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Sim City of Warren

Warren County Career Center (WCCC) students now have a real-world lab to practice medical skills in. The Warren County Career Center’s Health and Medical Assisting (HMA) program, led by instructors Diane Swartz and Kylie Harris, in collaboration with WCCC pre-engineering instructor Dan ...

A special place

Do you have a painting by Manuela Vale? The Portuguese-born artist was a resident of Warren County while raising five children. She was also a passionate supporter of the arts in Warren County —and both contributed to the artistic landscape here as well as advocating for arts education and ...

How ‘Precious’ is your pet?

Among popular pet names, Precious is always near the top of the list. That’s just how we feel about our non-human companions. The Times Observer is looking forward to receiving plenty of pictures of precious pets for publication in its 2019 calendar — and putting up a $100 gift card for ...

Hospice service is for Grief Awareness Month

Hospice of Warren County (HOWC) again invites the public to its Annual Memorial Service. The service is part of Grief Awareness Month, with runs the month of November. This year’s service is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at the First Presbyterian Church, 300 Market Street, in ...

Warren County College Fair prepares students and parents for the future

Approximately 270 juniors and seniors who attend high schools in Warren County took time from the classroom Wednesday to consider what turn to take as they approach that inevitable fork in the road as the end of a more-than-12-year educational journey approaches. The fourth annual Warren ...

In training

There will be a new K9 officer in Warren County in about a month. Conewango Township Police Officer Scott Neiswonger is training with his new partner, Nic, a one-and-a-half-year-old German shepherd at Shallow Creek Kennel in Sharpsville. “Training is going very well,” Neiswonger said ...

Gentz pleads not guilty to charges in court Thursday

A Tidioute woman who allegedly stole prescribed pain medication from more than 15 patients at a Warren nursing home has entered a procedural not guilty plea. The plea was entered before Judge Gregory Hammond on Thursday. Kellie A. Gentz, 31, 256 Thomas Lane, Tidioute, was charged by the ...

DUI Task Force increasing patrols the rest of October

Drivers will be under increased scrutiny in the coming weeks. “Warren County DUI Task Force will be participating in the state wide Impaired Driving Crackdown this month with extra DUI patrols on our highways, roadways and local streets,” Task Force Coordinator Todd Mineweaser said. ...

Ten change plea to not guilty before Hammond

The following defendants pleaded not guilty before Judge Gregory Hammond during arraignment and change of plea proceedings on Thursday at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Aaron J. Brew, Warren. Brew has been charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property. ¯ Angela K. ...

Sugar Grove man re-sentenced after intoxicated in court

A Sugar Grove man who showed up drunk to court last week to be sentenced for DUI charges has been re-sentenced. Jason D. Slater, 36, was initially before Judge Gregory Hammond last week for sentencing for two separate dockets, both DUI related. After sentencing last week, Slater was ...

On The Record

Warren Warrant arrest. Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies reported arresting Heather J. Tremblay, 29, 106 Russell St., on two bench warrants through Domestic Relations for failure to appear and one bench warrant for failure to pay through District Justice Laura Bauer’s office on Thursday at ...

Sokolski awarded Community Service Award

This year’s Community Service Award goes to Lincoln Sokolski. The Community Service Award (CSA) is part of the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry’s (WCCBI) slate of awards for local individuals and businesses who add to the community in positive ways. The CSA is a way to ...

Fatal crash claims 28 year old Warren man

A Warren County man has died as the result of a one-vehicle crash Wednesday in McKean County. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Aaron M. Arnold, 28, of Warren, was killed when the truck he was driving “at a high rate of speed” eastbound on Route 59 left the road on a left hand curve ...

RDA acts on blighted properties

The City of Warren Redevelopment Authority took action against several blighted properties in the city during Wednesday’s meeting. Terry Williams, the city’s director of codes, permitting and recreation services, told the RDA that the city is in the process of “exploring options” ...

Area priest pleads guilty to two felony charges

A Catholic priest who had served in Bradford, Erie, Clearfield, Morrisdale, Clarion, Fryburg, Cambridge Springs, and Meadville, has entered a guilty plea to two felonies. On Wednesday, David L. Poulson, 65, of Oil City, entered a guilty plea in Jefferson County Court, to corruption of ...

DAV vehicles under cover thanks to $3,500 donation

No one wanted to leave the volunteers driving veterans to appointments out in the cold. Through the DAV, drivers with the Warren Voluntary Drivers Association (WVDA) shuttle veterans to VA medical appointments. They shouldn’t have to arrive at the vehicle they are to drive 20 minutes ...

Local resident and Florida native pitch in after Hurricane Michael

Last year, Brian Hoden helped collect supplies when he heard about a local vet taking a U-haul to Texas for victims of Hurricane Harvey. Hoden, and his wife, Michelle Barnes, with the help of friends, are now planning a similar mission of their own — as Hurricane Michael transformed ...

2018 CDBG funds put to work in 2020

2020 improvements to South South Street in Warren are the focus of the City of Warren’s use of 2018 Community Development Block Grant funds. Warren City Council approved the application earlier this week after a couple of public hearings held on the $296,245 that the city will receive ...

Fire Marshal: Friday fire in Glade apt. building not suspicious

A fire Friday night at a Glade Township apartment building has been ruled “undetermined” and is not suspicious. Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshal Jason Sider visited the scene on Monday. Officially, the cause of the fire is “undetermined,” he said, but not suspicious. The ...

Spanish club plans trip to Spain independent of WCSD

When the Spanish Club takes its biennial Spanish Club trip in 2020, it will not be as the Spanish Club. In terms of the next trip, Warren Area High School Spanish Teacher Jewel Rozanski is getting away from the auspices of the school district. She has taken students to Mexico, Costa ...