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Only a drill

Local News

On Tuesday, alarms will sound. Police will run, guns drawn, into the building. Fire and EMS personnel will triage the injured. Ambulances will transport patients to Warren General Hospital. But, it’s all a drill. Between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Warren County School District will ...

History of the Tionesta Valley Railroad lives on

Local News

Believe it or not, there was a time when the people of this country were physically connected to one another in ways that would be nearly impossible to imagine in this day and age. Long before cell phones, internet, and even the landline telephone, the United States railroad industry was ...

A big hit

Local News

Times Observer photos by Brian Hagberg Bentley Rugg celebrates on first base after getting a hit for the Warren County Special Olympics team in its game against the Blair-a-cudas during the 40th Annual Terry F. Ristau Memorial Industrial Slowpitch Softball Tournament at Betts Park, Friday. At ...

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Local News

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: National Weather Service has issued a weather statement regarding a strong thunderstorm expected to hit parts of Warren County before 3:30 p.m. Expect possible tees and lines down with strong wind gusts.

Defendants plead guilty in county court

Cops & Court Report

The following guilty pleas were entered before President Judge Maureen Skerda on Thursday during change-of-plea proceedings at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Steven R. Blankenship, Ludlow, Pa., to possession with intent to deliver, DUI: Controlled substance - Schedule I - first offense and ...

Briefs…

Community

Blood donations Community Blood Bank is experiencing a critical shortage of donated blood, particularly types O-positive and O-negative. There are drives scheduled for noon to 5:30 Tuesday at the Holy Redeemer Center in Warren, and from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at Youngsville Fire ...

Returning to Russell

Education

A 19th-century school bell is being returned to its rightful home. The Warren County School District Board of Directors approved a motion for “the donation of the school bell from the former Russell Elementary School to the Pine Grove Historical Committee...” during Monday’s ...

Garland man pleads guilty in crime spree

Local News

A Garland man has entered a guilty plea to a plethora of charges stemming from a September 2018 spree and a subsequent attempt to influence one of the victims. Christian S. Iverson, 38, entered the plea before President Judge Maureen Skerda. The charges stem from an incident in September ...

One night only

Community

First United Methodist Church will sponsor a community concert — Jerry and Friends — from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Soldiers & Sailors Park in Warren. One night only, Jerry and Friends will provide a free acoustic evening. Jerry Johnson is formerly of Taylor Made and the ...

TO DO

Community

The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest. To add an event, email managing editor Jon Sitler at jsitler@timesobserver.com. August 17: Sheffield Fireman’s Festival. August 17: ...

Senior center schedule

Community

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607 Tuesday (8-20): cards and crafts; lunch at 11:45; bingo after lunch Wednesday (8-21): cards and crafts; exercise; lunch at 11:45 am; bingo after lunch Thursday (8-22): cards and crafts; lunch at 11:45 a; 50/50 and bingo after ...

Third in burglary ring pleads guilty

Local News

The third of three men charged in connection with a late 2018 burglary crime spree has pled guilty for his involvement. Jack E. Ferry, 43, 3 New St., Warren, entered pleas at a total of eight separate dockets before President Judge Maureen Skerda. Ferry entered pleas to a total of 13 ...

Warren Garden Club hosts maple syrup producer and fair judge

Community

President Patricia Christy welcomed members to the August 15 meeting of Warren Garden Club at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Minutes of the July meeting were accepted and the treasurer’s report was placed on file for audit. Louise Dyer, program chairman, introduced Rick Morton, maple syrup ...

County’s chief clerk honored

Local News

Warren County Chief Clerk Pam Matve has been awarded the “Outstanding Chief Clerk/Administrator Award” by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP). The award was presented during the annual CCAP dinner on August 6 in Reading. According to CCAP, Matve was recognized ...

Bishop promises problems not forgotten

Local News

It’s been a year since the release of the grand jury report regarding sexual abuse of children within six Catholic Dioceses in Pennsylvania. On the anniversary of the release of the report, Bishop Lawrence Persico of the Diocese of Erie released a statement reminding people of the ...

21st Century learning

Community

The 21st Century Community Learning Center in Warren County is broadening its scope and aiming for the skies. In addition to adding kindergarten and first grade this year, the program has entered a partnership with NASA. About 40 students who will enter kindergarten or first grade within ...

Police stress safety as school begins

Local News

With a new school year starting in about a week, police are hoping safety will figure into people’s thoughts. Youngsville Borough Police Chief Todd Mineweaser sent a list of safety suggestions for motorists that, while useful all the time, are increasingly important as students in a hurry ...

Before answers on improving EMS response, first the questions

Local News

Plans are moving forward in evaluating Warren County’s EMS services. A meeting of the Council of Governments (COG) Fire Services Subcommittee was held this week to discuss the next steps in the process. Jerome Ozog, of Jerome Ozog Enterprises, LLC, who was invited to speak back in June ...

Vehicle rollover

Local News

Caution 3 p.m Saturday: Vehicle rollover at Scandia Rd. And Coal Bed Rd. in Russell. No further details.

Two charged with 2017 drug death plead guilty

Local News

A Warren man has pled guilty to involuntary manslaughter stemming from a 2017 drug death. Douglas A. Harkins of Sugar Grove, Cody A. Streit of Warren, and Michael J. Marshall of Warren, were each charged in the death of Robert Marshall, 24, of Warren, earlier this year. Streit and ...