March 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Victim describes ordeal

An Emporium man convicted of sexually assaulting his young niece finally answered for his crimes Tuesday at the Cameron County Courthouse.  Arthur Helzel, 37, was sentenced to 12 1/2 to 25 years in state prison on charges of rape of a child, sta More...

Development slows in Potter

With little land development or related activities taking place in recent years, the Potter County Planning Commission has been barren. More...

Viewpoints

Children suffer as state stalls

(Matt Splain is superintendent of schools at the Otto-Eldred School District and a former teacher and basketball coach at Coudersport Area High School.)   Pennsylvania’s state government continues to leave the shortand long-term needs of e More...

The Old Timer

Nobody has joined my campaign to eliminate the brand name “Pennsylvania Wilds,” but I will not give up.  A better title is the Land of the Endless Mountains. It has a better ring to it and it is a more accurate description.  More...

Thank you, Brian!

Dear editor:  We have the best bus driver ever!  Brian Wilson waited for Maddie and me today as we are running late. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

All deer hunters’ eyes will be on Harrisburg April 5, as the Pa. Game Commission reveals staff recommendations on how many antlerless deer licenses to sell for the 2016- 17 hunting seasons.  More...

Paddling event next weekend

Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic organizer Randy Bailey is keeping one eye on Sinnemahoning Creek and another on the weather forecast as the race date creeps closer.  Bailey is optimistic that water levels will be sufficient, but a little More...

Milestones for state’s elk herd

Pennsylvania elk are healthy and thriving, and more people than ever are coming to see them.  Two important milestones are upon us – an elk herd of 1,000 animals, and arrival of the one-millionth person to the Elk Country Visitor Center.&n More...

Gleason homicide case bound over to court

Graphic details of a double-fatal car crash last September in the southern Potter County village Wharton were revealed of last week in district court, as a Coudersport man was ordered to stand trial on vehicular homicide charges and other counts. More...

Heroin in our schools?

School district considering proactive move

Pennsylvania’s heroin epidemic has spread deeply into the most remote regions of the state, challenging families, health care providers and public officials. More...

Crackdown on junked cars

Emporium   Borough is systematically clearing abandoned vehicles from its streets, alleys yards, which can be a costly process and for violators.  Solicitor Tom Tompkins is working with borough officials on a plan to remove the eyesores wit More...

Water Rescue

Individuals who were involved in a Feb. 26 water rescue in the Coudersport flood control channel were honored by Mayor Brenda Whitman. More...

News

Correction

A story in last week’s edition contained an error on the sources of the $50,000 that was paid to Benesch Associates to draw up downtown development plans for Coudersport. More...

Barton enters plea; faces prison term

An Emporium man arrested for having sex with a minor accepted a plea deal that will keep him behind bars for at least the next four years.  More...

County settles with labor union

A four-year contract with the labor union representing many county employees was ratified last week by unanimous vote of Potter County Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover. More...

Potter County News

Galeton opts out of downtown project

Potter County’s secondlargest community has opted out of the “circuit rider” project that was launched last year to encourage downtown revitalization and aesthetic improvements. More...

Community Life

Easter egg hunts this weekend

Emporium’s Community Easter Egg Hunt is on tap at the baseball field off Sizerville Road at 1 pm Saturday, March 26. More...

Litter collection April 9

Upper Allegheny Watershed Assn. welcomes volunteers to join its April 9, pickup of litter and other refuse from along Rt. 6 from Roulette to Burtville near the Potter/McKean County border. More...

Maple Syrup Season

Although the maple syruping season has been a bust, last weekend’s Potter- Tioga Maple Tours drew what several producers believed was a record turnout. More...

Obituaries

Burton R. Shirey

Burton R. Shirey died on March 22, 2016, in Hanover from congestive heart failure. He had recently observed his 95th birthday. He was a superintendent, principal, teacher and athletic coach at Coudersport Area High School for many years. Mr. More...

James Lindhome

James Hazlett Lindhome, 60, of Camp Hill, formerly of Coudersport, died March 16, 2016, at the Church of God Home in Carlisle after a long illness. More...

Jane E. Lane

Jane E. Lane, 95, of Galeton, died March 10, 2016, at Cole Memorial Hospital. Born in Galeton, she was a daughter of Silas and Frances (Keller) Finch. Jane was a graduate of Galeton High School. More...