2019-06-08 E-Edition

Pesock bridge dedicated

One of Coudersport’s native sons who lost his life in World War II was memorialized last Saturday during a dedication ceremony at the PFC George Pesock Bridge. During an emotional presentation, the soldier’s niece, Paula Mitchell, told of her grandparents changing one of the six Blue Stars they proudly displayed in their Elk Street home front window to a Gold […]

Drug-dealing roundup nabs 11 suspects

A six-month investigation into the trafficking of crystal methamphetamine, LSD and other drugs in Potter County culminated with a series of arrests last Friday. Officers from the Potter County East Drug Task Force rounded up 11 individuals who are suspected of selling drugs. Charges against them include delivery of a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver a controlled […]

Planning a bright future

Residents of Potter, Cameron and McKean counties have another chance to speak their minds about their communities’ future during a public hearing on the Northern Pennsylvania Tri-County Comprehensive Plan. A project of commissioners and planning boards from the three counties, the plan will guide decision-makers across a broad spectrum of public policy areas for the 2020-29 decade. Its implications will […]

Oh, for goodness ‘snakes!’

One of the region’s most unique attractions, the Sinnemahoning Snake Hunt, returns this weekend at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club grounds off Rt. 120 in southern Cameron County. Dozens of licensed snake hunters take part in the hunt each year. Hundreds of other people come to watch and to relax. Keystone Reptile Club (KRC) is once again partnering with the sportsmen’s […]

Heimel to meet with federal leaders

Potter County Commissioner Paul Heimel will be among county leaders meeting with policy directors in the Trump Administration at the White House in the coming week. He accepted the invitation as part of his rural advocacy work with the National Association of Counties (NACo). Commissioners from three states will have an opportunity to share their concerns and pose questions during […]

Austin Area School District Repairs

Work has been underway at Austin Area School District for a couple weeks on repairing and painting the 50-plus year old brick structure. Custodians Bill Stuckey (foreground) and Dennis Lerch have been meticulously repairing each individual crack in the blocks and/or concrete, priming those spots and adding a fresh coat of paint. The new colors are slate grey, black and […]

God’s Country Marathon

Turnout was down for last Saturday’s 45th annual God’s Country Marathon. There were just 39 runners in the full 26.2-mile race from Galeton to the courthouse square in Coudersport. At the same time, 59 competed in the half-marathon, from Denton Hill State Park to the square. Also, there were seven relay teams with five members each covering the 26.2-mile course. […]

Strong Storms Strike Again

Strong storms once again tore through the area Saturday, leaving more than just high waters in their wake. In southern Potter County, a microburst spit marblesized hail for half an hour, desposi t ing piles of ice on the green grass of June, just days shy of summer.

Invest in our children

(Fran Chardo is the elected District Attorney for Dauphin County.) At-risk children face so many challenges throughout their lives. One of the greatest accomplishments they can attain – and one that dramatically reduces their likelihood of engaging in criminal activity is graduation from high school. We can help start them on the right path and give their parents some of […]