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Tidioute Community Charter Schoo kindergarten  students who received a certificate that said “I’m 100 Days Smarter” include, from left, in front, Kaleb Lindsay,  Zander Fehlman and Lily Sutton; middle, Mia Buccardo, Vallon Vullo,  Meadow Sheckler and Aiden Jones; and, back row, Trent Drukenbrod, Kaden Silva, Ethan Manning and Carter McDonald.

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Class breakfast The Warren Area High School Class of 1952 is going to breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Peppermill. All classmates, spouses and companions are invited. Testing hydrants Youngsville Borough residents are being told that fire hydrants will be being flow tested ...

Salmon East Project decision notice signed by ANF Marienville District

The Allegheny National Forest’s Marienville District Ranger Rob Fallon has signed a decision notice for the Salmon East Project. The 13,038-acre project located in Forest County will accomplish several goals, including: Harvesting approximately 2,100 acres of timber to provide quality ...

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The Warren County YMCA, in an effort to celebrate 150 years of continued service to the Warren Community, is celebrating February with 150 healthy community hearts. Stop in on Tuesday, Feb 14, from noon to 4 p.m. or Friday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon and participate in the Primary Health Care healthy heart free blood pressure screening. Primary Health Care’s goal is to do 150 healthy heart screenings. When you stop in and get your screening you get a heart to hang up at the Y. Along with Primary Health Care, the Warren County YMCA child care department class rooms have decorated their classes with 150 hearts. The Warren YMCA is located at 212 Lexington Ave., Warren Pa. 16365. Shown here is the PreK 1 class of the Warren YMCA with their 150 hearts display for childcare.

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WGH scholarships The Warren General Hospital Auxiliary is again awarding scholarships to Warren County residents currently enrolled full-time in courses leading to certification and/or licensure in a professional health care field. Two health care courses must be part of the curriculum each ...

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New equipment

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry A crew from Pennsylvania American Water works with some new equipment at the intersection of Third Avenue and Market Street in Warren on Monday. The new vacuum and valve turning trailer allows crew members to quickly clean valve and curb boxes and then open ...

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Above, Free Books for Kids Town is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a Benefit Barn Dance on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the Woman’s Club from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be a live band and caller for barn dancing followed by a feast of delicious food these local restaurants: New York Style Deli, Jack’s Tap House, West Side Pizza, the Cornerstone, Bullpen, Perkins and Days Inn (formerly Holiday Inn), and Tops. Basket raffle prizes include Targeted Pet Treats, Rachel Ray Dog and Cat Food, Northwest Bank, Trader Joe’s, coffee from Arbor House, a wine basket and more. Pictured here are volunteers from the Adult Training Facility at Bollinger Enterprises, Inc., which helped put the finishing touches on the preparations including, seated, Greg Bonavita and Bill Dies, volunteers; and, in back, Ruby Wiles, founder Free Books; Ralph Tressler, volunteer; and Jeanine Valencia , program specialist. Sue Lowe, direct care staff, also assisted. Below, Felix and Elianne Valencia are checking out some of the books from Free Books for Kids Town, a non-profit that has been serving the children of Warren County for five years. Admission for adults is by monetary donation (cash, check or credit card). Everyone is welcome.

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Class lunch The Warren High School class of 1955 will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Bob Evans. WGH Auxiliary Linen Sale The WGH Auxiliary is sponsoring a Linen Sale on February 8 and 9 in the hospitals Outpatient Lobby from 7a.m. to 4 p.m. Bed linens, pillows, ...

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DaVita Warren Dialysis teammates present a $1,000 check to the Warren Area Student Union as part of the annual DaVita Way of Giving program. DaVita dialysis centers across the United States are given the opportunity to choose which charity to donate to in their community. This year, a record-breaking $2.2 million has been donated to local charities across the United States and $9.1 million has been donated through the program since 2011. Warren Area Student Union is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides a safe place for the youth of Warren and surrounding areas in grades 6- 12. WASU does not discriminate — all are welcome and are accepted with warm hearts and open arms. The WASU kids learn life skills, the value of giving back to the community and self- worth. The DaVita Warren Teammates felt this aligned very well with their mission and values. “Children are our future. We couldn’t think of any better way to send forth ripples and give back to our community than to help these children give back,” said Shelly Wilson, a DaVita Group Facility Administrator. From left are Mia Morse, Larisa Urig, Pam Falber, Executive Director of Warren Area Student Union, and Wilson.

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Celebrate with Daffodils Need a pick-me-up, a thank you, or a gift for someone special? Announcing a new fundraiser, Celebrate Spring with Daffodils. A definite sign of spring, these early blooming miniature daffodils last for an extended time in your garden and make great fresh cut blooms ...

ANF receives requests to reissue 12 special-use permits

The Allegheny National Forest’s Marienville Ranger District has received requests to reissue 12 expired special use permits for six existing spring developments, two oil and gas pipelines, a fish hatchery, road access right-of-way, storage area and a liquid waste disposal area. The uses are ...

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Ava Young poses with a doll she won at the Warren Public Library. In January there was a display case with four dolls and four sets of Hot Wheels cars. Children were invited to fill out an entry form about their favorite book to snuggle up with and indicate if they wanted a doll or cars. Participants’ names were randomly drawn; four winners each won a doll and four winners each won a set of Hot Wheels. The other doll winners are Ashlynn Zawacki, Cece Belleau, and Zoe Gearhart. Hot Wheels winners are Lauren Dolan, Brody Connolly, Sebastian Lawson and Landon Lutton. Ava Young’s favorite book to snuggle up with is Princess Adventure Stories because she likes princesses. This collection of princess stories compiled by Disney is perfect for princess fans. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to all participants.

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Class lunch The Warren High School class of 1951 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Conewango Club. Class meeting The Warren High School Class of 1955 party planning committee will meet at Perkins Restaurant at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, to discuss a mailing for the ...

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4th of July Here is the tentative schedule for the 70th Annual Fourth of uly Celebration in 2017 in Warren: Saturday, July 1: “Kick Off Event,” at Music in the Park, featuring “Two For Flinching,” (time TBA); Sunday, July 2: Midtown Parking Lot, 2 to 10 p.m., features vendors, ...

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The Odd Fellows/Kossuth Encampment 98 IOOF has donated over $5,000 to the Warren Salvation Army, which in turn utilized the funds to assist many families at Christmas. In the picture, from left, is Captain Keith Jache and Edward Peterson.

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Class to Lunch The Warren High School class of 1944 will meet at the Eagles Club, Pennsylvania Avenue East, Wednesday, Jan. 18. Get together at 11:30 a.m. Lunch at noon. Spouses and significant others are welcome. ——— The Warren High School class of 1956 will meet for lunch at 1 ...

2-hour delay

The Warren County School District will follow a two-hour delay on Friday January 13th (www.wcsdpa.org). Boost Post

Scarnati announces Senate Standing Committee Chairs for 2017-2018

HARRISBURG — Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-25) has announced the Republican Chairs for each of the 22 Senate Standing Committees for the 2017-2018 legislative session. “I am pleased to announce today the Chairs of each of the 22 Senate Standing Committees,” Scarnati ...

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A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs “Mobile Vet Center” (MVC) will be stationed at the Warren Visitor Center on Friday, Dec. 17, to answer questions and help local veterans receive the services they deserve, according to Senator Scott Hutchinson. The MVC will be open at the Visitor Center, which is also the home of Senator Hutchinson’s Warren District Office, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The address is 22045 Route 6, Warren. “The Mobile Veterans Center provides a gateway to the VA’s programs and services to veterans who don’t have convenient access to their permanent facilities,” Senator Hutchinson said. “I encourage all veterans to stop by to have their questions answered and learn about the services that are available to them.”

Mobile Vet Center

Photo submitted to Times Observer A U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs “Mobile Vet Center” (MVC) will be stationed at the Warren Visitor Center on Friday, Dec. 17, to answer questions and help local veterans receive the services they deserve, according to Senator Scott Hutchinson. The ...

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Tidioute budget Tidioute Borough’s 2017 proposed budget is available for public inspection during regular business hours of 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Tidioute Borough Office, 129 Main St. The final budget will be adopted during the regular monthly council meeting ...

PVT Garrett C. Darts, US ARMY

Military News

PVT Garrett C. Darts, US ARMY, Graduated from Basic/AIT Training on October 21, 2016 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Upon graduation he will be stationed at Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks Alaska as a US Army Combat Engineer. PVT Darts is the son of Bob and Shelly Darts of Russell, and Julie and ...

News In Brief

Hospital meeting The Board of Directors of Warren General Hospital will open its regularly-scheduled meeting to the public on Wednesday, Dec. 7, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Conference Room A at the hospital. Due to seating limitations, persons interested in observing the meeting or posting ...

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Farmington Township meeting Because of the election, this week’s Farmington Township meeting will be held at the township building instead of the fire hall. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Sheffield Life

Sheffield VFDTurkey PartySaturday, Nov. 5 is the SVFD Annual Turkey Party. Doors will open at 6:15 and raffles will begin at 7 p.m. Free admission with refreshments. Steak platters, hams, turkeys, fruit baskets, pepperoni sticks, money, door prizes, gift cards, electronics and much more. ...

Jamestown officials waiting on permits to demolish building

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. - The emergency demolition of 10-12 E. Second St. to stabilize what remains of the building has been completed and city officials are now waiting for the necessary permits to demolish the rest of the three-story structure.On Monday, Vince DeJoy, Jamestown development director, ...

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City referendum questionsFour City of Warren Referendum questions will appear on the November 8 General Election Ballot. There will be two sessions to provide information and answer citizens' questions regarding the ballot questions. The sessions will be held in the Slater Room of the Warren ...