Photo submitted to Times Observer On Saturday, May 19, Cub Scouts from Pack 45 in Pleasant Township placed flags on veterans’ graves to remember and honor them on Memorial Day. With the help of their families, and friends from Girl Scout Troop 36515, they braved a cold, wet, and rainy day to get this done and learned about Patriotism in the process. In no particular order are Doug Johnson, Brad Gern, Jim Tellman, Brody Gern, Braedon Gern, Brenden Johnson, Bobby Johnson, Jacob Carroll, Tucker Johnson, Addison Johnson, Laken Carroll, Caitlyn Harkins, Ryleigh Johnson, Kyle Johnson, Kylie Johnson, Tom Carroll, Jaclyn Johnson, and Zia Johnson.

Republican Party election

Following the spring primary elections, the Warren County Republican Committee met on Thursday, May 24, for its organizational meeting. At the meeting, two nominees were put forth from the group: previous Chair Kathy Kemp Jensen of Columbus Township, and Dale Honhart of Pine Grove Township. After giving statements and taking questions, the vote of the elected members of the committee saw Kemp Jensen reelected as chair for another four years. Kemp Jensen then appointed the rest of her leadership: Ed Seebeck of Conewango Township as vice chair, Joe McClellan from Warren East as secretary, and Ruth Seebeck of Conewango as treasurer.

This primary season has seen the committee grow to 51 members from around the county. Each municipality can have up to two members on the committee. The committee directs the efforts of the Republican Party locally and will be active in this year’s US Senate and PA Gubernatorial races as well as other races on the ballot.

Monthly meetings are open to all enrolled Republicans of Warren County and are held on the second Thursday of the month at 145 Conewango Avenue at 7 p.m. A schedule of meetings and events can be found on their website at

Halls Of Ivy

Youngsville High School graduate Jacob Scott Marino, of Pittsfield, has earned a B.A. from Thiel College, a leading liberal arts college in northwest Pennsylvania, during its 144th Commencement Exercises on May 6 in the William A. Passavant Memorial Center.

Class to breakfast

The men of Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for breakfast on Tuesday, May 29 at Perkins in Warren at 9 a.m.

PAWS closed

Paws Along the River Humane Society will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. Paws will reopen on Tuesday, May 29 at 12:30 p.m.

Fourth of July Celebration

The 71st Annual Warren Fourth of July Celebration will take place on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, and Wednesday, July 4.

From 4 to 10 p.m. on July 3, activities will be held at Liberty Street in downtown Warren.

On July 4, the pre-parade show will be held at 9:30 a.m. by the reviewing stand, and the 71st Annual 4th of July Parade will begin at 11 a.m., sponsored by United Refining Co. Festivities continue from 3 to 10 p.m. that dat with music, food and contests at Betts Park. A fireworks display wil take place that night at 10 p.m. and the 4th of July Organization’s grand prize drawing will be held at 10:30 p.m.