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End of summer, man’s best friend chills out

The C.A.R. Pool was opened up to an unusual clientele on Sunday. At the third annual Doggie Dip, about 30 dogs ran around, sniffed butts, and waded and swam in the pool for about two hours. “What makes the event special is this is the day that dogs get to use the pool,” YMCA Aquatics ...

City Council: Tobacco use illegal in city parks

It is now illegal to use tobacco products in any city park – even if you’ve reserved a pavilion. City Council approved an amendment to the city code on Monday, outlawing use of any tobacco or vape product in city parks regardless of pavilion reservation. During a June Parks and ...

Former Commissioner’s property conditions ‘abated and corrected’

A conservatorship action against a property owned by a former Warren County Commissioner was terminated on Monday. The property at the heart of the action is 118 Mill Street in Youngsville Borough. The property was owned by former Commissioner John Bortz until May when it sold to Gregory ...

Aggression Replacement Training will once again be offered at WCSD

Aggression Replacement Training (ART) will be offered in the Warren County School District again this year. According to Family Services of Warren County (FSWC) director Mike Philhower, the program, which ran its first cohort from Feb. to April of 2018, was “a positive experience, and ...

Emergency drill at Beaty, real-life simulations

There will be a multi-agency active shooter drill at Beaty-Warren Middle School from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21. According to a news release on the Warren County School District website, the drill “will focus on the responses necessary for law enforcement and other community entities ...

On The Record

Warren Charged. Paul Dawson, 52, Warren, was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Driving While Suspended, Operating a Vehicle without Insurance, Driving an Unregistered Vehicle, Failure to Carry Registration, Vehicle Registration Suspended, Operating without Valid Inspection, Display ...

Capital improvement talks, new jail elevator, parking among topics

Commissioner Jeff Eggleston on Monday updated the rest of the board about a few capital projects at the Warren County Courthouse. Eggleston said that he with with R.W. Larson, a local architectural firm, regarding elevator projects. “They had put together architectural drawings,” he ...

Bids submitted for courthouse renovations, exterior a priority

Significant exterior renovations in the works for the Warren County Courthouse could come together pretty quickly. Two companies submitted bids for the county’s guaranteed energy savings project. Here’s what that would look like: A company would come in and complete infrastructure ...

Throwing stones, all in good sport

Andy Severns of Tidioute led the Warren County contingent in the Pennsylvania Stone Skipping Championships last weekend in Franklin. Severns, participating for the first time, blew away the competition in the amateur field, firing a best stone of 46 skips. First-time competitors must ...

Matthews run crash sends Youngsville man to UPMC Hamot

A Youngsville man was flown to UPMC Hamot in Erie after being injured in a two-vehicle accident on Matthews Run Road in Brokenstraw Twp. Saturday. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Jeffrey S. Seybert, 53, suffered injuries of unknown severity as a result of the crash that took place ...

Starbrick native turned BMX racing champ

It’s not every day a world champion BMX racer is waiting for you when you show up to work. Don Beals grew up in Starbrick. He started racing BMX bikes at 13 or 14. A resident of the then Allegheny Village, Beals said he’d ride his bike into town to catch up with other friends who ...

Local recycler questions county-wide center

A long-time recycler in Chandlers Valley has questions about plans for a county recycling center in Starbrick. And Warren County Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said he’s prepared to answer them. John Mortenson, of Mortenson Recycling in Chandlers Valley, doesn’t think a recycling center ...

DUI patrols from the inside

You hear about them all the time. “DUI patrols this weekend,” will be the rumors going through town. “Checkpoints will be here or there.” But what’s it actually like to work a roving DUI patrol on the part of officers? I don’t know, exactly, because I’m not an officer. ...

‘OK not to feel OK’

Sometimes, talking can save a life. The goal of CORE — Choosing Openness Regarding Experiences — is to provide mental health awareness and suicide prevention education. CORE founder Kari Swanson hopes to help make dealing with mental health issues as commonplace as dealing with physical ...

Training for mass casualty training

In an active shooter situation, like the one that will be simulated at Beaty-Warren Middle School on Tuesday, a coordinated, efficient emergency response could be key to saving lives. Local law enforcement officers have practiced their responses this summer and will do so again. But, their ...

Quite an honor

A group of about 20 people gathered Friday to honor the veterans of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Family members of four CCC boys attended the 11th annual CCC Statue Dedication Ceremony at the Warren County Visitors Center. The statue at the visitors center in Starbrick is one of seven ...

Warren Explorers show sharp law enforcement skills at conference

The Warren Explorer Post placed in every event at the 17th annual Law Enforcement Exploring Day Conference. “The conference includes seven team scenarios which are designed to provide realistic and practical experience to prepare Explorers for the types of situations they would have to face ...

19 year old Corry man pleads guilty to sexual contact with a minor

A Corry man has pled guilty to having sexual contact with a 14-year-old female. Jacob Almon Foster, 19, was charged in May by Pennsylvania State Police with allegations of sexual contact on multiple occasions with the juvenile. He entered the plea on Thursday in Warren County court. His ...