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School registration set to begin at end of Jan.

It may not seem like a time to be thinking of school registration. But, said Stacy Confer, Director of Child Care Services at the Jefferson Defrees Family Center, that’s precisely what time it is. “The first day of the next school year may seem like a long way off, but the preschools, ...

Show goes on

The change in venue for the Darin Freeborough Memorial Outdoor Show was successful. According to John Papalia, event coordinator and director of chamber operations and tourism for the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, while the venue is smaller and presents unique challenges in ...

WCSD aims to better its state scores

Warren County School District has seen its scores and it is taking steps. The Pennsylvania Department of Education posts school performance profiles each year. “They’re not where we want them to be,” Supervisor of Elementary Education Eric Mineweaser said. The SPP is a form of ...

‘Men in Makeup’ helps raise over $3,000 for A Safe Place

Guyliner goes great with beard oil. The second annual Men in Makeup fundraiser for A Safe Place happened Saturday, Jan. 13, at the Darin Freeborough Memorial Outdoor Show. With a couple of extra fellas and a change of venue, the event was able to raise over $3,000 for the nonprofit, which ...

Children of inmates get special Christmas

Christmas is a time to spend with family. And when family can’t be there, the holiday season can be a struggle. But 71 children from 37 families with parents currently incarcerated in the Warren County Jail had a slightly brighter Christmas as a result of the Warren County Prison Ministry ...

Firefly program to continue at YMCA

Firefly at the YMCA will sail forward. The inclusive program, which serves county residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is free for everyone who wants to be active to use YMCA facilities to do so, said Marketing and Grant Coordinator Kim Slocum. Thanks to a $35,000 grant ...

Ice ‘bottleneck’

Today might be a good day to get out the Johnny Cash records. The water in area streams and waterways is rising, and is expected to continue to do so until 7 p.m. Saturday, when the flood watch issued for Warren County, among several other counties in central Pennsylvania, expires. ...

Two weather watches in effect through Saturday

Warren County has two weather watches in effect. “You have a flood watch and a winter storm watch up there,” National Weather Service Meteorologist Craig Evanego said Thursday afternoon. The rains that began Thursday were expected to drop about two inches of precipitation on the county, ...

Jamestown man sentenced for sale of hallucinogenic mushrooms in county

A Jamestown, N.Y. man was sentenced to nearly a year in the county jail for selling hallucinogenic mushrooms at the Russell Roller Rink. Cory A. Carlson, 27, was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda on Friday. According to the affidavit of probable cause, a confidential informant ...

Community Blood Bank announces emergency drive Monday in Warren

Bomb cyclone, polar vortex, and busy lives have made it hard for people to donate blood. Community Blood Bank is holding an emergency blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Warren General Hospital, to combat a critical shortage. “Inventory of blood and blood products ...

Band Festival Saturday

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry From the double bass to the contrabass clarinet, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 2 Band Festival at Warren Area High School will feature more than 150 of the region’s finest student musicians playing a full complement of instruments. ...

Warren County Commissioners approve tax exempt settlement

The Warren County Commissioners have approved a settlement agreement with subsidiaries of Journey Health regarding the tax exempt status of several Warren County properties. The agreement has numerous parties — companies including the Children’s Home of Bradford, Pa., Ramsbottom Center, ...

Irvine man sentenced for high-speed chase in county

A high speed chase in Southwest Township has landed a man in the Warren County Jail. Garrett J. Anderson, Irvine, was sentenced on Friday by President Judge Maureen Skerda. The incident at the heart of the charges occurred in Southwest Township on March 24. District Attorney Rob Greene ...

Up in flames

Over three years after fire ravaged the former Barley Home on S. State St. in North Warren, efforts are now underway that will result in the demolition of the remnants of the historic structure. Crews were working at the site on Thursday and Conewango Township Secretary Jennifer Riggin said ...

County properties get 15 bids

The Warren County Commissioners have approved 15 bids for properties from the county’s repository. Tax Claim Director Phil Gilbert said that the properties sold didn’t sell at the last judicial sale. With a minimum bid of $250, Gilbert said that 15 bids were placed starting Dec. 1. ...

Charges are withdrawn against two at prelims

Three defendants pleaded guilty, charges were withdrawn against two and one was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following pleaded guilty: ¯ Ryan Sydney Monaco, Warren, to possession of drug paraphernalia and required ...

Two plead guilty, eight not at change of plea

Two guilty pleas were entered and eight defendants pleaded not guilty during arraignment and change of plea proceedings before Judge Gregory Hammond on Thursday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Clifton B. Larson, Warren, to DUI: General ...

All in favor?

Commissioner Cindy Morrison voted in opposition of appointing John Shreve as the county’s solicitor in August 2016 when he was initially appointed and again in May 2017 when his contract was renewed. She did the same thing on Wednesday. Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said that the positions ...

Outdoor Show will be held at Warren YMCA

The Darin Freeborough Memorial Outdoor Show will be changing venues this year. “The mall is doing some work in the stores and things we used to use,” said WCCBI Director of Chamber Operations and Tourism John Papalia. So, this year, the outdoor show will be at the Warren YMCA, on ...

Couple arrested on drug charges

A Youngsville couple has been charged with manufacturing drugs and endangering children. William J. Sullivan, 42, was arraigned on Friday before District Justice Todd Woodin and held on charges including: four counts of possession of firearm prohibited; receiving stolen property; four counts ...