Area news briefs

Fire caused by ashes ST. MARYS – Burning ashes dumped in a cardboard drum have been identified as cause of a fire last Friday night that caused about $350,000 in damage at CamCo Diversified in St. Marys. Investigators from the Pa. State Police and Crystal Fire Department of St. Marys said the drum caught fire, igniting a nearby wall and […]

Youth air rifle program

Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) and Penn State Extension are sponsoring a 4-H air rifle program. Mike Rodich is the instructor. Youth will learn safe and responsible use of firearms, marksmanship, principles of hunting and archery, and more. The season is expected to start in early January at the Emporium Moose. Registration are available in the schools. More information […]

Corn for winter wildlife feeding

Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association will once again distribute corn for winter wildlife feeding. Supplies can be obtained on Saturdays beginning on Jan. 11. SSA has also announced its Children’s Christmas Party will be held at 11 am Saturday, Dec. 14. Registrations continue to arrive for the Feb. 14-16 Coyote Hunt. More information on club activities us available online at sinnemahoning-sportsmen.org or […]

Bounty on coyotes being considered

Wily coyotes are cropping up more frequently all across the region, despite an open hunting season. Some state lawmakers want to offer another incentive for humans – the coyote’s only effective predator – to kill the animals: a bounty. Pa. House Game and Fisheries members recently voted 21-3 in favor of a bill that would authorize the Game Commission to […]

Draw of nature creates lifelong memories

God didn’t create man to live inside. He instilled within us a need and desire for the wild. He created man to be a part of creation. Sometimes I cannot help but think of those who live every day of their life in the fast-paced hustle and bustle of the city and suburbs as a little less human. They have […]


‘Love Lights A Tree’ donors sought

Donations are once again being collected to remember and honor cancer victims and survivors as part of the annual “Love Lights a Tree” fundraiser in Cameron County. Donors adorn the lighted Christmas tree on Fourth Street in Emporium with memorials to cancer victims and survivors. A listing of honored and memorialized cancer victims will be posted. The tradition supports the […]


Improvements made to county website

More improvements have been made to the county website, aimed at making services more convenient for the public while improving efficiencies with the county government. Most recently, minutes from business meetings of the Potter County Board of Commissioners can be found on the site, available at pottercountypa.net (under Departments tab, click on Commissioners). The site also now contains quick links […]

County Commissioners attend conference

Potter County Commissioners Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover each took advantage of their trip to a state conference in Hershey to pursue some local initiatives. The occasion was the County Commissioners Association of Pa. Fall Conference, a combination of training and updates on county-related issues and networking opportunities. About 125 county officials from across the state attended. Commissioner Heimel reported […]