Unemployment Down In Latest Job Numbers

    Cameron County’s unemployment rate was down in August, coming in at a seasonally-adjusted 6.7%, with approximately 100 individuals unemployed. This is nearly a full percentage-point drop from just two months ago; June’s rate was 7.5% for Cameron County, the highest in the state. The lowest rate was 3.4% in Chester County. Only 28 […]

Outdoor Club Goes Elk Viewing

    Cameron County High School Outdoor Club recently took its first field trip of the school year. Ten students took an after school evening to go Elk viewing in the Benezette area.  They were accompanied by Advisors Mandy Miller, Lee Sines and Don Bickford of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA).  First stop of […]

Sharing Our Blessings With Manor Residents

    It’s that time of the year again. Time flies by so quickly and it seems that the seasons are changing and we need to prepare.  Felt Manor/Felt Living Auxiliary is sponsoring a “Blessing Tree” for the Thanksgiving season to benefit the residents of their facilities. For a minimum donation of $5.00, your loved […]

Pink-tober Baskets of Hope

    Cameron County Courthouse employees will be kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month beginning on Monday, October 2nd. Starting then, tickets will be on sale for the 2017 Pink Ribbon “Baskets Of Hope” raffle. Tickets are $1.00 each and can be purchased in the Prothonotary’s office located on the first floor. Raffle prizes for […]

Emporium Senior Center Happenings

    There are many fun, informative and entertaining happenings during October at the Emporium Senior Center. All are welcome to attend.  Monday, October 9th – Helpmates will be there, available to do blood pressure, blood sugar, and oxygen screenings from 11:30 a.m. to noon. Monday, October 9th— Club meeting at 1 p.m. All members […]

ECC Holds Stockholder Meeting

    On Saturday, Sept. 24th, the  Emporium Country Club (ECC) held their annual stockholders meeting. Dale Miller was honored for his 40 years of service to ECC. Congratulations and thank you, Dale. The following are the officers and directors for 2017-2018: Rich Cashdollar, president; Mick Fapore, vice president; Chris Thompson, treasurer; Ben Newton, secretary. […]

Blood Drive Oct. 12

    The American Red Cross urges eligible donors of all races and ethnicities to give blood to help ensure a diverse blood supply for patients in need. A blood drive will be held in Emporium on October 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Vets Club, 427 East 3rd Street Some blood […]

Religious Inquiry Class

    A gathering will occur on Thursday, October 12 at 6:30 p.m., for less than one hour, for adults 18 years of age or older who are trying to find meaning in their life.   Those who have questions like the following are invited to come: Can you help me be a better person?  […]

Financial Aid Night

    Cameron County High School announces that Financial Aid Night will be held on Tuesday, October 17th, at 5:30 p.m. in the High School LGI. A financial aid representative from the University of Pittsburgh of Bradford will present how to complete the FAFSA application and answer all financial aid questions. All seniors and their […]

May Hollow 300 Club Party

    May Hollow Sportsmen’s Club will hold its 300 Club Party on October 7, starting at 1 p.m.      

Fun Children’s Programs at the Public Library

    The staff of the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library would like to remind parents about their three on-going children’s programs:  Free to Be Me (birth through two years) is held on Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and is a loosely structured playtime offering a variety of activities to provide engagement and socialization […]

Soup, Sandwich Fundraiser

    The Emporium Senior Center will be selling hot, yummy soups and sandwiches from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21st at the center. Eat in or take out available.  Thank you for supporting your local senior center.    

Silent Prayer Service

    The Cameron County Pro-Life Committee will be sponsoring a “Life Chain” on Sunday, October 8th. “Life Chain” is a nationally recognized, peaceful demonstration against abortion. Signs will be distributed at 2 p.m. from the First Baptist Church, and the demonstration wi    

Cole Memorial Dentistry Welcomes Dr. Mauser

    Holly Mauser, DMD, recently joined Victor Brown, DMD, PC, and Tod Twichell, DDS, and the Cole Memorial Dentistry team. Dr. Mauser received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania prior to completing her Doctorate in Dental Services at the Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry. She performed […]

Painting Class

    A painting class, taught by Anna Cass, will be held at the Emporium Senior Center on Friday, October 20th, beginning at 11 a.m.  Anna will be leading everyone in painting a picture of a sunflower and a pumpkin.Cost for the class and supplies will be $16/person.  There will be a break for lunch—they […]

Breastfeeding Education Group

    The Community Education Center and Penn Highlands Elk are excited to announce a new Breastfeeding Education Group opportunity. Local Maternity Nurse and Certified Lactation Consultant, Katie Pletcher, will meet with new moms and interested moms at the CEC in St. Marys on Tuesday, October 10th and Monday, October 23rd from 10 a.m. to […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Acid Mine Drainage Treatment by Rich Summers   Most locals have heard of May Hollow since there is a Sportsman’s Club and hunt club located on 13,000 acres of land presently owned by Hancock Investments.  Most readers are probably more unfamiliar with names such as Finley, Portable, and Bender unless you are a native […]


  by William Crisp   During the fall of 1978, I was playing football and getting ready for archery season: the two passions don’t mix well, each being demanding lovers. Not much has changed in thirty-nine years. Today, I coach football and am preparing for archery season, still juggling my passions. Kids haven’t changed much […]

Game Commission Offers Free CWD Tests For DMA-Harvested Deer

    Those hunting deer within the state’s Disease Management Areas (DMAs) will have the opportunity to have their deer tested – free of charge – for chronic wasting disease (CWD), and at the same time help the Game Commission fight this deadly disease. The Game Commission is installing large metal bins at 26 locations […]

Raiders Shut Out at Coudy

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team traveled to Coudersport last Friday looking for their initial win of the season but were shut out by the Falcons, 42-0.  The home team limited the Raiders to just 96 yards of offense and scored thirty-six points […]

Brown, McKimm Head All-Star Golf Selections

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The North Penns Woods Golf League has named its 2017 all-star team and included are two Cameron County High School athletes. Dino Brown was selected to the boy’s squad and Alyvia McKimm was picked for the girl’s team. The full NPW boys’ team is as follows: Connor […]

Raider Golf Team Completes Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity golf team completed their 2017 season at the North Penns Woods League tournament last Thursday at the Coudersport Country Club. The Red Raiders finished sixth in the event. Kane’s Christo shot a 71 to take medalist honors for the […]

CCHS Volleyball Team Falls To Coudersport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity volleyball team had one match last week against Coudersport and was defeated by the Lady Falcons at the CCHS gymnasium, 10-25, 17-25 and 15-23.  Leading the Lady Raiders were Amily Schatz with five aces, four blocks and four […]

McKimm Shoots Career Low 43 For Lady Raiders

    The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity golf team played their final matches of the season and then competed at the North Penns Woods League Tournament last week. The Lady Raiders picked up two more wins against two losses and then finished third at the league tournament held at the Smethport […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   The Pittsburgh Pirates will end their season today (Sunday) and it has been a second straight poor season after some much loftier pre-season expectations. It was impossible to predict that their leadoff hitter and gold glove left fielder Starling Marte would be suspended for eighty games for using performance enhancing […]

Bird’s Eye View

  by Randy ‘Bird’ Horning   At the Emporium Country Club this past week the Ladies’ Thursday Scramble was won by Meg Whiting, Bev Jones and Ginnie Schager with a 39.   The retirees scramble was won by Losey, Gabriel, Fapore and Cashdollar (32), followed by Drabert, McCulla and Summerson (33), third place went to […]

Cross Country Team Competes at Otto-Eldred

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School varsity cross country team ran last Tuesday at Otto- Eldred High School in tough eighty degree heat, which prompted water to be offered to the runners throughout the course.  “Otto had a new course this year so I was unable to compare results from last […]

Red Raider Jr. High Football Team Picks Up First Win

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider football team defeated Youngsville 20-0 last Thursday at the CCHS football field for their initial win of the 2017 season.  The Raider defense played well against a pair of large Eagle running backs, while the offense put three touchdowns […]

Cameron Co. Storm Playoff Game Saturday

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Storm youth football Pony team finished the season with a record of 4-2 in the Olean Area Youth Football League and earned the second seed in the Pennsylvania division.  The Storm will host Smethport, who is also 4-2 this season, at 11 a.m. on […]

Phyllis Marshall

  Phyllis J. Marshall, 81, of Rich Valley Rd., formerly of Renovo and Buffalo, NY, died Wednesday (Sept. 27, 2017), in her home.    

Emily Johnston

  1919 – 2017 Emily Hutchinson Johnston, former Emporium resident, passed away in Vero Beach, FL on (Sept. 27, 2017), at the age of 97. Emily and her family resided in Emporium from 1958 through 1973.  Emily continued to value her many friends and warm memories from Emporium through the remainder of her life.   […]

Governor Tom Wolf toured the original and newly-purchased Embassy facilities in Emporium last Thursday as part of a four-day tour of northern Pennsylvania that saw him visit 14 counties last week. Shown with the Governor are Embassy Powdered Metals representatives and employees, Alan Ramsey, Steve Aharrah, Tom Hutton and Pete DeLucia and Cliff Clark, Cameron […]

Gov. Wolf Visits Area, Tours Embassy Powdered Metals

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Last week, Governor Tom Wolf (D-PA) had a whirlwind tour of northern Pennsylvania, and visited manufacturing facilities in Emporium as part of his trip. Wolf and his wife, Pennsylvania’s First Lady Frances Wolf, made a number of stops across the region, including at Cole Memorial in Coudersport, […]

County Commissioners Approve 2% Raise For Elected Officials

    Cameron County Commissioners reported on the details of a special meeting held several days ago during their regular meeting held on Thursday in Emporium. The special meeting was held on Tuesday, scheduled to set raises for elected officials for the next term. Commissioners approved raises of 2% per year for the next four […]

Fuel On, Ambulance Assoc. Issue Joint Statement

    The business owners of Fuel On and representatives of the Cameron County Ambulance Service met on September 22, 2017 to discuss the two recent incidents discussed on social media as well as published reports by local media organizations. It was decided at this meeting that a joint statement would be issued to address […]

Three Cases Continued During Return Day

    Three cases were continued during Return Day proceedings held at the Cameron County Courthouse last Tuesday. Proceedings in the case of Elijah Jacob Conser, age 22, formerly of Punxsutawney, could not be held due to a transportation order allowing him to leave the State Correctional Facility in Waynesburg not being processed in time. […]

Class of 1968 Honors Jim Miller

    by Amanda Jones,  Echo News Editor The Class of 1968 recently met to begin planning their 50th Class Reunion, and decided that they wanted to do something to give back to the community and honor a man whom they looked up to throughout their lives. The reunion’s planning committee chose to purchase a […]

BBQ Contest Results

    Hundreds of people flocked to downtown Emporium for this year’s All Fired Up and Kickin’ Ash BBQ Competition held this past Saturday. Teams from across the state came to town to compete in several different categories, with winners taking home a grill-themed trophy for their efforts. The event has grown from previous years, […]

Students Help Build Fish Habitat Structures

    Five Cameron County High School students, Anthony Bryant-Zucal, Kailey Spaeth, Taylor Lamont, Chelsea Osti and Caleb Pifer, along with Don Bickford of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Association (CCOYA) participated in a service project at Sinnemahoning State Park.  Along with several other volunteers students helped build 50 porcupine cribs that were dropped into George […]

Live Entertainment at This Year’s Autumn Festival

    Fall is in the air! Come join everyone for the Annual Autumn Festival at Sizerville State Park on Saturday, October 7th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This historic festival celebrates the pioneers of Northern Pennsylvania through crafts, skills and foods.  Local artisans will demonstrate their skills while displaying some of their works […]

Wild About Nature at the Park

    Cameron County Conservation District recently coordinated the 10th Annual Wild About Nature Field Day trip where the 4th, 5th and 6th grade students get the chance to get outdoors and learn. This year it was held at Sinnemahoning State Park.  The weather was great and the kids all had a great day full […]

Students Prepare For Envirothon

    School is back in session and that means preparing for the Pa. Envirothon State competition that will take place next spring.   At the State Envirothon, high school students made up of teams of five, one team from all 67 counties compete in field testing using their knowledge in five topic areas – […]

CCOYA Youth Pheasant Hunt

    The annual Andrews Farm Youth Pheasant Hunt is scheduled for October 7th. The hunt is for youth ages 12-16 who have a current Jr. Hunting license.  The event will take place 1 ¼ miles north of Emporium just off Rt. 155 at the Andrews farm at the bottom of Salt Run. Registration will […]

Upcoming Programs at Sinnemahoning Park

    Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a variety of family-friendly programs to park visitors this weekend and in the coming weeks.  “Fido and Me” Fall Hike is set for Saturday, September 30, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy the colors of fall with your family and 4-legged best friend(s) on this easy 2.5-mile hike. […]

EVFD Open House

    The Emporium Volunteer Fire Department (EVFD) is holding its 2017 Fire Prevention Open House on Tuesday, October 10th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the firehall. Due to the very positive feedback that was received from last year’s program, this year’s program will again offer several interactive activities for public participation.   […]

Breastfeeding Education Group

    The Community Education Center and Penn Highlands Elk is excited to announce a new Breastfeeding Education Group opportunity.  Local Maternity Nurse, Katie Pletcher, will meet with new moms and interested moms at the CEC in St. Marys on Tuesday, October 10th and Tuesday, October 24th from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Participants will […]

Rotary News

    STEM was the topic at the Rotary luncheon September 20th.  STEM stands for the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Rotarian Jessica Herzing introduced District Principal Amy Schwab (right), and Bonnie Burgess (left), current biology and STEM class teacher, who spoke about the journey of researching STEM curriculums and implementing a […]

Raiders Drop League Opener To Smethport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team began Allegheny Mountain League North play last Friday as they hosted the Smethport Hubbers but were outscored by the visitors, 50-34.  CCHS put together 267 yards of offense and five touchdowns but was unable to stop the […]

CCHS Golfers Complete Regular Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Red Raider varsity golf team completed their 2017 dual match season last week with two contests but were unable to come up with a win. On Monday they dropped a home match with Kane and on Thursday they were beaten at Ridgway. At the […]

Cross Country Team Competes at Coudersport

    by Rich Summers The Cameron County High School varsity cross country team had a meet last Tuesday in Coudersport.  For the boys, Alex Umble was 20th in 22:45. For the girls Laila Smith was 6th in 27:20 and Cassie Frey was ninth in 27:46.  In the junior high race, Aarayln Robinson was 12th […]

Lady Raider Volleyball Team Drops Two Matches

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider volleyball team had two matches last week but was unable to come up with a win. On Tuesday they dropped a home contest to unbeaten Otto-Eldred and on Thursday lost on the road at Smethport. On Tuesday the Lady […]

CCHS Golfers Complete Regular Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Red Raider varsity golf team completed their 2017 dual match season last week with two contests but were unable to come up with a win. On Monday they dropped a home match with Kane and on Thursday they were beaten at Ridgway. At the […]

Raiders Drop League Opener To Smethport

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity football team began Allegheny Mountain League North play last Friday as they hosted the Smethport Hubbers but were outscored by the visitors, 50-34.  CCHS put together 267 yards of offense and five touchdowns but was unable to stop the […]

Wildlife Leadership Academy Graduates Visit Penn State DuBois

    Faculty and staff at Penn State DuBois welcomed members of the Wildlife Leadership Academy (WLA) on Sept. 18, providing a look at educational options available to those looking to start careers in wildlife conservation and research. In all, 15 students between the ages of 14 and 17 visited the campus to learn more […]

Of All; Leaf Fall

  by William Crisp   Archery season opens here very soon; the official beginning of a glorious hunting season. In my estimation half of the hunters hoped to see a buck, one quarter of the hunters hoped to see a buck or doe and the last quarter hoped to see nothing at all but all […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Dy-no-mite Finale by Phil Burkhouse   Last week’s question asked which Pony Express rider began his career at age 15 and became the most famous of all the riders.  The answer, correctly supplied by Bill Bogart, is William “Buffalo Bill” Cody. Over the course of the past three issues I have written about the […]

‘Check Where the Facts are Coming From’

  I read the article rumors about the proposed trail system. What I see daily and experience and have experienced counters any good intentions.   I am not against ATVs, there are many acres in Cameron County and surrounding counties to ride them. Why in my front yard? I have experienced ATV damage to my […]

Carol Keller

  (1931-2017) Carol Elaine Rigby Keller, 85, of 2253 South Queen Street, York, formerly of Meadow Rd., died at Senior Commons at Powder Mill Road, York, early Thursday morning (Sept. 21, 2017) following a courageous battle with heart failure.    

Pasquale Martuccio

  (1941-2017) Pasquale “Pascal” Martuccio, 76, of Montoursville, formerly of Galeton, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday (Sept. 21, 2017).     

  The weather was beautiful last Saturday for the St. Mark’s 5th Annual Parish Festival. Young and old came out for fun, food, yard sale, raffles, and The Moore Brothers band. Shown (top photo) are three of the many dedicated cooks who whipped up the delicious food including the turkeys for the awesome turkey dinners. […]

Fired Up, Kickin’ Ash BBQ Competition This Weekend

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Competitors and food enthusiasts are readying for the annual All Fired Up and Kickin’ Ash BBQ Competition, scheduled for this coming weekend.  This year’s event has been expanded to include two days of fun and grilling, with entertainment, a bonfire, and adult beverages available on Friday evening […]

Fuel On Owners Respond To Online Allegations

    Social media is abuzz in the Emporium area following allegations lodged against the owners of the Fuel On convenience store on Emporium’s West End. Owner Karen Singh stated that she believes much of the issue stems from miscommunication. Recently, an individual posted on social media that the owners told Cameron County Ambulance Service […]

School Board Officially Accepts Teachers’ Contract

    The Cameron County School District Board of Directors voted to accept the contract recently negotiated with the Cameron County Educators’ Association. The district had initially rejected the recommendations stemming from fact-finding by a third-party arbiter, but after the terms were accepted by the teachers’ group and published online, district representatives met again to […]

Preliminary Hearing Held In Pettit Rape Case

    A preliminary hearing was held on Thursday in the case of an Emporium man accused of rape of a minor and related charges. Norman Francis Pettit, II, age 22, faced a total of 12 felony and 12 misdemeanor counts stemming from an incident alleged to have occurred in an apartment on Fourth Street […]

Reading Under the Lights

    A little rain did not keep the families in Emporium from Reading Under the Lights Friday night.  Approximately 75 people gathered on the football field for a night of reading and family fun. Joy Hampton Coffey was the guest reader of the book Stellaluna. Every child received a copy of Stellaluna  provided by […]

Former Resident Opens Eye Care Practice In St. Marys

    Housler Family Eye Care opened their doors June 5 in St. Marys and are welcoming new patients to the practice located along the Million Dollar Highway. Optometrist Brandan Hou- sler fulfilled a lifelong dream after purchasing the former Maranatha Optical business roughly one month ago. “I have always wanted to be in private […]

Rotary News

    Mary Kay McLean, Emporium Rocks On,  was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon September 12th.   Emporium Rocks On was created for the painting and hiding of rocks in Emporium.  The aim of this project is to create unity within our community by having residents  paint rocks to hide around town for […]

Fall Ladies’ Conference

    All women are warmly invited to the Fall Ladies’ Conference, “Treasure”, at the Emporium Alliance Church on Saturday, September 23rd, from 9 a.m. to noon.    In addition to rich worship and deep Bible teaching with testimony, there will be special music, refreshments and luncheon.  There is no cost for the conference.  This […]

Youth Pheasant Hunt

    Plans are underway for the annual Youth Pheasant Hunt scheduled for October 7th. The hunt, sponsored by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA), is for youth ages 12-16 who have passed a Pennsylvania Game Commission approved hunter-trapper education program and have a current Pennsylvania Jr. Hunting license.  The event will take place 1 […]

Quackers Now Available For Annual Duck Derby

    A major fundraiser for the fireworks that light up the sky in Cameron County is set for Saturday, October 14 in conjunction with the First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park.   The Firequacker Duck Derby will be held at Forty Maples Day Use Area starting at 2 p.m. on the 14th.   […]