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Approved WCSD budget includes tax increase

The Warren County School District board approved a proposed final budget that includes a one-mill tax increase and almost $78 million in expenditures by a 7-to-1 vote Friday morning. The final budget must be approved by the end of June. The proposed final budget is open for public review on ...

Two district buildings locked down during K-9 drug sweep

Two Warren County School District buildings were put on hold for a little over an hour on Friday while police K-9 units swept for drugs. According to Superintendent Amy Stewart, Pennsylvania State Police and Conewango Township Police K-9 units worked together in searches at Eisenhower Middle ...

Williams brought on as Warren’s director of codes

A new face is coming to the administration of the City of Warren. Terry Williams has been hired to serve as the next director of codes, permitting and recreation services. She will take the place of Mary Ann Nau whose last day before retirement is June 9. “She is leaving behind some very ...

CareerLink goes mobile

The NW PA Workforce Development Board has rolled out a mobile CareerLink option. According to a statement from the WDB, the mobile hub will serve clients of all types – adults, dislocated workers, youth – “through static access points, workshop locations and partnerships with ...

Learning a lesson

“So much blood.” “I’m scared.” “We need help.” “I think she’s dead.” Students at Eisenhower High School listened, unable to help, as a group of their classmates suffered after a two-vehicle mock crash Thursday afternoon. In the mock crash, Spencer Head, Adam ...

Study will look into proposed county recycling center

Should Warren County have a recycling center? That’s the question at the center of a proposal for Nestor Resources, a consulting firm in Valencia, Pa., to conduct a study for the potential development of a proposed Warren County Recycling Center. The goal, according to the proposal ...

Two charged for campsite meth lab

Two people have been charged with multiple felonies for operating a campsite meth lab. Thaddeus Leo Czech IV, 22, and Sara Michelle Lang, 30, both of Corry, were arrested on Wednesday, April 12, after Wildlife Conservation Officer Matthew Savinda of the Pennsylvania Game Commission was ...

Strategic plan being shaped for downtown

Over 20 people participated in a community forum this week to contribute ideas and suggestions for a strategic plan for Downtown Warren. Warren City Council as well as the city’s Planning Commission and Redevelopment Authority have contracted with CT Consultants for the development of a ...

REAL ID legislation closer in PA

Legislation to bring Pennsylvania into compliance with the federal REAL ID Act passed the House and heads to the governor’s desk for signature, House Republican leaders said this week. In October of 2016 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) informed Pennsylvania that residents ...

10 properties receive blight designation

Ten properties received a first designation of blighted at Tuesday’s City of Warren Blighted Property Review Committee meeting. The property at 20 Conewango Avenue – owned by Carl Devlieger and the source of a pending Uniform Construction Code Board of Appeals hearing – generated the ...

Plenty of opportunities to honor fallen veterans on Memorial Day

On Monday, people across the nation will honor veterans who have given their lives in service to their country. Memorial Day is a day to remember veterans who have passed away. “The actual meaning of Memorial Day has been lost,” Warren County DAV Chapter 75 Commander Dick McCorrison ...

River Landing at Warren project given green light

The River Landing at Warren is a go. The project, spearheaded by the 2014 Leadership Warren County cohort, will place a system of floating pontoon docks at the eddy beneath the Hickory Street bridge. At Monday night’s city council meeting, project members updated council on the project and ...

School Board to vote Friday on final budget

The Warren County School District board members will get together at 8 a.m. Friday to vote on a proposed final budget. At the moment, the proposal includes a one mill tax increase that would generate about $400,000 for the district’s general fund. Those new dollars would be almost ...

5th grade moving from WAEC to Beaty this fall

Regardless of how the votes go at Friday’s special meeting of the school board, one change is going to happen next year. Warren County School District’s central attendance area fifth graders will attend Beaty-Warren Middle School in the fall. In the coming weeks, fourth and fifth ...

Commissioners nix proposal for added protection of North Warren wellheads

The Warren County Commissioners have shot down a proposal aimed at adding an additional layer of protection to the wellheads of the North Warren Municipal Authority. County Planner Dan Glotz said that the NWMA started the process of source water protection planning last year at the request of ...

CEO of Housing Authority charged with lying to police

The CEO of Warren County’s Housing Authority has been charged with lying to police over a potential methamphetamine lab located at the Conewango Towers. Tonya Mitchell-Weston, 50, 21650 Route 6, Warren, was charged with unsworn falsification to authorities and false report – falsely ...

Multiple agencies come together for United drill

An uncontrolled propane leak at United Refining Company is a pretty big deal. A big enough deal to warrant a multi-agency drill on Wednesday morning. According to Mike McCluskey, Fire Chief and Emergency Response Officer at United, the drill was “something we’ve been trying to schedule ...

Bear Lake man injured in accidental shooting

A Bear Lake man was seriously injured when he accidentally shot himself on Tuesday. Matthew Michael Christensen, 21, was airlifted via LifeStar to Hamot Medical center to undergo surgery to his upper leg after the incident on Greeley Street in Bear Lake. Pennsylvania State Police say the ...

Bear Lake woman gets two years for embezzlement

A Bear Lake woman has been convicted and sentenced for embezzling nearly $750,000 from Corry Area Schools Federal Credit Union. According to a release from the Western District of Pennsylvania U.S. Attorney’s Office, Karen Schenck, 50, was sentenced to two years in jail and five years of ...

49th Four Flags ceremony set for Saturday at Crescent Park

Memorial Day, often seen as the start of summer, is a day to pause and remember those who have sacrificed for our country. In Warren, it takes on an added meaning – a reminder of our heritage. The 49th annual Four Flags ceremony is set for Saturday at the Heritage Point portion of ...