Nearly two dozen Cameron County School District students in grades 5 through 12 participated in a National Archery in the Schools competition at Woodland Elementary. The sport introduces participants to the lifelong sport of archery by combining physical activity with hand-eye coordination. Event organizer and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activity (CCOYA) director Don Bickford thanked instructors Nick Keller and Ben […]

Driving tours of local history

Potter County Historical Society has released a new guide that offers six options for those who wish to explore the county’s roots. It’s designed as a tool to deepen local residents’ appreciation of their heritage and assist tourists who are looking for interesting adventures, according to society president David Castano. Copies of the 80-page booklet are available at the PCHS […]

Sentenced for sexual assault

An Emporium man who sexually assaulted a teenage girl during the summer of 2015 was sentenced for his actions. Matthew Kriner, 27, received 10 to 24 months less one day in a county jail on charges of unlawful contact with a minor, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault and corruption of a minor. He was also placed on […]

Lumber Museum event

Pa. Lumber Museum in Potter County has scheduled its annual Community Day for May 6, in conjunction with the Potter Tioga Maple Festival. From 10 am to 4 pm, visitors can visit the museum for free and learn more about community organizations and agencies, volunteer opportunities and the museum itself. There will be demonstrations of blacksmithing and other historic trades […]


66 Best in the world! — Nobody can touch the world stone-skipping record set by Cameron County’s Kurt Steiner in 2013. During a competition at Red Bridge in the Allegheny National Forest, Steiner launched a stone that didn’t sink until it skipped 66 times across the water’s surface. That topped the previous certified world record by a single skip. Last […]

Sentenced in 2015 double-fatal crash

Nineteen months after an early-evening fatal car crash in the southern Potter County village of Wharton, 32-yearold Derrick M. Gleason was sentenced to a lengthy term in state prison and other sanctions. Gleason was speeding on Rt. 872 when the car he was driving crashed on Sept. 18, 2015, killing passengers Jessica McKay, 34, of Port Allegany and Colleen Ackley-Churchill, […]

News. Brief.

Rabies clinics coming up A series of reduced-price rabies clinics has been announced by Penn State Extension, in cooperation with Dr. Lindsay Schwartzmeyer of the Potter County Veterinary Clinic. Each Saturday clinic runs from 1-4 pm. Schedule is as follows: May 13, courthouse square gazebo; June 10, Collins Park gazebo in Galeton; Aug. 26, Tri-Town Firehall, Ulysses; Sept. 26, Shinglehouse […]

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

Now that fishing season has kicked into gear, it is the spring gobbler opener on April 29 that becomes the talk of the town, fields, and woodlands. There appear to be plenty of toms out there, strutting and fanning their tails in hopes of impressing the girls. There’s another significant Saturday sandwiched between the trout and spring gobbler openers – […]


Antlers: one of nature’s marvels

Some deer hunters are more than a little obsessed with antlers. Nothing will send adrenaline faster into our system than seeing a buck with a large rack. It is an impressive sight. Equally impressive is the physiology behind antlers. Antlers are the fastest-growing tissue in the animal kingdom. Deer and elk grow this tremendous head gear in a matter of […]

‘Pork & Cork’

Plans are coming together for the 2nd annual Sylvan Heritage Council Pork & Cork fundraiser on Saturday, June 17 at Andrews Farm in Emporium. Cost is $30, which includes sampling of home brews and local wines, dinner and live music. Tickets are available from Sylvan Heritage Council members.