October 1, 2014 – Most people know someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer and for a woman facing this scary diagnosis herself, today has added meaning. At just 41 years old Melanie Johnson was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a life-altering moment she never saw coming despite a family history. Over the past year every aspect of
October 1, 2014 - Even though Steelhead Season really begins shortly after Labor Day, it's when the weather begins to change at this time of year that the steelhead begin running enough to make for some great fishing. Erie is expecting some rain over the next week and that means the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission are expecting steelhead fishing
October 1, 2014 - Jet 24 Action News and the Filippi Law Firm are proud to introduce No Text and Drive, a campaign designed to raise awareness about the dangers of distracted driving. Rick Filippi says more often than ever before is he dealing with clients who were involved in accidents where texting was to blame. He says this is
October 1, 2014 - A man in his 70s was rescued after falling 100 feet over an embankment around 1 p.m. Emergency crews from Perry Hi-Way, Fairview, Belle Valley and the Erie County Ropes Team were called to the scene at Ponderosa Drive off of Washington Avenue after a man reportedly went over an embankment. Officials say the man was
October 1, 2014 - Millcreek Health System's recent property purchases could mean expansions for Millcreek Hospital and LECOM. Millcreek Health System recently purchased the Abiding Hope Lutheran Church adding to its growing number of properties on Peach Street. Officials from the parish say they were not in the market to sell their property but Millcreek Health System came to them
October 1, 2014 - Erie County's proposed budget was announced this afternoon by County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper. The proposed budget addresses the shrinking revenues and rising expenses that have created deficit in our area. Dahlkemper says these can no longer be ignored. There is a tax increase in the budget, .35 mills, which is $46 annually on a $100,000 home.
October 1, 2014 - After months of public hearings, the fare increases for the EMTA have officially gone into effect today. For the first time in over 15 years, EMTA riders are seeing an increase in bus fares. The base rate is now a $1.25 and it will gradually increase over the next five years. EMTA Executive Director Mike Tann
October 1, 2014 - An Albion man was sentenced today after pleading guilty to charges related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine. David Maund pleaded guilty in court today. Maund was sentenced to two to four years in prison. The charges stem from an incident in May of this year. Maund was charged with making meth in an Albion apartment complex,
October 1, 2014 - A professor at Allegheny College is facing federal child pornography charges. Kirk Nesset was taken into custody after a search this morning of his Meadville home turned up thousands of images and videos of child pornography. The 57 year old was taken into custody. Nesset appeared before U.S. District Magistrate Judge Susan Paradise Baxter this afternoon
October 1, 2014 - A big surprise was in store for two J.S. Wilson Middle School teachers on Tuesday afternoon. Teachers Dani Woods and Kim Kramer both received a $500 grant from the McDonald's Make Activities Count Program. The checks were presented by McDonald's officials, and they say it means a lot to give back to these teachers who are
From the PA Game Commission: The Pennsylvania Game Commission has temporarily closed all hunting and trapping seasons within seven townships in northeastern Pennsylvania, where the search continues for a fugitive wanted in the shooting death of a state police trooper. Game Commission Executive Director R. Matthew Hough today issued an executive order to close temporarily the hunting and trapping seasons
October 1, 2014 - The deadline for registration to vote on Election Day is October 6, that's this coming Monday. The Voter Registration Office in the County Courthouse will stay open until six in the evening that day. Races for voters to consider this election are Pa. governor and representatives in Congress. Election Day is November 4.
October 1, 2014 - Congressional Candidate Dan LaVallee is in Erie to raise support for his campaign. LaVallee and local constituents gathered at Erie Intermodal Transportation Center on Erie's Bayfront to rally support for the campaign. LaVallee is running for the third district U.S. congressional seat. If elected he says he hopes to expand job training, keep jobs in the
October 1, 2014 - October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and the students at Leadership Christian Academy in Fairview are launching a social media dance campaign to raise awareness about the disorder. At the academy, about 25 percent of the students have dyslexia and school officials say all the students jumped at the chance to be a part of this campaign.
October 1, 2014- A Conneaut Lake woman has been arrested and charged with the theft of more than $15,000 worth of metal from amusement park rides at Conneaut Lake Park. State Police say Janelle Sammons removed the ride supports from the park sometime between the ninth and twenty third of September. Sammons sold the support beams to Lincoln Recycling, police
The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 2, 2014 to gather evidence, including public comment, on the renewal of the Category 1 casino license of Presque Isle Downs, Inc., operator of the Presque Isle Downs & Casino in Erie County. The hearing will begin at 9:30 a.m. in Suite 100 of the Summit Township
The circus is coming to Erie. But this is not just your everyday circus. This is the Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus and it's the all new edition Super Circus Heroes. In this super show the question is asked...what if superheroes were real? In this upcoming show, performers conquer the limitations and achieve extraordinary feats. They seem to
October 1, 2014- Panera Bread is also joining the fight against breast cancer in a big way. Panera is selling their pink ribbon bagels today, and all proceeds from the sales are going to the Regional Cancer Center. For the rest of the month of October, they will donate a portion of the sales of the iconic shaped bagels. The
September 30, 2014 -- Governor Tom Corbett created a commission in June to study the current education funding formula in Pennsylvania. Now state educators are working together to fix that same formula. Representatives from almost 15 school districts in the region met at the Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit on Tuesday night to discuss fair education funding in Pennsylvania. They participated
September 30, 2014 - Yesterday's discovery caused quite a stir at Saint Patrick's Parish but two churches agreed that keeping doors open is their highest priority. Walk-ins are a common thing in downtown Erie churches, as sanctuaries across the city open their doors daily for those seeking solitude and wisdom from a higher power. A man was found dead at