August 12, 2017 RSS feed / News

Coudersport High School opens Aug. 23

First day of classes for the new school year in Coudersport is Wednesday, Aug. More...

Bringing broadband to Potter County

A historic expansion of high-speed internet service in sections of Potter County is in the cards for Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, according to reports presented at the organization’s annual meeting in Troy. More...

Heroin, guns confiscated in raid

Police say they found 350 bags of individual-dose heroin, other drugs and guns during a raid of an Elk County home last Monday.  According to the Pa. More...

Eye-opening view of drug epidemic

Roots of the national opioid epidemic, which has reared its ugly head in the most rural stretches of Pennsylvania, were traced during an eyeopening Emporium Rotary Club meeting last week. More...

Tax sale property list whittling down

Potter County Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) will be holding its annual “upset sale” at 10 am on Monday, Sept. 11, in the Gunzburger Building. More...

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Four members of Horse Feathers 4-H Club, riding horses from Stone Ridge, Genesee, qualified for Northcentral Pa. Region District VIII 4-H Horse Show being held Sept. 9-10 Centre Hall. More...

Linking schools with local jobs

A job training plan intended to stem the tide of the younger generation’s continued out-migration from the area was spelled out for Cameron County School Board members last week. More...

Grant for fire company

Goodyear Hose Company has received a $23,810 federal grant to pay for a compressor unit that will service its self-contained breathing apparatus.  Fire Chief Joe Cimino said Goodyear has been relying on other fire stations to fill the tanks. More...

Townwide Yard Sales Sept. 2

Coudersport’s Townwide Yard Sales return on Saturday, Sept. 2, with dozens of vendors already registered.  Bargain-hunters can plan their visits to yard, porch and garage sales with a map that that will be available no later than Aug. More...

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Karina West (left) was crowned Potter County Fair queen last week and will represent the county at statewide competition in January. More...

Family Fun Fair Saturday

Potter County Family Fun Fair celebrates its 12th anniversary on Saturday, Aug. 12, from 11 to 2 at the Potter County Fairgrounds in Millport. Children of all ages, along with their parents and grandparents, are welcome. More...

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Dozens of charitable donations, combined with active volunteerism in the community and loyal support for veterans, earned American Legion Post 192 a special honor during the Pennsylvania American Legion Annual Convention in Harrisburg. More...

NUMBERS IN THE NEWS

37— Drug epidemic worsening There was a 37-percent increase in drug-related overdose deaths among Pennsylvanians in 2016, according to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The figure was 4,642 fatalities, an average of 13 per day. More...

News. Brief.

Teachers visit workplaces As part of a three-day “Educator in the Workplace” experience, a number of local companies hosted teachers from school districts in Cameron, Potter, Elk and McKean counties. More...

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Retailers in many Potter County communities will be eligible to obtain financial support for sprucing up their storefronts under a mini-grant program being administered by an affiliate of the Potter County Redevelopment Authority. More...

Potter County officials continue road trips

A series of regional meetings by representatives of the Potter County government to assist township and borough leaders continues later this month with stops at Austin and Eulalia Township.  More...

Funds for Galeton

Galeton Borough has been approved for a $50,000 road improvement project by the Potter County Conservation District. Funds will be used to improve First Street, between Railroad Avenue and Third Street. More...