Jr. High Track Team Competes at No Po

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School track and field team traveled to Northern Potter High School last Wednesday and came away with some good performances.  For the Lady Red Raiders, Natalie Zucal won the 200m in a time of 32.6 seconds.  Taking second places were Hailey Hilfiger […]

CCHS Track Team Competes at North Tier League Meet

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School varsity track and field team traveled to Smethport last Friday for the 2017 North Tier League Championships. The Girls’ event was won by Northern Potter, who finished with team score of 138.  Cameron County finished seventh with 38 points. The boys’ meet […]

Red Raider Baseball Team Wins One of Three

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School varsity baseball team had three road games last week but captured just one victory. After winning big at Northern Potter on Monday they fell at Oswayo Valley on Thursday and Elk County Catholic on Friday. In Ulysses, the Red Raiders scored in […]

Lady Raiders Have Perfect Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team had three league road games last week and improved their position for the upcoming District 9 playoffs with wins in all three contests.  They topped Northern Potter on Monday, Oswayo Valley on Thursday and Galeton on […]

The Cameron County Little League Minor League boys and girls softball and baseball field was recently converted from what was a grass lot into a playable, regulation minor league field. This was accomplished through a grant from Pirates Charities Fields for Kids and the Cameron County Little League’s contributions. The Pirates Charities Fields for Kids […]

Bald & Fat Wrestling Tournament Saturday

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor An adult wrestling tournament is being planned to be held at Woodland Elementary School beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 6. The Bald & Fat Classic (B&FC), organized by Joe Musti of York, is a series of wrestling tournaments “for real men who’ve passed their prime […]

Haskins Charged With Rape of a Child

    A local man has been charged with a number of crimes related to inappropriate contact with a minor in his care. Shane Michael Haskins, age 35, with addresses listed in both Emporium and Port Allegany, has been charged with first-degree felony counts of rape of a child, statutory sexual assault and aggravated indecent […]

Suspects Charged In Emporium Assault

    Three individuals have been charged following an altercation that took place in the Borough of Emporium earlier this month. Michael E. Hallowell, age 48, Dana Lee Grovanz, age 35, and Christopher James Grovanz, age 37, have each been charged with a felony count of rioting with the intent to commit a felony for […]

Search Warrant Issued In Pettit Rape Investigation

    Pennsylvania State Police are investigating the alleged rape of a minor that occurred in the Emporium Borough last week. A search warrant was obtained through Magisterial District Judge Barry Brown’s office in Emporium following reports of a rape made by a known 15-year-old juvenile female, alleged to have occurred in the downstairs apartment […]

Boro Working With Owners of Blighted Properties

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Emporium Borough officials continue to deal with blighted properties and ordinance violations in town. An action plan was received from Matthew Grimone, of Shippen Township, concerning four downtown properties that were previously addressed through the magistrate, with two of the residential structures possibly slated for demolition, according […]

Volunteer Sizerville Park Cleanup

    Sizerville State Park is looking for volunteers to help beautify the park.  A Volunteer Spring Clean-Up Day will be held Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They will be doing trail maintenance, winter debris removal, gardening, managing invasive species, litter removal and more.  Lunch will be provided.       

Shaffer Wins Regional Speech Contest

    Mason Shaffer, a Junior at Cameron County High School,  was the first place  winner of the Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest held at the Regional level in Clearfield April 22 with her speech on Girl’s Right to Education.   The 4 Way Speech Contest incorporates the Rotary 4 Way Test: Is it the […]

Fight Against Opioids

    Please join in The Fight Against Opioids, presented by Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services, Inc., on May 3rd at 6 p.m. in the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce. Teen scene materials will be set up for adults only. For questions, call 486-0653.    

Senior of the Month

    For the month of April, Emporium Senior Center has designated John Ford as Senior of the Month. John’s favorite color is navy blue and he loves cats. John has lived in Emporium since 1966 and he really appreciates the friendly people. His wisdom for the younger generation is to “Listen to your elders—you […]

May Happenings at the Senior Center

    The Emporium Senior Center has many activities and informational programs planned for the month of May. All are welcome to attend. Friday, May 5th – “Foods to Help Boost Your Memory” at 11:45 a.m. Monday, May 8th – Club meeting at 1 p.m. All members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Tuesday, May […]

Candidate for Lumber Twp. Supervisor

    My name is James F. (Cowboy) Cackowski and I am announcing my candidacy for Lumber Township Supervisor. I was born and resided in Derry, PA but have been visiting Cameron County my entire life with my family at our camp. In 2010 I made the decision to make Cameron County Lumber Township my […]

Addresses Needed

    The CCHS Class of 1992 is looking for addresses or contact information for the following classmates: Molly Armstrong, Mark Bender, Joe Berry, Teri Coppersmith, Tom Galford, Brett Gibbs, Christy McLaughlin, Steve Luckenbill, Tom Rossman and Stephanie Taylor.   Please contact Holly Manginell at hollykmang@gmail.com or at 814-558-0517.       

Newton Cemetery Notice

    Please remove all fall and winter floral arrangements, Christmas wreaths, etc. from Newton Cemetery. Spring cleaning at the cemetery is now in progress and your cooperation will be appreciated.    

Alumni Banquet Policy Update

    The EHS/CCHS Alumni Association Board and Planning Committee, after much consideration, have updated the policy regarding attendance requirements for the Annual Alumni Banquet.   Going forward, they have revised the policy to include those individuals who were students of EHS/CCHS through high school and have obtained GED status as eligible to attend the […]

Lancaster Field Trip Cancelled

    The field trip that was planned via the Emporium Senior Center,  to go see “Jonah” at the Sight & Sound Theater in Lancaster has been cancelled.  Unfortunately, the number of interested individuals fell short of the needed goal by about eight people. They may see if there is enough interest again in the […]

Geist Completes Bat House Project

    Cameron Coumty High School Senior, Wyatt Geist constructed three bat houses as part of his senior project. His mentor for the project was Don Bickford of Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities.  Toby Herzing, Forester for Pa. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) initiated the project with CCOYA, who turned it over to […]

CCHS Spring Band Concerts, Art Show

    There’s music in the air at Cameron County School District.  On Tuesday, May 9th the Woodland Elementary Band, Recorders, and Chorus will hold their annual Spring Concert at 7 p.m. in the CCHS Auditorium.   There will be an opportunity for audience participation in the last song.  On Thursday, May 11th, the CCHS […]

NTCAC Receives $125,000 Housing Grant

    Five housing projects in the 25th Senatorial District will receive a total of $345,000 to improve availability and affordability of housing, according to Senator Joe Scarnati. In Cameron County Northern Tier Community Action: Cameron County Community and Economic Development Program will receive $125,000. This funding will be used to reduce blight while increasing […]

Local Youth Participate In 4-H Air Rifle Regional Shoot

    Jefferson County 4-H Air Rifle Team recently hosted the 2017 Regional 4-H Shooting Sports Air Rifle event, held at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds  This is an annual event that is open to all 4-H Air Rifle members in the Central Region of Pennsylvania.   Youth from Cameron, Elk, Potter, Jefferson, Centre and Clearfield […]

June Classes Planned at Artisan Center

    Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center is hosting a variety of classes for adults and children.  Repurposing furniture and pottery classes are limited to 10 students each. June 7 will feature Sally Azzato teaching painting techniques on furniture you own.  Students are encouraged to bring small pieces to transform.  Students will […]

‘A Money-Saving, Job-Saving Suggestion’

  To the taxpayers of Cameron County: Recent news articles point to the facts that federal funding to education is decreasing so state educational funding to local school districts must also see a decrease in funding. According to the educational news from Harrisburg, PA districts could see a 9% budget cut for transportation as well […]

Anna Nasto

  (1928-2017) Anna J. Nasto, 88, of East Ransom Street, Port Allegany, passed away Saturday (April 29, 2017) in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport, surrounded by her family.    

Evelyn Strahl

  (1930-2017) Evelyn A. Strahl, 87, of 10243 Route 120, formerly of 2107 Rich Valley Rd., died at Guy and Mary Felt Manor Sunday afternoon (April 30, 2017).      

Dennis Pesock

  (1953-2017) Dennis J. Pesock, “The Mayor,” 63, of Roulette, died Thursday (April 20, 2017) in Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness.  

Elsie Heagy

  (1935-2017) Elsie M. Heagy, 82, of 203 S. Broad St., died Saturday morning (April 29, 2017) at Pinecrest Manor, St. Marys.      

Ryan Zoschg

  (1973-2017) On April 29, 2017, Ryan Anthony Zoschg passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family, following an 11-year battle with brain cancer.     

Mountain Lines

  by Nelson Haas   HOBBLE  BUSH Viburnum lantanoides I dropped down into a steep ravine where Rhododendron grows along the stream. There I found a striking, white -flowering shrub growing in contrast to the dark foliage surrounding it. I surmised it was one of the Viburnum but I’ve never noticed this April-flowering verity before. […]

Fishing Vests

  by William Crisp   Fishing vests have a very unique purpose in the outdoor garment world. They don’t keep you warm or dry, nor do they shield you from the wind. They don’t find fish or even look fashionable; in fact, they are very unfashionable. I’ll prove it. You can see sportsmen and hipsters […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  First For the Zeke by Phil Burkhouse   As I related last week, about 8 a.m. on the Youth Mentored Spring Gobbler Day, Jake’s ears detected a distant shotgun report.  He said to Gary and me, “I think that was in the general direction of Zeke.” Isaac, aka Zeke, is our youngest grandson. and […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   Few sports provide weird and just plain strange situations like Major League Baseball. I just witnessed Ichiro Suzuki, the greatest Japanese player ever to play in MLB, get a huge plaque; I guess you could call it, with the number 3000 on it. It signifies Ichiro’s three thousand hits he […]

Geist Accepts Don Raabe Big 30 Invitation

    Wyatt Geist has accepted an invitation to play in the Don Raabe Big 30 Charities Classic. Geist is a senior at Cameron County High School, where he was an offensive guard and defensive tackle for the Red Raiders. He is 6’ and weighs in at 285 lbs. Wyatt plans to enter the workforce […]

Raiders Win One of Three on the Road

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team had three road games last week and was able to put one in the win column. On Monday they dropped a non-league game at DuBois Central Catholic, on Wednesday they were beaten at Coudersport, but on Friday […]

Raider Junior High Track Team Competes at Johnsonburg

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider track and field team traveled to the Johnsonburg Invitational on Saturday and competed against nineteen other teams.  “Our kids did very well,” said Coach Shawn Bidwell.  Leading the Lady Raiders was Morgan Lorenzo, who won the triple jump with […]

Lady Raiders Split Two League Games

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider softball team had two league games last week on the road and split the contests. On Wednesday they were beaten at Coudersport but on Friday rebounded to defeat Port Allegany. At Coudersport, the Lady Falcons broke open a tight […]

Kamden Fragale harvested his first gobbler during Saturday’s Youth Spring Turkey Hunt. The 20 pound bird had a 10.5” beard and 1” spurs. He was hunting with his dad, Seth Fragale, and Mike Fragale.      

Commissioners Review State Budget’s Local Impact

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor Cameron County Commissioners discussed the state budget, economic news and conservation efforts at their regular meeting held Thursday in Emporium. Commissioner Lori Reed stated that the budget came up at a recent meeting of county commissioners from northwestern Pennsylvania. The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) is […]

Local Woman Charged With Endangering Welfare of Minors

    An Emporium woman has been charged with two felony counts of endangering the welfare of children and a misdemeanor for recklessly endangering another person following an incident that occurred in the Emporium Borough in early April. Shalynn Marie Schatz, age 24, with home addresses listed in both Emporium and Penfield, was charged this […]

GKN, Employees Support Community Chest

    Over the past 41 years GKN Sinter Metals Emporium facilities (originally PPM) have been supporting the Cameron County Community Chest via employee contributions through payroll deduction. An added incentive is that the company also donates to the drive.  Since the inception of this program, GKN has been a major contributor to the Cameron […]

Kriner Sentenced To County Jail For Statutory Sexual Assault

    An Emporium man was sentenced to serve 10 to 24 months in a county jail after pleading guilty last year to four felony charges including statutory sexual assault. Matthew Scott Kriner, age 27, entered open guilty pleas to felony counts of unlawful contact with a minor, statutory sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault and […]

Cameron County Court Return Day

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor During Return Day proceedings held Tuesday in Cameron County, a number of defendants entered pleas and were sentenced, but several received continuances for their cases. A guilty plea was accepted by Cameron County President Judge Richard Masson on behalf of Courtney Hays, age 26, of Weedville, on […]

Model Railroad Day at DuBois Mall

    Saturday, May 6th, is Model Railroad Day at the DuBois Mall. The 18th Annual Model Train Show is sponsored by the Allegheny Plateau Division Mid-Central Region, National Model Railroaders Association and will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local model railroaders will be there enjoying the “World’s Greatest Hobby.” The event […]

Don’t Miss ‘Mark Twain’ Saturday

    Don’t miss ‘Mark Twain’ this Saturday, April 29th when Emporium  Storyteller Charles Kiernan brings him to life at the Emporium Firehall at 3 p.m. Twain is wont to ramble on about his boyhood memories, the newspaper publishing business, life on the Mississippi and frogs. Mostly, though, he likes to talk about the river.  […]

Earth Day Celebrated at Woodland

    Since its inception in the U.S. in 1970, Earth Day has been celebrated annually throughout the world on April 22 as a day of environmental awareness.  To celebrate Earth Day, Cameron County High School (CCHS) Outdoor Club, CCHS Envirothon Team, Cameron County Conservation District (CCCD), Emporium Garden Club and Cameron County Outdoor Youth […]

Dog Warden To Conduct License Checks

    Dog wardens from the state agriculture department announced plans to canvass five northcentral Pennsylvania counties during May. This outreach program helps to ensure that all dog owners in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, and Potter counties have current licenses and rabies vaccinations for their dogs. Pennsylvania law requires that all dogs three months or […]

Learn the Birds and the Bees at Andrews Farm

    Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities will host the Allegheny Highlands Bird Club (AHBC)  April meeting on April 26 at the Andrews Farm. Ryan Magaro of Rich Valley Apiary will be doing a Honey Bee 101 presentation starting at 5:30 p.m. and the AHBC meeting will immediately follow the presentation. CCOYA will be offering […]

Third Grade Releases Brook Trout

    The third grade students of Woodland Elementary recently visited Sizerville State Park. The event was coordinated by Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA).  The first order of business after arriving was to release several dozen brook trout fingerlings in East Cowley Run stream. This was the end of a year-long adventure for the […]

Grants Available To Local Fire Departments

    Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson recently encouraged local fire departments to apply for federal grant assistance to help with fire prevention and safety efforts. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Fiscal Year 2016 Fire Prevention and Safety Program is currently open and will close on Friday, May 19 at […]

Egg-Stremely Popular Pheasant Project Returns

    Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) recently delivered over 400 pheasant eggs to Cameron County School District. This year there are 11 classrooms at the Woodland School and two in the High School that are participating in the program.  Each classroom is equipped with an incubator that is hoped to hatch about 40 […]


  Kent, I am writing in regards to the recent article that was printed in the Trivia section of the Echo. You wrote that my mother, Julia Cleary, who lived beside Luigi’s, was something like a mid-wife and helped with the birthing of newborn babies.      

Kane 3 On 3 Tournament

    The Kane Lions Club will be hosting the 4th annual, 3 on 3 basketball “Hilltop Tournament” on May 13th.   Boys and girls grades 4 through 12 interested in playing in this tournament can find detailed information about the event at the Kane Lions Club Website http://www.e-clubhouse.org/sites/kane/page-6.php or by contacting Dave Kearney at: […]

From the Bleachers

  by Rich Summers   by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team had two games last week and split the two contests that were both shortened due to the PIAA ten run rule. On Wednesday they won in five innings over the Northern Potter Panthers and […]

Raider Junior High Track Team Competes at Otto-Eldred

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County Junior High School Red Raider track and field team traveled to Otto-Eldred for the junior high invitational meet and several athletes were place winners.  For the girls’ team, Kaelee Bresslin won the javelin with a toss of 83’1”. Morgan Lorenzo won the long jump […]

Kamme Guisto Stars at Kane Invitational

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider track and field team traveled to the Kane Invitational Track and Field meet last Saturday and Lady Raider sophomore Kamme Guisto had a fantastic day.  Guisto won the triple jump with a leap of 34’1 ½”, finished fourth in the […]

Raider Track Teams Unable To Grab Wins

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity track and field team had two home meets last week and neither the boys nor girls were able to grab a win. On Monday they were defeated by Johnsonburg and on Tuesday they lost to Port Allegany. Johnsonburg 103 […]

Red Raiders Split Two Games Last Week

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Red Raider varsity baseball team had two games last week and split the two contests that were both shortened due to the PIAA ten run rule. On Wednesday they won in five innings over the Northern Potter Panthers and on Friday they […]

Narby Homer Lifts Lady Raiders Past Oswayo Valley

    by Rich Summers Cameron County Echo The Cameron County High School Lady Red Raider varsity softball team had two games last week and won both. On Wednesday they hosted Northern Potter and easily defeated the Lady Panthers, and on Friday they entertained Oswayo Valley in a game switched to Emporium by wet field […]

Wandering Aimlessly

  A Good Morning by Phil Burkhouse   There is a feeling of awe I will never lose about being in the woods as dawn makes its appearance.  Each new day officially begins at midnight, but for me the new day begins as light seeps into the woods.  Trees become barely visible, and you can […]

Tabernacle of Agendas

  by William Crisp   I don’t want to alarm you but feel the need to warn you that there is a great environmental change coming. We are about to endure massive global environmental fluxes. These changes will be palatable in the deciduous forests around here as bare branches will begin to sprout leaves and […]

KRHC GROUNDBREAKING – Keystone Rural Health Consortia held a groundbreaking ceremony last Thursday for its nearly 1,000 square foot addition. Shown are (l to r) Debra Pontzer, representative for Congressman Glenn Thompson; Sue Newcomer, KRHC; Tom Wellington, USDA; Danielle Reed, KRHC Fiscal Manager; Samantha Beaver, KRHC; Jim Thomas, Cameron County Commissioner; and Chris Satterlee, Hallstrom […]

KRHC Expanding Local Health Facility

    by Amanda Jones Echo News Editor Groundbreaking for new medical facilities at the Keystone Rural Health Consortia (KRHC) location in Emporium was held Thursday. Hallstrom Construction, of DuBois, will serve as general contractor on the $650,000 project, which is being funded through a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) loan. KTH Architecture of […]

Salt Run Fish Fest Great Success

    The annual Salt Run Youth Fish Fest held this past Saturday at Andrews Farm in Shippen Township was a success, according to organizers. “Both the weather and fish cooperated this year with sunny skies and mild temperatures,” said Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities (CCOYA) Director Don Bickford. “This has turned into a great […]

Sizerville Bridge Work Begins, Wykoff Detour Ends

    Roadwork in the Wykoff Run area progressed far enough for the detour to be ended and travelers to return to the area just ahead of fishing season. Wykoff Run Road (Route 2001) in Gibson Township had been closed for several weeks prior to opening day of fishing season to facilitate work on a […]

Shippen Plans Spring Clean-Up For Saturday

    by Amanda Jones  Echo News Editor The annual Spring Clean-Up will be held at the Shippen Township building from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 22. Residents of Lumber, Portage and Shippen townships whose refuse bills are paid-in-full are permitted to bring truckloads of household waste to the township for disposal for […]

Inducted Into National Honor Society

    Bobbi Fragale was inducted into the National Honor Society at Elk County Catholic High School. To be eligible for the National Honor Society, students must maintain a 93 grade point average for five consecutive semesters. Inductees also had to meet specific criteria related to leadership, service and character. Bobbi is a junior at […]

Fairy Garden Workshop at State Park

    Let the magic of nature engulf you in an enchanting workshop. On Saturday, April 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sinnemahoning State Park is offering a Fairy Garden Workshop.  Enjoy fairy folklore while creating a miniature world to take home. Participants will be guided with step-by-step instructions and provided with a variety […]