September 5, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Budget impasse pain coming soon

It’s just a matter of time before the state budget stalemate hits home in Cameron County.  With much of the county’s own budget dependent on state funding, Chief Clerk Brenda Munz told the County Commissioners last week that she can More...

District Attorney presents eye-opening program

Cameron County District Attorney Paul Malizia presented an eye-opening look at the complexities and challenges of Pennsylvania’s criminal justice system as guest speaker at a recent Emporium Rotary Club meeting. More...

Viewpoints

One Size Does NOT Fit All

(Joe Thompson of Titusville is vice president for drilling and operations at Devonian Resources Inc. More...

The Old Timer

Old barns have always fascinated me. Some of the ones that are still standing bear the faded “Mail Pouch” tobacco signs. Others are crumbling into the weeds as they have been neglected for many years.  More...

Save Arboretum

Dear editor:  I attended two meetings on Aug. 19. First was the Coudersport Arboretum Committee meeting, followed by the Coudersport Borough Council meeting.  More...

Potter County News

Potter County tax sale nears

Potter County Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) continues to work with property owners who have failed to pay their real estate taxes, as officials prepare for the annual state-mandated “upset sale.”  That’s a last-resort auction to sell More...

Outdoors

Special beauty abounds in September

Over the years when water conditions have cooperated, I have had some of my best wild trout action in the state’s “extended season” during early September.  More...

Wolf Tracks

Several stories have appeared in this newspaper and others about the recent acquisition of 17,000 acres of land for expansion of the Elk State Forest. It’s the largest addition to the state forest system in 65 years.  More...

Ultra race volunteers needed

Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run organizers are asking for volunteers to help with the Saturday, Oct 17, races.  Volunteers are needed to operate aid stations along the course and help in other ways.   More...

Ambulance service at ‘edge of cliff’

What if you called 911 to summon an ambulance and nobody came?  That dark scenario was presented as the inevitable outcome of state policies covering emergency medical services in Pennsylvania during a well-attended community forum Monday night More...

‘Village Post Office’ at Perry’s in Austin

Paul and Pat Perry have added another element – a “village post office” -- to their expanding store on Austin’s Main Street. When Perry’s is open, so is the post office. More...

Police coverage coming back to Austin?

Local police coverage may soon return to Austin after a two-year absence.  At this month’s Borough Council meeting, members aired a proposal that would provide the town with 20 hours of police patrols per week. More...

News

Call to arms to fight invader

A call to arms has been sounded to property owners and others concerned about the Pennsylvania Wilds environment as a Japanese invasion continues to mount. More...

Townwide yard sales going on now

Dozens of sellers are registered for Coudersport’s Townwide Yard Sale, which is scheduled for 8 am to 5 pm on Saturday, Sept. 5, in conjunction with Labor Day weekend. More...

PSSA summary

Coudersport Area School Superintendent Alanna Huck will make a public presentation on the student performances in standardized testing during the next school board meeting, scheduled for 7 pm Monday, Sept. More...

Community Life

Double feature at state parks Sept. 12

Friends of Lyman Run will be sponsoring an arts festival at Lyman Run State Park on Saturday, Sept. 12, the same time as the Black Forest Star Party is held at Cherry Springs State Park. More...

Local voters can register online

Voter Registration/Elections Offices in Potter and Cameron counties are implementing Pennsylvania’s new online voter registration system.  More...

Honored

Former Cameron County High School boys’ basket- ball coach Jimmy Thompson was recently honored with the Hometown Mentors Lifetime Achievement Award. More...

Obituaries

Anna M. Glover

AUGUST 18, 1952 - AUGUST 31, 2015

Anna M. Glover, 63, a lifelong resident of Austin and Costello, passed away Aug. 31, 2015, in Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital after suffering a heart attack two days earlier.  More...

Edward Kosa Jr.

Long-time prominent agriculturalist and civic leader Edward Kosa Jr., 93, of Ulysses, died Aug. 27, 2015, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born in Himlerville, Ky., he was the son of Ede and Yolanda Dienes Kosa. More...

William E. Ens II

William E. Ens II, 29, of Bradford, died Aug. 28, 2015. Born in Ft. Myers, Fla., he was a son of Catherine Rotino of Wellsboro. He attended schools in Coudersport and Wellsboro and graduated from George Junior Republic in Grove City. More...