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A rezoning request for 11 parcels in North Warren was approved by the Warren County Commissioners on Wednesday. The properties are located on the corner of Jackson Run Rd. and Rt. 62 in Conewango Township and were changed from a residential zoning designation to a business ...

WGH signs Rose Vial for the 2020 Donate Life Rose Parade Float

Warren General Hospital CEO Rick Allen joined the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) for a rose vial signing ceremony. The rose vial will be placed on the 2020 Donate Life Rose Parade® float featured at the 2020 Tournament of Roses® parade and will symbolize the hospital’s ...

Northwest Bancshares enters Indiana through merger

Northwest Bancshares, Inc., (”Northwest”), (NASDAQ: NWBI) and MutualFirst Financial, Inc., (”MutualFirst”) (NASDAQ: MFSF) jointly announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Northwest will acquire MutualFirst, the Muncie, Indiana-based holding company and ...

Opening bell

On Nov. 4, Ronald J. Seiffert, President and CEO of Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (Symbol NWBI), the holding company of Northwest Bank, along with members of executive management and the board of directors, rang the opening bell on NASDAQ to celebrate 25 years as a publicly-traded company on the ...

Projects on the chopping block

Warren City Council found money from the capital improvement program to cover a few years of debt service for two new fire trucks. So what projects does that element of the city budget include? Here’s a look at those projects and the discussions that took place regarding whether to ...

Parking rate talks continue

City officials have doubled down on recommendations to adjust parking fees throughout the City of Warren. The issue was first before Warren City Council during a budget session a couple weeks ago and was back before council during a special meeting this week. The current rate structure ...

BEi inspires with art exhibition

A new display of artwork now lines a hallway in the Warren General Hospital. Head into the main entrance off to the right towards the business offices and RehabWorks and you will see beautiful, unique, artwork created by participants in BEinspired. BEinspired is a Warren community art ...

Public effort helps to equip city police

The City of Warren Police Department needed new equipment — important equipment. “Our weapons were outdated,” Capt. Joe Sproveri said. “We needed to replace our handguns and rifles.” The department could have gone to city council and asked for a budget increase. That might have ...

Warren General, AHN & LECOM

When Warren General Hospital announced in 2017 that it would be affiliating with Allegheny Health Network and LECOM, there was much ceremony. It was not an acquisition. The groups would all work together while retaining their autonomy. The benefit of working with Allegheny Health Network was ...

Final budget session gets specific

Now that Warren City Council has heard from the departments that provide community services – police, fire, public works, etc. – Tuesday was the time to hear from finance. So the discussion during the final budget session council held focused on budgeting, debt service and, ...

Good year for investment in Warren

Commercial investment is happening in the City of Warren. That was part of the budget message that Terry Williams, the city’s codes, permitting and recreation services, brought to Warren City Council during a Tuesday budget meeting. She said it has been a “good year for the City of ...

Ahead of the pack

Warren County’s most recent audit has come back clean. Cory Johnson and Brian Chruscial, partners with the Pittsburgh office of Zelenkofske Axelrod LLC, discussed the audit with the commissioners during Monday’s work session. “(Fiscal Director) Eric (Hern) and his team stepped up ...

Parking strategy

City of Warren officials have proposed increased parking meter and parking garage rates as part of a 2020 budget proposal designed to improve parking downtown while also raise revenue. The proposals were discussed during a budget work session held on Wednesday at the municipal ...

Business to Business Food challenge is on

The average mid-size sedan weighs 3,351 pounds. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the average tractor-trailer combination weight is about 35,000 pounds and most payloads average about 40,000 pounds. Those numbers tend to put things in perspective when you realize that ...

Appeal to Nature

A permit reauthorization for treated coal ash disposal at the Warren Generating Station site dominated discussion at Wednesday’s Warren County Commissioners meeting. And the commissioners are pushing for a public hearing on the matter. The permit application was filed through the ...

Change agents

Several members of the community spoke to the commissioners about the permit application regarding the Warren Generating Station. John Able raised the alarm about oversight of the discharge into the Allegheny River changing DEP programs. He alleged that will change what’s processed, ...

Trails at Jakes Rocks: Destination, Warren

The Trails at Jakes Rocks have made it to the big time. The mountain bike trail system was recently ranked at the top of VisitPA’s list of ‘Heart-Pumping Mountain Bike Trails.’ VisitPA is the official tourism website of the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic ...

LERTA approval pending WCSD ratification

A residential tax abatement initiative has one final hurdle to clear after the county commissioners approved the ordinance on Wednesday. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston noted the ordinance has been up for public review on the county website for a couple months. “All of the townships and ...

City Council addresses local businesses

A local business owner spoke to Warren City Council on Monday to praise the work of city staff as he rebuilt his business but also to contribute to damaged city equipment. “The fire we had, the rebuild we had. We couldn’t have done it without the cooperation we got from the city,” ...

Tax program takes aim at zones of opportunity

Tucked into the 2017 tax cuts were a few pages establishing a program aimed at providing a shot in the arm for communities that had yet to rebound from the 2008 recession. The program created a tax incentive to encourage development in over 8,700 Census tracts, 300 of which are located in ...