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GE offers chief exec chance to boost pay

   November 11, 2014 10:07 pm    0

With a total paycheck of about $19.7 million, Jeffrey Immelt, chief executive of the General Electric Company, barely managed to rank among the top 90 highest paid U.S. executives in 2013. His employer, the parent company of GE Transportation, which has a locomotive plant in Erie, is offering him some incentive to help boost his…


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Public invited to testify on Penelec rate increase request

   November 7, 2014 9:20 am    0

Penelec wants to collect another $20 a month from you. Monday is your chance to weigh in on that plan. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has scheduled two public hearings to be held at the Ambassador Center, 7794 Peach St., in Summit Township at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Unlike the quarterly rate adjustments that…


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Former president of Erie Rail Terminal lands lucrative position

   October 30, 2014 9:28 am    0

A tide of public opinion prompted DevelopErie to announced Sept. 30 that it had scrapped all plans for a proposed rail terminal in Erie County. That announcement followed by four months a decision announced in May to drop plans for building the terminal in Harborcreek Township. But what did those decisions mean for Steven Rubin,…


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Taste of Chuck & Ginny’s returns to Erie

   October 23, 2014 9:54 am    1

Seven years after Chuck & Ginny’s closed its doors, the iconic restaurant’s sweet spaghetti sauce can still be found at area stores. Now, local diners once again have the option to sit down to plates topped with those familiar dishes, including Chuck & Ginny’s signature sauce, chicken parm, meatballs and Lake Erie perch. Beginning this…


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Behrend’s business school ranks among nation’s best

   October 22, 2014 1:23 pm    0

Penn State Behrend’s Sam and Irene Black School of Business is featured in the new edition of the “The Best 296 Business Schools,” published by Princeton Review Books. According to the publisher, which ranks schools based on academics, job-placement rates and admissions selectivity, the school’s MBA program, ‘provides the best value for a working student…


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High-speed rail to be focus of All-Aboard Erie meeting Saturday

   October 16, 2014 5:00 pm    0

Fred Lanahan, president of the Northeast Indiana Passenger Rail Association and the driving force behind a plan to bring high-speed rail to Ohio and Indiana, will be the featured speaker at All Aboard Erie’s annual meeting on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the Hamot Heart Institute. Lanahan’s organization recently released a feasibility study for 110-mph…


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Steris to cut tax bill by incorporating in UK

   October 16, 2014 2:09 pm    1

Steris Corp., the Ohio-based company that purchased the Erie-born American Sterilizer Co. and eventually moved hundreds of jobs out of Erie, is revoking its citizenship — at least for tax purposes. Steris, which announced plans in 2006 to move its steam sterilizer plant from Erie to Mexico, eliminated about 450 jobs in the process. The…


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Aldi reopens on West 12th Street in Erie

   October 15, 2014 10:37 am    0

The Aldi store at 2647 W. 12th St., which closed its doors more than a month ago, has been remodeled and reopened. The store, one of 1,300 in a chain that has locations in 32 states, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony earlier today to mark the reopening of the discount grocery store. The new location features…


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Erie woman ranks among richest Americans

   October 8, 2014 1:31 pm    0

Susan Hirt Hagen, daughter of Erie Insurance co-founder H.O. Hirt, is once again ranked among the wealthiest Americans. Hagen, 79, who has spent 34 years as a board member of the Erie Indemnity Co., has a net worth of about $1.8 billion, according to an annual list of the wealthiest Americans published by Forbes magazine….


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Jamestown aims to set world grape-stomping record

   October 8, 2014 12:34 pm    0

Wash your feet and get ready to stomp some grapes. The Lucille Ball Desi Arnaz Center for Comedy in Jamestown, N.Y., will be hosting comedian Bob Newhart Saturday and sponsoring a half-marathon and 5K races over the weekend. But the weekend’s most visible event is likely to be the arrival of 60 tons of Concord…


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