April 16, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Officials warn anglers about threat of wildfires

Wildfire experts are asking that anglers be extremely cautious today (Saturday) when Pennsylvania’s traditional statewide trout season opens at 8am.  More...

Downtown eyesores soon to be gone

Two eyesores in downtown Emporium will soon be gone.  Demolition of the former Jasper Harris Clothier on East Fourth Street is slated to begin in the coming week and take about a week.  More...

Viewpoints

Straight talk on state budget

(Berwood A. Yost is director of the Center for Opinion Research at Franklin and Marshall College.)   It’s no surprise that your school districts and other local agencies are having such a hard time grappling with economics. More...

The Old Timer

We old-timers are not wired to fare very well in the technological world.  Just like Gene Autry, I’m back in the saddle again after encountering computer problems. A neighbor with the patience of Job worked some miracles.  More...

Farm Survey

Dear editor:  Pennsylvania agriculture has done much to improve water quality in our local rivers and streams and the Chesapeake Bay. Yet, that positive story is often not told.  More...

Potter County News

AmeriCorps looking to boost community projects in Potter

An organization that engages adults to work on a broad range of community service projects came to Potter County recently to investigate local options.  Among local representatives courting AmeriCorps is Commissioner Susan Kefover, who presented More...

New PCCD water specialist

Potter County Conservation District has welcomed a new staffer to its ranks. Jared Dickerson has assumed the position of watershed/nutrient management technician vacated by Jason Childs, who was appointed district manager earlier this year.  More...

Dump cleanups resume; help welcome

Potter County Conservation District (PCCD) has resumed its multi-year project to rid the county of several unsanitary and unsightly illegal dumps and chosen Earth Day for its next outing.  More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Most of the anglers I know are not real anxious to head out on opening day. They usually wait a week or two because, after the circus of the opening weekend, there are many fish left in the streams.  More...

We’re getting away from nature

Spending time in the outdoors fosters respect and appreciation for natural resources and has a therapeutic effect.  If you accept that premise, then it only follows that those who are separated from nature might tend to lose their respect and ap More...

Programs at Elk Visitor Center

Free educational programs, some of them geared toward children, have resumed at the Elk Country Visitor Center in Benezette.  On this weekend’s schedule are a program on black bears at 1 pm Saturday, and birding for beginners at 1 pm Sunda More...

Trout opener today

All of the changes in lifestyles, technology, regulations and the natural world over the past few decades cannot obscure one truth: opening day of Pennsylvania’s trout season still stirs a certain passion and sense of excitement in many local f More...

Fishing: big business

While anglers flock to northcentral Pennsylvania to fish for trout in April, they bring with them a much needed financial boost for many local businesses. More...

Cheaper alternative: Heroin epidemic finds rural Pa.

Statistics about the heroin epidemic have sent shockwaves across rural Pennsylvania.  As users turn to what is a cheaper alternative to opiatebased painkillers and other pharmaceutical narcotics, rural law enforcement officials are faced with a More...

News

Battling a shrinking workforce

Studies have shown that outmigration of young adults is one of the most difficult problems facing employers in the region, resulting in population decline and economic recession. More...

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Galeton News

Spring Fling in Galeton

Galeton Moose holds is annual Women’s Spring Fling from 10 am to 3 pm Saturday, April 16. Proceeds benefit the Moose Heart Fund. There will be massages, beauty product vendors, an auction raffle, and other events.   More...

Lingering issues in Galeton

Ongoing issues with the public water supply and sewage treatment plant continue to challenge public officials in Galeton.  Problems with leaks and filtering at the Wetmore Run water supply are among concerns aired at this month’s Galeton B More...

New NHS members

National Honor Society at Galeton Area High School welcomed four new members this month. They are Hunter Post, Joel Brelo, Katelyn Monroe and Brett Knudson.   More...

Community Life

Rev. Youngblood to be honored

Reverend H.D. Youngblood Jr. was recently recognized for 43 years of service by the Pa. Assn. of Regular Baptist Churches. He was presented with the appropriately named Faithful Servant Award. Rev. More...

Romin Carrson Harmon

A son was born March 30, 2016, at Cole Memorial Hospital to Autumn and Ronald Harmon III of Austin. Romin Carrson Harmon weighed 3 pounds, 3 ounces. He joins sisters Serenity, Addilynn and Marie, and brother Hayden.  More...

Folk musican to perform

A premier autoharpist and folk musician will be performing at the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library at 6 pm Monday, April 25.  Adam Miller is accomplished folklorist, historian, musicologist, and performer who has amassed a repertoire of roughly 5, More...

Obituaries

W. Louise Williams

SEPTEMBER 9, 1919 - APRIL 8, 2016

W. Louise Williams, 96, of Coudersport passed away April 8, 2016, at Cole Memorial Hospital.  She was born Sept. 9, 1919, to William and Bessie Courtright Thompson. On Oct. 14, 1939, she married Harold A. More...

Jennifer Jones Pire

Jennifer Leah “Suzy” Jones Pire, 43, of Oswayo, died April 9, 2016, at her home. Born in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of John P. and Mary M. Voorhees Jones. In 1992 she married Ronald A. Pire.  More...

Justina Dyck

Services for Mrs. Justina Dyck, 94, of Clara, will be held from 1-4 pm Saturday, April 23, at Shinglehouse Assembly Park. Mrs. Dyck died on Feb. 22, 2016. Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, is handling arrangements.   More...