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Beaty students bring home trophy in STEM Challenge

The traveling trophy is staying in Warren County. Last year, after being in the competition 10 times, Warren County School District broke through with a first-place overall performance in the Northwest Technology and Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania STEM Challenge. Warren ...

ANF reopens Longhouse Scenic Drive

The Longhouse Scenic Drive on the Allegheny National Forest will reopen today. The road was partially closed in early August to replace several damaged culverts and to restore habitat. “There’s still some minor work that needs to be completed, so you may see some workers in the area,” ...

Treasurer to open office to active duty military for deer hunting licenses

Warren County Treasurer Dennis Munksgard will continue the annual tradition of opening his office to sell Anterless Deer Hunting licenses to qualified residents serving on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces, or within 60 days from honorable discharge. In order to qualify for one of these ...

City outlines snow removal priorities

Snow season is here, and the City of Warren’s Department of Public Works (DPW) has released their snow removal priorities as well as some tips for drivers. “The safety of the traveling public is a main concern of the City’s Department of Public Works which strives to provide snow and ...

That time of year: PennDOT prepping for winter weather

PennDOT is prepping for the snow that showed up in Warren County late Sunday. According to District 1 Executive Director William Petit on Monday, “our equipment has been converted for winter operations, we have stocked supplies of road salt and other materials, and our employees will soon ...

School board hears concerns regarding kindergarten cutoff

In July, the Warren County School District changed its policy for the minimum age of kindergarten students. On Monday, the board heard about some research regarding ‘redshirting’ young students. “We have issues with the date change of the kindergarten entry,” Heather Cathcart Norris ...

Man charged following incident at gas station

A Warren man faces assault charges after allegedly threatening employees of a local gas station. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Zachary Armon Peterson, 32, of Warren, was initially charged with misdemeanor counts of terroristic threats and disorderly conduct after police were ...

Community dinner offered throughout county on Nov. 23

Community dinners will be held throughout the county on Thursday, Nov. 23. ¯The Salvation Army will hold its community Thanksgiving dinner at St. Joseph Church, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. West, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. ¯St. Paul’s Center, 2 Four Mile Road, Sheffield, will host a community ...

A look ahead

More than 300 Warren County eighth-graders took some time to think about their futures. The Warren Forest Higher-Education Council School to Work program and Warren County School District collaborated on the annual Eighth Grade Career Day on Friday at the Holy Redeemer Center in ...

Outdoor Show will be held at Warren YMCA

The annual Darin Freeborough Memorial Outdoor Show will have a new venue this year. “The mall has begun some construction inside and are in the process of fixing up fronts in preparation of moving stores and bringing new stores in,” Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry Director ...

Forest analysis in Sheffield Township

The Allegheny National Forest’s Bradford Ranger District is initiating an environmental analysis for a forest health improvement project. The 8,780-acre Hoover Project is located in Sheffield Township, Warren County. “This project addresses forest health issues within the project area ...

Deppen named chief

Brandon Deppen has been selected as the next chief of the City of Warren Police Department. Deppen, approaching his 21st year with the department, will officially take the post on December 4. He takes the place of Raymond Zydonik, who has been elected as magisterial district judge ...

4 months after old one blown up, new bridge opens Friday in Russell

Four months after the prior version was blown into the Conewango Creek, the new bridge over Liberty Street in Russell is now open for traffic. Though the road is open, work isn’t quite complete on the overall project, located about one-half-mile east of the intersection with Route 62 and ...

Thanksgiving paper can be purchased early

When the Thanksgiving edition of the Times Observer is delivered Thursday morning, many people will already have the many Black Friday inserts. “We will have our largest newspaper of the year on the streets early for anyone who wants to start their Black Friday shopping sooner,” Publisher ...

Drugged-up carnival ride operator sent to state prison

A man who was under the influence of drugs while operating a carnival ride at Warren County Fair will spend years in state prison. Thomas D. Bradley, 27, of Toronto, Ohio, was sentenced Friday to two to six years in prison by Judge Gregory Hammond. “He was entrusted by Bates Brothers” ...

Warren man sent to state prison for buying counterfeit money to buy car

A Warren man will spend time in state prison after ordering counterfeit money online and using it to pay for a vehicle. Branden M. Busche, 29, of Warren, was sentenced Friday to 12 to 36 months in a state correctional institution, for theft by deception, by Judge Gregory Hammond. Warren ...

Tidioute man sentenced for assault

A Tidioute man who received a county sentence took a whipping in court before the sentence was handed down. Adam S. Halfast, 41, was sentenced on a count of simple assault, stemming from a May incident in Triumph Township, by Judge Gregory Hammond on Friday. Pennsylvania State Police were ...

Warren man sent to state prison for kick to probation officer

A Warren man who kicked his probation officer will be spending more than a year in state prison. Andrew L. Miles, 52, of Warren, was sentenced Friday to 15 to 30 months in a state correctional institution by Judge Gregory Hammond. “Mr. Miles is very fortunate that the probation officer ...

Corry woman given state time for meth lab

A Corry woman will spend time in state prison for charges related to operating a meth lab in Warren County. Sara M. Lang, 30, of Corry, was sentenced Friday to 15 to 60 months in a state correctional institution by Judge Gregory Hammond. “All of these charges stem from the production of ...