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Road to Recovery

Thirteen-year-old Madison Mohney tore the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in her right knee while playing soccer on June 25, 2016. Physically, it took Madison 434 days, one major surgery, 97 physical therapy sessions, seven EMT’s, six general doctors, two orthopedic doctors, and a chiropractor to ...

Commissioners back to business as usual

In their first meeting since a public airing of their dirty laundry and a change of leadership, Warren County’s commissioners moved through a light agenda without contention on Monday. The commissioners are considering changing their cleaning contractor, not because they are dissatisfied ...

Objection window closes for Tracy Ridge proposal

The decision regarding whether or not to open some trails at Tracy Ridge to mountain bikes is now under a regional-level review. Back in July, Allegheny National Forest officials released a draft decision indicating their intent to open up 12.5 miles of trails at Tracy Ridge to mountain ...

Area of Wood St. vacated

The City of Warren has vacated part of Wood Street. Situated off of Conewango Avenue between Edgewood Place and McPherson Street, Department of Public Works Director Mike Holtz said that the portion vacated includes the unopened and unimproved portion from the street’s terminus to McPerhson ...

County GOP donates winnings

Members of the Warren County Republican Party donated money they won for their Fourth of July Parade float back to the Fourth of July Committee. Pictured from left are Republican Party State Committee Member Ash Khare, County Republican Party Chairman Kathy Kemp Jensen, 4th of July Organization ...

Fun for all ages

There were a variety of arts on display, from musicians and other performers to bowls made from colored pencils by Jeremy Siliano Contracting and Design, at the Allegheny Festival of the Arts Saturday at Crescent Park sponsored by the Allegheny Center for the Arts and Warren County Historical ...

United Fund kick-off event set for Friday, September 29

No matter how you slice it, the United Fund of Warren County campaign kick-off event is increasing its appeal. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, at the Struthers Library Theatre. In addition to the annual potato peeling contest, there will be two new events. “The ...

Sheffield’s Davidson led the way for girls in tech courses

Rena Davidson was the first girl to take welding at the Warren County Career Center. Well, at that time it was the “vo-tech.” Davidson, who graduated from Sheffield in the early 1980’s and took welding in her sophomore, junior, and senior years, said that it was when the letter ...

Forest Area School District to offer drug and alcohol services

Forest County schools will be seeing increased service offerings in the coming months. According to Amanda Hetrick, superintendent of the Forest Area School District, the need for drug and alcohol services was growing when she approached Mike Philhower, Executive Director of Family Services ...

Hooktown garage sale is expanding this year

The fourth annual Hooktown Holidays garage sale is going to be the biggest yet. In addition to the 1201 Conewango Ave. address from previous years, this year’s event will expand to the 1235 Conewango G.G. Greene Estate. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. ...

September is National Recovery Month

“Let me reintroduce myself,” Makia Haines said she’d say to anyone who remembers her for her life before recovery. “If you’re still judging me on the facts of the person I was years ago,” said Makia, “then obviously you don’t know me.” Makia said that she spent her childhood ...

Commissioners to meet Sept. 25, 26

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its final quarterly meeting of 2017 on Monday, Sept. 25 and Tuesday, Sept. 26. The Sept. 25 meeting will be held at the Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area Visitors Center, in Lancaster County, while the Sept. 26 meeting will be held at ...

Safety first

School buses are moving students throughout Warren County, loading and unloading along country roads, highways, and busy streets. Children are vulnerable at bus stops because they are crossing roads with the expectation that traffic will be stopped. “According to the National Highway ...

This Monday also begins National Child Passenger Safety Week

National Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 17 through 23. Local police departments, PennDOT, and the North Central Highway Safety Network (NCHSN) are honoring the week with a number of events. NCHSN is working with Conewango Township Police in raising awareness. “Car crashes are a ...

Pittsfield thief sent to state prison

A Pittsfield man who is a career thief will spend at least the next seven years in state prison. Jamie Crick, 41, was sentenced Friday by President Judge Maureen Skerda on several charges stemming from four burglaries for which he was charged in January He pled guilty to a favorable plea ...

2 sentenced to state prison for meth lab

Two men charged in connection with a meth lab bust in December are headed to state prison. Joshua Max Lambert, 30, 6 Terrace St., Apt. 1, Warren, and Joshua Darryl Wightman, 30, Rimersburg, were sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda on Friday. Task Force investigators originally ...

Right & Wrong

When a disaster strikes this nation, there are people eager to help. When two significant hurricanes make landfall within two weeks, there is plenty of need. But, there are right and wrong ways to help. According to Warren County Public Safety Department and the Pennsylvania Emergency ...

No official rules address change to county chair

County commissioners are able to change the chairperson at any time and for any reason. That’s according to a state Department of Community and Economic Development manual for county commissioners. “At the first meeting of the new board in January, a determination must be made as to who ...

Fair ride operator enters guilty plea

A Toronto, Ohio man has pled guilty to operating the merry-go-round at the Warren County Fair while high. Detectives from the Warren County Drug Task Force charged Thomas David Bradley, 27, with several charges in the wake of the August 10 incident. District Attorney Rob Greene told the ...

WCCC seniors get on-the-job experience at Warren Manor

Warren County Career Center students are getting a jump start in the workforce. According to Dan Passmore, the Cooperative Education Program Director, students from the Health and Medical Assisting class at the career center had an opportunity to work in their field and earn certification ...