It may seem like the wet, gloomy weather has made it nearly impossible for construction crews to do their job. However, Sara Andrews –– executive director of the Office of Economic and Community Development –– told The Era on Monday the Main Street Streetscape Project is “going rather well c…

HARRISBURG – The Commonwealth would be better prepared to respond quickly and effectively to threats facing the agriculture industry under legislation sponsored by Rep. Martin Causer, R-Turtlepoint, and approved by the House on Monday.

HARRISBURG – Auditor General Eugene DePasquale on Monday announced the release of audit reports for volunteer firefighters’ relief associations, including Hamlin Township’s in McKean County.

SMETHPORT — The directors of the Seneca Highlands Intermediate Unit 9 reelected their top officials Monday during the annual reorganization meeting.

No injuries reported in two-vehicle accident in Lafayette Township


SMETHPORT (EC) — Bucktail Post 138, Smethport American Legion, has begun preparations for celebrating the American Legion’s 100th anniversary, which will be celebrated with a huge parade on Labor Day in Smethport.

SMETHPORT — Training was a big topic Thursday afternoon for the McKean County Disaster Crisis Outreach and Referral Team, which was formed about a year ago to assist with a natural disaster, mass casualty incident or act of terrorism that could impact the county.


PITTSBURGH — St. Marys native Fr. Paul R. Taylor, O.S.B., Ph.D., a Benedictine monk and executive vice president, has been named the 18th president of St. Vincent College, effective July 1, according to an announcement by J. Christopher Donahue, chairman of the College’s board of directors, …

Tina M. Slaven, principal, has announced the following students have been named to the honor rolls for the fourth marking period at the Floyd C. Fretz Middle School.

SMETHPORT (EC) — Brice Benson, principal of the Smethport Area Junior-Senior High School, has announced the honor rolls for the fourth nine-weeks marking period as follows:


MOUNT ALTON — The Runway Bar and Grill at the Bradford Regional Airport, which has been closed since Mother’s Day, could reopen under new management as early as the end of this month.

LEWIS RUN — A Hazel Hurst man was arrested on a parole warrant after Lewis Run-based state police and the state police Special Emergency Response Team (SERT) responded to a Hazel Hurst residen…


WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is likely — if not certain — to leave interest rates alone when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday. But expectations are high that the Fed and its chairman, Jerome Powell, will signal that a rate cut may come soon for the first time in more than a decade.

PITTSBURGH — The average price of gasoline across Western Pennsylvania is seven cents cheaper this week at $2.850 per gallon, according to AAA East Central’s Gas Price Report.

If you’ve ever been a pet parent you know animals love to explore and taste just about everything in their path. Unfortunately, there are things at home that our furry friends shouldn’t eat. In fact, according to the ASPCA in 2018, the Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) received an average of 1,200 calls daily and assisted 266,554 animals.

BRUSSELS (AP) — A year after the United States pulled out of the Iran nuclear agreement, the pact is at severe risk of collapse and the European Union is caught in the middle, struggling to keep supply lines open to the Islamic Republic's wilting economy under the threat of U.S. sanctions.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The governing body of track argued in court that Caster Semenya is "biologically male" and that is the reason she should reduce her natural testosterone to be allowed to compete in female competitions.

TORONTO (AP) — Police in Canada are looking for a fourth person and haven't recovered the gun involved in a shooting at a rally for the NBA champion Raptors that left four people wounded and sent thousands fleeing less than a block from where the players and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sat…