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Salty situation

It was a long, winding legal road. But an appeal of a Warren County woman filed against the Department of Environmental Protection has essentially resulted in DEP temporarily prohibiting – and reconsidering – the use of brine on roads for dust suppression. The appeal was filed by Siri ...

DEP and producers working on new rules

There are answers to dusty roads. Hundreds of them. Spreading brine from the production of oil and gas from conventional wells has been one of the answers in Pennsylvania for the past 30 years. “There are over 25,000 miles of unpaved roads in Pennsylvania,” according to a Pennsylvania ...

What brine is… and what it is not

Brine is just salty water. The brine commonly spread on dusty roads to knock down dust is salty water that comes out of the ground as part of oil and gas production. “Brine is ancient ocean water,” according to Arthur Stewart of Cameron Energy. “We are tapping oil found in sandstone ...

Reasons to Relay

The reasons they relay are diverse and personal. Local participants in the county’s Relay For Life event will convene Saturday to raise money for the American Cancer Society. But the fundraising is only a portion of what the event is about, said this year’s coordinator Melissa McClean. ...

$2.5 Million

$2.5 million in state funding has been awarded to the City of Warren as part of an initiative to develop a downtown hotel. But it isn’t as much as the city asked for. Online documentation from the Pa. Office of the Budget indicates that $2.5 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital ...

City commission consents to recommend removing all smoking from parks

If the City of Warren Parks and Recreation Commission’s recommendation is approved by city council, you won’t be able to smoke or vape in any city park, even if you’ve reserved a pavilion. At Thursday’s Parks and Recreation Commission meeting, City Council Member Phil Gilbert ...

Outgoing Struthers director addresses Warren City Council

Outgoing Struthers Library Theatre Executive Director Marcy O’Brien addressed Warren City Council this week. O’Brien gave a brief speech at the beginning of council’s monthly meeting, thanking city officials for their cooperation with Struthers’ recent renovations. “We can’t ...

City Planners hear about city blight effort

Two city properties were presented for certification at Wednesday’s regular meeting of the City of Warren Planning Commission. The residences, at 714 West Fifth Avenue and 103 North South Street in Warren, were “pretty straightforward cases of blight,” said commission member and city ...

Cadets

Four Warren County youths are getting jump starts on careers in law enforcement — or at least some serious lessons in discipline, respect, and self-esteem. Matthew Hadfield, of Youngsville, Adam Kafferlin, of Spring Creek, and Blake and Landon Parker, of Warren, are cadets in the ...

Court blocks release of Catholic priest grand jury report

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the release of a grand jury report on child sexual abuse in six Catholics dioceses statewide, including the Diocese of Erie. The court’s order reads: “And now, this 20th day of June, 2018, the Applications for Stay are GRANTED. The ...

Facade effort discussed by City Planners

A conflict over the parameters of the downtown facade program was discussed at Wednesday’s regular meeting of the City of Warren Planning Commission. At issue was the weight of input given by the commission in regards to the boundaries of the project - where it would be put into practice in ...

Choper honored by General Assembly

K9 Officer Choper of the Conewango Township Police department has been recognized in Harrisburg. Choper died on June 6 of injuries sustained during a training exercise. Both Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-65th) and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21st) received Conewango Township Police Officer Scott ...

Flower Show to be held at Wilder Museum

The Warren Garden Club is helping the Wilder Museum blossom. The Club will use the Irvine venue as a host for the National Garden Club small standard flower show — “We Gather Together” — from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, June 21 through 23. We Gather Together features four ...

Sanford Homecoming set for Sunday

If you’re from the hamlet of Sanford in western Warren County, there is a homecoming scheduled for you. Initially held in 1988 for the 150th anniversary of the settling of Sanford – and held every five years since – the 180th edition of the Sanford Homecoming is scheduled for Sunday, ...

Everyone Swims coming to City pool

Everyone swims. That’s the goal, at least. For the second year the City of Warren’s municipal pool will be holding its free learn-to-swim program for area youth. The program saw around 100 kids show up last year, said Aquatics Coordinator Dani Mostachetti. The program aims to teach kids ...

North Memorial Scholarship awarded

Daniel Lauffenburger, a senior at Sheffield Area Middle/Senior High School, has won this year’s $1,000 Robert P. North Memorial Scholarship. The Robert P. North Memorial Scholarship was established at the Community Foundation of Warren County by Mrs. Nancy D. North, of Russell. Nancy ...

An ‘important effort’

The Community Foundation of Warren County is establishing a fund for the purchase, training, and ongoing expenses of securing a new K-9 Officer for Warren County. The Community Foundation announced the establishment of the fund in a release on Tuesday. “The Foundation is pleased to ...

Two properties removed from RDA’s docket

Two houses were removed from the county Redevelopment Authority’s roster Tuesday morning. The longest to have been on the list, belonging to Raymond and Jolene Romanofsky of Youngsville, was the subject of considerable discussion. The property, at 150 Bates Street, was declared blighted by ...

Chapman State Park also hit hard in Monday’s storm

Chapman Dam was one of several regional areas affected by Monday night’s storms. According to Laura Whitten, one of the park’s administrative assistants, the thunderstorm that downed around 50 trees Monday night within the main park areas, including the camping and recreation spaces, ...

Road improvement project to begin

Road improvement work in and around the City of Warren is expected to begin next week. The $1.6 million project will “give motorists a smoother ride on more than five miles of roads in the City of Warren, and Conewango and Glade townships,” according to PennDOT Safety Press Officer Jill ...