Erie police's drug squad trying new approach to fighting drug problem; negotiations stalled between school and teachers.

1971: Erie police's drug squad was trying a different approach to fighting the "narcotics problem" in Erie, according to the Erie Daily Times. The plan called for "more arrests and less talk," according to the paper. The plan also included anti-drug education for Erie's public, not just for known users. 

Negotiations were stalled between Erie School District and its teachers' union as the teachers continued striking. Erie school officials were perplexed as to why the two parties were failing to reach an agreement after the school district said it offered exactly what it was told the teachers wanted, according to the Erie Daily Times. 

— compiled by Sarah Stemen