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2020 Census Coloring Contest

Check out the winners list for the 2020 Census Coloring Contest and photos of all the entries.

Public Notice-Unemployment Scams

 PA Department of Labor & Industry asked that we share important information again concerning Unemployment and Scams 




May 24, 2020  


L&I’s Anti-Fraud Division Uncovers Attempted COVID-19 Unemployment Scams, None of L&I’s Systems or Data Were Breached

Pennsylvanians Urged to Report Known or Suspected Identify Thefts Immediately  

Harrisburg, PA – Secretary Jerry Oleksiak today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry’s (L&I) anti-fraud division has discovered attempts by scammers to try and bilk COVID-19 unemployment benefits using personal information obtained from sources outside of L&I. The scammers are using this personal information to apply for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits – no L&I systems or data have been compromised. 

“We have been on very high alert since reports began surfacing recently of scammers targeting unemployment benefits programs across the country. We are working closely with other state and federal agencies, as well as law enforcement, to investigate these incidents,” said Oleksiak. “I want to assure everyone, particularly people who have submitted information to L&I through our unemployment compensation programs, that none of our programs or data have been breached.   

“These fraudsters are using personal information that they have obtained without permission from other sources to file for PUA benefits and route their payments to their own bank accounts.  It is possible that many Pennsylvanians are not aware their identities were previously stolen and should keep a close eye on their credit rating, as well as remain vigilant in protecting their personal information.”  

L&I will be sending additional information to all PUA claimants via U.S. Postal Service on Tuesday to ensure they applied and confirm that their personal information has not been compromised. 

Anyone who receives a paper check in the mail and did not file for unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania should not cash the checks. The checks should be returned to: 

Department of Treasury Comptroller’s Office

Attn: Mark Accorsi

Room 113, Finance Building

Harrisburg, PA 17120 

Anyone who receives a direct deposit and did not file for unemployment benefits in Pennsylvania should not use the funds. The funds should be returned to: 

           Department of Labor & Industry

           651 Boas St., Room 500

           Harrisburg, PA 17121 

Payments must be made by personal check, cashier's check, certified check, or money order to the “PA UC Fund”.  Please include a brief signed statement with the reason you are sending in the payment and include your printed name, address, last four of your social security number, phone number and email address.   

Cashing the checks or using direct deposited funds knowing that you have not applied for PUA or any other UC program may be deemed fraud and repayment will be required. 

We will be sure to provide important information and alerts for Pennsylvanians as this situation evolves.  

L&I’s anti-fraud division remains committed to preventing, identifying, and blocking scams and is continuing its aggressive efforts to do so, including:   

  • Cross matching data with other state agencies and across the country to detect fraud activity.
  • Working with the U.S. Department of Labor to prevent and detect fraudulent activities related to UC. 

Report Fraud 

Report fraudulent activity regarding Pennsylvania’s UC benefits: 

  • Online
    • Identity theft – if you suspect or know that someone is using your personal information such as your name, Social Security number, or date of birth without your knowledge or consent to file for UC benefits, complete and submit the Identity Theft Form
    • Unemployment claims fraud – if you know of individuals who are collecting UC benefits illegally, including people who are working and not reporting their wages for PA UC benefit purposes; or people who cannot work due to an illness, disability or incarceration, complete and submit the Unemployment Claims Fraud Form.
  • Phone
    • PA Fraud Hotline – 1-800-692-7469
  • Police
    • File a police report with the municipality you resided in at the time the unemployment benefits in question were paid. A copy of the police report must be provided to the Office of Unemployment Compensation. 

If you are a victim of identity theft you may also report it to the Federal Trade Commission and start a recovery plan at

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office has also provided some helpful tips and instructions to consumers to check your credit more often through the COVID-19 emergency

Recognize and Avoid General UC Scams 

Take these additional steps to protect yourself against general unemployment scams: 

  • Never give out your personal information over email or text message.
  • Don’t wire money, and always ignore the following requests:
    • Communications related to your UC benefits from someone asking for money;
    • Someone who says they can help you file for your benefits for a fee; and
    • Anyone claiming to work for L&I who says they need a fee to complete your application.
  • Don’t open or respond to unsolicited emails or text messages.
  • Never give out your personal information on websites or social media channels – especially those that claim they can help you apply for UC benefits. Third parties can’t apply for your benefits.
  • Don’t trust or rely on UC info from unofficial websites – always visit for Pennsylvania unemployment program information.
  • L&I may need to call you. If you file a claim, save the following unemployment phone numbers to your phone so you know you’re receiving a legitimate call from L&I:
    • 888-313-7284 – regular UC
    • 855-284-8545 – Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) phone number

We will ask you for some personal identification information including the last four digits of your Social Security number, but we will not ask for your full SSN.  

Additional information is available on the L&I website, Facebook or Twitter. 

MEDIA CONTACT: Penny Ickes,                                                                  

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The Cameron County Recycling Center offers the residents of Cameron County the ability to recycle these items:
  • #1 & #2 Plastic Bottles
  • Corrugated Cardboard-Paper Board-Newspapers (with inserts)-Magazines-Catalogs-Office Envelopes-Junk Mail
  • Shredded paper (bagged separately)
  • Bi-Metal and Aluminum Cans
  • Brown, Green and Clear Bottles
If you don't see it on the list, please do not take it to the Center! 
As the signs at the center convey, IT IS ILLEGAL TO DUMP TRASH IN SOMEONE ELSE'S DUMPSTER....DO NOT DO IT!  If illegal dumping takes place, you will be subject to further actions.

Cameron County is not mandated by the state to offer recycling, so please do not misuse the center and its employees or we will have no other option but to shut it down.  We value our dedicated employees who must sort through these items.


If you have any questions about items, please call Tara Newton, Recycling Coordinator, at 814-486-9335.

Please Recycle Responsibly and Correctly.....Keep Cameron County Beautiful!

Commissioner's Update 4/7/2020

Cameron County COVID-19 Preparedness UPDATE

The Cameron County Commissioners, in collaboration with the Office of Emergency Services, are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 virus outbreak and its potential impacts on Cameron County.  This is a very trying and disruptive time in all our daily lives.  We are receiving daily updates from the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Governor’s Office and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  We have also been corresponding daily with our Governor, State & Federal Senators and Representatives and/or their staff along with other State Agencies with our concerns for Cameron County. 

 County offices remain working with limited staff (as most are working remotely) even though the offices are closed to the public. With that said, do not hesitate to reach out to any of the County Commissioners with any concerns or questions.  You may feel disconnected and just want to hear another voice. We are here for you.  The safety of our County, our employees and our constituents is our number one concern. 

We strongly encourage all residents of Cameron County to follow the CDC and Department of Health guidelines, which you can find on our web site ( The guidelines are changing daily, if not hourly, so please adhere to these suggestions!  We will get through this and will be stronger for it. 

Cameron County Commissioners

Lori J. Reed, Chair  814-486-9323
James D. Moate  814-486-9325
Ann M. Losey   814-486-9324

Public Notice

Drop Box is now available at the Cameron County Courthouse

UPDATE 6-8-20: This drop box is available at all times and will be checked daily.           Not only used for COVID-19 purposes.

Due to the Courthouse being closed to public access, we have mounted a drop box on the building.  It is located on the Chestnut Street side of the building at the base of the handicap ramp.  Please drop off any payments, correspondence, etc. for any office housed at the Courthouse.  We will check this daily at the end of the day.  Should you have specific questions for any office, please refer to the COVID-19 page here on the website for contact information.
Thank You and Stay Safe!

Public Notice for Business Owners

UPDATE:  Online forms are now available on the DCED website at
Enforcement timing will change and become effective on Monday, March 23 at 8:00AM

Questions about whether or not a business is considered "life-sustaining," or whether or not it must close, can be directed to

In extenuating circumstances, special exemptions will be granted to businesses that are supplying or servicing health care providers.
If you would like to request an exemption, please e-mail and they will respond to you shortly with a formal process for applying for the exemption

Courthouse Restrictions- Court Order

Click here to review Administrative Order of Court related to courthouse access restrictions imposed by the 59th Judicial District.

For your convenience, if you need access, please contact the Office you need to do business with prior to coming to the Courthouse.  Thank you.

Dog License Application

Click Here to print a dog license application.  Mail to Cameron County Treasurer at 20 East 5th Street, Emporium, PA  15834