The Borough of Export honored B. Earnest (Ernie) Long on February 3, 2018 with the first annual B. Earnest Long Service Award for service to the Borough.
Ernie was born in Export in 1929, and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1951 before serving from 1952-1954 in the United States Army during the Korean War. Upon his return, Ernie attended Law School at the University of Pittsburgh and graduated in 1957. In order to be able to provide legal services to local residents who worked during the day, Ernie opened a night office in Export which recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. Ernie also served as Solicitor for the Borough of Export for over 20 years, a position now held by his son, Wesley.