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EIP Report: Policies and Procedures

“(You) do have a lot of good people working for the county. They know their business.” That was part of the message brought to the Warren County Commissioners by Senior Consultant Edward Zack with Susquehanna Accounting & Consulting Solutions, Inc. as part of the county’s Early ...

Warren RDA is Ready for more

The City of Warren Redevelopment Authority has moved through the conservatorship process with a property and is ready for more. On Wednesday, the RDA heard a report on the property at 908-910 Pennsylvania Ave. E. “You own that property,” Director of Codes, Permitting, and Recreation ...

RDA grants room for improvements

A wave of improvement could be coming soon to downtown Warren. The city Redevelopment Authority (RDA) offered facade improvement grants of up to $5,000 for downtown businesses. Owners are taking them up on the offer. “We provide up to $5,000 — they have to match that amount,” City ...

No injuries in 3-Vehicle collision Wednesday

A three-vehicle crash resulted in traffic problems, but no injuries, Wednesday afternoon on Route 6 at Crescent Park. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a car that was traveling west-bound on Route 6 struck an east-bound business van that was turning left on Crescent Park shortly ...

Elissa Davis resigns from Warren City Council

Warren City Council now has a vacancy. Elissa Davis resigned at Monday night’s council meeting. “This is a moment that I never like to have – an acceptance of a resignation,” Mayor Maurice Cashman said. “Elissa Davis is moving out of town to pursue better job opportunities. We ...

Additional banner placement needs PennDOT’s okay

The City of Warren has – subject to PennDOT permission – agreed to the installation of a new street pole banner location during Monday’s meeting. City Manager Nancy Freenock said that council was contacted by the Warren Players, who said they have had difficulty reserving more than ...

Warrant issued for Russell man charged with assault

A Russell man is wanted by state police for assault with a weapon. Dale Blakelan, 20, is wanted by Pennsylvania State Police according to a statement released Tuesday. The release states that police were contacted by a woman who said that an assault had occurred at her residence on Sept. 9 ...

City approves easement

The City of Warren has signed off on an easement agreement with the firm that has proposed a senior living development in downtown Warren. Warren City Council approved the agreement during Monday’s regular council meeting. The city’s easement is the 16-foot-wide alley that runs behind ...

RDA removes 3 properties

Three properties were removed from the Warren County Redevelopment Authority’s docket during Wednesday’s meeting. The first is owned by Key Bank and is located at 15 Center Street in Clarendon. County Planner Dan Glotz said he has been in communication with a mortgage services ...

Series: Early Intervention Report, Part 2

If we want to know where we are, then we’ve got to look at the data. And the Early Intervention Report provided to the Warren County Commissioners on Monday includes a substantial amount of historical data – income, birth rate, employment rates – to paint a picture of the issues that ...

On The Record

Brokenstraw Twp. Lost Item. According to Pennsylvania state police, on Tuesday, Sept. 17 someone lost an Apple iPhone 6 outside the Rouse Estates on the entrance portico. The phone is gray with a blue and pink case. Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Warren. Mead Twp. ...

Struthers obtains event beverage permit

In two weeks, the Struthers Library Theater will offer beer and wine at the performance of the Glenn Miller Orchestra. “I think it’s a good service to provide,” Executive Director Wendy McCain said. “Right now we have an event permit for 2018. I picked six shows. We can sell ...

Education among many benefits for Hospice volunteers

What’s the sixth leading cause of death both nationally and in the state of Pennsylvania? Dementia. While it’s not a diagnosis itself, dementia is an umbrella term for a set of symptoms that are severe enough to interfere with daily life. Emotional and metabolic disorders, brain ...

Three-vehicle crash at 6 and Crescent

A three-vehicle crash resulted in traffic problems, but no injuries Wednesday afternoon on Route 6 at Crescent Park. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a car that was traveling west-bound on Route 6 struck an east-bound business van that was turning left onto Crescent Park shortly after ...

United Refining settles with DEP over penalties

United Refining Company has agreed to pay more than $450,000 as settlement of violations of the Air Pollution Control Act between 2010 and 2016. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), inspections between September 2014 and December 2015 and ongoing ...

Series: Early Intervention Report, Part 1

If the Warren County Commissioners follow through on the draft recommendations presented in the Early Intervention Program presented on Monday, then county officials have a lot of work to do. The focus of Monday’s work session was a draft copy of the report - a financial management plan - ...

To lease or not to lease?

A downtown developer asking for parking space on city property drew discussion at Monday’s meeting of Warren City Council. HIY, Inc., whose president is Ruzhdi Bakalli, petitioned the city for parking on a city-owned gravel parcel at the base of Liberty Street in between the parking ...

Mead Run bridge opens to traffic

The traffic signal along Route 6 just west of Youngsville Borough is gone. PennDOT announced Monday that the bridge over Mead Run is open. “Motorists may notice a slight bump as they drive across the bridge until a polyester polymer concrete (PPC) overlay is applied to the deck,” ...

On The Record

Brokenstraw Twp. Harassment. Warren-based state police reported that on September 15 at 4:55 p.m. troopers were dispatched to Homestead Drive for a report of an altercation. After speaking with both parties and witnesses, it was determined that two females were involved in a physical ...

Early Intervention Report preview

The Early Intervention Report presented to the Warren County Commissioners is lengthy. In fact, it’s far to lengthy - and too important to the future of the county - to be encapsulated in one story. Deeper analysis of the report will be featured in the Times Observer throughout the rest of ...