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Education

Trail of Treats

The long line of treaters on Saturday included lots of famous television and movie stars like Scooby-Doo, Willy Wonka and even Freddy Krueger. They all wound their way through the hallways of Beaty Warren Middle School in search of treats and fun. Trail of Treats was held at the school on ...

‘IT’S A BLAST’

Last year on a chilly overcast October Friday Tristan Shepherd and his seventh-grade friends and classmates sat inside the school waiting for their turn. This chilly overcast Friday that turn came— it was Rocket Day — “The best thing ever,” Shepherd and his friends proclaimed. Friday ...

Create the world

A group of young artists have their works on display in the library. The YMCA Art Club has a show hanging in the Wetmore Gallery at Warren Public Library through the end of October. The club meets once a week for five weeks, an hour at a time. “They work on pieces while sharing the ...

Operation Safe Stop wants to remind drivers to…STOP!

More than a month into the school year, many motorists are accustomed to seeing school buses during their daily commutes. But, PennDOT, local police, and Warren County School District are working together to make sure that familiarity does not breed complacency. Next Wednesday, ...

Trauma informed

Warren County School District staff and representatives of area agencies learned about various ways to support efforts to make elementary classrooms in the district more trauma-informed this week. Lynn Shultz, the district’s supervisor of elementary education, told those in attendance at ...

Firefighters ready for annual boot drive Friday

It’s time for the annual boot drive. Members of International Association of Firefighters Local 1835 in Warren, and volunteers, will be at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Liberty Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Donations put in the boots will benefit the food ...

WCSD students find buckets of happiness

About 1,700 Warren County students went on field trips Monday to learn how to be bucket fillers. It was not any kind of job training. The Virginia Repertory Theatre presented the five-person musical ‘Have You Filled a Bucket Today’ twice on Monday at Struthers Library Theatre. The ...

Officials meet to review EHS active shooter drill

When it comes to preparing for disaster, conducting drills is a crucial step in providing hands-on training. But just as important is the feedback after the event that helps determine what went right, and what can be done better. Representatives from the Warren County School District, law ...

Hi-Ed Council’s 3 decades plus of adult education

For 35 years, Warren Forest Higher Education Council has been working to meet the education needs of adults in the community. “Every time that we see a need in the community, we’re there trying to figure out how we can fill it,” Executive Director Joan Stitzinger said. “That’s ...

TCCS schooled in the great outdoors

From learning about the history of Tidioute to the long-term impacts of garbage and getting some of that garbage out of the Allegheny River, there are many different aspects to the Tidioute Community Charter School expeditionary project — Camping and the Great Outdoors. “We are ...

WCSD sees savings with interest rates

Economic conditions are paying benefits to Warren County School District. “Rates continue to be really strong,” PFM Financial Advisors LLC Senior Analyst Melissa Hughes told the school board on Monday. “They have even improved over the last month.” Those interest rates caused the ...

‘Positive impact’

It sounded like a loud and raucous pep rally. But it was much more. Sheffield Middle High School’s Homecoming Pep Assembly featured cheerleaders, the band, and enthusiastic applause for sports teams. There was also a group of special visitors. The Jack Brewer Foundation Global Ambassadors ...

Homecoming Queen

Times Observer photo by Andy Close Warren Area High School senior Grace Wortman was announced as Homecoming Queen during halftime of the Dragons’ football game against General McLane on Friday at War Memorial Field. Wortman (center) is greeted by her mother Jenn and father, Dave, on either ...

20 from district to compete in World Language Competition

Warren County School District will again be represented at the Slippery Rock World Language Competition at Slippery Rock University. A group of 20 students from Eisenhower, Sheffield, Youngsville and Warren high schools will travel to the university on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to participate in the ...

Swim instructors earn new certification

Some instructors at the Warren YMCA recently spent some time hitting the books in order to help more people safely take a dip. YMCA Champion Swim instructors Caroline Check and Tom Harrington earned their Swim Angelfish certification in August. Swim Angelfish is an adaptive swim curriculum ...

Briefs…

Church fundraiser Russell United Methodist Church will hold a Chicken BBQ from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, for a $10 donation. Meals include homemade mac salad, baked beans, rolls, dessert, and beverages. Takeouts are available. Proceeds benefit the church’s Ministry Center. Church ...

Bill set to raise PA smoking age to 21

Legislation that would raise the minimum legal sales age for tobacco products from 18 to 21 made it through the state Senate on Wednesday. Senate Bill 473 passed by a vote of 43 yeas to 6 nays. It was introduced by Republican Senator Mario Scavello, who represents Monroe and Northampton ...

School board follows up on social media threat alert

When there was a threat at Eisenhower Middle High School last week, some parents and even teachers did not get the call blast about the situation. A parent complained about that to the school board on Monday. “There was a possibility of somebody showing up at the school with guns,” April ...

School Board stands firm on transportation policy

The board of Warren County School District is open to changing policy that excludes home school students from taking district classes, but much less interested in making exceptions to its transportation policy. At committee meetings this week, board members heard from several ...