November 26, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Tourist agency merger gets green light

Directors of the Potter County Visitors Assn. (PCVA) last week formally approved a merger with their Tioga County counterparts, creating a new tourist promotion region with a coordinated marketing strategy. More...

JKLM ramping up drilling

There are still signs of life in the local gas fields.  JKLM Energy is moving forward with an ambitious plan to deliver natural gas found in Utica shale formations far underground in Potter County to the national pipeline network.  Plans ca More...

Bridges honor war casualties

Legislation signed last week by Gov. Tom Wolf names two Potter County in memory of local war casualties.  A new bridge to be constructed on Route 6 over Dingman Run in Coudersport will be designated the PFC George Pesock Memorial Bridge. More...

Viewpoints

Heroin epidemic takes toll

(Dr. Karen Amstutz is chief medical officer for Magellan Health. She received her medical degree from the Washington University St. Louis School of Medicine.)   More...

Correspondence

Fix Our Schools   Dear editor:  More than 100 years ago the one-room school had a classroom full of students in grades one through eight which provided a better education for the children than the current K-12 school system.  More...

The Old Timer

Ol’ Man Winter is starting to show his face in the Land of the Endless Mountains and there is a fever running wild as deer season rolls in. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

It was my last hunt at this special place, and it weighed heavily on my mind as I neared my destination. Time was running out for me to take a buck, thereby continuing a string of antlered animals dating back many years.  More...

Massive elk worth the wait

Josh Fuqua of Clymer rolled the dice and came up big during the 2016 Pennsylvania elk-hunting season,  Fuqua, who will appear on the Outdoors Channel’s “Addicted to the Outdoors” in the summer, shot a record-setting bull elk ne More...

Special exhibits at state park

Visitors to the Sinnemahoning Park Office and Wildlife Center now have the opportunity to view three new art displays featuring the local heritage and history of the First Fork Valley.  Among them is the famous “Wood on Glass” exhibi More...

Deer season: times sure have changed

Times have changed when it comes to deer-hunting in northcentral Pennsylvania. For many decades before the turn of the century, streets of every town in the region were filled with pickup trucks and visiting hunters clad in blaze orange. More...

‘Specialty courts’ being considered in Cameron

Substantial increases in the abuse of prescription drugs and heroin have created a nationwide crisis affecting not just addicts, but their families, their communities, and the justice system responding to criminal actions that often go hand in hand w More...

Article

Galeton is a busy place this weekend as its Christmas in a Small Town celebration continues. Highlights include a parade at 3 pm Saturday, followed by the GLOW (short for Galeton Lights on the Water) fireworks show at 6 pm. More...

School sorting health insurance options

Rising health insurance costs have forced Cameron County School Board members to consider changing providers. More...

It’s ‘Small Business Saturday’ in Emporium

A growing number of communities are observing the Saturday after Thanksgiving Day as “Small Business Saturday,” and Emporium is no exception. Numerous businesses have signed on for today’s promotion.  More...

News

Morris updates Chamber

Coudersport Borough Manager Bev Morris had plenty to talk about during this month’s Chamber of Commerce meeting.  More...

Facing child porn charges

A Genesee man faces multiple charges for allegedly possessing child pornography. Police identified the suspect as 60-year-old Gregory Moser. He’s accused of disseminating photos or films of child sex acts. More...

Photo

Tragedy was averted in Emporium Monday afternoon when a third-floor exterior wall of the former Admit One Video came crashing to the sidewalk along Fourth Street. More...

Community Life

Time to ‘winterize’ your pets

Although we’ve been blessed with a nice, long autumn, cold weather is rearing its ugly head. That serves as a reminder that it’s important to protect your pets. More...

Births

Brylee Grace Vasko More...

Obituaries

Charles J. Gerner

SEPTEMBER 5, 1932 - NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Charles J. Gerner, 84, of Coudersport, died Nov. 16, 2016 in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.  Born Sept. 5, 1932, in Boyers, he was the son of Ernest and Margaret Hovis Gerner. On Nov. More...

Jane ‘Jayne’ James

JULY 26, 1949 - NOVEMBER 16, 2016

Jane “Jayne” James, 67, of Fishing Creek, Roulette, passed away on Nov. 16, 2016, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a six-week battle with pneumonia.  She was born on July 26, 1949, in Weston, W. Va., a daughter of T.C. More...

Death Notices

Francis A. Bertron   More...