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Salty situation

Local News

It was a long, winding legal road. But an appeal of a Warren County woman filed against the Department of Environmental Protection has essentially resulted in DEP temporarily prohibiting – and reconsidering – the use of brine on roads for dust suppression. The appeal was filed by Siri ...

DEP and producers working on new rules

Local News

There are answers to dusty roads. Hundreds of them. Spreading brine from the production of oil and gas from conventional wells has been one of the answers in Pennsylvania for the past 30 years. “There are over 25,000 miles of unpaved roads in Pennsylvania,” according to a Pennsylvania ...

What brine is… and what it is not

Local News

Brine is just salty water. The brine commonly spread on dusty roads to knock down dust is salty water that comes out of the ground as part of oil and gas production. “Brine is ancient ocean water,” according to Arthur Stewart of Cameron Energy. “We are tapping oil found in sandstone ...

Reasons to Relay

Local News

The reasons they relay are diverse and personal. Local participants in the county’s Relay For Life event will convene Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society. But the fundraising is only a portion of what the event is about, said this year’s coordinator Melissa McClean. ...

Local news in brief

Local News Briefs

Garage sale set Do you have something you’re looking to sell? The Chandler’s Valley Community Center, 9250 Jackson Run Road, will be holding a community garage sale on June 30 from 8:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. Anyone interesting in reserving a table to sell is encouraged to call 688-9488 or ...

Mindful Journeys

Community

“She’s welcoming to all kinds of opportunities,” said Shawna Dosser, an exercise physiologist, personal trainer, and health and wellness educator, of Tracy Passaro. Standing in the front room of Mindful Journeys, Passaro’s new mental health practice on a Tuesday evening, surrounded ...

$2.5 Million

Local News

$2.5 million in state funding has been awarded to the City of Warren as part of an initiative to develop a downtown hotel. But it isn’t as much as the city asked for. Online documentation from the Pa. Office of the Budget indicates that $2.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital ...

Pleas entered during Thursday proceedings

Cops & Court Report

12 guilty pleas were entered and bench warrant was issued for another during change of plea proceedings on Thursday before President Judge Maureen Skerda. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Crystal M. Arnold, Warren, to possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug ...

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Community

TCCS Merit/Honor Roll Merit Roll: 12th Grade: Hailie Cass, Annah Burke, Angel Flanagan, Bella Konkle, Ethan Pierson, Lukas Sheckler, Joshua Smith 11th Grade: Paige Downey 10th Grade: Julian Gillenwater, Jacob Hulse, Dalton Kennedy, Jamie Nichols, Madison Payne, Adrianna Pierce 9th ...

Outgoing Struthers director addresses Warren City Council

Local News

Outgoing Struthers Library Theatre Executive Director Marcy O’Brien addressed Warren City Council this week. O’Brien gave a brief speech at the beginning of council’s monthly meeting, thanking city officials for their cooperation with Struthers’ recent renovations. “We can’t ...

City Planners hear about city blight effort

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Two city properties were presented for certification at Wednesday’s regular meeting of the City of Warren Planning Commission. The residences, at 714 West Fifth Avenue and 103 North South Street in Warren, were “pretty straightforward cases of blight,” said commission member and city ...

Cadets

Local News

Four Warren County youths are getting jump starts on careers in law enforcement — or at least some serious lessons in discipline, respect, and self-esteem. Matthew Hadfield, of Youngsville, Adam Kafferlin, of Spring Creek, and Blake and Landon Parker, of Warren, are cadets in the ...

Court blocks release of Catholic priest grand jury report

Local News

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the release of a grand jury report on child sexual abuse in six Catholics dioceses statewide, including the Diocese of Erie. The court’s order reads: “And now, this 20th day of June, 2018, the Applications for Stay are GRANTED. The ...

Facade effort discussed by City Planners

Local News

A conflict over the parameters of the downtown facade program was discussed at Wednesday’s regular meeting of the City of Warren Planning Commission. At issue was the weight of input given by the commission in regards to the boundaries of the project - where it would be put into practice in ...

Choper honored by General Assembly

Local News

K9 Officer Choper of the Conewango Township Police department has been recognized in Harrisburg. Choper died on June 6 of injuries sustained during a training exercise. Both Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-65th) and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21st) received Conewango Township Police Officer Scott ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

Conewango Twp. Theft. According to Conewango Township Police, Matthew James Porter, Warren, was charged with retail theft following an incident at Dunham’s Sporting Goods on June 10. Police say Porter stole a knife valued at $34.99. Harassment. According to Conewango Township Police, Jody ...

One pleads guilty, charges withdrawn against four others

Cops & Court Report

One defendant pleaded guilty while charges were withdrawn against four others during Derrick A. Stanko, Warren, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct – engage in fighting, loitering and prowling at night time and public drunkenness. Charges were withdrawn against the following: ¯ Keith ...

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Community

YHS class luncheon The Youngsville High School classes of 1964 and 1965 luncheon will be held Tuesday, June 26 at 12:30 p.m. at Huey’s in Youngsville. Spouses and all other classes are welcome. Please join us. Anyone visiting Youngsville and would like a special luncheon, please contact ...