Business

City Council sets public hearing dates

Warren City Council set dates for two public hearings and a special meeting on Monday. And one of them is tied to a forthcoming economic development liquor license for a downtown Warren restaurant. City Manager Nancy Freenock said “application materials will be forthcoming” for the ...

TO’s Brians up for two more press awards

It’s been a good week to be a Brian in the Times Observer newsroom. Just days after being notified that Sports Reporter Brian Hagberg earned three Pennsylvania Keystone Press Awards, with Reporter Brian Ferry also earning one, the pair found out they’ll be needing a bit more wall ...

Warren County lauded for fastest growing economy in state 2012-15

According to a financial news organization, Warren County had the fastest growing economy in the state from 2012 to 2015. According to 24/7 Wall St. (https://247wallst.com/), the county had the fastest-growing gross domestic product of any of the state’s 67 counties during that ...

WCDA ‘open to suggestions’ at former school lot

The Home Street School was demolished in 2011. It's been an empty lot ever since, much to the chagrin of the neighborhood's residents and city officials. But the property is in new hands and the new owner — the Warren County Development Association — is "open to suggestions" about ...

Northwest Bancshares completes merger with Donegal

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBI), the holding company for Northwest Bank, announced it has successfully completed its merger with Donegal Financial Services Corporation (”DFSC”), the privately-owned holding company for Union Community Bank (”UCB”). Ronald J. Seiffert, ...

Northwest names Abreu VP, loss mitigation manager

Angela Sheffler Abreu has been named corporate vice president, loss mitigation manager of Northwest Bank. T.K. Creal, Senior Vice President, Credit Administration Manager, made the announcement. In her new role, Abreu will oversee the Loss Mitigation Department, develop and coordinate workout ...

Warren County Recycleathon April 13 at Sheffield High School

The Warren County Recycleathon is set to take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Sheffield High School. Pre-registration for the event can be done online at www.ecsr.net, or by calling 1-866-815-0016. Items being collected include electronics: computers and peripherals; ...

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 ...