STORE: Most longtime McKean County residents will remember “America’s First Christmas Store,” located at 101 W. Main St. in Smethport. Here is a story about how one man’s hobby became a part of Christmas history, creating many cherished memories.

Recent Obituaries



Local & Social




Follow us on Facebook


“Making a list and checking it twice” is a phrase commonly referred to this time of year. However my special list doesn’t revolve around Christmas. Instead it will provide a guide for me when preparing for the opening day of the rifle deer season scheduled for next year.

Having been a rifle coach for years I quickly realized girls could shoot. Not only could they be taught to shoot very accurately, they were easier to coach than boys, with girls actually liste…

EMPORIUM — Caden Beldin didn’t lead Cameron County in scoring on Wednesday night — in fact he was beat out by two of his teammates — but he more than made up for it with his contributions else…

Additional charges have been filed against a Bradford man who was arrested over the weekend for an alleged methamphetamine operation found in March.

Warren man jailed for alleged theft

AP

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the European Central Bank said it would leave interest rates unchanged and as traders look for signs of progress in trade talks between the US and China. Another optimistic tweet from President Donald Trump had traders hopeful a …

AP

After the first crash of a Boeing 737 Max last year, federal safety officials estimated that there could be 15 more fatal crashes of the Max over the next few decades if Boeing didn’t fix a critical automated flight-control system.

  • Updated

If you’re like most adults, you might have a hard time falling or staying asleep. In fact, a 2018 Consumer Report found that 68 percent of Americans struggle with their sleeping patterns at least once a week. That accounts for 164 million Americans. If you’re included in that number, you may want to try the phenomenon of “clean sleep.”

  • Updated

While eating meatless has an array of health benefits and even significantly reduces your carbon footprint, there is undoubtedly a price you pay cutting out meat. Vegetarians and vegans commonly struggle with making up these crucial nutrients and vitamins

  • Updated

An estimated 5.8 million people in the United States are living with Alzheimer’s dementia in 2019, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. This includes an estimated 5.6 million people age 65 and older and 200,000 people younger than 65 who have younger-onset Alzheimer’s. One in 10 people age 65 and older (10 percent) has Alzheimer’s dementia. It’s a disease that Amy Losak of Teaneck, New Jersey, knows all too well.

  • Updated

One of the most commonly searched questions about breastfeeding is, “What medicines can you take?” Since everything you consume makes its way into your baby’s milk supply, it’s a valid concern. Sure, we know to pump and dump after a couple glasses of wine, but what about medications?

TRAIRAO, Brazil (AP) — Night falls in Brazil’s Amazon and two logging trucks without license plates emerge from the jungle. They rumble over dirt roads that lead away from a national forest, carrying trunks of trees hundreds of years old.

The angry backlash against their belief that marriage is between a man and a woman started on social media. Soon activists called for a boycott. Then officials banned them from selling in a key market. Faced with mounting social, economic and legal attacks on their business, the company’s le…

Given the political overtones of “The Trumponomics Bill,” perhaps a brief rebuttal would be acceptable and in order.

Regarding Amy Mallison-Austin’s letter to the editor in the Nov. 21 edition, how fast we forget the history lessons of high school on the U.S. Constitution. I’ve been confused by the misrepresentation of some of the House members on the impeachment process.

As a somewhat old-fashioned guy, I’m usually all about tradition. And for most of my life, the chief tradition around which my whole year revolved was Pennsylvania buck season.