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Record soybean acreage expected in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s growers are expected to plant a record amount of land with soybeans and will also boost the area devoted to corn, according to a press release from the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Growers across the state intend to plant an estimated record 600 ...

Movement reported on several blighted properties during RDA

Movement was reported on several blighted properties throughout the county during the Tuesday morning meeting of the Warren County Redevelopment Authority. The Authority elected to pursue conservatorship – which is a legal proceeding that would ultimately give the RDA control of the ...

One pleads guilty, charges withdrawn against three

One defendant pleaded guilty while charges against three were withdrawn during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Renee L. Rogers, Jamestown, NY, pleaded guilty to a count of disorderly conduct. A count of unauthorized use motor/other vehicles was ...

Children’s Literacy Night helps bridge gap between preschool, kindergarten

It was a bridge from preschool to kindergarten. Children’s Literacy Night was held at Youngsville Elementary Middle School earlier this month. It is part of the YEMS Early Childhood Partnership. “The YEMS Early Childhood Partnership was created two years ago when I took a team to a P-3 ...

Murder trial underway

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The murder trial has begun for a man accused of killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend, a 2010 graduate of Sheffield High School. The Boulder Daily Camera reports that attorneys made their opening statements last week to a jury of 16 people in the case of ...

Youngsville freshman named finalist for 180 Student Awards

In the race for a national reading award, a Warren County School District student is making great strides. Alex Logren, a freshman at Youngsville High School, is a nationwide finalist in the Read 180 portion of the 180 Student Awards program. “Read 180 Universal, a program of Houghton ...

Increased outflow scheduled from Dam

The rains came down. And the rivers went up. Fast. Now, the Allegheny River level will be going up as a result. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced on Tuesday that “significant increases in outflow from the Kinzua Dam” are scheduled for April 17 through April 29. “This ...

Jackson Ave. bridge set for replacement

Work is scheduled to begin next week to replace the bridge that carries Jackson Avenue over a tributary of Glade Run in Glade Township. The replacement project will include constructing a new precast reinforced concrete culvert at the bridge, which is located about a half mile north of the ...

City will see paving work in near future

Jackson Avenue in Warren will receive paving work soon. City of Warren Department of Public Works Director Mike Holtz told Warren City Council on Monday that the paving project will be completed this summer. An exact date for the project has not been finalized. “The beginning of the ...

Running for a cause

“Running became such an important part of Jess’ life so quickly that I knew it was a great way to honor her memory, while including so many people that had become close to her over the years.” Jessica Salapek took her own life at the age of 34 on Nov. 28 of last year. She was an art ...

No public threat from Sunday fire near URC

A brush fire near United Refining Company on Sunday posed no threat to the public. According to City of Warren Fire Department Chief Sam Pascuzzi, the fire burnt itself out after a short period of time. “We were dispatched for a brush fire through 911 calls by various observers,” ...

Study shows number of fatal crashes up in Warren County

Fatalities were down state-wide, but up for Warren County. On Monday, PennDOT released a study of 2017 traffic fatalities in the state. There were 1,137 traffic fatalities in the state. That is the lowest number in recent history. Statistics from the department’s website go back to ...

Gardening project for Warren County Jail inmates beginning to take shape

A project that would put inmates to work on beautification in conjunction with master gardeners is taking shape. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston discussed the proposal during Monday’s work session. Eggleston said he met with the Penn State Extension office last week and discussed projects ...

Feasibility study goes to County Commissioners

The Warren County Commissioners are now in possession of a feasibility study outlining over $900,000 in renovation projects for the Warren County Courthouse. Of the total $918,200 projected cost, the biggest ticket items are $310,000 for painting, $295,000 for masonry repair and $80,000 each ...

Hefty estimate

The rust and peeling paint are clearly visible. It’s no secret that the roof has been leaking. But the Warren County Courthouse is one of the most iconic structures and the Warren County Commissioners have commissioned a study to serve as the first step in a process to make all the needed ...

Police investigating pair of vehicle thefts

City of Warren Police are investigating a pair of vehicle thefts that occurred over the weekend. According to police, the first incident occurred in the area of Frank St. The stolen vehicle was a red in color, 2000 Dodge Dakota pickup and the theft took place between the hours 9:00 p.m. ...

‘Maintenance drugs’ remain hot-button issue in recovery

This is the second in a periodical series of recovery options in Warren County. No recovery program is one size fits all, and no one uses only one method to successfully recover. Successful recovery from addiction requires wise choices in resources, and the ability to share information between ...

Paint the Plow program expanding to include more schools

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is inviting high school students in the northwest region of the state to participate in the Paint the Plow art outreach. The program challenges teens to take a pre-determined safety theme and incorporate it into an original mural that ...

Can we support it?

The decision by City of Warren staff to pursue the development of a hotel at the base of Liberty Street wasn’t a decision made in isolation. A hotel market feasibility study was conducted by Core Distinction Group, LLC. “This document is written in a format that highlights key ...

The ‘Challenge’ of teen driving accepted

Three local students had a lucky Friday the 13th. Laura Lucks, from Warren, Cole Foust, from Sheffield, and Cody Geiger, from Youngsville, took home first-, second-, and third-place trophies, respectively, from this year’s Warren County Teen Driver Challenge. The event, coordinated by ...