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Stronger than a tornado

Community

Not even a tornado can rip apart the strength of the Warren County community. The citizens have come together and efforts are underway to clean up Warren County in the wake of the EF-2 tornado that ripped through the county Sunday evening. The county commissioners took the initiative in ...

Warren among counties with 5 percent-plus population decline

Local News

Warren County is one of 13 counties in the state to experience population loss of greater than five percent since the 2010 Census. That’s according to population estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. Those estimates indicate that Warren County’s population was ...

Deputy Chief Walters named Master Firearms Instructor

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Warren County Adult Probation has a new master firearms instructor and a new deputy chief. Mike Walters recently earned master firearms instructor status through the Firearms Education Training Commission (FETC). He has also been promoted to deputy chief. “Walters first became a ...

Local police announce drug take back day

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Local law enforcement agencies are collaborating with the Drug Enforcement Administration on the 17th National Take-Back Day. City of Warren Police, Youngsville Borough Police, and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office will participate in the event, accepting unused and unwanted ...

On The Record

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Warren Intent to Deliver. Reko Powell, 30, Warren was charged with possession with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication facility, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia & possession of marijuana on Tuesday, April 9 following an investigation ...

Blight Committee grants extensions to two properties

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Warren County’s Blighted Property Review Committee gave two property owners additional time to avoid a blight designation. The committee met on Thursday to discuss 122 N. Main St. in Clarendon Borough and 235 Main St. in Tidioute. At the Clarendon property, Committee Chairman Paul ...

‘Tornado alley’

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The path of the EF-2 tornado that touched down Sunday night and wreaked havoc through the center of Warren County is apparently longer than originally thought. Dozens of trees are down in Althom, a few of them squarely on houses. “We found a couple more miles of tornado path,” Warren ...

Youngsville Business Week tests students

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Last week was Business Week at Youngsville High School. And a group of students walked away with crisp $100 bills for top honors from the week’s worth of effort. During the week, students faced the challenge of creating and maintaining a company while accomplishing practical tasks ...

Preliminary hearings

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Charges were withdrawn against five defendants during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Allen E. Burnett, Warren. Burnett had been charged with DUI: General impairment/incapable of safe driving – first offense. ¯ Shawn M. Chastain, Sugar Grove. ...

Blight properties generate interest

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Interest has been expressed in a couple of blighted properties in Warren County — one of which is owned by the Warren County Redevelopment Authority. The RDA owns the burned-out property at 3 Economy Street in Tidioute. “All of a sudden, a couple of folks are interested in that ...

Pa. Daughters of the American Revolution honors Penny Pines

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A special portion of the Allegheny National Forest — the Penny Pines forest of the Daughters of the American Revolution — was re-dedicated on Saturday. The event, which included a luncheon at the Conewango Club and then a site visit to the Penny Pines forest outside Tidioute, was ...

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 ...