Business

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 ...

Unemployment rate falls in October in county

The unemployment rate fell in Warren County to a seasonally-adjusted 5.2 percent in October. That’s a .1 percent decrease from September and a 1.2 percent decrease from October 2016. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis released ...

Times Observer launches job-matching technology

Starting this week, the Times Observer and timesobserver.com have launched jobs.timesobserver.com that includes cutting edge job-matching technology and targeted network distribution powered by RealMatch. Employers who post jobs on the Times Observer’s new job board, jobs.timesobserver.com, ...

Covered: Erie Bank picks up tab for parking meters

The meters are covered because Erie Bank covered the cost of parking. Erie Bank presented a check to the City of Warren on Wednesday that subsidizes the cost of using parking meters downtown for two days. Erie Bank personnel said they would be putting bags over the meters Wednesday evening. ...

Darling’s Home Care named as prestigious 2017 HHCAHPS Honors recipient

Darling’s Home Care has been named a 2017 HHCAHPS Honors recipient by HEALTHCAREfirst, a leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, billing and coding services, CAHPS surveys and advanced analytics. HHCAHPS Honors is a prestigious award recognizing home health agencies ...

Thanksgiving paper can be purchased early

When the Thanksgiving edition of the Times Observer is delivered Thursday morning, many people will already have the many Black Friday inserts. “We will have our largest newspaper of the year on the streets early for anyone who wants to start their Black Friday shopping sooner,” Publisher ...

Joining forces

Warren General Hospital has entered into an affiliation with Highmark Health, Allegheny Health Network, and LECOM Health. The hospital maintains local control but adds valuable partners in providing care in the community, according to CEO Rick Allen. The details will be finalized over the ...

United exceeds air requirements

United Refining has exceeded requirements in EPA-mandated air quality improvements. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), United Refining Company has made modifications that have reduced its sulfur dioxide emissions more than was projected just months ...

Northwest appoints Ronald Seiffert President and Chief Operating Officer

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NasdaqGS: NWBI) and Northwest Bank have announced that Ronald J. Seiffert has been hired to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer of both entities. Mr. Seiffert will commence employment on November 13, 2017. As President and Chief Operating Officer of ...

Calvert Pearson joins with Hemlock Wealth

Calvert Pearson Insurance Agency has announced its partnership with Hemlock Wealth Management. Hemlock Wealth Management is a comprehensive wealth management firm providing financial solutions to business owners, executives, families, corporations, and non-profit organizations. The firm’s ...

Torchlight Campaign receives boost from Ellwood Group

The United Fund of Warren’s Torchlight Campaign has kicked off and is in high gear. That’s what United Fund of Warren County Executive Director Jim Goodling said on Monday. This year’s goal is $670,000, Goodling said, which is up $5,000 from last year. But the United Fund has been ...

Warren McDonald’s helps charity by collecting aluminum pop tabs

It takes a lot of pop tabs to fill a garbage can. But it doesn’t take a long time at the Warren McDonald’s. Through the “Pull for Ronald McDonald House Charities” program, McDonald’s collects and recycles pull tabs from the tops of aluminum cans. “They bring in the pop tabs, we ...

Warren’s Darling, IPC members meet with legislators about pharmacy issues

Independent Pharmacy Cooperative (IPC) Chairman of the Board Chris Darling, along with the IPC board and Government Relations Team visited Washington, DC, recently to meet with legislators about key issues affecting community pharmacy. Darling is the owner of Crone’s Drug Store in Warren. ...

Warren County dog kennel inspections

The following Warren County dog kennels were inspected by Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Dog Law Enforcement officials between July 12 and Oct. 16, 2017. ¯ Angove’s Farm Boarding Kennel, 1057 Akeley Road, Russell, July 19, in compliance with all provisions. ¯ Brandi Pooh’s ...

Mutual benefit

For individuals who have an idea of what they’d like to be doing in the community and are in transition from community participation services at BEi to integrated, competitive employment in the community, small group employment services are the right fit. According to Rehabilitation ...

Richgas evolves over time in Kane

The face of Kane, Pennsylvania, has changed tremendously in the past century. The population of Kane Borough in 1920 was 7,283, nearly double that of the 2010 census. While the town was booming, new businesses were popping up, unfortunately, few of which are around today. One of the few to ...

County, BEi team up with cleaning contract approval

The Warren County commissioners unanimously approved a cleaning contract with Bollinger Enterprises Inc. (BEi) this week. Clients from BEi will handle a variety of cleaning tasks in the courthouse, the Hickory Street annex, the Conservation District office on Hatch Run, and the Rouse Annex ...

CareerLink to cut back operating hours

Warren’s CareerLink office is cutting back its hours. A statement sent to the Times Observer on Wednesday from Erie-based CareerLink staff stated that “On September 25, 2017 The Warren CareerLink will reduce its operating hours to 3 days per week.” “The CareerLink Center in Warren ...

Times Observer welcomes new advertising associates

The Warren Times Observer has three new advertising associates. Regan Raupach, originally of Corry, said she came to the Times Observer after extensive travel throughout the United States. Regan has lived in Arizona, Missouri, and New York State, and now calls Warren home, she said. ...