Davis Administration to Review Erie County's Non-profit Property Tax Exemptions
Davis Administration to Review Erie County's Non-profit Property Tax Exemptions

Davis says his administration is checking to make sure each non-profit meets the five criteria that are necessary for tax-exempt status.

February 2nd, 5:33 PM EST
Erie City Council Launches Vacant Property Registry to Address Blight
Erie City Council Launches Vacant Property Registry to Address Blight

The ordinance requires owners of unoccupied properties to pay a $300.00 registration fee to the city, every six months.

January 27th, 5:35 PM EST
Penelec Reminds Customers of Assistance Programs Available this Winter
Penelec Reminds Customers of Assistance Programs Available this Winter

However, there are several programs that are available to customers who are having a difficult time paying their bills.

January 20th, 5:33 PM EST
Erie County Executive Plans to Form Homelessness Coalition
Erie County Executive Plans to Form Homelessness Coalition

Davis said his administration is in the early stages of planning, and will continue to look into this issue in the weeks to come.

January 20th, 10:38 AM EST
Residents Speak out over Heating Issues at Richford Arms
Residents Speak out over Heating Issues at Richford Arms

For residents without heat, frustrations continue to grow.

December 26th, 4:14 PM EST
Erie County Executive & Erie County Council at Odds Over Veto Process
Erie County Executive & Erie County Council at Odds Over Veto Process

County council's solicitor says Davis does not have the authority to increase or restore anything that council eliminated from the budget, while Davis says that's not the case.

December 16th, 5:14 PM EST
Second Harvest Food Bank Hosts Produce Express Distribution in Meadville
Second Harvest Food Bank Hosts Produce Express Distribution in Meadville

The food bank hosts the program once a month in Meadville, providing residents with 50 pounds of food.

December 6th, 5:07 PM EST
Community Outreach Group Annual Clothing Distribution Drive Helps Hundreds of Families
Community Outreach Group Annual Clothing Distribution Drive Helps Hundreds of Families

Howard, and hundreds of other parents and children gathered in the St. Paul Center for the Community Outreach Group's annual clothing drive.

December 3rd, 2:22 PM EST
Community Outreach Group to Host Annual Clothing Distribution Drive
Community Outreach Group to Host Annual Clothing Distribution Drive

On Friday, the non-profit invited Thurston and the other men of St. Patrick's Haven to get first dibs on donations at their annual clothing drive at St. Paul Center.

December 2nd, 4:17 PM EST
City of Erie 2023 Budget Talks Continue
City of Erie 2023 Budget Talks Continue

If approved, the average city resident would pay about $35.00 extra a year for sewer and about $12.00 more for garbage collection.

December 1st, 5:35 PM EST
Homeless Help: Erie City Mission
Homeless Help: Erie City Mission

Along with helping men get back on their feet, the Erie City Mission is also dedicated to addressing hunger and homelessness.

November 17th, 5:33 PM EST
Homeless Help: Shelters Prepare for Winter
Homeless Help: Shelters Prepare for Winter

"Being homeless is something that can destroy you, but it can also build you up to be stronger," said Red.  "It teaches you how to survive."

November 15th, 5:50 PM EST
Community Shelter Services to Build Tiny Homes for Homeless Families
Community Shelter Services to Build Tiny Homes for Homeless Families

The 10 feet by 14 feet homes are expected to be similar to the ones that are being built at Erie Sports Park.

November 3rd, 5:10 PM EDT
Connect 55 Residents File Complaint Against Developer; Calamar Responds
Connect 55 Residents File Complaint Against Developer; Calamar Responds

Once their leases are up, the complex's developer Calamar is raising their rent 30 to 40 percent, costing them up to $400 extra per month.

October 27th, 5:27 PM EDT
Erie County Executive Removes Another Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Commission Board Member
Erie County Executive Removes Another Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Commission Board Member

On Monday, Davis announced that he is removing board member Adrienne Dixon from the commission.

October 24th, 5:37 PM EDT
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Commission Board Director Removed by Erie County Councilman
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Commission Board Director Removed by Erie County Councilman

By abstaining from the grant vote, Bishop Brock says both Blanks and Harris did nothing wrong.
 

October 21st, 5:52 PM EDT
St. Patrick's Haven Gets Temporary Location Following Fire
St. Patrick's Haven Gets Temporary Location Following Fire

Last month, St. Patrick's Haven was heavily damaged by fire.

October 18th, 5:23 PM EDT
A.N.N.A. Shelter in Need of Supplies & Donations
A.N.N.A. Shelter in Need of Supplies & Donations

With such an influx of animals, the shelter is in need of supplies and donations.

October 14th, 5:25 PM EDT
Connect 55 Meadville Residents Protest Outside Developer's Corporate Office
Connect 55 Meadville Residents Protest Outside Developer's Corporate Office

Seniors who live at the Crawford County location were recently informed that their rent rates are going up 30 to 40 percent, costing them an extra $300 to $400 a month.

October 13th, 4:46 PM EDT
Low Income Energy Assistance Program Expected to Open in November
Low Income Energy Assistance Program Expected to Open in November

The money can be used to help you catch up on past-due electric bills and avoid service termination.

October 10th, 2:44 PM EDT
Erie Sports Center to Provide Tiny Homes for Homeless Veterans
Erie Sports Center to Provide Tiny Homes for Homeless Veterans

The veterans will be able to grow their own food plus produce to sell to local grocery stores.

October 7th, 5:58 PM EDT
Connect 55 Meadville Residents Protest in Erie County
Connect 55 Meadville Residents Protest in Erie County

On Friday, residents of the Crawford County apartment complex gathered on Robinson Road in Summit Township to protest over Connect 55's plan to build a new complex in Erie County.

September 23rd, 5:49 PM EDT
Second Harvest Food Bank Plants 40 Fruit Trees
Second Harvest Food Bank Plants 40 Fruit Trees

Volunteers on Monday helped the non-profit plant 40 fruit trees outside of the organization's distribution center.

September 12th, 4:42 PM EDT
Diverse Erie Creates $1.8 Million Small Business Fund
Diverse Erie Creates $1.8 Million Small Business Fund

Diverse Erie has launched a $1.8 million Small Business Fund.

September 6th, 4:51 PM EDT
Erie City Council to Review Police Complement Resolution
Erie City Council to Review Police Complement Resolution

Erie City Council will review the resolution Wednesday at 9 a.m.

September 5th, 4:38 PM EDT
Common Roots Helps Create Affordable Housing Meadville
Common Roots Helps Create Affordable Housing Meadville

The organization acquires blighted and unwanted properties and converts them into affordable and energy-efficient homes for low-income residents.

September 2nd, 5:51 PM EDT
Second Harvest Food Bank Calls for Action Against Hunger
Second Harvest Food Bank Calls for Action Against Hunger

Members of the food bank gathered in Perry Square on Thursday to declare September as Hunger Action Month.

September 1st, 5:52 PM EDT
Refugee from Afghanistan Starts New Life in Erie
Refugee from Afghanistan Starts New Life in Erie

As the Taliban seized control of Kabul, Sharifi and her family knew they had to escape.

August 31st, 5:39 PM EDT
Crawford Gives Day Underway
Crawford Gives Day Underway

So far, more than $300,000 has been donated.

August 29th, 5:33 PM EDT
Erie Gives Day 2022 Raises Record-Breaking $8.1M
Erie Gives Day 2022 Raises Record-Breaking $8.1M

A total of 11,234 donors donated gifts during the 12-hour event.

August 24th, 5:24 PM EDT