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Commissioners tour Warren County for town hall meetings

Local News

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com The Warren County Commissioners continued a town hall meeting tour across the county last week in Clarendon. They’ll next meet August 15 in Warren, 22 in Youngsville, and 29 in Spring Creek. While only one person attended in Clarendon, the ...

Tidioute: One of a kind

Local News

Tidioute is one of five boroughs in Warren County. It lies along the Allegheny River where Deerfield and Triumph townships meet. According to Ernest C. Miller’s Place Names in Warren County, it was initially called Deerfield and remained so until oil was discovered in 1860 and ...

‘A unique ability’

Local News

In many ways, Morgan Zaffino is your typical 10-year-old — eager for independence and dreaming of what the future holds, like getting behind the wheel of a car. But while most kids her age are content to take part in a handful of activities, her to-do list is packed. Each activity on her ...

2 additional sentences in county court

Cops & Court Report

Two additional sentences were handed down by Judge Gregory Hammond during sentencing proceedings on Friday at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Alexie F. Gordon, Corry, was sentenced to two years probation, $2,228.56 in total restitution to three separate victims, $875 in fines and fees, a ...

West Forest names new principal

Business

Dean Hoffman was recently hired as the new PK-12 principal at West Forest in Tionesta. Hoffman graduated from West Middlesex High School. He attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls where he graduated with a degree in History. He obtained his Special Education Certification from Millersville ...

Showing off

Community

Warren County 4-H will have 29 members and 33 horses representing the county at the District VIII 4-H Horse Show set for September 6 and 7 in Centre Hall. The 4-H members will compete in a variety of classes in an effort to qualify for the state show. The Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show is ...

‘Not defeated’

Local News

Jamestown YMCA Jets Swim Team Assistant Coach Maria Roehmholdt shared a story that she said exemplifies Morgan Zaffino’s drive and ambition beyond the swimming pool. Here’s her story: “My niece and Morgan go to the same summer camp. And for years, on the last day (Morgan’s parents) ...

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 3: Pleasant Days; yard sales throughout Pleasant Township, ...

Senior center schedule

Community

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607 Tuesday (8-6): cards and crafts; Speaker Alan McGill on narcotics at 11 am; lunch at 11:45; bingo after lunch Wednesday (8-7): blood pressures; cards and crafts; exercise; lunch at 11:45 am; bingo after lunch Thursday (8-8): cards and crafts; lunch ...

Former Warren Perkins says it is Perkins again

Local News

A post on the Facebook page for the Warren restaurant formerly known as Perkins indicates that the restaurant will continue to be a Perkins. A Friday evening post on the Warren Restaurant & Bakery Facebook page (formerly the Warren Perkins Facebook page) reads: “Welcome to Perkins. As ...

Local Self-Help Meetings:

Community

Alcoholics Anonymous Call 866-839-3401 Sunday Warren • Serenity Group (O-D-HA), Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Ave., 11 a.m. • Unity Group (O-SPK-HA), Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Ave., 8 p.m. Monday Warren. • Monday-Wednesday-Friday (O-D-HA), ...

PulsePoint app connecting county responders in real time

Local News

An off-duty responder could be close enough to help someone in distress but have no idea their skills and training are needed. Connecting those people with nearby emergencies is the hard part. PulsePoint is Warren County’s answer. The app passes information about emergencies to users in ...

Warren woman sentenced to state prison on drug charges

Local News

A Warren woman was sent to state prison on Friday. Judge Gregory Hammond sentenced Brenda K. Knisley, 42, during sentencing proceedings on Friday morning at the Warren County Courthouse. Detectives with the Warren County Drug Task Force filed charges against Knisley and Justin L. Steinman, ...

Horsing around

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Photo submitted to Times Observer A driver helps law enforcement and rescue personnel corral a horse that escaped from an Amish buggy early Friday evening on a busy Rt. 62 near Big Joe’s in North Warren. Traffic was delayed for a short time before the horse was captured.

Tango Time

Local News

The family that endures grueling adventure races together stays together. For the Doolittle family of Brookville, the Kinzua Country Tango is a number of things. Most importantly, it’s a family event. Ray Doolittle entered the first adventure race hosted by Thad Turner, then director ...

On your mark

Local News

The 14th annual Kinzua Country Tango will kick of at 7 a.m. Saturday. The adventure race — sponsored by the Warren County YMCA — features running, bicycling, paddling, swimming, more running, and more running. The first leg of the event is a 13.1-mile run starting at the YMCA and taking ...

Chapman opens for selective fishing

Local News

Chapman State Park is re-opened for fishing. But special guidelines will be in place for a few years as the fish population is restored following the drawdown of the lake required for recently-completed dam repairs. The park posted on Facebook about the re-opening and the special ...

On The Record

Local News

Conewango Twp. Theft. Conewango Township Police charged Michael T. Meehan, of Warren, with theft by unlawful taking and theft by deception after he allegedly stole $1,340 worth of merchandise from Game Stop while he was employed there between April and July. Conewango Township Drug ...

Rapp announces $1M grant for Pitt Titusville

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A $1 million grant for a renovation project at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville will have far-reaching benefits, according to State Representative Kathy Rapp. Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced Thursday that a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance ...

WAHS alum reflects on his Warren values from U.S. Navy ship

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A 2017 Warren Area High School graduate and Warren native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard the guided-missile destroyer, USS Chung-Hoon. Seaman Troy Johnson works as a Navy sonar technician (surface) aboard the forward-deployed Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer operating out of ...