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Jim Martin


Erie, PA, United States

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Recent articles by Jim:

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

Former Erie Insurance CEO Jeffrey Ludrof dies at 63

Jeffrey Ludrof's 25-year career at Erie Insurance ended with him at the helm of the company. He announced his retirement 15 years ago. → Read More

Erie's Room 33 Speakeasy is changing hands. Who are the new owners?

Room 33 Speakeasy in Erie, owned by Rebecca Styn and Rob Mahrt, has been sold to employees Shawn McCall and Elizabeth Heffernan. → Read More

The high points and history of the Renaissance Centre, Erie's tallest building

For nearly a century, the former Erie Trust Co. Building, now the Renaissance Centre, has stood watch over a changing landscape in downtown Erie. → Read More

Gannon concludes its president search by naming Keith Taylor's successor

Walter Iwanenko Jr., the university's vice president of academic affairs, was named the successor to Keith Taylor at a meeting Wednesday. → Read More

Josh Shapiro makes Erie first stop on six-day sprint toward end of Pa. governor's race

About 150 people gathered Tuesday morning in a Millcreek Township parking lot to hear from Josh Shapiro, Democratic candidate for governor. → 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

Another $8 million in RACP money coming for 2 notable Erie redevelopment projects

Less than a week ago, $7.5 million in state funding was announced for three projects in Erie. Another $ 8 million was announced Monday. → Read More

National Fuel Gas hasn't raised delivery prices in 15 years; that could be changing

It's been 15 years since National Fuel Gas sought an increase in delivery rates. If the increase is approved, prices will remain below 2007 levels. → Read More

Erie's Pineapple Eddie plans to move to the former location of another popular restaurant

It was a little more than 10 years ago that Pineapple Eddie Southern Bistro opened in Erie. Now, the owners are planning to move a few blocks away. → 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

Out-of-town attendance soared during Tall Ships Erie 2022, but ticket sales declined

VisitErie, Erie County's tourism promotion agency, has new information about visitors, where they come from and what they are doing in Erie County → Read More

Erie's Hagen still on billionaires' list, boosted by rising value of Erie Insurance stock

Tom Hagen, the former CEO of Erie Insurance, is currently the chairman of the company's board and the company's biggest stockholder. → Read More

Energy costs soar as Erie heads into winter. Here are ways to save, and to get payment help

You can insulate your home and shop for a lower-cost energy provider. But the bottom line is that energy prices are up as winter approaches. → Read More

Shearer's chip plant in Waterford looks for workers as $27.5 million expansion concludes

Shearer's Foods is completing work on a 100,000-square-foot expansion at its Waterford plant. The company hopes to add 50 new employees. → Read More

After shot-fired incident, Millcreek Mall owners say that act of violence isn't part of a pattern

Millcreek Mall, which logs more than 5 million visits a year, didn't record a single act of violence in 2021. Mall owner says no promise of zero risk. → Read More

Erie Chamber hopes upcoming job fair can fill hundreds of open manufacturing positions

Erie manufacturers are like a lot of employers. They are struggling to find help. The Erie chamber plans a job fair for Sept. 29 with hundreds of jobs to fill. → Read More

Conneaut Lake Park owner envisions more campsites where amusement park rides once existed

Change has been a constant since Todd Joseph of Keldon Holdings bought Conneaut Lake Park in March 2021. Now, he's hoping to expand park's Camperland. → Read More

Edinboro Giant Eagle to close by year's end; where will residents buy groceries?

Giant Eagle, which has operated a grocery store in Edinboro for 37 years, will shutter the location at the end of this year. → Read More

Nala, the African lion dubbed Queen of the Erie Zoo, was euthanized at age 24

The Erie Zoo's African lion, Nala, outlived her mate, Simba and three offspring. She was euthanized Monday. → Read More