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Former Tidioute priest defrocked after allegations

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A priest who formerly served as a pastor in Port Allegany and an administrator in Tidioute has been removed from ministry. According to a Saturday release from the Diocese of Erie, Father Charles ‘Chuck’ Schmitt has been prohibited from all public ministry as well as from any contact ...

Warren County flood warning

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Tropical Storm Gordon is teaming up with a frontal boundary to put Warren County under a flood watch. According to the National Weather Service office in State College, “a long duration, heavy rain event” is putting the county in a flood watch through Monday evening. “We’re ...

On The Record

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Conewango Twp. Theft. A man wanted on multiple warrants out of Crawford and Erie counties was arrested after an investigation into an attempted theft in Warren County. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Johnathan Santry, 30, of Conneaut, Ohio, was taken into custody after he allegedly ...

Scrap metal causes flat tires

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A truck on its way from Warren to New Castle caused flat tires in vehicles over four counties. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a McClymonds Supply and Transit Company truck lost pieces of its load — small pieces of scrap metal — along the way. Motor Carrier Safety Assistance ...

Battle of businesses: Backpack Program issues food challenge

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It’s that time of year. The Backpack Program, which puts food in the hands of the district’s most food insecure students, receives much of what it passes out from Second Harvest Food Bank. But a considerable amount of the food that goes home with students each weekend also comes from ...

Scouting new territory

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In October, the Boy Scouts announced they would start accepting girls into their programs. This spring, Sarah Blauser became the first female Cub Scout in the Chief Cornplanter Council when she joined Cub Scout Pack 30 in Youngsville. “I loved it,” Blauser said. “I like all my ...

Paving the way

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Paving in the City of Warren is coming to a street near you next week. City staff announced on Facebook that the 2018 milling and paving project “is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 10. “Milling is expected to be completed within the first three days (pending weather ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

Mead Twp. Criminal mischief. On August 26 at 8:14 p.m., Warren-based state police were dispatched to 12925 US 6 for a report of criminal mischief. Joshua Thompson, Clarendon, reported to police that between 8 p.m. on August 25 and 7 a.m. on August 26 someone entered his driveway and spray ...

Briefly…

Local News Briefs

Classes to lunch The members and guests of the Warren High School class of 1951 are invited to lunch at Applebee’s Restaurant at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12.. ——— The WHS class of 1959 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Cable Hollow Golf Course in Akeley. ...

Warren Chamber of Business and Industry seeks award nominees

Business

The Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry is seeking nominations for its annual Community Service Award. “The WCCBI offers individuals and/or organizations throughout Warren County the opportunity to honor volunteers who have made significant contributions to our community ...

Safety Fair today: Fire trucks, Emergency Services and more

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Warren County’s second annual Public Safety Fair is set for today from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Lowe’s parking lot in North Warren. “This is a chance for all ages to learn about public safety,” Commissioner Ben Kafferlin previously said of the event. ...

Audubon Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner Sept. 24

Community

You are invited to join Audubon Community Nature Center in honoring volunteers, celebrating the successes of the year, and welcoming new Board members at the Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner on Monday, Sept. 24. The public is welcome to participate in this festive evening. ...

Not so Nightingale

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A Tidioute woman is behind bars after allegedly stealing prescribed pain medication from more than 15 patients at a Warren nursing home. According to investigators, that included switching liquid morphine prescribed to a terminally-ill cancer patient with a similar color of ...

St. Joe’s 5th Graders make summer reading competitive

Community

Most fifth graders’ summertime activity lists do not include 168 hours of reading. But that is what Lexi Paris, now a sixth grader at St. Joseph School, did. Teacher Pam Nasman said each fourth and fifth grader was encouraged at the end of the last school year to keep a record of their ...

Arraignment held Thursday afternoon

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The Tidioute woman charged with stealing prescription medications from patients at a Warren nursing home is being held on $50,000 bail. Kellie A. Gentz, 30, was charged with a felony count of acquiring controlled substances by misrepresentation as well as misdemeanor charges including five ...

Grief counselors use yoga to heal body and mind

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Emotional issues like grief tend to live in the body as well as the mind. “The body is a vehicle for expressing what the heart and mind are experiencing,” said Fran Leto of The Schorman Center, which has grown into a distinct outreach of Hospice of Warren County (HOWC). The Schorman ...

Garland man jailed for alleged threats to kill

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A Garland man is in jail on $100,000 bail after allegedly threatening to kill an estranged family member, Christian S. Iverson, 37, was arrested Wednesday following a series of events that state police said started off with their being dispatched to Dunn’s Eddy Road in Brokenstraw ...

FirstEnergy transfers contracts to Exelon Generation Company

Business

If FirstEnergy Solutions is your electric generation supplier, then you’re headed for a change. A subsidiary of FirstEnergy, Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions (FES) filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 31, according to a notice sent to FES customers. “As part of ...

September is suicide prevention month

Community

“It’s the secret that kills.” That, said Family Services of Warren County (FSWC) therapist Jada DeLoof, is the message she’s hoping to send this Monday, Sept. 10, which is World Suicide Prevention Day. That is the day that FSWC has set for what DeLoof and the rest of the staff ...

Man and woman charged with multiple drug felonies

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A man and woman are behind bars after conspiring to sell pills to a confidential informant. Detectives with the Warren County Drug Task Force filed the charges against Brenda K. Knisley, 41, and Justin L. Steinman, 33, both of Warren, on August 31. Detectives alleged in the affidavit of ...