Local News Briefs

WASU bus trip

WASU will offer a three day two night coach bus trip to New York City on July 7 to 9. Two people per room for $250 each. Four people per room for $175 each. The bus will leave Warren at 9 a.m. on July 7 and return by 9:30 p.m. on July 9. The trip inlcudes breakfast at the hotel both days and ...

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Gun raffle A gun raffle to benefit the Warren County Claybusters Youth Shooting Team will be held Saturday, April 1, at Pleasant Township Social Hall. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at the door, or by calling (814) 462-6008. A purchase of a ticket includes entry, food and drinks. ...

National Weather Service says 18” of snow possible

If the National Weather Service is right, Old Man Winter is about to strike Pennsylvania. A winter weather storm warning went into effect Monday night at 8 p.m. to run through 8 a.m. on Wednesday with eight to 12 inches of snow possible with “locally higher amounts... possible on the ridge ...

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The YMCA will be hosting its 3rd Annual Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 11. There are over 50 vendors in attendance this year with a large variety of handmade crafts. The Y will be raffling off a large Chinese Auction basket with one item from each vendor. Proceeds will go towards financial assistance for children in our summer camp  programs. There will also be a concession stand available and all proceeds from those sales will benefit our Livestrong at the Y participants. There is no door fee for entry.

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Bon-Ton group The Bon-Ton lunch group will meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Bob Evans. Living with Alzheimer’s Series The first session in the 3-week speaker series, “Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers” is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22 at the Jefferson ...

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A small group of friends is planning a large benefit for the late Ashley Mead and family. Ashley was a Sheffield High School graduate murdered in Colorado in February. The fundraiser, “Keep Her Light Shining,” will include a spaghetti dinner from 1 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Paul Center in Sheffield. There will also be raffles, a bake sale and entertainment. The benefit will help raise funds for burial, and for the futuer of her one-year-old daughter, Winter, left behind. For information, or donations of money or items to raffle, email Alyssa McDowell at alyssarosemcd@gmail.com, or call (814)730-9800.

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Brain games Join in on the fun at the Allegheny Community Center (ACC) on the second Wednesday of every month, from 11 to 11:45 a.m., for Brain Games with Kinzua Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Led by Rehabilitation Manager Megan Sevick, Kinzua’s rehab team will offer fun and ...

Artisan signage and smoking policy rule courthouse meeting

A discussion on signage at the Warren County Courthouse turned into a discussion about smoking during Monday’s Commissioners work session. After a walk-through of the building last week, Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said that there are “problems with people walking around the building” ...

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Art events at the Warren Library Adult coloring continues to surge in popularity. It is engaging, relaxing and helps combat stress. Join fellow adults of all ages in an afternoon of coloring and conversation. Prima color pencils, crayons and coloring pages will be provided for this free ...

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Warren County School District participants for Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PEMA) District Band included, from left, in front, Lauryn Harshaw, Jessica Mack, Mikki Gifford, Grace Larson, and Brittany Darr, middle row, Corry McCoy, Greta Stoner Lydia Giannini, Ana Carlton, Hope Colvin,  and Parker Neal and, standing on stage in orange and black, Jasmine Brown, Destiny Wynn, and Madison Finch. Students represented Youngsville, Eisenhower, Warren and Sheffield high schools.

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Caregivers class The six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers class will be offered at Warren Manor starting Wednesday, March 8. The class, offered through LECOM Health, Lifeworks Erie, is taught by two program leaders and will help caregivers remember to take care of themselves. “Too often, ...

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Zach Robertson reads Knuffle Bunny: a Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems to children during the Warren Public Library’s A Pigeon, A Knuffle Bunny and Some Pizza program. Children and their families enjoyed several stories about Mo Willem’s beloved Pigeon, Trixie and Knuffle Bunny characters. There was also pizza and coloring sheets for all and some lucky children won door prizes. This program was offered in honor of the Knuffle Bunny play,  which will be presented by the Warren Players at the Struthers Library Theatre at 7 p.m. February 23-25, and at 2 p.m. on February 26.  Mr. Robertson plays the role of Knuffle Bunny in this whimsical production, which only lasts an hour, just the right fit for younger children. Contact the Struthers Library Theatre with any questions.

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Pancake Supper The Berea Lutheran Church, at the junction of Route 6 and Route 958, will have a Shrove Tuesday pancake supper on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 4 to 6 p.m. Cost is a donation. Outdoor Club On Sunday, Feb. 26, the Allegheny Outdoor Club (AOC) will hike or ski four to five miles on ...

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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