Education

‘…not a moral failing’

Statistics for 2018 are not yet available, but from 2016 to 2017 Warren County saw the number of deaths due to drug overdose increase significantly. No overdose deaths were reported in the county in 2016, according to Susan Shanaman, legislative liasion for the Pennsylvania State Coroners ...

Warren County SADD hosts annual conference in April

There are plenty of destructive decisions people can make. The mission of SADD — Students Against Destructive Decision-making — is to help people avoid the dangers of drinking and driving, underage drinking, drug use, discrimination, bullying, and other destructive ...

Shooter drills improve communications across county and state lines

Warren County School District is preparing for the worst and making friends along the way. While district officials are meeting with agencies to arrange another active shooter drill for a district building, the entities, including those across state lines, are developing positive working ...

Sheffield 5th graders sample careers

Sheffield’s fifth-graders are learning what career they want to do. Well, not yet, but they are learning about careers. Sheffield Area Elementary School teacher Kristine Conn invites speakers to talk about their careers to her fifth-graders — as part of a “career” project. Last ...

Tidioute Community Charter School to open food bank for students

Tidioute Community Charter School (TCCS) will be opening a food bank for its students. The food bank will cost nothing for the students to access — due to a donation — and will contain items such as laundry detergent, food, band-aids, feminine products, and other basic necessities that the ...

WCSD approves Superintendent pay increase

Warren County School District Superintendent Amy Stewart will receive a two-percent raise following a performance evaluation completed in December. School board directors unanimously approved the raise, retroactive until July 1, 2018, at Monday’s board meeting. Board members Mary ...

How are geodes formed?

A group of students at the Warren County Christian School are working to figure out just where geodes come from and how they came to be. Essentially a partially hollow stone with – when fully formed – crystals on the inside, students at WCCS have been working with the geological ...

Making memories

Art students at Eisenhower Middle High School recently participated in a project known as the Memory Project. The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers, students, and artists to help promote global kindness through the creation of portraits for ...

A way with words…

Congrats to all the competitors. Being knocked out of the Warren County Spelling Bee is not a shameful thing. Like any competition with an eventual champion — almost every competitor loses their last game — or, in this case, misspells their last word. Only one speller out of the ...

Spell-check

T-r-e-a-c-l-e. A blend of molasses, sugar and corn syrup used as a table syrup. The word is from an originally Greek word that passed into Latin and then French before becoming English. It also was the winning word in the Warren County Spelling Bee held on Thursday morning at Beaty-Warren ...

Teens developing ‘Teen Space’ at Warren library

Public libraries have morphed into much more than shelves filled with books and endless rows of card catalogs. One need only take a few steps inside the Warren Public Library to notice the lush greenery and fun decor in the children’s area and the wealth of video and audio collections just ...

Small fire at South Street School

The Warren Fire Department received a call around 3 p.m. Wednesday about a small fire at the South Street Head Start Building. According to fire officials, the fire started in one of the classrooms and was caused by an electrical problem in one of the light fixtures. The Warren Fire ...

Lacy Park Sensory Playground redo seeking matching funds

Every year, the City of Warren applies for a recreational grant. This year, that grant “went from a small project to a redo of Lacy Park,” according to Mike Holtz, city public works director. The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) granted the city $265,000 to the ...

Warren County Spelling Bee Thursday at Beaty

Champion spellers from across Warren County will face off Thursday in the annual Warren County Spelling Bee. The event begins at 9 a.m. at Beaty Warren Middle School and will feature previous school champions in grades five through eight. The students will take turns on words of ...

Cold temps cut another school day

The polar vortex is forcing county schools to close for another day. The Warren County School District has announced that school has been canceled for Thursday, Jan. 31. Tidioute Community Charter School made the decision to cancel both Wednesday and Thursday on Tuesday of this week, ...

Stay inside

Warren County School District is not holding classes nor activities today. St. Joseph Catholic School canceled also. Tidioute Community Charter School made the call for today and Thursday. Those kinds of decisions have to be made in the face of weather forecasts like ...

WCSD talks Physical and Occupational Therapists

Sometimes, cutting the budget requires adding staff. In a time when Warren County School District’s staff is shrinking each year, the school board’s personnel committee discussed hiring two therapists. According to administrators, having a physical therapist and an occupational ...

School board mulls changing extracurricular eligibility policy

The policy that allows students who are failing classes to participate in sports encourages failure. The Warren County School District board generally agrees. But, it’s not quite that clear cut and the board is going to take some more time before voting to possibly change it. At ...

WCSD revisits teacher contracts

The policy that allows students who are failing classes to participate in sports encourages failure. The Warren County School District board generally agrees. But, it’s not quite that clear cut and the board is going to take some more time before voting to possibly change it. At ...