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Training Day

Police entered Eisenhower High School on Tuesday on two separate occasions, quickly tracked down the shooter, and ended a threat. But that wasn’t the end of the drills. “It’s very important for us to hold these kinds of exercises to work without EMS partners,” City of Warren ...

On The Record

City of Warren Harassment. Two juvenile males were cited for harassment on Saturday, August 17, after officers responded to a domestic dispute. Simple Assault. A 16-year-old juvenile was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct on Saturday, August 17, after officers responded to a ...

Brief…

Freshman orientation Warren Area High School will have an orientation for freshmen and new students at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, followed by a self-guided tour of the school. Students may access their schedules through the Warren County School District Home Access Center. Anyone with ...

‘One more hurrah’

The Terry F. Ristau Memorial Industrial Softball Tournament has its share of winning and losing teams. Of course, it does. But there have been tons of stories over the years that slant toward the wins, no matter what happens. Renee Chiaravalloti Anthony is a perfect example. And it ...

Local champs win big at Franklin ‘ducks and drakes’ tournament

By BRIAN FERRY bferry@timesobserver.com For the past eight years or so, the Ferry family has made an annual pilgrimage to the holy land of Pennsylvania stone skipping — Franklin. We have known a great deal of success. Alex won the youth event something like four times, won the amateur ...

LERTA talks continue to evolve

Conversations on what a residential and commercial tax abatement program might look like in Warren County are shifting. The LERTA — Local Economic Revitalization Tax Assistance — program would encourage development in the county by making improvements to eligible properties tax free ...

Hot doggin’

You might think it would be far-fetched to expect a municipal pool to set aside the rules of etiquette and allow jumping, splashing, dunking and sticks in the water. But on Sunday there was a “paws” of the rules as furry swimmers did all that and maybe even occasionally emptied their ...

On The Record

City of Warren DUI. Kayla Brown, 27, of Erie, was charged with DUI – general impairment, DUI – unsafe driving, DUI - .16% or higher, DUI – controlled substance (2 Counts), reckless driving and operation of vehicle without required financial responsibility following a one vehicle ...

Philly woman charged for alleged prison contraband

A woman with a criminal history of taking drugs to inmates has been charged with bringing drugs with her after she was arrested for trying to take drugs to someone else. Neverlin Vargas, 29, of Philadelphia, whose name also commonly appears as Neverlyn Vargas, was allegedly caught on video ...

Sex offender charged with lewd assault

A Warren man who is a registered sex offender faces charges including indecent assault. Trentin R. Rounds, 19, of Warren, who was placed on the state’s sex offender registry in 2018, is charged with interference with custody of children, corruption of minors, and indecent assault — ...

DPW: County paving projects to carry on as far as winter

Partially completed paving projects will be the norm for a while longer around the City of Warren. Department of Public Works Director Mike Holtz gave city council an update on projects around the city during Monday’s meeting. The two most visible project - Pennsylvania Ave. East and ...

Only a drill

On Tuesday, alarms will sound. Police will run, guns drawn, into the building. Fire and EMS personnel will triage the injured. Ambulances will transport patients to Warren General Hospital. But, it’s all a drill. Between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Warren County School District will ...

History of the Tionesta Valley Railroad lives on

Believe it or not, there was a time when the people of this country were physically connected to one another in ways that would be nearly impossible to imagine in this day and age. Long before cell phones, internet, and even the landline telephone, the United States railroad industry was ...

A big hit

Times Observer photos by Brian Hagberg Bentley Rugg celebrates on first base after getting a hit for the Warren County Special Olympics team in its game against the Blair-a-cudas during the 40th Annual Terry F. Ristau Memorial Industrial Slowpitch Softball Tournament at Betts Park, Friday. At ...

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

Severe Thunderstorm Warning: National Weather Service has issued a weather statement regarding a strong thunderstorm expected to hit parts of Warren County before 3:30 p.m. Expect possible tees and lines down with strong wind gusts.

Garland man pleads guilty in crime spree

A Garland man has entered a guilty plea to a plethora of charges stemming from a September 2018 spree and a subsequent attempt to influence one of the victims. Christian S. Iverson, 38, entered the plea before President Judge Maureen Skerda. The charges stem from an incident in September ...

Third in burglary ring pleads guilty

The third of three men charged in connection with a late 2018 burglary crime spree has pled guilty for his involvement. Jack E. Ferry, 43, 3 New St., Warren, entered pleas at a total of eight separate dockets before President Judge Maureen Skerda. Ferry entered pleas to a total of 13 ...

County’s chief clerk honored

Warren County Chief Clerk Pam Matve has been awarded the “Outstanding Chief Clerk/Administrator Award” by the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP). The award was presented during the annual CCAP dinner on August 6 in Reading. According to CCAP, Matve was recognized ...

Bishop promises problems not forgotten

It’s been a year since the release of the grand jury report regarding sexual abuse of children within six Catholic Dioceses in Pennsylvania. On the anniversary of the release of the report, Bishop Lawrence Persico of the Diocese of Erie released a statement reminding people of the ...

21st Century learning

The 21st Century Community Learning Center in Warren County is broadening its scope and aiming for the skies. In addition to adding kindergarten and first grade this year, the program has entered a partnership with NASA. About 40 students who will enter kindergarten or first grade within ...