While the hot, sunny weather brought out the crowd to the park on Labor Day Monday, a chilly spring and cooler summer hurt Waldameer's overall attendance, lowering it by about 5 percent.
Something you used to find on the shelves of CVS is no longer there, at Erie stores. More>>
Olive Garden manager Bonnie Laurin knows first-hand what it's like to work practically every holiday. More>>
Over the years several local swimmers have crossed Lake Erie from Long Point, Ontario to Erie County's shores. In July Annaleise Carr, a 16-year-old Canadian swimmer was going the other way, starting in Erie and ending in Port Dover with a goal of making the longest Lake Erie swim crossing in history. She successfully crossed the lake, but didn't go as far as her own personal goal. She suspended the swim in Long Point. This weekend she's trying to make good on her pledge to finish the span an... More>>
In the midst of Sunday's heavy downpours, neighbors describe it looks like during a storm on the corner of Stafford and Walnut Street on Erie's west side. More>>
One country - Liberia - has been hit particularly hard by the Ebola outbreak. As the death toll climbs and supplies fall short, Erie's human services organization, "Community of Caring," is sending aid with the help of donations.
State police in Girard are investigating a deadly car and motorcycle collision that happened just before noon Sunday. Police cited the driver of the car for pulling out from a stop sign into the path of the motorcycle.It happened at the intersection of Route 20 and Elk Park Road. State police say 21-year-old Ashley Carpinello of Girard was on Elk Park, stopped at a stop sign when she pulled her Suzuki sedan directly into the path of a westbound motorcycle on Route 20. The driver, 58-year-old... More>>
A vacant home on Sterrettania Road went up in flames Sunday morning. happened.
Erie's Glenwood Heights neighborhood was turned into a movie set Sunday afternoon for the upcoming independent film,"Blink of an Eye." More>>
Erie police have made an arrest in a week old murder case that happened on the city's east side. At about 11:15 PM Friday, detectives arrested 24-year-old Dominic Diaz of 642 West 18th Street. Police say he was picked up in a West 21st Street tavern. Authorities say Diaz has a long criminal history. He is now facing charges of criminal homicide, murder aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and possessing an instrument of crime. The charges stem from the shooting death of 3... More>>
The community is coming together to help a local mom battling a rare and aggressive form of thyroid cancer. More>>
After months of negotiations, more than a half million low-income Pennsylvanian's could start receiving subsidized health insurance.
Fill your Labor Day weekend with bratwurst, beer, strudel and lederhosen at the annual German Heritage Festival. More>>
This Saturday, Lowe's on Peach street is hosting a Safety Day.During the event, Lowe's will be donating free smoke detectors while supplies last.You'll also have a chance to come out and meet several local first responders, including local fire departments, Erie's scuba search and rescue team, Hazmat team, Sheriff's Mounted Posse and more.There will also be free hot dogs and hamburgers and the American Red Cross will host a blood drive.100% of donations will go to the National Fallen Firefigh... More>>
The preliminary hearing date is set for an Erie man charged in connection to a murder outside a toledo, ohio gentleman's club. 34-year-oldKkeevon Johnson of east 9th street, is now scheduled to be back in court on September 2nd. Toledo police say Johnson shot and killed 28 year old Marcus Osley-- last Thursday morning, outside of the Chez Joey Gentleman's Club.Another person was also grazed by a bullet.. Johnson was arrested shortly after the shooting, and charged with Osley's murder. After a... More>>
It's been almost a week since the shooting death of an Erie man on the city's east side, and still no arrests to report in that case.The victim is 39-year-old Hercules Rieger.The 8th murder victim in the city so far this year. He was shot in the chest at the intersection of East 11th and Wayne streets early last Saturday morning.It happened outside of a rental hall called the "Bearded Lady," where a private party was being held.Police initially said they didn't find a lot of evidence or witne... More>>
Nearly one year to the day after ground was broken, Gannon University today dedicated its newly expanded Recreational and Wellness Center. More>>
The PA Fish and Boat Commission is enticing folks to come out and fish this weekend.For those who want to cast a line, but don't want to pay the full price for a fishing license, you can get a license for just one dollar to fish on Labor Day.With fees, the total price comes to $2.70.It's a way for the Commission to encourage people to spend part of their day off of work, enjoying the outdoors.So, on Labor Day, you can fish anywhere in the Commonwealth with the discounted license.For a list of... More>>
Before your child can enter the classroom this fall, they will need to have their vaccinations up-to-date. Most immunization requirements have stayed the same over the years, making it easier on parents to take the proper steps, especially if the child is just starting school. More>>
Four people were hospitalized, after a car accident by the bayfront Thursday evening. More>>
After sitting vacant for years, the former Telatron building is getting a new owner and new life. Lake Erie Christian Fellowship officially purchased the building in federal court for $670,000. The church will now move from the West 38th Street plaza into two of the old Telatron buildings just blocks away. "We've been renting for seven years now,” said Lake Erie Christian Fellowship Pastor Bryan Kowalczyk. “So getting into a building that's twice the size of what we were in and being able to... More>>
The last block party of the summer, hosted by Scully's Pub, wrapped up another season of music, fun, and charity on Thursday. "They are fun, fun, fun, fun. We love the music, we have a great time," said Patty Mielawski of Erie, at the block party with husband, Ron. "It's just a lot of fun, dance, we love to dance with friends and just have a great time," said Kathy Fava, who's attended most of the block parties since they started nine years ago. "It's the most amazing fun you could ever exper... More>>
This week, thousands of kids headed back to the classroom for the start of a new school year. But there are thousands of others who started the school year learning from home.
A lot of gyms are full of young, fit people spending time working out. One gym in Millcreek has some members that fit that profile. but many others who are far different.Joe's Gym in Millcreek is now focusing on helping seniors and people with serious health problems get stronger and healthier. More>>
Waldameer Amusement Park will close for the season after Labor Day. But owners won't have a chance to relax. They expect to have the busiest off season in park history.Construction crews will arrive in town next Tuesday, to start preliminary work on a $10 million expansion of the water park. More>>
Starting Thursday, the Brig Niagara will be joined by another tall ship on the bayfront, called the Peacemaker. More>>
Sometimes, back to school shopping can be a team sport, especially for everyday items, such as backpacks. But, buying the right one can be important for the health of a child, particularly on their back and shoulders.
"He hits his brakes, somehow goes down on the motorcycle and somehow goes underneath the tires," Sgt. Traffic Investigator Jeff Annunziata says.It was 5:30p.m. Wednesday evening, when police say a 53-year old man from Millcreek, who has not yet been identified, fails to brake in time for a semi truck traveling eastbound on West 12th Street. More>>
A touching ceremony Wednesday evening remembered residents of the Erie Home for Children and Adults who have passed away this year. More>>
The NFL has upheld star wide receiver Josh Gordon's year-long suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policy. It's a decision that's stirring a lot of controversy. Just last month, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice received a two-game suspension for assaulting his then-fiancé. But now, many fans are comparing these two suspensions. "I think it's absolutely ridiculous that Ray Rice can beat his wife, but someone is going to get in trouble for smoking some marijuana,” said J... More>>
The bridge will reopen September 4.
A motorcycle driver is in the hospital after he was thrown from his bike Wednesday afternoon. More>>
A tragedy at an Arizona shooting range is raising questions about gun safety.A nine year old girl handling an Uzi, an Israeli submachine gun, accidentally lost control of the weapon, shooting and killing her instructor.The childsuccessfully fired single rounds of the weapon, but when the instructor switched the weapon to fully automatic, the child apparently couldn't handle the recoil.Bob's Gun Shop owner Bob McDowell allowed reporter Lisa Adams tofire a similar weapon to feel the difference ... More>>
Erie, PA - The Coroner is on the scene of a fatal accident involving a motorcycle and tractor trailer at West 11th and Cherry Streets.The accident happened about 5:45. Cherry Street was blocked from West 11th to 15th Street. West 12th shut down from Liberty to Walnut. More>>
One of the two men charged with last week's murder of violinist Mary Whitaker at her home in Chautauqua County is now facing an additional charge, in an unrelated incident.Authorities have charged 43 year old Jonathan Conklin with grand larceny for stealing more than $1100 from a restaurant in Sherman, New York. More>>
Erie County's 9-11 Memorial, that has been in the planning stages for 3 years, will be officially dedicated in 2 weeks, on the anniversary of the attacks. More>>
A new school year is underway and educators will tell you good attendance is not just important; it's the law. More>>
The start of the Labor Day weekend is now just two days away. And AAA is predicting the most auto travel in the past 6 years.And the auto club thinks the local picture will reflect the increase predicted nationally. More>>
A crowd of nearly 8,000 people packed Liberty Park for the last 8 Great Tuesday of 2014. It's the concert series' 15th anniversary, and organizers say this Tuesday brought one of the largest crowds in its history. More>>
There was a rally to "Take Back the Site" of a recent murder in the city, Tuesday night. More>>
It was a final push to keep the Joy Senior Center alive, but Millcreek Township supervisors say it's just not going to happen. More>>
For the Glass family at Silkscreen Unlimited, the ice bucket challenge that has been sweeping the nation takes on much deeper significance. In December of 2012, Roy Glass was diagnosed with ALS. “You don't really believe that it could be happening,” said Roy's daughter Lindsey Glass. “The disease just sort of takes hold, and it's a rampant decline.” After a 10 month battle with the devastating disease, Glass passed away. "ALS sort of becomes another family member,” said Lindsey. “It's somethi... More>>
It was a team effort Tuesday night, to spruce up the site of the new Children's Advocacy Center. More>>
A case of arson in Meadville is moving forward, with a guilty plea. More>>
It's no secret that Erie is attracting more convention and meeting business.VisitErie is reaching out to regional, state and national organizations to sell them on Erie as a destination. Meeting planners representing groups from Chicago, Washington, D.C., Harrisburg and New York took a trolley tour today to see all that Erie has to offer. The see the Bayfront Convention Center and learn about the four thousand hotel rooms now available in the region. But they also take a look at the attractio... More>>
For most area school districts, school is back in session.And for one Lawrence Park woman, that means back to work, making sure children are safe.We caught up with one woman who is well known in the Lawrence Park community, this week she started yet another year as a crossing guard. 89-year old Adella Clark is a crossing guard in Lawrence Park. She's been on the job now for more than 40 years.Every morning at 8 a.m. and afternoon at 3:00, Adella spends about 2 hours a day, making sure the chi... More>>
After a meeting about speed and safety at the entrance to Presque Isle, Penndot has already made some noticeable changes. On Friday they installed lane markers called "candlesticks" along the centerline of Peninsula Drive from The Beach Zero shop to just beyond Sara's restaurant. Millcreek police traffic enforcement stationed a patrol there over the weekend in response to the recent concerns that drivers are not observing the 25 mph speed limit. Cpl. Anthony Chimera, head of the Millcreek Po... More>>
JAMESTOWN, NY – Comedy legend Bob Newhart will be the featured performer of the 2014 Lucy Town Half Marathon 5K weekend. Newhart will be showcased October 10th in a night of comedy at the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts in Lucille Ball's hometown of Jamestown, NY. Tickets for Bob Newhart will be available for purchase on Wednesday, August 27th online at www.lucyrace.com or by calling the Reg Lenna Center for the Arts box office at (716)484-7070. “Having a legend like Bob Newhart perform in Ja... More>>
A familiar face will become the new leader of the Erie Port Authority.The authority today unanimously voted to hire Brenda Sandberg to replace longtime Executive Director Ray Schreckengost, who is retiring.Authority members say she was chosen from a field of 8 candidates. More>>
With the cut of a ribbon, it became official. A mural created by a Mercyhurst Prep graduate had been given to current and future Mercyhurst students.
NAS Pensacola, Fla. – Pilots with the U.S. Navy Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels, will fly over the city of Cleveland on Wed., August 27, for a team photo shoot. The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly the squadron's six-jet F/A-18 Hornet Delta Formation around the city with a seventh flying abreast of the formation to photograph the Delta with the city in the background. The photo shoot is being conducted for the Blue Angels official pictorials and is scheduled to take place betwe... More>>
As the investigation into the murder of a violinist from the Chautauqua Symphony continues, we have reaction from the Erie City Mission, which provided shelter for the two suspects charged in this case. Jonathan Conklin, 43, and Charles Sanford, 30,are facing federal charges in the shooting death of 61-year-old Mary Whitaker in Westfield, New York. "It's just tragic to have heard about it." said Erie City Mission Director of Men's Ministry Darrell Smith. According to Smith, Sanford --who ... More>>
At Raceway 7 in Conneaut, Ohio, a tragic accident is on the minds of many racers. Last week, in upstate New York, Tony Stewart's car struck and killed Kevin Ward Jr. who walked onto the track after an accident. Racers in Ohio, share their thoughts on this incident. "I saw the video of it, and I think it's a bad deal,” said race car driver Kyle Zimmerman. “I don't think it's anything Tony ever intended to do.” Racer Chris Withers agrees. “He probably should have stayed in his car,” said Wit... More>>
She's known for her roles in Basic Instinct and Casino. But in Meadville, she's known as a hometown girl. On Thursday, actress Sharon Stone made her way back to Meadville, to speak at the 46th annual Greater Meadville Area Day dinner. "People here are so lovely, and such ladies and such gentlemen, and so open, and so kind,” said Stone. “You know, you need a lot of that when you work in such a tough business as I do." During her visit, Stone touched on a number of topics, including her acti... More>>
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