January 19, 2019 RSS feed / Front Page

Life lessons woven into art classes

LifeStudentslessons life lessons at the same they support a worthy community charity. It all comes to fruition on Wednesday, Feb. 27, when the public is being asked to reinforce those lessons. More...

New head at UPMC Cole

of speculation about the impending departure of UPMC Cole president and chief executive officer Ed Pitchford were put to rest last week with an announcement from the health care giant’s corporate headquarters. More...

Comprehensive plan meeting Wednesday

Citizens have a rare opportunity to help plot the region’s future by sharing their views as part of the first-ever Northern Pennsylvania Tri-County Comprehensive Plan. More...

Viewpoints

Let’s take the high road

(Alan Jennings is executive director of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley.)   And, so, another new year has begun. I’m guessing that most of us are more than a little scared of what might be in store.  More...

The Old Timer

Today my mind was wandering back to P. O. D. class at good old Elizabeth High School. You had to have a passing grade in Problems of Democracy to graduate. More...

Correspondence

Save The Bay Dear editor: On Jan. 7, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF) announced that the “state of the bay” report card had slipped to D-plus. More...

Outdoors

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

I’ll start out with some “hard news,” as they say in the newspaper business. The Pa. Game Commission is considering a proposal to open the deer-hunting season on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, rather than its usual Monday opener. More...

INSIDE THE OUTDOORS

Deer’s demise traced to bobcat

During bear season, some of the crew I hunt with stumbled across a recently killed deer in a large boulder field down in a steep hollow. It was a button buck, this past year’s fawn, but was nearly the size of a full-grown doe. More...

Bear attack prompts warnings

A Lycoming County woman is recovering from multiple injuries after she was attacked by a black bear three weeks ago near her Muncy area home.  According to officials from the Pa. More...

Historic school building sold

landmark building in a town with a storied history has been sold. Cameron County School Board last week accepted the lone bid for the Driftwood School, submitted by Scott Yandric with an offer of $7,651. More...

Tri-County moves forward with high speed broadband plan

County Rural Electric Cooperative has selected an engineering and project management firm for its new $77 million high-speed internet service. More...

Potter Country farm preserved

across Pennsylvania face mounting pressure to sell their acreage for real estate development or other non-agricultural uses. The loss of a farm often creates a ripple effect with economic, environmental and social consequences. More...

Judge Masson retires

Voters in Cameron and Elk counties will elect a new judge this year, following the quiet retirement of President Judge Richard A. Masson on Dec. 31. Masson will continue to serve statewide as a senior judge, assigned by the Pennsylvania Supreme More...

News

Galeton Library fundraising gala

Galeton Public Library is planning a fundraising gala from 8 to midnight on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Raymond Richar VFW Post 6611.  Music for the semi-formal gala with dancing will be provided by Full Axxes. More...

Photo

A fast-spreading fire destroyed a Sharon Township home and its contents last Wednesday evening. Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Dept. Chief Doug Estes said the blaze was accidental in origin. More...

Manor upgrades coming along

An expansion and renovation project continues at Sweden Valley Manor, a 34-year-old care home and rehabilitation center located just outside Coudersport’s eastern border along Rt. 6. More...

Obituaries

Richard Earl Durst

Richard Earl Durst, 73, of Coudersport, passed away with his loving family by his side on Jan. 3, 2019, in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a short battle with acute myeloid leukemia with complications.  More...

Jerome J. Eckert

Jerome J. “Jerry” Eckert, 87, of Galeton, died Jan. 10, 2019 in his home. Born in St. Marys, he was the son of Ferdinand and Sara Wolfe Eckert. In 1955, he married Constance L. Weber, who died in 2013. A U.S. More...

Jerry L. Rexford

Jerry Lee Rexford, 86, formerly of Coudersport, died Jan. 9, 2019, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home. He was born in Cherry Creek, N.Y., to Marion Steward Rexford and Kenneth Rexford. More...