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JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — The search for a missing Jamestown man continued Friday as Jamestown police, with assistance from the State Police Aviation Unit, searched various sections of the city with a helicopter. The search for 35-year-old Sean Carpenter, who is a Warren native and graduate of ...

Bon-Ton stores open for 10 to 12 weeks

The Bon-Tons at Warren Mall and Chautauqua Mall (Lakewood, N.Y.) will be open for another 10 to 12 weeks, according to a company vice-president. The situation for the local stores is “pretty much the same for all our stores across the country,” Vice-President of Public Relations and ...

Opioid epidemic real issue for county youth, but not judging by attendance

“It’s never going to be you... until it is.” That, according to City of Warren Community Service Officer Andreu Foriska, is what he wants families to remember about the opiate epidemic. Earlier this week, letters went home to every family with a child enrolled at either WAEC, Beaty, ...

ANF plant treatments set for summer

The Allegheny National Forest will be conducting non-native invasive plant treatments (mastication/cutting) on approximately 230 acres in the Economite Area of the forest. Work will occur 0.2 miles south of Bimber Corners in forested stands and maintained openings accessed by Township Road ...

Prospective buyer emerges for blighted city property

The City of Warren Redevelopment Authority is taking action to resolve a couple of properties they own. RDA Chair Tricia Durbin read a letter at a meeting this week from Keith Kophazy, offering $250 to purchase 102 Center Street. She said the letter also offers a timeline for repairs and ...

Bon-Ton liquidation to last 10 to 12 weeks

A Bon-Ton Stores vice-president clarified Friday afternoon that the Warren Mall Bon-Ton will not be closing on Saturday. According to Vice-President of Public Relations and Special Events Christine Hojnacki, the local store, like stores nationwide, will engage in going-out-of-business sales ...

Local man missing

Warren native Sean Carpenter went missing on Wednesday, April 11. Carpenter, 35, had been living in Jamestown for the past eight months, said girlfriend Amy McClellan on Thursday. Jamestown Police Department described his disappearance on Friday, April 13 as “suspicious,” after he was ...

SADD spring conference shows students value of being mindful

The 140 students who gathered for the annual Warren County Students Against Destructive Decisions spring conference learned about respect and mindfulness. From Keynote Speaker Aimee Ruland, a child advocate, who introduced students to some ways to deal with stress and maintain clarity, to ...

Developer asks City RDA for loan up to $360,000

A downtown developer has asked the City of Warren Redevelopment Authority for a loan up to $360,000 to cover the purchase of the former Loranger Building. City Manager Nancy Freenock presented the request to the RDA on behalf of Ruzdhi Bakalli and his non-profit, HIY, Inc. The plan is ...

Warren man in jail for assault

A Warren man is behind bars and faces charges including aggravated assault and strangulation after assaulting two women in a domestic dispute. City of Warren Police were dispatched on April 18 to Dennis Wedge’s 413 1/2 Fourth Ave. residence on a report of an assault. Police met with two ...

Committee looks at two properties

Two properties — one in Glade Township and the other in Clarendon Borough — went before the Blighted Property Review Committee during a Thursday lunch hour meeting. Clarendon Borough purchased 124 N. Main St. out of the county’s tax claim repository and Chairman Paul Pascuzzi, who is ...

Farm Bureau pushing for improved broadband

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau (PFB) is urging members of the state General Assembly to support efforts to expand and improve access to high speed broadband in rural Pennsylvania. Approximately 300 farmers recently discussed rural broadband and other priority issues with state lawmakers in ...

Waste from road work available

Spring road maintenance season is underway and PennDOT’s Forest and Warren County Maintenance office has announced waste material will be available as crews tackle operations. “Each season we are fortunate to have property owners willing to accept waste materials” said Warren County ...

Soybean project receives funding

HARRISBURG — A project touting educational opportunities for soybean growers in the Western and Northern Regions of Pennsylvania has received grant funding from the Pennsylvania Soybean Board. The Pennsylvania Soybean Board awarded more than $365,000 in grants for a number of research ...

Two plead guilty, 11 not guilty Thursday

Two guilty pleas and 11 not guilty pleas were entered while one bench warrants was issued during change of plea and arraignment proceedings on Thursday before President Judge Maureen Skerda. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Christopher S. Madigan, Grand Valley, to possession ...

This year’s National Day of Prayer scheduled for May 3

This year’s National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 3. “On this day, people of faith will gather around the nation to pray for America,” said Rev. Dorothy Hilliard, the Warren area coordinator for the event. This year’s theme is “Wake Up America,” said Hilliard. The ...

Drug store break in

Police are looking for two men who broke into Darling’s Pharmacy in Tidioute Wednesday morning using a stolen car as a battering ram. According to police, the suspects backed a Hyundai Santa Fe into the pharmacy entrance shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday. Pharmacy owner Chris Darling ...

Bon-Ton to be shut down

The winning bidder in an auction of Bon-Ton Stores’ corporate assets plans to shut the company down. Bon-Ton Stores entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February. The bankruptcy restructuring effort led to Monday’s auction. The name of the winner bidder was not released, but the bid was ...

Commissioners looking at funding for Crescent Park helipad

The helipad at Crescent Park needs repairs. And the Warren County Commissioners will be exploring a potential funding stream to assist. Commissioner Cindy Morrison brought the idea to the board during this week’s work session. She said she had initial conversations with the CEO of ...