Business

Bon-Ton stores open for 10 to 12 weeks

The Bon-Tons at Warren Mall and Chautauqua Mall (Lakewood, N.Y.) will be open for another 10 to 12 weeks, according to a company vice-president. The situation for the local stores is “pretty much the same for all our stores across the country,” Vice-President of Public Relations and ...

Bon-Ton to be shut down

The winning bidder in an auction of Bon-Ton Stores’ corporate assets plans to shut the company down. Bon-Ton Stores entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February. The bankruptcy restructuring effort led to Monday’s auction. The name of the winner bidder was not released, but the bid was ...

Auction means uncertain future for Bon-Ton Stores

The Bon-Ton is in bankruptcy and may be headed for liquidation. There is a court-scheduled auction of the company’s corporate assets set for Monday. Bon-Ton Stores Inc. entered into Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February. The company received a letter of intent this month from a group that ...

Local real estate firms announce merger

Local real estate firms Nancy J. Shattuck Real Estate of Warren, and ERA Team VP Real Estate, headquartered in Chautauqua County, N.Y., with a location in Warren, have announced the merger of their operations. The combined firm will conduct business as ERA Team VP Real Estate with the Warren ...

Nearing 18 years

Howard Hanna Daley Real Estate, Inc. soon will have completed eighteen years in business in Warren County. As franchise owners, Jeanne and Bill Daley attribute the longevity of their office to the industry-leading and innovative programs available to them from Pittsburgh-based parent ...

Hampton hits Top 25 for Best Service

There are over 50,000 hotels throughout the United States. And the Warren Hampton Inn & Suites has landed in the top 25 for Best Service in the 2018 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Number 17 to be exact. To say that the award was unexpected would be an ...

Times Observer reporter earns recognition for hospice articles

Times Observer staff writer Stacey Gross has been recognized by a state hospice and palliative care network for a series of stories published last year on the volunteers that serve with Hospice of Warren County. The Journalism Award – which recognizes “pieces aimed at increasing community ...

Federal EPA prepares to sign off on United Refining’s emissions

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is prepared to sign off on air quality implementation plans regarding reduced sulfur dioxide emissions from United Refining. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), United Refining Company has made modifications ...

Wilkins corporate facilities supervisor at Northwest

Cristen Wilkins has been named corporate facilities supervisor of Northwest Bank. Stephen Bell, senior vice president, Corporate Real Estate, made the announcement. Ms. Wilkins joined Northwest as an administrative assistant in 2006. In 2009, she joined the Facilities department as a systems ...

Northwest names Shawn Walker Executive Vice President

Shawn O. Walker has been named executive vice president, chief marketing officer of Northwest Bank. Steven G. Fisher, senior executive vice president, chief revenue officer, made the announcement on December 15, 2017. As the company’s chief marketing officer, Mr. Walker has executive ...

UPMC Hamot agrees to $20.75M settlement over alleged kickbacks

UPMC Hamot and a regional cardiology practice have agreed to a $20.75 million settlement with the Department of Justice over allegations of kickbacks and “improper financial relationships.” The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Pennsylvania announced the settlement on ...

Bon-Ton files for bankruptcy; Warren store not listed to close

The Bon-Ton has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. According to a news release, Bon-Ton and its subsidiaries “filed voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11” on Feb. 4. On Feb. 6, the court “approved authorization for Bon-Ton to access up to ...

Tops Markets files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Tops has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. And company officials believe that stores – including the three in Warren County – will continue to function during the company’s reorganization. “We are continuing to provide customers the convenience, savings, and friendly ...

Going once, going twice…

The City of Warren Redevelopment Authority has sold a parcel of downtown real estate to a private developer who intends to construct senior housing on the site. The property in question is 231-237 Pennsylvania Ave. W. Located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and Liberty St., the ...

Council approves liquor license for Warren business

Warren City Council has granted its blessing to an economic development liquor license for a Conewango Ave. business. City Manager Nancy Freenock said that the city has received the application from Tom Pellegrino for Pellegrino’s Italian Market at 449 Conewango Ave. Prior to ...

Experts say Tops Markets could file for bankruptcy

Reports from business news service Bloomberg indicate that Tops Markets ownership could file bankruptcy in the coming weeks. With three local stores — in Sheffield, Warren, and Youngsville — Tops has a significant presence in Warren County. The filing would be a step to protect the ...

Licensed Real Estate salesperson

Photo submitted to Times Observer Shelly Curtis is a new Licensed Real Estate salesperson with JC Warren Real Estate. She has lived most of her life in the Warren County area. She is a mother to three grown children, and has four grandchildren. All are Warren County residents. Marketing and ...

New sales associate/Realtor

Photo submitted to Times Observer Lisa Burkhouse is a new sales associate/Realtor for JC Warren Real Estate. She was born and raised in Warren County and has worked in the real estate industry since 2014, serving as a real estate sales team administrator and then becoming a licensed ...

A look to the future

No one argues that downtown Warren isn’t what it was 20, 30 or 50 years ago. But what can it be moving into the future? And what can be done now to bring that vision into reality? A new strategic plan – a joint effort between CT Consultants, and the City of Warren, Planning Commission ...