Country Blessings Sale

    Country Blessings, clothing and household items, is located at the Cameron County Christian Center in Emporium. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Falls Prevention Awareness Day

    Guy and Mary Felt Manor is pleased to announce that September 22, 2012, the first day of fall, marks the 5th annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.  Falls are the leading cause of injury related emergency department visits for older adults, the major cause of hip fractures, and responsible for more than half […]

Rich Valley Cemetery Meeting

    Cemetery  meeting is scheduled for September 27th at 10 a.m. at the Cabin Kitchen. The recent work that was done by many individuals has made a positive impact on the appearance of the cemetery property. It has been years since the grounds have looked as good. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

Audra Reigel Joins Chamber Staff

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center has hired Audra Reigel as sales/administrative assistant.  Reigel earned her high school diploma from Cameron County High School.  While in school, Reigel participated in band and cheerleading.  She attended Clarion University and currently works at the Cabin Kitchen. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

Ladies Conference Saturday

    The Fall Ladies Conference will be held at the Emporium Alliance church on Sizerville Road this Saturday, the 22nd of September, from 9 a.m. to noon.   The conference title is “POURING” and is for all women – young, old, single, married, a person of faith or not .   (Full Story available […]

Oil and Gas Well Safety Series

Pitt-Bradford will host two safety seminars intended to educate supervisors on employee safety under the regulations set by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

ECC Shuts Out Raiders

by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team fell to 0-3 with a 43-0 loss to the Elk County Catholic Crusaders last Friday night at the CCHS football field. The Crusaders took advantage of several Raider miscues and got two touchdown passes from Mitch Vallone to Clayton […]

Jr. High Raiders Capture First Victory

by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team hosted Smethport last Thursday evening and defeated the Hubbers 41-14. Cameron County built a 28-8 halftime lead and then coasted to the victory.  

Raider JV Falls at ECC

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Junior Varsity football team traveled to St. Marys last Monday to take on Elk County Catholic but were defeated by the Crusaders, 25-14. Eric Spehalski threw touchdown passes to Hunter Prosper and Jordan Causer to account for the Red Raider points. Spehalski […]

Raider Golf Team Tops Kane, Falls at Coudy

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider golf team split a pair of road matches last week as they defeated Kane but were defeated at Coudersport.

Harry’s Corner

  by Harry Jones   Tuesday’s Ladies Scramble winners were Pat Focht, Linda “On My Mind” Ostrum, and Bev “Wins Everything” Jones.  

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   As bad as college football has been for me so far this season, that is just how good it was this week. Pitt, Penn State and Slippery Rock all won, which is a thousand times better than last week. But all three games had something special, which is why college […]

Lady Raider Golfers Split Two Home Matches

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity golf team had a pair of matches last week at the Emporium Country Club and came away with one win. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

CCHS Volleyball Team Opens Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity volleyball team began their 2012 season last week with a pair of North Tier League matches.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Jr. High Volleyball

    The Junior High Girls Volleyball team (8th grade only) defeated Austin last Monday by the scores of 25-10, 20-25, 15-5.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Head Coach Sought

    The Cameron County Junior Olympic Baguba Wrestling Club is seeking a Head Coach.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Wandering Aimlessly

  Webworms, Elk and Fishing by Phil Burkhouse   If you travel Route 120 west to St. Marys the aesthetic beauty of the drive is reduced by the multitude of unsightly tents that cover the hillsides.  The tents I am referring to are the silk tents filled with caterpillars of the fall webworm.  At least […]

Filtering the Roads vs. the Dosers

by William Crisp Recently, I heard a report that fish were found in the Bennett Branch of the Sinnemahoning. The study was done approximately one month after the lime doser was put into operation in the Hollywood, Pa. section of the Bennett Branch. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Archery Deer Season Kicks Off Big Game Seasons

    While Pennsylvania’s statewide fall archery deer season doesn’t open until Sept. 29, archery hunters with an antlerless deer license for Wildlife Management Units 2B, 5C and 5D started Saturday, according to Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

The Growing, Prominent Presence of Pennsylvania’s Bald Eagles.

  by Joe Kosack Wildlife Conservation Education Specialist PA Game Commission It’s hard to deny the bald eagle’s importance in American history and particularly fitting to remember its legacy as we prepare to celebrate America’s lasting independence on the Fourth of July, according to officials with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. (Full Story available on the […]

Hunt With a Veteran on Veteran’s Day

    Pennsylvania Game Commission officials, in partnership with the state chapters of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), are encouraging hunters to help veterans discover or rediscover the thrills and joys of hunting in Pennsylvania. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Proudly Display Our Flag’

After hearing the horrible news this past week, I felt it is time for Americans to make a statement to the World.  Yesterday I took time to count the number of American Flags flying from Woodland Ave. to my home in Rich Valley and counted 42 flags waving. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

‘Report the Good, Bad and Ugly’

I am writing this to Mr. Whitman and your paper about the news coverage of not one but about all the people that you write about and ruin their name and reputations by your great journalism and ethics. You all but had “Geelen” guilty on the front page of the Echo for 6 or 7 […]

‘Mr. Bixler’

I remember Mr. John Bixler.  He was the elementary school principal in the 1960s.  He was a small, rather quiet man, as I recall.  He had gray hair and wore glasses.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Part of Driftwood in Four Mile’

Since there has been much mention of the Driftwood Hotel I have to add our piece.  When it was being dismantled in the 1980s as it was basically falling down, Salty went there and purchased some of the hotel doors and wainscoting, having to dismantle them.  He used a chainsaw and cut completely around the […]

‘Bowling Alley Trivia’

The old 4 lane bowling alley was located at the present location of the Echo. I believe that the original owner was Howard Signor. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Mrs. Bixler’

We received a phone call from JoAnn (Schwab) Harpster, who had some information on Mr. Bixler and also identified those in the Old Tyme Photo in last week’s paper. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Ralph “Sonny” Meloni

Ralph “Sonny” Meloni, 79, of 278 Elm St., Weedville, died Thursday morning (Sept. 13, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

Norma Snyder

(1925-2012) Norma L. Snyder, 87, of 2 Fisher Court, Bradford, died Friday (Sept. 14, 2012) at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center surrounded by her loving family.

Manhunt Ends When Smith Gives Up

by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor A 27-day manhunt for fugitive Thomas Edward Smith ended without incident Labor Day evening when  Smith turned himself into law enforcement officers in Emporium. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Lucas Enjoying Every Minute of His Big Win

    Local resident and gospel singer, Glen Lucas still can’t believe his luck. After playing the lottery pretty much since it began, he finally hit it big last Tuesday. On his weekly lottery numbers check at Emporium Pharmacy, employees were acting a little strangely as he checked his tickets. Glen found out later that […]

Sept. 11 Ceremony Will Honor Maxwell Narby

by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor A day of combined remembrance will be observed in Emporium on Tuesday, September 11. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Jobless Rate Up

    The July unemployment rate for Cameron County rose to 11.1 percent according to the state Department of Labor & Industry. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Causer To Hold Office Hours

    State Rep. Martin Causer or one of his representatives will hold office hours in Emporium on Thursday, September 6th, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Borough office. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Holiday Home Tour Returns

  First Friday activities filling up the calendar!  Most of the events are free or include a nominal charge.  It is an opportunity for businesses to extend hours and attract shoppers who can’t fit a visit into their hectic schedule. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

PA 529 College Saving Program Helps With Costs

    Rep. Martin Causer  would like to remind residents that the Pennsylvania 529 College Savings Program is available to help families plan for the cost of higher education. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fall Ladies Conference

    The Fall Ladies Conference will take place on Saturday morning, September 22nd from 9 a.m. to noon at the Emporium Alliance Church on Sizerville Road.  The title of the conference is “Pouring” and the focus will be how we, as women, pour over, pour on, and pour  into young hearts and minds. (Full […]

Biking the Lowlands Trail

  Biking the Lowlands Trail will be held at the Sinnemahoning State Park on Sunday, September 9 at 11 a.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Rotary District Gov. Speaks at Rotary

    Jim Eberly, District 7360 Governor, was the keynote speaker at a recent Rotary program. Mr. Eberly spoke about  Rotary International’s motto, “Peace thru Service,” stating “he is in awe of what Rotarians do collectively, locally and internationally in the world.” (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Endless Mountain Jam

    Endless Mountains Chapter 34 ABATE of PA invites the public to its 1st annual Endless Mountain Jam on Saturday, Sept. 8th at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Bingo For Books, Pizza

    The Cameron County Family Center is sponsoring, “Bingo for Books and Pizza” on Thursday, September 13th, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church Parish Hall from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Erie Artist To Teach Classes in Emporium

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center welcomes Erie artist Deborah Sementelli Thursday, September 6 through Saturday, September 8.  The multi media artist will teach several classes open to all ages. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo) Miller Profil von Das kostenlose Video Portal

Car Show Held Recently

    Dream Makers 2012 Make-A-Wish Cameron County Car, Truck and Bike Show was held recently on South Broad Street, with over 65 cars, trucks and bikes. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Driver Safety Program

    The Emporium Senior Center will be hosting the AARP Driver Safety Program Monday, September 10th and Tuesday, September 11th, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. with an hour off for lunch. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Moore Hill Homecoming

    The annual Moore Hill Homecoming will be held September 9th at 3 p.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Homecoming

CCHS Homecoming Parade will be held Friday, October 5th.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

New Arrivals at Country Blessings

    This week at Country Blessings (Sept. 5-7), located in Emporium at the Cameron County Christian Center, stop in to check out our new fall clothing! Sale this week, buy three shirts, get one free! (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Brockway Rovers Defeat Raiders In Season Opener

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo In the season opener for both teams, the Brockway Rovers easily topped the Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team by a score of 42-8. In the game played in Emporium, the visiting Rovers manhandled the home team in Allegheny Mountain League crossover action. (Full […]

Lady Raider Golfers Split Two Matches

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity golf team had two matches last week and picked up a win and a loss. Last Friday, CCHS was defeated by Bradford but on Tuesday they beat Kane. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

Red Raider Golfers Defeat Smethport, Port

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider golf team won two home matches in a tri-match at the Emporium Country Club last Tuesday. The Raiders topped the Hubbers 28-27 and the Gators 35-20. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Harry’s Corner

  by Harry Jones   On the last week of the Tuesday Ladies League, Meg Whiting and Linda Ostrum tied for low gross honors with 48. Linda had the low net score with 33, and Linda also tied Gini Schager with 21 points. Bev Jones won the League. Congratulations, Bev. (Full Story available on the […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   As I sit here on my front porch shortly after noon on Labor Day, I have spent an awful lot of time getting ready for the upcoming football season. After the opening weekend of the high school and college seasons, I wonder if any of the teams I follow will […]

Wandering Aimlessly, Coal Mining in the ‘30s

  by Phil Burkhouse My grandfather, Harry Burkhouse, was born in 1896 and spent part of his working life below the surface of the earth mining for coal.  He never talked much about his career in the mines, and the only reason I even know about it was I remember his coal miner’s lunch bucket […]

Out of the Mouths of Babes

  by William Crisp   As a parent who does some coaching, it is fair to say I spend a little time around kids. I guess I like them most of the time. I wonder if it is a coincidence that, usually, it is when they are quiet. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in […]

Local Students Participate in Potter County Conservation School

    Potter County Junior Conservation School recently concluded their annual week- long program. The program for boys and girls 13 to 15 years old, was established to promote awareness of our environment and the principles of conservation. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Robert Green

(1939-2012) Robert C. Green, 73, formerly of 228 Constitution Ave, Bradford, passed away Wednesday (Aug. 29, 2012) at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.

(Dora) Fae Cardinal

(1923-2012) Fae Rowles Cardinal, 88, of Felt Assisted Living, formerly of Houtzdale, entered into rest with our Lord on Friday evening (Aug. 31, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys.

IN CUSTODY – Thomas Edward Smith is accompanied by Emporium Police Cpl. Matt Siple as they leave the Borough Police Station Monday evening. Smith, on the run for 27 days, turned himself into police at about 8:45 p.m. at a bar on East Allegany Avenue in Emporium.

      YOUTH TRAP SHOOTING EVENT – Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA), Bucktail Rod and Gun Club and a group of local Trap shooting enthusiasts recently held a Youth trap shooting introduction. The event was held on the trap range at the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club. Don Bickford, Director of CCOYA, says: […]

Sexual Assault Cases Will Result In Trials

by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Following a not guilty plea, sexual assault charges against Adam T. Eckert of Emporium will go to trial in Cameron County Court. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Man Sought For Assault Arrested in New Jersey

    The Emporium Borough Police Department announced last Friday that an individual wanted in connection with a July 4th assault in the borough had been taken into custody in New Jersey. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Harmful Bath Salts Become New, Legal Drug Substitute

by Amanda Jones, Cameron County Echo Law enforcement, treatment specialists, emergency departments and families across the nation are quickly learning about a new class of addictive substances being marketed to youths, made of harmful chemical substances that produce effects similar to cocaine, methamphetamines and heroin but accompanied by much more serious side-effects. (Full Story available […]

Structural Concerns, Rehabilitation Work Discussed at Stevenson Dam

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo On Saturday, employees from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Cameron County’s Emergency Management (EMA) held a presentation at the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park to inform community members of structural concerns, evacuation plans and planned rehabilitation work at the George B. […]

Voluntary Water Restrictions In Driftwood

    Residents served by the Driftwood Water Company are being asked to conserve water during the current dry spell and low levels in the reservoir in Nanny Run. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Emporium Plans Review of Ordinance

    Emporium Borough is in the process of reviewing a number of ordinances currently on the books. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

SVFD Sets Meeting Date

    The Sinnemahoning Volunteer Fire Department will hold a business meeting Monday, September 10, at its quarters. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cameron County To Scare Up Fun In October

    Fall will soon be here along with black cats, pumpkins and events to make your hair stand on end!  Admit One You’re Done will return in October in Emporium.  More than 800 people got scared last year at the haunted house in the former Admit One building on Fourth Street. (Full Story available […]

Horner Elected President of SSA

    by Ray Savel Public Relations Chairman The officers and directors of the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association held their regular monthly meeting August 19th. Results of the election of officers to serve 2012 and 2013 were: President, Tim Horner; 1st Vice President, Carol Feidt; 2nd Vice President, Henry Burrows; Secretary, Linda Burrows; Treasurer, Mike Lease; […]

Bucktail Watershed To Hold Picnic

    Last Saturday the BWA held a picnic celebrating the Sinnemhoning Creek Watershed.  The BWA provided burgers and hotdogs, and attendees brought a dish to pass, so there was lots of great food.   There were lawn games such as horseshoes and volleyball, and an open mic session. (Full Story available on the newsstands, […]

Labor Day Weekend at the Park

    There are many activities this Labor Day Weekend at the Sinnemahoning State Park. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)