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Man arrested after encounter with police in Tops parking lot

A Warren man is behind bars after a traffic stop turned up methamphetamine and resulted in a scuffle with police. Jason L. Nichols, 37, 13 Swiss St., was charged by City of Warren police on Friday after the incident which occurred at the Tops parking lot in Warren on Friday at about 7:45 ...

4th of July organizers announce prize winners

Organizers of this year’s Fourth of July festivities have awarded many prizes and recorded yet another successful event, with many more to come. The highlight of the three-day celebration was the 72nd annual parade that took approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes to wind its way through ...

72nd Warren County 4th of July Parade Results

High School Band First Place — Maplewood High School Marching Band, Guys Mills, Pa. Majorettes First Place — Kidnetix Baton Corp, DuBois, Pa. Marching Corps. First Place — Rogues Hollow Regiment Drum & Bugle Corp., Akron, Ohio Second Place — Grey Knights Drum & ...

On The Record

City of Warren Prowling at Night. Joseph Dorsey Jr., 25, of Sheffield, was charged with disorderly conduct and loitering and prowling at night on Tuesday, June 25, after officers responded to a report of subjects yelling in a neighbors yard. DUI. Nathan Foster, 35, of Clarendon, was ...

Ronald Darling

Ronald E. Darling, 85, of Youngsville, passed away Mon., July 15, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center in Erie, after a brief illness. A complete obituary will be announced through the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Youngsville when available.

City officially closes door on convention center

The idea of a convention center in downtown Warren has been dead for several years. Warren City Council has now buried the remaining vestige of that effort. During Monday’s regular meeting, council unanimously voted to formally dissolve the City of Warren Convention Center ...

Southwest Twp. bridge closed

A Southwest Township bridge will be closed for replacement for about a month and a half. The work started Monday on the Tidioute Enterprise Road, located between Pineville Road and Colorado Road “is closed to through traffic.” PennDOT said on Monday that “a detour is posted using ...

Remembering ‘Mr. Smokey’ Andy Marfink

As plans are being made to celebrate Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday, the occasion calls for more than cake and lots of candles. It calls for a recognition of a man who brought the bear into local classrooms, possibly for the first time — A man remembered as “Mr. Smokey.” The USDA ...

Grand Prize Winners 4th of July 2019

Grand Prize $5,000 — Ron Stanko Northwest Savings Bank $500 gift card — Nicole Cowan Kwik Fill $100 gas card — Ken/Pete Smith Tops Friendly Markets $50 gift card — Marie McComas Yankee Bush Productions one pair of concert tickets — Jake Abraham Virg-Ann ...

Task force gets grant for suicide prevention

The first meeting of a statewide task force aimed at reducing the number of suicide deaths in the state came with funding to help realize those efforts, according to a press release from Gov. Wolf’s office. Last Thursday, Members of Wolf’s health agencies, including the departments of ...

Martz-Kohl Observatory celebrates anniversary of 1969 moon landing

By KATIE MIKTUK kmiktuk@timesobserver.com This year marks the 50th anniversary of the historic moon landing. Martz-Kohl Observatory, 176 Robbin Hill Road, Frewsburg, NY, 14738, plans to celebrate the anniversary with a public, one-time, showing of the 2018 biographical drama, First Man. ...

On The Record

Glade Township Theft. At 6:48 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 21-year-old male reported American Eagle pants allegedly stolen from the area of Holly Street apartments. It was stated that the pants were ordered online and shipped via UPS when the pants were allegedly stolen from the porch of the ...

Upcoming paddle races on the Allegheny

Canoes and kayaks — and the people paddling them — from all over will test Warren County’s waters in two upcoming events. The Pennsylvania Association of Canoeing and Kayaking (PACK) will hold its championship event on the Allegheny River in Warren County on Saturday, July 20. ...

Dragons Assemble

The dragon has landed... some assembly required. The 9-foot-tall dragon made of recycled auto parts commissioned by the Warren Area High School student council arrived by truck on Thursday. It was built by Namfon Suktawee of Scrap Metal Art Thailand — ...

On The Record

Brokenstraw Twp. Crash. Warren-based state police responded to a two-vehicle accident on July 12 at approximately 2:45 p.m. Richard McChesney, 77, Youngsville, pulled onto Mathews Run Rd. without yielding the right of way to a vehicle driven by Dennis R. Johnson, 41, Youngsville. Police say ...

Pain Management

By KACIE PRITT and DEBORAH BRIGGS Pain is one of the most common health problems experienced by older adults. It is a complex, multidimensional, personal experience that includes cognitive, emotional and behavioral factors as well as pain presence and intensity. Pain can result in many ...

Day at the Zoo

Lions and tigers and bears? Oh my, no. It was more like hedgehogs and rabbits and Patagonian cavies on Wednesday in Warren. People of all ages gathered to pet, feed and ask tons of questions as they visited a hodgepodge of animals on Wednesday. Sun Dance Kids Farm brought a wide variety of ...

Golf tourney in honor of Choper to raise funds for K9 program

It’s an event to remember K-9 Choper and to raise money for Warren County’s K-9 units. The Second Annual K-9 Choper Memorial Golf Tournament sponsored by Ed Shults of Warren had a full slate of 144 golfers in just over two weeks after its announcement. The tournament will be held ...

Senior housing project on hold

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com The empty lot on the south side corner of the intersection at Pennsylvania Avenue and Liberty Street will stay empty for a while longer. The proposal for the site continues to be a senior housing development project to be funded via Pennsylvania ...