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Education

Kennedy named director of UPB facilities management

BRADFORD — Rhett Kennedy of Bradford has been named director of facilities management at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, succeeding longtime director Peter Buchheit, who retired this summer. Kennedy, a 1992 Pitt-Bradford alumnus, comes to the position with more than 20 years’ ...

Smith earns promotion at NPRC

Northern Pennsylvania Regional College recently appointed Rick W. Smith Sr. as the vice president for institutional advancement and community relations. Smith will lead the college’s advancement, fundraising, brand development and promotion and will direct college-wide strategies to unify, ...

Universities are forming partnership

California, Clarion and Edinboro universities are forming a partnership that could change the face of higher education in western Pennsylvania. Under PASSHE’s plan for System Redesign, the universities will affiliate, building on their institutional strengths in order to expand high-quality ...

Pascarella receives recognition award

BRADFORD, Pa. – Jim Pascarella, web manager at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, has been chosen by his fellow staff members as the recipient of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s annual Staff Recognition Award. He was nominated by his co-workers Pat Frantz Cercone, ...

Joe Mays earns teaching job

Joe Mays is the new East Forest High School health, physical education, and drivers education teacher. He is a graduate of Slippery Rock University where he earned a bachelors of science degree in school wellness education. Along with teaching, he will also be the assistant coach for the boys ...

Pitt. Bradford will be open Labor Day

BRADFORD — The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford will be open for Labor Day on Sept. 7. Offices, Hanley Library and dining services will be open their regularly scheduled hours. While normally closed on Labor Day, the university is open this year due to changes made to the academic ...

IUP announces local graduates

INDIANA — The following students from Warren County have completed requirements for graduation from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as of May 2020. Graduates, their hometowns, majors and degrees are: Russell: Ashlee Rae McClure, Oak Lane, B.S.Ed. in Early Childhood ...

Graduation held for Radiography students

BRADFORD — The Bradford Regional Medical Center School of Radiography held a graduation luncheon for its class of 2020 recently. The informal luncheon was held in lieu of a graduation ceremony this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We still felt it was important to celebrate the ...

Aruna D’Souza presents at Edinboro University

Edinboro University is hosting nationally renowned arts and culture writer Aruna D’Souza on Sept. 9 at 5:30 p.m. D’Souza will present a public conversation, “Against Empathy: The Value of Mistranslation in Art and Life,” which will be followed by a discussion with Edinboro professor ...

Good as Gold B; Beaty tradition continues despite school closure

At Beaty-Warren Middle School, B is more than the first letter of the school name. Each year, eighth graders who have aimed high across a number of areas have the chance to earn a Gold B. It is a prestigious award. “The Purpose of the Gold B Award is to encourage students to ...

Phase 3 school work is due

Wednesday isn’t the last day of school in a traditional sense, but it is the day final projects come due for many students. Still, the buses will run on Thursday for the last time this school year. Online students are expected to have all of their application-based projects in all ...

‘Anxious to reopen’: Library staff preparing for upcoming changes

People stuck at home looking to have the weight of a good book in their hands haven’t had access to their local sources. “People rely on books as a means of escape,” Warren Library Association Director Kelli Knapp said. “That’s rather important right now. That will be a big ...

‘We really miss them’

It seems everybody has been craving a good graduation party. The clouds broke and the sun peeked through on Friday morning for the YMCA Preschool graduation ceremony — albeit a unique one. Parents lined up with their little graduates in tow to parade through the Warren County YMCA parking ...

Positive signs

There are signs of community spread all over the county — recognizing the members of the Warren County School District class of 2020. How they are getting there is a sign of community in itself. The Times Observer and the district worked together to prepare two yard signs for each senior ...

Senior recognition

Photo submitted by Cody Elms Through a collaborative effort, Warren County School District and the Times Observer, along with a number of other sponsors — including Warren Manor, WCCBI, Cambridge Warren, and the Rouse — had yard signs made and placed at the entrance to all four district ...

‘New’ Beaty Playground getting finishing touches

The new equipment at Beaty playground will soon be ready. Crews from the City of Warren Department of Public Works and Bramble and Company — the lead designers — were working again on Tuesday, setting up the equipment. The old playset was demolished in February. That wooden structure ...

Wade-ing in garbage

Wade Lewis is a lucky boy. While he’s only a third-grader at Warren Area Elementary Center (WAEC), he knows Don and Kate Reed through Sharing Place, a local soup kitchen at the First Presbyterian Church. Through the years, Kate has volunteered to read to kids on Thursdays, and that ...