Carnovale Named Mayor of the Year

    Emporium Borough Mayor Bruno Carnovale and current Borough Council President Luann Reed were both honored at a recent meeting of the Pennsylvania Borough Association for their service to the community. Carnovale has served as a borough official for more than 50 years, first as a council person for 18 years, then as Civil […]

Country Club To Host Young Golfers

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor A new opportunity to introduce area youth to the sport of golf has been launched at the Emporium Country Club (ECC) and will kick-off this Thursday evening. Beginning Thursday, May 18, children ages eight and up will be welcomed to ECC beginning at 5:30 p.m. to give […]

Banquets, Ceremonies To Honor Graduates

    The Cameron County School District (CCSD) has organized an additional ceremony for graduating seniors to ensure recognition goes to seniors receiving awards, and the organizations presenting them. Dr. Keith Wolfe suggested the move to provide an additional opportunity for honoring graduating seniors and community members who provide opportunities for continuing education. Traditional Baccalaureate, […]

County Unemployment Rate at 7.1%

    Cameron County’s unemployment rate was calculated at 7.1% for the month of February as it continued to hover between 6.5% and 8.5% over the past few months. The Pennsylvania rate for the same time period was calculated at 5.0%, down slightly from previous months. State numbers are also in for March, showing the […]

Bald & Fat Classic To Become Annual Event

    The Cameron County BAGUBA Club recently hosted a Bald & Fat Classic wrestling tournament that will be planned as an annual event to raise money for local wrestlers. The BAGUBA—Brutally Aggressive Guys Uninhibited by Adversity—Club supports wrestling at the Junior Olympics wrestling level for elementary-aged students, and some activities for the Cameron County […]

Food Pantry

    The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, May 24, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at 135 West Fourth Street in Emporium.     

Driftwood Senior Center Meet & Greet

    The Driftwood Senior Center is happy to hold a State Police Meet & Greet for the community.  Wednesday, May 24th, Trooper Wooster from the Emporium State Police Barracks will be at the Driftwood Senior Center from appoximately 10 a.m. until noon.  Come and meet Trooper Wooster and enjoy some informative conversation.   If […]

Drama Club Fundraiser

    The CCHS Drama Boosters are holding a spring fundraising event. Students who are a part of the drama program are taking orders for Jeff’s Jams and Salsa.  These popular products are available in many different varieties of jams and salsa.  Each product comes in a pint jar and costs $6.00.  Orders will be […]

Yeti Raffle

    The Allegheny Mountain Chapter, Nam Knights of America MC is sponsoring a raffle to support the restoration of the WW I Memorial in Emporium. The raffle prize package consists of 10 Yeti items and cost is $5.00 for one or three for $10. One hundred percent of the money goes to the restoration […]

Legion Aux. Nominations

    The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 194 will be holding its regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 22 in the back room of the VFW. Officer nominations for the 2017-2018 year will be held.    

Volunteers Luncheon

    The Emporium Senior Center had an ice cream social to honor all of their amazing volunteers. The volunteers who were able to attend seemed to have a great afternoon filled with ice cream sundaes, good conversation, and laughter.  Each volunteer was presented with a certificate and a small token of thanks. According to […]

Country Blessings Wedding Room

    Country Blessings has expanded to include a wedding room which contains bridal gowns and all other clothing for weddings and special occasions. Please stop in and let them bless you for your special day.    

Benefit Spaghetti Dinner In Austin

    Members of the Austin Volunteer Fire Company will be holding a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, May 21, at the Austin Fire Station. Serving begins at 3 p.m.   All proceeds will benefit Rob Freer, who is a lifelong resident of Austin and a life member of the Department. Rob has served in many […]

Spaghetti Dinner, Gun Shoot

    The Cameron County Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will hold a spaghetti dinner and gun shoot on May 20 at the Club at Sizer Run from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.  This dinner is free to present members.  If the member brings a guest they are requesting a small donation for that guest. […]

Umble Hosting 5k For Down Syndrome Awareness

    Alex Umble, a member of the class of 2018, is hosting a 5k Run/2 mile Walk along with a Buddy Walk to raise awareness for Down Syndrome. Down Syndrome is a genetic disorder in which one has an extra copy of the 21st chromosome.  “I lost a brother and have a cousin, Levi, […]

Musical Tribute Planned For Gladys Schultz

    A memorial concert in honor of Gladys Shultz will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 21 at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church on Fourth Street in Emporium. The concert is a celebration of Schultz’s many years as a musician in Elk and Cameron counties. She was the organist and pianist at the […]

Bald & Fat Wrestling Tournament Saturday

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor An adult wrestling tournament is being planned to be held at Woodland Elementary School beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6. The Bald & Fat Classic (B&FC), organized by Joe Musti of York, is a series of wrestling tournaments “for real men who’ve passed their prime […]

Haskins Charged With Rape of a Child

    A local man has been charged with a number of crimes related to inappropriate contact with a minor in his care. Shane Michael Haskins, age 35, with addresses listed in both Emporium and Port Allegany, has been charged with first-degree felony counts of rape of a child, statutory sexual assault and aggravated indecent […]

Suspects Charged In Emporium Assault

    Three individuals have been charged following an altercation that took place in the Borough of Emporium earlier this month. Michael E. Hallowell, age 48, Dana Lee Grovanz, age 35, and Christopher James Grovanz, age 37, have each been charged with a felony count of rioting with the intent to commit a felony for […]

Search Warrant Issued In Pettit Rape Investigation

    Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the alleged rape of a minor that occurred in the Emporium Borough last week. A search warrant was obtained through Magisterial District Judge Barry Brown’s office in Emporium following reports of a rape made by a known 15-year-old juvenile female, alleged to have occurred in the downstairs apartment […]

Boro Working With Owners of Blighted Properties

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Emporium Borough officials continue to deal with blighted properties and ordinance violations in town. An action plan was received from Matthew Grimone, of Shippen Township, concerning four downtown properties that were previously addressed through the magistrate, with two of the residential structures possibly slated for demolition, according […]

Volunteer Sizerville Park Cleanup

    Sizerville State Park is looking for volunteers to help beautify the park.  A Volunteer Spring Clean-Up Day will be held Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be doing trail maintenance, winter debris removal, gardening, managing invasive species, litter removal and more.  Lunch will be provided.       

Shaffer Wins Regional Speech Contest

    Mason Shaffer, a Junior at Cameron County High School,  was the first place  winner of the Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest held at the Regional level in Clearfield April 22 with her speech on Girl’s Right to Education.   The 4 Way Speech Contest incorporates the Rotary 4 Way Test: Is it the […]

Fight Against Opioids

    Please join in The Fight Against Opioids, presented by Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc., on May 3rd at 6 p.m. in the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. Teen scene materials will be set up for adults only. For questions, call 486-0653.    

Senior of the Month

    For the month of April, Emporium Senior Center has designated John Ford as Senior of the Month. John’s favorite color is navy blue and he loves cats. John has lived in Emporium since 1966 and he really appreciates the friendly people. His wisdom for the younger generation is to “Listen to your elders—you […]

May Happenings at the Senior Center

    The Emporium Senior Center has many activities and informational programs planned for the month of May. All are welcome to attend. Friday, May 5th – “Foods to Help Boost Your Memory” at 11:45 a.m. Monday, May 8th – Club meeting at 1 p.m. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Tuesday, May […]

Candidate for Lumber Twp. Supervisor

    My name is James F. (Cowboy) Cackowski and I am announcing my candidacy for Lumber Township Supervisor. I was born and resided in Derry, PA but have been visiting Cameron County my entire life with my family at our camp. In 2010 I made the decision to make Cameron County Lumber Township my […]

Addresses Needed

    The CCHS Class of 1992 is looking for addresses or contact information for the following classmates: Molly Armstrong, Mark Bender, Joe Berry, Teri Coppersmith, Tom Galford, Brett Gibbs, Christy McLaughlin, Steve Luckenbill, Tom Rossman and Stephanie Taylor.   Please contact Holly Manginell at hollykmang@gmail.com or at 814-558-0517.       

Newton Cemetery Notice

    Please remove all fall and winter floral arrangements, Christmas wreaths, etc. from Newton Cemetery. Spring cleaning at the cemetery is now in progress and your cooperation will be appreciated.    

Alumni Banquet Policy Update

    The EHS/CCHS Alumni Association Board and Planning Committee, after much consideration, have updated the policy regarding attendance requirements for the Annual Alumni Banquet.   Going forward, they have revised the policy to include those individuals who were students of EHS/CCHS through high school and have obtained GED status as eligible to attend the […]

Lancaster Field Trip Cancelled

    The field trip that was planned via the Emporium Senior Center,  to go see “Jonah” at the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster has been cancelled.  Unfortunately, the number of interested individuals fell short of the needed goal by about eight people. They may see if there is enough interest again in the […]

Geist Completes Bat House Project

    Cameron Coumty High School Senior, Wyatt Geist constructed three bat houses as part of his senior project. His mentor for the project was Don Bickford of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities.  Toby Herzing, Forester for Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) initiated the project with CCOYA, who turned it over to […]

CCHS Spring Band Concerts, Art Show

    There’s music in the air at Cameron County School District.  On Tuesday, May 9th the Woodland Elementary Band, Recorders, and Chorus will hold their annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Auditorium.   There will be an opportunity for audience participation in the last song.  On Thursday, May 11th, the CCHS […]

NTCAC Receives $125,000 Housing Grant

    Five housing projects in the 25th Senatorial District will receive a total of $345,000 to improve availability and affordability of housing, according to Senator Joe Scarnati. In Cameron County Northern Tier Community Action: Cameron County Community and Economic Development Program will receive $125,000. This funding will be used to reduce blight while increasing […]

Local Youth Participate In 4-H Air Rifle Regional Shoot

    Jefferson County 4-H Air Rifle Team recently hosted the 2017 Regional 4-H Shooting Sports Air Rifle event, held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds  This is an annual event that is open to all 4-H Air Rifle members in the Central Region of Pennsylvania.   Youth from Cameron, Elk, Potter, Jefferson, Centre and Clearfield […]

June Classes Planned at Artisan Center

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center is hosting a variety of classes for adults and children.  Repurposing furniture and pottery classes are limited to 10 students each. June 7 will feature Sally Azzato teaching painting techniques on furniture you own.  Students are encouraged to bring small pieces to transform.  Students will […]

Commissioners Review State Budget’s Local Impact

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Cameron County Commissioners discussed the state budget, economic news and conservation efforts at their regular meeting held Thursday in Emporium. Commissioner Lori Reed stated that the budget came up at a recent meeting of county commissioners from northwestern Pennsylvania. The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) is […]

Local Woman Charged With Endangering Welfare of Minors

    An Emporium woman has been charged with two felony counts of endangering the welfare of children and a misdemeanor for recklessly endangering another person following an incident that occurred in the Emporium Borough in early April. Shalynn Marie Schatz, age 24, with home addresses listed in both Emporium and Penfield, was charged this […]

GKN, Employees Support Community Chest

    Over the past 41 years GKN Sinter Metals Emporium facilities (originally PPM) have been supporting the Cameron County Community Chest via employee contributions through payroll deduction. An added incentive is that the company also donates to the drive.  Since the inception of this program, GKN has been a major contributor to the Cameron […]

Kriner Sentenced To County Jail For Statutory Sexual Assault

    An Emporium man was sentenced to serve 10 to 24 months in a county jail after pleading guilty last year to four felony charges including statutory sexual assault. Matthew Scott Kriner, age 27, entered open guilty pleas to felony counts of unlawful contact with a minor, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and […]

Cameron County Court Return Day

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor During Return Day proceedings held Tuesday in Cameron County, a number of defendants entered pleas and were sentenced, but several received continuances for their cases. A guilty plea was accepted by Cameron County President Judge Richard Masson on behalf of Courtney Hays, age 26, of Weedville, on […]

Model Railroad Day at DuBois Mall

    Saturday, May 6th, is Model Railroad Day at the DuBois Mall. The 18th Annual Model Train Show is sponsored by the Allegheny Plateau Division Mid-Central Region, National Model Railroaders Association and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local model railroaders will be there enjoying the “World’s Greatest Hobby.” The event […]

Don’t Miss ‘Mark Twain’ Saturday

    Don’t miss ‘Mark Twain’ this Saturday, April 29th when Emporium  Storyteller Charles Kiernan brings him to life at the Emporium Firehall at 3 p.m. Twain is wont to ramble on about his boyhood memories, the newspaper publishing business, life on the Mississippi and frogs. Mostly, though, he likes to talk about the river.  […]

Earth Day Celebrated at Woodland

    Since its inception in the U.S. in 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated annually throughout the world on April 22 as a day of environmental awareness.  To celebrate Earth Day, Cameron County High School (CCHS) Outdoor Club, CCHS Envirothon Team, Cameron County Conservation District (CCCD), Emporium Garden Club and Cameron County Outdoor Youth […]

Dog Warden To Conduct License Checks

    Dog wardens from the state agriculture department announced plans to canvass five northcentral Pennsylvania counties during May. This outreach program helps to ensure that all dog owners in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, and Potter counties have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs. Pennsylvania law requires that all dogs three months or […]

Learn the Birds and the Bees at Andrews Farm

    Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities will host the Allegheny Highlands Bird Club (AHBC)  April meeting on April 26 at the Andrews Farm. Ryan Magaro of Rich Valley Apiary will be doing a Honey Bee 101 presentation starting at 5:30 p.m. and the AHBC meeting will immediately follow the presentation. CCOYA will be offering […]

Third Grade Releases Brook Trout

    The third grade students of Woodland Elementary recently visited Sizerville State Park. The event was coordinated by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA).  The first order of business after arriving was to release several dozen brook trout fingerlings in East Cowley Run stream. This was the end of a year-long adventure for the […]

Grants Available To Local Fire Departments

    Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson recently encouraged local fire departments to apply for federal grant assistance to help with fire prevention and safety efforts. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Fiscal Year 2016 Fire Prevention and Safety Program is currently open and will close on Friday, May 19 at […]

Egg-Stremely Popular Pheasant Project Returns

    Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) recently delivered over 400 pheasant eggs to Cameron County School District. This year there are 11 classrooms at the Woodland School and two in the High School that are participating in the program.  Each classroom is equipped with an incubator that is hoped to hatch about 40 […]

KRHC Expanding Local Health Facility

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Groundbreaking for new medical facilities at the Keystone Rural Health Consortia (KRHC) location in Emporium was held Thursday. Hallstrom Construction, of DuBois, will serve as general contractor on the $650,000 project, which is being funded through a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan. KTH Architecture of […]

Salt Run Fish Fest Great Success

    The annual Salt Run Youth Fish Fest held this past Saturday at Andrews Farm in Shippen Township was a success, according to organizers. “Both the weather and fish cooperated this year with sunny skies and mild temperatures,” said Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) Director Don Bickford. “This has turned into a great […]

Sizerville Bridge Work Begins, Wykoff Detour Ends

    Roadwork in the Wykoff Run area progressed far enough for the detour to be ended and travelers to return to the area just ahead of fishing season. Wykoff Run Road (Route 2001) in Gibson Township had been closed for several weeks prior to opening day of fishing season to facilitate work on a […]

Shippen Plans Spring Clean-Up For Saturday

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor The annual Spring Clean-Up will be held at the Shippen Township building from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 22. Residents of Lumber, Portage and Shippen townships whose refuse bills are paid-in-full are permitted to bring truckloads of household waste to the township for disposal for […]

Inducted Into National Honor Society

    Bobbi Fragale was inducted into the National Honor Society at Elk County Catholic High School. To be eligible for the National Honor Society, students must maintain a 93 grade point average for five consecutive semesters. Inductees also had to meet specific criteria related to leadership, service and character. Bobbi is a junior at […]

Fairy Garden Workshop at State Park

    Let the magic of nature engulf you in an enchanting workshop. On Saturday, April 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a Fairy Garden Workshop.  Enjoy fairy folklore while creating a miniature world to take home. Participants will be guided with step-by-step instructions and provided with a variety […]

Country Blessings’ New Hours

    Country Blessings’ new hours are: Open noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon, based on availability – look for flag. Every last Saturday of the month all is free in the hallway of Country Attic – upstairs from Country Blessings. Located in the Cameron County Christian Center […]

Greene Named To Dean’s List

    Patricia Greene from Emporium was named to the Dean’s List for the winter term at South Hills School of Business & Technology in State College. A graduate of Edinboro University she is a student in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Professional Plus program designed for students who have a Bachelor’s degree in a related […]

Post Prom Donations Needed

    The post prom committee is still preparing for the post prom to be held May 6th. Monetary and gift certificates are still being accepted. All proceeds provide those who attend with food and prizes to be won throughout the event. Any questions, please contact Kris Umble, 486-3745.  

Meet the Cast of ‘Follow the Yellow Brick Road’

    Mark your calendars! The Cameron County High School Drama Boosters invite you to attend “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” an event where you can meet the cast of the upcoming presentation of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.”  Bring your cameras and take pictures as your children interact with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tinman, […]

Northwest Observes Banking Week

    The Emporium Office of Northwest Bank is gearing up for Community Banking Week in April. The office will observe this year’s theme, Grow your Community, with special events and activities during the week of April 24.  “We’d like to thank our customers and community for their continued support.  We’re proud to call Emporium […]

Historical Society To Present ‘Mark Twain’

    ‘Mark Twain’ as told by storyteller Charles Kiernan, will be presented at the Emporium Firehall on Saturday, April 29 at 3 p.m. Storyteller Charles Kiernan, now retired, performs at theatres, schools, libraries, and arts festivals.  The intent of the show is to give the audience a bit of Twain’s biography, his humor and […]

Magaro To Visit Library As Part of Literacy Initiative

    Brandi Magaro will visit the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library as part of a very special reading event on Monday, April 24, at 11 a.m. The featured story read by Magaro will be Daniel Finds a Poem, which is written and illustrated by Micha Archer. Daniel Finds a Poem is this year’s book […]

Cameron Co. High School Honor Roll

    Cameron County High School announces its 3rd Nine Weeks Honor Roll: High Honors Grade 12: Desirae Fledderman, Kendyl Guisto, Madisen Guisto, Madison Harrier Grade 11: Tess Dubler Grade 10: Kamme Guisto, Sally Holjencin, Laila Smith Grade 9: Cameron Harrier Grade 8: Caden Beldin, Megan Gordon Grade 7: Mikenna Farabaugh, Natalie Zucal Honors Grade […]

Perfect Water Conditions For Canoe, Kayak Classic

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor The water was perfect for this year’s Cameron County Canoe & Kayak Classic held this Saturday on the Driftwood Branch. This is the 43rd year of the annual Canoe Race, as it is called locally. The race was held a week late this year due to high-water […]

Recycling Center Closed For Several More Weeks

    The Cameron County Recycling Center will likely be closed for several more months due to issues with construction of a new building. Amendment #1 was approved, which grants an extension to the completion date for the Recycling Grant Agreement. A pavilion to be constructed over the recycling center was measured incorrectly, causing delays […]

Salt Run Fishing Derby This Saturday

    Youth are invited to the annual Salt Run Fish Fest this Saturday at Andrews Farm in Shippen Township. On Saturday, April 15, at 8 a.m., fishing season officially opens in north central Pennsylvania. Registration for the youth event begins at 7:30 a.m. “We are extremely proud of this event that has turned into […]

Rail Trail Upkeep Discussed at Commissioners Meeting

    Cameron County Commissioners discussed the West Creek Rail Trail during their regular meeting held Thursday. Commissioners are looking into ways to assist organizers of the West Creek Rail Trail, which connects Emporium to St. Marys via a 19-mile section of old railway, keep the trail looking as good as the day it was […]

Annual Egg Hunt

    The Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 15 at 1 p.m. at the Cameron County Little League Complex on Sizerville Road. This year’s event is sponsored by the Cameron County Vets Club and VFW, the Emporium Moose Lodge, Knights of Columbus, and the May Hollow Sportsmen’s Club. Sign-ups are available […]

Holy Week at St. Mark

    St. Mark Catholic Church has announced its Holy Week Services. April 13th at 6:30 p.m., Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper. April 14th at 9 a.m., Good Friday: Prayer Service in O’Connell Hall 2 p.m., Passion of the Lord April 15th at 9 a.m., Holy Saturday: Prayer service in the Church   […]

Sinnemahoning Egg Hunt

    The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at Sinnemahoning Recreation Park on April 8. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the Hunt starting at 10:00. There will be plenty of eggs to find and the Easter Bunny to meet and have pictures taken with. A hot dog, chips and drink will be […]