Local News

Incumbent Kafferlin wants to finish what was started

¯ Why are you running for re-election? ¯ What do you view as your major accomplishments of the term? ¯ Discord has been a theme of this board. Every few months, there’s a meeting where one or more of you go on the attack, dredging items up that are months - or years - old. Why should ...

Durbin: Bringing ‘a business mind to the county’

¯ Why are you running for election? ¯ Why on earth would you want to get involved with county government? Will you remain in that position if elected? If so, will you have the time available to perform the duties of this job? ¯ What experiences in your background would you highlight as ...

Albaugh: ‘My voice, my knowledge, and my integrity are not for sale’

1. Why are you running? 2. While there has been debate about the cause, it is without dispute that you were fired as fiscal director by a majority of the current board of commissioners. How would you approach potentially having to work with one - or maybe two - of the commissioners who fired ...

Shawn Silvis: ‘The Lone Ranger’

¯ Give us some background on who you are. ¯ What experience do you bring that specifically prepares you for this position? ¯ What do you like or dislike about the job the current board is doing? ¯ What prompted you to run? ¯ What do you see in the future for Warren County? What do ...

Zaffino: ‘The people of Warren County are important to me’

¯ Why are you running? What prompted you to run? ¯ What experience do you have to prepare you for office? ¯ We know you worked at Warren County Children and Youth Services. We’ve sensed from some issues raised at commissioner’s meetings that your separation from the county wasn’t ...

Giannini: Doesn’t have to be 2 Republicans

¯ Why are you running for office? ¯ You’re a senior systems engineer at Pennsylvania General Energy. Why do you now want to get involved with county government? It appears as if Commissioner Eggleston is doing all of the work for your joint campaign. Are you serious about running for this ...

Cindy Morrison

Each candidate agreed to be interviewed with the exception of incumbent Republican Commissioner Cindy Morrison, who did not respond to messages made on her personal cell phone, county government-issued email address, or on her personal and candidate Facebook messenger.

Collaborative effort

It’s easy to assume as we drive by that a forest stand with tall trees must be healthy. But as the age of the forest on the Allegheny Plateau - which includes the Allegheny National Forest as well as surrounding land in Pennsylvania and New York - increases to a “mature” and “very ...

Public Safety addresses city alert siren

Before the tornado struck on the night of Sunday, April 14, emergency sirens all over Warren County were activated. The sirens are intended to reach people who are outside without the electronic devices that so readily bring timely information about emergencies. There were no injuries ...

Thursday arraignment and change of pleas

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com Three guilty pleas were entered, six not guilty pleas were entered and one bench warrant was issued during arraignment and change of plea proceedings on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Lorn R. ...

‘Rough, old, beat up’

After 67 years, you might think a piece of farm equipment had earned some rest. Matt Salapek’s red and white 1952 Ford 8N that had been working in Warren County for all those years was starting to break down. Its motor was on the verge of seizing up. “My grandpa bought that in the early ...

Public LERTA hearing set for Monday

A proposal to expand an existing LERTA program in the city of Warren is moving forward for official action next week. The City of Warren Redevelopment Authority offered support at Wednesday’s meeting to have a proposal to revamp the current LERTA heard at a public hearing on Monday, May ...

Official Veterans’ Memorial Bridge dedication Saturday

Any confusion as to the name of the bridge that leads from Hickory Street over the Allegheny River will come to an official end on Saturday. A ceremony to officially dedicate the Hickory Street Bridge as the Veterans’ Memorial Bridge will be held Saturday, May 18 at 11 a.m. The ceremony ...

American Cancer Society gets their ‘Purple-Out’ with Relay for Life

There are a lot of people who can understand some of what Relay for Life is all about. The American Cancer Society’s signature fundraiser is dedicated to helping communities attack cancer. It’s about awareness, funding research, and coming together. This year’s Relay in Warren County ...

Proudly we hail

In preparation for Memorial Day, workers and volunteers are making sure there are American flags standing over the graves of veterans in Warren County’s cemeteries. There is a lot of work to be done between now and Monday, May 27. According to Veteran Service Officer Delores Stec, the ...

WAEC fourth graders start recycling: ‘it’s a good thing’

Fourth graders in Warren County schools are working to make a difference. A group of students at Warren Area Elementary Center have started a recycling program. “We started this program,” Nathan Klenowski said of the group including Hayden Schuler, Mason Moore, and Brooke Barney. ...

Code Dept. pool permit advisory

If you’re looking into getting a pool this summer, be aware of the permits, fees and regulations before you head down that road. According to the City of Warren’s website, the public needs “to be aware that a building permit is required for any swimming pool capable of holding a ...

On The Record

Warren Careless Driving. Jonathan Keefer, 34 of Warren, was cited for careless driving on Tuesday, May 7, following a two-vehicle accident at Pa/South. Careless Driving. Adam Cassell, 35 of Russell, was cited for careless driving on Wednesday, May 8, following a three-vehicle accident at ...

Presenting 2019-2020 Kindergarten enrollment

As the current school year winds down the Forest/Warren Local Interagency Coordinating Council (FWLICC) discussed plans for next year’s incoming kindergarten classes. Numbers of children registered so far were presented at a recent meeting. Eric Mineweaser, director of curriculum ...