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Gofundme.com campaign set up for funeral expenses for victim

“Jessica ‘Jessie’ Lynn White, age 32, earned her angel wings on (Wednesday), June 21, 2017 as she was taken prematurely under ‘suspicious’ circumstances. Jessie, a mother, daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and cousin leaves behind three young children, Brady, age seven, Liam, age ...

Cherry Grove celebrates ‘Mystery Well 135’

On Saturday, oilfield history and outdoor enthusiasts throughout the Allegheny National Forest region came together to celebrate “Mystery Well 135” in Cherry Grove. The celebration observed the 135th anniversary of the legendary 646 Mystery Well oil gusher during the spring and summer of ...

Briefs…

Festival of the Arts The Warren Festival of the Arts will present “Time After Time” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the Struthers Library Theatre. Warren Public Library Writer’s Group Do you have a story yearning to be written and published? Are you looking for a group of like-minded ...

Warren Garden Club meets

Vice President Pat Christy called the June 15 meeting of the Warren Garden Club to order at 1 p.m. at the Kane Lawn and Garden Center, 3225 Route 6 West Kane. Hostess chairman Susie Pirillo, and committee members Linda Gray and Louise Mihallik, were thanked for the refreshments of bottled ...

Zavinski Memorial Golf Tournament benefits graduating county seniors

The 13th Annual Zavinski Memorial Golf Tournament was held on Sunday, May 28, at Jackson Valley Golf Course. This tournament is held each year over Memorial Day weekend and helps to benefit a scholarship fund for graduating Warren County high school senior boys and girls who participated in ...

Philomel of Warren celebrates 125 years

On May 10, The Philomel of Warren celebrated its 125th year of making music in the Warren community. Established in 1891, meetings were first held in members’ homes and evolved into gatherings at the Woman’s Club. The afternoon began with a punch reception in the Woman’s Club parlor ...

Conewango Clippers listening for voices

“We are from Warren, Pennsylvania, where the Allegheny flows.” “Relax now and listen while we sing your blues away.” For 71 years, the Conewango Clippers have survived and thrived on their love of singing. Over the years, their unaccompanied — a cappella — four-part harmonies ...

Summer History Camp for students

The Warren County Historical Society is offering a week-long history camp this summer. Students entering grades 4 through 8 are encouraged to register for Warren County History Camp, which will be held Monday, July 17, through Friday, July 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily, at the Warren County ...

Hooktown Holidays to host inaugural garden tour July 8

Hooktown Holidays’ first garden tour will be held on Saturday, July 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The tour offers an opportunity to see six local gardens, with all proceeds from tickets going to Hooktown Holidays. “All of the money raised goes to support Hooktown’s mission,” said Hooktown ...

4 compete at All-American Youth Horse Show in Columbus, Ohio

Four girls from the area recently competed at the All-American Youth Horse Show in Columbus, Ohio. Audrey Smith, of Warren, riding Shez Forging Chex & Big Time in the Dark, owned by Sherry Wagner, placed in the top five in four out of five classes. She’s been a 4H member for three years ...

Rotary scholarships awarded

On June 9, the Warren Rotary Club awarded two $2,000 scholarships for “Service Above Self.” This year, the two winners were picked from 17 applications received by the club. The scholarship committee consisting of Rotarians Amanda Ongley, Randy Gustafson and Deborah “Ruby” Stone, ...

Pomp & circumstance

Times Observer photos by Brian Ferry Above, Seth Baldensperger ‘helps’ Kylee Barnes with her graduation cap prior to the Warren Area High School class of 2017’s processional Friday evening from First Lutheran Church to Struthers Library Theatre. Below, many of the members of the Warren ...

Peach Tree Creek

This is the fifth in a series of stories on the life and service of William J. Alexander, a captain in the 111th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. June 1864 The first two weeks of June resulted in little movement and less fighting. Alexander makes mention of numerous storms that slowed, or ...

Needed: All types and sizes of shoes

“Bring us your shoes.” That’s the message House of Hope board members want to get out as they finish up this year’s shoe drive. The fundraiser partners House of Hope with Funds2Orgs, with House of Hope collecting the shoes and Funds2Orgs paying 40 cents per pound for the bags of ...

Hospice recognizes volunteers

Hospice of Warren County (HOWC) recognized just under 100 volunteers at its annual recognition dinner on May 16. Held at the Woman’s Club, said Barbi Zingone, Volunteer Coordinator of Hospice of Warren County, the annual event is an important and longstanding element of the HOWC mission. ...

Barnes family regroups after losing home in fire

The squirrel is the only thing they saved. It, and the clothes that Larry and Rhonda Barnes were wearing when their home caught on fire at 112 Ballpark Lane in Endeavor on Monday. Eileen Barnes, the couple’s daughter-in-law, said she heard tires squealing outside her home at around 9:45 ...

Hill & Dale Garden Club meets

The Hill & Dale Garden Club met on Wednesday, May 24, at the Akeley Methodist Church with 23 members and one guest. Everyone brought a dish to share and the committee of Barb Briggs, Carol Eckert, Ruth Ann DeVore and Priscilla Spencer were the hostesses. Ruth Ann DeVore did devotions, ...

99th Annual Lander Alumni Reunion

The meeting of the Lander Alumni Association recently met at the Lander United Methodist Church to celebrate their 99th reunion. More than forty classmates and guests were present for the luncheon. Following a delicious luncheon served by Catering Plus the meeting was called to order by ...