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Youngsville Chief of Police Todd Mineweaser, left, and Officer Ben Leach, right, escort Jamie Crick to District Justice Todd Woodin’s office on Wednesday afternoon.

Youngsville man charged in hardware store burglary

Local News

A Youngsville man has been charged with multiple felonies stemming from a February 2016 burglary at the Youngsville Hardware Store. Jamie Delbert Crick, 41, of Youngsville, faces two counts of felony burglary, two felony counts of theft by unlawful taking, one felony count of criminal ...

Warren man fails to comply with Megan’s Law requirements

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A Warren man deemed a sexually violent predator has been charged with failing to comply with the counseling portion of his Megan’s Law registration requirements. John Alexander Snyder, 46, 1210 Pennsylvania Ave. W., Apt. 2, was charged by City of Warren police on Tuesday with misdemeanor ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

Warren Charged. Julie Darling, 25, Warren was charged with 3 counts of Criminal Conspiracy to Acquire or Obtain Possession of a Controlled Substance and False Identification to Law Enforcement following a joint investigation from September 28, 2016 with the Attorney General’s Office. DUI. ...

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Photographs by Howard Jarvis.

‘Cultural landscape’

Community

The Warren Camera Club will be featured at the Crary Gallery this month. The club, which started as a slide club around 1940, originally only used black and white film and submitted work to the club on slides. By 1951, club president Kathe Frank writes in the show’s statement, color slides ...

Jenna Still

Briefs…

Community

Halls of Ivy Jenna R. Still, daughter of Jeff and Jeanette Still of Warren, graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania on December 17, 2016. She received her Bachelor degree of Science in Education, majoring in Early Childhood and Special Education. Prior to graduation, she completed ...

Policy, precedent in place in district for fan discipline

Local News

There is precedent and policy in Warren County School District for excluding individuals from attending sporting events. District administrators cited policy on disruptive spectators when asked if a fan could be kept out of events, but did not offer comment on any individual fan. “If the ...

Russell man pleads guilty to statutory sexual assault

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A Russell man has pled guilty to statutory sexual assault. Joseph S. Nowacki, 24, entered a plea last Friday to a count of statutory sexual assault: 4-8 years older. While Nowacki was initially charged with numerous offenses, First Assistant District Attorney Caleb Gnage explained the ...

Murder trial could be set soon

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The murder case against James A. McDaniel is taking steps forward. A status conference in the case was held on Friday, Jan. 13. McDaniel, 26, of Russell, was charged with criminal homicide in the February, 2016, death of Marcus A. Mattson, of Russell. The initial charges also included ...

One pleads guilty at arraignment court

Cops & Court Report

One defendant pled guilty and another pled not guilty during arraignment and change of plea held last week. Anthony T. Pollaro, Warren, pled guilty to one count of criminal trespass – enter structure. Mikael L. Thomas, Camp Hill, Pa., pled not guilty. Thomas has been charged with burglary ...

Head Start receives grant to expand services

Community

The Local Interagency Coordinating Council met Tuesday morning. The Local Interagency Coordinating Council, which meets quarterly, is a group open to service providers, parents, and advocates of children involved in school, early intervention, or mental health services. According to chair ...

Events…

Community

Events around Warren County on Thursday: ¯ Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ¯ Sharing Program, dinner and fellowship for all people, First Presbyterian Church, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. ¯ Towers Bridge, Conewango Towers, 1 p.m. ¯ Warren Area Student ...

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Deputy Marl Lehnen checks a bag before running it through the new X-ray machine.

Another way to check at single point of entry

Local News

They can see right through you. Well, they can see through your stuff. The deputies at the Warren County Courthouse’s single point of entry have another tool at their disposal to prevent weapons from entering the courthouse. Anyone entering the courthouse as of Tuesday, Jan. 17, not only ...

Visiting coach suspended after incident in stands at Warren game

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A visiting basketball coach who charged into the stands to confront a fan at Warren Area High School has been suspended. Paul Przepierski, Strong Vincent High School girls basketball head coach, and a health and physical education teacher at JoAnna Connell Elementary School in the Erie School ...

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From left are Debbie Gray, Marian Aranyos, George Lilja, and Diane DeLarme.

‘It’s comforting’

Community

“It’s like walking into an art gallery!” That’s what Volunteer Services Director Debbie Gray said she’s heard said about the artwork that now lines the corridors of Warren General Hospital. The artwork, by members of the Warren Art League, as well as quilts from Allegheny Quilt ...

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Hunting and fishing pro Tom Bergstue of Lynn Legacy Game Calls and Mountain Cabin Outdoors will be the featured speaker at the Black Bear seminar detailed in “Briefs.”

Briefs…

Community

Class breakfast Members of the EHS Class of ‘73 are gathering at The Bucket in Sugar Grove for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. All are welcome. Musher boot camp Lydia Storey, dog rescuer and Ski-jor racer (skiing behind a dog) and “musher boot camp survivor” from ...

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This photo was taken at the scene of the flooding on Rt. 426 in Spring Creek on Thursday, Jan. 12, where members of the Spring Creek Volunteer Fire Department were on duty.

After-effects of flooding linger

Local News

The water that was pumped out of the basement last week may have left some unwelcome guests behind. In addition to damaging goods, posing a threat of electrocution, and possibly causing gas leaks, floods can bring bacteria that can live on after the water is gone. According to Warren County ...

‘Planning for the next event’ at dam

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A week ago, the Allegheny Reservoir was at the low end of its target winter pool. Then warm temperatures and heavy rains filled the reservoir. “On the 12th, we were between elevation 1,304 and 1,305, which is the elevation we like to be in for winter,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ...

1 is not the loneliest number at commissioners’ work session

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For the Warren County commissioners to have a meeting, at least two of them — or a majority of the three-member board — must be present. But, one is enough for a work session. In fact, according to Commissioner Ben Kafferlin, under certain circumstances , if there are bids that must be ...

Events…

Community

Events around Warren County on Wednesday: ¯ Warren Rotary Club, second floor, Conewango Men’s Club, Market St., Warren, noon. ¯ Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ¯ Kiwanis Club, Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 12:10 p.m. ¯ Senior Citizens, ...