Local News

Coming together

The acquisition of a long-time business partner strengthens Betts Industries and puts it in an even better position to operate in Warren for years to come. Betts recently acquired J-Tech Inc. of Chester Springs. “J-Tech has long been Betts’ exclusive, factory-approved rebuilder for ...

Healthy Relationships Program helps fight domestic violence

There are resources in the community for people experiencing domestic violence. For a complete rundown of resources, contact A Safe Place by calling (814) 266-1030 or 1-800-338-3460. Among the many agencies that might be called to act when domestic violence becomes an issue are treatment ...

A trip to Torpedo Old Home Day

Torpedo Old Home Day was held at the Torpedo Community Church in Torpedo on July 22. Thirty-one people were present for the luncheon. Alice Van Guilder offered the blessing. After the meal, the attendees proceeded to the sanctuary where President Gail McChesney opened the business meeting, ...

Growing epidemic

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey met with Warren County officials Saturday to discuss the state’s drug problem, especially its opioid epidemic. Casey held a town hall meeting Saturday morning in Erie before stopping in Warren for the roundtable and moving on to Forest County. He met with Warren-Forest ...

Man faces aggravated assault for incident in early July

A man faces felony aggravated assault charges in the city. According to Warren-based state police, Robert Jay Kreitzbender Jr., 32, address unknown, was arrested following a Friday, July 7, incident that took place in the city of Warren. According to the affidavit of probable cause, ...

County exploring change to web address

Warren County has a .net website. On Monday, the leaders of the county government talked about going to a .gov address. “DotGov is an official government domain,” Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said. “It’s a bit more official.” There are some advantages to the possible change, ...

Warren County Prison Board continues discussion about Work Release Center

Discussions on the Work Release Center are ongoing. The Warren County Prison Board once again revisited the idea of separating out a portion of the population that could more easily take advantage of the jail’s work release program, and perhaps take advantage of other services from area ...

Conservation planning brings back federally-endangered shorebird

Absent as a Pennsylvania breeding bird since the mid-1950s, two pairs of federally endangered Great Lakes piping plovers returned this year to nest in the Gull Point Natural Area at Presque Isle State Park in Erie County. “The return of nesting piping plovers to the Lake Erie shoreline ...

History comes to Erie

ERIE — It smells like jet fuel, and earplugs are not optional. It’s loud, and utilitarian, with plenty of “DNA collection points” on which to scrape yourself. The seatbelts are military-style, and you’re likely to get airsick if you spend too much time looking through a ...

Downstream communities not notified of herbicide test on Chautauqua Lake

Water doesn’t care about political boundaries. When a test application of herbicides was applied to Chautauqua Lake, downstream communities had no say and were not even made aware, according to Conewango Creek Watershed Association member John Able, who spoke Monday before the Warren County ...

County holds third recycling event at YHS

About 140 Warren County families got rid of some hard-to-dispose-of clutter on Saturday. The county’s third electronics and household hazardous waste recycling event was a success. Residents who pre-registered were able to take items to the Youngsville High School parking lot and, for a ...

Warren Police Explorers bring home plenty of hardware from conference

While experiencing some realistic and practical law enforcement scenarios, Warren Police Explorers were also winning awards. The Warren Police Department Law Enforcement Explorer Post participated in the 16th annual Law Enforcement Exploring Day Conference outside of Buffalo with four New ...

Treasurer’s Office has processed antlerless deer applications

All antlerless deer license applications received by the Warren County Treasurer’s Office that were filled out correctly have been processed, according to Warren County Treasurer Dennis Munksgard. As of 9:00 a.m. Monday, there were over 4,400 licenses for one of Warren County’s Wildlife ...

Audubon part of July 29-30 Wild America Nature Festival

With the opportunity to celebrate nature and all things inspired by it plus fun and activities for all ages, the staff and volunteers at Audubon Community Nature Center are looking forward to being part of the inaugural Wild America Nature Festival. The two-day event on Saturday and Sunday, ...

Last chance to observe Audubon bird banding

Bird banding is a frequent activity at Audubon Community Nature Center. This age-old technique used to discover details about the behaviors of birds is scheduled in the spring to add to the general knowledge about local birds. In the summer, the work is part of the continent-wide MAPS bird ...

Child Advocacy Center scheduled to open at end of month

Close your eyes. Imagine that you’re 10 years old, and I’m your trusted parent. Now, tell me about your last sexual experience. In detail. Now, let’s call Children and Youth, and you can repeat it for them. Then the police. And the District Attorney. And, if you’re ...

History Camp returns to Warren County

After a number of years without it, History Camp is back in Warren County. Hosted by the Warren County Historical Society’s Education Committee, history camp is a five-day event that gives area youth an opportunity to hear the stories and see the sites that have constituted Warren ...

Historical Society pleased with intern program

The Warren County Historical Society board of directors, staff and volunteers are very pleased with the success of this year’s summer internship program. According to Managing Director Michelle Gray, “The Historical Society has been extremely busy with genealogists, Warren County ...

Warren visits White House

Last week, the Warren County Commissioners went to Washington. At the request of the White House, county commissioners from across the state attended what the administration dubbed the Keystone County Commissioners Convention. “Our day began with an unguided tour of the East Wing of the ...