June 4, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Olean (N.Y.) firm buys Emporium business

Months of rumors were finally confirmed last week with the announcement that the family- owned Olivett Market, a supermarket serving Emporium for 77 years, will change hands on Independence Day.  But the good news is that the new owner, Olean (N More...

Viewpoints

Eliminate real estate tax

(Joel Sears is president of Fleet Technologies Inc., a software design and consulting firm he founded in 1981. He’s an Air Force veteran, a former school board member, and serves as president of the York County Taxpayers Council.)   More...

The Old Timer

Just about every American tradition that I grew up with has disappeared from everyday life.  Almost everyone you see is walking around with a cellphone glued to the side of their head. More...

Heroin: Do Something!

Dear editor:  So the heroin epidemic has reached your rural Pennsylvania counties. That’s no surprise. It’s everywhere.  More...

Community Life

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Pam Karhan of Coudersport received the Education Volunteerism Award at the annual Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation banquet in Camp Hill. More...

Levee near Emporium raises concerns

A levee on Sinnemahoning Creek east of Emporium is causing concerns due to its rapidly deteriorating condition.  Representatives from Shippen Township, Emporium Water Company, Buffalo & Pittsburgh Railroad and the Mid-Cameron Authority recen More...

DUI in ATV crash

A Lancaster man was injured in an all-terrain vehicle crash last Sunday evening in West Branch Township.  State police at Denton Hill did not release the name of the victim, a 22-year-old who was charged with DUI. More...

Obituaries

Denny Menschel

Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial visitation for Arthur D. “Denny” Menschel of Coudersport, who died on Nov. 13, 2015, from 1-2 pm Saturday, June 11, 2016, at St. More...

Jerry Crumrine

A memorial gathering to celebrate the life of Jerry Crumrine, who died on Feb. 15, 2016, will be held at 1 pm Saturday, June 11, at Sizerville State Park. More...

Dawson ‘Pete’ Mesler

Dawson Jacob “Pete” Mesler, 16, of Shinglehouse, died May 28, 2016, at the Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital. Born March 3, 2000, in Coudersport, he was a son of Michael A. and Miranda B. Reed Mesler. More...

Arboretum/Sheetz plan: not so fast

A plan to reconfigure the Coudersport Arboretum so the Sheetz convenience store can expand has hit a roadblock.  Meanwhile, reports are circulating that Coudersport Borough Council is entertaining a higher offer from a local land developer to se More...

College education: times changing

Times are changing when it comes to higher education.  With the advancement of technology and a more competitive environment for institutions, millions of Americans have access to a college education without setting foot on campus.  More...

How to spend $1.5 million

Details on how some $1.5 million in state “block grant” funding will be spent by Potter County Human Services were spelled out last week during a public hearing this month.  More...

News

How ‘bout these apples?

Work continues to establish a permanent community apple orchard at the Austin Dam Memorial Park, preserving a significant part of the Freeman Run valley heritage. Its roots can literally be traced to Sir Isaac Newton and Johnny Appleseed.  More...

Welcome bags for newcomers

Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking items from members to be included in “welcome bags” presented to newcomers in the community.  Contents include information, discount coupons and gifts. More...

Pool set to open

Coudersport Borough has delayed the opening of the community swimming pool until sometime during the week of June 6. Swim lessons and pool parties are available.  Anyone interested in part-time work as a lifeguard should call 274-9776.   More...

Potter County News

More turnover at Potter County Jail

Turnover of personnel at the Potter County Jail continued into a new month. Warden Glenn Drake presented the latest personnel moves to the Potter County Board of Commissioners at last week’s meeting.  More...

PCVA annual meeting

Potter County business owners and organization representatives are invited to attend the Potter County Visitors Association (PCVA) annual dinner meeting and elections on Wednesday, June 15, at Cherry Springs State Park. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

There are as many opinions about the management of Pennsylvania’s deer herd as there are whitetails. Yet, few people are well-educated on the species.  With help from Whitetailbuzz.com and the Pa. More...

Popular snake hunt next weekend

One of the region’s most unique attractions, the Sinnemahoning Snake Hunt, returns for its 46th running over the weekend of June 11-12 at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club grounds in southern Cameron County.  More...

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Sinnemahoning State Park welcomed a group of Port Allegany children for a day of learning. Pa. More...