Community

New school bus schedules heed motorist caution

The rules regarding school buses have not changed, but some of the timing has. Some motorists who have very consistent morning and evening schedules over a span of years may see buses that they have not encountered in the past. “School bus routes were adjusted due to the change in the ...

Human Services Summit identifies long-term goals

The Human Services Summit has been crested. Wednesday’s Warren County Board of Commissioners meeting will be largely devoted to a presentation on the final report from this year’s Human Services Summit. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston will be presenting the results of the past five ...

Warren Players hosts members picnic

“A Warren Players member is anyone who has ever been involved in any production.” Warren Players board member Jen Koebley said — as one of the longest-running, if not the longest-running community amateur theater groups in the country — there are a lot of members of the Warren ...

Signups for Salvation Army programs soon

Winter is coming. The Salvation Army has scheduled signups for its Bundle Up and Christmas programs. The two programs will have signups for anyone interested From Sept. 24 to 28 and Oct. 1 to 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 311 Beech Street. The Bundle Up programs is a voucher program, which ...

YMCA in Youngsville costs Borough

The YMCA branch is providing a valuable service, but is costing Youngsville Borough money. Value versus cost was a topic of some contention at the borough council meeting Monday. On one side, the facility “gives an opportunity for the Youngsville area to be fit and to take advantage of ...

Audubon Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner Sept. 24

You are invited to join Audubon Community Nature Center in honoring volunteers, celebrating the successes of the year, and welcoming new Board members at the Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner on Monday, Sept. 24. The public is welcome to participate in this festive evening. ...

St. Joe’s 5th Graders make summer reading competitive

Most fifth graders’ summertime activity lists do not include 168 hours of reading. But that is what Lexi Paris, now a sixth grader at St. Joseph School, did. Teacher Pam Nasman said each fourth and fifth grader was encouraged at the end of the last school year to keep a record of their ...

September is suicide prevention month

“It’s the secret that kills.” That, said Family Services of Warren County (FSWC) therapist Jada DeLoof, is the message she’s hoping to send this Monday, Sept. 10, which is World Suicide Prevention Day. That is the day that FSWC has set for what DeLoof and the rest of the staff ...

FirstEnergy transfers contracts to Exelon Generation Company

If FirstEnergy Solutions is your electric generation supplier, then you’re headed for a change. A subsidiary of FirstEnergy, Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions (FES) filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 31, according to a notice sent to FES customers. “As part of ...

Widespread power outages hit thousands in Warren County

A circuit breaker failure at Penelec’s Warren substation resulted in more than 6,000 customers in the Warren area being without power for several hours Wednesday. “A circuit breaker, much like a breaker in your house or apartment, failed in one of our major substations in the Warren ...

Northwest Names Spencer Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer

Lance L. Spencer has been named vice president and chief information security officer (CISO) of Northwest Bank. Drew Young, chief information officer, made the announcement. As chief information security officer, Mr. Spencer oversees the bank’s cybersecurity programs, manages information ...

Rouse Estate achieves high marks

The Rouse Home has received a perfect score. According to the nursing home’s marketing director, Kelsey Angove, that’s “pretty exciting.” The Pennsylvania Department of Health reviews facilities for compliance with federal requirements in order to receive payment under Medicare or ...

Warren County’s emergency plans

The odds of a severe natural disaster striking Warren County are never particularly high. But county officials are planning just in case. A county emergency operations plan was brought before the Warren County Commissioners at Monday’s work session. Todd Lake, public safety director, ...

The Zonta Club of Warren celebrates 90th Anniversary

The Zonta Club of Warren celebrates 90 years as part of a global network of professionals committed to equal rights and a life free of violence for all women and girls. They strive to empower women worldwide through service and advocacy. Internationally, Zonta envisions a world in ...

What is Labor Day anyway?

Sometimes, a person can be sitting outside, eating grilled food, enjoying a day off of work, and have no idea why. Well, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Pennsylvania has recognized Labor Day as a holiday since the late 1880s. It was among the first eight states to recognize ...

Hot days inspire young philanthropists

When life gives you hot weather, sell lemonade for charity. A group of young Warren entrepreneurs — all in fourth and fifth grade at St. Joseph Catholic School — will donate almost $70 to the Salvation Army. On Sunday, Aug. 26, five friends — Sebastian Oyola, Bella Oyola, Gavin ...

Holiday weekend feels like a summer extension for some

It feels like the heart of summer, but the Labor Day weekend is traditionally considered the end of the season. The temperature was about 80 degrees Sunday afternoon, with humidity from 79 to 90 percent, making it feel a couple degrees warmer. The weather may have kept some people ...

TO DO

The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest. To add an event, email managing editor Jon Sitler at jsitler@timesobserver.com. Sept. 1: Smokey the Bear Parade/Night, 7-8:30 p.m., Chapman State ...

‘Supreme President’

“Founder and Supreme President” is quite the title. If you know me, you know I run. A lot. One of my favorite three-mile routes is from our office on Pennsylvania Ave. up to the top of Oakland Cemetery. It’s a moderate climb. A nice way to pick up a couple hundred feet of vertical ...