Area news briefs

Changes at hospital ST. MARYS — Directors of Penn Highlands Elk in St. Marys are seeking designation as a Critical Access Hospital, part of an effort to stabilize finances through changes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements. Penn Highlands Elk has experienced operating losses in four of the last five fiscal years totaling 3.2 million. This is due, in large part, […]

Chamber singers coming

Clarion University Chamber Singers will perform a free concert at 7:30 pm on Thursday, April 23, at Christ Episcopal Church in Coudersport. Selections will range from Renaissance madrigals and jazz, to oldies, spirituals and pop. Those attending are encouraged to stay for light refreshments after the show.

Town clean-up planned

Clean Up Cameron County Day is set for Saturday, April 25, starting at 8 am. Once again, members of the Emporium Volunteer Fire Department, Girl Scouts, Hometown Mentors, Rotary, Sylvan Heritage Council and Emporium Borough will be joined by volunteers to pick up litter, clean vacant store windows, and work on other projects. Groups or individuals wishing to volunteer their […]

Women’s seminar slated

First Baptist Church of Galeton will host a women’s gathering on Friday, April 24, with Damaris Carbaugh in concert from 7 to 8:30 pm, and on Saturday, April 25, with a seminar for girls and women age 16 and up from 8:45 am to 2:30 pm. Tickets are $10 and lunch is provided. Registrations are being taken online at fbcgaleton.org.

State forest tour planned May 3

Susquehannock State Forest will be hosting its annual forest management/ habitat tour on Sunday, May 3 starting at 9:30 am at the Galeton School. Tour will conclude at 2:30 pm. Representatives from DCNR (Bureau of Forestry), Pa. Fish and Boat Commission, Black Forest Conservation Association, North Central Forest Landowners Association, SFI Game of Logging National Champion and the Pa. Game […]


Women’s Center off to good start

Potter County’s innovative Women’s Residential Rehabilitation Center in the former Northern Tier Children’s Home now has five residents – and growing. Commissioner Doug Morley presented an update on the project at Thursday’s meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners. Women who are court-ordered to the Harrison Valley facility will receive comprehensive services designed to reduce their chances of reoffending. […]

Rotary Club


County investing in recreation

A portion of the money Cameron County gets from the state’s “impact fee” on shale gas drilling is going to help pay for improvements on another section of the West Creek Recreation Trail. Commissioners Phil Jones, Glen Fiebig and Jim Thomas recently agreed to tap the fund for $15,000 to help trail managers pay for engineering services and environmental clearances […]