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September 16, 2014 - A little earlier in the evening, dinner came to a screeching halt for diners at a Summit Township restaurant. Five fire departments were called to the Golden Corral on upper Peach Street just before 9 p.m, according to Erie County 911.
2 hrs ago | Erie Times News
A last-minute evidentiary dispute led an Erie County judge today to declare a mistrial in the case of a 53-year-old Wesleyville man accused of stealing $15,000 from a 90-year-old woman. Judge Shad Connelly declared the mistrial around 10 a.m., as the prosecution was to start its second day of testimony.
Incumbent Curt Sonney, a Republican from Harborcreek Township, said he has accepted Democratic challenger Curt Smith's request to hold a series of debates. "It's always good for the public to hear what both candidates have to say," said Sonney, 56, who is seeking a sixth term representing eastern Erie County.
The search for widowm is not an easy road, most especially the highway of the big business, DUI program in Warren County. Bigger yet is the discretionary power of the judges and district attorney.
If testing proves the suspicions true, it will push the county closer to matching or surpassing in 2014 the high number of drug-related deaths seen in the two previous years. There were 38 accidental deaths caused by drugs as of Friday, Erie County Coroner Lyell Cook said.
Of the 17,344 cigarette butts collected in Pennsylvania during the 2013 International Coastal Cleanup, 16,276 were found in Erie County. Local organizers are looking for volunteers to pick up not only cigarettes but also cigar tips, plastic bags, bottles, caps, lids, straws and other trash that has accumulated over the past year on beaches and along lakes and waterways.
The downtown Erie medical office is one of 38 Pennsylvania medical centers to receive Affordable Care Act funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Community Health Net officials did not return a call seeking comment Friday afternoon, but a Health and Human Services news release said the centers will use the funding to hire staff, stay open longer hours and expand the medical care they provide.
But Huya, 67, a member of Borough Council in Albion, isn't so sure. He's been waiting for months to hear something new about the prospects for building an iron-processing plant in the Albion area.
The Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel is getting a $1.5 million face-lift, and one of the biggest changes will be to one of the complex's busiest spots: the front entrance. The Erie County Convention Center Authority, which owns the 6-year-old hotel and neighboring Bayfront Convention Center, is replacing the outer set of front automatic sliding doors with an automatic revolving door, mainly to reduce the winter chill in the hotel's lobby.
Negotiations are ongoing over how much the nonprofit Knowledge Park at Penn State Behrend will have to pay in lieu of property taxes starting in 2015. The board will not accept a deal in which DevelopErie, which leases the 200-acre Knowledge Park from Penn State Behrend, would pay less than 50 percent of what would be the complex's full property tax bill.
All aboard: Pat Monahan, lead singer of Train, says he'd like to do a free or low-cost concert in Erie in 2015. In an interview with Dave Richards for the Sept.
A borough man wanted by state police on charges of intentionally hitting another man with his truck in Crawford County was jailed today on charges of assaulting state and local police while he was being detained on Thursday night. Tony L. Vincent, 30, was arraigned this morning by Union City District Judge Carol Southwick on aggravated assault, simple assault and other charges and was placed in the Erie County Prison on $10,000 bond.
Veronica Bleil used to wake up most school days at 6:30 a.m., or more like 6:50 if you ask her stepmother. Now the 16-year-old Harbor Creek High School junior rises between 4:30 and 5 a.m. It takes more time to get two people ready, especially if one of them is just 9 weeks old.
More than 300 area residents, firefighters and community leaders stood outside Blasco Library the morning of Sept. 11 for a remembrance ceremony that featured the unveiling and dedicating of the Erie 9/11 Memorial, a 16-foot-tall, 10,000-pound steel beam recovered from the World Trade Center site after the 9/11 terror attacks.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:58 am
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