September 19, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

911: What’s your emergency?

Potter County’s close partnership with its neighbor to provide reliable 24/7 communications for emergency responders was celebrated last week with an open house at the new Tioga County 911 Center in Wellsboro. More...

Medicare help being offered

Potter County Human Services (PCHS) is once again stepping up to help Medicare recipients sort through their options and sign up for benefits. More...

Viewpoints

Gas Boom on State Forest Land

(Jeanne Wambaugh is the manager of the Elk State Forest, headquartered in Emporium.)

Elk State Forest, one of 20 state forest districts found in our state, has undergone some major changes in the last three years.  More...

The Old Timer

I am fortunate to have clear memories of my father and I miss him every day.  His name was Howard Cecil McDonald and if you wanted to go directly to Fist City, you just had to call him Cecil.  More...

Potter County News

Artisan Center expands

Potter County Artisan Center has expanded its operation hours to seven days a week, from noon to 4 pm. More...

Deeds recorded in Potter County

Following are the real estate transactions recently filed with the Potter County Recorder of Deeds:  Roger D. and Rachelle M. Kellogg to Tyler J. and Heather M. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

An article in Endeavor News about the future of Denton Hill State Park told of the falling numbers of skiers in the U.S. -- down to just three percent of the population.  A similar trend can be found when it comes to fishing. More...

It only happens once a year

On a mid-September evening I took a stroll on the edge of an old field. While walking on the hillside, I looked down into the valley and spotted several elk with their calves emerging from a stand of evergreens.  More...

Equestrian trail expanded, improved

Changes have been made in regulations covering the Thunder Mountain Equestrian Trail in the Elk State Forest.  After more than 20 years of use, the non-motorized shared use trail is showing the effects of overuse by horses, bicycles and hikers.& More...

Quick verdict in child rape trial

Jurors took less than a half-hour to return a guilty verdict against an Emporium man accused of raping his young niece back in 2008.  More...

County tax sale not what it used to be

With focused collection efforts and a better economy, the Potter County ‘Upset Sale’ just isn’t what it used to be.  Gone are the days when dozens of properties went to the highest bidder and contentious bidding wars.  More...

Elk Country

With 900 or more elk now roaming a wide section of northcentral Pennsylvania, the species has fueled a resurgence in tourism. More...

‘History & Pride’ weekend in Austin

Vendors are welcome to join the celebration of Austin History and Pride Weekend at two sites in that historic community Friday through Sunday, Sept. More...

News

Goga resigns as Dickinson CEO

Long-time Coudersport resident Jack Goga resigned late last month as chief executive officer of Dickinson Center Inc. More...

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Representatives from Shell Corporation’s Warrendale district office recently visited Austin Area School to donate school supplies, as part of a broader campaign to support the school. More...

Chipping away at blight

Emporium Borough is making progress in its efforts to reduce the number of unsafe and unsightly properties.  More...

Community Life

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A recent gathering by the County Commissioners Assn. of Northwest Pa. was an opportunity for the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park to shine. More...

Scholarship memorializes Pat Ryan

A creative writing and English scholarship named in memory of Coudersport native Patrick W. Ryan is now being administered through the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers.  More...

Masonic award for Creech

Ian Creech, a 2015 graduate of Coudersport Area High School, was awarded the Eulalia Lodge No. 342 Masonic Scholarship of $500, awarded through the Community Foundation of Northcentral Pennsylvania. More...

Obituaries

Philip L. Hershey

APRIL 22, 1958 - SEPTEMBER 11, 2015

Philip L. Hershey, 57, of Coudersport, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 in his home.  Born April 22, 1958, in Lebanon, he was the son of Melvin B. and Alma L. Rohrer Hershey. More...

James ‘Mouse’ Heary

APRIL 15, 1943 - SEPTEMBER 13, 2015

James “Mouse” Heary Sr., 72, of St. Marys, died Sept. 13, 2015, at Shadyside-UPMC, Pittsburgh.  He was born April 15, 1943 in St. Marys, a son of Arthur and Clara Arnold Heary. On Sept. 13, 1975, in St. More...

Allen Barber

Allen J. Barber, 69, of Williamsport, formerly of Shinglehouse, died Sept. 10, 2015, after a long illness. Born in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of John and Genevieve Cowan Barber. In 1978, he married Sharon E. Rixford. More...