October 13, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Teen killer gets new day in court

Christopher Baker, now 42, appealing life sentence

More than a quartercentury since the shocking murder of a Coudersport woman on a sunny Saturday morning at her Ross Street home, and now her killer is pressing his case to be released from state prison. More...

‘Cameron County ‘Heart & Soul’ growing

Momentum continues to grow for the Cameron County Heart and Soul Project, a concerted effort to boost local communities that have been struggling with shrinking populations and economic opportunities.  More...

Ultra Trail Run steps off today

This year’s Sinnemahone Ultra Trail Run marks the end of one era and the beginning of another. More...

Viewpoints

Don’t pooh-pooh shale gas concerns

(Andy Dinniman of Chester County has served in the Pa. More...

Correspondence

Go solar, wind Dear editor: As we prepare for the November election, remember what’s at stake. Chief among my concerns is the growing threat posed by climate change, and the lack of federal support for renewable energy. More...

The Old Timer

According to the folks back in the Land of the Endless Mountains, this year’s fall foliage has been just so-so.  I sure do miss the cool, crisp autumn air and the sound of the courthouse clock chiming the hour.  Sound seems to travel More...

Community Life

Hiring disabled is win-win strategy

National Disability Employment Awareness Month was recognized by county leaders across the region, thanks to a concerted effort by Marsha Dippold of Dickinson Center Inc., a Ridgway-based regional mental health service provider.  More...

It’s Showtime for Riki Lindhome

A young woman with Potter County roots continues an acting and entertainment career that has made her a familiar face to millions. More...

New Sheetz plan in the works?

While a temporary emergency injunction is blocking Borough Council from selling a section of the Coudersport Arboretum to accommodate expansion of the Sheetz convenience store, rumors are swirling across the community that an alternative plan is in t More...

ATV use on the line

A meeting on the Northcentral Pa. ATV Initiative being pushed by the state legislature will be held at 10 am Monday, Oct. 15, at the Gunzburger Building in Coudersport. It’s being hosted by the Potter County Planning Department. More...

Teen sentencing is a complex issue

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Twenty states and the District of Columbia have banned life sentences without the possibility of parole for juveniles; in a handful of other states, no one is serving the sentence. More...

One person can make a difference

Who says one person can’t make a difference? A Potter County native whose life was touched in a personal way by the devastation of Hurricane Maria last September has, in turn, touched thousands of lives for the better. More...

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Employees at the Cameron County Courthouse have launched their annual Baskets of Hope campaign, a fundraiser to help local cancer victims. More...

First Fork Festival Saturday

This year’s First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park will include a special performance to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s state park system.  Van Wagner, a balladeer and colorful storyteller, will present a More...

Kord Kinney named assistant DA

Kord Kinney has been named assistant district attorney for Potter County. His hiring was announced by DA Andy Watson. He succeeds Rebecca Ross in the part-time position.  Kinney graduated from St. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

There was a time back in the ‘70s or ‘80s when the concept of the “slob hunter” was being circulated, describing the minority of those nimrods who showed no respect for other people’s property and felt no guilt tossing t More...

ELK WATCHER'S JOURNAL

One again— don’t feed elk

It has happened again – another citation to a landowner who, for whatever reasons, decided to put out artificial feed for an elk herd that is fully capable of fending for itself in the wild. More...

Students raise, release pheasants

Woodland Elementary School third-graders from Mrs. Wilson’s and Mr. Jones’ classes made their annual visit to the Andrews Farm for the final stage of the Pheasants in the Classroom project.  More...