January 3, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Bray recovery going well

A Coudersport native continues her recovery from a near-fatal beating by her exhusband more than 15 months ago, while wheels of justice turn slowly in the criminal case.  Colleen Bray and her family are grateful for the widespread support they r More...

Pipeline pollution case settled; hefty fine levied

A lengthy investigation by the Potter County Conservation District and several other agencies has resulted in Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company (TGP) agreeing to pay an $800,000 settlement for environmental violations during construction of its heralded More...

Viewpoints

How VFDs can turn things around

(Nick Hilton is a volunteer firefighter from the small coastal town of York Village, Maine. His comments are in response to the recent “Neat Numerals” item on the declining number of firefighters in the region. More...

Viewpoint

We figured that this year at Casa Grande, Ariz., we would have a Christmas without snow. More...

More on monarchs

Dear editor:  I was pleased to see your article about Coudersport schoolteacher Doug McClintic’s monarch butterfly project.  Monarch butterfly numbers are at an all-time low and many pollinators are declining as well.  More...

Community Life

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A special guest, operating under an assumed name, attended Sweden Valley Manor Christmas Party. More...

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Greg Sands (right), district operations manager of Junior Achievement, updated Emporium Rotary members on the progress of that organization. More...

Minderler adds to collection

Denise Minderler continues to add to her collection of medals earned in Special Olympics athletic competition.  More...

Fire destroys Lakeview Motel

A Cameron County business near Sinnemahoning State Park was destroyed by fire early on Dec. 18.  More...

Fire strikes apartment complex

One man was hospitalized and at least five were left homeless by an early Tuesday morning blaze at an apartment complex in Emporium Borough.  Injured was tenant Chad Payne whose hands and legs were burned when he attempted to extinguish the flam More...

Women’s rehab center unveiled

Potter   County hopes to have a new Women’s  Residential Rehabilitation Center open by February at the former Northern Tier Children’s Home in Harrison Valley.  More...

Local company facing fines for unfulfilled positions

A Coudersport employer is among more than 70 companies who have been ordered to pay back state grants because they failed to meet employment requirements.  More...

News

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A State Police fire marshal is still investigating the cause of a fire at a vacant house in Austin the day after Christmas as rumors of foul play continue to circulate in the community. More...

Cameron County year in review— by the numbers

The year 2014 was one of numbers, numbers and more numbers in Cameron County.  More...

Area news briefs

New life for mall  BRADFORD – Hold the obituary for the Bradford Mall.  Many forecasted that arrival of Walmart in the neighborhood would spell the demise of the mall. More...

Potter County News

Potter County: the year in review— laying the groundwork

Potter County’s theme for 2014 may have been “laying the groundwork.” Strategies emerged to address several long-term challenges began to bear fruit, setting the stage for what local leaders believe will be an eventful new year. More...

Water protection efforts lauded

Public officials in Potter and Tioga counties are getting high marks for their commitment to protecting drinking water resources.  More...

Potter County real estate transactions

Following are real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  • Dec. 1, Carl D. and Diane F. Erway to James E. and Sandra A. Hoopes, 76.82 acres in Ulysses Township, $100,000.  More...

Outdoors

More deer hunters are getting back to the basics

Technology keeps expanding at a maddening pace and hunting has not escaped its impact.  We now have GPSradio units that show you where to go and where your hunting partners are; scent-eliminating clothing; compound bows that take almost no effor More...

Predator study: what’s killing our fawns

Hunters aren’t the only factor controlling deer populations in Pennsylvania.  And while the Game Commission has a good handle on how many doe licenses it needs to sell to keep the deer herd in check, the agency knows much less about the im More...