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39 years as RN at Warren General

Chris Sonney has seen a lot in 39 years as a registered nurse at Warren General Hospital. People come and go. The technology changes. And, once in a while, there is a new medical concern — perhaps a novel coronavirus. Her mother’s enjoyment of the field — she spent 30 years as a ...

Hospital gets good use of crane for infrastructure upgrades

Warren General Hospital made good use of the 75-ton crane parked on Main Avenue last week. On Friday, the crane lifted old piping and pumps out of the hospital’s boiler house and lifted new ones into position. When that work was done, the crane was used in replacing a gear box for a fan ...

Northwest announces quarterly earnings

Northwest Bancshares, Inc., (the “Company”), (NasdaqGS: NWBI) announced net income for the quarter ended March31, 2020, of $7.9 million, or $0.07 per diluted share. This represents a decrease of $17.1 million, or 68.3%, compared to the same quarter last year when net income was $25.0 ...

County will find out Friday whether it will proceed to ‘Yellow Phase’

County officials will know on Friday whether Warren County will be moved to the “Yellow Phase” of Gov. Tom Wolf’s state reopening plans. The commissioners on Wednesday also wrote to the governor, asking for not only the “Yellow Phase” date to be moved up but also movement to the ...

Businesses suing Gov. Wolf take case to US Supreme Court

A group of entities — including two businesses in Warren County — have taken their fight against Gov. Tom Wolf’s business closure order all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The group’s initial challenge was rejected in the state Supreme Court earlier this month. In addition to a ...

Attorney says ‘good chance’ for case against governor’s closure orders

The attorney who filed with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of two Warren County businesses acknowledges that it’s “hard” to get a case before the court but believes he has a “good chance” given the importance of the case. The emergency application goes before Associate Justice ...

Northwest Bancshares completes merger with MutualFirst Financial

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. Completes Merger with MutualFirst Financial, Inc. Warren, Pennsylvania – April 24, 2020Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (”Northwest”) (NASDAQ: NWBI), the holding company for Northwest Bank, announced today that it has successfully completed its ...

ANF timber contracts can be extended

The Allegheny National Forest is offering to extend contract deadlines on certain timber sales, stewardship contracts and forest product permits awarded or issued before April 1, 2020. Extending these deadlines supports the long-term viability of the timber industry in markets where ...

Lotteries

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L&I launching Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) website soon

Pennsylvania’s new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) website for self-employed, independent contractors, gig workers, and others not eligible for regular unemployment compensation (UC) will begin accepting applications within the next few days. PUA is included in the new federal ...

Ask the WGH medical team

The Times Observer asked the Warren General Hospital medical team to help us get information out to our readers through the COVID-19 FAQ-3. Twice a week, or more, we will pose our questions, and your questions, to the experts. If you would like the Times Observer to submit a question to the ...

PA’s largest cities side with Gov.’s closure order in briefs

Pennsylvania’s two largest cities have made their positions known in the ongoing case of five businesses — two from Warren County — that are seeking to have Gov. Tom Wolf’s business closure order overturned. Both the City of Philadelphia and the City of Pittsburgh have filed amicus ...

Ask the WGH medical team

The Times Observer asked the Warren General Hospital medical team to help us get information out to our readers through the COVID-19 FAQ-3. Twice a week, or more, we will pose our questions, and your questions, to the experts. If you would like the Times Observer to submit a question to the ...

Blueberry files for relief, cites that NY, Ohio courses can remain open

Citing that New York and Ohio have permitted golf courses to remain open during the COVID-19 crisis, Blueberry Golf Course has filed a supplemental application for relief. That application was filed with the Pa. Supreme Court as part of a broader challenge of Gov. Tom Wolf’s order to close ...

FirstEnergy donates to its service area’s food banks

The FirstEnergy Foundation is donating $500,000 to 42 local food banks and hunger centers in communities served by FirstEnergy Corp. electric utility operating companies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia and Maryland to help provide essential food and nutrition to those who need ...

WCCBI: ‘Spread the word’ on small biz loans

Relief is available for small businesses. And, businesses should now prepare to apply for financial assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis. James Decker, President and CEO of Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry (WCCBI), wants to make sure no one falls through the cracks. There ...

Business exemption submission period ends Friday

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin announced Wednesday that the exemption application process for businesses created in response to Governor Tom Wolf and Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine’s orders to mitigate the spread of the novel ...

Many changes to unemployment claims due to coronavirus pandemic

Hundreds of thousands of people in Pennsylvania have lost their jobs temporarily to COVID-19 shutdowns. And hundreds of thousands have filed for unemployment benefits in the past three weeks. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is reporting that, between Sunday, March 15, and ...