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WGH announces contest

The 16th annual Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Basket Contest will be taking place this year in the Outpatient Lobby of Warren General Hospital beginning Monday, Dec. 4 through Friday, Dec. 8. This contest features spectacular and imaginative baskets filled with generous ...

In the works

Warren County and Warren County School District are going to work together on some construction projects. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston approached the curriculum, instruction, and technology committee regarding having career center students work on county projects. “I got the idea that we ...

Warren man hit with eight felony charges on Thanksgiving Day

A Warren man stands accused of eight felony assault charges after an incident on Thanksgiving morning. Brandon Lewis Young, 35, of Warren, was arrested Thursday, Nov. 23 and charged with eight counts of aggravated assault, eight counts of recklessly endangering another person, and seven ...

Santa Claus is coming to Struthers

The Santa House is gone, but the cafe is open. Santa Claus will greet visitors at the Struthers Library Theatre cafe during the annual Christmas Walk and Parade. Despite his busy workshop schedule this time of year, Santa has agreed to be part of the parade again this year, so he will not ...

‘Notes’ on Display

For decades, former Warren surgeon Hugh Robertson collected sheet music. At first, he was storing it for friends who brought it to his house because he was the one with a piano. Later, it was more intentional. He took pieces from people who would have otherwise thrown them away. He bought ...

PGC releases bear harvest numbers

The second largest bear taken in the first three days of the four-day statewide black bear season was harvested in Warren County. According to Pennsylvania Game Commission preliminary results published Wednesday, James Langdon of Wattsburg, killed the 691-pound bear with a rifle Tuesday in ...

Kelly Tough

With a combination of quick wit, profound depth, heartfelt emotion and well-timed football references, Jill Kelly gave attendees at Praise Fellowship Church a glimpse of what living life “Kelly tough” is all about. Jill Kelly, the wife of Hall-of-Fame NFL quarterback Jim Kelly, shared a ...

Career Center next up for building renovation

The Warren County School District is ready to embark on the latest in a series of major building renovations. The work at Warren County Career Center is estimated to approach $17 million. At Monday night’s committee meetings and special board meeting, the board met with project managers ...

Inaugural Warren County School District Trivia Night is a success

What is the capital Azerbaijan? Name all four members of the Beatles. Who is the all-time scoring leader in the NHL? Name the eight members of the winning team of the first Warren County School District Trivia Night. We might not know much about those other three, but the answer to the ...

Black Friday comes with casualty stats

There are actual statistics on Black Friday casualties. The website blackfridaydeathcount.com runs down incidents occurring during Black Friday since 2006. It includes deaths and injuries. The most deaths to ever occur on Black Friday since 2006, according to the website, are two. According ...

Thanking The Fallen

Al Harrison had every reason to be excused from a commitment he made in April. But he had a better one to keep it. This Memorial Day, Harrison, a Vietnam veteran, went to Washington D.C. to participate in the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom in support of prisoners of war and those who are ...

Teen thankful for the little things amid fight with cancer

Abbey Schmader is thankful for sweet potatoes. And mashed potatoes. And stuffing. Abbey is thankful for a lot of things, really. But after being told in June that her doctors had found another tumor, this time behind her heart, Abbey wound up spending five weeks barely able to eat at all. ...

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 ...