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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Erie Insurance is tops again in J.D. Power study

   August 12, 2014 8:52 am    0

For the second year in a row, Erie Insurance Group received top honors on the J.D. Power Small Business Commercial Insurance Study, which evaluates small business owners’ satisfaction with commercial insurance policies. To complete its study, analysts measured responses from 3,525 people, ranking 14 small business insurance providers. The 2014 study measured five factors to…


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After rough start, Great Lakes shipping picks up steam

   August 8, 2014 8:39 am    0

Here is a good economic sign: Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 4,090,079 tons in July, the highest total for the trade since July 2012. Year-to-date, the Great Lakes limestone trade stands at 12 million tons, down 6.1 percent compared to a year ago. Much of the decrease is the result of the…


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Little Caesars to provide pizza meals to homeless Sunday, Monday

   August 7, 2014 9:18 am    0

The Little Caesars Love Kitchen will roll into the Erie City Mission, 1017 French St., Sunday and into the Emmaus Soup Kitchen, 218 E. 11th St., Monday to provide fresh Little Caesars pizza meals for about 600 people. The Little Caesars Love Kitchen, a pizza kitchen on wheels, travels across the continental United States and…


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