Saturday, December 29, 2012

SNOW REMOVAL



NO PARKING - FOR SNOW REMOVAL
Beginning Sunday 12/30/12 from 7:00 pm to Monday 12/31/12 3:00 pm on the followings streets.
N. Walnut from 4th St (Episcopal Church) to Greenwood St. and S. Walnut from 4th St (Presbyterian Church) to 3rd St. and
N. Chestnut from 4th St (Wine & Spirits) to Greenwood St. and S. Chestnut from 4th St (Aroma Cafe) to 3rd St

Cameron County Heroes

EMPORIUM, CAMERON COUNTY - Andrew Zimmer of Emporium was shoveling snow when he noticed the apartment building across the street from his home was on fire. 
" Just then a girl came out with a small child said someone else was inside" he said. 
His neighbors, Scott Knarr, Ronald Hammersley, and off duty state trooper Brian Harmon each took turns trying to save 28 year old bed ridden Krista Losey. 
"You could only stand the smoke so long (and ) the ceiling kept dropping as far as the smoke" said Hammersley.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

2012 QB Club Awards Banquet

The Red Raider Quarterback Club hosted the 2012 Football Awards Banquet on Sunday.

L to R : Josh Reynolds, winner of the "54 Tommy Malizia Award", Tucker Britton, winner of the Offensive MVP Award, Devon Mason, winner of the CC ECHO Defensive MVP Award, Dylan Armstrong, winner of the Most Improved/ Mike Chadwick Award, Jordan Barr, winner of the Coach Simon Award, CJ Markum, winner of the Scholar Athlete Award
 
 
Three football players won awards for their efforts during the Lift-a-Thon in 2012. Lift-a-Thon is a fundraising effort coordinated by Coaches and the Quarterback Club to raise funds that help support Red Raider Football.

L to R: Eric Spehalski, Tony Olivett, Jordan Barr
 
 
 
 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

EISENHOWER 49, CAMERON COUNTY 12

EMPORIUM — Eisenhower’s John Pascuzzi broke the school record for career rushing yards in leading the Knights to a 49-12 rout of Cameron County Friday night.

Pascuzzi rushed for 143 yards on 21 carries and scored on runs of 5 and 25 yards in the first half that saw the Knight lead 29-6 by halftime. Alex Johnson needed just five carries to gain 110 yards, with much of it coming on his 94-yard TD run in the fourth quarter.

Aaron Lundmark passed for 182 yards and a touchdown as Eisenhower (8-2) outgained Cameron County, 564-274. The Red Raiders (2-8) scored on Tucker Britton’s 15-yard run in the second quarter and Britton’s 7-yard TD pass to Devin Mason in the third quarter.

Monday, October 29, 2012

SCHOOL DELAY

Cameron County schools on a 2 hour delay




Tuesday 10/29

EMA Announcemnt


From:  Borough of Emporium 

 

 

Please read the following A.S.A.P. as a Public Service Announcement for the next few days.  Thanks!

 

 

 

The Emporium Borough Emergency Management Coordinator is updating his list of residents that will need assistance in the event of an emergency situation where appraisal or evacuation would be necessary.

          If you or a loved one would need assistance due to a medical condition or handicap, please call the Emporium Borough Office, 486-0768 Monday through Friday, and give your name, address, and nature of condition, or leave a message, to have your name put on our list.

          Please note that during  Hurricane Sandy our Emergency Control Center will be located at the Emporium Fire Hall and a shelter will be open at the High School.

          You are reminded that you should obey all road-closed signs and stay away from downed electric lines! 

 

Donald Reed,

Borough Manager

Saturday, October 27, 2012

CAMERON COUNTY 14, JOHNSONBURG 13

JOHNSONBURG – Cameron County rallied from a 7-0 deficit entering the fourth quarter to get a 14-13 road win at Johnsonburg Friday night.

The Red Raiders (2-7) scored twice late in the fourth quarter to go ahead 14-7 with the go-ahead score coming on a 2-yard quarterback sneak by Tucker Britton and a two-point conversion pass from Britton to Devin Mason.

But Johnsonburg (2-7) blocked a Cameron County punt with 1:30 to play and returned it for a touchdown to get within a point, 14-13. But the Red Raiders stopped the conversion attempt and then recovered the ensuing on-side kick to seal the victory.

Johnsonburg took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on a Mitchell Holmberg 8-yard touchdown run before Cameron County scored its first touchdown in the fourth quarter on a Britton 10-yard touchdown run. The PAT, though, was no good.
more photos at www.camconative.com

 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

PORT ALLEGANY 41, CAMERON COUNTY 0

EMPORIUM – Port Allegany took to the ground for its scoring Friday night rushing for five touchdowns in a 41-0 win at Cameron County.

Matt Bodamer rushed for a pair of touchdowns and threw a touchdown for the Gators (8-0), who have won 13 straight regular-season games.

Bodamer ran 10 times for 67 yards including scoring runs of 15 and 2 yards. He was also 16 of 27 passing for 252 yards and the touchdown. Bodamer now has 9,440 yards passing and 121 touchdowns. He passed Brendan Nosovitch of Allentown Central Catholic to move into second place in Pennsylvania history for career yards. He is 312 yards shy of the Pennsylvania and District 9 record of 9,752 set by Brockway’s Derek Buganza. Bodamer has also rushed for 1,913 yards and 36 touchdowns in his four years at Port Allegany.

Trent Neal added a pair of touchdown runs for the Gators scoring on runs of 3 and 16 yards and rushing 11 times for 68 yards. Nick Conway caught a 19-yard touchdown pass and had five grabs for 96 yards with Tyce Miller catching nine passes for 127 yards.

The Port Allegany defense recorded its third shutout of the year, the most for the Gators since recording three in 1992. Port Allegany hasn’t had more than three shutouts in one year since recording seven during its perfect 10-0 season in 1986.

Cameron County was limited to 87 yards of offense and five first downs. Antonio Johnson led the Red Raiders with 34 yards rushing.
more photos at www.camconative.com

 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

OTTO-ELDRED 20, CAMERON COUNTY 0

DUKE CENTER – Otto-Eldred picked up its second straight win while putting itself right in the thick of the District 9 Class A playoff race with a 20-0 shutout of visiting Cameron County Friday night.

The Terrors (2-5 overall, 2-5 AML North) recorded their first shutout since the 2008 season and their first win over Cameron County since 2004.

Dakota Vaughn had a rushing touchdown (5 yards) and a throwing touchdown (2 yards to Coy Hoffman) and Sam Colebert added a rushing touchdown (3 yards) for Otto-Eldred.

Vaughn ran 17 times for 87 yards and the score while going 4 of 13 passing for 66 yards and the score. Colebert ran 20 times for a game-high 111 yards and the score.

Otto-Eldred held Cameron County (1-6, 1-6) to 99 yards of total offense while forcing three Red Raider turnovers.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

CAMERON COUNTY 27, COUDERSPORT 18

EMPORIUM – Antonio Johnson ran 18 times for 115 yards and two touchdowns to help Cameron County to its first win of the season, 27-18 over visiting Coudersport, Friday night.

Johnson scored the Red Raiders (1-5) first touchdowns (4-yard run) and last touchdown (31-yard run) while Tony Olivett (6-yard run) and Dylan Armstrong (20-yard pass from Tucker Britton) scored the middle two scores for Cameron County.

Ethan Hite was involved in two of the three Coudersport scores tossing a 46-yard touchdown pass to Mitch Freeman and also scoring on a 15-yard run. Alex Hershey added a 9-yard scoring run for Coudersport late in the first half that gave the Falcons an 18-7 lead at the time.

But Olivett scored on a 6-yard run with 38 seconds to play before the half to give the Red Raiders momentum heading into halftime, and they outscored Coudersport (1-5) 12-0 in the second half.

Freeman ran 15 times for 52 yards, while Hershey had five carries for 30 yards and caught five passes for 57 yards for the Falcons.

Armstrong had four catches for 83 yards and the touchdown for Cameron County.
more photos at www.camconative.com
 

Saturday, September 29, 2012

SMETHPORT 35, CAMERON COUNTY 14




SMETHPORT – Clay Schuler scored three touchdowns on the ground in the final 8:39 to break a 14-all tie and give Smethport a 35-14 win over visiting Cameron County Friday night.
Schuler, who ran 21 times for 210 yards and four second-half touchdowns, broke the tie with a 1-yard dive and added scoring runs of 86 and 28 yards later in the quarter to seal the victory for Smethport (3-2 overall, 3-2 AML North) and was also 2-for-6 passing for 42 yards.
Tucker Britton had tied the game at 14 early in the fourth quarter on an 11-yard run.
Karl Lightner added a first-half touchdown run for Smethport and also had 15 tackles, while Ryan Stratton also had 15 stops on defense for the Hubbers.
Antonio Johnson had 20-yard touchdown run in the first half for Cameron County (0-5).


Open Arms Community Church

BRADFORD - Open Arms Community Church in Bradford, PA is planning a celebration for the church's tenth anniversary on Sunday, October 7th. The event will feature special services at 9:15AM and 11:00AM as well as a potluck picnic following the second service.

Open Arms was launched 10 years ago by founding Pastor Andy Haskins and the congregation of the Allegany Free Methodist Church in the vacant Tuna Valley Free Methodist Church building. After a major facelift on the facilities, the fledgling church met on Saturday Nights, until current pastor, Mike McAvoy started Sunday morning services with his arrival one year later.

After ten years, the church has developed as an organization that attempts to engage culture with current topics, multimedia, and modern music.

This Sunday, September 30th, the church launches it's new fall series, TEOTWAWKI: The End of The World As We Know It, which will offer a current interpretation of end-times prophecies, as well as a "sensible" approach as to how they can be applied to modern life.

"We really want to extend a hearty welcome to our community for this anniversary!" says Media Coordinator Josh Hatcher. "We're so excited that we've been able to serve this region for ten years, and we would love it if we could celebrate together that weekend!"

Open Arms Community Church hosted a zombie themed video shoot in preparation for their new sermon series, "TEOTWAWKI: The End Of The World As We Know It". The series starts Sunday, September 30 at 9:15AM or 11:00AM, and will run through October




Monday, September 24, 2012

SHEFFIELD 13, CAMERON COUNTY 12


more photos at www.camconative.com

SHEFFIELD — Mister Ussery's 48-yard interception return with 6:50 left in the fourth quarter was the difference in Sheffield's 13-12 win over visiting Cameron County Saturday afternoon.

Cameron County (0-4) had taken a 12-7 lead just before halftime when Tucker Britton threw a 13-yard pass to Dylan Armstrong with 22 seconds left in the second quarter.
Ussery then gave the Wolverines (1-3) for good with his big return. 

Sheffield outgained Cameron County, 284-166, and won despite losing the turnover battle, 5-1. Quarterback Shequan Wright gained 78 yards on 19 carries and passed for 76 yards. Daiquan Brown scored Sheffield's first touchdown in the first quarter on a 1-yard run.

Cameron County intercepted Wright twice and the first one was turned into a 101-yard return for a touchdown by Eric Spehalski for the game's first points with 6:54 left in the first quarter. Antonio Johnson led the Red Raiders with 65 yards on 23 carries.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 43, CAMERON COUNTY 0

more photos at www.camconative.com
 
ELK COUNTY CATHOLIC 43, CAMERON COUNTY 0

EMPORIUM – Mitchell Vallone threw for two touchdowns and ran for a third to lead Elk County Catholic to a 43-0 win at Cameron County Friday night.

Vallone was 3-for-5 passing for 52 yards with a 20-yard scoring passes of 20 and three yards to Clayton Housler while also rushing twice for one yard including a 1-yard scoring run. Housler grabbed all three of the completed passes.

Joe McLaughlin, Jonathan Dippold and Dan Singer also added touchdown runs for the Crusaders (3-0 overall, 3-0 AML South), while Ryan Seelye kicked a 23-yard field goal. Brock McCullough led ECC with 108 yards rushing on 14 carries.

Andrew Lathrop had 11 carries for 45 yards and three catches for 21 yards for Cameron County, which had just 19 total yards.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

video
Cassie Frey doing the "leap of faith" at Penn-York. The 6th grade class traveled to Penn York to participate in some physically challenging activities

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Police nab Fleeing Suspect

Police Pursuit Updated 
Approximately 10am this morning, Austin Police Chief Kyle Day was alerted to a person that had fled the court house in Cameron County and advised that  PSP Cameron County, Sheriff Dept, and Emporium Police were in pursuit. 

Unfortunately the Actor; Jesse Coffman from Emporium fled pursuing police and was not located. 

Port Allegany Police, PSP Coudersrport and Austin Police were alerted that the suspect possibly headed in that direction. Description was a red Harley Davidson motorcycle operated by Jess Coffman, 36 years old, wearing jeans and white tee-shirt. 

At 12:46pm, Austin Police Chief Kyle Day spotted the motorcycle coming through town. Day took chase and was able to apprehend Coffman on Rt. #872 at Dividing Ridge. Day was assisted by PSP Coudersport, Coudersport Borough Police and Sweden Township Police. 

Sheriff's from Cameron County came and took custody of Coffman and returned to Cameron County. It was advised that Coffman was later taken to Jefferson County Jail on probation violations, Potter and Elk County Jails were full. 

The motorcycle was towed by Kightlinger Motors. PSP Emporium and Austin Borough Police both report that charges are pending as the investigation is continuing. 

Austin Borough Police

Tom Smith Charged in Federal Indictment with Carjacking and Use of a Firearm During Crime of Violence

The United states Attorney's Office for the middle district of Pennsylvania today announced the return of two-count indictment against Thomas Edward Smith, age 58, of Emporium, Pennsylvania. The indictment charges Smith with taking a motor vehicle by force and violence and using a firearm during a crime of violence.


Smith In Custody   Photo  Michelle Malize Clark
According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, the indictment alleges that on August 8, 2012 Smith pretended to be working on a car parked along a street in Emporium and flagged down an employee of Citizens & Northern Bank. He entered the vehicle and pulled out a handgun. The indictment alleges Smith then directed the victim to drive to the Citizens & Northern Bank branch in Emporiium. Smith allegedly told the victim this would be "the worst day of her life," that the victim and the bank had taken his house away from him in a bank foreclosure, and that the victim and another bank employee were now "going to pay for it," or words to that effect. According to the indictment, the victim jumped out of the vehicle to escape from Smith, who then fled from the vehicle.

On September 4, 2012, a federal complaint and arrest warrant issued charging Smith with taking a motor vehicle by force and violence and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence, and the federal warrant has been lodged as a detainer to keep Smith in custody pending his appearance in federal court. Smith is presently in custody on other, related state criminal violations filed in Cameron county following his arrest on September 3, 2012 in Emporium. The federal charges have been assigned to Judge Christopher C. Conner for trial.


If convicted of all the charges alleged in the indictment, Smith faces a mandatory prison term of seven years and a maximum sentence of life in prison and a $500,000 fine.



The case was investigated by the Emporium Borough Police Department, the Pennsylvania State Police, and Federal Bureau of Investigation in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Prosecution of this matter has been assigned to Assistant United States Attorney George J. Rocktashel.

A DAY OF REMEMBRANCE 9/11//2001 & MAX NARBY

GOD BLESS AMERICA


GOD BLESS AMERICA,



LAND THAT I LOVE

STAND BESIDE HER

AND GUIDE HER

THROUGH THE NIGHT

WITH THE LIGHT FROM ABOVE

FROM THE MOUNTAINS

TO THE PRAIRES

TO THE OCEANS WHITE WITH FOAM,

GOD BLESS AMERICA,

MY HOME SWEET HOME

GOD BLESS AMERICA,

MY HOME SWEET HOME.



A DAY OF

REMEMBRANCE


9/11//2001 & MAX NARBY



TUESDAY

SEPTEMBER 11, 2012

11:00 A.M.

NORTH BROAD STREET

EMPORIUM, PA 15834


"LET EVERY NATION KNOW, WHETHER IT

WISHES US WELL OR ILL, THAT WE SHALL

PAY ANY PRICE, BEAR ANY BURDEN, MEET

ANY HARDSHIP, SUPPORT ANY FRIEND,

OPPOSE ANY FOE TO ASSURE THE SURVIVAL

AND SUCCESS OF LIBERTY"

President John F. Kennedy


A DAY TO REMEMBER IS A TRIBUTE TO

THOSE VICTIMS OF THE TERRORIST

ATTACKS OF SEPTEMBER 11, 2001.

IT IS ALSO A TRIBUTE TO OUR MEN AND

WOMEN IN THE MILITARY WHO

PROTECT OUR FREEDOOM.


A DAY TO REMEMBER

SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


Welcome/MC…… Chief John Lovett


Emporium Borough Police

Invocation…….… Rev. Scott Mellot


First Baptist Church

National Anthem.. Cameron County High School Band

Dan Sensenig - Director

Keynote Speaker. William "Bill" Bogart

9/11 Ceremony & Max Narby Tribute

Music Selection …Cameron County High School Band

Taps………….... Cameron County Memorial Detail

Barry Sarick - Director

Closing Remarks.. Chief John Lovett

Conclusion……… singing of

GOD BLESS AMERICA

Lead by Kenny Ostrum

"
The deliberate and deadly attacks, which were carried out yesterday against our country, were more than acts of terror. They were acts of war."

President George W. Bush Sept. 12, 2001

World Trade Center, the Pentagon, Flight 93,

The unprovoked attacks upon America by

foreign terrorists have thrust the United

States and other countries into a war it

never envisioned. Today 9 years later

we remember the victims of the terrorists.

We also honor U.S. military personnel

who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in

defense of freedom.

We must stand united as a nation and be

committed to wiping out terrorism and

those who plot the murders of innocent

civilians throughout the world.

We remain committed to supporting

the young men and women of our armed

forces who go in harms way on our

behalf.

The heroes of flight 93, the 23 New York

City Police Officials, 37 Port Authority

Police Officers, and 343 Firefighters who

gave their lives September 11 trying to

save others, make us proud to be

Americans.


Monday, September 3, 2012

BROCKWAY 42, Cameron County 8


EMPORIUM – Alec Shaffer-Doan threw for 228 yards and five touchdowns including four to Jacob Perrin to lead Brockway to a 42-8 blowout road victory at Cameron County Friday night.
Shaffer-Doan finished the night 13 of 22 passing and hit Perrin nine times for 170 yards including a 65-yard scoring strike just 11 seconds into the game. That started a 24-point first quarter for Brockway, which led 34-0 at halftime.
Chad Melillo added 15 carries 116 yards rushing and a touchdown for the Rovers, while Anthony Benson also caught a 31-yard touchdown pass and Phil Esposito hit a 30-yard field goal.
Cameron County’s lone score came on a 15-yard touchdown run from Aaron Garrigan with only 50 seconds left. 
more photos at www.camconative.com

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Indecent Assault Under Investigation

Emporium State Police are investigating a report of an Indecent Assault at a residence on the Old Portage Road in Portage Township, Cameron County on Sunday at 12:30 AM. Trooper Heim said they know who the suspect is and the investigation is continuing.

http://solomonswords.blogspot.com/2012/08/indecent-assault-under-investigation.html

Burglar(s) Caused Extensive Damage To House Interior

Unknown actor(s) gained entry into the residence of Sunni Priest of 1191 Clear Creek Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County, and caused extensive damage to the interior of the house.

The burglary occurred on Monday between the hours of 6:00 am and 1:15 PM. Trooper Farabaugh said the estimate of the value of the damaged property is not complete at this time.  Anyone with information relative to this crime is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Emporium kidnapping suspect still on the loose


EMPORIUM, Pa. — When one views the tree-lined main thoroughfare of Emporium, complete with residents lounging on large porches of Victorian homes, it’s hard to imagine that anything could disrupt the peace and tranquility of the small community.The rural Cameron County town, with a population of just over 2,000, had that small-town sense of security disrupted Aug. 8 when Thomas E. Smith, 58, hitched a ride with a woman he knew and pulled a handgun on her. The woman, a bank employee who is not being identified, slowed down her sport-utility vehicle and jumped out near West Fourth Street. After the driverless vehicle struck a house, Smith fled on foot.In the two weeks since the botched kidnapping, Emporium Borough Police and other law enforcement agencies have conducted searches of the woods, hunting camps and bars throughout the area. Residences in communities as far away as Erie and Corry have also been searched.
Police said cadaver dogs were brought in last week and used in an unsuccessful search of the nearby woods to rule out the possibility the suspect had died.
Another twist in the story occurred earlier this week when a letter, supposedly written by Smith, was left in the door frame of the Cameron County Echo newspaper. Staff at the newspaper, which is located across the street from the Sheetz store, turned the handwritten letter over to police. In it the writer claims Smith would return to “face these very stupid charges.”
Emporium Borough Police Chief John Lovett said his department and other area law enforcement officials have stayed very busy following up leads on Smith.
“We’re also staying proactive, and we’ve been in contact with other agencies such as the U.S. Marshals Office and the F.B.I.” Chief Lovett said. A $5,000 reward is being offered for fruitful information on Smith’s whereabouts. 

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Endeavor Media

Officials from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board have shut down the Allegany Pub (Dingy's) in Emporium. 
Officers were seen carrying alcohol out of the bar/restaurant and loading it into a PLCB van just a couple hours ago. 
According to the PLCB's website, the liquor license at the Pub is not currently active. 
Owner of the bar and holder of the license, Joyce Lyon, has been cited numerous times and paid thousands of dollars in fines in the past several years for license violations, according to the PLCB 
No word on why the Pub's license is not active or why PLCB made such a decisive move this evening.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Update on Thomas Smith


UPDATE on Thomas Smith: A lengthy letter, allegedly written by fugitive Thomas Smith, was left at the Cameron County Echo office sometime Monday.
Authorities are not sure if the letter is legit. They are examining video footage taken by Sheetz' security cameras that allegedly captured the delivery of the letter. Autho
rities are trying to determine if it was Smith in the video.
In the letter, Smith allegedly says he plans to turn himself in.
No additional details from the letter are available.
Police are working the lead and keeping details quiet to protect the ongoing investigation.

Monday, August 13, 2012

REWARD OFFERED

Update on Thomas Edward Smith (Wanted for gun point abduction of Emporium women on 8/8/12)
The Emporium Borough Police advise that together with the PA Crime Stoppers reward of $2,000 for information leading to the whereabouts and or arrest of Thomas Edward Smith, two other private citizens added another $3,000 to make to current reward $5,000.00.

Police are continuing their investigation into the incident.


Police ask that if anyone has any information concerning the whereabouts of Smith to call police at (814) 486-3384 or contact PA CRIME STOPPERS for a reward of up to $5,000.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

GE to keep paying departing executive $89,000 a month


John Krenicki, who led Lawrence Park-based GE Transportation from 2000 to 2003, has left the General Electric Co., but he'll still be collecting a check.

A pretty substantial one, by most standards.

Krenicki, who was a vice chairman and head of the company's energy business when he left GE two weeks ago, will receive $89,000 a month for the next 10 years. The payment, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal, is being called a retirement allowance.
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OP-ED: Pa. should pay real costs of voter ID


There are nine counties in our state that have no Pennsylvania Department of Transportation photo ID center. For people in towns like Emporium in Cameron County and Eagles Mere in Sullivan County where no PennDOT facilities exist, they will have to put in more than the ordinary effort to get to their closest center in an adjacent county, perhaps taking more time to get there and back than the average worker's lunch hour.
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POLICE SEARCHING FOR EMPORIUM MAN IN ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION


4:14 PM--BOLO ISSUED TO REGIONAL POLICE:
WANTED--THOMAS E. SMITH, 56, WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH A FAILED ABDUCTION ATTEMPT AT GUNPOINT IN EMPORIUM. DESCRIBED AS GRAY HAIR, 5 FT. 10 INCHES, WEARING BLUE JEANS, TAN SHIRT, HAS ACCESS TO PURPLE/BURGUNDY S 10 & ORANGE GEO TRACKER. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CALL 911 OR PSP EMPORIUM AT 814-486-3321.


THEFT/LARCENY/SEARCH
Address: 1 W 4TH ST SHEETZ
City: EMPORIUM
Cross Streets: N BROAD ST * S WOOD ST

Agency: EMPORIUM AMBULANCE
8/8/2012 1:50:45 PM


POLICE ARE SEARCHING FOR AN INDIVIDUAL IN REGARDS TO THIS INCIDENT. A HELICOPTER IS RESPONDING. EMPORIUM BORO POLICE ARE IN CHARGE.
ANYONE WITH FURTHER INFORMATION USE COMMENTS.
Police have confiscated a vehicle and had it towed.
The individual is believed to be armed & dangerous, wearing a tan t-shirt & jeans.

4:14 PM--BOLO ISSUED TO REGIONAL POLICE:
WANTED--THOMAS E. SMITH, 56, WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH A FAILED ABDUCTION ATTEMPT AT GUNPOINT IN EMPORIUM. DESCRIBED AS GRAY HAIR,
5 FT. 10 INCHES, WEARING BLUE JEANS, TAN SHIRT, HAS ACCESS TO PURPLE/BURGUNDY S 10 & ORANGE GEO TRACKER. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION SHOULD CALL 911 OR PSP EMPORIUM AT 814-486-3321.

Monday, July 16, 2012


Mary Ellen Nelson, 92, of Papillion Manor, 610 S. Polk St, Papillion, Nebraska formerly of Emporium died at Papillion Manor, Papillion, Nebraska Wednesday (July 11, 2012) evening.

She was born May 12, 1920 in Kersey a daughter of the late James and Ethel Edwards Huston. On July 8, 1961 she married the late Lamont Irwin Nelson.

Mrs. Nelson lived in Emporium most of her life and lived at Silver Creek Terrace in St Marys PA for 5 years, before becoming ill. In June she came to Nebraska to be cared for by her daughter and finished her life in Papillion Manor in Nebraska in the loving care of her daughter and grandchildren. She was the first in her family to graduate from high school. Mary worked for over 20 years at Sylvania. She was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Emporium where she served many years as a Sunday school teacher and Deaconess.

Surviving
Daughter: Marjorie and her husband Colonel Randy Davis, Papillion, NE
3 Grandchildren Patrick, Kaitlin & Jennifer Davis
Sister: Betty, Mrs. James Morean, St. Marys
Preceded in Death By
Parents: James and Ethel Edwards Huston
Husband: Lamont Irwin Nelson who died Feb. 10, 1980
5 Sisters: Mildred Hunter, Dorothy Mertz, Stella, Elsie and Margaret Huston
4 Brothers: Norman, Thomas, Francis and Edward Huston
There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service  at the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church Sizerville Road, Emporium on Monday, (July 23, 2012) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Mark Conklin, Pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.
Memorial Contributions may be made to the Christian & Missionary Alliance Church, 404 Pine Street, Emporium, PA 15834 or to Gideons.org

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Emporium Man Jailed For Burglary/Sexual Assault Today

Man Jailed For Burglary/Sexual Assault 
An Emporium man was jailed early this morning, accused of entering a known female's residence through an unlocked door and going to her bedroom where he sexually assaulted the victim.


Adam Troy Eckert, 32, of Emporium, PA, is facing a myriad of charges filed by Trooper Christopher Bock of the Emporium barracks in District Judge Barry Brown's office.

Trooper Bock said Eckert entered the victim's home, in Emporium Borough, through an unlocked door, went to her bedroom and sexually assaulted her on Wednesday morning at 2:25 am. Eckert was then chased out of the victim's bedroom when the victim retrieved a nearby hatchet. He retreated to the kitchen area of the residence and was apprehended by Pennsylvania State Police in that location upon their arrival.


Eckert was arraigned at 10:30 am today before District Judge Barry D. Brown who set bail at $25,000., accepting 10%. Eckert could not post bail and was committed to jail pending a Preliminary Hearing tentatively set for 10:00 am on July 5, 2012 before Judge Brown.


http://solomonswords.blogspot.com/2012/06/man-jailed-for-burglarysexual-assault.html

Monday, June 18, 2012

Cool video featuring the Flames Gymnastics Team

Video was assembled by the coaching staff of the Bradford Flames. Thanks to our Emporium fans for supporting Cassie and Kamme in their quest to compete at a National level. Good luck in Milwaukee, go Flames!


Kent State defeats Florida 5-4

David Lyon named Capital One Player of the Game!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Stream Obstruction Bill Addresses Serious Concerns

 Comments on the House floor in support of his House Bill 2359, a proposal to finally force DEP to streamline the process for removal of gravel bars and other stream obstructions.



Friday, June 8, 2012

Troopers seeking help on Chapman’s activities

State police are looking for more information about Joseph W. Chapman's activities since his escape from McKean County Jail in Pennsylvania in July 2007. Chapman was wanted for escape as well as sexual assault of a child and rape.
Chapman, whose picture and information appeared on an episode of America's Most Wanted, was living as Joshua Thompkins in Arkwright. Jeannie Storey, a resident of Stockton, called the New York State Police on May 20, and told them she believed the person living as Thompkins was Chapman. Fredonia troopers with the help of the FBI, the U.S. Marshals, and the Dunkirk Police Department, confirmed Chapman's identity and he was taken to the Chautauqua County Jail. On May 22, Chapman was transferred to the McKean County Jail where he is currently being held.
Investigation by the New York State police into the time after Chapman's escape revealed he was living and working in East Amherst, Depew, Gasport and Newfane prior to moving to Chautauqua County in the fall of 2011. His employment reportedly included construction work, handyman, and security. Anyone with information regarding his activities since 2007 is asked to contact the New York State Police at (716) 665-3113.
The OBSERVER has learned that the airing of the segment on Chapman which was originally scheduled for tonight is now set to air on June 22. June Kim from the publicity department of America's Most Wanted reported that the program will be preempted on Lifetime.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Our Town: Emporium - LIVE BROACAST PREMIERE!


Our Town: Emporium - 
LIVE BROACAST PREMIERE!

Tune in to WPSU-TV on Thursday, June 7th at 8:00p.m. for the broadcast premiere of Our Town: Emporium. Nestled against the natural beauty of the Allegheny Plateau, Emporium residents share the stories that make this region home. Footage and commentary from community volunteers are combined to show why the heart of the PA Wilds beats strong in Cameron County. We hope you'll watch. 

And please tell your out-of-town friends and family to 
watch the live premiere online at wpsu.org/live.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

David Lyon drafted by Texas Rangers

http://espn.go.com/blog/dallas/texas-rangers/post/_/id/4884962/rangers-stay-heavy-on-pitchers-ofs

As has been the theme for the entire 2012 MLB Draft, the Texas Rangers closed out the final 13 rounds selecting primarily pitchers and placing high importance on athleticism, acquiring two more outfielders. 

In Rounds 28 through 40, the Rangers picked nine more pitchers to bring their grand total up to 26 selected in this year's draft. The two additional outfielders make outfield the Rangers' second largest positional class this year with nine players. 

In addition to the pitchers and outfielders, the Rangers used their final picks to nab a catcher and a first baseman. 

Here is the complete list of players the Rangers took in the final 13 rounds:
  • LHP Joseph Burns, Samford University, 6-foot, 200 (28th round, 867th overall)
  • RHP Brandon Kuter, George Mason, 6-foot-7, 220 (29th round, 906th overall)
  • OF Barrett Serrato, Purdue, 6-foot-2, 185 (30th round, 936th overall)
  • LHP Zachary Brill, Mark Morris HS (Washington), 6-foot-6, 215 (31st round, 966th overall)
  • LHP Alex Young, Carmel HS (Illinois), 6-foot-3, 180 (32nd round, 996th overall)
  • RHP Ryan Burr, Highlands Ranch HS (Colorado), 6-foot-4, 210 (33rd round, 1026th overall)
  • C David Lyon, Kent State, 6-foot, 200 (34th round, 1056th overall)
  • LHP Brad Stone, Ardrey Kell HS (North Carolina), 6-foot-3, 170 (35th round, 1086th overall)
  • LHP Sterling Wynn, China Springs HS (Texas), 6-foot-2, 175 (36th round, 1116th overall)
  • RHP Matt Withrow, Midland Christian HS, 6-foot-3, 210 (37th round, 1146th overall)
  • 1B Zackary Fields, Annapolis HS (Michigan), 6-foot-5, 245 (38th round, 1176th overall)
  • OF Tevin Johnson, Henry County HS (Georgia), 6-foot-3, 190 (39th round, 1206th overall)
  • RHP Paul Schwendel, Emory, 6-foot-5, 220 (40th round, 1236th overall)

The final rounds of the draft also saw a good crop of local talent selected:
  • LHP Robert Russell, Wichita Falls HS (Padres, 855th overall)
  • LHP Taylor Massey, Dallas Baptist (A's, 889th overall)
  • OF Jason Coats, TCU (White Sox, 891st overall)
  • RHP Jack Moffit, Flower Mound HS (Pirates, 946th overall)
  • RHP Kaleb Merck, TCU (Twins, 1000th overall)
  • LHP Cory Bafidis, Texas Wesleyan (Nationals, 1074th overall)
  • RHP Kenneth Hatcher, Dallas Baptist (Angels, 1107th overall)
  • RHP Jacob Stone, Weatherford College (Reds, 1192nd overall)
  • RHP Joe Shaw, Ennis HS (Astros, 1209th overall)
  • RHP Rafael Pineda, Texas A&M by way of Fort Worth Crowley HS (Reds, 1222nd overall)

Friday, June 1, 2012

Emporium Man Charged With July, 2010 Burglary

An Emporium man has been charged in a burglary on Bobby's Run Road in Shippen Township that occurred nearly two years ago.

Michael James Hallowell, 20, of Hillcrest Drive, Emporium, PA, was identified by State Police as the person believed to be responsible for the crime.


Trooper James P. Yoder, of the Emporium barracks, said the burglary of the residence of Edward Niebauer occurred between 7-23-2010 and 7-28-2010. An unknown actor forced entry into the victim's residence and removed a handgun and an undetermined amount of money.

After further investigation, Hallowell has been accused of being responsible for this crime. He was taken into custody and arrested on Thursday. He was arraigned before District Judge Barry Brown on charges of Burglary (F1); Criminal Trespass (F2); Theft By Unlawful Taking (F2) (relative to stolen gun); Receiving Stolen Property (F2) (relative to stolen gun); Theft By Unlawful Taking (F3); Receiving Stolen Property (F3); and Criminal Mischief (Summary).

Judge Brown set bail at $50,000. Hallowell posted bail and was released pending further proceedings.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Some shots from the Memorial Day Parade





Study suggests Pa. tourism commission, tax changes

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new state-funded study says Pennsylvania should create an independent tourism commission and change the handling of county hotel room tax revenue.
The study by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, a legislative research agency, looks at ways to help promote tourism in the commonwealth, The (Scranton) Times-Tribune (http://bit.ly/M3Hbb9 ) said.
State spending for tourism promotion has dropped sharply in the past few years, leaving tourism promotion agencies to rely more heavily on hotel room tax revenues. Gov. Tom Corbett has proposed $3 million for tourism in the 2012-13 fiscal year, which would be $1 million less than current funding. In addition, a half-century-old state subsidy for ad campaigns by regional tourism promotion agencies ended this year.
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Pa. tourism promotion faces challenges - News - Republican Herald

Pa. tourism promotion faces challenges - News - Republican Herald

"Almost 70 percent of the income for 45 tourism promotion agencies in mid-sized counties comes from the hotel room tax, the center study said. The amounts ranged from a low of $10,500 in rural Cameron County to $2.8 million in Monroe County, the heart of the Poconos."

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Causer's Stream Obstruction Removal Bill Clears House Committee



HARRISBURG – The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee today approved legislation authored by Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint) to streamline the process for removing potential flood hazards from streams.
“The process for removing obstructions such as gravel bars from our streams is not only inefficient and cumbersome but also a threat to public safety,” Causer said. “The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has been unable to offer a solution to the problem, and we simply cannot wait any longer.”

House Bill 2359 aims to create a clear, efficient and effective process to better manage stream obstruction problems without an unnecessary, complicated and expensive permitting process. The bill also includes measures to further expedite stream clearings when such activities are deemed to be an emergency by local, county or state authorities.

“In Emporium, Cameron County, borough officials have been trying to remove a gravel bar for more than five years but have been unable to get the go ahead from DEP to do so,” Causer said. “And they aren’t the only ones. There are other communities in our area and across the state that have experienced similar roadblocks. It’s just ridiculous.”

Causer and other lawmakers in rural areas of the state questioned DEP Secretary Michael Krancer extensively about the issue of gravel bars during House Appropriations Committee hearings earlier this year, and the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee held an informational meeting on the topic as well.

The bill passed the committee by a vote of 21-2. It now goes to the full House for consideration.

Monday, May 21, 2012

BREAKING: McKean County Jail Escapee, America’s Most Wanted Fugitive Captured


MCKEAN CO. – A prison escapee and alleged sexual predator has been captured in Chautauqua County, NY.
Joseph Chapman, 28, was arrested yesterday by New York State Police after a local resident recognized him from an episode of America’s Most Wanted.
Chapman has allegedly been living under the name Joshua Tompkins, near Arkwright, NY.
Chapman escaped from the McKean County jail in 2007 after walking away from a morning work detail, and has been wanted on charges involving the sexual assault of a child and rape.
Officials say Chapman has made a habit of targeting single women with children. Police say he preys on their insecurities and low self-esteem — or in some cases, developmental disabilities — in order to weasel his way into their life. Chapman relies on the internet as his facilitator.
Chapman is currently incarcerated in the Chautauqua County jail awaiting extradition.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Austin/St. Marys Residents Arrested For Arson Fire In Emporium

3 Arrested In Arson Fire At Playground 
A St. Marys man and two Austin residents have been arrested in connection with an arson fire that damaged the interior of the recreation building at the Prospect Park  playground along Arch Drive in Shippen Township, Cameron County on March 23, 2012.


After a joint investigation by the Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigation Section at Emporium, and the PSP Fire Marshal Unit, the identity of the persons responsible for the crime have been identified. In a news release today, Criminal Investigator Trooper James P. Yoder, and PSP Fire Marshal Trooper David Surra have listed the accused persons who are believed to be responsible for this crime. Charged are:


Joshua Burger, 20, Parade Street, St. Marys, PA, was taken into custody on May 15, 2012 at a residence in Ridgway, PA. He's was arraigned  before District Judge Mark Jacob on charges of Arson(F1); Arson(F2); Burglary(F2); Arson(F3); Arson(F3); Criminal Mischief(F3); Criminal Mischief(F3), and Criminal Trespass(F3). Judge Jacob set bail at $50,000. straight. Burger was unable to post bail and was committed to the Potter County Jail.


Charles Goff, 19, RR 1, Austin, PA, was taken into custody at the Potter County Jail and arrested on May 9, 2012 and arraigned before District Judge Barry Brown on a charge of Criminal Trespass(F3). Judge Brown set bail at $10,000. unsecured. Charles Goff was recommitted to the POtter County Jail on unrelated charges filed by the Austin Police Department.


Erica Goff, 20, of RR 1, Austin, PA, was taken into custody and arrested on May 15, 2012 at an Emporium residence. She was arraigned on charges of Criminal Trespass(F3) before District Judge Mark Jacob. Judge Jacob set bail at $2,500. unsecured. Goff was released.


The arson incident that occurred on March 23, 2012 was intentionally set, igniting combustible materials inside a cabinet in the recreation building. The fire was quickly extinguished by members of the Emporium Fire Department, containing the damage from combustion to the area of origin. The remainder of the interior of the structure sustained heat and smoke damage.