Cameron County commemorated the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks with a service at Memorial Park. Guest speaker, retired United States Marine Corps Sergeant Major Todd M. Parisi is shown addressing the audience.

Trials Postponed For Two Defendants

    Two trials have been postponed in Cameron County following court actions that took place in recent weeks. Juries were dismissed just prior to trials set to begin for Kaitlyn Wolfel, age 23, of Austin, accused of homicide by vehicle and related counts, and Matthew Kriner, age 26, of Emporium, accused of involuntary deviate […]

Shippen Secures Permit To Address Sylvan Heights Drainage Issues

    Shippen Township Supervisors secured a permit last week to begin work on a problem section of roadway in the Sylvan Heights neighborhood. Representatives of Uni-Tec engineering firm announced they put together a proposal on behalf of the supervisors to address drainage issues down the steep hill that residents must travel to access their […]

Cameron County Remembers 9/11

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Memorial services were held Saturday and Sunday in Cameron County to commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Ceremonies were held at Memorial Park, just west of Emporium on Route 120, and dedicated to First Responders, as they were the first to run […]

Council To Advertise For Street Paving Bids

    The Emporium Borough Council voted to advertise for bids to pave a number of streets throughout town, with work to be completed this year. Small sections of a number of streets are included in the bid package. Borough Manager Don Reed stated that three paving companies, two currently working in Cameron County and […]

Decrease In Local Unemployment Numbers

      Local unemployment numbers continue to decrease despite slight increases or stagnation across the rest of the state. The Commonwealth’s unemployment rate ticked up by one-tenth of a percent to 5.6% for the month of June, 2016, and recently-released county numbers show that Cameron County’s unemployment rate decreased during that period, from 7.1% […]

The Creighton Building’

‘ Hello: You asked recently about how the second floor of the Creighton Building got its name. The Creighton family home was on the east side of the large building which housed Schick’s drugstore, The Fashion (a ladies’ dress shop) and a bank on the first floor of this building; and on the second floor […]

Eleanor Mayer

  Eleanor C. Mayer, 85, of Emporium passed away on Saturday (Sept. 10, 2016) in Lake Mary, FL, where she had resided since April, 2015.      

Jennifer Wolfe

  (1960-2016) Jennifer M. Wolfe, 56, of 2778 Sizerville Rd., died Wednesday morning (Sept. 7, 2016) at her residence.    

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   For those of you who read sports news on the internet, Chris Rossetti from had a brief but excellent article last week concerning football in District 9. The fact that Rossetti echoed my opinion from several columns ago notwithstanding, after watching the Red Raiders’ thumping at the hands of […]