Community Chest Needs Your Help To Reach Goal

    As of February 2nd the Cameron County Community Chest has collected $8,683 toward its $20,500 goal.  Thanks to all who have contributed.  The 2017 Fund Drive will be kept open until September 30, 2017.   This month’s featured organization will be the American Red Cross.   The American Red Cross PA Heartland Chapter is […]

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

    The public is cordially invited to a spaghetti dinner at the Emporium Firehall on Saturday, February 25th. Dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. All the proceeds from the dinner will benefit the continuing construction of the church in Mesbilia, Chiapas, Mexico. The dinner will cost $2.00 per person and be served […]

Acts Still Needed For Parade of Stars

    The Cameron County Fair Association is continuing to accept acts for the upcoming Parade of Stars. The event will be held on Saturday, March 4 at the Cameron County High School. Anyone interested in participating should contact Pat Kempher at 486-1412. Proceeds from the Parade of Stars benefit the Cameron County Fair Scholarship […]

Kindergarten Registration

    Woodland Elementary School will hold Kindergarten registration Monday, February 27th thru Friday, March 10th. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) may access paperwork on the Cameron County School District’s website at, select the Woodland Elementary tab, and select Kindergarten Registration from the drop down.  A checklist has also been provided to ensure all necessary paperwork has been […]

VFW, Legion Dues Payers’ Dinner

    Once again the VFW Post 6221, American Legion Post 194 and both auxiliaries will be joining together for the annual Dues Payers’ Dinner. The dinner will be held on Saturday, March 11, at the Emporium VFW home located on East 3rd Street. Menu will consist of stuffed chicken breast or stuffed pork chop. […]

Rec Board Looking For New Board Members

    Cameron County Recreation Board is currently looking for new board members.  If you have an interest in bettering recreation and the youth of this community, then this might be a perfect fit for you.   Board meetings are held on a quarterly basis.   

Teen Dating Violence Awareness Assembly

    “One in three teens experience some form of dating abuse.” This was part of Dr. Gary Cuccia’s message during a recent assembly hosted by the Cameron County Jr./Sr. High School, in conjunction with Dickinson Center, Inc.   The entire student body at CCHS attended Dr. Cuccia’s presentation regarding Teen Dating Violence Awareness and […]

Fall Reduction Workshop

    Emporium Senior Center will be hosting a “Fall Reduction Workshop” this March.  This program is a statewide initiative to help older adults prevent falls and stay healthy. The workshop will be held Tuesday, March 14th, beginning at 9 a.m.  There is still room for a few more participants, so please give the center […]

Ag Producers’ Meeting

    The 14th Annual AG Producers’ Meeting, hosted by Cameron County Conservation District, will be held February 22nd at the Elk State Forest Office on Sizerville Road at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Jenn Dixon by February 17th at 814-486-9353 or e-mail: Admission is free and there will be pesticide credits, free soil […]

Harlem Ambassadors To Take On Elk, Cameron All-Stars

    Get ready for dazzling ball-handling tricks, high-flying slam dunks and hilarious family comedy!  Join the Harlem Ambassadors basketball show on Sunday, March 12th at 6 p.m. at the St. Marys High School gymnasium as they take on the Elk and Cameron All-Stars.  Tickets can be purchased in advanced or at the door.   […]

Wild, Tame Game Dinner

    May Hollow Sportsmen’s Club will hold its Wild and Tame Game Dinner on February 18th, starting at 2 p.m. Everyone is welcome.  

Senior Center Dues

    A friendly reminder to members of the Emporium Senior Center that dues for 2017 are $10 and can be paid by mail to 213 ½ South Maple Street or by stopping in and saying hello. Members would love to see you anyhow.   

Senior Center February Happenings

    The Emporium Senior Center has the following programs scheduled in February. All are welcome to attend. Thursday, February 16th – Apprise Day   Kellie Rusciolelli will be at the Emporium Senior Center from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. If you have any Medicare-related questions, Kellie is happy to talk with you, by appointment.  […]

Readers Wanted

    Woodland Elementary School is looking for members of the community who would like to help them celebrate Read Across America.  They need volunteers to come in and read to their elementary students.   In the grades kindergarten through sixth they will be hosting readers February 27th through March 3rd.  You can bring your […]

Rides-for-Vets Volunteers Honored

An appreciation dinner was held on Saturday evening at the Cameron County Vets Club to honor volunteers providing services for the Rides-for-Vets program of Elk and Cameron counties. This year’s annual dinner recognized more than 20 drivers for dedicating their time and energy to provide rides to medical appointments for veterans living in the two […]

Potter County Jail Closure Just Rumors, For Now

by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Potter County officials reiterate that the rumored closing of the Potter County Jail is just rumor, at least for the time being. Smart Justice initiatives aimed at reducing jail populations and recidivism sparked a conversation about the possibility of shuttering the Potter County Jail and creating a multi-county partnership […]

LEPC Officers Retained For Upcoming Year

Officers of the Cameron County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) were chosen at the group’s quarterly meeting held last week at the Emporium Fire Hall. The officers were retained through a unanimous vote of members present at the meeting. Adam Johnson will continue to serve as LEPC Chair. Kevin Johnson will retain the position of […]

DuBois Company Implicated In UPMC Death Lawsuit

A lawsuit filed on behalf of several patients who died following treatment at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) hospitals indicates that the mold that caused the fatalities was transmitted by improperly-dried bedsheets provided by the Paris Healthcare Linen facility, of DuBois. According to the Pittsburgh-Tribune Review website, a report filed in the Allegheny County […]

February Senior Center Happenings

    The Emporium Senior Center has a lot going on in February. Stop in and check it out, all are welcome. Tuesday, February 7th—“Natural Supplements Program.” A senior from our community will be giving an informal presentation about Natural Supplements at 11:15 a.m. He will discuss the benefits of making them a part of […]

Causer, Lawmakers Renew Efforts To Rescue PA Fire, EMS Services

    Rep. Martin Causer stood with nearly three dozen lawmakers and first responders at the state Capitol Monday to kick off legislative efforts to support fire and ambulance services across the Commonwealth. “We are facing many challenges in our state right now, but ensuring the viability of our emergency response organizations should be at […]

High School Honor Roll

    Cameron County High School announces its 2nd Quarter Honor Roll. High Honors Grade 12 – Autumn Abriatis, Molly Abriatis, Corrine Burnside, Desirae Fledderman, Kendyl Guisto, Madisen Guisto, Madison Harrier, Kassidy McLaughlin Grade 11 – Tess Dubler  

Woodland Honors List

    Woodland Elementary School announces its 2nd Nine Weeks Awards List: Grade 5 Mrs. Ream High Honors (All A’s) Joshua Beer, Sabina Hoffower Honors (All A’s and B’s) Jesop Farabaugh, Lily Pearce, Treyton Tucker    

Dollar Dinner

    A Dollar Dinner (spaghetti) will be held February 4th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Emporium First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce Street. Eat in only! All proceeds will be given to the Emporium Boy Scout Troop #551.  

CCHS Virtual School Honor Roll

    Aiden Jones and Kira Jones, sixth grade students in the Cameron County School District approved virtual school, have achieved honors for the second nine weeks.    

Fall Reduction Workshop

    Emporium Senior Center will be hosting a “Fall Reduction Workshop” this March.  This program is a statewide initiative to help older adults prevent falls and stay healthy. The workshop will be held Tuesday, March 14th, beginning at 9 a.m. Here are a few reasons you may want to participate: 1) Choosing to participate […]

Feast Day of St. Blaise

    St. Mark Catholic Church will celebrate the Feast Day of St. Blaise with Blessing of the Throats on Friday, Febuary 3rd at the 8:10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Masses.  St. Blaise is the patron saint of troubles of the throat.    

Ag Producers Meeting

    The 14th Annual AG Producers’ Meeting, hosted by Cameron County Conservation District, will be held February 22nd at the Elk State Forest Office on Sizerville Road at 5:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Jenn Dixon by February 17th at 814-486-9353 or e-mail:      

Corn Distribution

  The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club still has corn available on Sizer Run Road. It will be given out on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. until it is all gone. Members who have not received free corn yet will get two bushels free. Others can buy corn for $2.00 a bushel.   […]

Rotary News

    Rotarian Diana Boden introduced guest speaker, Bill Bogart, local businessman and historian, at the Rotary luncheon meeting January 24th. After graduating from St. Bonaventure University and receiving a masters from Alfred University, Bill moved back to Emporium and has operated his own business, William Bogart Small Business Consulting, for the past 32 years.  […]

Library Memorials

    The following memorials were made to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library for the third and fourth quarters of 2016. The following books were placed in honor of: Richard A. Sarick for his many years of service by The Board of Directors and Staff of the Barbara Brown Memorial Library:  Grand Opera:  The […]

Snow Shoe, Ski Loaner Program at State Park

    Explore Sinnemahoning State Park in the winter and learn a new skill. The Park’s Winter “Get Outdoors” Snowshoe and Cross Country Ski Loaner Program returns. It’s easy, and it’s fun!  When enough snow covers the trails, a limited number of cross-country skis and snowshoes will be available for use within the park, with […]

Public Library Building Fund Memorials For 2016

    Given in memory of Dr. Allen M. Blackburn by Tony Moscato Given in memory of Dr. Allen M. Blackburn by Matt and Nancy Zoschg Given in memory of Shirley B. Blackburn by Tony Moscato Given in memory of Norma Dill Hickoff by Matt and Nancy Zoschg    

Variety of Programs at Sinnemahoning Park

    Sinnemahoning State Park ushers in 2017 with a variety of interpretive and outdoor recreation programs. Enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or cocoa, indoors, as we watch the birds visiting the feeders just outside the classroom window. Coffee with the Birds will be held on Saturday, January 21 from 9 a.m. to 10 […]

Comedy Magic Show In Austin

  Don’t miss out on your chance to laugh harder than you have in a long time! Come see a member of the audience float in thin air. You’ll see a mind reading raccoon and it will snow indoors during the show!  The AHS Class of 2018 will sponsor “The Jason Christopher Comedy Magic Show” […]

Rotary Hears From Drama Club

    Rotarian Chris McFall introduced members of the CCHS Drama Club  (from left to right), Amily Schatz, (Chris McFall),  Jaecay Major and Ann Burt, who updated the club on projects, needs and efforts it takes to put on a production.  Each year the club puts on a fall and spring play. Ann Burt is […]

Enrichment Students Visit Farm Show

    As part of the CCSD enrichment program, 16 Cameron County students recently had the opportunity to visit the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg. The trip, coordinated by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA), is the largest indoor agricultural event in the nation, featuring nearly 6,000 animals, 10,000 competitive exhibits and 300 commercial exhibitors. […]

Taco Dinner For Volunteers

    All volunteers serving with the Emporium and Sinnemahoning Fire companies, Cameron County and Sinnemahoning Ambulance services, Mountaineer Search and Rescue, and Cameron County Emergency Management are invited to a free taco dinner on Saturday, January 28th. The dinner will be at the Emporium Firehall from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All volunteers with […]

Youth Ice Fishing Event Planned For Jan. 28

    The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) are planning a youth ice fishing event for January 28th at Bucktail Lake in Sizer Run. The program is for youth ages 17 and under accompanied by an adult. The event will start at 10 a.m. and last until 2 […]

Stop and See Improvements Made To Senior Center

    Belong to the Emporium Senior Center? When was the last time you were there? Stop by and see all that’s been done to improve the comforts for you. Thanks to Cliff Clark for his efforts to secure the block grant the Center was able to receive really made a    difference in the […]

Pancake Supper

    The Emporium  Senior Center will hold a Pancake Supper on Saturday, January 21st from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, and coffee will be served.    

Dollar Dinner

    A Dollar Dinner (spaghetti) will be held February 4th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Emporium First United Methodist Church, 306 S. Spruce Street. Eat in only! All proceeds will be given to the Emporium Boy Scout Troop #551.  

Emporium To Become Walkworks Community

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor The Emporium Borough is one of three communities to gain acceptance into the WalkWorks program through the state Department of Health and the University of Pittsburgh this year. “The program is designed to promote healthy lifestyles and activities,” said Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Director Tina Johns-Solak.  […]

Pat Lewis Coaches 1,000th Career Game

    Saturday’s Penn State DuBois Women’s basketball game against Lehigh University marked Pat Lewis’ 1,000th career game as a coach. Lewis coached for 30 years at Cameron County High School. He coached the Lady Raider junior varsity for six years and the varsity girls for 24 years. He also coached the Raider boys junior […]

Another Emporium Property To Be Razed

    Cameron County School District (CCSD) Board Members approved a bid entered by the Emporium Borough for purchase of a former residence slated for demolition. Approval has already been given by the borough and the Cameron County Commissioners, paving the way for the former Lundin Home located at 236 West Fifth Street to be […]

Improvements To Be Made To Woodland Playground

    Cameron County School District (CCSD) board members are working to improve the playground areas at Woodland Elementary school. A bid of $7,410 from Losey Contracting was approved for removal of old mulch, excavation and installation of drainage pipe and a gravel base at the Kindergarten playground. Board members decided to set a deadline […]

Local Unemployment Down Significantly

  by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Pennsylvania’s Unemployment rate ticked back down for November 2016, as was indicated by preliminary data analyzed last month by the Pennsylvania Center for Workforce Information and Analysis (CWIA). The rate for November 2016 has been calculated at 5.7% statewide, compared to the 5.8% rate recorded for October of […]

Shade Tree Commission Felling Problem Trees

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Emporium’s Shade Tree Commission is working with the borough and contractors to remove a number of large trees that are unhealthy or are likely to become so in the near future. Shade Tree Commission member Don Caton stated that the commission is working to remove larger trees […]

Commissioners Approve Funds For Facade Improvement Program

    Cameron County Commissioners approved a payment from Act 13 funds for a façade improvement program to benefit businesses in the Borough of Emporium. The $6,750 grant will be used by Sylvan Heritage Council (SHC) to help match funds applied for through a Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) program. The borough has […]

Emporium Man Charged With Burglary

    An Emporium man has been charged with burglary after home surveillance video footage was turned over which showed him wearing the same clothes during the burglary as when he was interviewed by police. Victor Lee Elliott, age 35, of Emporium, faces felony charges of burglary and criminal trespass, along with misdemeanor counts of […]

Beaver Dam Removed From Boro Culvert Pipe

    Employees of the Emporium Borough removed a beaver dam constructed inside a six-foot diameter culvert pipe on the western outskirts of town recently. The beaver dam had three residents, which were removed from the dam with permission from the Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). […]

Millage Rate Remains Unchanged in Shippen

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Shippen Township Supervisors held reorganizational and regular meetings last Tuesday night to kick off the New Year. The township will operate under a budget of approximately $830,000 for 2017, without a tax increase. The property tax millage rate will remain at 5 mills for Shippen Township residents. […]

December Realty Transfers

    Cameron County secured real estate transactions for December: Jack L. Montag conveyed property in Lumber Township to David J. Questiaux for $1.00. Carl L. Beldin; Gibson Township; William A. Moate; $1.00. John F. Decheubell; Gibson Township; Richard L. Liddle; $22,000. Anthony T. Chiappini; Shippen Township; Ryan M. Kunes; $2,442.    

Rotary News

    Brenda Porter, Interim Director and Chief Operating Officer of Penn Highland Elk’s Community Nurses  described the agency’s mission and program as the guest speaker at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Emporium Rotary Club January 3rd. Brenda is shown with Rotarian Georgiann Holly (right). In 1929, members of the Woman’s Club of St. […]

St. Mark Coffee House

    St. Mark Coffee House will be held Sunday, Jan. 15th beginning at 3:30 p.m. in O’Connell Hall (basement of St. Mark Church). Enjoy great music performed by The Ron Tusing Band with Fr. Paul following the Rosary Society Spaghetti Dinner.    

Spaghetti Dinner

    St. Mark Rosary Society will hold its annual Spaghetti Dinner on Sunday, January 15th from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in O’Connell Hall (basement of St. Mark Church). Cost is $7.00 adults, $3.00 children 12 and under.      

Senior Center Bingo

    The Emporium Senior Center Sunday bingo will resume on January 15. Due to the fact that St. Mark’s is having their spaghetti dinner that day, the Center will not have any food available.  Come out and enjoy the afternoon, then go have a delicious meal at St. Mark and enjoy the music afterward. […]

Corn Distribution

    The Bucktail Rod and Gun Club will start distributing corn on Saturday, January 14th, from 9 a.m. until 10 a.m. or later, if necessary, at the clubhouse on Sizer Run Road. Two bushels will be given to each member with a card and  will then be charged $2.00 a bushel if you want […]

Thompson Sworn In For 115th Congress

    U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (PA-05) recently was sworn in as United States Representative for Pennsylvania’s 5th District in the 115th Congress.  Rep. Thompson was joined by his wife, Penny, as well as family members, friends, and supporters. “I am humbled by the opportunity to serve my friends and neighbors in the U.S. […]

ABATE Meeting

    A.B.A.T.E of PA. Endless Mountains Chapter 34 will hold their monthly meeting on Saturday, January 14th at the Emporium Moose Club at 11 a.m.       

Home School Program ‘Bears and Bees If You Please’

    A Home School Program, “Bears and Bees If You Please!” will be presented at the Sinnemahoning State Park on Tuesday, January 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. In recognition of Winnie the Pooh Day, bring out your youngest learners as we explore bears and honey bees.  

Pancake Supper

    The Emporium  Senior Center will hold a Pancake Supper on Saturday, January 21st from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Pancakes, sausage, eggs, and coffee will be served.  

Community Nurses Day at Senior Center

    The Emporium Senior Center will hold a Community Nurses Day on Tuesday, January 17th. Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings from 11-11:30 a.m.    

Elk Rescued at Sinnemahoning Park

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor State employees were forced to organize a rescue just before Christmas to help a small elk stranded at the George B. Stevenson Dam. A small spike elk wandered across the icy spillway and was stranded on the afternoon of Thursday, December 22 near the dam at Sinnemahoning […]

County Officials Looking Forward To The New Year

    Officials in Cameron County are looking forward to the new year, and will continue progress on a number of projects that have already gotten underway. County and municipal leaders in Cameron County are working to address blight, which has invaded many rural communities over the past several decades. “This is a constant project, […]

Commissioners Approve Budget With No Tax Increase

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor The Cameron County Commissioners approved a finalized budget of $7,772,539.85 with no tax increase for 2017. Commissioners stated that they were able to cut costs by $245,000 as compared to last year, and were able to fund the county for the coming year without upping the 20.5 […]

No Death Penalty In Courtney Murder Case

    The Cameron County District Attorney announced that the Commonwealth does not intend to seek the death penalty against an Emporium man charged with murder and related counts. Michael Fuller Courtney, 34, will not face the death penalty for charges stemming from the murder of Deborah Gerlach, 45, which occurred on the evening of […]

Defendants Appear For Sentencing, Arraignment

    A number of defendants appeared for sentencing and formal arraignment at Return Day hearings held in Cameron County just before Christmas. Michael James Hallowell, age 24, entered a guilty plea to one misdemeanor count each of possession of a small amount of marijuana and possession of paraphernalia, stemming from an incident that occurred […]

New Rural Community College Plan Nears Approval

      Residents of the region will know a lot more about their new community college shortly after the New Year. The new Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania (RRC) will serve residents of Cameron, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, McKean, Potter, Venango and Warren counties. An operational and financial plan is currently under review […]

National Fuel Projects Winter Gas Costs

    National Fuel Gas Distribution has submitted to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) its required annual Purchased Gas Cost projection for gas purchases to be made Aug. 1, 2017, through July 31, 2018. The company is projecting an increase in overall gas supply charges totaling approximately $43.03 per year in this state-required filing. […]

Rotary News

    Rotarian Dave Guloien introduced his son,  USAF Staff Sergeant  Eirick Guloien at a recent Rotary Club meeting. Eirick is a graduate of CCHS and Penn State University.  After graduating from Penn State, he entered the United States Air Force, where he trained at Lackland AFB, Texas, then was stationed at Creech AFB, a […]