Tragic fire recalled with marker

Close to 100 people gathered at the Emporium Firehall to recall one of the worst tragedies in Cameron County history. The occasion was the dedication of a state historical marker commemorating the Pepper Hill fire. It was donated by the Pa. Historic and Museum Commission and has been placed by Elk State Forest managers along Rt. 872 in Grove Township, […]

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

November Madness is well underway. The rut, or mating season, for whitetails, is what many archery hunters wait for, hoping that love-crazed buck will come within shooting range before the season ends (Nov. 12 in most parts of Pa.). Breeding activity reaches its peak in mid-November, and most adult females have been bred by the end of December. Last year […]

News. Brief.

Shear celebrated Friends of Maxine Shear are encouraged to attend an open house in celebration of her 100th birthday on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 2-4 pm at the First United Presbyterian Church at North Main and Fourth Streets in Coudersport. Story Hour underway Coudersport Public Library is hosting Story Hour for children ages 3-5 at 10 am on Tuesdays, beginning […]

‘Festival of Lights’ Nov. 25

Coudersport Area Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for its annual Festival of Lights to usher in the Christmas season. A ceremony is scheduled for the evening of Friday, Nov. 25, at the courthouse square. Santa Claus will make his traditional arrival aboard a firetruck and meet with boys and girls at the gazebo. Cookies and hot chocolate will be […]


2.2 Charitable givers — Americans have varying opinions and attitudes about charitable giving. The average American donates 2.2 percent of his income to charity. Interestingly, the more a person makes the smaller percentage he gives. Overall, 72 percent of Americans give to charity; 74 percent of those wish they could give more. 8.2 All over the board — Some 8.2 […]

Stephanic wants new trial

Three years after he murdered his lover outside of a St. Marys factory, Michael Stephanic Jr. is asking the Pa. Supreme Court to order a new trial. He’s claiming that he was so intoxicated and enraged when he gunned down 48- year-old June Talmadge of Emporium that he has no memory of the event, but he was denied his right […]


Andrew Geoffrey Mahaley

A son, Andrew Geoffrey Mahaley, was born to Maureen and JW Mahaley of Coudersport on Oct. 22, 2016, at Cole Memorial Hospital. The little boy weighed 7 pounds, five ounces. Maternal grandparents are Brian and Julie McCusker of Coudersport. Maternal great-grandparents are Richard and May Buchanan of Coudersport and Ed and Susan McCusker of Lincoln University. Paternal grandparents are Geoff […]

Pastor’s house destroyed by fire

Friends have come to the assistance of Rev. Janis Yskamp, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church in Coudersport and All-Saints Episcopal Church in Brookland, after fire destroyed her family’s home in Tioga County on Tuesday. Firefighters from Mansfield were summoned to the Valley Road, Richmond Township, home at about 5:30 and found the structure to be fully engulfed in flames. The […]

Concerns about ATV impacts

One conservation organization in Potter County has concerns about proposals to establish more all-terrain vehicle trails on state forest land. In its 2016 third-quarter report, God’s Country Chapter of Trout Unlimited asked the statewide TU organization to investigate the potential environmental impact of increased ATV riding on public land and take a formal position on the issue. “Various sources have […]

Work capacity tests

Elk State Forest is holding work capacity tests on Nov. 8 and Nov. 15 at 8 am and 9 am. Anyone with interest in taking a test should call the district office in Emporium at 486-3353.