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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 ...

A&B Heating celebrates 65 years of ‘non-stop service’

In 1953, the average house cost a little less than $10,000 and the average wages earned to buy that house were about $4,000 per year. The country was moving past the Great Depression and World War II. An armistice was signed in 1953 that brought an end to the Korean War. It was in 1953 that ...

‘Great pediatrician for the families of Warren County’

Dr. David McConnell was born in Washington D.C. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Haverford College in 1967 and attained his Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University in 1971. He completed his internship/residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh from 1971 to ...

80th anniversary

Photo submitted to Times Observer WCCBI member, Burns and Burns Associates, Inc. celebrated its in northwestern Pennsylvania recently. From left, at its Hickory Street, Warren, location, are WCCBI’s John Papalia, Jodi Papalia, Joselyn Habjanetz, Alexis Burns, Tim Wiltsie, John Fauzey, and ...

Weight loss challenge: Companies building up by slimming down

There’s strength in numbers. There are also trophies when numbers go down — if those numbers are on the scale. Warren General Hospital is sponsoring the “Biggest Loser Corporate Challenge.” It will begin on Monday, Jan. 13, and conclude on May 29. The weight loss challenge is ...

Several Darling’s pharmacies closing

Several Warren County pharmacies will be closing next week. Darling’s Family of Services Owner Chris Darling announced on Wednesday that pharmacies in Warren, North Warren, Youngsville, and Tidioute, as well as Bradford in McKean County, will be closing. Additional Darling pharmacies in ...

Yes Parking

Visitors to downtown Warren may have a little more change in their pockets goin’ jing-a-ling-a-ling — at least for the next couple days. Representatives of ErieBank presented a check to the city on Wednesday that will cover on-street parking fees today and Friday. Meters will be ...

Tax hike included in 2020 budget plan

The Warren County Commissioners have proposed a .25 mill tax increase as part of the county’s 2020 proposed budget. The $18.9 million spending package will be formally approved by the commissioners during a meeting set for Dec. 26. The budget details total revenue of $18,918,355 and ...

Small Business Saturday: ‘One-on-one interaction’

In an era of big-box stores and online shopping, Small Business Saturday is intended to help the little guy. “Small Business Saturday is a national movement intended to encourage folks to look to their local retail businesses for their holiday shopping needs as opposed to looking to the ...

City of Jamestown’s property tax rate ranks 9th in western New York

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The city of Jamestown has a little way to go before it takes the top of western New York’s tax rankings. According to a recent report by the Empire Center for New York State Policy, the city’s $51.66 effective property tax rate ranks ninth in western New York behind ...

Officials prepare county budget

The county’s budget will be out for public review in a week. Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said during Wednesday’s meeting that the commissioners would be voting on the 2020 spending plan on Dec. 26. County code requires a minimum 20 day period for public review. Kafferlin said that a ...

Darling’s recipient of multiple home care awards

Darling’s Home Care has announced that it has been named the recipient of the Ability HomeCare Elite for the second consecutive year and HHCAPS Honors for the third consecutive year. Additionally, Darling’s Home Care has been named to the Top 500 of the HomeCare Elite for 2019 – ...

Northwest Insurance Services to acquire Sundahl & Co. Insurance

Northwest Insurance Services, a subsidiary of Northwest Bank, and Jim Sundahl, President of Sundahl & Co. Insurance, jointly announced that they signed a definitive agreement, dated November 1, 2019, under which Northwest Insurance Services will acquire Sundahl & Co. Insurance, a ...