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Jim Martin


Erie, PA, United States

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Past articles by Jim:

Don't put the snow shovel away just yet, Erie. Wintry weather is headed our way.

It's been a mild winter with about half of the normal snowfall. But Erie residents can expect snow heading into the weekend, the weather service says. → Read More

New bank is coming to Parade Street in ErieBank investment in Erie's East Side Renaissance

A new bank was mentioned early on as a key goal of East Side Renaissance. ErieBank will announce plans Thursday to make a new bank a reality. → Read More

He chose Erie: Tom Tupitza blends law career with a passion for community

Erie's Tom Tupitza returned to his hometown after graduating from Harvard Law School. He's been busy since professionally and serving the community. → Read More

Tops Markets looks to add beer and wine sales to East 38th Street store in Erie

Fox & Hound closed its doors in 2020. Now, Tops Markets is acquiring the liquor license. → Read More

Erie Insurance sees success with hybrid work model

Erie Insurance was cautious when it came time to return to the office. The company reports a new hybrid model is going well. → Read More

Erie's 2022 wasn't perfect, but the picture of a not-so-distant future gained focus

The face of Erie continued to change in 2022 with new buildings taking shape and renovation projects continuing in downtown Erie. → Read More

A new bank is being launched in Erie at a time when bank branches are disappearing

The number of bank branches has been steadily declining in Erie and across the country. A new bank has plans to move into a shuttered PNC location. → Read More

Waldameer's new $9 million water ride likely to miss opening-day deadline

After making no big improvements for two years, Waldameer Park and Water World is working on a new water ride. When the ride will open is in question. → Read More

After groundbreaking year, what's next for Erie County Redevelopment Authority?

The Erie County Redevelopment Authority made 100 loans worth more than $17 million over the past two years while focusing on some big-ticket projects. → Read More

Egg prices are soaring; migratory birds and free-range chickens might be part of problem

Farmers who raise free range chickens might face greater challenges with avian flu. → Read More

Dick's Sporting Goods to move to Millcreek Mall's main building

Nearly five years ago, The Bon-Ton, an anchor tenant at the Millcreek Mall, closed its doors. Now, a mall tenant is relocating into that space. → Read More

Erie County Executive Davis: County has cleared a hurdle to welcome cruise ships

Cruise ships have been docking at other Great Lakes ports, but not Erie. County Executive Brenton Davis is hoping that can change. → Read More

Cars of the future and classics of the past on display soon at the Erie Auto Show

Self-driving and electric cars were once popular concepts for the cars of the future displayed at big auto shows. Now, they are on dealer's lots. → Read More

Erie Port Authority names new director with a specialty in economic development

Brenda Sandberg stepped down as executive director of the Erie port in September. Her replacement is an economic development specialist from Atlanta. → Read More

Erie Benedictine Mary Lou Kownacki, peace activist, former reporter and poet, dies at 81

Sister Mary Lou Kownacki was a poet and a peace activist and a muse to Joan Chittester. She died Jan. 6 at the age of 81. → Read More

Erie's East Side Renaissance group to announce Penn State Behrend partnership

Erie's East Side Renaissance project wants to invest in both the buildings and the people of Parade Street. Penn State Behrend wants to play a role. → Read More

At Erie's Greyhound station, riders wait outside and use the restroom at the library

It's been more than six months since Greyhound closed its Erie ticket office and eliminated access to restrooms and waiting area. → Read More

Demand has slowed, but seasonal retail workers remain in short supply

The demand for holiday retail employees is down this year. But the demand continues to outpace supply as retailers face the busiest time of the year. → Read More

Incomes rose in nearly every county in the nation. Did Erie follow suit?

Per capita personal income continued to grow in 2021, but at a slower rate than 2020. The problem is that inflation offset the increase. → Read More

Erie merchants gear up for Small Business Saturday as annual event grows

American Express introduced the idea of Small Business Saturday in 2010. More than a decade later, the idea has helped promote billions in spending. → Read More