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End of summer, man’s best friend chills out

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

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 ...

Emergency drill at Beaty, real-life simulations

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 ...

Throwing stones, all in good sport

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 ...

Art After 5

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 ...

Congressman visits pharmacy

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

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 ...

Rally in the Valley

Times Observer photos by Stacey Gross The Rally in the Valley has had a good turnout for its inaugural year, according to event coordinator Jeff Frailey Friday evening. Around 100 bikes rolled through Warren Thursday evening for the event’s kickoff. Friday featured The Shiners (pictured on ...

Calling all actors

Calling all actors. Lynn Sears will be hosting auditions for the Warren Players Club’s newest production: Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “South Pacific.” Auditions are open to anyone who wants to try out. Sears is looking for cast members who are just as passionate about theatre as she ...

Winning songs announced for Rock and Write contest

The Warren Public Library held a Rock and Write writing contest in conjunction with the Libraries Rock! summer reading program. Children ages five to 14 were challenged to make up a song to a familiar tune. There were 28 entries which several judges read through to determine the winners. ...

Fiber Artists’ time of year

You can tell when it’s time to get back into working with fiber when the Warren County Fiber Artists have their annual picnic meeting. This year, the group had its annual picnic at the home of Priscilla Breese, in Russell, on August 14. Twenty members enjoyed a tureen picnic along with ...

Warren County senior center schedule

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday (08-20): game day, cards at 10 am, lunch at 11:45, bingo after lunch Wednesday (08-22): cards, exercise, 11:30 am, lunch at 11:45 am, 50-50, bingo after lunch Thursday (08-23): crafts at 9:45 am, Advisory board meeting, cards, lunch at ...

Briefly…

Class to lunch The Warren High School class of 1960 will have lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at Docksiders. Class members, mates, and friends are invited. Need a ride, call Jim at (814) 489-5095. Fire police needed Fire Police are needed to help at the Sheffield Fire Department ...

WAHS grad completes Hospice landscape project, earns Eagle rank

Owen Balas is a recent WAHS graduate. He’s also a new Eagle Scout. Balas graduated from WAHS this past spring, and will be going to Gannon University to study law. He was a wrestler and played baseball in high school. He will wrestle at Gannon. Before he finished out this chapter of ...

Federal emergency food and shelter funding awarded to Warren County

Warren County has received federal food and shelter funding. A total of $7,568 has been made available to Warren County to supplement emergency food and shelter programs from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Emergency Food and Shelter National ...

Preparedness at Beaty

With an active shooter drill coming up next week in Warren County School District, responders are preparing. On Wednesday, City of Warren firefighters met with district Quality Assurance Supervisor Boyd Freeborough at Beaty-Warren Middle School. They toured the facility, comparing the ...

Briefly…

Dems to meet The Warren County Democrats will hold their montly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, in the Beckley Lab, Warren Public Library. All are welcome. Farmers Market to St. Joe’s Rally in the Valley is bumping Farmers Market again. The event will be centered on the Mid ...

Senior housing development plan moves forward

Senior housing in downtown Warren moved a step closer to becoming a reality Wednesday. At the regular meeting of the city’s Redevelopment Authority, City Manager Nancy Freenock addressed the group regarding the property located at 231 to 237 Pennsylvania Ave. W., which is currently owned ...