February 18, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Long slog in blight fight

Wheels of local government often move slowly, especially when it comes to infringing on private property rights. More...

Training plan faces uphill battle

Austin Borough is the latest local government body to shy away from a five-year financial commitment being requested by promoters of a proposed emergency services curriculum at the Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9 Career and Technical Center (CTC More...

Viewpoints

Pa. business-unfriendly

(Kevin Shivers is the Pennsylvania executive state director of the National Federation of Independent Business, which has 14,000 member businesses in the state and 325,000 nationwide.)   Bob Esch couldn’t have put it better in his editoria More...

Correspondence

College Not For Everyone Dear editor: Last week you ran an essay from Bob Esch about the large number of unfilled jobs in our area. He really hit the nail on the head. More...

The Old Timer

T.G.I.F. is a phrase that many in the working population live for. It seems to me that if you only live for the weekend, you need to have a better attitude about the other five days of the week. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

Although the Pa. Game Commission worked its way through a crowded agenda to start the new year, two of the most interesting topics were missing. More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

Prime time for shed hunting

Although this winter hasn’t been very favorable for the traditional outdoor recreation, conditions have been favorable for one growing group of enthusiasts – “shed hunters.” More...

Raising trout in the classroom

Students in Ben Porkolab’s and Carol Wilson’s third-grade classrooms at Emporium’s Woodland Elementary School are once again raising brook trout from eggs to fingerlings through the multi-agency “Trout in the Classroom” More...

Seneca Resources readies for natural gas bounty

Seneca Resources expects to restart its shale gas-drilling activities in the region this summer. “So far, we have had a good start to 2017,” company spokesman Rob Boulware reported last week. More...

Can L3, Charter survive mergers?

State Representative Martin Causer spent most of last Thursday morning discussing a wide variety of timely issues with the Potter County Board of Commissioners. More...

Dairy farm earns accolades

A family farm in Potter County is making a name for itself among national beef and dairy product producers.  More...

Winter Festival on tap next weekend

Schedule has been announced for the third annual Family Winter Festival, to be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at Coudersport Area Recreation Park.  More...

News

Stevenson Dam work to resume

A $23 million project to bolster the George B. Stevenson Dam and clear out the lake at Sinnemahoning State Park will continue this spring.  More...

Habitat resale store in S. Valley

Potter County Habitat for Humanity is relocating its resale store from Port Allegany Road in west Coudersport to the former video rental store at the intersection of Rts. More...

Circus coming to area

Cameron County and Austin Area School District’s will host appearances by Billy Martin’s Cole Circus All-stars on Monday, Feb 27 and Tuesday, Feb 28, respectively. Both shows start at 7 pm. Advance-sale tickets are $10. More...

Community Life

Puppy mills back in shadows

Animal rescuers, breeders, buyers and other animal advocates for years had a resource to check out dog breeders.  Until recently, it was located on the U.S. Dept. More...

Births

Elliott Tobias Wright More...

Obituaries

Patricia A. Dugan

SEPTEMBER 9, 1934 - FEBRUARY 8, 2017

Patricia A. Dugan, 82, of Galeton, died Feb. 8, 2017, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born Sept. 9, 1934, in Wellsboro, she was a daughter of Joseph and Rose (Cardman) Cimino. Pat was a 1952 graduate of Galeton High School. More...

Vicki L. Major

MARCH 31, 1952 - FEBRUARY 14, 2017

Vicki Lynne Major, 64, of Austin, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after suffering an apparent heart attack.  Born March 31, 1952 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of LaVerne C. and Ruth E. More...

Death Notices

Donna L. Williams   More...