Employment tops 500 at GE Transportation plant in Texas

   September 5, 2014 12:51 pm    0

GE Transportation recently welcomed reporters into its new locomotive plant in Fort Worth, Texas. The plant, where employment has topped 500, is now producing an average of 1.2 locomotives per day, the company said. Meanwhile, the pace is also picking up at the company’s plant in Lawrence Park, where more than 100 furloughed workers have…


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Tops to roll out ‘Price Lock Guarantee’ on Sunday

   September 3, 2014 11:01 am    0

Tops Friendly Markets, which has two stories in Erie, is introducing its “Tops’ Price Lock Guarantee” on hundreds of regularly purchased items sold at stores beginning Sunday and running through Nov. 1. The Tops Price Lock Guarantee is one of the company’s first major initiatives since it returned to local ownership less than a year…


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PA drivers among the worst, study says

   August 26, 2014 4:54 pm    0

Anyone who’s done any traveling likes to talk about the bad drivers they ran into somewhere else. Maybe it’s the tailgaters in Boston or the always-in-a-hurry folks in our nation’s capital. You might be surprised to learn that a new report from Allstate, entitled, “America’s Best Drivers Report,” reports that some of the worst drivers…


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Tooth Fairy payments aren’t what they used to be

   August 21, 2014 3:45 pm    0

There’s new evidence that the economy isn’t recovering — at least not if you’re a kid banking on a few missing teeth for a stream of income. A new survey says the amount American children are collecting from the Tooth Fairy has fallen 8 percent to $3.40 per tooth. That news comes from Visa in…


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Erie’s Splash Lagoon to host nation’s largest ice bucket challenge

   August 19, 2014 9:40 am    0

The water will be a bit colder than usual early Thursday evening at Splash Lagoon Indoor Water Park in Summit Township. Splash Lagoon, owned by Scott Enterprises, is hosting what it bills as the largest ALS ice bucket challenge in the nation. The broader challenge began in July when the family of a Massachusetts man…


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Direct TV blimp could be flying overhead

   August 19, 2014 7:14 am    0

If you look up in the sky in the next few minutes, you just might spot a blimp flying overhead. A DirectTV blimp, which spent the night at Erie International Airport, is scheduled to depart for its next destination within a few minutes. The blimp, which arrived at about 6 p.m. Monday, was moored at…


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New restaurant opens in former Clifton Manor building

   August 15, 2014 12:41 pm    0

There’s a new restaurant open in the former Clifton Manor building at 3444 West Lake Road in Millcreek Township. This one, however, represents a culinary departure from the old Clifton Manor, well known for Lake Erie perch dinners and allowing patrons to grill their own steaks. The new restaurant, which was licensed to open on…


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State’s jobless rate ticks up in July, first increase since June 2012

   August 15, 2014 6:05 am    0

  Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate rose in July to 5.7 percent, up one-tenth of a percentage point from June. This was the first gain in the state unemployment rate since June 2012. The commonwealth’s rate was five-tenths of a percentage point below the U.S. rate of 6.2 percent, which was also up one-tenth of a point…


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H&M hosts grand opening Thursday at Millcreek Mall

   August 13, 2014 9:07 am    0

European retailer H&M, which has 2,600 stores in 53 countries, opens at noon Thursday at the Millcreek Mall. The store, which has a reputation for selling quality fashion at an affordable price, is offering giveaways of up to $300 to the first 100 people in line. The 23,000-square-foot store is located near the mall’s customer…


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Study: Snowmobile tourism contributes $232 million annually to state

   August 12, 2014 9:36 am    0

Snowmobile tourism contributes $232 million to Pennsylvania’s economy each year, according to an economic impact report issued earlier today by the Pennsylvania State Snowmobile Association. That’s a big number, and the study is not entirely clear on how its authors reach that number. Nevertheless, the study says resident snowmobilers spent $96 million in the Commonwealth…


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