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‘Unexpected gift’

It was a warm, fuzzy event all around. On Friday, a group of students from Warren Area High School paid a visit to the Rouse Home. The students presented the 15 fleece blankets they made as gifts to residents. They also spent time chatting and shared a snack. The 37 students worked in ...

Statewide sentencing initiative leaders visit

A state-wide legislative initiative made a stop in Warren Friday morning for a brief public hearing. Eight years ago, the Pennsylvania General Assembly tasked the state’s Commission on Sentencing with developing a risk assessment instrument. According to a policy overview for the tool from ...

WAHS on alert Friday

Warren Area High School was on alert Friday morning. According to a release issued by the Warren County School District Friday morning, an anonymous, written note was found indicating that an incident may occur at the school building. The note was not specific about the date and time of the ...

Diocese of Erie announces details on Survivors Reparation Fund

The Diocese of Erie has announced details regarding a Survivors Reparation Fund established to compensate victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic church. A Friday statement from the Diocese indicates that the fund will launch next February and “is to offer time-barred survivors of sexual ...

Food fight

That’s some food. Radiant. The Bean Bosses were the top of the food truck food chain and the Charlotte’s Web cake was the boss at Eisenhower High School. Students created food trucks and cakes as a culminating experience, a final project, at the close of a semester-long family ...

PNC Building gets the NPRC as occupants

The Northern Pennsylvania Regional College has moved into the PNC Building at the corner of Liberty St. and Second Ave. in downtown Warren. On Wednesday, the Warren County Commissioners and the Warren County Development Association took care of a procedural issue relative to the ...

WAHS threat

Warren Area High School is on alert. According to a release issued by the Warren County School District Friday morning, an anonymous, written note was found indicating that an incident may occur at the school building. The note was not specific about the date and time of the alleged ...

On The Record

Warren Stalking. City of Warren police report Tyson McVey, 39, of Warren was charged with stalking, harassment and loitering and prowling at night on Dec.1 after police responded to a report of a male on the roof of a residence of a known victim. Hit and run. Lindsey Johnson, 33, of ...

Arraignment hearings

One guilty plea was entered while seven defendants pleaded not guilty during arraignment proceedings held on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond at the Warren County Courthouse. Rocky A. Fiscus, Warren, pleaded guilty to accessing a device issued to another who did not authorize its use. ...

Salvation Army and Toy Shoppe team up

It’s what the Toy Shoppe is all about. On Friday, Salvation Army Capt. Keith Jache played Santa to the Toy Shoppe’s elves and picked up toys at the Shoppe on the grounds of Warren State Hospital. He collected 1,000 wooden toys that were crafted and painted by volunteers at the Toy ...

Addressing the court

The Warren County Commissioners in a split decision signed off on multi-million dollar slate of repairs to the Warren County Courthouse. Those repairs, however, don’t address the developers’ concerns of a leaky roof and the walls of the original 19th century courthouse. Commissioner Ben ...

Youngsville man arrested on assault charges

A Youngsville man was arrested Monday and charged with two felony counts of strangulation. According to Youngsville Borough Police, Michael McGuire, 31, of Youngsville, assaulted a woman at about 3:45 p.m. Monday. Police said McGuire punched and kicked the woman several times, then choked ...

Two charges withdrawn and three plead guilty at court hearings

Three defendants pleaded guilty, charges were withdrawn against two and one was held for court during preliminary hearings on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pleaded not guilty: ¯ Erica G. Johnson, Erie, to theft by unlawful taking. Charges of theft ...

Spartansburg man indicted for child exploitation

A Spartansburg man has been indicted on charges of sexual exploitation of children. According to the U.S. Attorneys Office, Western District of Pennsylvania, Michael Robert Heinrich, 67, is accused of taking sexually explicit photos of two children under the age of five and possessing ...

Forest Co. Court open after gas leak

Forest County Courthouse was closed for several hours on Tuesday due to a gas leak. According to Warren County Deputy Emergency Management Director Scott Rose, the leak was initially reported at 11:48 a.m. by the Forest County EMA Director. The courthouse was evacuated. “They did ...

A gift of life

Allison Sedon never met her paternal grandmother. She died from a form of bone cancer more than 35 years ago. Recently, Sedon, a 2014 Warren Area High School graduate, gave a part of herself in hopes that some other grandchild may have the chance to grow up with warm grandma hugs and ...

ANF Supervisor retires

Allegheny National Forest Supervisor Sherry Tune announced her retirement Tuesday following a 40-year career with the USDA Forest Service. She began her career as a clerk-typist in 1978. She transitioned to firefighter, district ranger and was forest supervisor at Mendocino National Forest ...

Warren school bus drivers train for the unexpected

Young people spend a lot of their time at school. Warren County School District has been spending time training its people and allowing professionals to practice in the buildings to keep those students safe. Now, another group that sees the students daily is receiving training. Bus ...

Conewango Police seek owners of stolen property

Following the arrest of three Warren men in of a string of burglaries, Conewango Township Police are asking residents to check their garages and sheds. “Conewango Township Police urge residents and landowners in the North Warren, Jackson Run, Follett Run, and Hillcrest areas to check ...

United Fund reaches its halfway goal

The 2018-2019 Torchlight Campaign has reached half of its goal. On Tuesday, United Fund of Warren County Executive Director Lacey Hanson, and Torchlight Campaign co-chairs Lisa To and Alex Keddie, placed the 50 percent heart on the sign at the Warren Post Office. The goal is ...