Biz Buzz

Welcome to Biz Buzz, our daily blog on all things business. Turn here for breaking news on the economy, local industry and area people engaged in the region's companies.

Campaign '15

John Guerriero and Kevin Flowers have joined forces for Campaign ’14, a blog about the 2014 races for governor and U.S. House, among others. And you’ll read about President Barack Obama, Congress and what’s going on in Harrisburg. Check it out and you’ll be a lot more informed before voting in the May 20 primary and the Nov. 4 election.

Cheap in Erie

I am a grandchild of the Great Depression and a survivor of more recent recessions. Through my grandparents and parents, I've learned to spend wisely and to save while still being able to live life well. I want to share my discoveries with you and hear yours.

Chew on It: Beard vs. Food

Food has been an integral part of Andrew's life from a young age; from cooking with his mother and grandmother to creating recipes in his own kitchen. Now he scours the area's non-chain restaurant scene to find the best of the best of local food from chicken wings to French cuisine.

Crawford County

Greg Spinks is a Crawford County blogger.

Extra Innings

From spring training to the first pitch of opening day to the final out of the season, Tom Reisenweber chronicles the Erie SeaWolves with the best in-depth coverage anywhere. Rick Green (@ETNrgreen) adds news and notes from around the majors, along with fantasy sports advice.

Her Times

Pam Parker's blog takes on everything from women's fun to momisms to lifestyles around Lake Erie and real estate. She'll take you down Memory Lane, up through sports and fun and off the grid. Get ready for laughs — it's more than just Pam. It's Pamdemonium.


Linda Martin makes connections between Erie-region history and today's area residents.

Loaves & Dishes

Follow Jennie Geisler's kitchen adventures on her Loaves & Dishes blog.

On Campus

Erie Times-News sports editor Jeff Kirik and copy editor Tony Battaglia team up to bring you On Campus, a blog focused on the accomplishments of small-college programs and student-athletes in northwestern Pennsylvania as well as those Erie-area athletes and coaches now competing elsewhere.

NWPA Outdoors

Fishing reports and stories, hunting news, bird sightings, trophy photos, places to go, things to do – it's all on NWPA Outdoors, the northwestern Pennsylvania outdoors lover's first stop on the Web.

Presque Isle: A Place for All Seasons

Gene Ware is a local author and authority on all things Presque Isle. He has written three books, "A Walk on the Park," "Whispers Across the Pond" and "The Moods of Presque Isle."


When it comes to movies, television, music and popular internet memes, we've got it covered. Writers Lindsey Poisson and Gerry Weiss take a closer look at the latest in Erie entertainment, pop culture and other fun stuff.

Runners Notes

If you want to know anything about the local running scene, ask Heather Cass. A member of the Erie Runners Club for 15-plus years, she is immersed in the local fitness culture, and she's taking your questions.


Staff writer Victor Fernandes has ice in his veins. Hockey – he plays it, coaches it and provides the region's best coverage of it.


The Varsity blog is the 2013 winner of an international EPPY award for best sports blog. EPPYs are awarded to media-affiliated websites by Editor & Publisher, an industry trade publication. Varsity is primarily maintained by Times-News sports writers Mike Copper and Tom Reisenweber and sports editor Jeff Kirik.

Volunteer Erie

Want to give back to the local community, but don't know how? Have some spare time or service hours that need to be filled? Here's a look at Erie-area charities, their efforts for good, and how you can give back.