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Trail of Treats

The long line of treaters on Saturday included lots of famous television and movie stars like Scooby-Doo, Willy Wonka and even Freddy Krueger. They all wound their way through the hallways of Beaty Warren Middle School in search of treats and fun. Trail of Treats was held at the school on ...

Merrit Johnson

Merrit K. Johnson, 32, of State Lot Rd, Spartansburg, Pa., died Saturday, October 19, 2019, at Corry Memorial Hospital. He was born October 2, 1987 in Corry, Pa., a son of Sidney and Kaye Miller Johnson of Spartansburg, Pa. Merrit was raised and educated in Spartansburg and then ...

Tax program takes aim at zones of opportunity

Tucked into the 2017 tax cuts were a few pages establishing a program aimed at providing a shot in the arm for communities that had yet to rebound from the 2008 recession. The program created a tax incentive to encourage development in over 8,700 Census tracts, 300 of which are located in ...

Knights and Eagles sweep marching band competition

The Youngsville Marching Eagles High School Band and Eisenhower Marching band both took first place in their class this past weekend at the Tournament of Bands (TOB) Region 8 Chapter Championships at Penn-Trafford. Youngsville placed first in Group 1 Open, Eisenhower took first in Group ...

On The Record

Freehold Twp. Commercial Burglary. At 9:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 18, unknown actor(s) allegedly unlawfully removed a 16’ wooden bench from the front of a 19-year-old’s, male, of Pittsfield, business on Route 958, Freehold Township. The actor(s) placed the bench into the back of a ...

Wardwell’s history of oil, lumber and Warren’s first murder trial

Some of these place names are places we know. Some of these place names are places we don’t. I suspect for most of us that Wardwell is one of the latter. And it links to the county’s first alleged murder case. Wardwell is described as “a small group of houses four miles north ...

‘IT’S A BLAST’

Last year on a chilly overcast October Friday Tristan Shepherd and his seventh-grade friends and classmates sat inside the school waiting for their turn. This chilly overcast Friday that turn came— it was Rocket Day — “The best thing ever,” Shepherd and his friends proclaimed. Friday ...

Kane man identified in fatal crash

Pennsylvania State Police have released the name of a Kane man killed in a one-vehicle crash early Thursday morning. The man was identified as John P. Robinson, 41. The crash occurred shortly after 12:35 a.m. on Thursday morning. Robinson was driving a 2007 Mercury Grand Marquis just south ...

Bail reduction denied for Sheffield man jailed on child porn

The bail amount set for a Sheffield man charged with 100 counts of child pornography remains at $200,000 following a Friday hearing. John R. Castor, 30, of Sheffield, remains in Warren County jail following his arrest by Pennsylvania State Police on Aug. 21 on 50 second-degree-felony counts ...

Warren man found guilty of strangulation sees nothing change with sentence

A Friday hearing regarding post-sentence motions involved some confrontation between attorneys but did nothing to change a convict’s conviction nor sentence. Tyson K. Navarrette, 22, of Warren, was found guilty of strangulation, simple assault, and harassment at a June jury trial. He was ...

DEP permit to bring additional monitoring

A permit renewal at the Warren Generating Station in Starbrick is set to bring additional monitoring to wastewater discharged into the Allegheny River. The permit application was filed through the Department of Environmental Protection’s Northwest Regional Office under the Clean Water ...

Taking sides

Did an increase in New York’s minimum wage hurt businesses in New York state located near the border with Pennsylvania? The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says the minimum wage did not hurt job creation in New York. The Empire Center for New York State Policy says it did. What is ...

Create the world

A group of young artists have their works on display in the library. The YMCA Art Club has a show hanging in the Wetmore Gallery at Warren Public Library through the end of October. The club meets once a week for five weeks, an hour at a time. “They work on pieces while sharing the ...

Operation Safe Stop wants to remind drivers to…STOP!

More than a month into the school year, many motorists are accustomed to seeing school buses during their daily commutes. But, PennDOT, local police, and Warren County School District are working together to make sure that familiarity does not breed complacency. Next Wednesday, ...

EMS Task Force gets down to business

Warren County’s EMS Task Force is in full swing. Warren County Commissioners officially created the task force two weeks ago and the force met for business Wednesday, October 16. The force is comprised of individuals from organizations around the County including skilled nursing ...

Tomassoni pleads guilty to alleged accidental shooting charges

A Warren man has pled guilty to charges stemming from an incident that resulted in a woman receiving a gunshot to the hip. The victim claimed at the time of the March incident that the shooting was accidental. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Rodney L. Tomassoni, 48, of Warren, ...

Court date set for Sandusky resentencing

Warren County President Judge Maureen Skerda has set a date for the resentencing of Jerry Sandusky. In a Tuesday order, Skerda scheduled the resentencing for Nov. 8, in Centre County Court. Sandusky, 75, a former Penn State assistant football coach, was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years ...

Two Warren men face sex offense charges with Judge Hammond

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com A Youngsville man has pled guilty to charges that will make him a registered sex offender for the next 25 years. Nicholas L. Cox, 19, Youngsville, was charged with statutory sexual assault –4 to 8 years older; interference with custody of ...

Rapp talks broadband programs at Allegheny Community Center

When it comes to the need for improved broadband service throughout Warren County, State Representative Kathy Rapp completely agrees. She lives in rural Warren County and has advocated for upgrades. But, unlike a program presented on the topic in August, Rapp does not favor a severance tax ...