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As Loranger project moves ahead, hotel project halted

Successful development in downtown Warren is putting a different development proposal on hold. The ongoing work at the Loranger building – a multi-million dollar renovation aimed at creating riverfront commercial space – is moving ahead. That puts a proposal for a downtown hotel ...

Merger

Photo submitted to Times Observer From left, Dr. Raymond Johnson, Mint Dental, and Dr. Mark Donick have announced that the merger of their dental practices will take place on June 1. Dr. Donick has practiced at his Liberty Street location for 25+ years and on the date of the merger will move ...

Trimpey receives Outstanding Alumni Award

David W. Trimpey of Pittsfield has been honored with an Outstanding Alumni Award from The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) Forest Resources Alumni Group. The award was presented at the Forest Resources Alumni Group annual banquet on April 27 in State College. Dave graduated from ...

Veteran financial advisor joins Olewine Financial Group

Amee Wright joined Olewine Financial Group in March 2019. Amee brings with her more than 24 years of experience in the financial services industry with over 15 of those years as a financial advisor. Amee currently holds her Series 6,7,63, and 65 as well as her life and health license. Amee ...

Superior Tire promotes Peterson to VP of Engineering & Quality

Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. has announced the promotion of Joseph Peterson to the position of Vice President of Engineering and Quality. Since joining the company in February of 2017, Peterson has been instrumental in reorganizing and enhancing the company’s engineering functions. ...

Former Warren resident earns teaching award

On Thursday, May 3, the 29th Annual Clarksville Education Association (CMCEA) honored the Distinguished Educators for the 2018-2019 school year. Abigail (Mack) Swartzfager, a fourth-grade, STEM Math teacher, received her second consecutive Green Apple Teacher of the Year award at Moore Magnet ...

Co-work space Innovault timeline announced

A board has been assembled and a timeline is in place for the eventual opening of a co-working space in the PNC Building in downtown Warren. The portion of the first floor fronting Liberty St. is the location for the space. At a meeting on Monday, the following individuals were appointed ...

Northwest Bank awarded legal fees in contract breach lawsuit

On top of a $3 million award from the jury trial, Northwest Bank will be recouping legal fees. In December, Northwest Bank won a jury trial and was awarded more than $3 million, for a situation in which a former employee — Matthew Turk — left Northwest Insurance Services (a ...

Penelec’s 2019 Tree Trimming Program underway

Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), continues to conduct tree trimming work in communities across its Pennsylvania service areas as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance electric service reliability. This work helps keep power flowing ...

WGH Auxiliary honors volunteers

With a theme of “You are Priceless — Our Warren General Hospital Volunteers,” the Warren General Hospital Auxiliary reflected on the Auxiliary’s 2018 work and honored many adult hospital volunteers during a complimentary 2019 Annual Volunteer Luncheon at the Conewango Club of ...

City Council sets public hearing dates

Warren City Council set dates for two public hearings and a special meeting on Monday. And one of them is tied to a forthcoming economic development liquor license for a downtown Warren restaurant. City Manager Nancy Freenock said “application materials will be forthcoming” for the ...

TO’s Brians up for two more press awards

It’s been a good week to be a Brian in the Times Observer newsroom. Just days after being notified that Sports Reporter Brian Hagberg earned three Pennsylvania Keystone Press Awards, with Reporter Brian Ferry also earning one, the pair found out they’ll be needing a bit more wall ...

Warren County lauded for fastest growing economy in state 2012-15

According to a financial news organization, Warren County had the fastest growing economy in the state from 2012 to 2015. According to 24/7 Wall St. (https://247wallst.com/), the county had the fastest-growing gross domestic product of any of the state’s 67 counties during that ...

WCDA ‘open to suggestions’ at former school lot

The Home Street School was demolished in 2011. It's been an empty lot ever since, much to the chagrin of the neighborhood's residents and city officials. But the property is in new hands and the new owner — the Warren County Development Association — is "open to suggestions" about ...

Northwest Bancshares completes merger with Donegal

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBI), the holding company for Northwest Bank, announced it has successfully completed its merger with Donegal Financial Services Corporation (”DFSC”), the privately-owned holding company for Union Community Bank (”UCB”). Ronald J. Seiffert, ...

Northwest names Abreu VP, loss mitigation manager

Angela Sheffler Abreu has been named corporate vice president, loss mitigation manager of Northwest Bank. T.K. Creal, Senior Vice President, Credit Administration Manager, made the announcement. In her new role, Abreu will oversee the Loss Mitigation Department, develop and coordinate workout ...

Warren County Recycleathon April 13 at Sheffield High School

The Warren County Recycleathon is set to take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Sheffield High School. Pre-registration for the event can be done online at www.ecsr.net, or by calling 1-866-815-0016. Items being collected include electronics: computers and peripherals; ...

Renovations continue at PNC building while plans evolve

Renovations inside the PNC Building downtown Warren are continuing with some modifications of the original plans. A group of individuals with vested interest in those renovations met Tuesday at the building on the corner of Liberty St. and Second Ave. to discuss some of the bumps in the ...

Northwest names Weaver VP

Sara Weaver, operations project manager at Northwest Bank, has been named assistant vice president. Melody Schott, senior vice president of Support Services, made the announcement. In her role, Ms. Weaver is responsible for overseeing and managing project details for Northwest’s Operations ...