Cameron County PA

Do you have some news, announcements, photos, items of interest ? Send them in !

Cameron County PA News will be happy to post these for you.

Contact me @

You may also comeback from time to time by adding to your favorites list or subscribe to have this delivered to your email.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Benefit Night Swim for Kendyl Shaffer

Benefit Night Swim for Kendyl Shaffer @ the CCHS Pool

Wednesday, August 3 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm

The Emporium Swim Team is hosting a benefit night swim for Kendyl Shaffer on August 3rd from 7-10 P.M.

Admission is 2$-per person or 5$-per family
There will be games, music and a concession stand

Anyone that would like to donate anything please get ahold of Justine Dillon.
Hope to see you all there!!!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Leo J. Main

Leo J. Main, 85, of 193 Meadow Rd., Emporium died at Elk Regional Health Center, St. Marys on Sunday, July 24, 2011 afternoon following a lengthy illness.

He was born October 27, 1925 in Port Allegany a son of the late Walter L. and Alice Cowan Main. He married Virginia Nellis Main, who Survives.

Mr. Main retired from Mallory Lumber where he worked for many years. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Virginia Nellis Main
Daughter: Judy Studer, Emporium
Daughter: Merri Burkhouse and husband Rob, Ridgway
Son: Ronald Main and his wife Lisa, Emporium
Son: Randall Main and his wife Jean, Ridgway
Son: Brian Rodman and his wife Jen, Olean, NY
17 Grandchildren
21 Great Grandchildren
Brother: Dean Main, Ashtabula, OH
Brother: Ed Main and his wife Nancy, Apache Junction, AZ
Sister: Marge, Mrs. Glenn Lyon, Emporium
Sister: Helen Tronetti, Apache Junction, AZ
Dear Friend: Clinton Weekly, Emporium
Preceded in Death By:
Parents: Walter L. and Alice Cowan Main
Grandchildren: Bradley Rodman & Ronnie Main
2 Sisters: Bessy Main & Betty McFall
Nephew: Donald Lyon

Visitation will be at the Barnett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

Funeral Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Thursday (July 28, 2011) at 11:00 AM with Rev. James Eastman, Pastor, Abundant Life Tabernacle, officiating.

Burial will be in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ridgway Home Care, 225 South St., Ridgway, PA 15853 or to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834

Online Condolences may be placed at
Barnett Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements

Friday, July 22, 2011

Cameron County Food Pantry

The Cameron County Food Pantry will hold a distribution for people determined eligible on Wednesday, July 27, 2011, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the building located behind the Northern Tier Community Action offices at
135 West Fourth Street

Dr. Phong Nguyen has joined the medical staff at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital

Dr. Phong Nguyen has joined the medical staff at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital.

Specializing in anesthesiology and interventional pain management, Dr. Nguyen earned a medical degree at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, completed an internship at Heart of Lancaster Hospital, a residency at Pontiac Osteopathic Hospital where he was named chief resident, and a fellowship in interventional pain management at Michigan State University. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiology and American Society of Regional Anesthesia. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 814/274-5228.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Emporium Downtown Businesses Lining Up for First Friday

Friday August 5 Emporium will celebrate First Friday. It is a promotion to highlight businesses in the downtown and encourage folks to mingle and shop at stores. “Communities across the nation host First Friday events,” according to Cameron County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, Tina Johns Solak. The event will take place from 4 to 7 pm.

Businesses participating include Good Earth Partners highlighting plants that are drought tolerant, Emporium Pharmacy with a 15% off promotion of all gift items, Reid’s Hometown Emporium offering back to school supplies, Mountain Laurel Credit Union will show off its new location on West Fourth Street, Fox’s Pizza Den in Emporium will debut hog wings, Aroma CafĂ© & Restaurant will offer walleye, Cameron’s Beauty Salon will have an open house, Northwest Savings Bank will honor customers with free cookies, Flowers N Things will have cash n’ carry bouquets available, Floor Masters will open its doors to musicians for a jam session and the chamber office will offer wine tasting.

Businesses interested in participating and not listed should call the chamber office this week. The chamber is also accepting reservations for the wine tasting and the jam session. The chamber can be reached at 814-486-4314.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Edmund N. Holt

Edmund N. Holt, 79, beloved husband and father, and son of Edmund Z. and Catherine  (Stascavage) Holt died quietly at home surrounded by family on July 16, 2011 from aggressive  cancer. Ed was born November 13, 1931 in Kingston, PA.

 He graduated from Emporium High School in  1950 then served in the US Army stationed in Japan.   Following the Korean War, he worked at Sylvania,  initially as a machinist and 38 years later retiring as a tool and die maker.  While  employed at Sylvania, Ed met his future wife Gladys. After marrying in 1956, they built their home overlooking West Creek, mostly with their own  labor.    Ed supplemented his Sylvania income with a variety of second jobs, including:   proprietor of Holt’s Gun Shop and Realtor with McBride and Sanderson.  Ed also found time  for a wide variety of interests, always learning something new.  He was a very competitive  target shooter and an avid hunter.  He enjoyed boats, motorcycles, ATVs, geocaching, being a  webmaster, computer social networks,sports cars and piloting his own plane at various times  in his life.  But of special value to Ed was the lifelong friendships formed during these  activities, In particular, the friendships formed at Keystone Park Airport.

  He is survived by his devoted wife of 54 yrs, Gladys (Hill) Holt.  He is also survived by  his six children:  Catherine Foltz Holt,  Edmund Holt II,  Toni Momose,  Alison Holt-Kalish,  Heather Larry, and Benjamin Holt, and their spouses Curt, Debbie, Craig, Scott, Dave and  Renee, respectively.  He is survived by 17 grandchildren and by 3 great-grandchildren.  He  is predeceased by his parents, an infant brother and one granddaughter.

 Visitation with surviving family will be at the United Methodist Church, Emporium, PA from  7:00 to 9:00 pm on Thursday, July 21 and from 10:00 to 11:00 am on Friday, July 22, followed  immediately by a memorial service, also at the United Methodist Church.

  In lieu of flowers,  please make donations in Ed's name to Community Nurses, Inc., Hospice Program, 757  Johnsonburg Rd, Suite 200, St. Mary's, PA  15857.
  Arrangements are under the direction of the Coppersmith-Condon Funeral Home, Emporium.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

CCMH to use appointmen​t reminder system

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will initiate a new appointment reminder system for its office practices as a service to its patients. The automated system, which will be activated over the next couple of weeks, will call to confirm patient appointments. After a brief introduction from Charles Cole, the message will update patients with the date, time and location of scheduled appointments. Patients will have the option to conveniently confirm or cancel their appointments via their phone’s key pad. Patients are encouraged to listen to the entire message as the system is designed to remind patients of all appointments including coordinated multiple appointments on one day. “This new process is being implemented as a service to our patients. We hope that by offering a friendly reminder of scheduled appointments two days in advance, patients will be more likely to receive the healthcare they need. We hope our patients find this service beneficial in helping to manage busy schedules,” said Janice Walters, executive director, revenue systems and primary care services.   

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

SKYWARN Class Training to be held

The Emporium Fire Department will be hosting a SKYWARN CLASS on WEDNESDAY, JULY 20th at 6:30 PM at their location.

Anyone interested in attending this class should contact Kevin Johnson, Cameron County EMA at

Phone: 814-486-1137 Ext #352. Registration Deadline is Monday, July 18th.

ATV's On Highway

Numerous complaints of ATV's being operated on the highway in various locations throughout Cameron County have been made to Pennsylvania State Police in Emporium.

State Police remind you: ATV's are not permitted to be operated on the highway and if encountered, enforcement action will be taken.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Tastes of Summmer

CCMH, Hospice to host Lifetimes Retreat

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and Potter County Hospice will host a retreat for children 6-14 who are grieving due to death, divorce or other loss.The third annual Lifetimes Retreat provides activities for children to express their feelings and work through the grieving process. Knowing that children grieve differently than adults, the retreat allows children to talk with other children who had similar experiences and to realize their feelings are normal. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., August 10 at the Patterson Cancer Care Center. There is no charge for the event and lunch is included. For more information, or to register, call 814/274-0384.

CCMH childbirth classes have been cancelled

The childbirth classes have been cancelled due to low enrollment.   Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will hold prepared childbirth classes from 7 to 9 p.m. on Wednesdays, July 13 through August 17, at CCMH’s Wellness Center in Coudersport.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Police Notes

A Gifford woman was transported to Charles Cole Memorial Hospital by Emporium Ambulance after falling asleep at the wheel Friday at 39 minutes after midnight, her vehicle striking two other vehicles parked in a driveway.

Heather L. Coon, 22, of Gifford, PA, sustained injuries of unknown severity, when her 1996 Nissan Maxima drifted off the right side of the road. Coon lost control when attempting to steer back onto the roadway, causing her vehicle to fishtail. It slid off the roadway onto the right berm and struck two vehicles, a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado, and a 2009 Pontiac G6 that were parked in a driveway along Rt. 155 , north of 4 Mile Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

The Nissan continued into a yard at 3200 Sizerville Road before coming to rest. Coon was cited for Careless Driving by State Police.
After an Emporium woman was stopped by troopers for a traffic violation on Tuesday at 1:14 pm on 5th & Walnut Street in Emporium Boro, investigation revealed that Tawnya McCurley, 48, was under the influence of alcohol.

Charges against McCurley are pending results.
Unknown actor(s) broke into a camp owned by Donald Richard Bernardi of Pineview Drive, Elizabeth, PA, and located at 263 Sterling Run Road in Lumber Township, and removed various items between May 31 and July 6.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Emporium at 814-486-3321.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Gasoline Stolen

Between the dates of 7-5-2011 and 7-7-2011, unknown person(s) removed gasoline from the gas tank of a 1990 Chevrolet Blazer owned by Aloma J. Rudolph of 6741 Route 120 in Shippen Township, Cameron County, while the vehicle was parked in her driveway. Estimated loss is $25.00.

Troopers at Emporium would appreciate any information on this crime. You can call them at 814-486-3321. Trooper David A. Surra is the investigator.

Traffic Accident


7/8/2011 12:37:47 AM

Cancer support group to meet

A cancer support group will meet at 7 p.m. July 18 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. The group, Sassy Survivors, is informal and open to anyone with cancer, families and friends. For more information, contact facilitator June Buckler at 647-8618

First Friday Event Coming to Emporium

Communities across the nation host First Friday events. For the first time Emporium will promote the event. “It is an opportunity for businesses to offer later hours and often times they have sales or special promotions inside the stores,” explains Tina Johns Solak, executive director. The Cameron County Chamber of Commerce & Artisan Center is encouraging businesses to extend hours on Friday August 5.

It is hoped that each business owner in Emporium will come up with a unique way to encourage shoppers to visit their stores. In other communities the focus has been on artists. Musicians have been invited to play at stores, artists have been invited to set up demonstrations.

At the chamber, a wine tasting event will be held. Wine from regional wineries will be showcased. The cost is $10.00 if the attendee brings a glass….$15.00 if the chamber provides the glass. Emporium Pharmacy intends to offer 15% off gift items in the store, Northwest Savings Bank will highlight customer appreciation, and FloorMasters are inviting musicians to jam in their storefront.

Businesses planning to participate are asked to contact the chamber to coordinate the event.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

CCMH endo team attends preceptors​hip

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital endoscopy staff attended the Olympus Center of Excellence Training at the Maria Nathanson Center at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville earlier this year. Pictured, from left, are presenter Dr. Ronald Pruitt, April Worth, Ruth Novisher, Olympus representative TJ Shultz, Tessie Darrin and Dr. Saket Prasad. Dr. Pruitt, assistant clinical  professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, conducted an advanced endoscopy preceptorship.

Paul E. Powell, Sr

Paul E. Powell, Sr., 85, of 2 E. Second St., Emporium died at Sena Kean Manor, Smethport on Monday (July 4, 2011) morning. He was born August 17, 1925 in Jimtown, Oklahoma a son of the late Thomas J. and Velma Jones Powell. On June 10, 1967 in Sweeden Valley, PA he married the late Esther Rosette Callahan Powell.

Mr. Powell served with the US Navy during WW II. He was a retired welder and was a member of the Pipleliners Local 798 in Tulsa, OK since 1953.

Son: Paul E. Powell, Jr., Emporium
Daughter: Mary Ann Taliferro, Euless, TX
Daughter: Paula Rodgers, Middleton, TX
Son: David Callahan and his wife Pam, Emporium
Son: Tom Callahan and his wife Shawnarae, Emporium
Daughter: Barb, Mrs. Jim Geci, St. Marys
Daughter: Carol, Mrs. Tom Caldwell, Emporium
Several Grandchildren
Sister: Betty Shugars, Texas
Sister: Elva Jean Caldwell, Texas
Brother: William Powell, Texas
Brother: Thomas Powell, California
Preceded in Death By
Parents: Thomas J. and Velma Jones Powell
Wife: Esther Rosette Callahan Powell
Step-son: Michael Callahan who died January 16, 2011
2 Brothers: James "Dudley" and George Powell
3 Sisters: Audrey Oliphant and Minnie Mae and Irene Powell in infancy

There will be No Visitation.
Memorial Service will be held at the Barnett Funeral Home, 207 E. Fourth Street, Emporium on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM with Rev. Rock Pifer, Pastor, Free Metholist Church, officiating.

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements


Pearl I. Grove, 91, died at the Guy & Mary Felt Manor on July 3, 2011. She had been a resident at the home since February 2009. She previously lived at 4 Warren Boulevard, Warren, Pennsylvania.

      Born January 20, 1920 in Diamond, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Marion and Olive Thompson. Her brother, Leroy C. Thompson, died on September 10, 1989.

Pearl was married to Merle K. Grove who preceded her in death on June 24, 2003. She is survived by three children, Shirley G. Wagner and her husband Robert of Warren and Englewood, Florida, Edward K. Grove and wife Judy of Sheffield, and Ronnie M. Grove and wife Debra of Emporium. She has five grandchildren, Robert M. Grove of Sheffield, Lori J. DaffSiggins of Center Twp., Dianna L. Sadler of Center Twp., Denise M. Lubold of Tidioute, and Kristina L. Grove of Emporium.

She enjoyed bowling, traveling, gardening, and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Covenant United Methodist Church. Burial will be at the Warren County Memorial Park.

 A memorial service will be held at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home on Thursday, July 7th at 1:00 pm with Rev. John Gerber and Rev. Seth McClymonds officiating.   Visitation will take place two hours prior to the service.    Memorial contributions may be made to the Covenant United Methodist Church, Warren or Hospice of Warren County.

PEARL GROVE - News, Sports, Jobs, Community Information - The Times Observer

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Northwest Savings Bank

Emporiums Northwest Savings Bank is sporting a new facelift - the awning & flowers really look nice!

CCMH Support Groups

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host an Alzheimer’s support group at 10 a.m. July 13 at the hospital’s main conference room. New and existing patients and their families and caregivers are welcome to attend. For more information, call 814/274-9301, ext. 1436.

Therapeutic Touch has been cancelled for tomorrow evening. It will meet again August 11

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will host therapeutic touch at 7 p.m. July 14 at CCMH’s Patterson Cancer Care Center. Therapeutic Touch is free and open to the public. For more information, call 274-9301, ext. 1487.

Police Notes

Emporium PSP is investigating an incident of Loitering and Prowling At Night that occurred on Saturday at 12:38 am at 922 Sizerville Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

A St. Marys couple was injured last Friday at 8:50 pm on Route 120, a mile east of Driftwood in Gibson Township, when their motorcycle hit a deer in the roadway.

Stephen D. Brunner, 52, and his passenger, Deborah L. Bruner, 50, of Saint Marys, PA, were transported to Elk Regional Medical Center by Emporium and Sinnemahoning ambulances for treatment of moderate injuries.

They were traveling west on Route 120 when a deer ran onto the roadway in front of their 2009 Harley-Davidson Soft Tail Deuce. Brunner was unable to avoid the deer and struck it with the front of his bike. The bike fell onto it's left side and came to rest.

No charges were filed.
A passenger sustained a minor injury in a crash Monday at 1:10 am on Route 120, south of Pine Tree Road in Shippen Township, Cameron County.

James B. Cooney, 25, of Emporium, PA, was a passenger in a 2005 Nissan 350Z, driven by Dale T. Hammersley, 28, of Greensburg, PA, who was not injured. Both were wearing seat belts.

The crash occurred as Hammersley accelerated at a speed too great for his ability to maintain control. The Nissan spun approximately 45 degrees counterclockwise prior to striking an embankment off the left side of the roadway.

The vehicle sustained moderate damage and was driven a short distance from the scene. Hammeersley was cited by State Police for Roadways Laned For Traffic.

No injuries were reported in a 3 vehicle crash at 4:15 pm last Friday in Emporium Borough.

Donald P. Kudrick Jr., 47, of Coudersport, driving a 2005 GMC Sierra, was stopped on Allegheny Avenue waiting to pull into a business.

Amanda M. Kraft, 23, of Emporium, PA, driving a 2008 Kia Sportage, was stopped behind Kudrick's Sierra, waiting for him to proceed.

Robert M. Hauber, 34, of Austin, PA, was westbound and failed to stop, striking the Kia Sportage which was pushed into Kudrick's Sierra.

None of the drivers was injured. All were wearing seat belts.
Hauber will be cited for (not) Driving Vehicle At Safe Speed.
A Pittsburgh man was moderately injured when his 2007 Toyota Tacoma rolled over on Route 120 in Shippen Township, Cameron County on July 1 at 7:15 pm.

Robert J. Michalek, 74, of Pittsburgh, PA, was transported to Elk Regional Medical Center by Emporium ambulance. State Police described his injuries as moderate.

Michalek was traveling east in the eastbound lane of Route 120, traveled across the westbound lane and struck the north embankment, then rolled three times, coming to rest on it's wheels about 10 feet off the roadway. He was wearing his seatbelt.

He was cited for Driving On Roadways Laned For Traffic.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Art Fest 2011

Great weather for this years Art Fest ~ Fireworks tonight !

CCMH Heel Screenings

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital will offer heel screenings from 1 to 3 p.m., July 15 at the Women’s Health Center in hospital’s Irwin Medical Arts Center. The cost is $10. Call 274-8200 for an appointment.  Heel screenings give patients a preliminary bone density score (T score) in a matter of minutes. Low scores typically call for a more thorough exam. Those who should receive a heel screening include women over 65 or who have had an early menopause or hysterectomy or other hormonal depletion, men over 70, men and women taking certain medications or certain cancer treatments, those with risk factors or a disease or condition that can cause bone loss, and men and women who eat a low calcium diet or have had significant height loss