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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

Pennsylvania Friday Pick 2: Day: 2-4 Pick 2: Evening: 9-8 Pick 3: Day: 0-4-8 Pick 3: Evening: 1-5-7 Pick 4: Day: 5-6-9-7 Pick 4: Evening: 4-2-9-9 Pick 5: Day: 3-1-8-1-6 Pick 5: Evening: 8-7-0-6-0 Cash 5: 17-26-30-33-42 Match 6:02-07-08-15-18-46 Treasure Hunt: ...

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 ...

Warren woman wins $20K in Tops’ ‘Rip It and Win It’

Sometimes all you need is a little bit of luck. Leilani Baxter of Warren was the second $20,000 winner in the Tops Friendly Markets Monopoly Rip It And Win It game. Amid concerns in the world right now about the COVID-19, Tops is still making sure people’s baskets are filled with their ...

WGH changes schedule, hours

Warren General Hospital’s schedule and hours of operations have changed recently in some departments, including: 1. LAB — Still open, with regular hours. Hours of operation in outpatient phlebotomy will run from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting Monday, March 30. 2. Hospital Home Health ...

Ogden offers $1M advertising matching grant program

Warren County businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of the Times Observer, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local ...

Businesses impacted due to COVID-19

In an attempt to slow/stop the spread of COVID-19, businesses and organizations are shutting down or restricting access and hours. - Warren General Hospital will implement a NO VISITOR policy. The exceptions will be Maternity Health Care and those patients near end-of-life. In these cases, one ...

Warren County companies suing Gov. Wolf over closure order

Two Warren County companies are among four that have sued Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine over Wolf’s order to close non-life sustaining businesses. The filing seeks “extraordinary relief” on an “emergency application” to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Two ...