Ed Palattella, GoErie

Ed Palattella


Erie, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Ed:

Anti-mask parents sue again, claim Millcreek, NE school directors violated Sunshine Act

Millcreek and North East school districts defeated parents in court, but lost bid to have parents pay legal fees. Fee issue is at center of new fight. → Read More

Lender buys Bel-Aire Hotel at sheriff's sale as $9.4 million in loans go unrecovered

Lender, HDDA of New York, had foreclosed on property, which receiver was unable to sell. HDDA now can try to find a buyer for shuttered landmark. → Read More

New Erie School District teachers get raises as superintendent aims for competitive wages

Salary increases, including 5.48% this academic year, are in contract extension that Erie Education Association and the School Board approved. → Read More

'Crime of opportunity': Boys, 14 and 15, charged in robbery, beating of 12-year-old Erie boy

Police said the victim suffered a severe head injury when he was attacked while riding his bike near East 12th and French streets. → Read More

Erie federal judge sets meeting in Hertel & Brown fraud case as defense seeks extensions

The session will mark the first status conference Judge Susan Paradise Baxter will hold with all the parties since the indictment a year ago. → Read More

Don't expect a ruling on undated Pa. ballots anytime soon. Lawyers meet with Erie judge

NAACP, others who sued to force counting of ballots have not filed requests to expedite. Plaintiffs' lawyer said number of uncounted ballots is small. → Read More

Federal judge in Erie to decide whether PA undated mail-in ballots can be counted

NAACP, others want Judge Susan Paradise Baxter to issue injunction that would bar counties from rejecting undated, incorrectly dated mail-in ballots. → Read More

Erie County to share in $10 billion opioid settlement with 2 big pharmacy chains

Walgreens, CVS said each would pay $5 billion to settle thousands of lawsuits nationwide. Erie County sued the two pharmacies, three others in Sept. → Read More

Erie religious goods shop, a steady merchant for churches, goes bankrupt, closes after 62 years

Hofmann's Church and Religious Goods Inc. filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation, in which it must sell its assets to try to to pay its creditors. → Read More

14-year-old girl fatally shot in head inside Erie residence; police, DA investigating

Police described the case as a "gun-related incident." It marks second time since July that a juvenile has been fatally shot inside an Erie residence. → Read More

Grandson charged in 1988 murder of Helen Vogt waives extradition in Texas, headed to Erie

Jeremy C. Brock, 55, charged in July with fatally stabbing his grandmother 34 years ago, declined to challenge extradition at a hearing in Texas. → Read More

Persico looks back on 10 years of change as Erie's Catholic bishop

Lawrence T. Persico, 71, was installed as bishop on Oct. 1, 2012. The Greensburg native has plenty of plans before he must retire in four years. → Read More

State awards millions in grants to Project Resolve, Erie Zoo, Millcreek gateway district

The projects received grants through state's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, known as RACP. More awards are expected. → Read More

Using Erie High as 'call-in' site, Unified Erie focuses antiviolence effort on juveniles

In a first, Unified Erie held "call-in" for at-risk youth at Erie High in attempt to quell juvenile gang violence that exploded during pandemic. → Read More

Explosion blows out entryway to westside Erie apartment house; police investigating

An unknown device was detonated in the entryway while at least one person was inside the multi-unit house, police said. → Read More

Erie School District is ready to take over oversight of crossing guards from city

Following state law, the city for years has hired and overseen crossing guards. Law also allows Erie School District to assume the responsibilities. → Read More

In shift, Erie High marching band will not march at women's rally at Perry Square

Organizers had tapped band to lead start of event, but Erie schools chief Brian Polito said participation would violate district rules on politics. → Read More

'Heart-wrenching': Victim's family faces another resentencing for Erie 'juvenile lifer'

Scott A. Schroat was 17 when he killed neighbor Lila Ebright in 1992. Due to appeals court ruling, he's going before judge to get sentenced 3rd time. → Read More

Parents appeal dismissal of anti-mask lawsuits; Millcreek, NE districts' legal costs grow

Appeal means taxpayers will continue to pay legal costs to defend Millcreek, North East school directors. Costs now total more than $20,000. → Read More

Erie man, 29, sentenced to 5 years in federal prison for online child porn

David Lyons pleaded guilty, also ordered to serve 10 years of supervised release and to pay $37,000 in restitution to victims depicted in porn. → Read More