Odis 12 is on the move from Erie to Millcreek

   July 14, 2014 11:22 am    0

Odis 12 Bar & Grille, currently located at 664 W. 26th St., is moving to a new location in Millcreek. The popular restaurant and wing joint will be moving to 3702 W. 12th St. The new location will be open Aug. 1. Odis 12 posted this message on its Facebook page on Friday: “We are…


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Giant Eagle to offer free blood pressure medication

   July 11, 2014 12:46 pm    0

Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle, which has numerous locations in Erie and Crawford counties, has launched what it’s calling the most generous  free blood pressure medication program in the nation. Giant Eagle, which operates 215 pharmacy locations in western Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland and West Virginia, says it will begin filling for free prescriptions for Lisinopril or Lisinopril…


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Mohawk commits to Ashtabula

   July 10, 2014 11:30 am    0

Mohawk, which identifies itself as North America’s largest privately owned maker of commercial papers and envelopes, expects to be doing business in Ashtabula, Ohio, for years to come. The company has announced an extension through 2022 of a lease on a 1 million-square-foot converting and warehouse facility in Ashtabula. The lease had been set to…


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Erie Indemnity announces web call

   July 9, 2014 1:38 pm    0

Erie Indemnity Company, which trades on the NASDAQ as ERIE, will host an audio webcast with the financial community to discuss financial results for the second quarter 2014 at 10 a.m. Aug. 1. Erie Indemnity will issue a news release reporting its results after the close of the market on Thursday, July 31.


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Erie Coke owner J.D. Crane dies at 92

   July 3, 2014 7:24 am    0

J.D. Crane, the owner of Erie Coke and sister company Tonawanda Coke near Buffalo, has died at the age of 92. According to published reports, Crane died Saturday while traveling in Bolivia. Erie Coke, at the foot of East Avenue, is operating under a federal consent decree after repeated air-quality violations. Under the terms of…


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Widget pays cash when U.S. soccer team scores a goal

   July 1, 2014 8:57 am    0

Widget Financial, previously the General Electric Federal Credit Union, is paying homage this week to what appears to be growing interest in World Cup soccer. The credit union has been showing some of the World Cup games in its lobbies, passing out cupcakes and offering a new account that gives customers bonus money for every…


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VisitErie to share local wines and Erie-made chocolate in Pittsburgh

   June 25, 2014 12:35 pm    0

VisitErie, Erie County’s tourism promotion agency, is going back to Pittsburgh. A team from VisitErie was in Pittsburgh June 12 as part of its “Hello Summer, Hello Erie!” advertising campaign. During that visit, the Travel Channel’s “Sand Masters” visited a weekly farmers’ market in Market Square, where they used five tons of sand to create…


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3 things to know about Erie business today

   June 18, 2014 6:15 am    0

There will be two ribbon cuttings today and there are more developments in General Electric’s effort to buy French company Alstom. The two companies that are celebrating today are Agility Marketing and Expeditors International. Agility Marketing is taking its contact center to the next level with a new, 40,000-square-foot facility at 2323 W. 38th St….


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Report: Heavy winter ice limited start of Great Lakes trade

   June 12, 2014 6:29 am    0

The amount of limestone that’s been transported on the Great Lakes so far in 2014 is way off — and weather is the reason. Limestone shipments, which are tracked by the Lake Carriers Association, are considered an economic indicator. So far, the limestone trade stands at 4.2 million tons, a decrease of 25.3 percent compared…


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Bertrand’s Bistro owner opens new restaurant in downtown Erie

   June 11, 2014 10:20 am    0

A new downtown Erie restaurant has opened its doors at the corner of French and east 10th streets in the former BayBreeze location. A ribbon cutting was held this morning for Cloud 9 Restaurant and Wine Bar, owned by well known chef and restaurateur Bertrand Artigues. “We’re very pleased to announce yet another new independently…


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