January 9, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Heroin dealer sentenced

Two-time offender facing at least 12 years

A self-described heroin addict picked the wrong county to continue dealing and using the drug after he was already in trouble for his role in a friend’s fatal overdose.  Jonathan M. More...

Tourism reigns in Potter

Tourists are spending about  $37 million annually in Potter  County and their dollars help to support upwards of 1,000 jobs.  More...

Viewpoints

The sky is not falling

(Douglas Berkley lives near Pittsburgh and operates Tri-State Shale Traveler, a website offering commentary on the shale gas industry and related topics)   More...

The Old Timer

Was Santa Claus good to you? I remember one Christmas when Santa brought my Montgomery Ward’s bike. I know now that my grandmother was the giver. Anyhow, Joe Jamieson got a new Schwinn with a light and a horn, but I was the best rider. More...

Deer Controls

Dear editor:  There are varying viewpoints on deer herd control.  The pros and cons will always be debated, but it is hard to argue that God didn’t know what he was doing when he created these animals and gave them survival abilities, More...

Galeton News

Galeton Borough taxes going up

Galeton Borough Council has passed a 2016 budget last week that raises real estate taxes by just under 5 percent to a new rate 22.63 mills.  A mill is one-tenth of one percent levied against a property’s assessed value. More...

Obituaries

Nancy Lynn Hurt

APRIL 7, 1949 - DECEMBER 25, 2015

Kansas University Jayhawks men’s basketball team lost one of its biggest supporters with the passing of Nancy Lynn Martin Hurt, 66, of Coudersport, formerly of Galeton, on Dec. 25, 2015.  More...

Ronald ‘Butch’ Angood

JULY 9, 1946 - DECEMBER 24, 2015

Ronald A. “Butch” Angood, 69, of Coudersport, passed away peacefully on Dec. 24, 2015, in Buffalo (N.Y.) General Hospital.  Born on July 9, 1946 in Wellsboro, he was a son of Dexter R. and Gladys C. More...

Terry A. ‘Monk’ Bresslin

SEPTEMBER 27, 1949 - DECEMBER 21, 2015

Terry A. Bresslin, 66, of Austin, formerly of Emporium, died Dec. 21, 2105, at UPMC-Hamot Medical Center, Erie.  He was born Sept. 27, 1949, in St. Marys, a son of Francis and Shirley Tingley Bresslin.  More...

Chinese team coming to Austin

Delegation interested in ‘STEM’ lab

A delegation from the People’s Republic of China will be coming to the area later this month to observe a remarkable educational program that’s continuing at Pennsylvania’s smallest school district.  More...

Closing Cameron County Jail ‘was the right thing to do’

Fifteen years have passed since the Cameron County Board of  Commissioners made the bold and controversial decision to shutter the county’s jail and send prisoners to other area lockups.  In retrospective, today’s county leaders More...

Criminal justice reform working

Taking stock of a historic year in the county’s criminal justice system, the Potter County Commissioners closed out their 2015 business meetings with a flurry of activity.  Commissioner Susan Kefover said success stories are continuing at More...

‘Gasification’ initiative coming

Not all residential and commercial energy users have access to natural gas.  A growing campaign to bring a distribution network to these potential customers, often referred to as “gasification,” is spreading across Pennsylvania and k More...

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Self defense clinic

A four-week self-defense clinic for anyone age six and older will be offered at the Moose Club in Emporium each Tuesday evening from Jan. 12 through Feb. 2. Classes will run from 6 to 7:15. For details, call 814-389-2217.   More...

Many thanks, Everetttt Saulter

Seventeen years have passed since Everett Saulter donated to the people of Potter County what is now known as Saulter Preserve.  Groups and families use the pavilion and grounds for reunions, meetings, picnics or casual nature walks. More...

Potter County News

Major restructuring in Potter County

Major restructuring continues by the Potter County Board of Commissioners as the three officeholders embark on their ninth year.  During their year-end meeting just before Christmas, Commissioners Doug Morley, Susan Kefover and Paul Heimel appro More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

We as a people need to get our ducks in a row when it comes to energy and environmental protection. These are topics that could fill thousands of pages, so I am not about to author a treatise, but I do have some thoughts I’d like to share. More...

Will we lose our hemlocks?

In my last column, I wrote of the region’s rich pine heritage. It was a Christmas edition, so I didn’t want to bring up a more depressing topic – the future of our precious hemlock trees.  More...

Mountain lion ‘sightings’ on the rise; experts are skeptical

Another round of social media postings raised the issue of mountain lion sightings in north central Pennsylvania. Kerry Gyekis, a professional forester who’s now vice president of the Cougar Rewilding Foundation, was quick to respond. More...