Monday, December 16, 2013

Lumber Heritage Region 2014 Mini-Grant Program

The Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania (LHR) and the Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team (PWPT) are pleased to announce the region’s 2014 Mini-Grant Program.
The type of grants considered will be projects that implement recommendations of the LHR Management Action Plan, LHR Interpretive Plan, the PWPT 3 Year Strategic Plan, the Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Study and the Pennsylvania Wilds Design Guide. Eligible project activities would include, but not limited to interpretive/educational exhibits and materials, and promotional/marketing products that specifically promote the Lumber Heritage Region and/or the Pennsylvania Wilds.
· Marketing and educational pieces that promote the heritage of the area
· Promoting awareness & utilization of the PA Wilds Design Guide
· Trail development and Interpretative signage
· Packaged itineraries and products associated with those itineraries.
· Elements from existing plans including but not limited to trails, watershed, Greenway or heritage community plans.
Eligible applicants for the program would include non-profit 501(c)3 organizations, municipalities, COG's, Conservation Districts, and Housing and Redevelopment Authorities. The project must be located within the boundaries of the Lumber Heritage Region/Pennsylvania Wilds Region.
Details and application packet are available on the LHR website at or by calling the LHR at 814-486-0213.
Funding for the Lumber Heritage Region/Pennsylvania Wilds Planning Team 2014 Mini-Grant Program is provided through the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) Bureau of Recreation and Conservation (BRC)
Michael S. Wennin
Executive Director
Lumber Heritage Region of Pennsylvania, Inc.
20 East 5th Street
Emporium, PA 15834

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Trans Siberian Orchestra

Kim and I and some friends took in the Trans Siberian Orchestra show at the Bryce Jordan Center Friday night. Saw quite a few friendly Emporium faces at the show!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Alsheimer will be in Emporium PA

On Sept. 21,Charlie Alsheimer will be in Emporium PA to have a whitetail deer presentation.Charlie is an award winning outdoor writer,nature photographer,lecturer and whitetail deer expert.

He is senior editor for Deer and Deer Hunting and co host on Deer Hunting TV.

Where:Cameron County High School Auditorium
When:Sept 21 ,2013
Time:7:00 pm--presentation Doors open at 5:30pm
Cost:$5.00 adult $3.00 student

Refreshments will be available

Other booths to see:Charlie will be selling merchandise,North Central Whitetails Chapter QDMA,Cameron County Longbeards NWTF,Outdoor Club and Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities.

All proceeds will go to CCHS Outdoor Club.

So if you are at camp that weekend or are from the area come to a fun and enjoyable presentation from one of the countries leading experts on whitetail deer.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Emporium storm stats/ 3'' of rain!

Current Conditions - Randy1

As of 12:02 AM Sunday, September 1, 2013

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 67.6 F
High Outside Temp: 87.7 F at 8:47 AM
Low Outside Temp: 67.5 F at 12:01 AM
Outside Humidity: 97%

Inside Temp: 79.3 F
Inside Humidity: 53%

Heat Index: 69.0 F
Wind Chill: 68.0 F
Dew Point: 67.0 F

Barometer: 29.841" and Steady

Wind Speed: 1.0 Mph
Wind Direction: W
High Gust: 14.0 Mph at 12:30 PM
10 min Avg Wind: Calm

Rain Rate: 0.00"/Hour
Day Rain: 1.44"
Storm Rain: 1.44"
Month Rain: 2.98"
Year Rain: 20.10"    

As of 12:02 AM Monday, September 2, 2013

Forecast: Partially Cloudy

Outside Temp: 71.2 F
High Outside Temp: 84.9 F at 8:50 AM
Low Outside Temp: 66.8 F at 12:00 AM
Outside Humidity: 97%

Inside Temp: 81.9 F
Inside Humidity: 55%

Heat Index: 74.0 F
Wind Chill: 71.0 F
Dew Point: 70.0 F

Barometer: 29.813" and Steady

Wind Speed: Calm
Wind Direction: WNW
High Gust: 9.0 Mph at 6:53 AM
10 min Avg Wind: Calm

Rain Rate: 0.00"/Hour
Day Rain: 0.11"
Storm Rain: 1.55"
Month Rain: 0.11"
Year Rain: 20.21"  

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Mitch Lewis retires from GE

  Mitch Lewis recently retired from GE Transportation (Motor Coils). Mitch had over 35 years service with the company, and was presented with an appreciation watch from IUE-CWA Local 88607 President James Clancy.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

William H. Hopwood, Jr., 77, of 234 Sunrise Acres Rd., Emporium, PA formerly of Philadelphia died at his residence, Emporium on Friday night. (July 26, 2013)

He was born September 10, 1935 in Philadelphia a son of the late William H. and Frances Hopwood, Sr.

On October 4, 1958 in Philadelphia he married Norma Waters Hopwood, who Survives.
Mr. Hopwood served with the US Navy for four years during the Korean War. He worked for the City of Philadelphia Police Department, as a homicide detective for many years before moving to Emporium in 1975. Bill retired from Pennsylvania Pressed Metals where he worked for several years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Emporium Council #990, Fraternal Order of Police, National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners of America.

In addition to Norma Waters Hopwood
Son: William H. Hopwood, III, Emporium
Son: Dwayne M. Hopwood and his wife Danielle, Emporium
9 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren

Preceded in Death By
Parents: William and Frances Hopwood, Sr.
Brother: John Hopwood
Sister: Elva Etley

There will be No Visitation. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at the Barnett Funeral Home 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Monday (July 29, 2013) at 11:00 AM with Father Matt Ryan, Rector, of Emmanuel Episcopal Church officiating.

Burial will be in the St. Mark Catholic Cemetery, Emporium,

Pennsylvania Memorial Contributions may be made to Cameron County SPCA, P.O. BOX 132, Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at 

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Arrest Warrant Issued For Emporium Man

The Emporium Borough Police Department reported that as a result of their investigation into the sexual assault of a 13 year old girl that occurred three times between the end of June 2013 and July 17th 2013 at 349 E. 5th Street Extension, Emporium, they obtained an arrest warrant for 
Anthony William ECKENROAD, age 21, of Emporium, PA. 
Anyone who knows where Eckenroad is, is asked to call police.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Local Girls compete in Savannah, Ga

Kamme Guisto (left) and Cassie Frey traveled to Savannah, Ga. this past week to compete at the 2013 YMCA National Gymnastics Championships. Both competed at Level 7, where Cassie placed 7th on vault with a score of 9.025 and Kamme placed 9th on vault with a score of 8.975. The local girls went as part of the 20 participants of the Bradford Flames gymnastics team. The event was held at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. Both girls would like to thank everyone in the Cameron County and Bradford communities for all of their support in their gymnastics activities.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Emporium Gymnasts traveling to Nationals

The photo is of the 20 girls on the YMCA Bradford Flames gymnastics team that have qualified for Nationals. These girls will be leaving this week for Savannah, Ga where this year's event will be held. The event consists of a 3 day competition, and an Olympic style Opening Ceremony. The competition will take place at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center June 26th-29th, 2013. Opening Ceremonies will be held at Forsyth Park and will consist of dinner, carnival games, fireworks, and additional activities to be enjoyed by the gymnasts and their families. Cassie Frey and Kamme Guisto, of Emporium, will both be competing at Level 7.

 The Olean/ Bradford YMCA Gymnastics team, under the guidance of Head Coach Michelle Feldman, has grown rapidly to over 200 girls and has become one of the most competitive and award winning teams in the Northeast US.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013


JULY 13TH, 2013
(You Can Help Make Wishes Come True!)
All proceeds go to MAKE-A-WISH®
REGISTRATION: 10:30 to 12:00 at the Emporium Vets Club, 427 East 3rd Street. Emporium

$10 per person and $10 for t-shirt



“There is no greater gift than the gift of your time and there is no one more deserving then the children”
***All Street Legal Vehicles Are Welcome***

Sunday, June 16, 2013


The First United Methodist Church and the St. Mark's 
Catholic Church will be holding Vacation Bible School on July 
8th thru 12th from 6 to 8:30 P.M. for all children Pre K thru 
6th grade and there will also be an Adult level class offered.

For more information contact the First United Methodist 
Church at 486-0849.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

2013 Community Awareness Project

A fresh coat of paint was added to the Cameron County Historical Society building on Greenwood Street through a cooperative effort between the Emporium Rotary and the members of IUE-CWA Local 88607. The Union members (Motor Coils Mfg.) were proud to be given the opportunity to give back to the community and the project was completed on Saturday June 8. A great lunch and refreshments, as well as logistical support, was provided by the Emporium Rotary. Participating in the project were Jim Clancy, Bill Bailey,Randy Frey, Norm Lucas,Paul Haviland, Jean Fields,Rick Purcell, Cain Frey, Keegan Frey, Tom Prosper, Pam Kuleck, Joe Delucia, Dave Hallowell, Dean Purdy, and Meg Whiting (Rotary)

Friday, June 7, 2013

Emporium Borough Police

The Emporium Borough Police reported that as a result of an incident that occurred on Tuesday June 4th 2013 at about 12 PM at the intersection of North Spruce Street and East 4th Street they arrested Anthony L. MARSIGLIO ,age 32, of Emporium for RESISTING ARREST AND DISORDERLY CONDUCT.

Police stated that MARSIGLIO was acting in a threatening manner toward several residents along with police.

MARSIGLIO was arraigned in front of District Justice Barry Brown and incarcerated in Elk County Prison in lieu of bail.

Borough Police were assisted at the scene by the Emporium based Pennsylvania State Police and the Cameron County Sherriff's Department.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Emporium Borough Police Report

The Emporium Borough Police Department reported that on Wednesday May 22, 2013 at about 4:30 PM they in coordination with agents from the Office of Attorney General Bureau of Narcotics Investigation, members of the North Central Municipal Drug Task Force and the Pennsylvania State Police served search warrants on apartment 102 and apartment 201 of 511 Poplar Street, Emporium, PA as result of an on going investigation into illegal drug activity at those residences.

As a result of the searches, illegal drugs and paraphernalia, scales and packaging material were confiscated.

Police reported that at least 3 or more persons will be charged pending lab analysis of items confiscated.

Emporium Fire Department and Ambulance Service were placed on stand by as per operations protocol during the search.


The Emporium Borough Police Department reported that as a result of their investigation into an incident that occurred on Thursday May 16, 2013 at about 9:20 AM in the 300 block of East 5th Street Extension, they served a search warrant on a 1998 Ford Coupe.

As a result of the search Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were confiscated from the vehicle. A field test was conducted and charges of Possession of Marijuana and Drug Paraphernalia were filed against the driver of the car, Anna Mae SMITH ,age 18, of Emporium.

The charges were filed with District Justice Barry Brown pending further court action.
Police were assisted at the scene by the Cameron County Sheriff's Department.


The Emporium Borough Police Department reported that as a result of their investigation into an incident that occurred on Wednesday May 15, 2013 at about 9:30 PM in the 300 block of East 5th Street Extension, they filed charges against Stephanie M. White ,age 36 of Emporium for Simple Assault, Harassment and Disorderly Conduct.

Police reported that White allegedly struck and pushed a 19 year old female.

The charges were filed with District Justice Barry Brown pending further court action.

Police were assisted in their investigation by the Emporium based Pennsylvania State Police.

The Emporium Borough Police Department reported that as a result of their investigation into an incident that occurred on Friday May 10, 2013 at Fuel On Convenience store, W. 4th Street, they filed charges of retail theft against Jason Alan Summerson, age 40, of Emporium.

The charges were filed with District Justice Barry Brown pending further court action.

The Emporium Borough Police Department reported that as a result of their investigation into erratic driving that occurred on Saturday May 11, 2013 at about 11:45 PM, on East 3rd Street they arrested Calderon Cifuentes Ulises, age 45, a Mexican national residing in Emporium for Driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances.

The charges were filed with District Justice Barry Brown pending further court action.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Walmart Killed The Country Store

 Eddie Michael Alberts Jr. performing "Walmart Killed The Country Store" written by Rev. Paytons Big Damn Band. Eddie is the lead singer for the Cleveland based rock band Slight Buzz. Eddie, and his family, have been coming to Cameron County for many years.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

CC Canoe and Kayak Classic

The weather and water cooperated nicely for this year's Classic. Over 170 canoes and kayaks participated in the event. Congratulations to Randy Bailey and everyone involved that made it happen.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

CameronCounty OutdoorYouth Activites

Here is a photo of the students that shot at the National Archery in the School Program (NASP) Competition last week in State College. There were 30 schools and over 800 students attending. It was great trip and I am proud of their shooting. I am equally proud of their behavior. They represented our school and community well.This was a great experience for our students. I think we will see some great things come out of the NASP with our students in the future. — with Zip McKimm.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Cameron County Outdoor Youth Activities

About 20 Cameron County students grades 5-12, three teachers, a few aids and I are traveling to State College Friday morning for the State Natioanl Archery in the School Program (NASP) tournament. Our students will be shooting with about 800 other students. It is an amazing sight to see 100 targets lined up and two students to a target. I am greatful that our School District provides this program for our students. This is a safe and fun way to introduce our kids to the lifetime sport of archery.

Thank You Sylvan Heritage Council

We would like to thank our newest sponsor here at Cameron County Pa Online.

You can visit the SHC at

Mission Statement

The mission of the Sylvan Heritage Council is to pursue sustainable economic growth through the beautification, revitalization, and historic preservation of our community in such a way that capitalizes on our area's abundant natural resources and proud local history.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Boys Basketball

The Red Raiders' playoff run came to an end at the hands of the Hubbers on Friday night. The final was 56-36

more photos at

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Boys Basketball

more photos at
The Red Raider boys dominated Clarion Limestone in a 70-60 playoff shootout. The boys will travel to Smethport on Friday for round 2 of the PIAA playoffs

Friday, February 15, 2013

Girls Basketball

It was a big night for the Red Raider girls Thursday. It was their final game of the regular season and Seniors and Parents were honored at the game. Senior Brooke Dunsmore hit the 1000 point milestone in front of a huge home crowd, and the Raiders went on to defeat Oswayo Valley 45-10
Lots more photos at

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Flames Gymnastics

Kamme Guisto and Cassie Frey traveled to Cortland, NY to compete in the Valentines Gymnastics Invitational with the Bradford Flames. Kamme scored 9.10 on Floor (2nd), 8.45 on Vault (2nd), 7.40 on Bars (3rd), 9.20 on Beam (3rd) and finished 3rd overall with a score of 34.15. Cassie scored 8.40 on Floor (4th), 9.40 on Vault (1st) , 6.90 on Bars (6th), 9.50 on Beam(1st),Coaches Choice Award for "Extraordinary Vault" and finished 2nd overall with a 34.20.
Kamme is a Level 6 gymnast and has also finished 2nd at Greensburg, 4th at Batavia, and 6th at Franklin. Cassie is at Level 7 and finished 2nd at Batavia, 3rd at Warren, 5th at Greensburg and Titusville, 6th at Warren and 7th at Franklin.
Kamme and Cassie are members of the Bradford Flames Gymnastics Team and will be competing at "home" on Feb 16th, at the Bradford YMCA "Go BIG or Go Home" event. Level 6 will start at 9:00AM and Level 7 starts at 2:00PM

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Woodland Advanced Band goes to St Bona

On Saturday, several members of the Woodland Elementary Advanced Band traveled to St. Bonaventure to watch the Bonnies take on Duquesne. They formed the tunnel for the victorious Bonnies after the game, and even got to high-five the players and coaches! The Bonnies defeated Duquesne 68-60.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Cops Find Drug Paraphernalia At Cameron County High School

Charges are pending against a male juvenile after drug paraphernalia was found in his coat pocket at Cameron County High School in Emporium Borough on January 7 at 9:33 PM.

Trooper John Whitcomb, said State Police were conducting a security check at the High School. A cost was located lying on the planter on the outside of the building. Nobody was present in the area at the time. Upon investigating the coat for identification purposes, drug paraphernalia was located within a pocket of the coat.

Further investigation revealed the coat belonged to a known juvenile. Charges are pending against the juvenile male who police did not identify because he is a juvenile.

Friday, January 11, 2013


IUE-CWA Local 88607 President Jim Clancy presented an appreciation watch to recent retiree Sonny Gummo. Sonny retired after 35 years of service at Motor Coils and plans on doing lots of fishing and spending time with his grandkids. Also retiring, but unavailable for photo, was Lori Buck. Lori retired after 31 years of service and was also given an appreciation watch.