Local News

Crime Stoppers seek information

The Warren County Crime Stoppers are seeking information about a June incident in the City of Warren that resulted in a damaged vehicle and a direct threat. Dubbed the “Crime of the Week,” the incident occurred at 106 N. Parker St, according to a Thursday statement from police. Police ...

Rapp tours Youngsville

Youngsville has big plans for revitalizing its downtown. The ongoing streetscape project has started that process. To move farther down the path, the borough and Revitalization of Youngsville (RoY) invited State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-65th) to visit and take a tour of the central downtown ...

Walkable Warren

Warren is becoming more walkable. Seven new kiosks bearing historical information and images of the city have been put up and one more is ready and just waiting for a location. “The whole theory on having the eight throughout the town is to encourage the Walkable Warren,” City Planner ...

City planners go into blight

The City of Warren’s reinvigorated efforts to address blighted property has made it to the Planning Commission. Blighted property was the focus of Wednesday’s meeting. Commission chair Don Nelson noted that it is good that the Blighted Property Review Committee is functioning but not ...

Warren man charged with assault

A Warren man has been charged with aggravated assault following an incident at Warren General Hospital. According to police, on August 31, City of Warren Police responded to a panic alarm at the emergency room registration area where county control reported that a probation officer was ...

‘Jakes Witch’ event set for October 6-7

The Blair Witch is so 1999. This year, it’s all about the Jakes Witch Project. The inaugural autumn mountain biking festival will be held at Jakes Rocks and Kinzua Beach on Oct. 6 and 7. The goal for the two day event, said Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry Director of ...

CareerLink to cut back operating hours

Warren’s CareerLink office is cutting back its hours. A statement sent to the Times Observer on Wednesday from Erie-based CareerLink staff stated that “On September 25, 2017 The Warren CareerLink will reduce its operating hours to 3 days per week.” “The CareerLink Center in Warren ...

Struthers is taking shape

The block of Liberty Street between Third and Fourth avenues in Warren will soon open. Construction projects at Struthers Library Theatre have kept a portion of that block closed for months. “We don’t know the exact day, but Liberty Street will be open next week,” Theater Executive ...

Funding issue means county will pay more of TAWC costs

In 2010, Warren County partnered with Experience Inc./Area Agency on Aging, municipal governments, and the Transit Authority of Warren County (TAWC) in a funding deal. The entities collectively provided from $30,000 to $42,000 per year. Those dollars were provided to TAWC as local match for ...

Properties in Tidioute, Youngsville discussed at county RDA meeting

The Warren County Redevelopment Authority grappled with what to do with a burned-out home in Tidioute, took action to seek conservatorship against a Youngsville property and decided to see what happens at next week’s tax sale with a series of other properties during a Tuesday morning ...

Authority has money available for tax sale

The City of Warren Redevelopment Authority has some money to spend at next week’s judicial tax sale. City Planner David Hildebrand said that council previously established a fund for use in assisting business facilities located in the downtown, which is administered by the Redevelopment ...

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 ...