What Does 2013 Hold For Shale Gas Drilling?

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Cameron County and indeed, all of Northcentral Pennsylvania, is taking a wait and see approach to what 2013 holds for drilling in the Marcellus Shale gas play. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Commissioners To Approve County’s 2013 Budget

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Cameron County Commissioners meet Wednesday (December 19) and are expected to approve the county’s 2013 budget. The proposed budget calls for $7.5 million in expenditures, nearly a mirror image of the 2012 budget. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Echo Holiday Hours

    The Echo office will be open Thursday, Dec. 20th, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. It will be closed Friday, Dec. 21st through Wednesday, Dec. 26th, when it will reopen at its regular hours. The next issue of the Echo will be Jan. 2, 2013. Merry Christmas! (Full Story available on the newsstands, […]

Commissioners Still Reviewing Jury Commissioner Option

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Cameron County Commissioners continue to review their options surrounding the removal of the positions of Jury Commissioner. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)    

Borough Council Concludes Major Business For 2012

    Emporium Borough Council Monday night pretty much wrapped up business for the year with official adoption of the 2013 budget. The no tax increase budget calls for spending of $1,174,749. The document anticipates revenues of an equal amount. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Steven Crespo Case Headed For Court

Assault charges against Steven Crespo have been bound over to Cameron County Court. Crespo, 26, is charged with aggravated assault and simple assault for a July 4 incident inwhich he allegedly attacked Harry Erskine of Emporium. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Job Numbers Bit Brighter

Cameron County’s jobless rate showed slight improvement in October, according to information provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s Center for Workforce Information. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Uniformed Officers Now Patrolling High School Halls

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo At Thursday’s Cameron County School Board meeting, members discussed disciplinary actions and policy adoption, heard from concerned parents and handled a wealth of regular business. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Emporium Boro, DEP Pledge To Cooperate

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor The tone of conversation between Emporium Borough and state officials about potential flood problems improved considerably last week. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cameron County A Top Bet For Bear Hunters

    Cameron County is once again poised to rank among the state’s leaders for bear hunting. A state-wide firearms bruin season opens Saturday and continues through Wednesday, November 21. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Postal Service Patrons To See Sinnemahoning Hours Cut

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Down County residents who depend on the Sinnemahoning Post Office for their mail service last week learned  that the community will retain its office, but hours will drastically be reduced. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

County Bucks State, Nation In Presidential Voting Trend

    Cameron County stuck to the Republican line in last week’s Presidential Election, bucking the national trend which gave President Obama another four years in office.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Smith’s Federal Trial Delayed To February

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Jury selection and a federal trial for Thomas Smith of Emporium will be delayed until February 4, in the U.S. District Court in Williamsport. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Boro’s 2013 Budget Has No Tax Increase

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Emporium Borough Council moved to advertise a 2013 budget with no tax increase. Total budgeted expenditures come to $1,174,749 and match anticipated revenues. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Sandy Didn’t Show For County Date

    Sandy never kept her date with Cameron County and that’s fine. She wasn’t the kind of girl we wanted to associate with anyhow. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Shoe Box Gifts Campaign Comes To Emporium

    While most people in the U.S. are preparing for holiday activities, Emporium volunteers with Operation Christmas Child—the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind—are filling shoe box gifts with toys, school supplies and hygiene items for needy children overseas. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

EVFD Responds To Fire Calls Sunday

    The Emporium Volunteer Fire Department responded to two calls Sunday. The first was for a fire in an outside metal storage shed at the Malizia home in Sunrise Acres. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Minor Change In Local Job Rate

    The unemployment rate in Cameron County slipped slightly during the month of September according to state Department of Labor & Industry figures. Cameron County’s rate climbed slightly to 11.5 percent, up from 11 percent for the month of August. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

EVFD Responds To Fire Calls Sunday

  Cameron County Commissioners have announced a revised schedule of their November meetings. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Whiting Found Not Guilty In Cameron County Trial

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor After deliberating more than two hours, a Cameron County jury last week found Stanley Whiting not guilty of all charges, including burglary. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

3,653 Voters Eligible For Nov. 6 Election

by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor With the Presidential election fast approaching, more than 3,000 voters are registered here in Cameron County. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Come Run With the Big Dogs at the Park

    Come and Run With the Big Dogs at the Sinnemahoning State Park! Canadian-American Sledders Dry – Land Races will be held Saturday and Sunday, November 3 and 4. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Holiday Home Tour Is Back

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!  The halls will be decked in time for this year’s Holiday House Tour during Christmas in the Wilds on Friday, December 7.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

County Cases Cleared on Court Return Day

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor An Emporium man, Matthew Eric Shipley, appeared in Cameron County Court last Tuesday for sentencing on a driving after imbibing charge.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

5th Round of Grants From Train Derailment

    Applications for the 5th round of grants from the Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program are now being accepted.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cameron County Due $97,000 In Well Fees

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Cameron County will shortly receive $97,081.68 as its share of Pennsylvania’s new Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling impact fee revenue program.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Commissioners Focus On County Construction Projects

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Wednesday’s regular meeting saw Cameron County Commissioners focused mainly on upcoming construction projects across the county.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Goblins’ Night Out at State Park

    The Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park is planning an All Hallows Eve celebration Friday night.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

LEPC Members Learn Of Plant Cleanup

    Members of the Cameron County Local Emergency Planning Committee learned last Wednesday that a cleanup of the former Design Metal Plating facility at 209 Sizer Road is nearing completion.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

CareerLink Expands Hours at New Location

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor CareerLink has moved to a new location in Emporium and will now be able to offer Cameron County residents expanded hours of service.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Fragale Serving As Interim Mayor

    Familiar faces appeared in new places at Monday night’s meeting of Emporium Borough Council.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo) Among the matter if you decided to be able to tell you don’t want to create a paper that is not the variety of day around […]

‘Goulish’ Job Openings at Sinnemahoning St. Park

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Sinnemahoning State Park has issued an urgent call for witches, goblins and ghouls.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

More Property Tax Talk In Harrisburg

    A public hearing was held in Harrisburg Monday to detail a report that could lead to the elimination of the school property tax in Pennsylvania   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Rebert Appeals Sentence To State Supreme Court

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Steven Rebert, who resided for a short time in Emporium, has appealed his double-murder conviction to the state Supreme Court.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Autumn Festival This Weekend

    Take a trip back in time and come to Sizerville State Park Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. for the 22nd annual Autumn Festival.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)    

Community Bike Ride and Picnic

    St. James/St. Mark Community Bike Ride and Picnic will be held Sunday, October 7th. The event is for everyone, but those under nine years old must have an adult present.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Warrants Served, Bail Set For Chapman

  by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo A recently-apprehended fugitive who was extradited to Pennsylvania and convicted of escape made an appearance at the Cameron County Courthouse on Friday to face multiple charges including the rape of a child. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

State Prison Time For Emporium Man

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor A 20-year-old Emporium man will serve 12 to 24 months in state prison after entering a guilty plea to a felony charge of burglary last Tuesday in Cameron County Court. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Fisher Sentencing Postponed

by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo One of the men charged in more than 100 burglaries across six north central Pennsylvania counties has had his sentencing postponed. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

Commissioners Continue Efforts To Keep Dispatch Services in County

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Cameron County Commissioners discussed ongoing efforts to keep PennDOT dispatch services in the county during their regular meeting on Wednesday. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Shippen Township Contacts Animal Control For Abandoned Kittens

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo Around noon on Thursday, Shippen Township employees discovered a bag with live kittens had been thrown in the dumpster in the front parking lot. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

LEPC Sets Meeting at Wildlife Center

    The Cameron County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet Wednesday, October 17, at the Sinnemahoning Wildlife Center. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Not Guilty’ Plea Entered By Smith

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Thomas Smith, accused of kidnapping an Emporium bank employee at gunpoint,  has entered a plea of not guilty during a federal preliminary hearing in Williamsport. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Max Narby Honored at 9/11 Ceremony

by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor Every September since 2001, Cameron County residents have gathered on North Broad Street in Emporium to remember the tragic events of 9/11. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

School Board Deals With Maintenance Issues

    by Amanda Jones Cameron County Echo During Thursday’s regular meeting, members of the Cameron County School Board voted on a number of expenditures which will be funded through the contingency budget because they were not allotted for at the beginning of the fiscal year. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

Elk County Man Drawn For License

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor A St. Marys man is believed to be the lone area hunter drawn for an elk license for the 2012 season. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

First Baptist Church Celebrates 145 Years

    On Sunday, September 23rd the First Baptist Church, 424 North Broad St., will be sponsoring “Founder’s Day”. The church family will be celebrating 145 years in the ministry. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo) who can i pay to write my essay report review Many will contend […]

Walk To End Alzheimer’s

    The Walk to End Alzheimer’s in Emporium will be Sunday, Sept. 23rd at Cameron County High School. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

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)

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)

Cadaver Dogs Used In Fugitive Search

    by Bruce Whitman Echo News Editor A new development in the search for fugitive Thomas Smith surfaced Monday when a letter to the editor of the Cameron County Echo, allegedly written by Smith, was left at the newspaper’s South Broad Street office.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

Youth Paddlers Earn National Medals

Seeds planted on Cameron County waters bore fruit recently for a group of young paddlers who competed in the U.S. Canoe & Kayak National Championships earlier this month. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

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 […]