More...

News

Emporium police chief abruptly resigns

In a span of just over a year, Emporium has lost two police chiefs.  Wednesday afternoon, borough officials received the unexpected resignation of Police Chief Matt Siple, who became chief in November following the resignation of John Lovett las More...

Free help with Medicare

People with Medicare have until Dec. 7 to change their current Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug (Part D) plan. Free, personalized help is available.  More...

Man charged in stabbing

A Coudersport man faces assault charges for allegedly stabbing another man in Olean, N.Y., last Friday night.  Police allege that Ivan C. Williams, 29, stabbed John H. Carter III, 34, of Bronx, N.Y., in a convenience store parking lot.  More...

Potter County News

Township convention October 18

With local governments facing more challenges than ever, the Potter County Association of Township Officials has made some significant changes for its 85th annual convention, coming up Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Coudersport Golf Club.  More...

Brown joins Champion Orthopedics

Another Coudersport High School graduate has returned home to accept a job in the medical profession.  David Brown, a certified physician assistant, recently joined the team of Champion Orthopedics and Sports Medicine. More...

Latest Shale Gas Roundup available

Latest edition of Shale Gas Roundup is now available.  It’s the quarterly newsletter of the Potter County Natural Gas Task Force and features timely, locally relevant news about shale gas development and related topics.  Among highlig More...

Outdoors

Outdoor writer confirms tigers in Pennsylvania

Consider me a skeptic when it comes to persistent reports of a breeding population of mountains lions in Pennsylvania. More...

Big bull elk from yesteryear have left a legacy

On Monday – opening day of the 2009 elk hunt -- a red truck belonging to guide Jack Manack of Elk County Outfitters passed through Benezette with a huge bull elk in its bed. More...