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Erie (/ˈɪəri/; EE-ree) is a city in and the county seat of Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. Named for the lake and the Native American tribe that resided along its southern shore, Erie is the fourth-largest city in Pennsylvania, as well as the largest city in Northwestern Pennsylvania, with a population of 101,786 at the 2010 census. The estimated population in 2016 had decreased to 98,593. The Erie metropolitan area, equivalent to all of Erie County, consists of 276,207 residents. The Erie-Meadville, PA Combined Statistical Area has a population of 369,331, as of the 2010 Census.

Erie is halfway between the cities of Buffalo, New York, and Cleveland, Ohio, and due north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Erie's manufacturing sector remains prominent in the local economy, though health care, higher education, technology, service industries and tourism are emerging as significant economic drivers. Over four million people visit Erie during summer months for recreation at Presque Isle State Park, as well as attractions such as Splash Lagoon indoor water park, Waldameer Park, and the casino and horse racetrack named for the state park.

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Bob Sanders wasn't the biggest guy coming out of Erie, Pa., but I don't think anybody would dispute that he was a pretty good player for us.

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A Bayliner Trolley operated by the Erie Metropolitan Transit Authority at the Intermodal Center in downtown Erie.

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Pennsylvania Route 290 (PA 290) is a 9 mile (14 km) long state highway located entirely in the city of Erie, Pennsylvania. The western terminus of the route is at Interstate 79 and Pennsylvania Route 5 in the neighborhood of Dock Junction. The eastern terminus is at Interstate 90 and Pennsylvania Route 430 southeast of downtown in Belleview Heights.

The route is one of the newest in the Pennsylvania state highway system. After being signed in the spring of 2006, PA 290 held the distinction of being the newest state route until Pennsylvania Route 576 opened near Pittsburgh on October 11, 2006.

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Philip Cochran (29 January 1910–26 August 1979) was an officer in the United States Army Air Corps. He was known for tactical air innovations in North Africa and Burma and air assault warfare in Burma as commander of the 1st Air Commando Group. Cochran was the inspiration behind characters in the comic strips Terry and the Pirates and Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff.

After earning a business degree from Ohio State University in 1935. Cochran enlisted as a pilot in the Army Air Corps because "it looked like a good way to make an easy living."

Cochran led a group of replacement fighter planes and pilots to the North African campaign that he organised into the "Joker Squadron" that was called such because the squadron had no number.

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Erie Art Museum is an art museum in Erie, Pennsylvania, with a collection of over 8,000 objects, including American ceramics, Tibetan paintings, Indian bronzes, contemporary baskets, and many other mediums. The museum hosts 18 to 20 visiting exhibitions annually and shares parts of its collection with national and international partners through traveling exhibits. In October of 2011, the Erie Art Museum was awarded the National Medal for Museum and Library Service.

The museum publishes a monthly eNewsletter on its main website and has hosted an annual blues and jazz music festival at Frontier Park since 1992.


The Erie Otters are a Major junior ice hockey team based in Erie, Pennsylvania. They are members of the Midwest Division of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), one of only three American teams in the circuit. The "Otters" name refers to the North American otter (Lontra canadensis), a semiaquatic mammal common to Lake Erie.

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You are invited to participate in WikiProject Erie, a WikiProject dedicated to developing and improving articles about the City of Erie and the Erie metropolitan area. Please see the Erie WikiProject page for more information

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