Breaking News: It is with great sadness that I have to write this article. News just came in that long time advertising executive with “Engel & Tirak” and “Erie Media Go Round” blog creator Jack Tirak has passed away this afternoon of natural causes. I only met Jack a few years ago with e-mails when he started his blog and we always enjoyed sharing thoughts about the Erie media and his mission to get all of Erie’s TV stations to broadcast in High Definition. He definitely had passion as you could see in his almost daily blog entries. While we both “competed” on different blogs, it was always a fun rivalry which made both of us better writers. More news as we receive it plus your thoughts and memories are welcome. On behalf of all of us here at, our condolences go out to the family of Jack Tirak. Godspeed My Friend.