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Jamestown man indicted by federal grand jury for selling fentanyl that led to two deaths

A Jamestown man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for selling fentanyl that led to two deaths. U.S. Attorney Trini Ross announced on Monday that 34-year-old Steven Mojica Medina was indicted on charges of distribution of heroin, fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl causing death, narcotics conspiracy, possession with intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and crack cocaine, using and maintaining a drug-involved premises, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The charges carry a mandatory minimum penalty of 30 years in prison, a maximum of life, and a $1 million fine.
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Clymer man charged in the theft of over $60,000

A Clymer man has been charged with 2nd-degree grand larceny after an investigation into the theft of over $60,000 from a South County business. The Chautauqua County Sheriff's Office and Ellicott Town Police conducted the investigation in March that led to an arrest warrant for 23-year-old Nathan Massing. Sheriff's deputies picked up Massing on Monday, transporting him the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment.
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Where to get cheaper gas at Sheetz in Erie

Sheetz has announced an initiative to “lower the pain at the pump.” Effective immediately, Sheetz will reduce the price of fuel to $3.99 a gallon for Unleaded 88, and $3.49 a gallon for E85. Here is some quick information for you before you run out to fill your tank at Sheetz. According to the Sheetz website, […]

Red Roof Inn on West 18th officially open

After two years and millions of dollars invested in renovations, the Red Roof Inn on West 18th Street is officially open. The Red Roof Inn hosted a soft opening in May when some of the rooms were available. Now that all of the construction is complete, Monday was the first day where they could fully […]

Sheetz Reduces Unleaded 88 and Flex-Fuel Prices

The price sign at Sheetz on Perry Highway certainly turned heads and drew in an influx of drivers on Monday. "I basically came up here to get gas because I heard about it, and thought I would take advantage of it, especially since I'm below the quarter of a tank," driver Valentine Osiecki told Erie News Now.

Erie residents weigh in on gas prices and holiday travel plans

Erie residents are weighing in on the gas price decline in Erie and if it will impact their holiday travel plans. A spokesman from AAA gave some advice for drivers taking to the roads for the holiday. We went to Sheetz in Summit Township for more on what residents are saying and what is happening […]

Amigo Taqueria & Botanas, Sundae, Royal Chopstix, Dominican truck up Erie's food game

Amigo Taqueria & Botanas, 5630 Peach St., has been open for two weeks with steady business, according to cashier Fernanda Mancilla. "We serve authentic Meican food that is all made from scratch and made in good-sized portions so that other people can taste what our culture provides," Mancilla said. "We're pretty happy about the support and love everybody has shown us."

The Big Screen Comes to Perry Square

Movie night is a partnership between the Film Society of NWPA and the Erie Downtown Partnership. Over 100 people attended the first of four Monday Movie Nights, at Perry Square in downtown Erie. The films will be shown the last Monday of every month. The feature attraction on opening night...

Erie Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission to launch first grant program

The Erie County Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commission, now known as Diverse Erie, is expected to launch its first grant program in July. The Generational Impact Grant program, which was unanimously approved by the commission Thursday, will offer grants ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 to capital projects deemed to have a long-lasting impact on the Black, Indigenous or People of Color, or BIPOC, population.

Trying to Find Information on Erie's Historic Tree

There's a street sign on West 8th Street in front of the Shriners Children's Hospital that points out an 'historic tree.' However, there's no other facts or figures on display that explain how the tree played a role in the city's history. It's a magnificent tree, but what makes it...

Fallen Riders Announce Plans For July Benefit

The group released details of the July 23, Thunder at the Park event at the Wesleyville Legion. There is a $20 donation for motorcycles and cars. The first group will head out from the Waterford Gazebo Park at 11:00 a.m. Proceeds from the event, will benefit families who have lost...

Federal dollars will fund newly sworn in Erie Police officers

As the Erie Police Department continues to hire more officers, Erie City Council is still working to figure out a plan for after the federal dollars run out. We spoke with Erie Police Chief Dan Spizarny to see if the department’s public safety plan is still possible. Part of the plan was to hire more […]

Coach Wes Wolfe returns to Otters staff

The Erie Otters welcome back former assistant coach Wes Wolfe to the club. Wolfe spent 2016-2021 with the Otters including helping the team to win an OHL Championship in 2017. Wolfe returns to the bench to join head coach BJ Adams’ staff after spending last season as the general manager and head coach of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Cobourg Cougars.