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Waiting for Morelli

Wendy McCain witnessed something in April that impressed and inspired her and left her wanting more. More is being planned by that impressive individual. McCain, executive director of the Struthers Library Theatre, watched as more than 620 people, many of them young people there for the ...

RDA continues searching for solutions to blight

No one argues that Warren County doesn’t have a blight problem. How the Warren County Redevelopment Authority is going to handle it is proving to be a much taller task. The RDA on Wednesday discussed several properties on their list but spent the vast majority of the meeting talking ...

On The Record

Tidioute Borough Criminal Mischief. Between May 20 and June 18 at 4:58 p.m., multiple headstones were tipped over in the St. Johns Catholic Rectory in Tidioute, specifically a tall stone grave marker valued at $1,000. Anyone with information is asked to call Pennsylvania State Police Warren.

State Police: Missing man found safe

Pennsylvania State Police are thanking those who participated in the safe return of a man who was missing Monday. Police announced Monday morning that they were searching for Richard Smith, 80, of Mead Township. Smith was found alive and well not far from his home at 7:30 a.m. ...

Deadline draws near for tax upset

Upset tax sale might not be until September but the deadline is approaching to avoid being on the sale’s initial list. That deadline - to avoid publication in a notice in the Times Observer of all the properties with delinquent taxes - is set for Friday, June 28th at 4:30 p.m. “I ...

Pet peeves

Adopting a pet is a commitment of 10 to 15 years, maybe more, for a person or family. It’s a lifetime for the pet. Paws Along the River Humane Society has many roles, but the primary one is to find the right homes for animals. Executive Director Karen Kolos said that mission is her ...

Dubious accuser suspect

People sometimes send hate mail to Paws Along the River Executive Director Karen Kolos. Recently, an unknown group created a petition calling for her firing and invited media to cover it. On the other side are letters from community leaders publicly vouching for her. The petition gathered ...

Wolf signs law requiring CPR curriculum in school

The how and when have yet to be specified, but one thing is certain, students at Warren Area High School will soon be required to learn potential life-saving skills. Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 7 of 2019, formerly Senate Bill 115, into law on Wednesday, June 12. The law will require the ...

Police search for lost Mead Township man

Pennsylvania State Police is searching for a Mead Township man. According to police, Richard W. Smith, 81, was last seen at about 4 a.m. Monday in the area of Wardwell Lane off of Kinzua Road. “Police believe this person may be at special risk of harm or injury and may be confused,” ...

United Refining Company halts operations

United Refining Company has suspended operations. According to a June 14 release, the company shut down the 70,000 barrel-per-day refining operation for unscheduled maintenance. Full operations are expected to resume ‘within a week,’ according to the release. A company spokesperson ...

Missing man found safe

Pennsylvania State Police and Warren County Public Safety have announced that a man who was the subject of a Monday search has been found. Police said Richard Smith, 80, of Mead Township, was located alive and well walking in a heavily wooded area near Forest Route 160 in Mead Township. Smith ...

Summer grub

It’s summer, but hundreds of young people are still eating school district meals in the community. The Warren County School District Summer Food Service Program opened last week at Beaty-Warren Middle School and the Rouse Children’s Center. On Monday, the remaining sites — the ...

Food & Fun Festival this Thursday

If you need a time-out from the kitchen, a change from the usual work break or the kids are getting a little stir crazy, a local nonprofit is providing a one-stop event featuring fun and food trucks on Thursday. The Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) is holding the first Food ...

On The Record

Columbus Township Burglary. On Wednesday, June 12, at10:23 a.m., Pennsylvania State Police of Corry was dispatched to a report of a burglary on Spencer Road in Columbus Township. Upon arrival, troopers interviewed the victim who related that the unknown actor(s) arrived from an unknown ...

Man missing from Mead Township

Pennsylvania State Police are searching for a Mead Township man. According to police, Richard W. Smith, 81, was last seen at about 4 a.m. Monday in the area of Wardwell Lane off of Kinzua Road. "Police believe this person may be at special risk of harm or injury and may be confused," ...

Buzzworthy

Lilly Cathcart never donated her hair before. On Friday she was first in line to do her part to help “Buzz off Cancer” and help provide a free wig for another child in need. “Buzz off Cancer” is just one of the many activities and events taking place during this years Relay for Life ...

On The Record

Brokenstraw Twp. Harassment. Warren-based state police charged Brandi L. Hannah, 47, Tidioute, with harassment after she allegedly struck a 49-year-old female of Youngsville in the left side of the mouth with a closed fist. Pine Grove Twp. Possession. Warren-based state police reported ...

Warren County Courthouse Friday sentencing hearings

The following sentences were handed down by Judge Gregory Hammond on Friday afternoon at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Austin J. Donato, Corry, to 12-24 months incarceration in state prison, $300 in restitution, $625 in fines and fees, a no contact/no trespass order and boot camp ...

Chapman work affects reservations

Culvert replacement and road paving – some of the final steps in the renovation project of the dam – will snarl reservations at Chapman State Park. A post on the Park’s Facebook page said that the work has “begun and will cause road closures, travel delays and detours throughout ...