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The scoop on poop

People in medical professions might get to work in sterile environments, but that doesn’t mean they won’t get their hands dirty. Students in the Warren County Career Center Health and Medical Assisting program got to practice working with less than sterile materials on Friday. Those ...

TO DO

The following is a list of upcoming local entertainment events. The Times Observer welcomes additions to the list that are of community interest. To add an event, email managing editor Jon Sitler at jsitler@timesobserver.com. January 25: Storybook Breakfast, Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, ...

‘A chance to meet someone who’s not writing you a ticket’

Coffee with a Cop is a chance to meet police officers under positive circumstances. The event kicked off Friday morning with about 30 people stopping in at White Cane Coffee on Third Avenue to speak with City of Warren Police Sgt. Jeff Dougherty and Chief Brandon Deppen. It wasn’t a town ...

Charges filed after city police search for hit-and-run suspect

City of Warren Police and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office engaged in a chase Thursday evening after a man driving a car involved in a crash jumped out and ran. Dustin L. Campbell, 21, of Warren, reportedly left the scene of the crash at Pennsylvania Avenue and Water Street in Warren, ...

More charges for Warren woman charged with resisting arrest Tuesday

Additional charges have been filed against a Warren woman who was charged with resisting arrest on Tuesday. Lindsey P. Markey, 31, of Warren, was originally charged Tuesday with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after police responded to a report of an armed burglar on Wayne ...

Good neighbors

The City of Warren Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at Struthers Library Theatre on Thursday. As it turned out, there was no fire, but there was an emergency situation. “When we first came in, it looked like smoke,” Executive Director Wendy McCain said. “The fire ...

Blight committee contemplates a wide variety of diverse properties

With respect to blight, sometimes it’s important to address properties early, even if there are others that are more obviously problematic. On Thursday, the City of Warren Blighted Property Review Committee addressed a property that meets several conditions of blight, but looks ...

Police seek hit-and-run perp

At 6:05 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, first responders were called to the intersection of Pa. Ave. W. and East St. for a report of a two-vehicle collision. No injuries were reported as a result of the collision that was SUV versus a car reported as a red Mazda. Police stated that the driver of ...

Officials move CDBG funds

The Warren County Commissioners signed off this week on a CDBG funding switch and an agreement for accounting services. Through the last term, the commissioners held almost all of their meetings at noon. That has changed in 2020 as the second monthly regular meeting has been shifted from ...

Hotel project talks persist

Warren City Council is still exploring the possibility of a downtown hotel. Mayor Maurice Cashman announced that council met in executive session to discuss property matters, and then identified those property matters as relating to a hotel developer and parking. After the meeting, City ...

City to expand permit parking

Warren City Council has signed off on the creation of permit parking spaces on Fourth Ave. and Crescent Park. The move would create an additional 115 permit spaces, similar to the permit spaces on the river-side of the 400 block of Pennsylvania Ave. West. The spaces will be located on ...

Officials developing broadband strategies

The Warren County Commissioners would like to lead the way to bring broadband to underserved portions of the county. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said at this week’s work session the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania is “trying to make a push with the state legislature” ...

Best of the pack

Warren County K-9 units made a visit to Pack 6 at their monthly meeting Wednesday evening. K-9 officer Nic and K-9 officer Dina demonstrated their obedience skills and received some affection from the Pack before departing. Both K-9s are originally from Slovakia. They began their ...

Drug Task Force is making progress

Efforts by local police and the Warren County Drug Task Force have resulted in a number of recent arrests for possession with intent to deliver. Dustin E. Jordan, 38, of Youngsville, was taken to Warren County jail after being charged on Jan. 3. According to Youngsville Borough Police, ...

City Council moves ahead with Crescent Park plans

Warren City Council has settled on the scope of an improvement project at Crescent Park. The original budget for the project was $330,000 but bids came in last year just over $505,000 - nearly $176,000 more than anticipated. So city staff went back to the drawing board to craft a revised ...

On The Record

W.Warren Co. One-Vehicle Collision. At 4:38 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, Susan L. Atteberry, 61, of Titusville, was traveling east on Route 27, Eldred Twp. Atteberry was driving on a downhill grade when icy/snowy road conditions were encountered. Atteberry lost control of her vehicle, striking a ...

Crawford County woman jailed for alleged stabbing

A Crawford County woman is in Warren County Jail after allegedly stabbing a Columbus Township woman in December. Shaiyla J. Kent, 24, of Cambridge Springs, is charged with aggravated assault; terroristic threats; simple assault; and harassment. According to Corry-based state police, Kent ...

Preliminary hearings

Two defendants pled guilty while one was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pled guilty: ¯ Devin C. Adams, Irvine, to two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia while four additional counts of ...

Rapp affirms EMS grant

Warren County is certainly not the only community in the country that is currently in the midst of a crisis when it comes to a growing shortage of Emergency Services personnel. In addition to declining populations in rural areas and a lack of new volunteers, funding is often hard to come ...

Stop-gap

The City of Warren Fire Department has a functioning aerial fire truck. A loaner truck was delivered to the department on Tuesday morning. The new truck the city has purchased won’t be delivered for a few months. But, in the interim, the department has a functional apparatus and Fire ...