2008-08-09

ENERGY COMPANIES ZERO-IN ON REGION



Changes in the economics of the energy industry have prompted several big players to zero-in on Potter and Cameron counties for use of the region’s abundant natural resources. Many property owners are anxious to cash in on the situation, while state regulators and local government leaders grow increasingly concerned about the impact of these dramatic changes on the environment. Each […]

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GKN SCALING BACK LOCALLY

COMPANY'S 'PLANT TWO' UP FOR SALE

Emporium has become a community on edge as one of the region’s leading employers, GKN Sinter Metals, continues to trim its work force in response to changing economic conditions. Company leaders said this week that, as of Monday, 45 jobs had been eliminated or restructured and one of the Emporium properties, Plant No. 2 on Barton Street, is up for […]

COUDERSPORT CONSIDERED FOR TRANSPORTATION INSTITUTE



Coudersport is being considered as a site for a college-type institution where commercial drivers, diesel mechanics and other students interested in the transportation industry would attend classes through a public-private partnership. Lock Haven University, in collaboration with Mansfield University, recently tabbed Coudersport native Todd Brown as coordinator of the Transportation and Logistics Institute. Funds have been provided by the Pa. […]

JUDGE: EMA BUILDING LEGAL

Mockinbird Lane variance upheld

A visiting judge has turned down a civil suit filed by four residents of Mockingbird Lane who oppose the construction of a new emergency operations center along Rt. 872 in Coudersport Borough. Attorney Paul Malizia of Emporium filed the appeal in Potter County Court in response to a split vote by the Coudersport Borough Zoning Hearing Board to grant a […]

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SCHOOL PROJECTS ON SCHEDULE



Coudersport Area School District will open the new school year with about $9 million in changes, but no expected delays. The two-part elementary school project should be completed by the time students climb off the buses on Aug. 25. The administrative section also will be done in time for school, according to Mitch DeLong, who has overseen the construction as […]

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WEEKEND IN THE WILDS AUG. 15-17



Emporium will be buzzing with activity during Weekend in the Wilds. In just its second year, this event is growing in popularity as a summertime community celebration with the potential to attract tourists who are lured by the state’s “Pennsylvania Wilds” marketing campaign. Cameron County Chamber of Commerce has activities lined up for Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16. Local restaurants […]

Taxes unpaid on Rigas properties



Many local governments in Potter County got a wake-up call this week when the county’s Tax Claim Bureau (TCB) released a list of those properties slated to go up for auction due to non-payment of taxes. Taxes to the county, school districts and townships are overdue on dozens of parcels owned by the Rigas family and/or Wending Creek Farms. Unless […]