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‘Importance of Girl Scouts’

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Local Girl Scouts leaders are looking seriously at the possibility of changing organizations. When the Boy Scouts of America announced that the organization would welcome girls into some of its programs, leaders knew they could be stepping on toes. There are already programs for girls. The ...

Ghosts and ghouls…

Community

It’s that time of the year again. And for Sheffield’s Ken Sheldon, it means another year’s worth of building and buying everything from a mad scientist’s laboratory to a spine-chilling nursery. All so he can, for the last five days in October, scare, scare, and scare some ...

Honus returns

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1895 wasn’t the only time that Honus Wagner was in Warren. Over 40 years after starting his career during the summer of 1895 in several small midwestern cities – Warren included – he returned as a legend of the Major Leagues. And it was big news in Warren. “Honus Wagner, baseball ...

Over the moon for Rocket Day at Beaty

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Students at Beaty-Warren Middle School were over the moon for the annual Rocket Day on Friday. About 175 eighth graders launched the rockets they had been studying and building over the past three weeks. The multi-disciplinary event combines the science and math of the rocketry with essays, ...

If you just can’t wait until October 31…

Community

If you can’t wait for October 31 to trick-or-treat, there are a couple of opportunities to get at it early. Saturday, Oct. 21 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Warren Mall, the Achievement Center along with ten local businesses and organizations will host its annual Trail of Treats. Halloween ...

WAHS Homecoming Queen

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Times Observer photo by Andy Close Kelsey Fadale, left, celebrates being crowned Warren Area High School’s Homecoming Queen Friday night at halftime of the Homecoming football game against Oil City at War Memorial Field.

County senior center schedule

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Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday: 10/23: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday: 10/25: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Thursday: 10/26: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Endeavor Township Building 463-7774: Tuesday: 10/24: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 ...

Preparing for the worst

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Students throughout Warren County are learning to contribute to their own safety. In the past three years, local police and the Warren County School District have teamed up to present standard response protocol training to students and staff more than 50 times, according to Quality Assurance ...

Brokenstraw Watershed Council officers welcomed at CCWA gala

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The Conewango Creek Watershed Association has years of cleanups and a Pennsylvania River of the Year Award under its belt. When the members are interested in moving into water quality monitoring, they have a ready mentor in the county. The guest speakers at the CCWA gala at the Conewango ...

Warren pair facing felony drug charges

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Two Warren residents face felony drug charges for allegedly selling meth with children in the car. Samantha S. Phillips, 28, and Dakota James Wilson, 22, have been charged by Warren County Drug Task Force agents following three incidents earlier this year. The first incident took place on ...

Students, faculty settle in after Beaty schedule changes

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Beaty Warren Middle School underwent some changes last week and the details are working out. Shortly after the start of the school year, administration had announced that there would be schedule changes and adjustments. After weeks of preparation, those changes were put into place on Tuesday, ...

Burris elected to new post

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Warren County Veterans Affairs Director Ed Burris already has more than the usual influence for veterans in Harrisburg. Now, he has the ear of the man who has the ear of Gov. Tom Wolf on veterans issues. Burris was elected chairman of the Pennsylvania State Veterans Commission this month. ...

Red Kettle kick-off event set for Nov. 2

Community

The Red Kettles don’t fill up as much as they once did. But the Salvation Army is hoping to generate some enthusiasm and make up some of the gap by holding a kickoff event. Over time, the Salvation Army’s iconic Red Kettles have been receiving less in donations, according to Warren ...

Domestic violence doesn’t always come with answers

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Some cases of domestic violence fatality are confusing, and without a lot of answers. On October 26, 2016, Deborah Lynn Gerlach was murdered in her home in Emporium, Pa., by Michael Fuller Courtney. Courtney entered a Sheetz store around 8:30 that evening covered in blood saying that he’d ...

Briefs…

Local News Briefs

Closed date The Allegheny Community Center will be closed Monday, Oct. 23. Marriage retreat Join Chris and Carol Ball for a powerful conference to strengthen your marriage, “Marriage: It’s All About the ‘S’ Word,” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Praise Fellowship ...

Safety First

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Driving in Pennsylvania is a privilege, not a right. That’s what PennDOT, the Warren County Sheriff’s Department, Youngsville Police, and the Northwest Regional Highway Safety Network (NRHSN) hoped to teach Youngsville High School students Wednesday afternoon. National Teen Driver Safety ...

Prices drop on blighted properties

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Prices have been reduced on two east side properties that the City of Warren Redevelopment Authority controls. Karlene Smith with Real Living Real Estate Experts updated the RDA at their Wednesday meeting. The properties are located at 908 and 910 Pennsylvania Ave. E. and 102 Center ...

Zoning board OKs variance request

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A request for variance has been approved by the Warren County Zoning Hearing Board. The board met on Wednesday to discuss a request from Ann Swanson for a variance to setback requirements regarding her property at 1123 Howard Road in Pine Grove Twp. Ed Atwood, who presided over the ...

Sept. 9 checkpoint nets two DUI arrests in 120 stops

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Out of 120 checkpoint stops, the Warren County DUI Task Force only had to make two DUI arrests. The Warren County DUI Task Force conducted a sobriety checkpoint on Route 6 in Youngsville on Sept. 9. According to Task Force Coordinator Todd Mineweaser, officers conducted five field sobriety ...