July 22, 2016
CLEVELAND - They offer anecdotal evidence. They talk trends, voter anger, abhorrence of Hillary. They speak of the promise (really the hope) of winning Pennsylvania for the first time since 1988. And state Republicans leaving Cleveland after a convention of fear and loathing swear they have a case. So when VP candidate Mike Pence addressed them Thursday morning, they roared as he shouted, "Make Pennsylvania red again!" They think they can. They see signs small and large. Erie delegate, former congressman, Phil English tells me about the Zukor Club, membership $10, a west-side Erie blue-collar bar with cheap booze in a Democratic town.
January 6, 2016 |
One night not long ago, along the stretch of old rowhouses and empty storefronts that is West Philadelphia's 52d Street, a group of kids gathered before a large window to watch what was going on at Eris Temple Artspace . Under the noses of local fringe theater, art, and music aficionados, the gallery and performance space has been there for a decade. It's the last of the area's grungy DIY art spots, operating without the grants available to scrubbed-clean arts stages. And each of its denizens believes the best is yet to come.
December 20, 2013 |
A FEW MONTHS ago, SEPTA officials were glumly pondering a doomsday budget plan that would've sliced 'n' diced the agency until it was a barely recognizable jack-o-lantern version of itself. But at a board meeting yesterday afternoon, those same officials were positively giddy as they outlined an ambitious five- to 10-year capital-improvement program that will see many sorely needed repairs and upgrades finally come to fruition. The agency also approved a final $1.28 billion budget for fiscal year 2014, which no longer has a projected $38 million shortfall, thanks to internal cost cuts.
December 15, 2012 |
In its last two games Archbishop Wood, with a steadily improving bunch, has frolicked to victory in mercy-rule fashion. But it's a safe bet that the last hurdle in the team's bid to repeat as state champion won't be anywhere near as easy to clear. Erie Cathedral Prep has a pair of players who have committed to Michigan State; averages 48.4 points per game with a spread attack; and has a 4-3 defense that allows only 9.9 points per outing. The Vikings will battle the undefeated Ramblers, of District 10, for the PIAA Class AAA crown at 7 p.m. Friday at Hersheypark Stadium.
June 26, 2012 |
Andy Smith wouldn't call himself a runner. He runs. He runs to stay healthy, to keep off weight, to remove his shirt at the beach without fear. Three times a week, he gets to Washington Crossing State Park by 6 a.m. Winter, too. He doesn't find exercise particularly interesting. So he usually runs with a friend. Lately, he's been adding a little spice to his regimen. Twice he's tested himself in Tough Mudder events, which combine distance running with military-grade obstacle courses.
June 16, 2012 |
HARRISBURG — An Erie County man has been charged with several wildlife violations in connection with a wandering wallaby found last month in a community in northwestern Pennsylvania. Corry A. Lewis, 22, of North East, was charged with one count of unlawful importation of wildlife and one count of unlawful possession of wildlife, the Pennsylvania Game Commission said Friday. The charges carry a maximum fine of $200 for each count. On May 30, wildlife conservation officers responded to calls from residents of Cambridge Springs, Crawford County, who reported seeing the kangaroo-like animal roaming their neighborhood.
December 28, 2011 |
ERIE, Pa. - A guidance counselor and track coach at a Western Pennsylvania Catholic school has been suspended without pay for two weeks after he sent the student body an insulting e-mail criticizing the lack of fan support at a recent basketball game. Chet Moffett apologized for the e-mail he sent to students at Erie's Cathedral Prep high school after its Dec. 13 loss at General McLane. Moffett's e-mail was sent to all students at the all-male school, but mainly targeted 36 students whom the coach saw not sitting in a student cheering section.
October 11, 2011 |
From a little college in the far northwest corner of the state come new measurements of something large: the impact of hard times on ordinary Pennsylvanians. In just their second year of polling, researchers at Mercyhurst College, a Catholic liberal arts school in Erie, came up with questions meant to gauge the recession's kitchen-table impact. The findings of the college's first statewide poll, to be published this week but made available Monday to The Inquirer, offer fresh evidence that the nation's economic crisis is hitting not just close to home but inside.
August 19, 2011 |
ROCHESTER, N.Y.- Jack Cust, Erik Kratz, and Brandon Moss homered and Scott Mathieson (2-1) turned in six shutout innings as the Lehigh Valley IronPigs romped past the Rochester Red Wings, 11-1, Thursday in an International League game. Reading 8, Portland 3 READING - Tuffy Gosewisch and Michael Spidale homered for the R-Phils in the win over the Sea Dogs in an Eastern League contest. Trenton 5, Erie 2 ERIE - Austin Krum and Jose Gil homered as the Thunder defeated the SeaWolves in an Eastern League game.
August 18, 2011 |
ALLENTOWN - The Lehigh Valley IronPigs scored twice in the first inning and came back with an insurance run in the fourth to topple the visiting Rochester Red Wings, 3-1, in International League action Wednesday night at Coca-Cola Park. Lefthander Ryan Edell held the Red Wings to one run in seven innings of work, and relievers Aaron Heilman and Joseph Savery combined to keep Rochester from scoring. Portland 5, Reading 4 Portland 5, Reading 3 READING - The R-Phils dropped a pair of seven-inning games against the visiting Portland Sea Dogs in Eastern League action at FirstEnergy Stadium.