Shirts available for Clothesline Project

Shirts are available for pickup at A Safe Place and the Warren County YMCA to be decorated for A Safe Place’s Clothesline Project. The project, said Leisl Laurich of A Safe Place, is “a way to bring April, which is sexual assault awareness month, to the eyes of the public and get a conversation started on the topic within the community.” Shirts are free of charge and can be decorated with any material to reflect individuals’ thoughts on the issue of sexual violence. “It’s basically a chance for people to ‘air their dirty laundry,’ and speak out against sexual assault,” Laurich said. The project will be making shirts available for anyone interested in decorating one. Shirts will be returned to A Safe Place, and displayed at the Warren Public Library and the Warren YMCA, throughout the month of April. For more information contact A Safe Place at (814) 726-1271.

High School Bowl

Kane Area High School defeated Tidioute Community Charter School, 66-33, in a recent Media One High School Bowl match at Jamestown Community College.

The Kane team was also victorious in another match, defeating Silver Creek Central School, 61-46. Silver Creek rebounded to defeat Sheffield Area High School ,28-8.

Heidi Tarnaski and Isaac Gullifer of Kane and Emma Pryll of Silver Creek earned Player of the Match honors.

Kane team members were Sammantha Curcio, Zach Zilkofski, Robby Rasey, Nick Marconi, and Carter Carlisle.

The Tidioute team included Angel Flannigan, Samantha Riker, Madison Payne, Jenna Hunt, Hunter Bush, Paige Downey, Lukas Scheckler, and Jacob Hulse.

Kaylee Winchell, Taylor Farley, Tiffany Denault, Rachel Radack, Lauren Grover, and Krystel Schwab were also on the Silver Creek team.

Sheffield was represented by Isiss Pratz, Faite Smith, Ross Fadale, Callen Copley, Aggie Fadale, Shane Dietz, Matt Dunham, and Hayley Corbin.

High School Bowl, now in its 57th year, is produced by Media One Group in cooperation with JCC. Sponsors include the JCC Alumni Association, Affinity One Credit Union, SKF Aeroengine-North America, Chautauqua County Humane Society, Honest John’s Pizza and Wings, Pepsi, Chautauqua Region Community Foundation, the Weinberg Financial Group, and Delta Kappa Gamma, the International Honor Society of Women Educators.

High School Bowl airs on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. on radio station WJTN and at 8:30 a.m. on Sundays on radio station WWSE. Matches can also be heard online at

Class lunch

The Warren High School Class of 1953 will meet for lunch at noon on Wednesday, March 14, at the Pizza Hut.

AARP driver courses

The Allegheny Community Center (ACC) will be hosting two AARP Smart Driver Classes this spring at 42 Clark Street. All the classes will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Advanced registration is recommended as class size is limited to 20 attendees. For these courses at the ACC please call 723-3237 for registration.

A 4-hour refresher class will be given March14 by Larry Jackson for Pennsylvania drivers who have taken the course before, less than 3-years 3-months ago.

An 8-hour course will be taught by Charles Merroth on Wednesday, April 4 and 11.

Note: the two 4-hour classes required for this 8-hour class will be one week apart due to the reduced availability of ACC facilities. This course is for those Pennsylvania drivers who have not taken the course before or took it over 3-years 3-months ago.

Either course is $20 per person, ($15 for AARP members) paid by check to AARP or cash to the instructor on the first day of class. You do not have to be a member of AARP to take the course. In addition, there will be an additional charge of $2 per person to help defray the ACC’s operating costs – please bring cash for the ACC.

These courses, revised in 2014, are intended to increase your personal safety by covering the basics of defensive driving. Just as important, the course is designed to make you aware of how changes in vision, hearing and physical reflexes due to aging can impact your driving. New vehicle and roadway features and new laws of the road will also be discussed. For example: if your windshield wipers are on your headlights must be on. Some new vehicles have an ”auto” light position and for many vehicles that is for dusk to dawn and not for rain, snow or fog. For some vehicles you have to turn the lights to the position just below “Auto” for inclement weather. If you are over 55- years old, taking the course may make you eligible for an automobile insurance premium reduction or discount of 5% for 3-years (ask your insurance agent – all drivers in the household may have to take the course) and there are no tests (written or driving).

For more information on the course see the AARP Web site:

Friday events

¯ Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Ave., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

¯ Warren Public Library, Market St., Warren, open, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

¯ Community lunch, free to the public, The Salvation Army, 311 Beech St., noon.