With the Erie County Fair about to begin, this is a good time to talk about the history of fairs in Erie County. County fairs have a long tradition in the United States, beginning with “The Cattle Show and Agricultural Fair,” in Pittsfield, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, in October 1810.

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Auction house estimates the limited-edition portfolio from a photographer's June 1962 assignment for Vogue, could fetch $10,000 to $15,000 when it goes on the block Sept. 10.
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This week on master herbalist Mary Colvin's blog, she writes of the medicinal uses for catnip — beyond the obvious feline attraction.

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Brown eyes Register's coverage of plate readers; calls for open debate
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People from a city 90 miles southeast of Sandusky want to borrow an iconic statue for a celebration.
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Convicted killer commits suicide at Chillicothe Correctional Institution just days before his Wednesday execution.
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The 162,000 jobs the economy added in July were a disappointment. The quality of the jobs was even worse.
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Pedestrians scattered as a car drove through an afternoon crowd along the Venice Beach boardwalk in a seemingly intentional hit-and-run that killed a woman and injured 11 others.
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Sen. Saxby Chambliss said "the chatter" intercepted by U.S. intelligence agencies led the Obama administration to shutter 22 embassies and consulates and issue a global travel warning to Americans.
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Traffic backed up near Shannon Road
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Dying 2-year-old is Pa. couple's best man
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Crop is native to North America and grow naturally in Maine and eastern Canada.
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Kelleys Island presents "One Ring Wonder" circus this coming week.
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