Photo submitted to Times Observer The Warren County Commissioners have proclaimed November as Grief Awareness Month. Pictured with them is Vonnie Radecki, Bereavement Coordinator for The Schorman Center, A Place for Healing Grief and Loss. The Schorman Center is an outreach of Hospice of Warren County and provides free grief support to Warren County adults and children who have experienced the death of a loved one. To review the available services, visit, or call (814) 723-8060 for further information.

Osram retired ladies

The Osram Sylvania Retired Ladies will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, at Applebee’s.

AARP classes

The Allegheny Community Center (ACC) will be hosting a four-hour AARP Driver Safety Program Refresher Class on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class will be taught by Charles Merroth at the ACC, 42 Clark Street, Warren. This class is for those who have taken the course within the last 3-years 3-months. Please call the ACC at (814) 723-3237 for registration.

An additional 4-hour AARP refresher course will also be hosted at the Sheffield Senior Center (SCC) at 511 South Main Street, in Sheffield on Thursday, November 15, from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The class will be taught by Larry Jackson. This class is also for those who have taken the course within the last 3-years 3-months. Please call the SCC at 814-968-5667 for registration.

Each class is $20 per person, ($15 for AARP members) paid by check to AARP or cash to the instructor on the day of class. In addition, there is an additional charge of $2 per person/course at the ACC to help defray the ACC’s operating costs – please bring cash for the ACC. You do not have to be a member of AARP to take the course. Advanced registration is recommended as class size is limited to 20 attendees.

If you’re a licensed Pennsylvania driver over 50-years young (or old), who frequently finds yourself behind the wheel of a car, you may benefit greatly by participating in AARP’s driving course. This course is intended to increase your personal safety by covering the basics of defensive driving, especially as you age. Just as important, the course is designed to make you aware of how changes in vision, hearing and physical reflexes due to aging can impact your driving. New vehicle and roadway features and new laws of the road will also be discussed. You may be eligible for an automobile insurance premium reduction or discount of 5 percent for three years (ask your insurance agent – all drivers in the household may have to take the course) and there are no tests (written or driving).

Bridge results

Results from Monday 10/22/18 duplicate bridge held at Warren YMCA were:

1st-Joann Hultquist and Marjorie Polito with 35.5;

2nd-Beth Howe and Lana Creal with 32.5;

3rd-Robert Greco and Patricia Fincher with 31.5.

Hospice donations

Hospice of Warren County received contributions during the month of September, enhancing the care given to patients, their families, and the community.

Donations were received in memory of Gerald “Jerry” Nelson, Troy Onink, Chuck Johnson, Vincent “Vinnie” Massa, Betty E. Dickerson, Stephen Cosmano, Margaret “Meg” Sabat, Debra Tordoff, Judith Wills, Lloyd Paul, Alice Tranter, Glenn Rugar, Maxine L. Ettinger, Corky Merrill, Geraldine Gustafson, Janet Lindell, Fred Garrett, Rita Beichner, Bonnie Lucia, Anne Wolfe, Ruth Nuhfer, Larry Livingston, Ruth Rice, Adam and Ruth Piccirillo, David Taylor, A. Wayne Emehizer, Joe Allessie, Sr., Richard Webb, Dan Cole, Margaret Patterson, Marlene Fiscus, Robert Orth Sr., Lois Peterson, Rev. G. Donald McAfoose, Inez A. Porter, Darrell C. Johnson, Grace McKown, Homer and Katie Nevel, Mary Arrigo, Florence Palmer, George and Jean Young, Roger Mesmer, Anita Carlett, Susan D. Ward, Bronwyn Kegel, Francis and Verna Conway, Thomas Lynn, Jeff Dahlgren, Tom White, Rhea Irene Lord, Dale E. Morgan, Michael Skelin, Elaine McDunn, Peter Ekblom, Cathryn Yeagle, Royce “Buck” Huston, Mary Bosko, Joyce Spicer, Evelyn L. Host, Marie Cullen, John Colvin Sr., Joseph and Irene Pollock, Charles H. McConnell, Richard H. Swanson, Ruth Washington, John C. Wood, Maxine Frid, Lucy C. Fowler, Jack Donaldson, Mike Samargya, Jeffrey Phelps, Margery Woods, Jack Hoffman, Patricia Gazdak, Matthew D. Beyeler, Janet M. Schager, Keith and Pauline Hannold, Virgil K. Albaugh, Missy Ells, Charles E. Knopf, Lucille Wheeler, Marilyn Lyke Bonace, Brenda Bonace Martin, Alice Harrington Johnson, Bruce J. Shattuck, Cleo Yeagle, Gretchen Tingwall, Mary Straneva, Diedra C. Anderson, Robert “John” Bonadio, Alyce Storm Brown, Carol Paul, Jan Houser, Evelyn Baker, Helen Sopkin, Connie Huckabone, Donald Quiggle, Julie Papalia, Esme E.C. Smith, Donald E. Lewis, Julie Tencate, Arvilla (Dell) Viola, Rowena L. Nelson, Ruth Figliuzzi, Mickey Colgrove, Charles L. O’Hosky, Don Gheres, Norman and Winnifred Kenney, Susan Kosinski.

We also received donations in honor of; Dorothy Harris, Mary Schorman and Elsa Redding.

Those wishing to make a donation may do so to Hospice of Warren County at P.O. Box 68, Warren, PA 16365, or online at Your donations support the comprehensive Hospice Program, including the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence, Palliative Care Services, and The Schorman Center — A Place for Healing Grief and Loss.

Harvest Dinner

A Harvest Dinner of turkey breast and all the trimmings, including dessert and beverages, will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at Russell United Methodist Church

The cost is by donation, which benefits the RUMC Ministry Center.

Flute choir concert

The Silver Winds Flute Choir presents a free concert, “A Joyful Noise,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, at the Trinity Memorial Episcopal Church, 444 Pa Ave W. Warren.

Class lunch

The WHS class of 1959 will meet for lunch at Applebee’s at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. As always, spouses and guests are welcome.

City codes closing

The City of Warren Building Codes Department will be closed for training on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Fire police to meet

Warren County Fire Police will meet at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Clarendon Fire Hall. Snacks and coffee will be provided. This will be for the nomination of officers.

Turkey Trot


The 7th Annual Warren Downtown Turkey Trot is Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 22. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration information is at

Drug Take Back

Youngsville Police Chief Todd Mineweaser reported that the 16th Nationwide Drug Take Back in Warren County held Saturday collected 16 boxes weighing 373 pounds. The DEA heads up the Take Back event and collects the unwanted, unused or expired medication for them from our area.

As in the past Warren City PD, Warren County Sheriff’s Office, and Youngsville Borough PD participated in the program. This year Tidioute Borough Police were added to the collection sites.