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Tax program takes aim at zones of opportunity

Tucked into the 2017 tax cuts were a few pages establishing a program aimed at providing a shot in the arm for communities that had yet to rebound from the 2008 recession. The program created a tax incentive to encourage development in over 8,700 Census tracts, 300 of which are located in ...

Taking sides

Did an increase in New York’s minimum wage hurt businesses in New York state located near the border with Pennsylvania? The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says the minimum wage did not hurt job creation in New York. The Empire Center for New York State Policy says it did. What is ...

Theatre cafe finally gets a name

Encore! Sally Sokolski believed in the arts. She believed in the Struthers Library Theatre. She invested her time and money into the place. She is part of the history of the theater. Now, her name is part of the theater. The new cafe in the building’s southeast corner had gone more ...

TAWC to cross over into New York State

The Transit Authority of Warren County has announced expanded service into New York state. “Starting October 20, 2019, we will begin transporting to Chautauqua Institute, Bemus Point, Lakewood and Jamestown, New York, with our shared ride program,” Wendy Hollabaugh, TAWC’s executive ...

Nurses, techs, and social workers ratify contract with Warren General

Warren General Hospital nurses, techs, and social workers ratified a two-year contract on October 3 by an overwhelming margin. The members of the Pennsylvania Association of Staff Nurses & Allied Employees (PASNAP) — representing 130 workers at Warren General — have been engaged in ...

Tidioute Health Center, Warren General terminate leasing relationship

The board of directors of the Tidioute Area Health and Dental Center and Warren General Hospital has mutually agreed to terminate their leasing relationship at the Health Center office located at 115 Main Street in Tidioute, effective October 31, 2019. All current patient records and charts ...

The Rouse Home among Newsweek’s Top Nursing Homes in Pennsylvania

Ken Schonbachler, CEO of the Rouse Estate, has announced that the Rouse Home has been named to Newsweek Magazine’s Top Nursing Homes for 2020. Newsweek‘s Best Nursing Homes 2020 recognizes just over 400 of the best nursing homes across the 20 largest U.S. states: California, Texas, ...

Unemployment rate falls slightly again in county

The unemployment rate fell in Warren County to a seasonally-adjusted 4.0 percent in August. That’s a .2 percent decrease from July and a .3 percent decrease from the 4.3 percent rate in August 2018. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and ...

2020 Budget hearings underway

Monday marked the beginning of a marathon-slate of budget hearings at the Warren County Courthouse. As the commissioners work towards the completion of the 2020 budget, each department is scheduled to meet with the commissioners and Fiscal Director Eric Hern between Monday and ...

WGH, LECOM union generates progress

The first year of a partnership between Warren General Hospital and LECOM Health has brought $9.5 million in improvements and capital, according to WGH CEO Rick Allen. That money has bought a new nurse call system, a cardiac monitoring system, and other critical accessories needed in a ...

Clark Street reborn

A downtown, riverfront building in the City of Warren is being reborn. And some time was set aside on Friday to celebrate that. Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin was one of several speakers at a ribbon-cutting event held on Friday morning at the ...

Van Epps named Rouse Personal Care Home Admin

Ashley Van Epps has been named Personal Care Home Administrator at the Suites at Rouse. Van Epps began her professional career after graduating from New York State University in 2008 where she worked in the Occupational Therapy field for seven years. After relocating back to her hometown of ...

Scandinavian Culture Day begins 22nd year in Jamestown

The Scandinavian Culture Day begins its 22nd year on Saturday, Oct. 5. Sponsored by the Scandinavian Studies Program, this event is held the first Saturday of each month from October to May. Culture Day is an educational and fellowship opportunity with a series of workshops about the ...

Local residents seek to expand opportunity for educational travel

Dr. Seuss may have been the master at imparting life lessons with his own whimsical style. In his book, “Oh, The Places You’ll Go,” he wrote, “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So... get on your way!” It sounds like a simple concept, but ...

The waiting zone

Commercial development may be coming to Conewango Township near the intersection of Market Street and Jackson Run Road, but what and when is still up in the air. The Warren County Planning and Zoning Commission unanimously approved a request for rezoning of eight properties during a meeting ...

Perkins last day announced via social media

After decades in the community, Tuesday marked the last day of operation for the Warren Perkins. The restaurant has been embroiled in its corporate parent’s bankruptcy since July. One of over 20 restaurants owned by 5171 Campbell Land Co., Inc. based in Meadville, the future of the ...

County anticipates increase in CDBG funding next year

The county will receive slightly more in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds in the upcoming federal fiscal year. Grants Administrator Lorri Dunlap said during a public hearing on Wednesday that the county’s allocation for federal fiscal year 2019-2020 is $241,490, up $1,200 ...

Liabilities in Perkins case include $25,000 debt to Warren

Additional details about the financial condition of the company that owns the Warren Perkins are emerging. A detailed listing of assets and liabilities of 5171 Campbell Land Co., Inc. — which operates many of the region’s Perkins — was filed on August 9 with the Bankruptcy Court for ...

Length of Warren Perkins’ reprieve not totally clear

Perkins in Warren has received a reprieve. Just how long that reprieve will last is less than clear. A stipulation and consent order approved by a federal bankruptcy judge last month identified the Warren Perkins on Ludlow St. as one of 10 of 27 restaurants operated by 5171 Campbell Land ...