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Round-It-Up for lymphoma research

More than 750,000 Americans have lymphoma — the most common form of blood cancer in adults— and about 220 additional cases are diagnosed every day. In order to help fund lymphoma research, Family Video in Warren is encouraging customers to Round-It-Up between Friday, March 10, and Sunday, ...

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Genine Martin.

‘Happy specialty’

Genine Martin has seen lots of things change at Warren Pediatrics. She’s been there 30 years. And while a 30-year run with the same employer is a great thing, it’s not particularly abnormal in and of itself. What’s interesting is that Martin, as well as a vast majority of the staff ...

Banks lead surge

NEW YORK (AP) — Banks and other financial companies made big gains Friday after President Donald Trump moved to scale back regulations on the financial industry. Other stocks also rose as investors were also pleased that employers hired workers at a faster pace in January. Financial stocks ...

Gold, oil prices

The price of gold on the New York Mercantile Exchange was   $1,218.50yesterday. The current price for Pennsylvania Grade crude oil being paid by Ergon is $52.83 per barrel. The current price being paid by American Refining Group is $52.54 per barrel.

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The Warren General Hospital Cancer Care Center offers the kind of services that hospital leadership fear might be moved to another facility if the hospital were to merge with a hospital system.

CEO: Warren General Hospital not feeling pressure to affiliate

While other hospitals in the region affiliate with industry giants, Warren General Hospital is apparently not feeling that pressure. The hospital’s budget is about to be in the black for the first time in years. Top-notch doctors are making their way to Warren from major hospital systems ...

Unemployment rises in county

The unemployment rate in Warren County rose to a seasonally-adjusted 5.6 percent in December. That’s a .2 percent increase from November and a 1.1 percent increase from December 2015. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis released ...

City officials seeking feedback for creating a more vibrant downtown

The City of Warren is looking for feedback on how to make a more vibrant downtown. “Downtown Warren represents the City of Warren’s historic, service, and retail core,” City Planner David Hildebrand said in a Thursday release. “The city is developing a vision and strategic plan for ...

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Hello?

With a phone bill of $3,000 to $4,000 a month, saving 40 percent is a big deal. Warren County’s phone service is undergoing a major overhaul. “The county has the phone systems at the courthouse, domestic relations, the sheriff’s office and the jail, the district justices offices, and ...

Martha Rogus

Rogus joins WTO team

Martha Rogus has joined the Times Observer team as a Page Designer and Reporter. Rogus, a Warren native, has an extensive background in English and composition. She graduated from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2009, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Education with Cum Laude honors. ...

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Lowe’s, North Warren, would like to see a reduction of assessment and corresponding drop in property taxes at 2625 Market St., Conewango Township.

Lowe’s appeals property tax assessment for 2017

Lowe’s has filed for a new assessment. The retail home improvement giant would like to see a reduction of assessment and corresponding drop in property taxes at 2625 Market St., Conewango Township. In the filing to the Warren County Court of Common Pleas, attorneys Blakely and Blakely ...

BEi awarded $50,000 grant for equipment

Bollinger Enterprises has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Edith L. Trees Charitable Trust. “We’ve been receiving Trees grants for years,” said BEI Executive Director Dr. William Clark. The trust distributes grants to help support the care of individuals with developmental and ...

‘Pouring’ it forward with a ‘suspended program’

You can now “Pour” It Forward at Tim Hortons in Warren. “So far,” said District Manager Kiliegh Haight, “this is the only Tim Hortons that is doing it in this area.” It, she said, “... is our very first time trying the suspended program.” Haight said that a customer ...

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. announces record Fourth Quarter increase

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NasdaqGS: NWBI) announced net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2016 of $24.5 million, or $0.24 per diluted share. This represents an increase of $8.3 million, or 51.3%, compared to the same quarter last year when net income was $16.2 million or $0.16 per ...

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 ...