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Per capita income level among state’s lowest

Slowly but surely, unemployment rates in northcentral Pennsylvania – once in double digits – have fallen to the point where they’re in line with statewide and national figures. Per-capita incomes in Cameron and Potter counties remain among the state’s lowest, but at least low-paying jobs are available for those who are willing and able to work. Pa. Dept. of Labor […]

Local flu cases documented

Flu is back in the region and the spread of the virus is expected to peak sometime around mid-January. Entering the month, there were 17 documented cases in Potter County and just one in Cameron County. Statistics are flawed because many victims do not seek medical attention. Officials at Cole Memorial Hospital are reminding residents of steps they can take […]

Union talks at school district

Contract negotiations with two labor unions representing teachers and support staff in the Cameron County School District are about to begin at the same time the district’s financial stability and student enrollment are slipping. This week, the School Board assembled its negotiating teams. Both will be chaired by board president Paul Abriatis. He’ll be joined by Sandy Shields and Dave […]

More charges coming in teacher case

Students involved in lewd photos case face charges also

Additional charges are expected to be filed against a Cameron County School District substitute teacher who allegedly purchased indecent photos of underage girls, some of whom were his own students. District Attorney Paul Malizia confirmed that John Serianni will face additional charges. Students involved in the case are also expected to be charged, Malizia said. In November, state police charged […]

School audit prompts talk of faculty cuts

Cameron County School District continues to dip into its cash reserves to cover rising expenses. Auditor David DiTanna laid out the numbers at the School Board workshop this week, prompting one board member to suggest that faculty cuts may be needed to reverse the trend. A revenue shortfall of about $540,000, coupled with unanticipated – and unbudgeted – expenses of […]

Local drug death being watched

Man alleged to have sold lethal dose of heroin faces prison

A Potter County man accused of selling the heroin that killed his customer is facing serious criminal charges in a case that’s being widely watched. Jonathan M. Proctor, 27, of Galeton, could be sentenced to 40 years in prison if convicted in the Oct. 26, 2012, death of 20-year-old Daniel Lowe of Sunderlinville. Lowe ingested a lethal dose of heroin […]

Lakeview fire will remain a mystery

A state police fire marshal said the cause of a fire that destroyed the New Lakeview Motel on Rt. 872 near Sinnemahoning State Park will likely never be known. Cpl. Nick Laffredo said no evidence remained to pinpoint the origin of the blaze. He added that there’s no reason to believe that the fire was set. Little remains of the […]

Vintage Snow Fest on tap

Potter County Snowmobile Club has scheduled its third annual Vintage Snow Fest and Races, featuring snowmobiles manufactured in 1983 or earlier, for the Jan. 16-18 weekend. Success of the event will depend on snow conditions. Last year’s festival was a tough act to follow. Turnout at the PCSC clubhouse on North Hollow Road was excellent and track conditions on the […]