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Steris to cut tax bill by incorporating in UK

   October 16, 2014 2:09 pm

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…

Aldi reopens on West 12th Street in Erie

   October 15, 2014 10:37 am

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…

Erie woman ranks among richest Americans

   October 8, 2014 1:31 pm

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….

Jamestown aims to set world grape-stomping record

   October 8, 2014 12:34 pm

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…

Aldi announces plans to reopen west side Erie store

   October 6, 2014 12:08 pm

The Aldi store at 2647 W. 12th St., which closed its doors more than a month ago, remains an active construction zone, with trucks coming and going and teams of construction workers on site. But in less than 10 days, the discount grocery store is expected to be open again for business. Aldi, a chain…

Erie restaurant to hold grand opening today

   October 2, 2014 9:38 am

Gigliotti’s, a new seafood-focused Italian restaurant at 1325 State State St., will begin its official grand opening today with dinner at 4 p.m. The restaurant, owned by Roman Stefanelli and chef and proprietor John Gigliotti, has been conducting a soft opening in recent days, but will hold its official ribbon-cutting today. The restaurant, located in…

Erie man launches Kickstarter campaign

   October 1, 2014 10:31 am

Nick Marinelli won the InnovationErie design competition with a device, dubbed the Bungee Beast, designed to prevent bungee cords from turning into a tangled mess. Now, the Erie native is hoping that Kickstarter, a popular method of crowdfunding, will help transform his invention into a company. Marinelli said he’s refined the device and is ready…

GE Transportation accepting applications today

   September 30, 2014 9:12 am

If you’re an automotive-quality painter or a would-be locomotive tester with aspirations of working at GE Transportation, today is the day to apply. Applicants can apply online at www.jobgateway.pa.gov Painters should reference job #7227688. Testers should reference job #7227714. Those numbers, however, are subject to change if more than 500 people apply for either job….

Meadville’s Channellock names new president

   September 29, 2014 2:09 pm

Channellock Inc., Crawford County’s second largest industrial employer and maker of an internationally known brand of hand tools, has announced a change in leadership. The family-owned company, which was launched in 1886, has named Jonathan “Jon” S. DeArment as its president and chief operating officer. He replaces his father, William S. DeArment, who continues as…

Author and diversity leader to speak at Erie Together forum

   September 25, 2014 5:27 pm

Steve Pemberton, who has been ranked among the top 20 diversity officers in corporate America, will be the keynote speaker for Erie Together’s 2014 community forum to be held Nov. 18 at Erie’s Bayfront Convention Center. Pemberton, who is a divisional vice president for the Walgreen Co., is the author of a memoir entitled “A…

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