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Ike Elementary students explore the nature lab

In certain settings, finding a bug in your cup could be grounds for legal action. But, last week, in a secluded little out-of-the-way destination, bugs in cups were the bomb. Students at Eisenhower Elementary School took part in a Schoolyard Exploration in the school’s Nature Lab on ...

Lewd assault charges for Warren man

A Warren man is in Warren County jail after being charged with indecent assault of a 5-year-old. Gary L. McGregor, Jr., 30, of Warren, is charged with indecent assault — person less than 13 years of age; corruption of minors — defendant age 18 or above; and indecent assault — person ...

Warren man arrested in Indiana Cty

A Warren man was arrested for robbery in Indiana County last week, one day before he was due in Warren County court. According to a release from Pennsylvania State Police in Indiana County, Justin Ludwig, 37, of Warren, walked up to two workers at Pike’s Peak Nursery carrying a pillow ...

On The Record

Warren Disorderly Conduct. Bradley Brown, 22, of Sheffield, Kyle Riker, 19, of Warren, and Thomas Riker, 51, of Warren, were all cited for disorderly conduct on Thursday, May 16, after officers responded to a report of a fight. Harassment. Jennifer Bishop, 38, and Jerome Bishop, 37, both ...

Commissioner session brief ahead of primary

With just a day until Tuesday’s primary election, it should come as no surprise that Monday’s Warren County Commissioners work session was brief. Bids were opened for a sidewalk project that will result in the installation of a sidewalk up the entirety of the western side of the Warren ...

Monday change of plea hearings

The following pleas were entered on Monday before President Judge Maureen Skerda during change of plea proceedings: ¯ George Boyer, Jamestown, to simple assault. Charges of aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment were not prosecuted. ¯ Russell B. Boyle, ...

Recreation development proposal voted down

Fiscal responsibility won out over potential economic development at City Council’s meeting Monday night. A proposal to apply for a Greenways, Trails, and Recreation Program grant through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development was voted down 4-to-2. The ...

Warren Gives event starts Wednesday

Over six years, Warren Gives has raised almost $2 million for local organizations and helped by matching about 10 percent of those private contributions. From 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday, donors can go online and pick and choose from 106 local entities and contribute as little as $10 to as ...

City Council OKs LERTA

The City of Warren has approved a new tax abatement program. At Monday night’s meeting of city council, the six council members in attendance unanimously approved tax abatements for improvements to both commercial and residential properties in qualifying areas. Qualifying ...

SAES students get expert safety tips

As temperatures warm and the end of another school year approaches, students at Sheffield Area Elementary School took time from the classroom to learn from experts how to stay safe while they’re having fun. Representatives from nine area groups and organizations took part in the Third ...

Brief…

Intersection closed The intersection of East Street and Second Avenue in the City of Warren will be closed Tuesday, May 21 for a utility cut.

‘On behalf of all veterans’

Over the years, the bridge that connects the South Side of Warren with the rest of the city has gone through many changes. On Saturday — Armed Forces Day, the name of the bridge became the latest change. The Veterans Memorial Bridge carries Hickory Street across the Allegheny ...

100

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, Women’s Right to Vote, in Pennsylvania. The Suffragette Centennial Group, which consists of more than 15 community organizations throughout Warren County, has been meeting monthly to discuss ways to ...

Brockway pastor accused of sexual abuse

An allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Msgr. Charles Kaza, pastor of St. Tobias Parish, Brockway, and president of DuBois Central Catholic School Board, was forwarded to the Diocese of Erie and its independent investigators at the K&L Gates law firm by the Office of the ...

Then & Now

Photo courtesy of Warren County Historical Society/Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry The new bridge spanning the Conewango Creek at Liberty Street in Russell is certainly wider and more sturdy, but the old covered bridge was far more picturesque. “The famous old covered bridge, built by ...

‘That wore the uniform’

Vietnam Veterans in Warren County can step forward and be publicly recognized this June. The office of Sen. Pat Toomey will hold a pinning ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Main Courtroom at Warren County Courthouse. “Every active duty veteran who served from Nov. 1, 1955, to ...

Let’s hear from the commissioner candidates

Beginning last week, the Times Observer contacted each of the eight candidates for Warren County Commissioner in the Tuesday, May 21, election; Republican incumbent Ben Kafferlin, and Democrat incumbent Jeff Eggleston, as well as Republicans Tricia Durbin, Judy Albaugh, and Shawn Silvis, and ...

Wednesday preliminary hearings

Two defendants entered guilty pleas during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Rose M. Dawson, Warren, pled guilty to a count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael B. Wood, Warren, pled guilty to a count of possession of marijuana. Charges at a ...

Warren man sentenced for smoking meth on bunk below 6-year-old

A Warren man has been sentenced to a county prison term on charges stemming from smoking methamphetamine on the bottom bunk while his six-year-old child slept on the top bunk. Matthew W. Matha, Warren, was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda during sentence court proceedings on ...