‘Creation’ music festival eyeing Potter County

There’s a move afoot to establish Potter County as a potential site for “Creation,” the nation’s largest Christian music festival. Larry and Diana Hinrichsen are spearheading the plan, drawing support from local leaders and state lawmakers to turn a long-shot dream into a reality. “People are skeptical,” Larry Hinrichsen conceded. “But then, when they think about the implications of drawing […]

Through An ‘Old Timer’s’ Eyes

This week I was recipient of some free tickets to a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game. PNC Park is a great place to watch a game. We sat behind home plate and the view was outstanding. The Dodgers pitcher, Derek Lowe, had a no-hitter going into the seventh inning, but even the lackluster Pirates bats were able to spoil that. Even […]

Strategic Planning: What Next?

(David Acker this week left his position as chief executive officer at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. He starts work next week in a similar capacity at a hospital in Potsdam, N.Y., Part of his legacy is a strategic planning process that Acker explains here.) In the nearly 40 years since Charles Cole Memorial Hospital opened its doors in the current […]

We’ve got mail!

Local taxation in Pennsylvania still needs to be addressed. Pennsylvania has 55 freshman legislators. This is a great opportunity to advance new ideas to meet the longstanding challenge of property tax reform. There are many knowledgeable and dedicated professionals willing to help them make Pennsylvania a state where people want to live and work. David A. Caplan Lafayette Hill Hurricane […]

School tax plan: miserable failure

To the editor: The Pennsylvania legislature’s attempt at property tax reform failed miserably, unofficially passing in only nine of 498 school districts that had the referendum on the ballot. Many school districts took a stand against Act 1, for several reasons. An earned or personal income tax is much more difficult to collect, especially when it is a new tax, […]


Twins were born Tuesday (May 29, 2007) to Luke Hostetlar and Courtney Danner of Emporium. The little boy, who was named Kaden Allen Hostetlar, weighed six pounds, four ounces. His sister, Kaylee Marie Hostetlar, weighed five pounds, 14 ounces. Grandparents are Pam and Ed Hand, William Hostetlar and Diane Rutz and Rick and Dee Danner. Great-grandparents are James Boyer, Louise […]

Cameron, Potter ‘Relays’ nearing

Cameron and Potter counties will each hold its annual “Relay for Life” fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society (ACS) next Friday and Saturday. The emphasis is to celebrate survival, to remember loved ones, and to raise money for cancer research and patient services. In Emporium, activities will be based at the Cameron County High School athletic facility from 3:00 p.m. […]

Blood drive Thursday: need critical

American Red Cross volunteers are putting out a special call for donors during the next blood drive, which will be held in Emporium on Thursday, June 14, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the VFW Club, 427 E. Third St. As an incentive, the Red Cross will give each donor a NASCAR-themed T-shirt. At the same time blood supplies […]

Teachers present student awards

Teachers in the Cameron County Area School District recently presented awards to students who maintained perfect attendance during the 2007-07 school year. Each student received a U.S. Savings Bond, as follows: Dalton Mackie, Melina Patton, Alyvia McKimm, Sydnee Shupe, Ryan Clark, Ariel Kotula, Jared Whiting, Dalton Lupro, Paige Newhouse, student awards Ravon Foltz, Brock Foltz, Michael Slusarick, Jamie Moore, Ruth […]

Thank you

I want to thank all my family, relatives, friends, neighbors and all who attended my party, gave gifts, cards, phone calls or wished me well on my 80th birthday. God bless you all, Bruno Carnovale