Business

BEi announces affiliation with Erie-based Barber National

Two providers of services for adults with intellectual disabilities, one in Warren County, the other in Erie County, are joining forces. Bollinger Enterprises Inc. (BEi) announced Wednesday, that it will affiliate with the Barber National Institute (BNI). In a release crafted by BEi Executive ...

PNC Wealth Management names new VP

ERIE — PNC Wealth Management has announced the appointment of Candace Turpack to vice president and relationship strategist primarily serving Warren, Crawford, and Venango counties. In her new role, Turpack is responsible for coordinating a team dedicated to providing families wealth ...

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NasdaqGS: NWBI) announced net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 of $31.0 million, or $0.30 per diluted share. This represents an increase of $38.0 million compared to the same quarter last year when the Company reported a net loss of $7.0 million or $0.07 ...

Coming together

The acquisition of a long-time business partner strengthens Betts Industries and puts it in an even better position to operate in Warren for years to come. Betts recently acquired J-Tech Inc. of Chester Springs. “J-Tech has long been Betts’ exclusive, factory-approved rebuilder for ...

Hayes joins JC Warren Real Estate

Caroline Hayes is a licensed Realtor who has joined the JC Warren Real Estate L.L.C. team. She is a resident of Warren, and is an active member of the community. Real estate and marketing have always been passions of hers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with ...

Baxter completes PA Bankers School of Banking

Robert Baxter, construction project manager of Northwest Bank’s Corporate Facilities Department in Warren, recently completed the 2017 Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) School of Banking at the Penn State Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania. Baxter has served the ...

New home care agency option for Pennsylvanians

Venture Forthe, Inc. has been providing Personalized Licensed Home Care Services since 1997 to Western New York, as a local family owned and operated company. Since that time Venture Forthe, Inc. has grown to not only provide compassionate personal care aide services, but also clinical ...

Warren State Hospital employees recognized

Photo submitted to Times Observer Warren State Hospital (WSH) employees were recognized Wednesday, May 3, at the hospital’s annual award ceremony in the WSH Inter-Faith Chapel. The award recipients are pictured to the right of Charlotte Uber, CEO of WSH. The Martha Pfusch Recipient for 2017 ...

Hospital suspends plans to close pediatric unit

Warren General Hospital’s pediatric unit won’t be closed for now. According to a release from George Lilja, WGH Director of Marketing and Development, “Warren General Hospital has suspended plans to close the Inpatient Pediatric Care Unit. As always, outpatient care for pediatric ...

County unemployment rate rose in May

The unemployment rate in Warren County rose to a seasonally-adjusted 5.8 percent in May. That’s a .2 percent increase from April and a .5 percent increase from May 2016. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis released the May data ...

Shurfine celebrates reopening

This week, Warren Shurfine celebrates its Grand Reopening. Todd LeRoy, the new owner, is excited about his new role that fulfills a lifelong dream of owning his own store. He has worked in the grocery business his entire life. First in his uncle’s corner store, then at a large grocery ...

Pine Grove ASC gives residents an alternative for medical care

The Pine Grove Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is not an extension of Warren General Hospital. Scott Spangler, the ASC’s new Executive Director, said that since he’s been here in February the majority of people he interacts with either don’t know what the ASC is, or think that it’s ...

Rouse Home Skilled Nursing Facility given Five-Star Rating

Searching for a healthcare facility that provides five-star care in skilled nursing and sub-acute rehab just became easier for residents of Warren County and the surrounding areas. Cindy Walters, Rouse Home Administrator, proudly announces that the United States government and Centers for ...

Long-time USPS employee Rich Geer calls it a career

“It was a fine day,” Rich Geer — that guy at the post office — often responded when asked how his day at work had been. But on Friday, May 26, Rich officially retired. After over 30 years of service to the United States Postal Service, Rich said that he wasn’t entirely sure what ...

WGH set to transition ownership of dental services

Warren General Hospital has announced that a large Community Health Center will assume ownership of the Hospital’s two dental practices. Crescent Park Dental, located within the hospital at 2 West Crescent Park, Entrance C and Tidioute Dental of 115 Main Street will be operated by Primary ...

Pellegrino named assistant VP at Northwest

Anthony J. Pellegrino has been named assistant vice president, secondary marketing manager of Northwest Bank. William Tarpenning, senior vice president, Mortgage Banking, made the announcement. In his role, Mr. Pellegrino researches market trends to design and create new mortgage products, ...

Cochran- Walters named assistant VP at Northwest

Ashley Cochran-Walters has been named assistant vice president, EFT manager of Northwest Bank. Kim Johnson, corporate vice president, electronic banking manager, made the announcement. Ms. Cochran-Walters began her career with Northwest in 2009 as an operations representative. Since then, she ...

JC Warren Real Estate LLC adds two Realtor/Sales Associates

JC Warren Real Estate LLC, 113 Market St. Warren, is announcing the hiring of two new Realtor/Sales Associates. Mary Hagan has been a resident of Warren for many years and has operated a marketing consulting business over the last decade here. She sits on the Warren Leadership board as well ...

Peterson joins office of Drs. Spangler, Moore

Drs. James Spangler and Jeffrey Moore are introducing Dr. Elizabeth Peterson as the newest member of their professional team. The daughter of Jack and Gloria Werner, Dr. Peterson grew up locally in Sheffield and graduated from Sheffield Area Middle Senior High School in 2000. She received a ...