May 25, 2015- Several memorial day traditions services and events are being hosted all over our region today. A Memorial Day pancake breakfast will be going on today at the Park United Methodist Church in North East. Memorial Day Mass led by Bishop Lawrence Persico will be held at 9a.mm at the Gate of Heaven Cemetery on West Lake Road.
May 24, 2015 - More than 1,000 people descended on Penn State Behrend's campus Sunday evening, for a night full of neon fun in the dark. The second annual Glow Erie Fun Run is organized by the United Service Corps, a local non-profit that raises money to help fund volunteer opportunities abroad for local students. The run's organizer, Angela Magee,
56 year-old Goffredo Ianiro was killed Saturday evening after the tractor he was driving flipped, pinning him underneath. Ianiro was operating the tractor on a steep hill when the accident happened. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
This Memorial Day weekend is a special time to remember all of those who have lost their lives fighting for our country. It was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop as Veterans and families honored those who lost their lives serving our country at the Pennsylvania Soldiers and Sailors Home Memorial Day Ceremony. The ceremony began with
The Veterans of Foreign War Post 470 held their annual Memorial Day Ceremony. The ceremony held at the Erie County Memorial Gardens Cemetery honored all of those who have lost their lives while serving our country. Members of the Post 470 offered their remarks and the ceremony included a Three Volley Salute to remember all of the fallen soldiers.
The Russian Troika Festival featured a wide variety of different Russian performances and foods including a new Russian themed breakfast. The Church of Nativity hosted the event and chose to name the festival Troika which means 3 in Russian, it symbolizes the feast of the Trinity. The church celebrated a large turn out of nearly 5,000 people and all of
The 2nd Annual Flagship City International Film Festival and the 7th Annual Spirit Quest Film Festival was held today in Erie. Erie Film LLC sponsored the event at the Erie Movie House on West Lake Road. The best films were entered into the competition from filmmakers from all across the world. Several of those filmmakers were in Erie, and got
Christine Longnecker owns her own business 'Christine's Equine Services'. The business is very new, just getting its start in April. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Christine had an office job and only worked with horses and horseback riders part-time.. But her passion for the business was something she couldn't resist and decided to take the leap into entrepreneurship. Christine is a
That's what it was all about today at this fundraiser for the Albion Fire Department. There were plenty of muddy trails and mud pits for the 4 wheelers to plow through, allowing everyone to get a mud bath. It's also a chance to raise money for the Albion Department in a safe and controlled environment. Today was the day for
Kids and families got down and dirty this afternoon at the Run-a-Muck Mud Run. More than 400 people came out to participate in the third annual run hosted by the YMCA of Greater Erie. Kids competed in a one and a half mile course filled with seventeen obstacles that got them muddy and soaked. Obstacles this year included a rope
More than ten thousand people were at Edinboro University today for the 2015 Memorial Day Classic Soccer Tournament. Erie Premiere Sports hosted 206 teams aged eight to eighteen for this 3 day competition. Teams from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Canada traveled out to Erie for the tournament. Erie Premiere Sports officials say this tournament is great for the Erie
People of all ages were painted the many colors of the rainbow for a good cause today. More than 100 people came out to Frontier Park this afternoon for the Fun Paint Run,a 5k run and walk. Similar to the well known Color Run,participants were sprayed with rainbow colored t-shirt dye turning their clothes the bright colors of the rainbow.
The seventh annual Russian Troika Festival is the only Russian festival to happen in Erie. Put on by the Church of the Nativity, it has become a Memorial Day weekend tradition for many. They have authentic Russian dishes and live performances of Russian dances.The Barynya Russian performing group from New York City will take the stage this weekend. Kielbasa, perch
After current President Dr. Thomas Gamble announced he will retire, the school has now appointed his successor. Mercyhurst University has named Michael Victor as the 12th President of the School. After a six month process and more than 100 applicants, the Board of Trustees announced the new President on Friday. Currently, Victor is the President of Lake Erie College where
The investigation continues in this case, and State Police are now looking into the possibility of this case being connected to unsolved burglaries across the county. 40 year-old Ranfis Perez-Magro was driving the car when the accident happened. Police say he and 4 other men were fleeing from the scene of an alleged burglary, headed north on Route 89, when
Country Fair and Miss Pennsylvania are teaming up to encourage Erie kids to read. Miss PA read to the YMCA's Pre-K Program at Country Fair this morning. Country Fair and the United Way of Erie are partnering together to support childhood literacy and build brighter futures for the Erie area. Country Fair is hosting the program as part of its
Experts say more than 37.2 Million Americans will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend. That number is the highest it has been in 10 years. Officials say although gas has gone up in the last few weeks, they believe the drop in price from last year is what is sending people on the road. Last year for Memorial Day weekend,
Despite it's financial woes in bankruptcy court, the park is opening for the year tomorrow. Park trustee's have borrowed enough money to whip the park into shape to swing open the gates this weekend. Park officials say there are no new rides, but all the rides in the park should be operating and this year reduced prices will allow you
It is a gorgeous night for a festival downtown, The 7th Annual Russian Troika Festival is now underway. Hundreds of people will enjoy live entertainment from the Barynya performance group, eating classic Russian dishes, and just enjoying the night. It looks like it is going to be a great weekend it will be going on until Sunday night.
Police said three cars were involved in the accident. The crash happened at 1:15 P.M. in the intersection at Pine Avenue and Lake Pleasant Road. Emergency workers cleared the wreckage quickly. Paramedics called injuries in the crash minor, however first responders reported multiple victims entrapped. At least two victims were taken to UPMC Hamot. Just as firefighters and tow trucks