Business

Michael Card receives ‘Blackmore Award’

Michael Card, a senior at The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has been awarded the prestigious “David Blackmore Award for Excellence in Business.” Card was chosen by the college staff to receive this award. He was also nominated by his professors for “Who’s Who in American ...

Northwest names Beard Senior Vice President

Northwest Bank namedJohn Beard senior vice president, Retail Investment Services. Steve Fisher, senior executive vice president, chief revenue officer, made the announcement. In his position, Mr. Beard manages, supervises and directs the bank’s retail investment division, coordinating ...

Doctors Day

Photo submitted to Times Observer Dr. Ronald Simonsen cuts a cake made in his honor at Kinzua Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center’s annual picnic celebrating “Doctors Day.” The national observance is held every year on March 30th. Kinzua recognized Dr. Simonsen, the facility’s ...

Taking school to work

Youngsville Middle/High School juniors spent a week building a business. Four groups of 10-to-12 students — totaling the entire Youngsville junior class — competed in Pennsylvania Business Week. The program is a week-long challenge put on by Americans for the Competitive ...

Top honors

Warren General Hospital is on the list of Top 100 2017 Rural and Community Hospitals. Out of 3,000 to 4,000 rural community hospitals in the United States, Warren General’s overall score of 91.3 from iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health ranked it among the top ...

County accepting CDBG applications

In 2016, the county received $226,959 in Community Development Block Grant funding. How much, if any, will be allocated this year is uncertain. According to the Associated Press, President Donald Trump’s preliminary budget, released in March, included the elimination of the federal CDBG ...

Latimer Environmental Health & Safety Manager at Superior

Gregory Latimer has been hired by Superior Tire & Rubber Corporation as Environmental Health & Safety Manager, according to Henri LeMeur Jr., President & CEO. Latimer will be tasked with providing the safest possible work environment for the employees of Superior Tire. He will ...

Peterson Director of Engineering at Superior Tire & Rubber Corp.

Joseph Peterson, PhD, has joined the Engineering & Technical Services Team as Director of Engineering of Superior Tire & Rubber Corporation, according to Henri LeMeur Jr., President & CEO. Dr. Peterson has been tasked with leading Superior Tire’s engineering groups into a future ...

Lytle honored by Kinzua Healthcare

Kinzua Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center recently recognized Certified Nursing Assistant Peggy Lytle as the facility’s “Most Valuable Player.” Lytle was one of 55 “MVPs” to be honored at the annual Leadership Awards Retreat held by Guardian Elder Care, the parent company of ...

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, ...

‘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.

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...