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Aggression Replacement Training will once again be offered at WCSD

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Aggression Replacement Training (ART) will be offered in the Warren County School District again this year. According to Family Services of Warren County (FSWC) director Mike Philhower, the program, which ran its first cohort from Feb. to April of 2018, was “a positive experience, and ...

End of summer, man’s best friend chills out

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The C.A.R. Pool was opened up to an unusual clientele on Sunday. At the third annual Doggie Dip, about 30 dogs ran around, sniffed butts, and waded and swam in the pool for about two hours. “What makes the event special is this is the day that dogs get to use the pool,” YMCA Aquatics ...

City Council: Tobacco use illegal in city parks

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It is now illegal to use tobacco products in any city park – even if you’ve reserved a pavilion. City Council approved an amendment to the city code on Monday, outlawing use of any tobacco or vape product in city parks regardless of pavilion reservation. During a June Parks and ...

On The Record

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Warren Charged. Paul Dawson, 52, Warren, was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Driving While Suspended, Operating a Vehicle without Insurance, Driving an Unregistered Vehicle, Failure to Carry Registration, Vehicle Registration Suspended, Operating without Valid Inspection, Display ...

Capital improvement talks, new jail elevator, parking among topics

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Commissioner Jeff Eggleston on Monday updated the rest of the board about a few capital projects at the Warren County Courthouse. Eggleston said that he with with R.W. Larson, a local architectural firm, regarding elevator projects. “They had put together architectural drawings,” he ...

Emergency drill at Beaty, real-life simulations

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There will be a multi-agency active shooter drill at Beaty-Warren Middle School from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. According to a news release on the Warren County School District website, the drill “will focus on the responses necessary for law enforcement and other community entities ...

Commissioners propose public budget hearings

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Warren County’s budget process is going to be far more transparent than in previous years. Commissioner Ben Kafferlin outlined the changes during Monday’s work session. He said that previous board – and this board in their first two years – “held budget meetings in non-public ...

Bids submitted for courthouse renovations, exterior a priority

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Significant exterior renovations in the works for the Warren County Courthouse could come together pretty quickly. Two companies submitted bids for the county’s guaranteed energy savings project. Here’s what that would look like: A company would come in and complete infrastructure ...

Throwing stones, all in good sport

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Andy Severns of Tidioute led the Warren County contingent in the Pennsylvania Stone Skipping Championships last weekend in Franklin. Severns, participating for the first time, blew away the competition in the amateur field, firing a best stone of 46 skips. First-time competitors must ...

Matthews run crash sends Youngsville man to UPMC Hamot

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A Youngsville man was flown to UPMC Hamot in Erie after being injured in a two-vehicle accident on Matthews Run Road in Brokenstraw Twp. Saturday. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Jeffrey S. Seybert, 53, suffered injuries of unknown severity as a result of the crash that took place ...

Starbrick native turned BMX racing champ

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It’s not every day a world champion BMX racer is waiting for you when you show up to work. Don Beals grew up in Starbrick. He started racing BMX bikes at 13 or 14. A resident of the then Allegheny Village, Beals said he’d ride his bike into town to catch up with other friends who ...

Art After 5

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Photo submitted to Times Observer The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI) invites you back to celebrate ‘’ from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6. This event will feature the new fall exhibition, Alberto Rey’s “Extinct Birds Project,” live music on the patio by local ...

Local recycler questions county-wide center

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A long-time recycler in Chandlers Valley has questions about plans for a county recycling center in Starbrick. And Warren County Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said he’s prepared to answer them. John Mortenson, of Mortenson Recycling in Chandlers Valley, doesn’t think a recycling center ...

DUI patrols from the inside

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You hear about them all the time. “DUI patrols this weekend,” will be the rumors going through town. “Checkpoints will be here or there.” But what’s it actually like to work a roving DUI patrol on the part of officers? I don’t know, exactly, because I’m not an officer. ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

Pittsfield DUI. According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and Youngsville Borough Police Department, Gregory S. Rockwell, 36, of Pittsfield, was arrested following a traffic stop for careless driving on Route 27 in Pittsfield. Rockwell was determined to be driving under the influence ...

Congressman visits pharmacy

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Photo submitted to Times Observer Congressman Glenn Thompson visited Darling Apothecary in Warren on Friday. The Congressman toured one of Darling’s pharmacy locations (Crone’s Drug Store) and the Darling’s Home Care office. From left are Deanna Beyer, Emma Darling, Nicki Berdine, Chris ...

K of C donates to Bei

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Photo submitted to Times Observer Recently, the Warren and Youngsville councils of the Knights of Columbus were recognized for their fundraising efforts for The ARC of Pennsylvania. The money raised will assist Bollinger Enterprises, Inc, (BEi) of Warren. From left are K of C District Deputy ...