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5K benefit The Superhero 5K will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, from the Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department social hall. The event benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates. In addition to the run (with optional superhero costumes), there will be a 1 mile family walk/run featuring a ...

Watson Grange meets; Warren County Fair winners announced

Master Matt Irons presided over the recent meeting of Watson Grange, with the decision made to once again purchase dictionaries for the third graders at Tidioute Charter School. Junior leader Kelly Van Ord said they would meet again at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 to finalize plans for a fundraiser ...

Hill & Dale Garden Club meets

The August 22 meeting of the Hill & Dale Garden Club was held at the Audubon. 23 members and 10 guests were in attendance. President Ruth Ann DeVore welcomed members and members of the Warren Garden Club (10 members). Ruth Ann led the Pledge of Allegiance, and Muriel Redick gave the ...

County senior center schedule

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday (09-03): center closed in observance of Labor Day Wednesday (09-05): cards, exercise, 11:30 am, lunch at 11:45 am, blood pressures taken after lunch, 50-50 drawing, bingo Thursday (09-06): crafts at 9:45 am, cards, lunch at 11:45 am, bingo ...

Local Self-Help Meetings:

Alcoholics Anonymous Call 866-839-3401 Sunday Warren • Unity Group (O-SPK-HA), Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Ave., 8 p.m. Monday Warren. • Monday-Wednesday-Friday (O-D-HA), Jefferson DeFrees Center, 207 Second Ave., noon. • K.I.S.S. Group (O-D-HA), ...

Firefighters respond to reported gas leak

City of Warren Fire and Police departments responded Thursday morning to a report of a gas leak and fire alarm at the IMT building on Clark Street. One person drove to Warren General Hospital for evaluation and possible treatment as a result of the incident, according to ...

Warren wizard festival postponed citing Warner Brothers copyright

The staff of Alohomora: A Magical Festival have postponed their festival, scheduled for Oct. 5-6, 2018, to Oct. 4-6, 2019 in Warren. The decision was made after recent actions by Warner Brothers, the copyright owners of all Harry Potter movies and merchandise, on events that draw on the Harry ...

Senior check-in service launched

Sometimes, it’s important just to check in. The Warren County Sheriff’s Office’s Senior Check-In Program is up and running. The system provides automated outgoing calls from the sheriff’s office to subscriber’s phones. If for some reason the subscriber is unable to answer, the ...

Kinzua Beach closed again, E. Coli testing

Kinzua Beach swim area is closed again. The Allegheny National Forest announced Thursday evening that the swim area is closed due to E. coli in the water. The picnic area remains open. “E. coli is a bacterium that comes from human or animal wastes (such as Canadian Geese),” according to ...

Missing dogs raise concern among pet owners, Humane Society

Dogs are going missing. According to the Paws Along the River Humane Society, a number of dogs have mysteriously gone missing over the past few days in Pittsfield and Freehold townships. “We have had five reports since the 25th,” Executive Director Karen Kolos said. Callers have ...

Landscape committee discusses parking, more

The bird viewing platform is in place and it’s time to help people use it. The City of Warren Street Landscape Committee met Tuesday morning at Betts Park and the members agreed that there should be some one-hour parking spaces near the Pennsylvania Avenue West platform. There is one ...

Crunching the numbers: Too much and not enough

Thanks to some grant dollars, some of Warren County School District’s kindergartners won’t have so many classmates. At Monday night’s meeting of the curriculum, instruction, and technology committee, Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment Rhonda Decker announced that ...

Roundabouts, wheels and pie charts: Getting a sense of public opinion

The opinions of the public can be a challenging thing to assess. But if the responses of a recent Times Observer poll are any indication, team roundabout and team traffic signal might be neck-and-neck. As of Sunday evening, 310 responses had been received to the question: “Which ...

Pulling for Poppy

The Hessel Valley Lutheran Church in Chandler’s Valley will be hosting a benefit spaghetti and meatball dinner for local child Poppy Retterer on September 13. The dinner will take place from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Poppy is the 22-month old daughter of Katie Schuyler and Tyler Retterer of Warren. ...

Communicating with community: Warren County’s second most common language

Deutsch in der zeitung? German in the newspaper? Since 2014, the Warren County department of planning and zoning has had to publish some public notices in both English and German. Community Development Block Grant Administrator Lorri Dunlap has to allow for communities in which at ...

Art of sharing

You are invited to the opening of the Oviatts’ Art Show at the Wilder Museum on Thursday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. Keith and Joanne Oviatt are local artisans and talented individuals who enjoy different forms of art. Keith has been interested in photography since his preteen years, ...

Apple cider, sauce, and more at Audubon workshop Sept. 8

The culmination of apple season is the delicious reward. You can learn more about products like cider, sauce, and jelly at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Apples All Year Long: Cider, Sauce, and More workshop, 1 to 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 8. Cider, both sweet and hard, will be the star ...

Hooktown back to the neighborhood for Saturday garage sale

The Hooktown Holidays garage sale is back at its original stomping grounds. The sale is today. It was held at the Greene Estate a little farther up Conewango Avenue last year, but it is centered on 1201 Conewango this year. “It was great what Cindy and Dave Morrison did for us,” Hooktown ...