It’s all about keeping ‘Amelia Strong’

A little girl with a big smile and an even bigger spirit is surrounded by angels this Christmas season. Amelia Sharer has been the focus of benefit gatherings, prayer chains, online donation drives and other expressions of support as she continues a challenging regimen of treatment for stage four kidney cancer. She’s the daughter of former Coudersport resident Angela Bristol […]

Lighting contest brightens holidays

A Christmas house decorating contest sponsored by the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Hygrade Inn, was a popular draw last week. Sponsors even organized a bus tour to usher the public to the entries across the county. More than 200 people voted for the top displays, either online or by stopping at the Artisan Center in Emporium. When all […]

Criminal justice lesson gets real

Students in the Leadership Potter County (LPC) class had a rare opportunity to walk in the shoes of nearly two dozen people who are actively engaged in the county’s award-winning criminal justice reform mission. They spent all day Friday engaged in an exercise that demonstrated the complexities, the challenges and the accomplishments of changing decades-old systems of administering justice, all played […]

Fatal overdose case heading to trial

Barring any 11th-hour plea arrangement, a Shinglehouse man accused in an overdose death will go on trial early next year. Jury selection for the Comm. vs. Oakley Z. Mulkin case is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 3, in Potter County Court. Mulkin, 25, is accused of supplying the substance that claimed the life of Jordan Whitsell, 28, also of Shinglehouse, in […]

Roulette Twp. may sell sewer, water systems

Roulette Township, saddled with the operation of aging water supply and sewage treatment systems that service only a portion of the municipality, is considering the sale of those facilities to a private company. “It is not a secret that the township has been talking to Aqua America Inc. about a possible sale of the water and sewer systems,” said Jeremy […]

Let heaven and nature sing

Although no one seems to know the exact day when Jesus Christ was born, it certainly did occur, and it is celebrated all over the world. After quite a roller-coaster year that has included a serious health diagnosis, I am comforted with recognizing that God created our universe. It provides me peace, knowing that life does not end here on […]

The Old Timer

One thing I observed this year is that there are very few Nativity displays for Christmas. I believe it is because of the court system. Some people seem to forget how this great nation got its start. Why should a child be prohibited from saying the Lord’s Prayer in school? I’m not beating a religious drum, but a lot of […]


Basic Science Dear editor: A recent letter from a selfprofessed climate change denier is correct when making the point that water vapor is indeed a potent greenhouse gas. But how does water vapor get into the atmosphere to begin with? Without heat, there would be very little water vapor in the atmosphere. It is the reason why it doesn’t snow […]

Morgan expansion will add jobs

Morgan Advanced Materials and Technologies Inc. has announced an expansion that will create an estimated 41 jobs split between the company’s factories in Coudersport and St. Marys. Morgan, which specializes in carbon and silicon carbide manufacturing, is responding to a growing demand for ballistic armor systems supporting military and law enforcement. The company said it will invest about $1.6 million […]

Voice of Democracy and Patriot Penn

Galeton VFW Post 6611 and its Auxiliary sponsored a successful Voice of Democracy and Patriot Penn competition. Students spent several weeks preparing for the essay contest. Winners honored at a recent ceremony were Danielle Claycomb, Tressa Succowich, Mady Jacobs, Hershey Camden, Siddha Mikulski, Sawyer Douglass, Kayleigh Gail, Violet Knapp, Heather Miller and Hunter Schaar.