Business

Up close and personal

Building a serious mountain bike trail system takes time, hard work, and money. This week, the leaders of the Trails at Jakes Rocks effort invited donors to get out and see, and use, the new trails, and meet the people building them. “To date we’ve raised just shy of $700,000 from ...

Targeted Pet Treats makes national list

Inc. magazine recently ranked Targeted Pet Treats of Warren number 3,420 on its 36th annual Inc. 5,000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most ...

Zwald joins realtors at Howard Hanna

Steve Zwald has joined the staff of realtors at Howard Hanna Daley Real Estate. He becomes the 13th licensed realtor in this office after completing pre-licensing courses at Alan Kells School of Real Estate, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Howard Hanna Real Estate Services. Zwald devoted 33 ...

Job well done

“I put in a lot of applications, but I didn’t get a lot of calls,” said Captain Kris Gustafson of the United States Army Reserves. Originally from Gerry, NY, Gustafson said that after returning to the area as a reservist, he struggled to find employment given his obligation to be away ...

Bosko named assistant VP

Chad M. Bosko, Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) risk manager of Northwest Bank, has been named assistant vice president. Vicki Stec, Bank Secrecy Act officer, made the announcement. In his role, Bosko provides reporting support and data analysis to the BSA management group. He also performs risk ...

WGH’s Hallas featured in Becker’s Hospital Review

Recently, Warren General Hospital’s Director of Hospital Information Services and HIPAA Security Officer, Danielle Hallas, was featured in Becker’s Hospital Review article “100 Community Hospital CIOs to Know in 2017.” Hospitals rely on health information technology leaders to develop ...

BEi announces affiliation with Erie-based Barber National

Two providers of services for adults with intellectual disabilities, one in Warren County, the other in Erie County, are joining forces. Bollinger Enterprises Inc. (BEi) announced Wednesday, that it will affiliate with the Barber National Institute (BNI). In a release crafted by BEi Executive ...

PNC Wealth Management names new VP

ERIE — PNC Wealth Management has announced the appointment of Candace Turpack to vice president and relationship strategist primarily serving Warren, Crawford, and Venango counties. In her new role, Turpack is responsible for coordinating a team dedicated to providing families wealth ...

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. announces Second Quarter 2017 Earnings

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NasdaqGS: NWBI) announced net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2017 of $31.0 million, or $0.30 per diluted share. This represents an increase of $38.0 million compared to the same quarter last year when the Company reported a net loss of $7.0 million or $0.07 ...

Coming together

The acquisition of a long-time business partner strengthens Betts Industries and puts it in an even better position to operate in Warren for years to come. Betts recently acquired J-Tech Inc. of Chester Springs. “J-Tech has long been Betts’ exclusive, factory-approved rebuilder for ...

Hayes joins JC Warren Real Estate

Caroline Hayes is a licensed Realtor who has joined the JC Warren Real Estate L.L.C. team. She is a resident of Warren, and is an active member of the community. Real estate and marketing have always been passions of hers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with ...

Baxter completes PA Bankers School of Banking

Robert Baxter, construction project manager of Northwest Bank’s Corporate Facilities Department in Warren, recently completed the 2017 Pennsylvania Bankers Association (PA Bankers) School of Banking at the Penn State Conference Center in State College, Pennsylvania. Baxter has served the ...

New home care agency option for Pennsylvanians

Venture Forthe, Inc. has been providing Personalized Licensed Home Care Services since 1997 to Western New York, as a local family owned and operated company. Since that time Venture Forthe, Inc. has grown to not only provide compassionate personal care aide services, but also clinical ...

Warren State Hospital employees recognized

Photo submitted to Times Observer Warren State Hospital (WSH) employees were recognized Wednesday, May 3, at the hospital’s annual award ceremony in the WSH Inter-Faith Chapel. The award recipients are pictured to the right of Charlotte Uber, CEO of WSH. The Martha Pfusch Recipient for 2017 ...

Hospital suspends plans to close pediatric unit

Warren General Hospital’s pediatric unit won’t be closed for now. According to a release from George Lilja, WGH Director of Marketing and Development, “Warren General Hospital has suspended plans to close the Inpatient Pediatric Care Unit. As always, outpatient care for pediatric ...

County unemployment rate rose in May

The unemployment rate in Warren County rose to a seasonally-adjusted 5.8 percent in May. That’s a .2 percent increase from April and a .5 percent increase from May 2016. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis released the May data ...

Shurfine celebrates reopening

This week, Warren Shurfine celebrates its Grand Reopening. Todd LeRoy, the new owner, is excited about his new role that fulfills a lifelong dream of owning his own store. He has worked in the grocery business his entire life. First in his uncle’s corner store, then at a large grocery ...

Pine Grove ASC gives residents an alternative for medical care

The Pine Grove Ambulatory Surgery Center (ASC) is not an extension of Warren General Hospital. Scott Spangler, the ASC’s new Executive Director, said that since he’s been here in February the majority of people he interacts with either don’t know what the ASC is, or think that it’s ...

Rouse Home Skilled Nursing Facility given Five-Star Rating

Searching for a healthcare facility that provides five-star care in skilled nursing and sub-acute rehab just became easier for residents of Warren County and the surrounding areas. Cindy Walters, Rouse Home Administrator, proudly announces that the United States government and Centers for ...