Local News

Deadline looms for redistricting effort

While the end result of the ongoing fight over Pennsylvania’s Congressional maps remains up in the air, the proposal that Gov. Tom Wolf rejected on Tuesday would not have impacted Warren County. The entirety of Warren County is currently part of the 5th Congressional District. While the ...

Conservation scholarships available for local students

Warren County students interested in pursuing education in a conservation or environmental field are eligible to apply for local scholarships. The Warren County Conservation District awards both the Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship and the Warren County Council of Sportsmen’s Clubs Scholarship ...

Community Foundation online scholarship application open

The Community Foundation of Warren County online application is now available for students who wish to apply for scholarships for the 2018 — 2019 academic year. “We delayed opening up the application this year while we worked out a few bugs from last year,” noted Executive Director, ...

Ogres, gnolls and goblins

On its way back from harrowing encounters with ogres and gnolls as well as a pack of goblins in the castle basement, the intrepid band from Beaty-Warren Middle School ran into a group of hungry orcs and a woman traveling with a chicken with a growth problem. Students in the Dungeons & ...

Happy 100th

Geraldine Shorts was born on Feb. 12, 1918. Her family, from Sandy Lake, Pa., traveled by horse and buggy, or horse and sleigh in the winter. She moved to Warren in 1940, looking for work. She found it, at Sylvania, from which she retired in 1962. She was also a waitress at the Savoy ...

WCSD signs off on new weightlifting equipment

Weight room upgrades are on the way. The Warren County School District board unanimously approved almost $245,000 for renovations and new equipment for the weight rooms at the district’s four high schools. The upgrades will serve the physical education curriculum and the district’s ...

Spartansburg fire chief resigns following report

SPARTANSBURG (AP) — A registered sex offender who was recently re-elected as chief of a Pennsylvania town’s volunteer fire department has resigned. The (Corry) Journal reports that Roger Gilbert Jr. quit the Spartansburg department Sunday, a day after the newspaper reported on his ...

Commissioners talk fuel allocations, credit cards

Liquid fuels allocations and a policy for county credit cards were the sole topics of discussion during a brief Warren County Commissioners work session held on Monday. Chief Clerk Pam Matve said that she prepared three possible allocation plans, one of which will need to be selected for ...

Pennsylvania State Police warn of scams relating to Winter Olympics

Scammers may exploit the winter games to steal identities. According to a release from the Pennsylvania State Police, several potential scams revolving around the nation’s attention to the 2018 Olympic winter games have the potential to pop up as the event gets under way. Emails appearing ...

Saturday’s Women Are Wonderful event continues county tradition

“It’s a tradition.” That’s what Maris Hanby, of Union City, said of Women Are Wonderful. The annual event sponsored by the Jefferson Defrees Family Center (JDFC) and the Zonta Club of Warren celebrated its 17th year this year on Saturday at Jefferson Defrees. Maris and her daughter ...

Racer competes in Yukon Quest while dog returns to Winterfest

One of the members of a team that competed in the sled dog races at the 2016 Warren County Winterfest raced again this year. Another member of that team just made it most of the way through a 300-mile race in Alaska. Allen Dunn, formerly of Templeton, Armstrong County, was one of 15 people ...

Organizers hopeful Chapman can host Winterfest in 2019

It’s official. The dog-sled parts of Winterfest can work away from its usual home. The rest? Not so much. When the members found out in October that Chapman State Park would be off-limits in January, the Winterfest committee worked with Hickory Creek Wilderness Ranch to run a limited ...

Application for Veterans Identification Cards back online

When the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced in November that it was ready to accept applications for new Veterans Identification Cards, the program was too popular. “When the site first opened, it was so much in demand that the site crashed,” Warren County Veterans Affairs ...

Spartansburg fire chief is a registered sex offender

SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of a small Pennsylvania town is standing by its volunteer fire company’s re-election of a registered sex offender as its fire chief. Chief Roger Gilbert Jr. was convicted in 2001 of sexual intercourse with a 4-year-old girl and is listed in the state’s ...

City of Warren seeking applicants for boards

The City of Warren is currently seeking applicants to serve on a pair of public entities. Positions on the Zoning Hearing Board and the Property Maintenance Board of Appeals are available. The Zoning Hearing Board has two vacant seats that each have a four year term. This board meets on ...

C-H-A-M-P-I-O-N

Warren County crowned Macy Winicki its 2018 spelling bee champion on Wednesday, after she correctly spelled the championship word, “malign.” Postponed Wednesday due to inclement weather, which caused the cancellation of district classes and events, the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee ...

On tour

If the police get called to a school, will they recognize it when they walk in the door? For many local police, the buildings that district students of today populate are the same structures as many of the officers themselves once attended. But with the widespread renovations at schools ...

Man accused of killing wife has competency hearing continued

A competency hearing in the case of a Chandlers Valley man accused of killing his wife was continued Thursday afternoon. Matthew B. White, 35, of Chandlers Valley, was in court for the hearing to see if he is fit to stand trial in the case of the June 21, 2017, murder of Jessica L. White ...

Sheffield man charged with choking, threatening girlfriend

A Sheffield man has been arrested for choking and threatening to kill his girlfriend. Drew J. Johnson, 24, of Sheffield, is charged with strangulation, terroristic threats, simple assault, and recklessly endangering another person. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the woman, ...