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Busy Wednesday meeting for county commissioners

The Warren County Commissioners amended a payback with Experience, Inc., reallocated some Community Development Block Grant funding and signed on to a new contract for online legal research during Wednesday’s meeting. The Commissioners had previously entered into a agreement to repay funds ...

WCSD offering medical training to public

In case of an emergency, having someone certified in first aid and CPR on hand may be the next best thing to having “a doctor in the house.” Warren County School District is offering first aid, CPR, and AED adult and pediatric training for community members who would like to be more ...

State of the Streets

The City of Warren has over 44 miles of streets – 30 in asphalt, nearly four in concrete and over 1.5 in brick with the duration owned by the state. Department of Public Works Director Mike Holtz gave what amounted to a State of the Streets program to Warren City Council at a work session ...

Jury convicts Colorado man in murder of Ashley Mead

BOULDER, Colo. — A Colorado man was found guilty on all counts in the murder and dismemberment of Clarendon native Ashley Mead on Thursday. The Boulder Daily Camera reports that jurors found 33-year-old Adam Densmore guilty of first-degree murder, tampering with a human body, tampering with ...

Streets due to be paved

Twenty-four blocks of City of Warren streets are set to be repaved this summer. They are as follows: ¯ Bent Twig Rd. from Willoughby Ave. to Bird Ave. ¯ Buchanan Ave. from Jackson Ave. to Jefferson St. ¯ Carver St. from Pennsylvania Ave. to Madison Ave. ¯ Cedar St. from ...

Jamestown man to be sentenced for arson in Pa.

A Jamestown man accused of stealing a car in Warren County will be sentenced Thursday on an arson charge in Butler County. Jonathan Young, 20, of Jamestown, N.Y., also faces numerous arson charges out of Chautauqua County. On April 3, Young entered a guilty plea to one count of arson — ...

Warren County students medal at Skills USA state competition

Several local students competed at the state level in Skills USA. Out of 16 students competing, 11 won medals, said Skills advisor Jessica Tundel. Gold medal winners were Caleb Eyler (Collision Repair Technology), Makala Bowman, Katie Haight, and Desirae McMillen (Crime Scene ...

Rapp’s sex offender bill supported by county commissioners

Legislation sponsored by State Representative Kathy Rapp that would prohibit sex offenders from service has firefighters appears to have some support at the county level. The legislation – HB 2220 – amends existing law that prohibits people convinced of arson from serving as volunteer ...

FDA Food Code changes coming to Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s food establishments will begin to see changes in regulations at the end of the calendar year. In February, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released the newest version of the model Food Code, which goes into effect January 1, 2019. The Food Code is updated every four ...

Charges withdrawn against one

Charges were withdrawn against one defendant while another was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Charges of accident involving damage attended vehicle/property, fail to notice police of accident/damage to vehicle, driving at safe ...

Consolidation conundrum

Warren County School District could soon change its policy for athletics programs. Each program has to have a certain number of participants, or the program is put on probation. Under the policy, as long as the program has the right number of people, the program is in no particular ...

Area of Warren gets opportunity zone designation from Governor

Gov. Tom Wolf has designated a portion of the City of Warren an opportunity zone under recent federal tax reform. And the amount of the city designated is about double what the city asked for. In short, the opportunity zone tax incentive program – aimed at enhancing investment in ...

Torpedo Specialty Wire proposes soil, water remediation

A former industrial facility in Pittsfield Township is proposing remediation of soil and water contamination. A Monday legal notice indicates that “Torpedo Specialty Wire, Inc. has submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection a Notice of Intent to Remediate a site located at 7065 ...

Warren to celebrate Arbor Day Saturday

This year’s Arbor Day marks a couple of significant anniversaries. In addition to the Street Landscape Committee turning 30 this year, The Tree City USA program has been part of Warren County for 30 years as well, said SLC Chair Josie Gerardi. Both of those celebrations will be ...

The million dollar question(s)

It’s budget time and the school board has millions of dollars of decisions to make. Warren County School District’s projected revenues are almost $77 million. The projected expenditures are just short of $82 million. Assuming the budget includes a small percentage of expenditures that ...

Teen pleads no contest to sex assault charges

A man initially charged with sex offenses as a juvenile in Warren County court – later certified as an adult – will spend over three years in state prison and register as a sexual offender for the rest of his life for molesting a 10-year-old girl. Dawsen D. Daley entered no contest pleas ...

Annual ‘Mom Prom’ returns with Kentucky Derby theme

The Mom Prom is back again, and this year’s theme is Kentucky Derby. For the seventh year the nonprofit organization Caring For Life will host the annual Mom Prom, its largest fundraising event. Caring For Life provides emotional and financial support to families of seriously ill children ...

Ohio man pleads not guilty to counterfeiting

An Ohio man accused of passing counterfeit bills throughout northwestern Pennsylvania including Warren Walmart entered a plea of not guilty on Thursday. David E. Johnson, 50, was indicted by a federal grand jury last week on 18 felony counts of passing counterfeit money. According to count ...

Warren Library seeks community input

The Warren Public Library is looking for ways to help Warren grow. And if you’re a resident of the city of Warren, the library wants to hear your ideas. The library is participating in a program titled “Turning Outward.” The program is designed to help libraries strengthen their role ...

Commissioners aim to improve courthouse lot

Safety improvements in the parking lot are the first item the Warren County Commissioners will be acting on in a recently completed feasibility studies for repairs to the Warren County Courthouse. While the study won’t be discussed at a work session in depth until May 7 (next week’s work ...