September 26, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Inmate dodges day of reckoning

A scheduled sentencing for sexually violent predator Joseph Chapman was postponed for a second time after the convicted child molester failed to appear in front of Judge Richard Masson at the Cameron County Courthouse on Tuesday.  More...

Federal grant for health center

A $125,000 shot in the arm from the federal government will help the Cameron County Health Care Center in Emporium provide on-site behavioral health services.  Operator Keystone Rural Health Consortia will contract with a licensed clinical socia More...

Viewpoints

Misguided ‘war on drugs’

(Jeff Morret of Dillsburg is an inmate at the Laurel Highlands State Correctional Institution.)   Almost every edition of this newspaper, and many others for that matter, carries articles about drug arrests and criminal activity that can be trac More...

The Old Timer

Modern-day marvels can confuse older people and I guess today is one of those days for me.  This contraption with a screen and a keyboard doesn’t do the things I ask it to do.  Although I criticize the computer, I will admit that it i More...

Education Gap

Dear editor:  Communities in Schools of Pennsylvania (CISPa.), an affiliate of the nation’s largest dropoutprevention organization, remains alarmed about the state’s prison recidivism crisis.  More...

Community Life

Dog days of autumn nearing

Days are getting shorter and the mercury is dropping, making this a good time to get outdoors --and that includes our pets.  More...

Tolerance seminar Sunday in Coudersport

A Coudersport church is shining a spotlight on the ugliness of discrimination, intolerance and bullying through a public panel discussion scheduled for 2 pm Sunday, Sept. More...

Flu shots offered

Community Nurses will offer flu shot clinics at area senior centers. Anyone 18 and older is eligible.  Flu shots will be given locally on Wednesday, Oct. More...

Obituaries

Romeo C. Catalano

JULY 27, 1927 - SEPTEMBER 17, 2015   More...

Robert M. Fuenffinger

Robert M. Fuenffinger, 83, of Emporium, died Sept. 22, 2015, at his residence. He was born in St. Marys, a son of Louis and Irene Rigard Fuenffinger. In 1955, he married Patricia Bush. Mr. Fuenffinger was a graduate of St. More...

Joan Rose Conable

Joan Rose Conable, 82, of Galeton, died Sept. 22, 2015, at Guthrie Troy Community Hospital, Troy. Born in Huron, Texas, she was a daughter of William T. and Mary J. (Heath) Rose. Joan held various jobs in accounting. More...

Sheetz plan meeting Weds

Public input sought on expansion plan

Coudersport Borough Council has called a special public meeting slated for 6 pm Wednesday, Sept. 30, for public input on expansion or relocation of the Sheetz convenience store. It will be held at the meeting room on Damascus Road. More...

Memorials

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Three properties sold at tax sale

Cameron County’s recent tax sale was largely uneventful, as just a handful of properties were sold among the 11 offered up to the highest bidders. More...

Big weekend in Austin continues

Austin History and Pride Weekend continues through Sunday, split between two sites in that historic community. More...

News

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Friends from a wide area have come to the aid of a Shinglehouse family whose home was destroyed by a fast-spreading fire on Sept. 4. More...

Public input welcome or not?

Public meetings are, by law, an opportunity for citizens to participate in the democratic process. More...

Galeton school targets math scores

Mathematics education has become a priority in the Galeton Area School District, in response to student test scores that pinpointed the need for improvement.  School Superintendent Brenda Freeman presented an update on district activities for me More...

Potter County News

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Potter County resident Laura Sypien is winner of the prestigious Elizabeth “Sis” Simons Memorial Award, which recognizes a Dickinson Center Inc. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

If there’s one outdoor recreation success story in Pennsylvania, it is the concerted effort to expand and improve hiking trails.  More Pennsylvanians than ever have access to trails due to the work of many dedicated and skilled planners, b More...

Bowhunters get first shot at deer herd

Bowhunters get the first shot at a Pennsylvania Wilds deer herd that appears healthy, fairly well-balanced and carrying a high proportion of large-antlered bucks.  More...