September 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Pandora’s box of pipelines

Out of sight, out of mind. More...

Shale gas shot heard ‘round the world

Shell’s deep drilling underway

A year after energy giant Shell fired a shot heard ‘round the natural gas world with results of its early drilling into deep shale formations in Tioga County, the ripples are being felt in Potter County and spreading across the country.  More...

Viewpoints

Saving Rural Towns: Food for Thought

(Steph Larsen recently left the Center for Rural Affairs to join the staff of the Sierra Club.)

There’s a lot to be said for rural living.  More...

The Old Timer

Here comes a history story that is probably not taught in the schools of Cameron and Potter counties.  Once upon a time there were several tribes who made their home here in the Pennsylvania Wilds, better known to many as the Land of the Endless More...

Don’t Give In

Dear editor:  Precious and sanctified. Coudersport Arboretum is both.  More...

Community Life

Gun Bash Sept. 19

Emporium Volunteer Fire Department will hold its eighth annual Gun Bash on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 1-5 pm. Doors will open at 11. Guns, hunting accessories and equipment, cash and prizes will be awarded by drawing and an auction will be held. More...

New surgeon at Cole

A new surgeon has joined the Cole Memorial Medical Group.  Dr. Osama E.A. Essa has joined Dr. Frank Horn III and Dr. Moheb Mohareb at the Surgical Services office at 1001 East Second St. in Coudersport.  More...

Ladies conference Sept. 19

This year’s Fall Ladies Conference at the Emporium Christian Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road will take place on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 9 to noon. It’s open to all area women with an interest in prayer and faith. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Weather is probably our most popular conversation topic, yet the issue of climate change often causes a collective yawn. Never mind that it’s already affecting our lives in countless ways and all signs point to calamity in the long term.  More...

Invasive plant threatens area’s natural beauty

Last week’s edition of Endeavor News carried an interesting story about the fight against Japanese knotweed. There is another Asian immigrant to our country that never should be been allowed to pass through Customs. More...

Saving streams with dirt, gravel road work

A pair of townships received a total of $80,000 in reimbursements for dirt and gravel road improvement projects that were recently completed in cooperation with the Potter County Conservation District (PCCD).  More...

Probation officer in hot water following bizarre incident

A Potter County probation officer is facing charges after a bizarre incident that took place in Coudersport Borough at about 1 am last Sunday.  Residents at 406 Dwight Street said that Eric Hensel, a long-time county officer, walked into their f More...

Potter County tax sale Monday

Potter County Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) has whittled the list of properties that will be put up for auction during a state-mandated “upset sale.” Selling a property for unpaid taxes is a last resort and TCB staffers have been working with hu More...

Donation

Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department received an $81,000 donation from JKLM Energy LLC, an active natural gas operator in the region, to help pay for new equipment that included air packs, breathing More...

Properties back on tax rolls

Long after Cameron County officials set out to clean up tax rolls and sell properties seized from chronic delinquents, the process is complete.  More...

Drug take back

Area police are accepting unwanted prescription, over-the-counter and veterinarian drugs for disposal with no questions asked from 10 am to 2 pm today (Saturday, Sept. More...

News

‘Room Tax’ violations alleged

Lodging establishments in Cameron County are required to levy a three-percent tax on their guests’ bills, but not all of them are complying, according to a guest who attended the Cameron County Commissioners meeting.  Marilyn Erickson said More...

State rubs salt in agency’s wounds

One agency that’s already feeling the pain from state budget cuts now feels salt being poured into its wounds.  Dave Hyde, executive director of A Way Out, detailed the organization’s plight at last week’s meeting of the Potter More...

Preparing students for local jobs

Bridging the gap between local schools and employers in the region who are seeking certain skills is one of the top priorities for the Northern Tier Education Collaborative.  More...

Potter County News

History road show coming to Potter

A team of historic preservation specialists is bound for Potter County in the coming week. More...

Courthouse defying age

A major repair project on the historic Potter County Courthouse is nearing completion.  Commissioner Doug Morley reported last week that the work plan spearheaded by county maintenance director Joe Kurtz started last summer and is wrapping up th More...

County awards bridge funds

Potter County has implemented a plan to award funding for local bridge repairs.  Planning Director Charlotte Dietrich has been helping to administer the fund for the Potter County Commissioners.  More...

Obituaries

Arnold (Butch) Thomas

MAY 22, 1945 - SEPTEMBER 3, 2015

Arnold G. “Butch” Thomas, 70, of Emporium, died Sept. 3, 2015, at Shadyside-UPMC, Pittsburgh.  He was born May 22, 1945 in Sagamore, Armstrong County, a son of Harry and Ethel Lingenfelter Thomas.  On Feb. More...

James D. Whitney

NOVEMBER 4, 1933 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2015

James D. Whitney, 81, a longtime resident of Conrad, passed away unexpectedly after injuries sustained in an accident at Lamoka Lake in Schuyler County, N.Y., on Sept. 5, 2015.  Born Nov, 4, 1933 in Ulysses, he was a son of Lewis A. More...

Lina L. Mesler

Lina L. Mesler, 87, of Shinglehouse, died Sept. 4, 2015, in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, N.Y. Born in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of Roger C. and Norma Maxson Bump. In 1948 in Shinglehouse, she married William R. More...