In final address, Erie Co. Exec. Dahlkemper applauds local health workers during pandemic, looks ahead
By: Hannah McDonald - January 28, 2021
“Against all odds, we made progress,” Dahlkemper, who is not running for re-election this year, said. “And I am confident we will see much more of that progress in 2021.”
New Erie Co. Community College picks its interim president
By: Hannah McDonald - January 22, 2021
Dr. Judith Gay, the former Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff for the Community College of Philadelphia will lead Pennsylvania's newest community college.
Erie Co. set to ‘go green’ Friday — even as COVID-19 cases and deaths continue to increase
By: Hannah McDonald - June 23, 2020
ERIE, Pa. — Erie County has finally gotten the go ahead to move into the least restrictive phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan for reopening Pennsylvania. The announcement came late last week that the northwesterm county would be moving into the green phase on June 26. State Reps. Ryan Bizzaro, Robert Merski and Patrick Harkins, […]
‘Shameful!’ 3-day suspension for Erie cop caught on video kicking protester lights up social media
By: Hannah McDonald - June 16, 2020
News of a 3-day suspension for an Erie police officer caught on video kicking an incapacitated protester has provoked angry reaction on social media, with some accusing police of a “double-standard.”
With state board’s green light, Erie County to become home of Pa.’s 15th community college
By: Hannah McDonald - June 11, 2020
The board voted 9-6 in favor of the application during a virtual session on Thursday. The vote came after the regulatory panel spent two days taking testimony on the application.
Nurses at Erie nursing home that attracted state scrutiny vote to form union
By: Hannah McDonald - June 10, 2020
The Monday vote to form a union with SEIU Healthcare, was “an important victory for their residents and caregivers," a spokesperson said.
Erie cops at protest weren’t quarantined, were ‘exercising abundance of caution,’ city police chief says
By: Hannah McDonald - June 4, 2020
The clarification came in response to a news conference Monday where the city’s top cop was questioned about the five, off-duty officers.
NWPA officials demand that Erie Co. go ‘green’ in COVID-19 reopening plan
By: Hannah McDonald - June 4, 2020
Erie County officials are demanding Erie County move into the green phase of reopening on Friday along with 16 other Pennsylvania counties.
Erie police officers quarantining for COVID-19 called to Saturday protests
By: Hannah McDonald - June 3, 2020
Referring to the five Erie officers who had previously been quarantining for COVID-19, Spizarny said, “They returned and masked- up,” in order to quell the protest.
Erie police open internal investigation after video of officer kicking a young woman goes viral
By: Hannah McDonald - June 2, 2020
*Updated to include comment from Erie Police Chief E Daniel P. Spizarny Sr. ERIE, Pa. — A video taken in downtown Erie during a riot on Saturday night has gone viral, helping to fuel the growing nationwide debate of the excessive force used by law enforcement during protests over the death of George Floyd. The […]
Peaceful Erie protest for George Floyd turns violent
By: Hannah McDonald - May 31, 2020
The violence began after fireworks were fired at City Hall and a window at the police station was broken. Police called the unrest "a riot."
Pa. rolls out new pandemic food assistance program
By: Hannah McDonald - May 28, 2020
The program is one of two new efforts intended to assist residents who are struggling to make ends meet during the COVID-19 pandemic.