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Monday flare-up

Monday morning, a large plume of dark smoke could be seen rising above eastern Warren. The United Refining Company flare along the Allegheny River was discharging flame and smoke. The Department of Environmental Protection was notified of the situation by both United and ...

Lifelong legacy

From the YMCA to Paws Along the River, the backpack program to the David Martin Health and Dental Clinic, the lasting impacts of the Conarro family can be seen all over Warren County. At a small gathering Monday, Hal and Mary Conarro were honored by the Community Foundation of Warren ...

Council approves application for Beaty Park project grant

The most-used park in the city could be in line for a bit of a facelift. Warren City Council approved an application on Monday that would replace the playground at Beaty Park. City Planner David Hildebrand, citing Beaty as the “city’s most-used park,” said the city would be ...

State Health Committee talks rural challenges

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Health Committee – chaired by local Representative Kathy Rapp – recently held a hearing to gather testimony regarding “ barriers to employment in the healthcare field.” Warren County was doubly represented in that hearing as Warren General ...

On The Record

Warren Harassment. Lindsey Markey, 30 & Nolan Martin, 30 both of Warren were cited for Harassment on Saturday, Mar. 16 after officers responded to a physical Domestic Dispute. Intent to Deliver. John Griffin, 40, Warren was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a ...

RDA seeks solution for blighted Tidioute structure

County officials are back to the drawing board on how to handle a burned out blighted property in Tidioute. The Warren County Redevelopment Authority owns the property at 3 Economy Street, having picked it up for $100 on Jan. 23, according to county assessment records. There had been ...

Lewis cites conflict of interest in roundabout vote

One City of Warren councilman has called for a disciplinary hearing against another over his rationale for voting in favor of a proposed downtown Warren roundabout. And it invokes the sections of the city charter that deal with conflicts of interest and calls for the “forfeiture of the ...

February agenda

Last month’s Warren City Council roundabout discussion also creeped into the discussion on Monday when it came time to approve last month’s meeting minutes. Councilman John Lewis launched into an attack on Mayor Maurice Cashman indicating that the minutes do “not reflect” a ...

‘Good feedback’

There were examples of three voting machines on display in Warren County last week. In all likelihood, many copies of one of those machines will be found in polling places throughout Warren County this fall and for years to come. At a demonstration event held at Warren Public Library, ...

Officials want new voting machines by fall

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com County officials are heading further down the election machine replacement road. The issue was discussed during Monday’s work session. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said that he has not “had enough response from the other counties on the ...

Jamestown man charged with murder in 2014 child death

MAYVILLE - A Jamestown N.Y. man long considered a “person of interest” for his role in the 2014 beating death of a child has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. Tyler Perez, 35, pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned Monday in front of ...

WCCC students represent at DECA

Warren County Career Center students represented their school well at the recent state DECA championships. Joshua Smith and Ryan Zavinski each earned three medals for their test scores and performances in role play scenarios during the competition, held Feb. 20 through 22, in Hershey. At ...

The many names of Farmington Township

Humans are inherently creative beings. There’s evidence of this in our proclivity for naming people, places, and things. It’s not always so easy to come up with a name that sticks, but we all do it. As children, we have no choice to take the already established names for granted. Mom, ...

Pittsfield man sentenced to 6 months for bar stabbing

A Pittsfield man will spend nearly six months in prison for stabbing a man at a Youngsville establishment last October. Jacob R. Sandt has been sentenced by Judge Gregory Hammond on counts of simple assault and recklessly endangering another person. According to the affidavit for probable ...

Hearts Content the site of French & Indian War reenactment in May

The French & Indian War will be more than just history in Warren County come May. A reenactment is on tap for Hearts Content on May 11 and 12 that is expected to draw as many as 200 reenactors to the Allegheny National Forest. In addition to the reenactors, a blacksmith utilizing ...

Warren County Recycleathon April 13 at Sheffield High School

The Warren County Recycleathon is set to take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Sheffield High School. Pre-registration for the event can be done online at www.ecsr.net, or by calling 1-866-815-0016. Items being collected include electronics: computers and peripherals; ...

‘Very special place’: Owner shares history of The Locusts

One of the grandest — and oldest — homes in Warren County was the subject of the Warren County Historical Society’s annual meeting. Located on Rt. 62 south of Russell, the home at 5605 Market St. is one of the most iconic in the county — colloquially known as The Locusts. The man ...

Sugar Grove will be site of historical marker sign

One of three proposed historical markers to be included as part of the county’s bicentennial celebration has been approved by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC). A statement from the PHMC indicated that 18 new markers were approved statewide – including one in ...

Ticked off

As spring approaches, state and local officials are ramping up efforts to combat ticks and illnesses they can cause. Since July 1, 2018, a statewide surveillance program conducted by the DEP collected 3,663 adult black-legged ticks for testing — 71 of those were captured in Warren ...