It was earlier this week that council voted six to one to approve Mayor Sinnott's proposed budget, a budget considered fiscally responsible however with a tax hike that is upsetting a lot of people. Tonight is the night that council will make its final vote on Mayor Joe Sinnott's $72.7 million budget. On Monday, council voted six to one in
Calling hours for Larndo (Tunie) Hedrick, Fire Chief of the City of Meadville, will be held at New Beginnings Church of God, 13226 Leslie Road, Meadville. The calling hours will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 3 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at
The former Ice Center of Erie is getting a second chance at life. It was sad for the community to see the former ice rink close but now the new facility will give area athletes from a variety of sports a chance to develop their skills no matter the season. The new Turf Zone is an indoor multi-sport facility that
Gloria Schweichler was the first one to the truck at Lakeside Auto in Girard this morning. She decided to give the money to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in Erie to help sick children with life threatening illnesses have their wishes granted.
A proposed GetGo Store is on the agenda tonight at the Harbor Creek supervisors meeting. The proposed store would be located near the Penn State Behrend campus at the corner of Station Road and Knowledge Parkway. This GetGo would have restaurant seating for 40 and would sell beer. A similar store is already in operation in Pittsburgh. The Township Planning
While the long term future of the Otters in Erie remains unknown, there's a growing grassroots effort that is fighting to keep the OHL team here. In December, the Facebook fan page You Otter Stay Here was created in an attempt by community members to keep the Otters in Erie. There are now nearly 3,500 fans of the page While
Gannnon University students take on a major project helping SafeNet to develop a new marketing campaign. Seniors met with SafeNet a few months ago and have since been working on what they feel would be an effective way to improve outreach. They've come up with marketing plans including networking and public relations ideas, a new logo and new slogan. Today
Law enforcement and members of the military are spreading a little holiday cheer with kids in the community. The annual Shop with a Hero event brought together police and members of the military with children in need of a bit of helping this holiday season. The kids were given a $100 to buy whatever gifts they wanted for themselves or
A man arrest on drug charges in Greenefield Township will also see time in jail. Pa. State Police arrested 23 year old Andrew Kifer for allegedly operating a meth lab. Police discovered evidence for making a meth lab and a hand grenade at 11376 Wilson Rd. back in June. Kifer was charged with manufacturing drugs and operating a methamphetamine lab
December 17, 2014 - A new movie starring actors Seth Rogen and James Franco will not be screened at Erie's Cinemark Tinseltown theater, according to theater workers. In the controversial comedy " The Interview ", Rogen and Franco play TV journalists caught up in a plot to assassinate North Korea's Kim Jong Un. That storyline, has North Korea very upset.
December 17, 2014- Two people were taken to the hospital last night, following a three-car collision in Fairview Township. That crash was reported at 11:30p.m. at West Lake and Manchester Roads. According to P-A State Police in Girard, a red sport utility vehicle was traveling south on Manchester, when Maura Hinson, 22, ran the red light. Robert Klingensmith, 32, was
Anthony Ford pleaded guilty to robbery and terroristic threats for holding up the Country Fair on East Avenue in April. Officials say he pointed a pellet gun that looked like a firearm to the head of a customer during the incident. Surveillance pictures led to Ford's arrest. Ford was sentenced to serve just under seven years to just under 15
A man linked to a string of robberies in the Erie area was sentenced this morning to just under three years and just under seven years in state prison. Cody Menhart, 26, pleaded guilty to multiple charges including burglary, receiving stolen property and theft by unlawful taking. Millcreek Police say Menhart broke into several businesses in 2013 including the New
December 17, 2014- Crews from four different fire companies converged on a fire in Cambridge Springs last night. The call came out around 8:15 p.m. Firefighters from Cambridge, West Mead, Venango, and Edinboro responded to the home at 216 Center Street to battle that blaze. One person was reportedly being treated at the scene. No word on the cause of
Firefighters were called to what's apparently a boat storage area at West 15th and Poplar streets around 7:45 this evening. When the first trucks arrived on scene, the fire had spread from one boat to a second. According to deputy fire chief Marty Heid, both were destroyed but firefighters were able to prevent the flames from damaging three other nearby
Just before 6 o'clock this evening, Erie police were called to the area surrounding West 8th and Chestnut streets for shots fired. According to Erie police, when officers got there they found a 24 year old man with a gunshot wound to his back. They also say that man has told them he doesn't know who shot him. There were
Bikers Against Child Abuse of Erie County organized the event so that kids in need could have presents to open on Christmas. This year the drive donated toys to the Crime Victims Center, and and the Erie County Foster Association. Supplies collected were donated to the Soldiers and Sailors Home.
A man accused of brutally attacking an elderyly couple will not get a new trial. An Erie County judge has denied a motion for reconsideration of a high profile case after evidence was believed to be missing from trial. In October, Assistant District Attorney Brian Krowicki admitted to Judge Shad Connelly that recordings made during the investigation of the case
The rankings are in, according to the United Health Foundation's 2014 America's Health Rankings, Pa. comes in as the 28th healthiest state. Pa. has been on the unhealthy side of the rankings for the past 25 years. While the state has improved in some areas, like the number of smokers has dropped from 29.3 percent to 21 percent, the obesity
Corry is now home to a new 37 room hotel. The Cobblestone Inn and Suites in Corry has been open for just over a month but the hotel and its developers held a grand opening celebration earlier this afternoon. The hotel was developed by Select Real Estate Opportunities under the Cobblestone brand. Cobblestone Hotels currently operate 52 properties in 13