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Erie is located on the shore of Lake Erie in the northwestern corner of Pennsylvania. It is named for Lake Erie which was named in honor of a Native American tribe. The city has the nicknames "The Flagship City" because of Oliver Hazard Perry's flagship Niagara, and "The Gem City" because of the sparkling Lake Erie. Notable residents have included Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Knight and Day), Marilyn Burns (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974), Helter Skelter), Ann B. Davis ("Alice" of The Brady Bunch), and Patrick Monahan (lead singer of Train).
Local Newspapers: Erie Times & News, Westfield Republican Courier
Local Sports Teams: Erie Seawolves (baseball)
Local Colleges: State UniversityPenn State Erie, The Behrend College
Zip Codes associated with erie, pennsylvania: 16501, 16502, 16503, 16504, 16505, 16506, 16507, 16508, 16509, 16510, 16511
Towns/Cities near erie, pennsylvania : Wesleyville, Wattsburg, Waterford, Fairview, McKean, Lake City
Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper is looking outside the region for support regarding the proposal to establish a federal marine sanctuary that includes Lake Erie and Presque Isle Bay. Dahlkemper said she plans to seek "letters of support" from Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, several western Pennsylvania colleges and universities, and others as local officials prepare to submit an application to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish a marine sanctuary in Erie.Canadian icebreaker expected to arrive in Erie
The Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority has issued a public advisory for Presque Isle Bay and adjacent waters, authorities said. Donjon Shipbuilding & Repair, 220 E. Bayfront Parkway, on Monday is expecting the arrival of a Canadian ice-breaking vessel, which will begin carving a path to the shipyard and turning basin, authorities said.Matt Martin: The late-winter no-snowthrower blues
The calendar I'm looking at insists that Daylight Saving Time will go into effect a week from Sunday. The start of spring -- spring! -- is thumbing its suspenders from three weeks off.Our view: Thumbs down for Wolf comment, GOP response
No gold stars awarded: Gov. Tom Wolf employed a poor choice of words to explain Pennsylvania's biggest economic challenges. In a roundtable discussion at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 21, Wolf ticked off a list of Pennsylvania's problems, but then added: "So low self-esteem actually is a big problem."Cochranton farm specializes in growing out-of-season vegetables
He surveyed the nearly 6,000 plants in his hydroponic kingdom, a mix of lettuce, leafy greens, tomatoes, red peppers and other produce. His wife and daughter work alongside Kurtz in the greenhouse, with classical music playing from a nearby radio providing a soothing atmosphere.Lake Erie Presbyterians back Church's same-sex marriage amendment
"This presbytery voted to endorse the proposed amendment," the Rev. David Oyler, general presbyter of the Erie-based presbytery, said.Erie casino plans extensive changes in its 8th year
Now the casino fights for its share of the gambling market as competing casinos have opened in Youngstown, along with three in the Cleveland area. It's one of many changes the Erie casino has experienced over the years, and more changes are on the way as the casino celebrates its anniversary today.Erie Zoo opens for the season Sunday
Those and other animals will still be huddled inside warm buildings when the Erie Zoo opens for the season Sunday at 10 a.m. But the zoo is promising that there will still be plenty to see -- including some new critters -- and do on a day that some regard as the unofficial end of winter. "Given the nasty weather we've had, I think people will have cabin fever and they'll be anxious to get out," Mitchell said.Behrend gets upset by Hilbert in AMCC semifinals
Penn State Behrend's Mike Knoll scores on Xavier Major of Hilbert on Feb. 27 during the Allegheny Mountain College Conference semifinal at the Junker Center. JACK HANRAHAN/ERIE TIMES-NEWS Jerame Owens had 21 points and made a big block with 10 seconds left as Hilbert upset Penn State Behrend 64-59 in the AMCC semifinals tonight at the Junker Center.Winter storm watch issued for Erie, Crawford counties
The National Weather Service in Cleveland has issued a winter storm watch for Erie and Crawford counties that will be in effect from Saturday evening through Monday morning. A storm system will develop over the Oklahoma panhandle region Saturday and move quickly northeast toward the region, according to the weather service.Erie casino plans extensive changes in its eighth year
Casino owners plan about $5 million in improvements this year, pending approval from the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission, said Jeff Favre, the casino's general manager. Those plans feature a floor reconfiguration that will include a center bar with flat-screen televisions, along with sound and light features, Favre said.Mike Copper: NFL uniforms rankle
This is Erie Times-News sports reporter Mike Copper. Copper was photographed in the Erie Times-News studio on Jan. 8. JANET B. KUMMERER/ERIE TIMES-NEWS Tone-deaf play call at the goal line or not, the New England Patriots deserved to win if for no other reason than their less-offensive color schemes.Bench warrant lifted against Erie man charged in bad checks cases
A bench warrant was lifted this morning on an Erie man charged in a series of bad checks cases, most of which reportedly involved checks written on the closed bank account of the Erie Summer Festival of the Arts. Scott Vincent Palermo, 33, was placed in the Erie County Prison on Thursday after he was detained in Erie County Central Court on a bench warrant for failure to appear for formal arraignment on Monday in bad checks case from September.Friday's Erie region forecast: Partly cloudy, high near 10
The high temperature will be near 10 degrees, with wind chill temperatures as low as minus 16 during daytime hours. Tonight will be partly cloudy and cold, with a low around minus 3 and possible wind chill temperatures of minus 18. Saturday is shaping up to be mostly sunny.Brewers' Cup brewers started with 7 beers; now it's more than 70
"It started with home brewers who would meet once a month at Brewerie," said Chris Sirianni of the Brewerie at Union Station. One day, they hit upon the idea of showcasing their beers, and the Brewers' Cup was modestly sent out into the world.Find an Erie-area Lenten meal for Friday
All Saints Catholic Church, 11264 Route 97 North, will host Lenten fish dinners Friday as well as March 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 4:30 to 7 p.m., including baked or fried whitefish, french fries or baked potato, coleslaw or applesauce, homemade desserts, coffee, tea and fruit drinks. Holy Cross Catholic Church, 7100 West Ridge Road, Fairview, will host a fish dinner Friday, as well as March 6, 13, 20 and 27, from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The menu includes a choice of fish, shrimp or a combo, along with coleslaw, potato salad, roll and butter or macaroni and cheese, roll and butter, beverage and dessert.County Council's Fatica announces re-election bid
A Democrat who was first elected to County Council in 2007, Fatica will officially kick off his re-election campaign on Sunday at Lou Bizzarro's Ringside Restaurant, 3202 Sterrettania Road. Fatica, 74, holds one of four County Council seats that will be on the ballot in the May 19 municipal primary and the Nov. 3 municipal election.
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