December 8, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Police shooting ruled ‘justified’

A a Port Allegany n investigation found that the fatal shooting of man by a state trooper in August was justified.  More...

‘Trial of Al Capone’ added to festival

Schedule of events and activities is growing for the second annual “Eliot Ness Fest: Touched by the Untouchable” scheduled for the July 19-21 weekend in Coudersport, Pa.  More...

Christmas in the wilds underway

Christmas in the Wilds continues in downtown Emporium.  Breakfast with Santa returns from 9 to 11 at the Emporium Firehall. More...

Viewpoints

Time to rethink Christmas

Many children look forward to the gifts they receive each year at Christmas.  Yet some have fallen victim to the holiday’s hyper-commercialism and an expectation to be materially pleased. More...

The Old Timer

With the high cost of stamps, I am sending as many email Christmas greetings as I can. More...

Correspondence

Behind Bars   Dear editor:  Truman Capote’s classic work, “In Cold Blood,” describes the 1959 murder of the Clutter family by two hardened criminals. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

It was the first day of buck season -- now clunkily referred to as “deer rifle season.” After setting the alarm for 5 am, we rose to a dark and dreary sky. More...

Elk Watchers Journal

Will PGC change elk season?

It will be interesting to see how the Pa. Game Commission responds to recommendations that it drastically revise the elk-hunting season, starting as early as next fall.  More...

‘Women in the Wilds’ event set for February

Sinnemahoning State Park is accepting registrations its next Winter Women in the Wilds Weekend, slated Feb. More...

Obituaries

LuAnn Reed

Lucille Ann “LuAnn” Reed, 59, of Emporium, died Nov. 30, 2018 at UPMC-Presbyterian, Pittsburgh.  She was born July 16, 1959 in St. Marys, a daughter of L. Maxwell and Sharon Ramarge Narby. On May 17, 1980, in St. More...

Alma M. Bailey

Alma M. Bailey, 70, of Emporium, died Dec. 1, 2018, in her home. Born in Port Allegany, she was the daughter of Clarence and Nina Mead Taylor. She was married to Harold Bailey, who died in 2002. More...

Donovan W. McLaughlin

Donovan W. McLaughlin, 81, Keating Summit, died Dec. 1, 2018, in UPMC Cole. He was born in Minnehaha Springs, W. Va., a son of William T. and Sylvia Dillie McLaughlin. In 1960, he married Mary L. McLeod. More...

Bad news for Mid-Cameron Authority

A judge denied Mid-Cameron Authority’s request for relief in a civil lawsuit it lost in April, resulting in a decision that will cost the wastewater treatment authority an additional $400,000. More...

Redemption: Zito buying ‘Ops Building’

A nother chapter is about to be written in the twodecade old history of the most prominent and opulent building in Potter County. More...

‘Specialty Courts’ prove their worth

Potter County’s John B. More...

Tax hike will help ambulance service

Coudersport Borough Council has approved a preliminary 2019 operating budget that carves out a portion of real estate tax revenue to support the local ambulance service. At their November meeting, Council members okayed a one-mill tax increase. More...

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Members of the Leadership Cameron/Elk Counties class received a crash course on the importance of clear communication during a recent field trip. More...

‘Stop the Bleed’ training Thursday

The only thing more tragic than a death from bleeding is a death that could have been prevented if anyone knew how to save the victim’s life. More...

‘Wreaths Across America’ next weekend

More than 900 Potter County military veterans’ service will be honored with large, vibrant wreaths placed on their graves Saturday, Dec. 15, as part of a national campaign that traces its roots to Arlington National Cemetery. More...

Community Life

To Wed In February

Courtney L. Straub & Brian D. McCorkle

Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Straub and Mr. and Mrs. Terrance McCorkle are pleased to announce the engagement of their children, Courtney Louise and Brian David.  A Feb. 16, 2019, wedding is planned at St. Mark Catholic Church in Emporium.  More...

Erway rolls forward with Potter book tour

County native Paul Erway celebrated the first anniversary of his book’s publication with an appearance at the prestigious Kentucky Book Fair. It was just the latest in a series of promotional and signing appearances since More...

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Potter County Conservation District (PCCD) was a partner in last weekend’s annual “Ag-stravaganza” in Wellsville, N.Y. More...