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WAHS to host PGC open-house

The Pennsylvania Game Commission is bringing an open-house to Warren to highlight wildlife health issues in the Commonwealth. The event, one of seven scheduled for across the Commonwealth, is set for Tuesday, July 30, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Warren High School. “Today, ...

Allegheny National Forest culls dying Ash trees

The Allegheny National Forest (ANF) has run into an issue with the ash trees that inhabit their five boat access campgrounds. Rich Hatfield, district ranger, announced at the COG meeting on Wednesday that Morrison, Pine Grove, Hopewell, Handsome Lake and Hooks Brook Boat Access Campgrounds ...

Show on the road

Work on Warren County’s busiest roadway has now begun in earnest. The multi-million dollar project will rehabilitate Market St/Rt. 62 from Pennsylvania Ave. into Pine Grove Township. “The project will improve 5.54 miles of Route 62 from the intersection of Market Street and ...

Commissioners talk recycling taskforce, audits and more

Wednesday’s Warren County Commissioners meeting included some audit determinations, a citation of excellence and appointments to the task force that will implement a county-wide recycling plan. Chairman Ben Kafferlin presented correspondence received regarding several audit ...

Active shooter training drill plan complete

The final details for active shooter training were ironed out on Thursday. Warren County School District will work with emergency responders from Warren and Chautauqua counties in active shooter drill scenarios at 1 and 6 p.m. Tuesday, August 20, at Eisenhower Middle High ...

DUI taskforce holiday results

The Warren County DUI Task Force conducted roving patrols throughout Warren County on Friday, July 5, and Saturday, July 6. Traffic stops for moving violations and equipment violations were made in Sheffield, Sugar Grove, Tidioute, Youngsville, Pittsfield, Conewango Township, Russell and ...

Gov. Wolf leads PA election machine initiative

County officials continue to aim for a fall General Election roll-out for new election machines. But the issue is getting kicked and punted all around Harrisburg. The Associated Press reported on Tuesday that Gov. Tom Wolf said he is “ordering a bond issue to help Pennsylvania’s ...

Buddy the Dinosaur comes to the Warren Public Library

It was standing room only, even with many in attendance choosing to sit on the floor, at the Warren Public Library on Thursday. Most of the very young crowd eagerly awaited one of their favorite celebrities — Buddy. Buddy from PBS KIDS’ Dinosaur Train has been on the road with WPSU, ...

Progress

Lady Justice’s perch above the Warren County is looking better. Earlier this year, the Warren County Commissioners approved a roof repair project for the courthouse. The primary contractors, Durable Slate Company and McCreary Roofing, are ahead of schedule and within budget, according ...

Former Warren County solicitor jailed for unpaid parking tickets

A former Warren County solicitor is behind bars for non-payment on a series of parking tickets. John R. Shreve, 31, Warren, was found to be in contempt of court for failure to pay fines and costs by Judge John Foradora, Jefferson County’s Court of Common Pleas president judge, at a ...

State grant assists in development of Parks & Rec plan

With help from the state, the City of Warren and Warren County are working together on a recreation plan. A grant of $39,700 from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) through the Community Conservation Partnerships Program provides the funding for the ...

Girl Scouts of WNY “Love State Parks” this weekend

Girl Scouts of Western New York are encouraging girls to get outdoors in Western New York as well as hundreds of state parks across the United States. Paired with the Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA), they have announced their first “Girl Scouts Love State Parks” weekend. The event will ...

Youngsville Life

Music at Island Park Free Music in the park entertainment for Thursday, July 11th is Sean Patrick McGraw playing original country music 6 pm – 8 pm. Next Thursday, July 18th enjoy bluegrass gospel played by The Misfits. For the most current listing of upcoming bands and dates for ...

What they did for us

An annual event that tests running, swimming and pedaling skills as a way to provide a less competitive means of transportation for veterans is approaching. The 14th Annual Willow Creek Triathlon will take place Saturday, Aug. 3. The triathlon raises money for the Disabled American ...

Six guilty pleas at preliminary hearings

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com Six guilty pleas were entered during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Thomas J. Donohue, Warren, to possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges of driving an unregistered vehicle and operating vehicle without ...

Briefs…

Fire Services Fire Services will meet on Thurs. July 11th at Glade Fire Hall. Dinner at 7 PM with meeting to follow. Please plan to attend. Square Dancing Penn/York Campers will be square dancing at the Warren County Fairgrounds in Pittsfield this weekend. An informal dance will be on ...

Heart’s Content hike planned for July 26

The Allegheny National Forest is providing a unique opportunity to explore the Hearts Content area – a ranger-led night hike. ANF Public Affairs Officer Christopher Warner said on Tuesday that the event is set for Friday, July 26 from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Interpretive Trail ...

Civilian Conservation Corp picnic Friday, August 16

The Civilian Conservation Corps was operational for less than a decade - 1933 to 1942. But the vestiges of the work of the young men that made up the CCC - three billion trees, 46,854 bridges, over 800 state parks - remains with us today, quite often without our conscious ...

July COG meeting

By KATIE MIKTUK kmiktuk@timesobserver.com The Warren County Council of Governments (COG) met for their annual meeting on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 in the City of Warren Municipal Building. The COG announced that there will be an upcoming class on multi-year budgeting on Tuesday, July 30 ...

Properties listed for fall upset sale

745 properties have been listed for potential inclusion in this fall’s upset tax sale. A notice of each individual property was included in the Times Observer last week. The properties included are on the list for “nonpayment of taxes for the year of 2017,” according to the notice, ...