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)

Free Haircuts at the Driftwood Senior Center

    The Driftwood Sr. Center helped Roger Knisely celebrate his 60th Birthday.  It was a great time featuring The Down County Country Boys band and a yummy hot lunch. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Awana To Begin Sept. 5

The Emporium C&MA church announces the start of Awana, its Wednesday night Children’s Ministry Program, beginning September 5th.  Children in kindergarten through 6th grade are invited to attend beginning promptly at 6:30 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. each Wednesday night during the school year. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Changes To Drama Club

The drama program at CCHS will be undergoing some changes to make the program better for students. Tuesday, September 4th, at 6:30 p.m. will be a parent meeting to discuss the upcoming season and some new, exciting changes to the program. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Pontoon Boat Tours

Interpretive Pontoon Boat Tours will be held at the Sinnemahoning State Park on Sunday, September 2nd. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Sizerville Pool Reopens For Labor Day Weekend

    Sizerville State Park swimming pool is closed now through Friday, August 31st. The pool will reopen for Labor Day weekend September 1st, 2nd and 3rd from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. As always, the pool is open weather permitting; if you are not sure, call the park office at 814-486-5605, Monday through Friday […]

Alzheimer’s Walk Meeting

    A team night will be held September 4 for anyone who is currently, or would like to be, on a team for the Alzheimer’s Walk. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Birds ‘n Brunch

    Birds n’ Brunch, a Specialty Pontoon Boat Tour will be held Saturday, September 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join the park naturalist at Sinnemahoning State Park for a morning bird-watching pontoon boat excursion. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Fish For Free Day

    Labor Day, Monday, September 3,  has been designated as a Fish for Free Day by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Reynoldsville Tops Cameron County Storm

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Storm played host to Reynoldsville in Central Pennsylvania Youth Football League action on Saturday but fell to the Falcons by a score of 30-6. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Raider Golfers Begin Season 2-1

by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity golf team began the 2012 season with three matches in the week before school officially began. Coach Rick McLean’s team includes seniors Tyler Wigfield and Chris Crosby, junior Andrew Grimone and sophomores Paul Etchepare, Keith Spehalski, Hunter Azzato, Taylor Gillette and […]

Lady Raider Golfers Open 2012 Season

  by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity golf team began the new season last week with a tri-meet on Thursday. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   After I got back from a quick visit to Slippery Rock University to fill my son’s refrigerator on Saturday the television viewing went off the charts and my remote started smoking. In the same time frame I got to see the Pirates beat the Brewers, the Steelers beat the Bills […]

Haas Trail Challenge

    The 1st Annual Les Haas Memorial Trail Challenge 16K Run and 5K Run/Walk, hosted by the Elk County Conservation District, will be held Saturday, Sept. 22 at the Laurel Mill Ski Trail, Allegheny National Forest, near Ridgway, beginning at 9 a.m. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘American Hotel’

The Kelly Girls owned the American Hotel, then sold to Michael Fragale Sr. and John Villella, then sold to Albert Tauses Sr. and John Boswell, then sold to Michael Gennocro. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Good, Bad and Ugly’

Are you the one who kicked over the flower pots in front of the church last Saturday (19th)? What were you thinking? Apparently, you weren’t thinking of the person who took the time to plant them, or of all the townspeople who have been enjoying them. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

‘No more Flowers on Fourth Street’

On Wednesday, August 15th, my wife and I traveled to Emporium from our camp in Mix Run to attend mass at St. Mark’s. My wife, our town gardener, remarked to me how beautiful the flowers and pots were along Fourth Street and in front of St. Mark’s. We were extremely disappointed when reading in the […]

‘History of County’s Taverns’

The Driftwood Hotel was purchased from the Yahnite family by my dad, Jim Askey, who at that time also owned Jim’s Tavern in Sterling Run and the Sinnemahoning Tavern. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Take Back Your Town!’

I just got my weekly issue of the Echo and once again my blood is boiling. That Mr. Walters cannot even put out beautiful flowers on 4th Street and not have them destroyed is the last straw. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Simple Solution’

Dear Editor: It seems there is a problem with the school board meetings because the room is noisy and people can’t hear the soft spoken board members. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

James Hornung

(1934-2012) James S. Hornung, 78, of 109 W. 5th Street, died Wednesday afternoon (Aug. 22, 2012) at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys, after a very long, courageous fight with cancer and his family by his side.

Olive Bezik

(1918-2012) Olive Newton Bezik, 94, formerly of Oak Ridge,  TN, passed away Thursday (Aug. 23, 2012) in Olathe, Kansas

Clyde Lewis

(1941-2012) Clyde Oliver “Lew” Lewis, 70, of 26 W. Garden St., died at his residence on Wednesday evening (Aug. 22, 2012) after a brief battle with bone cancer.

Lester Vallimont

(1919-202) Lester R. Vallimont, 93, of Punxsutawney, formerly of Emporium, passed away Saturday (Aug. 11, 2012) in the Altoona Regional Health System.

Lionel Minard

(1925-2012) Lionel P. Minard Jr., 87, of Carol Ave., Seneca Falls, NY, died Saturday (Aug. 25, 2012) at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.

Wandering Aimlessly

  Still Wandering by Phil Burkhouse Three rebel family members toured their old homelands last week, and since they were into woods walking we did numerous morning and evening hikes.  Most of the hikes were in the heads of the Hicks Run and May Hollow drainages with occasional adventures in West Creek, and all areas […]

The Passion

  by William Crisp   This has been an interesting week. I love learning new stuff and generally I try to ingest a lot of different materials for fun. Recently, there was a class that said taking bath salt based drugs was bad for you.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s […]

PGC To Hold Extra HTE Classes Before Fall Seasons

    Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said the agency is scheduling more basic Hunter-Trapper Education (HTE) courses for September and October so all new hunters can complete this mandatory course to be eligible to participate in the upcoming fall hunting seasons.     (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this […]

PADDLING FOR MEDALS – Local youngsters did themselves proud earlier this month at the U.S. Canoe & Kayak National Championships near Warren on the Allegheny River. From left are Justin Aharrah, Paul Etchepare, Cassie Frey and Tony Olivett. Local paddler Randy Bailey and others guided the quartet of youngsters through demanding National competition format.

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)

Take A Walk, Learn About Bats at the Park

    Two programs will be offered at Sinnemahoning State Park this weekend. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Library Seeks Board Members

    The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library (Cameron County Public Library) is seeking two Emporium Borough residents to fill vacancies on the Library Board of Trustees. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Lighting Donations Needed

    The account for the Sylvan Heights Street Light has enough money for six more months. The monthly charge for the light is approximately $12.70. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Scarf Class

    Get a jump on Christmas gifts, or just spend some time with friends learning something new! (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Support Your Local Blood Drive Thursday

Support your local blood supplier, the Community Blood Bank, where local donations support local hospitals and are received by local recipients. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Service Officer at VFW Today

    Roy Cowfer, VFW Department Service Officer, will be at VFW Post 6221 on Wednesday (today) from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. to answer any questions that veterans may have. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Italy, Greece Trip Updates

    Students planning to participate in the Italy-Greece 2013 trip will be meeting with the trip chaperones on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Brown Memorial Library to discuss upcoming fundraising activities.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cemetery Cleanup

Several local folks recently met to discuss ways to help maintain the Rich Valley Cemetery. The group has scheduled a work day on the Rich Valley Cemetery grounds.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo) Essay Writers Wanted London Paying It is taken interaction reversion analyses as a solvent […]

Girl Scout Registration

    Girl Scouts of Cameron County will be having an open registration night on Wednesday, August 22nd from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m in the back room of the library.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Cooking with Herbs

    The garden club will meet at the parish hall at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 25th to carpool to the Little Mill Creek Farm in Ridgway. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Indoor Yard Sale

    The Cameron County Christian Center, located in Emporium (formerly the East 4th Street School) continues to have a huge indoor yard sale. The proceeds benefit the gymnasium renovation project at the Center. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Records Broken In Hutton Memorial Race

    The 7th Annual David Hutton Memorial 5K Run and 2 Mile Walk was held in Emporium on August 18th. The total number of runners was 81. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)  

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   A great sign that fall is approaching is that our annual Cameron County League fantasy football draft takes place on a Friday night followed by the first CCHS varsity football scrimmage. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Sidelinger Completes Fun Run

    Janelle Sidelinger, age 5, was inadvertently omitted from the participants in the Bob Swanson Memorial race last week. Janellle participated in the 1 Mile Fun Run and had a time of 13:15. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

Support the Storm

    Come on out this Saturday and support the Storm Football teams. The concession stand will be open, so stop at the CCHS football field for lunch. The JV game begins at 11 a.m. and the Varsity starts at 1 p.m.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘No More Flowers on 4th Street’

I would like to express to everyone the pleasure I received from placing all the flower pots on East 4th Street and the joy I got from all the compliments I received for their beauty from the members of the Presbyterian and St. Mark’s Church. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron […]

‘Echo Reaches Reader in Over 35 States’

I graduated from CCHS in 1970. I had a very successful Forestry career  in Northern Maine for 30+ years. In 2009 we decided to retire, sell our house and some “stuff”, buy an RV and go full time RVing across the country. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Shoemakers Shift Hours’

Editor: I ran across an article from the Cameron County Press newspaper of 10 May 1934 that adds some insight to the “Emporium Shoemakers” topic. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

History of County’s Taverns’

  Our Homestead Hotel in the late ‘50s and early ‘60s was owned by Stan and Julie Lawrence, then sold to Sam and Ethel Jannotti, then to Donald Coletti, and finally to Richard Merry, who was married to Marge Woolslayer. (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)

‘Another Beauty Shop’

Mrs. Bateman had a beauty shop next to DeSio’s Shoe Shop, Odd Fellows building.   (Full Story available on the newsstands, in this week’s Cameron County Echo)