Senior Center Needs Help Replacing Bingo Equipment

  The Emporium Senior Center is in the process of replacing its 35-year-old Bingo equipment and needs your help. Newer equipment is costly, so the Center is asking anyone who would like to donate, maybe as a memorial for a past member, to please send a check to Emporium Senior Center, Maple Street, “Bingo Update,” […]

Shippen Township Dealing With Four Mile Resident Complaints

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Shippen Township Supervisors are working to respond to a complaint from residents on ordinance violations in Four Mile. Two residents attended the meeting to follow up on a formal complaint lodged against a neighbor who they say has allowed their property to become a mess over the […]

Kriner Facing Felony Charges

    An Emporium man has been charged with multiple offenses related to inappropriate contact with a minor. Matthew Scott Kriner, age 25, is facing felony charges of Involuntary Deviate Sexual Intercourse (IDSI) with a person under the age of 16, unlawful contact with a minor, statutory sexual assault 8-11 years older, aggravated indecent assault […]

Storm Damages Being Tallied

    Agencies in Cameron County are being asked to total up their costs and damages from recent rainstorms in order to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding, should it become available. Officials with Shippen Township and the Emporium Borough believe that they each suffered enough damage to meet the $18,000 threshold for […]

Reid & Reed Auto To Sell Used Cars

    A local garage has received their used car sales license and has expanded their services. Reid and Reed Auto, located on Route 155 north of Emporium in Prospect Park, is now offering used cars in addition to the repair, inspection and detailing services currently offered. Owners Jody Reid and Brad Reed, both of […]

Storm Football Makes Playoffs; Will Host Game

    Cameron County Storm Football has made the playoffs for the Olean Area Youth Football League (OAYFL) and will host a first-round playoff game on Wednesday night at the Cameron County High School. The Storm Pony (10- and 11-year-olds) team is 6-1 on the season after defeating the Coudersport Falcons at home on Saturday […]

Coat Drive Helps Locals In Need Stay Warm

    Forty-five million Americans are currently living in poverty. For these families and individuals, a warm coat is a budget extra they simply cannot afford. “Experience Works Senior Corps RSVP” invites area residents to make a difference in your neighbors’ lives by donating coats during their upcoming coat drive. RSVP is working with One […]

Cameron County Community Chest Kicks Off 2016 Fund Drive

    The 2016 Cameron County Community Chest Fund Drive is underway.  The Fund Drive Committee has sent letters to the active businesses, clubs and individuals of the community. To be part of this worthy community event send your tax-deductible contribution today to: Cameron County Community Chest, P. O. Box 134, Emporium, PA  15834, attn: […]

Nightmare On South Broad

    “Nightmare On South Broad Street” will be open on October 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. each night and there will be a $5.00 donation. Helping this year with the haunted house will be the Prospect Park Playground Association, Cameron County SPCA, the local Boy Scout Troop, […]

Local Sports Hall of Fame Ceremony

  Saturday Candidates will be inducted into the Hometown Hall of Fame Cameron County Sports Edition this Saturday in the Cameron County High School auditorium. This year’s five entrants, Jim Thompson, Beth Summerson Lane, Coach Larry Boring, V. Dennis “Huck” Hockenberry, and Fred Williams, were chosen from the list of last year’s nominees. Master of […]

Sharing Our Blessings With Manor Residents

    Felt Manor/Felt Living Auxiliary is sponsoring a “Blessing Tree” for the Thanksgiving season to benefit the residents of its facilities. For a minimum donation of $5.00, your loved one will be remembered with a special angel ornament that will be placed on a lighted tree in the atrium of Guy and Mary Felt […]

Local Industries Donate Raider Pride T-Shirts

    Students from Woodland Elementary School sported their new Raider Pride T-Shirts, which were paid for by Embassy Powdered Metals and GKN Sinter Metals of Emporium. These shirts were made available for all students in kindergarten through sixth grade. They were printed by Art & Ink of Emporium and PTO volunteers helped out as […]

Benefit For Cole Artman

  A chicken and biscuit benefit dinner for Cole Artman, given by Emporium Fire Department, will be held October 24th at the Emporium Firehall from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Cost is $8.00 for children and under 8, $4.00.      

Local Residents Reappointed To Cole Memorial Community Board

    Cole Memorial held its 49th Annual Meeting at the Coudersport Consistory to present the annual business report, elect new Directors and Community Benefit Advisors, and to present distinguished service awards to individuals who made significant long-term contributions to the success of the hospital. Approximately 100 Board Members, Community Benefit Advisors and hospital leaders […]

Don’t Miss Out On Local Book Reprint

Don’t Miss Out On Local Book Reprint   Don’t miss out on ordering your copy of Cameron County Historical Society’s  “Reflections of Cameron County” reprint.   Time is running out for pre-ordering this amazing pictorial book of Cameron County that represents our county then and now.    “Reflections” is a treasure trove of 135 pages […]

Manor Membership Drive

Manor Membership Drive The Felt Manor/Felt Living Auxiliary is conducting its annual membership drive. The auxiliary is open to anyone in the community who wishes to promote a positive lifestyle for the residents of Guy and Mary Felt Manor and Felt Manor Living.    

Roads Open For Deer Hunting Season

    The following roads on the Elk State Forest will be open for the regular rifle deer season from Monday, November 30th through Saturday, December 12th. Side roads are not open to motorized vehicles. Buffalo Switch Rd. #14, Bauer Hollow #1 and #2, Lukes Run Road, County Line Road #64, Lick Run Road, Switchback […]

It’s Open Season For Ticks

    Fall is here and that means the start of many outdoor sports and activities such as hunting.  So, Cole Memorial’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Committee has developed this overview to reduce the risks of transmission of certain disease from ticks. Since ticks like high grass and feed on blood from animals and humans, be sure […]

Annual Andrews Farm Youth Pheasant Hunt A Success

    The annual Youth Pheasant Hunt was recently held on the Andrews Farm. The event is sponsored by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA). It was a beautiful day for the event and 21 young hunters, including two young lady hunters participated.  Many of the pheasants released for the Youth hunt are hatched in […]

Third Grade Is For The Birds

    Third grade students from Mrs. Wilson’s and Mr. Porkolab’s classes recently made their annual visit to the Andrews Farm. The field trip is sponsored by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) and the students help release pheasants that were hatched this spring in several of the Woodland Elementary School classrooms and raised by […]

New App Available Helps Navigate State Parks, Forests

    Parks By Nature has provided information regarding the Pocket Ranger Official Guide for Pennsylvania State Parks and Forests App.  The app is free and currently available for iPhones, Androids and Kindle Fires! As part of Pennsylvania’s continuing efforts to enhance the experience of everyone who visits our state parks and recreation areas, the […]

New State Forest Rules Adopted

  The State Forest Rules and Regulations have been formally adopted and are officially in effect. The following link is to the rules and regulations Some changes may affect visitors, so please take the time to check the link above.    

Dr. Kelly Recognized By Penn Highlands

    The Penn Highlands Physician Network (PHPN) recently developed a program to recognize medical practices throughout the system for outstanding customer service.  One practice is awarded each quarter, and a trophy is displayed in the office. This quarter’s award recipient has been named, and it is the practice of Dr. Amy Kelly, Penn Highlands […]

Alumni Mass

  The Elk County Catholic High School Alumni Association will hold its October Alumni Mass on Friday, October 16 at 9:05 a.m.* at ECCHS. *Please note the day and time change from last year.  All graduates of Central High School and Elk County Christian/Catholic High School are invited to attend and celebrate with the students, […]

LIFT Presents ‘Within Your Reach’

    Life and Independence for Today (LIFT) presents “Within Your Reach,” a new program on assistive technology for people with disabilities. If you think assistive technology is out of your reach, this is your opportunity to get firsthand knowledge and assistance on obtaining assistive  technology to enhance your independence and allow you to live […]

Five To Be Inducted Into Local Sports Hall of Fame

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Hometown Mentors has released the names of this year’s entrants into the Hometown Hall of Fame Cameron County Sports Edition, with an induction ceremony to be held on Saturday, October 17 in the Cameron County High School Auditorium. Last year, fifteen individuals were named to the Sports […]

County To Allow Female Inmate Transfers To Treatment Facility

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Cameron County Commissioners approved a move to allow some female inmates to be transferred to a nearby treatment facility. Women being sentenced in Cameron County can now be admitted to the Potter County Women’s Rehabilitation Treatment Center in Harrison Valley. Commissioners approved an agreement with Potter County […]

Boro Council Enforcing Ordinances On Sixth Street Property Owner

    The Emporium Borough is working with a property owner to resolve issues at an apartment house on Sixth Street. The property owner, Fred Burkhouse, attended Monday night’s meeting to assure council members that he was working to comply with ordinances being enforced in the borough. “We’re moving on ordinance enforcement, and Fred was […]

Johnson To Represent CCHS at Flaming Foliage

    Taylor Johnson is this year’s Cameron County High School Flaming Foliage Queen candidate. Taylor is the daughter of Brad and Tammy Johnson. She is the president of student council and has been involved with it for six years.  

First Fork Festival Saturday at Sinnemahoning State Park

    Celebrate all that is special about the history and culture of the First Fork Sinnemahoning Valley at the third annual First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday, October 10th, from noon to 5 p.m. Hosted by Sinnemahoning State Park and the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, the festival features local authors, […]

Driftwood Borough To Drill Test Wells on Elk State Forest

    The Elk State Forest is managed under an ecosystem wide approach that provides many different uses and values for our visitors and local communities.  Some of the management activities, such as a timber harvest or new gas well construction, are easily noticeable and the benefits of these activities can be readily seen.   […]

September Realty Transfers

    Cameron County secured real estate transactions for September: Inez K. Jordan conveyed property in Emporium Borough to Charles C. Jordan Jr. David A. English; Shippen Township; Thaddeus D. English; $1.00.      

    The American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held in Emporium at the VFW Rooms on Thursday, October 15th, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please consider giving your blood donation if at all possible.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to be a donor.  No appointments are necessary, walk-ins and First Time Donors […]

Mountain Melodies To Perform at Aroma Cafe

    Mountain Melodies will perform at noon on Wednesday, October 7, at the Aroma Cafe in Emporium. They will also play at the First Fork Festival at Sinnemahoning State Park on Saturday, October 10, from noon until 2 p.m. Members of Mountain Melodies are: Barb Yothers playing recorder; Brandi Burgoon playing ukulele; Diane Pyle […]

Outdoor Club Students Volunteer at Park

    Cameron County High School Outdoor Club students, Cassie Frey and  Damien Erickson along with Advisor Don Bickford of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities recently visited Sinnemahoning State Park in observance of National Public Lands Day.  The event offers volunteers an opportunity to participate in the nation’s largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and […]

Firequacker Duck Derby Saturday

    A major fundraiser for the fireworks that light up the sky in Cameron County is set for Saturday, October 10 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 1:30 p.m. Saturday.   “All of the […]

Youth Pheasant Hunt

    The annual Andrews Farm Youth Pheasant Hunt is scheduled for Oct 10th. 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 […]

Local CareerLink Closes Until State Budget Passed

  Due to the PA Budget Impasse, the PA CareerLink Cameron County will be closed on Monday and Wednesday until the new PA Budget is passed.       

Local CareerLink Closes Until State Budget Passed

    Due to the PA Budget Impasse, the PA CareerLink Cameron County will be closed on Monday and Wednesday until the new PA Budget is passed.       


    A.B.A.T.E. Chapter 34 Endless Mountain meeting will be held October 10th at 10 a.m. at the Emporium Moose Lodge. This will be the last meeting for nominations. All members are encouraged to attend.      

Sylvania Retirees Plant Tour

    GTE and OSRAM Sylvania Retiree Plant Tour –  This is a reminder that the Open House and Tours for members of the GTE and OSRAM Sylvania Retiree and Quarter Century Organization is October 8th at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.    

Outdoor Club Goes On Elk Expedition

    Tradition holds for Cameron County High School Outdoor Club’s first field trip of the school year. A dozen students took an after school evening to go elk viewing.  They were accompanied by Advisors, Mandy Miller, Lee Sines, Tom Gelnett, Bill Faulk and Don Bickford of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA).     

Grant Will Improve Cameron County Health Care Options

    Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson announced the awarding $125,050 Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant to a Cameron County health center.  The funding awarded to Keystone Rural Health Consortia’s Cameron County Health Care Center will provide assistance in providing on site behavioral health services.  

County Historical Society Plans Fall Dinner

    You’re invited to Cameron County Historical Society’s Fall Dinner being held at the Emporium VFW Thursday, Oct. 29th, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. After dinner a presentation by John Eastlake, retired forester from Tiadaghton Forest District and Civilian Conservation Corp historian, will present a look at the history of the CCC camps […]

Sinnemahoning Watershed Grant Program Accepting Requests

    Settlement monies from the June 30, 2006 Norfolk Southern train derailment that caused a serious fish kill in Big Fill Run, Sinnemahoning Portage Creek, and the Driftwood Branch of Sinnemahoning Creek are being administered by the Headwaters RC&D Sinnemahoning Stakeholders Committee to fund successful applications in the 8th round of the Sinnemahoning Watershed […]

Rotary News

  Rotarian, Don Olivett introduced guest speaker, Mike Wennin, (left) Executive Director of Lumber Heritage Region at the Emporium Rotary luncheon September 22nd.  Before Mike’s presentation on genealogy and ancestry,  Don gave a brief history of the Olivett ancestry dating back to 1903 when his great grandfather, Salvatore Oliveto, immigrated to the U.S. from Italy.  […]

Life Chain

  The Cameron County Pro-Life Comittee will be sponsoring a “Life Chain” on Sunday, October 4th. “Life Chain” is a nationally recognized, peaceful demonstration against abortion.

Collaborative Board

    Heidi Aikens welcomed everyone to the Cameron County Collaborative Board meeting. Mimi Smith and Sheri Harrier approved the August minutes.  Heidi Aikens reported for The Family Center. The Family Center participated in Open House at the elementary school.  The budget impasse is delaying other events for this month.   Tana Funair of Dickinson […]

60 Years A Forest Fire Warden

    This year marks 60 years that Lynn A. Crosby from Cameron County has been a Forest Fire Warden. The primary purpose of a Forest Fire Warden is to assist the Bureau of Forestry in the suppression and investigation of wildfires. Wardens may also be appointed to assist the Bureau in fire prevention, detection, […]

Vendors Wanted For Fall Flea Market

  Route 120 and Broad Street through Emporium will morph into a giant flea market on Saturday, October 17.  The event will be held in conjunction with the Sinnemahone 50K.   Food vendors, crafters, those selling antiques and garage sale items are encouraged to register.    

Autumn Festival

  Fall is in the air! Come join us for the 25th Annual Autumn Festival at Sizerville State Park. The festival will take place on Saturday, October 3rd from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This historic festival celebrates pioneer crafts, skills and foods. Local artisans will demonstrate their skills while displaying some of their works […]

Homecoming Parade

  VFW members, American Legion, auxiliary and all veterans are being asked to join the Homecoming parade by riding together. The parade is on Friday, October 9th and will start at 5 p.m. It will end at the Cameron County High School parking lot.

Bereavement Support

  Adults who are grieving the loss of a loved one are invited to the Bereavement Support Group meeting on Thursday, October 1 at 6 p.m. at the Community Nurses St. Marys office located on the campus of Penn Highlands – Elk. 

ABATE Meeting

  A.B.A.T.E. Chapter 34 Endless Mountains will be meeting October 10th at 10 a.m. at the Emporium Moose Lodge due to the Flaming Foliage. This will be the last meeting for nominations. The party scheduled for after the meeting will be rescheduled for a later date.

Country Blessings

  Come check out our new fall clothing at Country Blessings. This week, all ladies’ shoes and purses 50% off. Stop by Country Blessings,  240 E. 4th Street, for gently used clothing and household items.

Local Woman Arrested On Drug Charges

    An Emporium woman was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and harboring a fugitive following a tip by the woman’s neighbor. Kimberly Renee Guisto, age 45, has been charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of alpha-PVP (Bath Salts), and hindering an investigation/harboring or concealing and a charge of public drunkenness for an […]

Theft Charges Against Emporium Woman

    An Emporium woman has been arrested on theft charges after withdrawing money from a local man’s account to pay his bail bond and failing to do so. Brucetta Robison, age 44, of 241 Dexter Street in the Emporium Borough, has been charged with felony counts of failure to make required disposition of funds, […]

County Commissioners Approve Demolition of East Allegany Property

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor  Cameron County Commissioners discussed movements with two properties related to judicial sales during their meeting held on Thursday at the courthouse in Emporium. Commissioners approved utilizing $6,885 of Act 13 funding to demolish the former Griffith residence located at 430 East Allegany Avenue. Bucktail Excavators of St. […]

Shippen Supervisors Discuss Road Issues

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Members of the Shippen Township Board of Supervisors discussed a number of issues dealing with roadways and repairs during their regular meeting held last Tuesday evening. Ownership of a road on South Mountain is currently undetermined. An 820-foot section of South Mountain Road was suggested for improvements […]

Judicial Tax Sale Results Finalized

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor  The results of this year’s Judicial Tax Sale have been released following final approval by Judge Richard Masson. The sale was confirmed by Masson as of August 18. The judicial sale collected $97,835.75 that will be divided and distributed to the county, school district and the municipalities […]

August Real Estate Transfers

    Cameron County secured real estate transactions for August: Wesleyan Church conveyed property in Shippen Township to Cameron County Properties, LLC for $38,000. Edward Alberts; Shippen Township; John A. Kuzar; $55,000.  

Endless Mountain Jam

    Endless Mountain Chapter 34 ABATE of PA will hold the Endless Mountain Jam on September 12th at the Sinnemahoning Sportsmen’s Club in Sinnemahoning, Route 120S. Entertainment includes live bands from noon until midnight. A $20 donation pre sale or $30 at the gate includes admission, beverages, camping (primitive), and entertainment. Gates open at […]

Moore Hill Homecoming

  The Moore Hill Methodist Church will hold its yearly Homecoming Sunday, Sept. 13th. The church service will be at 3 p.m., followed by a fellowship dinner in the pavilion. Coffee, drinks and meat will be provided by the church. Please bring a dish to share and your own table service.  

Child Solicitation, Porn Charges Against Boro Police Officer

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor An officer with the Emporium Borough Police Department (EBPD) has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with unlawful contact with a minor and related counts. Francis Paul Johnson, age 51, of Whitetail Road in Weedville, was arraigned on Tuesday morning at the Cameron County Courthouse […]

Commissioners Give Update On County’s Upset, Judicial Sales

Commissioners Give Update On County’s Upset, Judicial Sales   Cameron County Commissioners heard a brief update on the county’s upset and judicial sales during their meeting held Thursday at the courthouse in Emporium. The upset sale is scheduled for September 18. The original sale list included approximately 300 properties, but that number has dropped to […]

Struggles Of Rural Areas Highlight Toomey Visit

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor United States Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) visited Emporium on Tuesday as part of his tour of the region. Toomey met with a number of community leaders at the Cameron County Courthouse to discuss issues affecting individuals living in the area. One of the most pressing topics that […]

Feasibility Study Results For Reopening Denton Hill Presented

    Initial findings of a feasibility study for reopening of the Denton Hill Ski Area were discussed at a recent stakeholders meeting held at the Denton Ski Lodge. A public meeting will be scheduled in the near future to share information on the findings of the ongoing feasibility study funded by the Pennsylvania Department […]

Masson Sentences Two Defendants To State Prison

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Two defendants will be heading to state prison following hearings at the Cameron County Courthouse during return day proceedings. Andrew James Beck, age 25, was committed to the state diagnostic and classification center at State Correctional Institute Camp Hill, where he will be evaluated prior to sentencing […]

Financial, Staffing Problems Of Area Ambulance Services To Be Discussed

    A meeting will be held by Representative Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) on August 31 in Port Allegany to discuss dwindling personnel and funding for ambulance services across the region. Ambulance service personnel, county and local officials and members of the community are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting, which will be held at […]

Combatting Chestnut Blight In Cameron County

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Chestnut trees are being planted in several areas in Cameron and Potter counties to counter a blight that devastated the species during the first half of the twentieth century. Jim Zoschg, his brother, Steve Zoschg, and Lynn Newcomer have all purchased chestnuts that are resistant to the […]