Commissioners Seek Ways To Assist Driftwood Boro

    A deteriorating road condition with the potential to impact traffic on State Routes 120 and 555 in Driftwood Borough was the focus of a meeting of the Cameron County Commissioners last Wednesday. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Chapman Pleads Guilty To Prison Escape

    by Bruce Whitman, Echo News Editor An Emporium man, on the run for nearly five years, entered a guilty plea to a charge of escape last week in McKean County Court. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Impact Fee Dollars In the Pipeline

    Cameron County and 36 other Pennsylvania counties where Marcellus Shale gas well drilling has taken place will soon be receiving shares of the state’s Unconventional Gas Well Impact Fee legislation. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Authorities Continue Search For Emporium Fugitive

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor As law enforcement officials continued to painstakingly follow up on leads as to the whereabouts of fugitive Thomas Edward Smith, a reward for information leading to his capture climbed to $5,000 on Monday. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Memorial Garden Discussed at School Board Meeting

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo On Thursday, Cameron County School Board members discussed personnel and policy changes at the school district. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Efforts To Repair Twp. Roads Ongoing

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo At August’s Shippen Township meeting on Tuesday, Supervisors discussed ongoing efforts to fix township roads in Sizer Run, Four Mile and Waldy Run. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

BWA Plans Celebration Of Sinnemahoning Creek

    The Bucktail Watershed Association plans to celebrate the Sinnemahoning Creek Watershed with a Driftwoodstock event at the Bucktail Rod & Gun Club.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Tom Smith remains at large

Emporium police department reporting:  The victim was stopped as she approached her home.  56 year old Tom Smith had his vehicle parked with the hood up…he asked her for a ride.  He said he needed a ride to sheetz.  As they approached Third Street he gave her another address…..when she made the turn he pulled […]

Elk County Convicts Serial Camp Burglar

  by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor A long list of serial camp burglaries in the region was brought to conclusion last week in Elk County Court when Daniel Aiello, 27, of St. Marys was found guilty on over 100 charges. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

State Police Continue Break-In Investigation

by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Emporium-based State Police continue their investigation of a series of break-ins at several Down County business locations. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Borough Striving To Meet PennDOT Requirements

    Emporium Borough and apparently a host of municipals governments across the state share difficulties in understanding and implementing requirements of Publication 213 sent out by PennDOT. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Pigeons Evicted From Clock Tower

    Cameron County commissioners reported last week that the clock tower at the Cameron County Court House is now secure. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

No Donation Considered Too Small For Community Chest

    Cameron County Community Chest has collected an additional $100 in donations since the last update and is at $20,700. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Geelen Faces Bench Trial On Moose Lodge Charges

  by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor James A Geelen,  who stands accused of embezzlement from the Emporium Moose Lodge, has waived his right to a jury trial in Cameron County Court and instead will appear at a  bench trial.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fisher Found Guilty Of More Than 70 Charges

  by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor A criminal case which spanned nearly four years neared its end last week in Cameron County Court. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

$20,000 Raised For Make-A-Wish

  by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo The 15th Annual Dream Makers for Make-A-Wish of Cameron, Potter and McKean Counties Poker Run was held this past Saturday, July 16th, in Emporium. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Sr. Little League Tourney Opens Today

    Action in the 32nd Pennsylvania Senior Little League championship tournament gets underway today (Wednesday) at the Little League complex on Sizerville Road. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Elk State Forest Firefighters Deployed To Western States

 Cameron County Echo Forest firefighters from across Pennsylvania have been deployed in recent weeks to battle large forest fires burning several states in the western U.S.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

LEPC Looks Into 911 Phone Lapses

    Members of the Cameron County Local Emergency Planning Committee last week discussed  problems with 911 service for users of other than traditional telephone grids. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Area Couple Starting New Business Venture in St. Marys

    Two Emporium natives are about to embark on a new business venture. Scott and Joni (Eastman) Holterback are opening Allegheny Motorsports in St. Marys. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Senior Little League Tourney Gets Underway Next Week

  The 32nd Pennsylvania Senior Little League championship tournament begins next week at the Little League complex on Sizerville Road. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

New Starting Wage Set For County Workers

  by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Cameron County Judge Richard Masson and Magisterial Judge Barry Brown made rare appearances at last Wednesday’s meeting of the Cameron County Salary Board. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Board Clarifies Exit Agreement With O’Donnell

  by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo At July’s regular meeting, the Cameron County School Board of Directors voted to approve an addendum to the agreement previously made between former Superintendent Kevin J. O’Donnell and the district. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fisher Trial Resumes Today

  A burglary trial for Scott D. Fisher is scheduled to resume today (Wednesday) in Cameron County Court. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Second Set Of Charges Filed Against Eckert

  by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Charges in a second sexual assault case have been filed against an Emporium man. Adam Eckert, 32, of 226 West Fourth Street, was charged last week by Emporium-based State Police with indecent assault, corruption of minors, simple assault and furnishing alcohol to minors and harassment.   (Full Story […]

Local Man Assault Victim

  Emporium Borough Police are investigating an incident in which an Emporium man was the victim of an assault outside a bar on Fourth Street.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Hot Times in Emporium During Annual Weekend in the Wilds

  by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Cameron County celebrated the Fourth of July holiday in Emporium over the weekend, starting with a cooling ice cream social and music on Friday evening and moving to   a spectacular fireworks display finale Saturday evening.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County […]

June Realty Transfers

    Following are the Cameron County secured real estate transactions for June. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Max Narby To Be Immortalized

    A group of Cameron County residents want to remember former teacher and Emporium Borough Councilman Max Narby with a mural.   Muralist Michael Pilato who created the artwork as part of the Cameron County Canvas project has agreed to immortalize Narby. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Chamber To Keep The Fireworks Fuse Lit In Emporium

    For more than 30 years Cameron County residents and visitors have looked to the sky the first Saturday of July and covered their ears as fireworks blast off celebrating Independence Day.  Several weeks ago members of the Cameron County Fireworks Committee announced this would be their last show. (Full Story available on the […]

Fun-Filled Weekend at the Sinnemahoning Park

Come to Sinnemahoning State Park for a fun filled weekend. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Donors Roll Up Sleeve To Support Blood Bank

    The Community Blood Bank held a blood drive on June 21st at the CCMH Emporium Wellness Center on Sizerville Road.  Eighteen donors turned out in support with 15 units being collected.  A drawing was held for two $25 Sheetz gift cards, winners were John English and Paul Haviland Jr. (Full Story available on […]

Night Swim

    There will be a night swim on July 9 at the CCHS pool sponsored by the Lady Raider Hoop Club. It will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Cost is $3.00 per person and $5.00 family. There will be music, food and games. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

Make-A-Wish Discussed at Rotary

    Tuesday, June 26, was a busy day for the local Rotary Club. There was a full house with members and guests present. It was Mark Saline’s last day as president of our club so he was presented his president’s plaque for serving our club from June 30, 2011 through July 1, 2012 with […]

Yard Sale To Benefit Make-A-Wish

Riki Goodyear, a senior at Cameron County High School will be holding a special Yard Sale for her Senior Project to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Vacation Bible School

    The Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road invites all children age 4 years-6th grade to their VBS event “Praise!” on July 8-July 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Car Wash

    The Cameron County Quarterback Club and the Red Raider high school football players will be hosting a car wash at Olivett’s on Saturday, July 14th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be selling popcorn and drinks and having a football-throw contest as well. Come join in the fun and support our […]

Music Boosters

    There will be a meeting of the CCHS Music Boosters on Monday, July 9, at 7 p.m. in the high school band room.  We will be discussing our upcoming Bingo and band camp. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

In The Good Old Summertime

by Beth Ann Overly Felt Manor Living Activities Coordinator Our Felt Manor Living theme for this month is, “In The Good Old Summertime…” Our residents hope to soak up the enjoyment of these “lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer…” as Nat King Cole would have expressed it in his song! (Full Story available on the […]

Beat the Heat at the Senior Center

    Are you looking for an enjoyable place to go during the heat wave of summer? (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Wild’ Time Planned In Emporium Next Weekend

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo This year’s Weekend in the Wilds and Art Fest will be held in downtown Emporium on July 6th and 7th.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

County Shale Drilling in a ‘Slumber Mode’

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling boom was hardly more than a rumble here in Cameron County and is expected to remain in slumber mode for another year or so.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Commissioners Focus Attention On Down County Matters

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Cameron County Commissioners spent much of their meeting last Wednesday talking about projects in the eastern end of the county.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Minor Drug Charges Ends With Probation

    An Emporium man was sentenced to serve 30 days on probation following a guilty plea in Cameron County Court last Tuesday. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Pearsall Takes Vacant School Board Seat

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo At their June regular meeting, the Cameron County School Board of Directors voted in a new member to fill the seat vacated by the passing of member Dale Lewis.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Something’s A’Buzz at Pizza Palace

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Pizza Palace owners Dave and Marlene Smith are expanding their business to include beekeeping and honey production.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Causer’s DEP Bill Moves To Senate

    Legislation authored by Rep. Martin Causer, which would simplify applications to the Department of Environmental Protection to remove stream obstructions has passed the house by a 136-60 vote.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

SSA Holds Another Successful Snake Hunt

    Participants in the recent Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s club’s annual snake hunt captured more than 50 reptiles the weekend of June 9-10.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

High School Honor Roll

  Mr. Lynn Hummel, Assistant Superintendent, and Mrs. Christine Holjencin, Assistant Principal, at the Cameron County High School, have announced that the following students in grades 7 through 12 have been named to the fourth quarter honor roll. Highest honors is 93 percent and above in all subjects. Honors is 85 percent and above in […]

Big Prizes at Chamber Golf Tourney

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce yearly golf tournament on Thursday, June 14, at the Emporium Country Club, includes the opportunity for golfers to walk away big winners.  This year there are three hole in one prizes.  The first opportunity comes on hole 5 where Gore’s Auto Service is offering a vehicle valued at […]

SPCA Movie Night

    The Cameron County Fair Association and SPCA are sponsoring a movie night on June 30th at the fairgrounds. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Bible School

    The Christian & Missionary Alliance Church on Sizerville Road invites all children age 4 years-6th grade to their VBS event “Praise!” on July 8-July 12, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Dr. Carlson on the Road To London

    Franklin Gomez (Team Puerto Rico) exploded onto the international wrestling scene after winning a silver medal at the 2011 Fila Wrestling World Championships held in Istanbul, Turkey. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Weekend in the Wilds Filled With Music

    Weekend in the Wilds July 6 and 7 will include music on Saturday.  The mini-park will become home for the musicians during the ArtFest portion of Weekend in the Wilds. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Recent Field Surveys Confirm Gypsy Moth Numbers Increasing

Winter gypsy moth egg mass surveys indicated that the number of gypsy moth egg masses have increased over the past several years. Recent field surveys confirm the increase in the number of gypsy moths larvae.  While limited damage to trees has been noticed so far, what will this mean for next year?    Flights to […]

Lewis To Represent Cameron County at Laurel Queen Festival

    The 71st Pennsylvania State Laurel Festival begins Saturday, June 9, and continues through Sunday, June 17, in Wellsboro. The community is inviting you to join in celebrating everything this family-friendly event has to offer. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Woodland Elementary Library Memorials

The following books have been placed in the Woodland Elementary Library as memorials for the 2011-2012 school year: (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Night Swim

    Abby Etchepare, a senior at Cameron County High School, is organizing a Night Swim as her Senior Project to raise money for the Cameron County Food Bank. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Library Summer Reading Club Sign-Up To Begin Soon

    Parents and guardians, be sure to mark your calendars for the last week of June for the sign-up of your youngsters for the Summer Reading Club. Sign-up begins Monday, June 25th and continues through Saturday, June 30th. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Looking For Classmates

    CCHS Class of 1992 is still looking for addresses for the following people: (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Illegal Dump Sites Rear Ugly Head On South Mountain

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Although Cameron County is known for its pristine beauty and cleanliness, an ugly problem continually rears its head near one of Emporium’s best-known locations. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Police Make Arrest In 2010 Burglary

\   by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Emporium-based State Police last week ended a nearly two-year investigation into a burglary incident with the arrest of Michael James Hallowell, 20, of Hillcrest Drive, Emporium.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Borough Council Issues Ordinance Violation Letters

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo About 40 ordinance violation letters were recently mailed out by Emporium’s Borough Council, and members were satisfied with the response.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

SSA’s Annual Snake Hunt Has Changed With Times

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Once believed to be  doomed because of new stringent state regulations, the annual Snake Hunt Weekend at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Association will be held this weekend, bigger and better than ever.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fun-Filled Day at Drum & Henry Fishing Derby

    The Drum and Henry Kids Fishing Derby celebrated its 58th year of providing the area youth a fun filled day of fishing and refreshments. The thunderstorms and rain that was being called for held off for most of the event held at Bucktail Rod and Gun Club.   (Full Story available on the […]

Pre-Sale Carnival Tickets On Sale

    The Cameron County Little League will be selling pre-sale tickets for the carnival again this year. The carnival will be here Monday, June 18th through Saturday, June 23rd, with Wednesday and Saturday matinees. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)