Business

Renovations continue at PNC building while plans evolve

Renovations inside the PNC Building downtown Warren are continuing with some modifications of the original plans. A group of individuals with vested interest in those renovations met Tuesday at the building on the corner of Liberty St. and Second Ave. to discuss some of the bumps in the ...

Northwest names Weaver VP

Sara Weaver, operations project manager at Northwest Bank, has been named assistant vice president. Melody Schott, senior vice president of Support Services, made the announcement. In her role, Ms. Weaver is responsible for overseeing and managing project details for Northwest’s Operations ...

Snell Landscape acquires “Snell Excavating”

Snell Landscape Services has announced that “Snell Excavating,” previously represented by Justin Snell, has joined its company for the upcoming 2019 season and beyond. Justin Snell brings 15 years of insured experience in excavation work. He is PA DEP-certified in water and wastewater ...

Northwest Bank names Wade VP

Matthew S. Wade has been named vice president, mortgage and equity production manager of Northwest Bank. William Tarpenning, senior vice president, retail lending, made the announcement. In his role, Mr. Wade will oversee the bank’s virtual mortgage, construction lending, and loan ...

‘Tis the season for tax forms, assistance

As tax season is ongoing, it’s important to know where you can find local help for your taxes. Tax forms The Warren Public Library is a place to start. Located in the Reference Department on the second floor of the library is a location to obtain tax forms and information. The ...

WCDA finalizes PNC building purchase

The Warren County Development Association has officially paid back a loan from the Warren County Commissioners that allowed the WCDA to purchase the PNC Bank building in downtown Warren. The parties involved – the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College, the WCDA and several governmental ...

Crossett, Inc. recognizes

Photo submitted to Times Observer Crossett, Inc. recognized five drivers and shop staff for continuing a 91-year tradition of excellence in service and safety. Drivers Brad Straight, Dennis Kemper, and Brian Ecelberger are all inductees of the prestigious Crossett, Inc. Million Mile Club, ...

Some common scams to avoid during tax season

By KATIE MIKTUK kmiktuk@timesobserver.com The Department of Revenue has issued a reminder to taxpayers to pay caution to scams and “phishing” schemes being used to steal money and personal financial information this tax season. Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said “these scams are ...

Warren Public Library hosts free income tax workshop

The Warren Public Library will be host to James Embry of Kersey & Associates, PC. He will be teaching a free tax information workshop regarding this year’s changes in tax laws and forms from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m Monday, Feb 11. This free tax information workshop will be targeted ...

Benton named assistant vice president at Northwest Bank

Joyce Benton, wire fund manager of Northwest Bank, has been named assistant vice president. Jeff White, senior vice president and controller, made the announcement. Ms. Benton manages Northwest’s wire department and oversees various financial controls and reports for the bank. She began ...

Northwest Bank names Flickner vice president

Diana Flickner, Collections Manager of Northwest Bank, has been named Vice President. T.K. Creal, Senior Vice President, Credit Administration Manager, made the announcement. In her role, Flickner oversees and directs all retail collections activity, including loss mitigation modifications, ...

Interest in facade program sparks talks of additional funding

An attempt to entice downtown businesses to invest in their facades might require additional funding beyond the original $50,000 allocated. And that’s because interest might exceed the initial funding supply. City Planner David Hildebrand told the City of Warren Redevelopment Authority ...

Huffman appointed Ellwood president, CEO

The Board of Directors of Ellwood Group, Inc. elected Bentraum D. Huffman as president and chief executive officer of Ellwood, effective January 1, 2019. Ben previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Ellwood since 2015. He began his employment with Ellwood in 2003 as controller of the ...

‘Civil conspiracy’

Northwest Insurance Services was awarded millions of dollars at the conclusion of a two-week trial in Warren County court this month. In the complaint, originally filed in June 2017 and amended in December, Northwest Insurance Services alleged contractual violations regarding ...

Northwest names newest vice presidents

Laura Ahl Laura B. Ahl has been named vice president and senior compliance officer of Northwest Advisors. John Beard, senior vice president, Northwest Advisors, made the announcement. In her position, Ms. Ahl ensures compliance with investment policies and procedures, develops and ...

Northwest names newest vice presidents

Jenny Phillips Jenny R. Phillips, marketing channels manager of Northwest Bank, has been named vice president. Shawn Walker, executive vice president, chief marketing officer, made the announcement. Ms. Phillips manages advertising, office merchandising, promotions and events and digital ...

Northwest names newest vice presidents

Katie Card Katie E. Card has been named assistant vice president, marketing analytics manager of Northwest Bank. Shawn Walker, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, made the announcement. In her position, Ms. Card manages Northwest’s marketing customer database, supports ...

JC Warren Real Estate’s newest associate

JC Warren Real Estate recently announced its newest Realtor/Sales Associate, Mary Dietrich-Tyler. Tyler spent the first 25 years of her life on the “Olde Homestead,” which is her family-owned dairy farm in the small town of Freedom, Pa., just outside of Pittsburgh. During her many years ...

Mobile boiler parked outside WGH means hospital upgrades

The mobile boiler parked at the east end of Warren General Hospital is not a sign of any problem. Instead, it’s a symbol of a major series of infrastructure and technology improvements. Building projects have added to the hospital since it first opened 118 years ago today — Dec. 24, ...

History of upgrades

Prior to the existence of a Warren hospital, “unaffiliated local physicians delivered most of the health care services,” according to a history of Warren General Hospital. In 1895, the Society of Christian Workers created Door of Hope at 215 Water Street, a home for the temporary care of ...