County wants more HOME money

Cameron County is going back to the well for more federal funding to help low-income residents fix their homes. At this week’s meeting, the Board of Commissioners agreed to apply for more funds through the HOME program, following up on a $300,000 allotment in 2012. Community and Economic Development Director Cliff Clark said the grant is not a sure thing, […]

Senior Judge Leete assigned toPaterno lawsuit

Senior Judge John B. Leete from Potter County has been assigned to hear a lawsuit filed by the family of Penn State football coach Joe Paterno against the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The assignment was made by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ronald Castille. The suit, filed by the estate of the late coach and a group of former Penn State […]

Banners coming to business district

Sylvan Heritage Council is launching a campaign to post large banners along the Emporium business district honoring men and women with ties to Cameron County who served their country in the armed forces. Each banner will feature a black and white photograph of the individual and a summary of service. Sponsors are being sought. Starting next year, the banners will […]

Area news briefs

Fire at senior home CLEARFIELD – An assisted living home in Clearfi eld was heavily damaged by fire last Tuesday night, leaving 57 older citizens homeless. The residents were evacuated and taken to temporary living quarters. Officials believe a lightning strike probably caused the fire at Colonial Courtyard on Leonard Street. Individuals at the neighboring Clearfield County 911 Center discovered […]

Champion Orthopedics’ Nestor recertified

Dr. Kalliopi Nestor, physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist with Champion Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Cole Hospital, recently obtained re-certification from the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Nestor specializes in evaluation and treatment of patients with short- or long-term physical and/or cognitive impairments and disability that result from musculoskeletal conditions, neurological conditions or medical conditions. Prior to […]

Health care program for employers

Many employers are having difficulty understanding the particulars of new federal laws covering health insurance. Some of them will see their expenses rise to meet provisions of the Affordable Health Care Act when it takes effect in January 2014. One insurance and employee benefits advisor who has educated himself on the law’s complexities will share his knowledge on Aug. 7 […]


Numbers in the News

26In 1971, some 42 percent of American adults identifiedthemselves as Protestants. The figure is now 26 percent.The number of Catholics has dropped by 8 percent overthe same period.Meanwhile, the number who identify themselves as “religiously unaffiliated” has risen from 4 percent in 1971 to24 percent today. 355State and local police have been operating with beefedup patrols since last weekend to […]

Robot, science program starts this week

Penn State Extension is conducting a four-week program on robotics and science in the Coudersport, Genesee and Galeton public libraries. Youths will get the chance to build and program a robot and try their hand at hands-on science experiments. The program begins this week and is open to anyone ages 8 to 14 and is free. Times are Wednesdays from […]