Business

Kennel inspections

The following Warren County dog kennels were inspected by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Dog Law Enforcement officials between Nov. 16, 2016, and Jan. 6, 2017. ¯ Pampered Pets Boarding Kennel, 3876 Follett Run Road, Warren, Jan.9, was found in compliance with all ...

Family Savings may be matched

Local families may be eligible to have their contributions to a Family Savings Account matched up to $2,000. A partnership between the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development and PNC Bank has made available the Family Savings Account program, administered by Forest ...

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City Editor Tom Schultz announces some pretty clear intentions to the newsroom staff of the Times Observer on Wednesday.

‘A world of changes’

After 45 years of newsroom work for the Times Observer, City Editor Tom Schultz is headed to his next assignment – retirement. Wednesday was his last day and he took some time to reflect on the host of experiences that have made up his long journalism career. His career with what has ...

Certified Nursing Assistants graduate from CNA program at Rouse Estate

They come from different walks of life, but have many things in common. They love to care for people and are compassionate and patient. They respect the elderly and what they have accomplished, seen, and nurtured. The background of these young ladies was very diverse for their youth (no-one was ...

Stacy Hathaway

TO names new ad director

Stacy Hathaway is no stranger to Ogden’s family of newspapers. Hathaway, who took on the Times Observer’s vacant Advertising Director position on Monday, said she worked at the Jamestown Post-Journal around 15 years ago, first in circulation and eventually working her way to the ...

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Don Reed celebrated over 35 years of employment on Wednesday, Dec. 21.

‘Happy retirement, Don’ — after 35 years at Northwest

Don Reed wasn’t looking to work at Northwest Bank 35 years ago. After graduating from Clarion University, the Ridgeway-native was shopping resumes around press metal plants in the St. Mary’s area. He received a call from the branch manager of Northwest there. Northwest was looking for ...

Banks lead stock indexes higher

NEW YORK (AP) — A surge in banks and other financial stocks that stand to benefit from higher interest rates pushed indexes to the edge of record highs Thursday. The dollar rose sharply against other currencies and the price of gold sank on expectations that the Federal Reserve will follow up ...

Stocks fall after Fed rate hike, dollar and bond yields jump

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks had their worst day in two months after the Federal Reserve raised interest rates Wednesday on the back of a strengthening job market and surprised investors by increasing its forecast for rate hikes next year. The dollar’s value jumped against other currencies, and ...

Gold, oil prices

The price of gold on the New York Mercantile Exchange was  $1,161.30  yesterday. The current price for Pennsylvania Grade crude oil being paid by Ergon is $50.04 per barrel. The current price being paid by American Refining Group is $50.04 per barrel.

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Gregory Austin

Austin named president of Targeted Pet Treats

Targeted Pet Treats has a new company president. Gregory Austin, who had been serving as General Manager of TPT, has been promoted to president, according to a press release received by the Times Observer on Tuesday. “Targeted Pet Treats, LLC is thrilled to announce the promotion of ...

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Tops Friendly Markets officials, from left, Store Manager Steve Peroski, Director of Produce Jeff Cady, Produce Manager Mike Atkins, and Produce and Floral Field Specialist Mike Cercone recognize Atkins for winning a national watermelon display contest.

Mouth-wateringly appealing

Mike Atkins didn’t grow the watermelons at Tops Friendly Markets in Warren. But he made them so appealing that he won a national award. Atkins, produce manager at Tops in Warren, was recently recognized by the National Watermelon Promotions Board and the National Watermelon Association ...

Mark Campbell

Campbell leads Allegheny College board of trustees

Mark Campbell, a native of Warren, officially began his role in October as chair of the board of trustees of Allegheny College in Meadville. Rob Smith  of Meadville completed his three-year term as chair. Campbell, a 1982 graduate of Allegheny and previously the board’s vice chair, has ...

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Andrew Hulse, employee at the North Warren Wireless Zone.

Wireless Zone, Marine Corps Reserves team up for kids

Wireless Zone in North Warren is partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve again this year for the annual Toys For Tots Drive. The Wireless Zone location, which according to store manager Chris Drexel has been there six years, has been participating in Toys For Tots annually since it ...

Targeted Pet Treats of Warren on state’s ‘Jobs That Pay’ Tour

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (SCED) Secretary Dennis Davin and Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding participated in a ‘Jobs that Pay’ tour at Warren’s Targeted Pet Treats, a private label manufacturer of products for the pet care industry on ...

Rally ebbs as investors seek safety after weak wage data

NEW YORK (AP) — Investors made a small move back to safer assets Friday afternoon after the government’s November jobs report showed continued hiring, but weak wages. Indexes finished little changed as real estate and household goods companies rose, but banks, which have soared since the ...

Andrew Ledebur

Warren, Pa. native Ledebur joins HHM firm in Warren, Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell, Ltd. has announced the addition of Andrew S. Ledebur as an associate attorney in the firm. Ledebur graduated from the University of Akron School of Law and works in HHM’s Warren, Ohio, office. “We are pleased to add this ...

EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t stuck footing the bill. The proposal follows a 2016 agreement reached under court ...

Stocks end mostly lower, despite gains in banks, oil

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks moved mostly lower Wednesday as gains in blue-chip energy companies and banks were not enough to make up for losses in the broader market. The bond market took heavy losses, with the 10-year U.S. Treasury note rising to its highest level in a year and a half. The ...

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The Community Foundation of Warren presents a check to Warren General Hospital for a brand new OrthoScan mobile mini C-arm device. Pictured from left to right are: John Lasher, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Warren County; John Hanna, Chairman of the Board for of the Community Foundation of Warren County; Rick Allen, Warren General Hospital’s CEO;  and Vijaya Agarwala, M.D., Medical Staff President of Warren General Hospital’s Board.

Community Foundation of Warren County aids hospital with new equipment

A recent grant from Community Foundation of Warren County has allowed Warren General Hospital to purchase new equipment. The grant from the Community Foundation – totaling $134,260 – provided Warren General with the funds for a brand new OrthoScan mobile mini C-arm device. The ...

Warren County’s jobless rate increases slightly

The unemployment rate in Warren County increased to a seasonally-adjusted 6.6 percent in October. That’s a .8 percent increase from September and a 2.0 percent increase from October 2015 The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis ...