January 31, 2015 RSS feed / Front Page

One building coming down; another may avoid wrecking ball

Bids for the demolition of the former Furniture for Less building on Sizerville Road were opened at this week’s Cameron County Commissioners meeting. More...

Viewpoints

Gets the feds out of our schools

(Shane Vander Hart is an administrator for Truth in American Education. He is also a communications director for American Principles in Action.) It is time to push back against the creeping federal government control of our public schools. More...

The Old Timer

One of the most famous people to live in northcentral Pennsylvania was Eliot Ness. He spent the last years of his life in Coudersport and died there in 1957. More...

Elk Hunt Defended

Dear editor: This letter is in response to your recent story reporting the outcry over the legal shooting of a bull elk in the 2014 Pennsylvania elk hunt. More...

Potter County News

Boys & Girls Club back in operation

Potter County Boys and Girls Club is back up and running after a nearly twoyear absence due largely to lack of funding. More...

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An afternoon fire on Monday caused major damage to a South West Street home in Coudersport. More...

Women’s rehab center opens

Hiring of staff is imminent and an open house is planned as Potter County prepares to open its innovative Women’s Residential Rehabilitation Center by mid-February. More...

Outdoors

Virtues of venison; shed-hunting season is here

Previous columns have shared adventures in deer-hunting, but there’s one topic I have rarely discussed – the value of venison. It’s a meat that offers health benefits, and there is a ripple effect on our environment. More...

Could ‘ecotourism’ help region’s economic struggles?

Is “ecotourism” the answer to the region’s economic struggles? More...

Recognized as ‘distinguished school’ at Title 1 conference

Austin lauded for standardized testing

Austin Area School District was recognized as a “distinguished school” during the Title 1 Conference held in Pittsburgh last week. More...

Cole Memorial cashing in on natural gas boom

Cole Memorial Hospital is the latest Potter County property owner to tap into the busy marketplace for gas, oil and mineral rights. Cole has reportedly worked out a deal to lease substantial acreage off Rt. More...

‘Save Denton Hill Park’ campaign gains momentum

Supporters of Denton Hill State Park, led by the Potter County Commissioners, are pulling out all the stops to have the park revitalized and its ski resort resurrected. More...

News

Nurse joins Champion staff

Certified family nurse practititioner Heather Cox has joined the staff of Champion Orthopedics and Sports Medicine of Cole Memorial Hospital. More...

‘SmartLab’ coming to Austin

A final puzzle piece has fallen into place to allow Austin Area School to establish a special center for science, technology, engineering and mathematics – often referred to as STEM. More...

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

LIFT campaign 67 — Life and Independence for Today has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the high rate of unemployment among people with disabilities. More...

Galeton News

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Galeton Women of the Moose donated $730 to the Cole Foundation to help provide free mammograms to uninsured and underinsured women. More...

Reminder: food pantry in Galeton

Individuals and families in the Galeton area who are needy can turn to the Galeton Food Pantry for help. Food is provided free of charge from the St. More...

Community Life

Used book sale slated

Coudersport Public Library will host a used book sale on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7. Readers can fill a bag full of fiction and non-fiction books in hardcover or paperback for just $3.00. More...

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A delegation from Catholic churches in Coudersport, Port Allegany and Smethport traveled to Washington, D.C., last week to demonstrate in support of the 42nd annual March for Life. More...

School joins campaign

Cameron County High School is one of the few in the region supporting a statewide immunization push known as “#UDont- GetIt.” More...

Sports

Harbor towns to battle in NFL’s Super Bowl

We’re picking the Patriots in a nail-biter, 27-23

Predicting a winner in the 49th annual National Football League Super Bowl is nothing more than a guess. That’s confirmed by the pattern of those who put their money where their mouths are – millions and millions of dollars, in fact. More...













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