Area news briefs

Fugitives nabbed CLEARFIELD – Three of the four occupants a in car stopped by police in Clearfield last week were taken into custody when a database search confirmed they were fugitives from justice on three unrelated cases. Borough Police pulled over the car on a traffic violation and detected the odor of marijuana. Driver Joshua Dillon of Philipsburg was found […]

Flood control issues in Emporium

Emporium Borough is seeking financial help from the state to repair and maintain the Oak Street Flood Protection Project and the borough’s 8,000-foot levee along the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek. The section runs all the way from behind Woodland Elementary School to the caboose on Emporium’s east end. At this month’s Borough Council meeting, Borough Manager Don Reed said […]

New executive at Cole Hospital

Cole Memorial Hospital has named Timothy Brown as executive director of professional services. Brown has been serving the Upper Allegheny Health System, parent company of Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean (N.Y.) General Hospital, and brings experience as an administrator of clinical ancillary services. He was previously director of imaging services at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y., after […]


Jones seeking re-election

Cameron County Commissioner Phil Jones is seeking a third four-year term, running for one of two Democratic nominations to be decided in the May 19 Primary Election. Jones said he is running largely on the board’s record and a slate of unfinished business, particularly when it comes to long-term steps being taken to rebuild the economy, attract new residents and […]

Baseball, softball sign-ups

Youth baseball and softball registration is underway in Coudersport. Cost is as follows: tee ball, ages 4-7 or pre-K to second grade, $30 for one child or $40 for multiple children from same family; baseball and softball, $40 for one child or $55 for multiple children from same family. More information is available from Trevor Saulter at 814-203-1430.

Eight candidates for police chief

Eight candidates will be interviewed for the vacant Emporium Borough police chief position by mid- March. Randy Frey, chairman of the Borough Council personnel committee, presented an update at this month’s meeting. The new chief will succeed Matt Siple, who resigned last year under mysterious circumstances that borough officials refuse to discuss. In a related note, Council recognized police officer […]


‘Treasure’ Lake $1,200 — Property owners at the Treasure Lake private residential and recreational community near DuBois are going to be paying much higher fees this year. Directors have proposed an increase of more than 25 percent to a new total of $1,200 per lot, up from the current $860. A portion of the increase is a $20 monthly fee […]

Prothonotary seeks second term

Kathy Schroeder is a candidate for election to a second term as Potter County Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts, seeking the Republican nomination in the May 19 Primary Election. “I believe this position requires a full commitment and having a good working relationship with the court system,” Schroeder said. “I have devoted full-time, hands-on attention to my office throughout the […]

Local scholarships available

Community Foundation of Northcentral Pa. and the Elk Community Foundation have distributed all post-secondary or vocational school scholarship applications to several high school guidance departments. Several scholarships with varying eligibility criteria are administered by the foundations, including the Charles McCloskey Memorial Scholarship at Austin Area School. More information is available at the website, elkcountyfoundation.com, from high school guidance counselors, or […]