Edinboro University ranked as great place to work

   July 21, 2014 1:46 pm    0

A new survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education ranks Edinboro University as one of the nation’s best colleges to work for. The results were released today in the Chronicle’s seventh annual report on the academic workplace, which is based on a survey of more than 43,000 employees at 278 colleges and universities. Edinboro was…


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Pennsylvania’s jobless rate unchanged in June

   July 18, 2014 9:58 am    0

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate remained at 5.6 percent in June, the lowest rate since September 2008. The commonwealth’s rate was five-tenths of a percentage point below the U.S. rate of 6.1 percent, which was down two-tenths of a point from May. The state rate was down 1.9 percentage points from June 2013. Pennsylvania’s civilian labor force…


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Memories of National Forge linger as demolition work continues

   July 16, 2014 1:24 pm    0

Lisa Stubbe is thankful today. When she heard that Erie Forge & Steel was demolishing part of its old plant at 1341 W. 16th St., she went to take a look. The company is taking down the old structures along Greengarden Road, just south of the CSX railroad tracks. Stubbe’s father, Donald Sutley, worked in…


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Erie Insurance named to Ward’s 50 … again

   July 16, 2014 6:15 am    0

For seven years in a row, Ward Group has named Erie Insurance Group to its Ward’s 50 list of top performing property and casualty companies. Erie Family Life Insurance was also named to this year’s Life/Health list, marking the second time the company has earned a spot on the list. The Ward Group analyzes the…


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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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