December 12, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

State budget blues

‘Catch 22’ situations arising

Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate drags well into its sixth month, and the closed spigot on state funding continues to take a toll.  Once again, the Cameron County Commissioners called on legislators and the governor to hammer out an agreeme More...

Drug ‘problem’ now a ‘crisis

Drug program head to focus on rehabilitation

Pennsylvania’s first Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs, Gary Tennis, was featured speaker at a Community Drug Forum attended by about 75 people from Potter and Tioga counties last Thursday in Whitneyville.  As head of a new state depa More...

Viewpoints

That worthless college degree

(Lowman S. Henry is chairman and CEO of the Lincoln Institute, a conservative think tank in Harrisburg.)   One of your columnists recently questioned the value of a college education. More...

The Old Timer

It won’t be long before the news organizations are sharing their reviews of 2015. More...

No More Smoke

Dear editor:  More and more states are passing legislation to make most indoor public places smoke-free.  I’d like to explain why and how American Cancer Society volunteers have championed this important public health measure for so l More...

Community Life

Holiday surprise for retired aviator

Retired Coudersport veterinarian Dr. William Mitchell and his wife always look forward to the annual Christmas celebration of the Canyon Pilots Association, but this year’s observance was special.  More...

Cookie Walk

Emporium First United Methodist Church will hold its annual “Cookie Walk” on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9 to 1. A variety of traditional Christmas treats created locally will be available for sale.   More...

Photo

Kayla Taylor, a registered nurse at Cole Memorial Hospital, is the most recent winner of the Daisy Award for Extraordinary Nurses. More...

Official: Ski Denton closed

Talks to reopen fall through; hope for next season

In an announcement that came as no surprise to anyone, officials confirmed last week that Denton Hill State Park in central Potter County will sit idle for a second ski season.  And there’s no timetable for when, if ever, skiing will retur More...

Maple Tree closes doors

Coudersport storefront vacant

Another downtown Coudersport business closed its doors abruptly this month, adding to the long expanse of unoccupied storefronts at the county seat.  More...

Metzger Heritage farm USDA certified organic

Being an organic farmer isn’t as simple as throwing some seeds into a pile of chemical-free topsoil. The process is complex and time consuming, the upkeep’s expensive, and profits will likely be minimal. More...

News

Fight against blight moves slowly

Several property owners in the borough of Emporium are continuing to violate public health and safety ordinances, despite repeated warnings and citations.  The latest incident involves a home owned by James Dietzel on the corner of Fifth Street More...

Think twice before ‘gifting’ pets

The arrival of the Christmas season may trigger the impulse for buying or gifting of pets.  Buying a pet on impulse is never a good idea. Around a holiday, it’s an even worse idea.  More...

New technology coming for Galeton Theater

Lakeview Cinema in Galeton is joining others across the nation that are installing modern digital projection and sound equipment. More...

Potter County News

DEP, JKLM to speak at public meeting

Potter County Natural Gas Resource Center will host a public meeting from 10 am to noon on Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport.  More...

Galeton News

Remote water monitors in Galeton

Galeton Borough Authority closed out its 2015 meeting schedule by dealing with several issues that have been lingering for a matter of months.  Authority member Joe Cimino reported that Martz Technologies is preparing the equipment to install to More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

So another “regular” deer hunt is in the books. From all reports, it was a so so season in the north central Pennsylvania counties. More...

The surprise eight-point

“I am convinced that the magician Freston has changed those giants into windmills to deprive me of the glory of victory: such is the enmity he bears against me.”  As his fantastic adventures would abruptly end, Cervantes’ Don Q More...

Obituaries

Ila York McGrew Roeske

NOVEMBER 6, 1926 - DECEMBER 7, 2015

Ila York McGrew Roeske, 89, of Coudersport, formerly of Geneva-on-the-Lake, Ohio, and Coneville, passed away Dec. 7, 2015, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.  Born Nov. More...

Luzdelia Gutgsell

Luzdelia “Lucy” Gutgsell, 93, of Emporium, died Dec. 3, 2015, at Felt Manor in Emporium. She was born in Panama, a daughter of Alcides and Benigna Barriou Dominguez. In 1970, she married Gerald Gutgsell. More...

Esther G. Smith

Esther G. Smith, 72, of Little Genesee, N.Y., formerly of Shinglehouse, died Dec. 4, 2015. Born in San Antonio, Texas, she was a daughter of Pedro V. and Guadalupe Garcia. In 1966, she married Lawrence E. Smith Sr. More...