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Be prepared

The average response time for law enforcement to an active shooter situation is five to six minutes. “What are you going to do for that five to six minutes,” is what City of Warren police chief Brandon Deppen wants citizens to ask themselves. Whether it’s in a school, at a store, at ...

Warren man receives lengthy state prison sentence for rape

A Warren man received a lengthy state prison sentence on Friday for raping a 16-year-old female last year. Steven Loney, 46, of Warren, was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda following the July 2017 incident in which police say he raped the victim in his car outside of Sugar ...

Jamestown man sentenced for string of burglaries

A Jamestown, N.Y. man is headed to state prison for a string of burglaries that took place in northern Warren County in 2015. Eric Lewis, 30, Jamestown, was sentenced on Friday by President Judge Maureen Skerda. According to the affidavit of probable cause, a resident reported a burglary on ...

On its last leg

A building at 1 West Main Street in Youngsville partially collapsed Thursday morning. “It’s an older building,” said Warren County Public Safety Director Todd Lake. “With the weather being very cold and then warming up,” according to Lake, snow and ice freezing puts pressure on ...

United Fund passes campaign goal, tops record for total amount raised

The community has come through again. On Thursday, United Fund of Warren County Campaign Co-Chairs Lisa To and George Lilja placed the final heart at the top of the campaign contribution meter at the Warren Post Office. “Once again, the residents of Warren County have rallied to the cause ...

Sex offender has sentence upheld

A Corry man currently serving a state sentence for failing to provide accurate registration information as a sexual offender had his sentence upheld on Thursday. Richard R. Reilly was originally sentenced to county jail time in 2000 after pleading guilty to possessing child ...

‘Thin’KIN’ Spring Gala March 23 for Kids In Need

The Kids In Need (KIN) Community Fund helps students who are homeless or otherwise need support. An event sponsored by ERIEBANK and the Rouse Estate will help the KIN Fund help children in Warren County School District. The ‘Thin’KIN’ Spring’ Gala will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. ...

One pleads guilty, nine not guilty at arraignment

One defendant pleaded guilty, nine pled not guilty and a bench warrant was to be issued for another during arraignment proceedings on Thursday at the Warren County Courthouse. Andrea P. Robbins, Jamestown, NY, pled guilty to retail theft, false identification to law enforcement and receiving ...

With respect to Gerry…

It’s truly an irony of American history that we have a signer of the Declaration of Independence to blame for the birth of gerrymandering. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts was one of the signers of both the Declaration and the Articles of Confederation. He refused to sign the Constitution ...

Human Services Director retiring effective March 2

The county’s Human Services Director has announced her retirement. A press release provided by County Commissioner Jeff Eggleston on Wednesday announced that Mary Kushner will retire effective March 2. “After 33 years of continued service to Forest and Warren County, Human Services ...

VA office invites veterans to ask about their benefits

The Warren County Veterans Affairs office handles a lot of questions about who is eligible for what benefits. “Am I entitled to any VA benefits?” and “Are my parents entitled to any VA benefits?” are the key ones, Warren County VA Director Ed Burris said. The easy answer is to find ...

Chorus groups add unique twist to Valentine’s Day celebrations

Romance was in the air on Wednesday. The Conewango Clippers and the Chautauqua Shores serenaded sweethearts around the county in celebration of Valentines Day. Cindy Zingone was the subject of one of the Clippers’ stops Wednesday morning. Shortly before 9 a.m., she was called into her ...

Congressman Thompson visits Hospice House in visit to Warren

Congressman Glenn Thompson visited the John and Orpha Blair Hospice Residence in Warren on Friday, Feb. 9, the eighth anniversary of the residence opening its doors to the community and its first patient. His visit included a tour and review of the special purpose the residence holds for Warren ...

Four plead guilty at preliminary hearings

Four pleaded guilty and charges were withdrawn against three defendants during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Joseph P. Morehead, Youngsville, to possession of drug paraphernalia. A count of marijuana – ...

Striking a chord

Sometimes, you say something and it takes on a life of its own. “Gee, my back hurts really bad.” That is not such an unusual thing for a person to say, but it may be less common from a sixth-grader. When gymnast Sydney Weissinger said it in October, it “struck a chord” with one of ...

Deadline looms for redistricting effort

While the end result of the ongoing fight over Pennsylvania’s Congressional maps remains up in the air, the proposal that Gov. Tom Wolf rejected on Tuesday would not have impacted Warren County. The entirety of Warren County is currently part of the 5th Congressional District. While the ...

Conservation scholarships available for local students

Warren County students interested in pursuing education in a conservation or environmental field are eligible to apply for local scholarships. The Warren County Conservation District awards both the Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship and the Warren County Council of Sportsmen’s Clubs Scholarship ...

Community Foundation online scholarship application open

The Community Foundation of Warren County online application is now available for students who wish to apply for scholarships for the 2018 — 2019 academic year. “We delayed opening up the application this year while we worked out a few bugs from last year,” noted Executive Director, ...

Ogres, gnolls and goblins

On its way back from harrowing encounters with ogres and gnolls as well as a pack of goblins in the castle basement, the intrepid band from Beaty-Warren Middle School ran into a group of hungry orcs and a woman traveling with a chicken with a growth problem. Students in the Dungeons & ...