The Cameron County Memorial Detail (above) lined up for Veterans Day ceremonies at the Big Flag Memorial in Emporium. Shown in the photo to the right is Joseph Fragale, Laurie Mckeone and Rebecca Pasquinelli after laying wreathes at the World War II Memorial in front of the Cameron County Courthouse. The address was given this […]

2015 CAMERON COUNTY SPORTS HOMETOWN HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES – The Emporium Hometown Mentors held the second annual Sports Hall of Fame induction at the Cameron County High School auditorium on Saturday night. During the event, hosted by Dave LaBrozzi, five CCHS Alumni were honored. They were, front row (l to r) Beth Summerson Lane […]

Jim Thompson will receive the Hometown Mentors’ Lifetime Achievement Award and is among the inductees in this year’s Cameron County Sports Hall of Fame. Also being inducted are Beth Summerson Lane, Larry Boring, Dennis Hockenberry and Fred Williams. Thompson is shown with his wife, Joann. The ceremony will take place at CCHS on October 17. […]

  Cameron County hosted the July quarterly meeting of the Northwest County Commissioners Association at the Wildlife Center at Sinnemahoning State Park. Cameron County Commissioners Jim Thomas and Phil Jones and staff members Brenda Munz and Misty Lupro were joined by representatives from fifteen other PA counties: Armstrong, Butler, Clarioin, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, […]

427 Woodland Avenue, purchased by the Cameron County School District in 2009 at a cost of more than $70,000, is being demolished. Bucktail Excavators of St. Marys was contracted to do the demolition at a cost of $9,449.

Fair pic 2015 FAIR ROYALTY – The 2015 Cameron County Fair was held last week and was a big success with no rain and nice crowds. This year’s Fair Royalty is shown, back row, left to right: Jr. King, Adam Weichman; Miss Cameron County, Lora Singer; Jr. Miss Cameron County, Lia Inman; King, Daniel Lyon. […]

  Pictured are Tony Moscato and his friend, Jim Penna, representing AT&T, presenting a check to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library to be used for the Summer Reading Club costs. Also pictured are Trystan Gribble, Ryder Brown, Enzo and Milla Magaro, and Emma Bennett. The Library would like to thank Mr. Penna and AT&T, […]

If you have noticed groups of people and lots of activity on the parking lot of the Free Methodist Church as you drive down Fourth Street, you have witnessed the newest activity to come to Emporium.  

  Glen Fiebig (center, front) is pictured with the new Little League scoreboard and the family of Clink Streich. Shown with Fiebig are son Gary (Peggy) Streich, granddaughter Angel (Andy) Williams, grandson Matt (Mary) Streich, grandson Mike (Shelia) Streich and great-grandchildren Nathan, Dylan, and Ben Williams; Alex and Nicholas Streich; Adam, Chase, and Devin Streich.  […]

  Kendyl Hostetlar and Logan Bresslin worked and worked to flip this ride upside down at last week’s Annual Little League Carnival in Emporium. In addition to the rides and games Little League volunteers did their usual great job in the concession stand selling hot sausage sandwiches, fries, burgers, hot dogs, and much more. It […]

  Todd DeLuccia from the Cameron County Conservation District is showing Woodland Elementary third graders an American toad and talking about its local habitat needs.   

Perfect weather brought over 175 area youth out for the 61st Annual Drum and Henry Kids Fishing Derby. The Bucktail Lake was stocked with over 1,500 trout for the event.  Elisha Johnson (left) and Tabitha Connolly are shown with their catches of the day.      K. Aikens – Echo

Twelve distinguished members of Woodland Elementary’s Band will participate in the annual IU#9 Band Fest being held this year in Smethport. Fifth and sixth grades at sixteen schools from across the Intermediate Unit (IU) will participate Thursday evening at 7 p.m. Shown, front row (l to r) Taylor Lamont (flute), Brianna Peters (clarinet), Mallory McKimm […]

    The former Furniture For Less building is now officially gone, following several weeks of demolition and clean-up work by Bucktail Excavators of St. Marys. The only thing left of the building is the concrete slab floor, which will be removed by the contractor in the near future, then the lot will be graded […]

    Hunter Dempsey shows off his trophy fish from Saturday’s Salt Run Youth Fishing Derby.

The 41st Annual Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic was forced to relocate to the Stevenson’s Dam in Sinnemahoning State Park. Water levels were deemed too high and the water flow limits were tested above safe level.  

The theme for the 41st annual Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic, scheduled for Saturday, April 4, is “Go with the Flow, Find a Great Adventure.” As long as water conditions remain favorable, the race will begin at the Boat Launch along Route 120, south of Emporium near the Emporium Country Club, and will end […]

  Warmer temperatures have led to melting creek ice across the county. Ice jams formed over the weekend in several locations, including at the bridge at the confluence of North Creek and the Driftwood Branch coming out of Rich Valley. Forecasts for this week show temperatures above freezing, which should help free up local streams […]

For the second year in a row, the Cameron County Red Raider Varsity Basketball Team has earned the Northern Tier League Championship title. The Raiders defeated the Coudersport Falcons by a score of 57-54 at Austin Area School on Friday night and will now enter the District 9 Class A playoffs. Their overall record during […]

Students across the region enjoyed a snow day on Monday, following approximately one foot of snow that accumulated overnight on Sunday. Temperatures were expected to drop to zero or below overnight Monday, further compounding travel throughout the state. The huge winter storm impacted nearly all of the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states, cancelling thousands of […]

New signs going up on the Community Education Center building in St. Marys. The CEC offers professional, academic and personal opportunities for lifelong learning in Elk and Cameron counties and the surrounding areas.

Six people have been displaced due to a fire at a West Fourth Street four-unit apartment building in Emporium. The fire reportedly began toward the rear of the structure. Two benefits are being planned to help the residents who lost all of their belongings.      Frey – Echo

The Cameron County High School Marching Band  (above) represents the USS Pennsylvania in the Pearl Harbor Memorial Parade in Hawaii

  “EARLY BUCK” – Jared Whiting took this 9-point, 150-pound,  “early” buck on a special hunt with his grandfather, Jay Edel on Wednesday, Nov. 19th. Send your hunting photos to the Echo for publication ccecho@zitomedia.net    

WE REMEMBER – Veterans were remembered on Tuesday with Veterans Day ceremonies at the Big Flag, the Cameron County High School and at the Cameron County Courthouse. Shown are members of the Memorial Detail during a wreath-laying ceremony at the courthouse, where Taps was played, and a memorial reading was held. Other ceremonies included members […]

  Employees of American Sintered Technologies, Inc. of Emporium show off their General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award received for fiscal year 2013-2014. Shown from left are Pete DeLucia, Quality Assurance Manager; Randy Garzel, Sizing Lead-Off; and Jim Vito, Engineering Manager.

  Rebecca Pasquinelli, Branch Manager and Peggy Letterman, Asst. Branch Manager of Northwest Savings Bank are presenting a check for $2,400 to Jill Carlson, 2015 Fund Drive Chairman for the Cameron County Community Chest.   This is a yearly donation that comes from the Northwest Savings Bank Charitable Foundation.  Northwest Savings Bank appreciates the effort […]

  RAIL TRAIL OFFICIALLY OPEN – Audra Stuart from the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce is shown presenting a certificate to Jeff Ream, the engineer who worked on the Rail Trail project. They are flanked by members of the West Creek Rail Trail Association, St. Marys Snowmobile Association, Cameron County Commissioners and Solveson Contracting.

  MEMORIAL BENCH – Several members of the Schager family are shown by the bench that was built by Nancy (Schager) Stewart’s husband, Dave and their son, Wes, in memory of the late Carl Schager. The bench is located on the Rails to Trails across the highway from the home of Mrs. Schager. Shown sitting: […]

  AUTUMN FESTIVAL – Sizerville State Park’s 24th Annual Autumn Festival was held Saturday, with activities for the kids, demonstrations, and lots of great food for everyone. The day was sunny and cool, perfect for strolling through the park and enjoying the event. Several food vendors ran out of their offerings before 3:00, with the […]

2014 CAMERON COUNTY SPORTS HOMETOWN HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES – Front row (l to r) Brittney McLean (2003), Michael Tonkin (1985), James Kinsler (1962), Bill Leonard (1972) and Luke Fragale (1999). Back row: Bruce Morgan (1990), Mike Simon (1974), Jeff Lloyd (1972), James Zoschg (1970), Dick Peterson (1967) and Matthew Grimone (1975). Unable to attend […]

  Members of the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard served as pall bearers during a ceremony for First Lieutenant William Turner on Saturday at Gilmore Cemetery. Turner was buried with full military honors near his childhood home in the village of First Fork, near present-day Sinnemahoning State Park. Turner’s plane crashed during the Korean War, […]

VETS CLUB SUPPORTS PEARL HARBOR BAND TRIP – Members of the Cameron County Vets Club in Emporium presented a $5,000 check to the Cameron County High School Band to support the band’s upcoming trip to Hawaii to participate in the Pearl Harbor Day Parade. CCHS will represent the state of Pennsylvania during the ceremonies scheduled […]

A short rain shower Saturday afternoon didn’t spoil St. Mark’s 2nd Annual Parish Festival. Parents brought their children for games, including bingo, dunk tank, giant slide, and many more, and young and old alike enjoyed the delicious food prepared by volunteers. There were walking tacos, hot dogs, beef on wick, pulled pork sandwiches, sausage sandwiches, […]

Mike and Joe Patton, owners of Patton Building Co., are shown restoring a local historic wall to its former glory.

5K FAMILY FUN COLOR RUN – Keystone Rural Health Consortia sponsored a 5K Family Fun Color Run last Saturday, with 130 participants. There was also a walking group, and all those involved enjoyed the DJ and prizes awarded.

  The Gary Dubler Nature Trail was officially opened during Fun Day events at Woodland Elementary. Students from Woodland and the Cameron County High School attended the dedication, and many students have already worked on or have volunteered to work on improvements to the trail and outdoor classroom area. Shown above are Gary’s family members […]

  A Blue Star Memorial Dedication was held during the Memorial Day Ceremony at the Big Flag Memorial in Emporium. The addition of the Blue Star Marker is thanks to the Emporium Garden Club and donations received from community organizations.

Water Company Defends Need For Rate Increase   by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Documentation has been sent to the Public Utilities Commission (PUC) requesting a rate increase for customers of the Emporium Water Company (EWC), which operates in the Borough of Emporium and portions of Shippen Township. The increases are designed to generate an […]

  PROM ROYALTY – Nate Sestina and Olivia Fragale were crowned King and Queen of the 2014 Junior/Senior Prom Saturday night. Woodland Elementary All-Purpose Room was beautifully decorated for this year’s theme, “Far Away.” Nate is the son of Rachelle and Donald Sestina, and Olivia is the daughter of Gretchen and Joseph Fragale.  

Area children filled their baskets to the brim at the little league field on Saturday. Sunshine and warm temperatures brought out kids of all ages, and there was plenty of candy for all. The annual Easter hunt was sponsored by VFW, Legion, Moose, K Of C and May Hollow Sportsmen’s Club.

Nearly 30 paddlers took a dip in the frigid water during Saturday’s annual Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic. Shown below is Loretta Lininger being helped from the water by emergency services volunteers.

5th Grade students help release trout donated by the Wykoff Run Fish Nursery into the fish farm at Woodland Elementary. The fish farm is located in the greenhouse at Woodland, and is run by Mrs. Teresa Ream’s, 5th Grade Science classes. Jeff Ream, Teresa’s husband, is pictured releasing the fish and explained to the students […]

COACH OF THE YEAR AND PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARDED TO CAMERON COUNTY DUO – Nate Sestina (left) was named  to the First Team North Tier League and was also named Player of the Year. Jonny Songer was named Coach of the Year in the North Tier League; back-to-back years for both Sestina and Songer. […]

  Level 3 Communications, through its Level 3 Gives Program, recently made a substantial donation to the Cameron County Food Pantry. The Level 3 Gives Program provides funding to assist the community initiatives that are important to their employees.  Shown above (left to right) are Dave Malize, Northern Tier Community Action – Food and Nutrition […]

An ice jam blocks a section of the Driftwood Branch at Second Bridge in Rich Valley. Sub-zero temperatures over the last month have frozen the creek nearly solid on the surface, while super-cooled water flows slowly beneath. Temperatures are expected to rise significantly over this weekend, and rain is in the forecast, bringing the potential […]

  Dr. Jamey Azzato (left) of Advanced Chiropractic, announces the opening of a second location in Emporium.  Dr. Azzato is an Emporium native and is happy to be serving people in his hometown. Dr. Jon McGary will be assisting Dr. Azzato. He has over 10 years experience in helping patients with a number of spinal […]

  Snow Rollers are a rare meteorological phenomenon that depend on very specific snow, wind and temperature conditions. A whole field of the small, naturally-occurring snowballs grew on the lawn of the Cameron County High School during last week’s winter storm

  The GKN Foundation and the GKN Employee Hearts of Gold recently made donations to Dream Makers. Some of the proceeds came from the sale of cookbooks containing recipes from local employees. Accounting Department employee A.J. Seelye presented a check to Dream Makers President Walt Sipe and Secretary/Treasurer Donna Heindel on Thursday at GKN’s Airport […]

    Downtown business employees were kept busy last week shoveling as temperatures dropped below freezing. This week, much of the country is gearing up for arctic-like weather brought by a Polar Vortex hovering over the northern United States.

Emporium Pharmacy will be closing up shop for the last time as of December 17 after more than eight years of service to the Cameron County Community. Owners Joel and June Caldwell, natives of the Emporium area, thanked residents for their loyalty, trust and patronage, and their employees, Bonnie, Julie, Lori and Justin, for their […]

  The new Driftwood Senior Center is now open for business, serving area seniors on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. The new facility boasts offices, a modern kitchen, plenty of parking and a large common room, and was made possible by donations and a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of […]

  Some students dressed as superheroes while others fancied the Halloween Parade a fashion show during Friday’s celebrations at Woodland Elementary. Skies cleared briefly in an otherwise dreary day, as temperatures in the past week have dipped nearly 10-degrees below average with light snowfall and frosty nights recorded across the region. Trick-or-Treat in Cameron County […]

  Participants in the Sinnemahone 50K Ultra Marathon run past the Emporium Visitors Center on East Allegheny Avenue at just after 7:30 on Saturday morning. Sixty-five people from across the U.S. and Canada completed either the 25K or 50K course within the 10-hour time limit.

  A beautiful, unseasonably warm day brought a record number of visitors to Saturday’s annual Autumn Festival at Sizerville State Park.

A beautiful, unseasonably warm day brought a record number of visitors to Saturday’s annual Autumn Festival at Sizerville State Park. There was something for everyone, young and old; exhibits, hands-on crafts, demonstrations, and lots and lots of good food, including hot sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, soups, kettle korn, apple dippers with caramel, […]

  Sue Beveridge (right) received the Hometown Mentor’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Sunday afternoon’s Reunion Tribute Chorus. Ron Tusing received the You Make A Difference Award. Beveridge and Tusing are longtime Cameron County School District Music Educators. The two hour long concert featured many of their former students, traveling from as far as Alaska, returning […]

  Employees of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) visited a number of facilities as part of a six-county tour of the region held last week. Shown here are members of the group that toured GrafTech in Emporium (left to right): North Central Regional Director at DEP Marcus Kohl, Cameron County Commissioner […]

REUNION – TRIBUTE CHORUS WITH SUE ANN BEVERIDGE CONDUCTING AND SPECIAL GUEST RON TUSING September 29th starting at 1:pm will be an afternoon of bringing memories and mentors back from our memories into the reality of our present life. Sue Ann Beveridge will walk out on to the stage of the Cameron County High School […]

The Sweet Scentsations storefront at 10 East Fourth Street in Emporium,located next to Northwest Savings Bank, is open most weekdays. Stop in and browse around. For more information call 781-1778 or visit the Country Home Craft Mall on Facebook.

Food, fun and entertainment made St. Mark’s Festival a great success last Saturday. Hundreds of festival goers were treated to food and ice cream booths, kids’ games, horseshoes, a dunk tank, games of chance and much more. Shown in the photo on the left is Jennifer Caber and her nephew Cayden Trumpie at the duck […]

  CAMERON COUNTY FAIR IN FULL SWING – The 2012 Cameron County Fair Queen Brittney Standeven is shown checking out the flower entries in this year’s Fair. Take some time to visit the fairgrounds and see all the beautiful entries – flowers, quilts, afghans, wines, baked goods, photos and more. Shown with Brittney are Ariel […]

  MEMORIAL GARDEN – Friends and family of Kendyl Shaffer (1997-2011) planted the entrance to Newton Cemetery with plants and flowers recently and a Memorial plaque has been installed at the site. Kendyl passed away in 2011; her brothers, Adam (left) and Ryan are shown at the Memorial. They are the children of Ken and […]

  BEEKEEPERS HAVE GUEST SPEAKER – The North Central PA Beekeepers Association met on Saturday at the hives of Joel Caldwell. Special guest speaker, Craig Cella from Loganton demonstrated how to see if mites had infected the hives. He also spoke on some of the diseases that can affect honey bees. He was very knowledgeable, […]

  CARNIVAL TIME! There was something for everyone this year at the annual carnival, sponsored by Cameron County Little League. The weather cooperated from the first day to the last, with plenty of sunshine and warm temperatures. Rides for the very young and not so young were full each night and during both matinees. Little […]

  JUMPIN’ INTO SUMMER – School’s out and area children are ready for warm weather and outdoor fun. Shown are Dino Brown, Bobbi Fragale, Topanga Allison and Sophia Fragale celebrating the start of summer.

Kelli Anthony, age 15, shot her first turkey at 6:20 a.m. on May 4th while hunting with her father in North Creek.  The gobbler weighed in at 18 pounds, with an 8-inch beard and 1-inch spurs.  

Micro Burst Causes Damage at Sizerville. A unique weather event, described as a “micro burst,” caused damage at Sizerville State Park last Wednesday.

Emporium Rotary held its annual Wine and Cheese Gala Saturday. The event benefits Rotary’s scholarship fund. The highlight of the event is the homemade wine competition. This year Pete Fragale’s (left) Port wine took first place. Ryan Magaro (right) took second with his White Zinfandel. Third went to Bo Cappiello’s Vignoles wine. Also in the […]

DO IT YOURSELF RACK – Nelson Haas is well known for his artistic skills and knowledge of the outdoors, but he may have outdone himself with his latest effort — a handmade elk antler. “It took me longer to make than it does an elk to grow one,” said Haas. The antler is made of […]