Man charged in bank robbery

A Westfield resident was jailed in lieu of bail after being nabbed in connection to a bank robbery last week. Jared S. Pierce, 29, was charged with two counts of robbery, theft, and receiving stolen property. Westfield Borough Police Department, acting on a tip, identified Pierce as the prime suspect. They obtained a search warrant and were joined by Galeton […]

Wolf Tracks

Outdoor Columnist

Despite a relatively cold winter, it’s inevitable that the dreaded “deer ticks” that can spread Lyme disease to humans will return in force when the weather warms. Not long ago, Joyce Sakamoto, a Penn State University research associate in entomology, wanted to see for herself whether freezing temperatures have taken a toll on the state’s tick population. “When temperatures topped […]

News. Brief.

Parade of Stars Saturday Another Parade of Stars amateur talent show will be held at 7 pm Saturday, Feb. 24, at the Cameron County High School auditorium. Proceeds will go to the Cameron County Fair Scholarship Fund. Help for small businesses Clarion University Small Business Development Center now offers regular office hours in Cameron and Potter counties to provide business […]


73— Across the great divide Few political issues are as divisive as gun control. A poll of Americans showed that 73 percent of registered Democrats believe that the federal government does not do enough to regulate guns. When the same question was posed to Republicans, 25 percent agreed. “That polarization reflects a deep cultural divide,” said one of the researchers. […]

Austin School hires business manager

Austin Area School District has hired Pamela Terrette as its new business manager, replacing Peggy Derr, who to retired April 1 after 18 years of service. Board members this month approved her hiring and a starting salary of $49,700. Terrette received bachelor’s degrees in accounting and business management from the University of Pittsburgh. She is also certified public accountant. She […]

JKLM Donates to Boys and Girls Club

JKLM Energy recently made $1,000 donations to support two local service organizations. Here, JKLM’s Kelly Seward (center) presents a check to administrator Sherry Page and board president George Dubots for the Potter County Boys and Girls Club. A separate donation was made to the Coudersport Area Soccer Association.    

Senior center hosting free tax/rent rebate workshop

Emporium Senior Center is hosting a free workshop on tax/ rent rebates Feb. 28. A counselor will answer questions and assist with applications. Program benefits eligible Pennsylvanians who are 65 years or older, widows and widowers 50 years or older, and those 18 years or older with disabilities. Annual income limits are $15,000 for renters and $35,000 for homeowners, excluding […]

Potter County: ‘solvent’

A routine motion passed at the end of last Thursday’s meeting of the Potter County Board of Commissioners marked a significant milestone. It came in the form of a $150,000 transfer from the county’s operational reserve fund to cover early 2018 expenses. For decades, Potter and most other counties have routinely had to take out a tax anticipation loan and […]


‘Tis the season for ‘shedding’

Balmy conditions earlier this week cut through the remaining snow and opened up the woods. For one group of hunters, that was just what the doctor ordered. I’m referring to “shedders” – those who venture out to find antlers that have been shed by deer or elk. It is becoming quite popular. Besides the exercise gained from tromping around the […]

Crash claims local man’s life

A section of Rt. 6 west of Coudersport that was coated with snow and ice was the scene of a fatal traffic crash Monday. Steven Dilick, 54, of Coudersport, died as a result of injuries suffered in the head-on collision. The other driver, 52-year-old Michael Kellar of Smethport, was admitted to Cole Memorial Hospital and listed in fair condition earlier […]