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Grants available energy efficiency

The Met-Ed/Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund will distribute nearly $200,000 in grants throughout the Pennsylvania service territories of the Met-Ed and Penelec energy companies in 2020 for projects and programs that support the development and use of clean energy technologies and energy ...

Weilacher new agent for JC Warren Real Estate

Lou Weilacher is a new agent at JC Warren Real Estate (jcwarrenrealestate.com). Lou is a lifelong resident of northwestern Pennsylvania and currently resides with his better half, Jan, and their horses and dogs on a farm in Russell. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Slippery Rock ...

Ludy promoted by Haines & Co.

Haines & Company has announced the promotion of Erika J. Ludy, CPA, to Partner. Erika has been with the firm since 2015 and has been the Audit Manager since 2017. She has 8 years of experience providing audit, accounting and consulting services to various industries. She specializes in ...

Hotel project talks persist

Warren City Council is still exploring the possibility of a downtown hotel. Mayor Maurice Cashman announced that council met in executive session to discuss property matters, and then identified those property matters as relating to a hotel developer and parking. After the meeting, City ...

Officials developing broadband strategies

The Warren County Commissioners would like to lead the way to bring broadband to underserved portions of the county. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said at this week’s work session the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania is “trying to make a push with the state legislature” ...

Hardware choices

Valu Home Centers is closing its Warren location among three “underperforming locations,” the chain said on Tuesday. “As a result of changes in the retail industry, Valu Home Centers is refocusing resources towards its online platform and closing three underperforming locations,” ...

Bent Run hops to the head of the pack two years in a row

For the second year in a row, Bent Run Brewing caught the eye of the judges at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. One might say the competition paled in comparison. Bent Run’s Pearl O’ My Eye won a blue ribbon in the Farm Show’s Specialty IPA (India pale ale) category. Technically, ...

Ellwood to get DEP approval for boiler install

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced its intention to approve a plan for the installation of a natural gas-fired boiler at Ellwood National Forge. According to a notice from DEP published in the Times Observer, the plan approval is for the proposed ...

Bush Industries acquired by Canadian furniture manufacturing company

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Bush Industries, a Jamestown-based furniture manufacturing company that celebrated its 60th anniversary last year, announced Tuesday it has been acquired by the Canadian firm Bestar. Specific details regarding the acquisition were not released. Bestar, based in Quebec, ...

California man charged with defrauding area business

A California man has been charged with hacking a Warren County company’s email and receiving tens of thousands of dollars that company should have received. Chen Hsing Fang, 61, of Monterey Park, Calif., is charged with knowledge that property is proceeds of illegal act (a felony of the ...

Valu Home Centers to close its Warren location

Valu Home Centers is closing its Warren location among three "underperforming locations," the chain said on Tuesday. "As a result of changes in the retail industry, Valu Home Centers is refocusing resources towards its online platform and closing three underperforming locations," according to ...

Officials seek meeting with Truck-Lite

Several elected officials say they have been reaching out to Truck-Lite following the company’s announcement last week it tentatively planned to cease production at its manufacturing facility in Falconer by the end of the year. Officials who have attempted to contact Truck-Lite for a ...

North Warren Dairy Queen awarded by corporate

The DQ Grill & Chill at 1067 Market St. in North Warren recently received a Personal Responsibility in Delivering Excellence (PRIDE) Award from the Dairy Queen system for achieving a high level of cleanliness and food safety. “We felt honored to have received such a prestigious ...

Recycler contests Starbrick recycling proposal

A local recycler has challenged a county recycling center proposal, suggesting the county should ditch its proposal and buy out his business. John Mortenson, Mortenson Recycling in Chandler’s Valley, spoke to the Warren County Commissioners on Monday. He said his business has run a ...

Tidioute Health Center opens on schedule

In October, Titusville Area Hospital announced that it would open the Tidioute Health Center at 115 Main Street, Tidioute, on Jan. 7. On Wednesday, the hospital announced that the health center opened on schedule. “Titusville Area Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of Tidioute ...

Tour de Warren?

When it comes to being part of Bike Route Y — the City of Warren can take it or leave it. Part of the PennDOT paving projects on Pennsylvania Avenue — east in 2019 and west in 2020 — would align Warren with other portions of the Route 6 bicycle route. “As we do paving projects, ...

USDA urges farmers to apply for assistance

Farmers and forest landowners looking to make improvements may qualify for federal dollars and assistance. According to a release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), “Pennsylvania agricultural producers and landowners are ...

Barnes named financial advisor at Northwest

Gary Barnes has been named financial advisor of Northwest Bank. Toni Frisina, senior vice president, and region manager, made the announcement. Based at the Northwest office located at 400 Jackson Run Road in Warren, Barnes will work with clients on their investments, financial planning, ...

LIFE-NWPA celebrates Christmas in Warren Co.

LIFE-NWPA, located in Warren, celebrated Christmas with children from their community. The wide-eyed children and their families were welcomed by Santa’s head elf as each child was handed a magical golden ticket to enter Santa’s Christmas Wonderland. The ear-to-ear smiles and bright ...

‘He was my doctor’

Odds are, if you mention the name “Dr. McConnell” at any adult gathering in the Warren area, more than a few people will call out, “He was my doctor.” David McConnell has recently been reminded of just how many children he has cared for in the past 37 years. As he’s been telling his ...