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Experts say Tops Markets could file for bankruptcy

Business

Reports from business news service Bloomberg indicate that Tops Markets ownership could file bankruptcy in the coming weeks. With three local stores — in Sheffield, Warren, and Youngsville — Tops has a significant presence in Warren County. The filing would be a step to protect the ...

Area’s trout stocking schedule announced

Local News

Trout season is almost here, and the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has announced stocking schedules for the area. With the season opening on March 31 at 8 a.m., stocking will begin on March 13 and will continue through late May. The stocking schedule, including type of trout ...

Briefs…

Local News Briefs

Indivisible Warren Indivisible Warren PA holds its bimonthly meeting this Thursday, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Emanuel United Church of Christ, 1710 PA Avenue East, Warren. Use the side entrance. If possible, bring canned goods or clean, delabeled prescription bottles as a donation to our ...

Free Books For Kids’ Barn Dance March 3

Community

Put on your dancing shoes and step out for an Old Tyme Country Barn Dance. Free Books For Kids Town hosts a barn dance on Saturday, March 3, at the Woman’s Club of Warren from 3 to 5 p.m. Joseph Kwiakowski will call out the dance steps as a live band headed up by Timm Reasbeck and friends ...

Master Gardener Cabin Fever Series

Community

Celia Knapp, Penn State Extension Master Gardener, was the featured speaker at the first of a three part Cabin Fever series offered on February 17 at the Warren Public Library. Knapp’s presentation, titled Monet’s Garden, showcased the beauty, form and function of the grounds ...

At your service

Local News

The tank is full and ready to roll. Pennsylvania American Water installed a new, 436,000-gallon water tank at its Tanner Hill site on Liberty Street Extension. The tank is complete. “Water quality is perfect,” Project Manager Ralph Warzy said. “Pending Department of Environmental ...

Pennsylvania schools taking the initiative to prevent suicide

Local News

It’s more than being sad. The Warren County School District, along with all schools throughout the commonwealth, is prioritizing suicide prevention. After the passage of Act 71 in 2014 — which required all Pennsylvania districts to create policies and procedures for suicide prevention, ...

Career Center students use skills to help local veterans

Local News

Warren County Career Center culinary students are helping veterans. The students enrolled in the WCCC culinary arts program have been spending some time baking a special batch of cookies for the Disabled American Veterans’ annual fish fry. The event is a fundraiser for the veteran’s ...

Need a medical alert system? Phone provider matters

Local News

If you’ve fallen and you can’t get up, your medical alert system might be able to help. Those systems provide remote connections to phone service. Pushing a button connects the user to help. But there are limitations. Not all systems are compatible with all types of phone lines. And ...

Be prepared

Local News

The average response time for law enforcement to an active shooter situation is five to six minutes. “What are you going to do for that five to six minutes,” is what City of Warren police chief Brandon Deppen wants citizens to ask themselves. Whether it’s in a school, at a store, at ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

Warren Cruelty. A Warren man has entered a guilty plea to a charge of cruelty to animals and relinquished ownership of the dog involved. According to Warren County Humane Society Police Officer, Tommaso Clemente, of 6 Sixth Ave., was charged for failing to provide shelter for a dog that was ...

Licensed Real Estate salesperson

Business

Photo submitted to Times Observer Shelly Curtis is a new Licensed Real Estate salesperson with JC Warren Real Estate. She has lived most of her life in the Warren County area. She is a mother to three grown children, and has four grandchildren. All are Warren County residents. Marketing and ...

‘Spend time with your family’

Community

“Pay attention to your kids.” That’s what Dorothy Hartigan said she’s found to be the most important lesson she’s learned in life. Dorothy ought to know. She’s got nine children. And 31 grandchildren. And 64 great-grandchildren. And seven great-great-grandchildren. Born ...

‘Dead & Breakfast’

Community

“It’s just a rollicking good time.” That’s how director Adrianne Hunt describes the Warren Players’ newest production, “Dead and Breakfast.” The play, by Craig Sodaro, is one of three in a set, said Hunt. But all three of the plays stand alone and can be taken one at a time, ...

When The River Raged

Community

Now, I’m not trying to pass any judgment on whether Warren County – and the nation at-large – needed the Kinzua Dam. But in March 1956, inches of rain accompanied by a significant amount of snowmelt left Warren flooded – and isolated – on a historic level. And, for someone who ...

Warren man receives lengthy state prison sentence for rape

Local News

A Warren man received a lengthy state prison sentence on Friday for raping a 16-year-old female last year. Steven Loney, 46, of Warren, was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda following the July 2017 incident in which police say he raped the victim in his car outside of Sugar ...

TO DO: Coming events…

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. February 26; March 5, 12, 19, 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Toddler ...

Jamestown man sentenced for string of burglaries

Local News

A Jamestown, N.Y. man is headed to state prison for a string of burglaries that took place in northern Warren County in 2015. Eric Lewis, 30, Jamestown, was sentenced on Friday by President Judge Maureen Skerda. According to the affidavit of probable cause, a resident reported a burglary on ...

On its last leg

Local News

A building at 1 West Main Street in Youngsville partially collapsed Thursday morning. “It’s an older building,” said Warren County Public Safety Director Todd Lake. “With the weather being very cold and then warming up,” according to Lake, snow and ice freezing puts pressure on ...

Defendants sentenced

Cops & Court Report

President Judge Maureen Skerda sentenced the following individuals during sentence court proceedings on Friday morning at the Warren County Courthouse: All periods of incarceration are to be served in the Warren County Jail unless otherwise specified. ¯ Benjamin M. Barney, Corry, to one ...