April 18, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

Quiet campaign heating up

With election getting closer, there are signs of life

Outside of scattered lawn signs, things have been quiet on the political front in Potter County as the May 19 Primary Election campaign heads toward its stretch run. More...

Baker appealing sentence in 1992 stabbing murder

More than two decades have passed since a prominent Coudersport woman, Dorothy Wilkinson, was stabbed to death at her Ross Street home on a sunny Saturday morning in May. More...

Viewpoints

Without winter, what’s spring?

Rising fog still clung to the leafless treetops across the valley when I stepped onto the porch to greet the day. The handful of snow piles that managed to survive an overnight warm rain dotted the smooth, barren forest floor. More...

The Old Timer

This is the time of year I miss being in Pennsylvania’s Land of the Endless Mountains. It’s a time for fishing for trout and digging up a mess of leeks. Outdoor writer Jim Zoschg does a great job with his column about the natural world. More...

Game Commission facing challenges

(R. Matthew Hough is executive director of the Pa. Game Commission)

Several major challenges are facing the Pa. Game Commission. The first is chronic wasting disease (CWD), which was first detected in a commercial deer farm in Adams County in 2012. More...

Obituaries

Esther M. Lentz

Esther M. Lentz, age 90, of Lewes, Del., passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Beebe Healthcare in Lewes. She was born on September 18, 1924 in Ridgway, PA, a daughter of the late John William and Alma H. (Yonkie) Frederick. More...

Cora Jane Elizabeth Torrey

Cora Jane Elizabeth Torrey, infant daughter of Josh and Misty Gillespie Torrey of Andrews Settlement, was stillborn April 13, 2015 in Cole Memorial Hospital. More...

Charles E. Wynick

Charles E. Wynick, 89, of Harrison Valley, died April 11, 2015. Born on Sweden Hill, he was the son of Charles W. and Mary E. Senzel Wynick. In 1948, he married H. Jeanette Whitmire. More...

Child abuse/neglect reports rising

‘Mandatory reporters’ outlined in new laws

Many people who regularly come into contact with children are legally required to report any signs of abuse or neglect that they observe or suspect. More...

Photo

An original lobby was restored as part of ongoing renovations at the Coudersport Theatre. It’s a rarity in today’s entertainment age – a single-screen, independent movie house. More...

Coudersport Theatre Re-opening draws near

Modernization of the 92-year-old Coudersport Theatre continues as its reopening draws closer. More...

New jury to be drawn for rape trial

A Emporium man scheduled for trial on charges that he sexually assaulted his niece numerous times will have to wait a bit longer. More...

News

Council wants withdrawal answers

A company that has been pulling water from Sinnemahoning Creek in Emporium for shale-gas drilling operations has apparently not been in any hurry to find alternative sites. More...

Younger generation being heard

Young people often have ideas for improving their communities, but they’re rarely encouraged to turn their talk into action. More...

Community gathering on child abuse

Child abuse and neglect is often referred to as a hidden epidemic. A statewide organization seeks to shine a light on it with a public gathering scheduled for Wednesday, April 22, at the Gunzburger Building auditorium in Coudersport. More...

Outdoors

Gobbler hunting produces lasting spring memories

Turkey hunters will soon be heading into our forests and woodlots. It’s preceded by the special youth spring turkey hunt. I was fortunate enough to tag along and participate in one hunter’s first spring turkey experience a few years ago. More...

Game Commission cashing in on shale gas

Thwarted in their attempts to raise hunting license fees, officials from the Pa. Game Commission are instead cashing in on the state’s shale gas boom to raise revenue. More...

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Cameron County seniors (from left) Xavier Kiser, Rusty Setzer and Dylan Reed, as well as (not shown) Jacy Langley, Taylor Gillette and Dominic Nellis, completed their graduation projects while workin More...













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