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Education

The Dragon has landed at Warren Area High School

The new mascot in front of Warren Area High School traveled far to come to its new home. In the nine months since Student Council President Stephen Ashbaugh first contacted Namfon Suktawee of scrap-metal-art-thailand.com on Dec. 12, 2018, about creating a mascot for the school, the dragon ...

School board talks renovation, SRO’s and more at meeting

A renovation project will have some impact on Warren County School District students and decisions passed down by government could have some impacts on the district. Work on the Warren County Career Center, scheduled for completion just prior to the 2020-2021 school year, is on schedule, ...

Grief, good

Nine local children spent the day Wednesday doing things they might do at any summer day camp. There were lots of crafts, activities, playing, and laughter. Wednesday’s camp provided them an outlet for more than just their creativity and their energy. It gave them an outlet for their ...

A bridge too far

Things were a little bit different for the first time in the 11 years since Tidioute began its annual tradition of hosting their grand World War II re-enactment spectacle. This past Saturday, thousands of spectators were treated to the same level of drama and excitement this event has ...

West Forest names new principal

Dean Hoffman was recently hired as the new PK-12 principal at West Forest in Tionesta. Hoffman graduated from West Middlesex High School. He attended Geneva College in Beaver Falls where he graduated with a degree in History. He obtained his Special Education Certification from Millersville ...

Rapp announces $1M grant for Pitt Titusville

A $1 million grant for a renovation project at the University of Pittsburgh at Titusville will have far-reaching benefits, according to State Representative Kathy Rapp. Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-Warren/Crawford/Forest) announced Thursday that a $1 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance ...

Pirates of the Alleghenies

Arrr. There be pirates in Warren County. The Warren County Conservation District’s summer nature camp theme for the year was Pirates of the Great Outdoors. “Every year a new theme is brainstormed by enthusiastic Conservation District staff who look forward to expanding the minds of ...

The Warren County Explorers shine at annual conference

The Warren Police Department Law Enforcement Explorers placed in every event. The 18th Annual Law Enforcement Exploring Day Conference was held Saturday, July 27, at Central Police Services Training Center in Williamsville, N.Y., brought together 25 teams of Explorers from posts including ...

Schorman Center prescribes laughter with grief program

Who hasn’t heard someone laughing and felt like joining in even if you have no idea what’s so funny? Laughter is contagious. Anyone who heard the chortling, chuckling, guffawing and giggling coming from a room in the First Lutheran Church in Warren on Thursday evening would suspect an ...

Hometown to footlights, Meddock details her ‘crazy educational journey’

Often the path to success, however you define it, is riddled with twists, turns, and even detours. One Sheffield Area High School graduate knew what direction she was headed at an early age, and the signs along her path kept pointing her straight ahead — landing her in New York ...

WCSD offers free training courses

Warren County School District will host a trio of free training courses through the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC). The courses are: mass fatalities planning and response for rural communities — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14; crisis management for school-based ...

County talks strategy for opioid crisis

An innovative, technologically-advanced approach to opioid addiction was the focal point of Monday’s Warren County Commissioners work session. Tom McKinley with the Verifiable Recovery Network said that their effort “comes out of a desire... to get people off of drugs.” McKinley ...

Joining forces

Flash bangs, close quarters combat, vehicle clearances. Law enforcement agents from Warren and Crawford counties got together for training this week. The three-day tactical training was hosted by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and presented by Alan Brosnan and Trant Smith of ...

Three generations of Dairy Royalty

Grandmother Robin Taydus, mother Natalie Lucks, and daughter Elizabeth Lucks have all reigned as Warren County Dairy Princess. Robin was the third ever Dairy Princess crowned in Warren County in 1972. Natalie was crowned in 1992. Elizabeth is the current Dairy Princess. “It’s rare to ...

Dragons Assemble

The dragon has landed... some assembly required. The 9-foot-tall dragon made of recycled auto parts commissioned by the Warren Area High School student council arrived by truck on Thursday. It was built by Namfon Suktawee of Scrap Metal Art Thailand — ...

Day at the Zoo

Lions and tigers and bears? Oh my, no. It was more like hedgehogs and rabbits and Patagonian cavies on Wednesday in Warren. People of all ages gathered to pet, feed and ask tons of questions as they visited a hodgepodge of animals on Wednesday. Sun Dance Kids Farm brought a wide variety of ...

Active shooter training drill plan complete

The final details for active shooter training were ironed out on Thursday. Warren County School District will work with emergency responders from Warren and Chautauqua counties in active shooter drill scenarios at 1 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, at Eisenhower Middle High ...

Buddy the Dinosaur comes to the Warren Public Library

It was standing room only, even with many in attendance choosing to sit on the floor, at the Warren Public Library on Thursday. Most of the very young crowd eagerly awaited one of their favorite celebrities — Buddy. Buddy from PBS KIDS’ Dinosaur Train has been on the road with WPSU, ...

Leaders return from California conference

The Forest Area School District Chapters of FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) recently returned from the National Leadership Conference. The NLC was held in Anaheim, CA from June 29 – July 4. Forest Area School had twelve students compete at the national level as well ...