Persico reflects on 10 years as Catholic bishop of Erie
Lawrence T. Persico, 71, was installed as the bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Erie on Oct. 1, 2012. In an interview with the Erie Times-News on Oct. 17, 2022, Persico discusses his decade-long tenure, including his handling of the clergy sex abuse crisis, and his hopes for the diocese over the ne…
Don Stroz, of Erie, describes living with HIV for 32 years
Don Stroz talks about testing positive for HIV in 1990 and how he has lived a healthy life for more than three decades since.
U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly news conference
In a July 22, 2022 news conference in Erie that he called, U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly, of Butler, R-16th Dist., challenged reporters and pushed back on issues including his acceptance of the 2020 election results, his opponent in his 2022 re-election race and allegations about presidential pardons.
Afghan refugee in her own words: 'My life is safe'
Shamila Samiahmady, a 32-year-old refugee from Kabul, Afghanistan, speaks in her Arabic language about resettling in Erie as another refugee, Abdul Bashir Masood, interprets. The interview was conducted March 15 with Erie Times-News reporter Matthew Rink at the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigr…
Audio of shots being fired in fatal shooting in Erie on July 1, 2021
Hear audio of multiple shots being fired in a west Erie neighborhood on July 1, 2021. Police say the shooting led to the death of a man in a home in the 500 block of West 29th Street just before 4 a.m. on July 1. The audio was taken from nearby surveillance video, of the fatal shooting incident.
Lt. Gov. John Fetterman talks legal weed, praises Laughlin
In a phone interview with Erie Times-News reporter Matthew Rink Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, one of the most vocal advocates for marijuana legalization, talks about his push and what it now means to have the first Republican in the state legislature on board.
Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, rallies in Erie
Hear from Eric Trump, son of President Donald Trump, toured Presque Isle State Park on Sept. 21, 2020 before holding a rally in support of his father outside the bayfront convention center in Erie, Pennsylvania. He stopped at Perry Monument at Presque Isle State Park and spoke with Erie Times-News …
Mercyhurst University President Michael T. Victor reflects on his first five years at the helm
Mercyhurst University President Michael T. Victor talks on July 28, 2020 about his first five years at the helm of the Catholic-affiliated university in Erie, Pennsylvania.
April 9, 2020 conference call with Pedro Rivera, PA Dept. of Education Secretary
Listen to a conference call with Pedro Rivera, secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Education, talk about what's next now that Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered all schools to stay closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the new coronavirus.
North East resident Leslie Reed Hurst discusses experience with COVID-19
North East resident Leslie Reed Hurst discusses testing positive for COVID-19 with Erie Times-News reporter Matthew Rink on April 1, 2020.