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Meth teacher

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A Warren County School District teacher was removed from class and arrested on drug charges on Tuesday. Matthew R. Kiser, a teacher at Beaty-Warren Middle School, is charged with possession with intent to deliver, two counts of corruption of minors, endangering the welfare of children, ...

Tornado wind damage from a distance

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At least one incident of storm damage Sunday night was done to a vehicle in motion. According to Warren County Emergency Management Deputy Director Scott Rose, a loaded tanker truck, traveling west on Route 6, was in Starbrick at the same time as an EF-2 tornado. The truck continued ...

ANF health plan in Sheffield moves forward

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Federal officials have signed off on a nearly 9,000 acre project on the Allegheny National Forest in Sheffield Township aimed at addressing forest health issues - as well as recreation improvements at Hector Falls. According to a statement from the ANF, Bradford District Ranger Rich ...

Council approves $139,000 sewer pipe

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Warren City Council signed off on a nearly $139,000 project to install a new storm sewer outfall pipe at Clark Street to the Allegheny River. City Engineer Chad Yurisic told council on Monday that the outfall at the Clark street pump station is one of four permitted by the sewer system but ...

Drone assesses storm damage from above

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Not everyone looking over the tornado wreckage tornado was doing it from ground level. William Slagle of Spring Creek Volunteer Fire Department was in Starbrick on Monday looking over, literally, the aftermath of the EF-2 tornado that swept through Sunday night. With the drone, he could ...

Kinzua Dam reacts to storm

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The rains came down and the Allegheny Reservoir went up. According to weather.com, the storm front that produced an EF-2 tornado in Warren County Sunday night also dropped 1.29 inches of rain. And that rain has to go somewhere. As a result, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has ...

Zoning changes for Fifth Ave. properties

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Warren City Council approved a zoning map amendment for two properties on W. Fifth Ave. City Planner David Hildebrand said during a public hearing on Monday that the proposal was for 204 E. Fifth Ave. and 206 E. Fifth Ave. to be changed from an R2 - medium density zoning designation to an ...

Brief…

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Pine Grobe Township Spring Cleanup A spring clean up day for Pine Grove Township residents will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Township Garage. No oil, paint or liquid hazardous waste, propane tanks, yard waste, household garbage, tires, batteries or recyclable items ...

City Council sets public hearing dates

Business

Warren City Council set dates for two public hearings and a special meeting on Monday. And one of them is tied to a forthcoming economic development liquor license for a downtown Warren restaurant. City Manager Nancy Freenock said “application materials will be forthcoming” for the ...

Commissioners organize tornado cleanup events

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In the wake of the EF-2 tornado that ripped through several townships, boroughs and the City of Warren, the Warren County Commissioners are organizing an effort to clean up the aftermath. The effort will consist of a series of volunteer work sessions to help clean up and clear roadways, ...

RDA seeks owners of Limestone property

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Unresponsive owners have left the Warren County Redevelopment Authority with a challenging situation. The subject property is 58 Bush Lane in Limestone Township, just off Rt. 62 outside Tidioute. The RDA discussed the property during a Tuesday morning meeting. County Planner Dan Glotz ...

‘Call it a tornado’

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Sunday’s storm generated an EF-2 tornado that carved up about 16 miles of Warren County, particularly at Carter Lumber in Starbrick. On Monday afternoon, Warren County officials and visitors from the National Weather Service in State College evaluated the damage left by the ...

Estimated storm damage may be eligible for relief

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Warren County could be in line for some disaster relief following Sunday’s tornado. National Weather Service meteorologists Pete Jung and Mike Jurewicz briefed Conewango Township officials about the conditions that caused damage in the township and throughout a swath of Warren ...

Notice of suspension for former solicitor

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A Warren County attorney has been administratively suspended after failing to comply with continuing legal education requirements. The notice was sent to the Times Observer by the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania for publication as a legal notice. “Notice is ...

Detour in effect for utility work

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A traffic detour remains in place on Conewango Ave. in the City of Warren in the wake of Sunday’s night’s EF-2 tornado. The City of Warren Police announced the detour on Monday afternoon and Police Chief Brandon Deppen said it would remain in place while utility pole and transformer ...

DPW shifts Spring Cleanup

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City of Warren Department of Public Works crews continue to have their hands full. “Due to the tornado... DPW crews will be spending Tuesday and possibility Wednesday in the northern part of the city,” DPW Director Mike Holtz said on Monday. Holtz said that the “goal” for the ...

Like a ‘freight train’

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A severe thunderstorm caused downed trees and wires, including into houses, and blocked roadways, Sunday evening, throughout Warren County. Earlier Sunday, the National Weather Service upgraded a Tornado Watch to a Tornado Warning until 9 p.m. At 8:03 p.m., a severe thunderstorm capable of ...

Briefs…

Community

Crime Stoppers meeting The monthly meeting of the Warren County Crime Stoppers will be held at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at the Warren County Courthouse. Members should use the Fourth Ave. entrance to access the building. The meeting is in the upstairs jury room. Bridge results Tuesday ...