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75 years young

Local News

A bear with a reputation for dumping buckets of water on smoldering fires resisted the urge on Sunday as he arrived to find a smokey grill cooking hot dogs in his honor. Smokey Bear celebrated his 75th birthday with a pavilion full of friends and fans on Sunday at Chapman State Park. The ...

The history of Eldred Township

Local News

Eldred Township is largely rural now. It was even more rural when it was founded. When the township was created in September 1843, the total number of voters? 13. Schenck’s History of Warren County details that the township was named for Nathaniel B. Eldred. Born in 1795 and educated ...

Hille named Ecosystems Management Staff Officer

Local News

The USDA Forest Service/Allegheny National Forest has selected Andrea Hille to be the new Ecosystems Management Staff Officer. Hille has been the Forest Silviculturist for the past 10 years. She replaces Nadine Pollock who retired October 3, 2018. “The Allegheny National Forest is very ...

Kelley given jail sentence for christian school thefts

Local News

The woman who stole from accounts at Warren County Christian School while employed there over a period of seven years will spend months in Warren County jail and pay back restitution that could amount to $157,000. Bethany J. Kelley, 56, of Tidioute, was sentenced to nine months to two years ...

40 years

Community

Over the next five Saturdays, the Times Observer is presenting Hospice of Warren County from its perspective in honor of its 40th anniversary, starting today with its history, and in the following weeks, Hospice, Palliative Care, the John, and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, and the Schorman ...

Briefs…

Community

YMCA Livestrong The Warren County YMCA has three openings in its Livestrong at the Y program. This program provides cancer survivors with health and fitness education to help them find new resources to live a life during or after cancer that will aid them in a healthy lifestyle. Anyone ...

Work hard, play hard is what Bryans instilling in children

Community

“Back in my day...” An expression you usually here from an old man like myself — I turned 48 today this week, mind you. Back in my day, which was like the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, you could drive past Betts Jackson Field on the west side of Warren and see boys playing a pickup ...

Indiana Co. man sent to state prison for assault

Local News

An Indiana County man will spend years in state prison for a December assault in Pleasant Township. Ryan M. Lowman, 29, of Cherry Tree, was sentenced Friday to 60 to 120 months in a state correctional institution with credit for 170 days served, a $500 fine, $625 in fees, and no contact with ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

City of Warren DUI. City of Warren police reported Robert Machemer, 51, of Warren, was charged with DUI .16 percent or higher (second offense), DUI – general impairment (second Offense) , DUI – involving a crash, reckless driving (second Offense), and a crash involving damage to attended ...

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. September 1: Smokey’s Birthday Celebration, Chapman State Park ...

Massas spearhead effort to share Warren County with refugees

Community

It was during a presentation in February 2018 titled “Immigration 101” that a seed was planted in the minds of some of those in attendance. That seed has grown into a community effort that has brought people from all over the world to our neck of the woods. Two people who have been part ...

‘Take me home’

Community

Home is where the heart is; isn’t that what they say? To many, this is nothing more than a greeting card proverb that gets dusted off once or twice a year around the holidays. Although the meaning can be interpreted in many different ways, its truth often belies a sense of longing for days ...

County 4-H members qualify for district dairy show

Community

Warren County 4-H dairy members have qualified to attend the district dairy show to be held Saturday, Aug. 31, in Crawford County. Members that will represent the county include Maya Weis from Columbus; Elle Curtis and Taige Peterson from Corry; Madison Sleeman, Hialeah Stanton, and Tristen ...

Snails: More interesting than you think

Community

Of all the flora and fauna in the region, snails are not one I think about very often. On hikes, they fall into the “just” category. Oh, it’s just a snail. Oh, it’s just a crow. Oh, it’s just a dandelion. They are so easy to overlook because they appear commonplace. Ordinary. Mundane. ...

David Snyder is cleaning up

Community

Almost everyone who has participated in the Allegheny river or reservoir clean-up in the last seven years has run into David Snyder. But, before he was a fixture of the events, a member of a huge team working to improve the community, he was just a guy interested in a day on the river helping ...

The hero my father is

Community

It’s not easy being an everyday hero. Even harder when you’re the daughter of one. When I was younger, I always wished I could be the hero my father was. Unfortunately, but not really, I took the path of reporting on those heroes instead of being one. Andy Jones, my father of Clarendon, ...

No lawyer, delayed sentencing for defendant in Warren County Court

Local News

In an unusual twist, a defendant in Warren County court Friday was surprised that his counsel was not present. It is not unusual for counsel to say they expected their client to be in court. During sentence court proceedings on Friday, Tyson McVey, facing charges including DUI, approached ...

‘Serving’ the community: Lemay is a coach on the go

Community

The evaluations, it seems, never end. Even on an off day, and right after that evening’s practice, eval reports were coming in. This time, it was over the phone. Such is the life of a home health care physical therapist, a high school volleyball coach and, in this case, both. But that’s ...