January 9, 2010 RSS feed / News

Peet Farm added to preservation program

Prime agricultural land protected from development

Almost 200 acres of prime agricultural property in Hebron Township has been added to the Potter County Farmland Preservation Program.   More...

Bids due Tues. on state forest gas leases

Thousands of acres open to driling

Bids are due on Tuesday as energy companies compete for the right to cash in on rich natural gas deposits located deep underground on state forest land in Potter and Cameron counties. More...

Camp burglars awaiting trial

A move is underway to consolidate legal proceedings in the dozens of criminal charges pending against three suspects in upwards of 50 burglaries taking place in Potter, Cameron, Clinton and Tioga counties.   More...

NEAT NUMERALS

These numbers are in the news.

133M   More than seven years after Adelphia Communications Corp. plunged into bankruptcy, what’s left of the company has taken a major step toward finally closing the books.   More...

Outdoor furnace hearing Wed.

Turnout is expected to be good for a public hearing in Coudersport next week on a controversial proposal for state regulation of outside wood-burning furnaces.   More...

Not guilty of identity theft

A Cameron County woman, Brucetta Robison, was found not guilty of the crime of identity theft during a jury trial in Cameron County Court.   She was alleged to have stolen a credit card from Paul Powell Sr. More...

Benefit for Dubots family rescheduled

A new date for the spaghetti dinner to benefit the Joe Dubots family has been announced. Well-wishers will hold the benefit on Sunday, Jan. 17, starting at 11 am at American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport. More...

Ski Denton, Scarnati working on lift issues

While Ski Denton is marking its 50th anniversary this year, the final days of 2009 brought bad news for the resort’s operators and their patrons. More...

Local ‘Natural Gas Expo’ being planned

Businesses seeking to capitalize on the natural gas rush, adults seeking employment options with the industry and students investigating career fields are the three target audiences for the Natural Gas Expo to be held in Coudersport March 17-18. More...

Nine interviewed for police chief job

Nine individuals will be interviewed for the vacant chief of police position in Emporium Borough. More...

Updegraff named bank CEO

Long-time bank executive Charles H. Updegraff Jr. of Coudersport has been named chairman, president and chief executive officer of Citizens and Northern Corp. He succeeds Craig G. Litchfield, who has retired after more than 37 years of service. More...

Snowmobiling events begin this weekend with ‘Rodeo’

While the snow that blankets northcentral Pennsylvania isn’t particularly deep, there’s just enough for snowmobilers to enjoy their sport, with activities kicking into high gear at this weekend’s Rodeo in the Snow.   More...

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Staff of Helpmates Hospice drew the name of Gloria Udarbe (right) of Ridgway as winner of this year’s afghan, in observance of National Hospice and Home Care Month. More...

Festival of Lights winners

Winners of the Christmas tree decorating con- test held as part of the Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce Festival of Lights have been announced. More...

Brown Completes initial pilot training

Lieutenant Grant Brown, a member of the 148th Fighter Wing, Minnesota Air National Guard, graduated from initial qualification pilot training for the F-16 fighter aircraft at Luke Air Force Base in Phoenix, Ariz.   More...

Water authority approves rate hike

Coudersport Borough residents will see a water rate increase in their next bill. During their Dec. 17 meeting, Coudersport Borough Authority members approved a five percent increase, effective in December. More...

Cameron County real estate transactions

Real estate transactions recently filed with the Cameron County Recorder of Deeds:   • Dec. 11, Delia Ann Wheaton to Paul J. Wheaton, Shippen Township, $0; Thomas H. More...

Cole Hospital offering wellness classes

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital Wellness Center is offering a variety of classes.   Silver Sneakers, a beginner’s class featuring cardio, weights, exercise rope, small ball and stretching, meets from 9-10 am Tuesdays and Thursdays.   More...

CCHS students in business competition

Member of the Cameron County High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America recently competed in a business skills competition involving nine Pennsylvania chapters. Nine students qualified for statewide competition at Hershey in April. More...

Jakob’s Hollow performs Saturday

Jakob’s Hollow Band will present selections from the band’s popular CD, “The Legend of Bobby the Kid,” during a coffeehouse-style performance on Saturday (today) at Olga’s Café in downtown Coudersport, starting at 7:30 More...

Circus coming to town January 19

Coudersport High School Student Council will host an appearance by Billy Martin’s Cole Circus All-Stars on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at the high school gym. The show starts at 7 pm. Proceeds will be used to support school and student projects. More...

Coudersport boro will condemn properties

Rights-of-ways needed for bridge projects

Coudersport Borough has begun condemnation proceedings on two properties to secure rights-of-way and keep the Fourth and Seventh Street Bridge projects on track for completion next year.   During a special meeting on Dec. More...

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Michael Pilato (right), founder and executive director of the Public Art Academy, presented a program on his works at a recent Emporium Rotary meeting. More...

‘To Fill A Backpack’ plans major fund-raiser

A major fund-raiser for the “To Fill A Backpack” is tentatively scheduled for May 15.   It’s a walk/bike/skate event, complete with prizes, water stations and other features on a course to be determined. More...

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“There really is a Santa Claus!” was Judy Leonard’s reaction when she learned that she was the winner of a 32-inch Philips flat screen television. More...

Coudresport pool project loses grant funding

Block grant money headed elsewhere

Potter County offi- cials are steering federal funds toward projects in Coudersport, Galeton and Ulysses. Losers in the process – at least temporarily -- are the Coudersport Community Swimming Pool and the Roulette Township Water Company. More...

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St. Mark Community Day Care in Emporium held its first Christmas fund-raising raffle. Grand prize of $1,000 was won by Kay Ann Andrews, who donated the winnings to a local cause. More...

Antique Appraisal Fair Jan. 16 in Coudersport

Collectors of antiques or those who just have a couple interesting pieces in the cupboard or attic are invited to attend the Coudersport Rotary’s first Antique Appraisal Fair, scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 16 from 10 am to 3 pm at St. More...

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Austin Boy Scout Troop 524 demonstrated the spirit of Christmas by donating dinner materials to be distributed to needy families by Austin United Methodist Church volunteers. More...

Fire damages garage

Fire caused about $20,000 damage to a Shippen Township property early last Saturday morning.   Emporium volunteer firefighters were summoned to the residents of Matthew Zoschg Jr. More...

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Participants in Play Group at the Family Center in Emporium ushered in the new year with noisemakers they created and decorated. Play Group meets every Tuesday morning from 10 to 11:45. More...

State police beat: man innocent, lying woman not

False accusations   Charges have been dismissed for an Austin man who was jailed last month and the woman who made the allegations is now being cited. More...

Weight limit on bridge

PennDOT has posted weight limits on the Driftwood Branch bridge, located on Straight Creek Road (Rt. 4004) in Shippen Township. Limit is 26 tons for single vehicles and 31 tons for combination vehicles. More...

Pet food pantry open

Cameron County SPCA is operating dog and car food pantry in cooperation with the Free Methodist Church and Country Blessings. More...

Prescriptioin drugs, debit card stolen

Another drug theft   Another incident of burglary and theft of prescription drugs remains under investigation by state police from the Emporium barracks. More...

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A volunteer organization at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital recently made deliveries to several organizations helping those in need. More...

Square dances begin at Central Grange

Odin Grange has closed down for the winter, but Saturday night square dances will continue for a few months at Central Grange in Sweden Valley.   More...

Sullivan makes Brig General rank

Former Potter County resident Col. Frank J. Sullivan, was promoted to Brigadier General in a ceremony this week at the Fort Indiantown Gap Community Club, Annville.   More...

Band Boosters plan spaghetti dinner

Cameron County High School Music Boosters will meet on Monday at 7 pm   in the band room at the high school. All members and other parents of musicians and band front members are encouraged to attend.   More...

Senior Center offering dinner

Emporium Senior Center will be serving a pork and sauerkraut dinner, open to all, on Saturday, Jan. 16, from 4-6 pm. Donation is $5.00. More...