February 25, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

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Citizens & Northern Bank recently presented a donation to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department through the institution’s “Giving Back, Giving Together” community initiative. More...

Crash settlements awarded

Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Committee recently announced the approval of eight projects from the ninth round of funding under the Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant program.  More...

Arboretum discussion continues

A proposal to reconfigure the Coudersport Arboretum so that the Sheetz convenience store can be remodeled and expanded is still being discussed.  Coudersport Borough Councilman Wayne Wentzel, who chairs the Arboretum Committee, informed Coudersp More...

Viewpoints

Marijuana far from harmless

(Dr. Mark Galanter is a professor of psychiatry at the New York University School of Medicine.)   Reader Brenda Nadecchia writes about the growing “toleration” of marijuana use in her Feb. More...

Correspondence

Hawking Our Heritage Dear editor: We applaud Governor Wolf for including funding for the state’s Heritage Areas Program in his proposed 2017-18 state budget. More...

The Old Timer

As a boy, I wasn’t interested in history but now just about everything I think about is history. Even our own memories are a form of history. Every one of us is a walking history book.  More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

Everywhere you go, you will see people texting or thumbing through their smartphones, rather than engaging in conversation. Posts from deer stands appear on Facebook. More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

Finding the colors of winter

March will soon come in like a lion. As our mind conjures images of spring, we’re still faced with the reality of a late-winter landscape that is kind of drab and uninspiring, even in this most beautiful part of the Keystone State. More...

Golden eagle research continues

Golden eagles, a rare species in northcentral Pennsylvania, are the subject of ongoing research now in its sixth year.  District Forester Jeanne Wambaugh from the Emporium-based Elk State Forest District, said local crews initially teamed with r More...

Gleason guilty on all counts

After initially deadlocking, jurors took less than three hours to return a guilty verdict against Derrick M. Gleason on vehicular homicide charges stemming from the September 2015 car crash on Rt. More...

CCHS graduate Azzato smashing gender barriers

A Cameron County High School graduate will be among the first women in the nation to attend Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course.  For Kyra Azzato, a 2013 CCHS graduate, the vision began on the day she arrived at Syracuse University to join the More...

Former boro officer sentenced

A former Emporium Borough police officer who was arrested for making sexual advances toward a 15-year old girl was sentenced this week to a prison term.  Francis Johnson, 51, pleaded guilty to criminal solicitation of a minor (photographing, vid More...

No snow? No problem!

A pair of local winter festivals will go on as scheduled this weekend despite a lack of cooperation from Mother Nature.  Potter County Snowmobile Club’s fifth annual Vintage Snow Fest, featuring snowmobiles manufactured in 1983 or earlier, More...

News

Special ‘Fat Tuesday’ dinner support children

Austin Methodist Church will hold its annual Fat Tuesday Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 3 to 6:30 with a smorgasbord dinner. Takeouts will be available. More...

Decade of serving veterans

LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve in Potter County’s scenic Oswayo River valley launched its 10th year of service with a public relations and fundraising booth at the popular Great American Outdoor Show in Harrisburg. More...

Local job strategies: ‘get real!’

Employment and educational opportunities for area youth were hot topics of conversation during last week’s Cameron County Commissioners meeting. More...

Community Life

June wedding planned

Patrick and Andrea Lewis of Emporium and Scott and Holly Melott of Elmira, N.Y., announce the engagement of their children, Kiley Maureen Lewis and Matthew Lee Melott.  She is a 2012 graduate of Cameron County High School and a 2016 graduate of More...

Births

Alexander Lundin McLeod   A son was born Feb. 8, 2017, at Cole Memorial Hospital to Earl and Laura McLeod of Keating Summit. Alexander Lundin McLeod joins brothers Dillon, Adam, Victor and James. More...

Advance cert for Heller

Dr. Andrea Heller recently earned advanced certification in hospice and palliative care from the American Board of Family Medicine.  More...

Obituaries

Death Notices

Harold L. Howard   Harold L. Howard, one of the longest-serving Potter County officials and patriarch of a prominent agricultural family, died Feb 17, 2017, at Cole Memorial Hospital after a period of declining health. He was 89.  More...