Mountain Lines

  by Nelson Haas   SHOTGUN CHOKE and WAD COLUMN Every year I hear numerous stories of missing a spring gobbler …with a shotgun. How can that happen with a cartridge that puts 296 missiles  in the air in a 40-inch circle? My theory is: today we are over-choking our shotguns, producing an exceptionally narrow […]

Old School Hunter

  by William Crisp   Recent documentation and conversation has revealed that we may be old school hunters around here. I’m not that old but I learned my techniques from guys who were considered old school hunters. While many hunters are open to new things and find ways to incorporate new techniques and strategies into […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  Attu, Adak and Spring Migration by Phil Burkhouse   Last week’s question dealt with the “Holy Grail” of rare North American birding, Attu.  A few readers might be familiar with the island of Attu, but only if they are really into birding, American history, or were stationed there with the Coast Guard. Attu is […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   I’m having a great sports weekend. After going to Kane on Friday night for the Raiders’ playoff game my wife and I got to see the Pittsburgh Penguins win at the PPG Paints Arena on Saturday afternoon (thanks to my kids for the Christmas present tickets) and then stay in […]

Little League Sign-Ups

    Cameron County Little League will be holding four sign-up days this year at Memorial Hall: Friday, March 9th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 10th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a late fee if you sign your child up after March 10th. You will NOT be allowed […]

Whiting To Play In Big 30 Football Classic

      Jared Whiting has accepted an invitation to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic. Whiting is a senior at Cameron County High School, where he was a fullback/running back and outside linebacker for the Red Raiders. He is 5’ 10” tall and weighs in at 170 pounds. Jared plans to […]

Freshman Palumbo Competes At PIAA NW Regional Wrestling Tourney

    Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba freshman Nate Palumbo traveled to Sharon High School last Friday to take part in the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Northwest Regional Class AA Wrestling Tournament and gained valuable experience. As the fourth place finisher in District 9, Palumbo took on Bobby Gregory in his opening match […]

Red Raider Junior High Collects Two Wins

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had two North Tier League games last week and were able to win both. On Monday they defeated Galeton at the CCHS gymnasium and on Thursday they won at Austin. A third game with Otto-Eldred was postponed […]

Raiders Drop Two, Finish Fourth In D9

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team played in the semifinals and consolation games of the District 9 Class A Championship Tournament last week but lost both games. On Wednesday they were beaten in the semifinals by Elk County Catholic and on Friday they […]

Dana Jean Persichini Magee

  (1965-2018) Dana Jean Persichini Magee, of Greece, NY, passed peacefully on Friday (Feb. 23, 2018) at age 53.  

Josephine Marinik

  (1923-2018) Josephine A. Marinik, 94, of Smethport, died Sunday (Feb. 25, 2018) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.  

‘Ice Skating’

  Kent,  Back in the day, we used to ice skate in West Creek in the area of Gresimer’s, Stampee’s and Mueller’s. I believe Snook Towner lives in one of those homes now. We were playing crack the whip and I was the end of the line. Jan (Sub) Ostrum (he was a big guy) […]

  The Emporium branch of Citizens & Northern Bank presented a check for $2572 to Cameron County Children & Youth Services in conjunction with their ‘Giving Back, Giving Together’ program. Giving Back, Giving Together is a grass-roots fundraising effort with the goal to make a lasting impression on our communities. For 2018, C&N employees voted […]

Bailey Contemplating Giving Up Race Duties

    by Bruce Whitman Final planning for the 2018 Cameron County Canoe and Kayak Classic is being overshadowed by an announcement by Randy Bailey that he is contemplating stepping aside as the event’s coordinator. This year’s classic is scheduled for Saturday, April 7. Bailey will coordinate the event as he has done for the […]

Arson Charges Result In 6 Months Jail Time

    An Emporium woman will serve at least six months in jail after pleading guilty to setting her own house on fire last year. Ashley Callaway, age 30, entered an open guilty plea in November to two felony counts related to arson at her residence on Old West Creek Road in Shippen Township. On […]

Probation Granted For Borough Man

    by Amanda Jones An Emporium man serving jail time for unlawful contact with a minor was granted parole on Tuesday during Return Day hearings held at the Cameron County Courthouse. Judge Richard Masson agreed to allow Matthew Kriner, age 28, to be paroled from jail, but ordered that he spend the next several […]

Jail Time Ordered For Emporium Man

    by Amanda Jones An Emporium man will serve time in jail and must register as a sex offender after being sentenced on charges of having inappropriate contact with a minor female on Tuesday in Cameron County. Peter Paul Romanowski, III, of South Broad Street in Emporium, entered a guilty plea to felony charges […]

Thompson’s Emporium Stop Reassures Cameron County Voters

    by Bruce Whitman Congressman Glenn (GT) Thompson was in Emporium last week to assure  voters that he would continue to represent Cameron County, no matter what the outcome of the current redistricting issue in Pennsylvania. “It doesn’t matter if it’s the 8th, 5th or 15th District, Cameron County will be in my district,” […]

IUP Fall Dean’s List

    The following students from Cameron County have been named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Cory Ryan Clinger, B.A. in Criminology; Skylar R. Galford, B.S. in Child Development and Family Relations; Alexys Renee Narby, B.A. in Psychology.  

April Reopening For Country Blessings

    Due to illness and harsh weather, Country Blessings will be reopening the first week of April instead of the first week of March. Your patience in this matter is appreciated. The store is currently being restocked with a huge inventory of gently used clothing (spring and summer), accessories, and household items.  

Dues Payers Dinner

  Olkosky-Jessop American Legion Post 194 in Emporium is having their annual Dues Payers Dinner on Saturday, March 10th, at the Cameron County Vets Club. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:00. All American Legion paid-up-for 2018 members are invited. Dinner will cost members and auxiliary $1.00. You can bring a guest […]

Free Tax Counseling

    Free tax counseling and preparation for Pennsylvania taxpayers with low and moderate income, with emphasis for those 60 and older, is available from AARP Tax Aide in Cameron, Elk, McKean and Potter counties. Qualified preparers will be offering help with personal income tax returns for federal, state, local and property tax/rent rebates. Federal […]

Creating a Drug Free Workplace

    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc. will hold a free program on “Creating a Drug Free Workplace.” Two sessions will be available; the first on Thursday, March 15 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and Artisan Center, 34 East 4th Street, Emporium, and the second on […]

Rotary News

    Ryan Snyder, owner of RCS Motorsports, was the guest speaker at the Rotary luncheon meeting February 21st, giving the club an overview of his new business located on 327 Portage Street in Emporium (former E & G building). Ryan is a native of Emporium, attended the Seneca Highlands Vo-Tech in Port Allegany and […]

Local Safe Driving Course

    The Emporium Senior Center will be holding a Seniors for Safe Driving Course on Thursday, April 19th. The cost for the class is $15/AARP Members or $20/Non-Members. The class enables you to receive up to 5% off of your insurance payments for three years. Check with your insurance company to see if there […]

Local Safe Driving Course

    The Emporium Senior Center will be holding a Seniors for Safe Driving Course on Thursday, April 19th. The cost for the class is $15/AARP Members or $20/Non-Members. The class enables you to receive up to 5% off of your insurance payments for three years. Check with your insurance company to see if there […]

Senior Center Happenings

    Emporium Senior Center has many interesting and fun activities and programs coming up during the month of March. All are welcome to attend. Monday, March 12th – Helpmates Day. Free Blood Pressure/Sugar Screenings from 11:30 a.m. to Noon. Monday, March 12th – Club Meeting at 1 p.m. All members encouraged to attend. Tuesday, […]

Kindergarten Registration Underway

    Woodland Elementary School is holding Kindergarten registration now thru Friday, March 9th. Parent(s)/Guardian(s) may access paperwork on the Cameron County School District’s website at www.camcosd.org, 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 submitted. Registration […]

Cash Bash

    Hold this date, Saturday, March 3rd, for fun and excitement, for the annual Cash Bash at the Emporium VFW on East Third Street from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., with entertainment to follow provided by J.M. So, get a ticket from the VFW Auxiliary or at the VFW bar and come out and […]

North Central Manufacturing Forum

    On February 21st, North Central Staff particpated in a conversation/listening session with Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson. The theme of the session was manufacturing. The Congressman was interested in hearing from manufacturers who have successfully adapted to the evolution of the industry and those who have embraced problem solving and forward thinking in the […]

Youth Game Dinner Slated For March 10th

    The Emporium Alliance Church, The Cameron County Long Beards  NWTF, and the Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities are partnering to hold a Wild Game Dinner on March 10th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with dinner served at 5:00. This event is to introduce our youth to our hunting heritage and the diverse […]

Game Commission Plants Seed For Environmental Learning

    The Pennsylvania Game Commission once again is helping students learn about the vital role trees play in the environment. The Seedlings for Schools program provides tree seedlings to classrooms so students can plant them as part of projects to improve wildlife habitat. Orders placed as part of the “Seedlings for Schools” program are […]

Spring Sprung

  by William Crisp   I know its February and spring doesn’t come, officially, until April but I think Spring is here. At the minimum I’ve seen signs of Old Man Winter losing his grip. It’ll still be cold, the weather crummy, and there will be more snow. Yet, he can’t stop the birds from […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  It’s Time by Phil Burkhouse   Mary and I did a fair amount of wandering aimlessly last week; it seemed like a necessary thing to do.  We weren’t looking for anything in particular during our outings, and we also were in no hurry finding it. We cruised down county several times in hopes of […]

From the Bleachers

    with Rich Summers   With the quarterfinal win over Austin the Red Raider basketball team has qualified for the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Championships, so it is time to look at the state playoff possibilities. The Raiders can finish in any of the first four places in District 9 depending on how they […]

Morelli Honored at State Football Coaches Assoc. Clinic

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo Former Cameron County High School football coach Mark Morelli was honored recently at the Pennsylvania State Football Coaches Clinic held in State College. In a session called “Honor Your Own” the Coaches Association hands out awards for years of service, coach of the year, state champions, etc. […]

Little League Sign-Ups

    Cameron County Little League will be holding four sign-up days this year at Memorial Hall: Friday, March 2nd from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 3rd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Friday, March 9th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 10th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will […]

Raider Junior High Wins Two of Three

      by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team had three games last week and was able to get a pair of road victories. The Raiders won at Oswayo Valley on Monday and Northern Potter on Friday but dropped a close home game to Port […]

DCC Eliminates Lady Raiders

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo Last Tuesday night the Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity basketball team hosted the DuBois Central Catholic Cardinals in a District 9 Class A first round playoff game but were ousted by the visitors, 48-42, in the single elimination tournament. CCHS took an early lead […]

Raiders Tame Panthers, Advance In D9 Tourney

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The third seeded Cameron County High School Red Raider basketball team traveled to Port Allegany last Thursday night to take on seventh seeded Austin in the opening round of the 2018 District 9 Class A playoffs and drubbed the Panthers 66-32. Unlike the first two meetings of […]

Palumbo Qualifies For Regional Tourney

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo Cameron County High School freshman Nate Palumbo took fourth place at this weekend’s District 9 Class AA Wrestling Championship Tournament held at Clearfield High School and in doing so qualified for the PIAA Northwest Regional Tournament to be held at Sharon High School on Friday and Saturday. […]

‘Trivia Catch-Up’

  Getting caught up on Kent’s Trivia questions. When I worked at Sylvania I remember the smell of bananas.  Also, the story about the Hokey Pokey man gave me the best laugh in quite a while. And finally, I agree with the school board on no activities on Sundays

‘Beer Distributor’

  Hi Kent, Correct me if I’m wrong, but I believe the beer distributor you mentioned was the one operated from the West End of town by the twin Jones brothers. About the “E” and sweater:  

‘No Need to Worry About Your Rights’

  I just don’t get it. Why this angry tirade. Or perhaps more descriptive words would be, why this totally unbridled outburst. I mean it was so unexpected from a person I’ve known and worked with starting more than twenty-five or so years ago. I mean Mr. Crisp always seemed even tempered, had an easy […]

‘Memories With My Pop at West Ward School’

  Dear Kent, I am Charlie Cessna’s granddaughter and have written before about the pie Lena, my godmother made at the Cabin Kitchen. I spent a lot of time at West Ward School with my grandfather and sometimes my grandmother came along. As I got old enough to help, I emptied waste baskets and also […]

Robert Uber

  (1926-2018) Robert N. Uber, 91, of Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys,  formerly of 9311 Route 120, Emporium, died Wednesday morning (Feb. 21, 2018) at Pinecrest Manor.  

Emporium Rotary held its 15th Annual Wine and Cheese Fundraiser Saturday which benefits Rotary’s scholarship fund. The yearly highlight of the event is the homemade wine competition. This year’s event was broken down into three categories – Red, White and Fruit/Other Wine. Winning in the red wine categories were: 1st place – John Frantz; 2nd […]

GKN Sale Announcement Shocks County

    by Bruce Whitman GKN Sinter Metals made it official last week when it issued a news release stating the holdings are up for sale. GKN operates two plants in Emporium and a third in nearby Kersey, Elk County. GKN PLC went public with a statement that it seeks to unload GKN Powder Metallurgy […]

Team Cameron County Will Promote Region

    by Amanda Jones A new group has formed in Cameron County to promote local events and draw together resources for betterment of the community. Team Cameron County, which is composed of like-minded individuals who are participants in a number of other local organizations, is looking to create a network of community members to […]

Emporium Woman Faces Number of Charges

    An Emporium woman has been charged with numerous counts in two separate cases related to identity theft and making terroristic threats. Ashley Jo Callaway, age 31, of Emporium, has been charged with several felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from investigations into incidents that occurred in October and November of 2017. In the first […]

Cameron County Experiencing Share of Flu Epidemic

    by Bruce Whitman Cameron County and the surrounding region have not escaped the ravages of the 2017-18 flu epidemic. While no deaths have been directly linked to the flu, activity at region hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices has been high. Flu cases across the nation have been at their highest rates in the […]

County Looks Forward To System Upgrades

    by Bruce Whitman Cameron County government is looking forward to an upgrade of operating systems in the coming months. Chief Clerk Brenda Munz informed commissioners at their Thursday (Feb. 15) meeting that the first phase of a new Incode 10 software system should be up and running by early March. The new package […]

Local Emergency Planning Training Wednesday

    by Bruce Whitman With the thoughts of the recent Parkland, Fla., school shooting still seared in the minds of many, the backdrop for a local training event this week couldn’t be more appropriate. Work Place Violence and Mass Shooting training will take place at the Emporium Fire Hall Wednesday (Feb. 21) from 1 […]

Country Blessings To Re-Open First Week Of April

    Due to illness and harsh weather, Country Blessings will be reopening the first week of April instead of the first week of March. Your patience in this matter is appreciated. The store is currently being restocked with a huge inventory of gently used clothing (spring and summer), accessories, and household items.  

New on the Public Library Shelves

    Find out what’s new on the shelves of The Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library. The following books have been added this month. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: The complete bill, by Patricia Cohen. Memory Rescue: Supercharge your brain, reverse memory loss, and remember what matters most,        by Daniel G. Amen, […]

Dues Payers Dinner

    Olkosky-Jessop American Legion Post 194 in Emporium is having their annual Dues Payers Dinner on Saturday, March 10th, at the Cameron County Vets Club. Social hour starts at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:00.  All American Legion paid-up-for 2018 members are invited. Dinner will cost members and auxiliary $1.00.  You can bring a […]

Job Numbers

      by Amanda Jones The Department of Labor and Industry has released Pennsylvania’s county unemployment numbers for December 2017, showing that Cameron County reported a rate of 6.4%, remaining flat from the previous month. Over the fourth quarter, the unemployment rate dropped 0.2% from its calculated October rate of 6.6%. Employment is now […]

Cole Memorial Visitor Policy Change During Flu Season

    A recent Pennsylvania Department of Health Advisory has determined that this influenza (flu) season has seen the highest number of flu cases reported per week since the 2009 pandemic. As a result, Cole Memorial Hospital is temporarily restricting visitations. The restriction will protect patients, visitors and staff from unnecessary exposure to the highly […]

Let’s Talk Business, Office Hours In Emporium

      The Clarion University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is pleased to announce that it now offers regular office hours in Cameron County to provide convenient, onsite business consulting assistance. Office hours are held at the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce, at 34 East Fourth Street, Emporium on the last Thursday of each […]

Youth Wild Game Dinner March 10

    The Emporium Alliance Church, The Cameron County Long Beards  NWTF, and the Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities are partnering to hold a Wild Game Dinner on March 10th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. with dinner served at 5:00. This event is to introduce our youth to our hunting heritage and the diverse […]

Parade of Stars Saturday

    The talent is lined up, the sponsors are ready, the program is set, now all that is needed is your attendance. Saturday night will find the Cameron County High School stage filled with amazing talent as the Cameron County Fair Association hosts the 72nd Annual Parade of Stars to benefit the CCFA scholarship […]

Community Chest Surpasses Halfway Point Of Fund Drive Goal

    As of February 16th the Cameron County Community Chest has collected $11,391.50 toward their $20,100 goal.  Thanks to all who have contributed.  The 2018 Fund Drive will be kept open until September 30, 2018. This month’s featured organization will be the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross PA Heartland Chapter is a […]

From the Bleachers

  with Rich Summers   Some idle thoughts from watching the Winter Olympic Games. Hagen Kearney, a Bradford native, competed in snowboard cross and it reminded me of another local kid, Rich Bisso from right here in Prospect Park. Not only was Rich an outstanding basketball player at CCHS but became a member of the […]

Two Junior High Wrestlers Place at Districts

    Two Jr. High wrestlers placed at Districts held recently. At 130 lbs., Dylan Baney placed fourth. He lost his first match by fall to Seth Stwert of Brockway. In the wrestlebacks he pinned Eddy Switzer of Ridgway. Then, down 4-0 to Tyler Brown of Kane, Dylan came up with a pin to put […]

Jr. High Raiders Win One, Lose One

          by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider basketball team played their first two games of the season last week. On Wednesday they were defeated by Johnsonburg at the Woodland Elementary Gymnasium but rebounded to beat Bucktail on Friday. In the 40-19 loss to […]

Bagubas Drop Finale at Kane

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider Baguba varsity wrestling team had their final dual match of the season last Tuesday at Kane but were beaten by the Wolves 54-6. Nate Palumbo scored a pin in the 285 pound class for the only win by the Bagubas. […]

Raiders Complete Regular Season

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity basketball team had two rescheduled home games last week to complete their regular season slate. On Monday they were beaten by the undefeated Class AA Ridgway Elkers in a non-league game, but on Wednesday they defeated Smethport in the […]

CCHS Basketball Teams Enter Playoffs

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider basketball team has entered the District 9 Class A Championship Tournament and will begin play on Thursday night. The Raiders (16-5) are the third seed in the tournament and will play the sixth seeded Austin Panthers (13-9) at 7 p.m. […]

Family Center After School Express Learns About Owls

    Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities was the presenter for the Family Center first week of 2018 spring After School Express. This is a wonderful program that the Family Center invites new presenters to each week and introduces young students to a wide variety of educational programs. The spring program consists of 3rd grade […]

Nihilistic Solutions

  by William Crisp   Yet another politically advantageous, at the best time for anti-gun activists, shooting occurred last week. An unprecedented streak of convenience in favor of its agenda has followed the Brady campaign since its inception. Another lunatic has attacked innocents yet again in a place where they can be least defended. What […]