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Advice to avoid ticks

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer advice to avoid tick bites. Before you go outdoors: Know where to expect ticks. Ticks live in grassy, brushy, or wooded areas, or even on animals. Treat clothing and gear with products containing 0.5 percent permethrin. Permethrin can ...

Climate man

Rosa Parks. Ghandi. The Tank Man of Tiananmen Square. History teaches us that change is not only possible, it is inevitable. No matter how many people, soldiers, or cities are destroyed, it is often a lone courageous voice that causes the spark needed to alter its course. On Friday, youth ...

Paper trail

On Thursday, Josh Cotton and I participated in an event at Warren Public Library. We tested out some new voting machines. Warren County will be purchasing new machines to be put into use no later than the 2020 Primary, and possibly as early as the 2019 General Election. Pennsylvania is ...

DUI lands Sugar Grove man and Sheffield woman behind bars

A Sugar Grove man and a Sheffield woman have been sent to state prison on DUI charges. Judge Gregory Hammond handed down the sentences on Friday morning to Adam W. Baran and Alicia L. Pape during sentence court proceedings. Hammond said that Pape was found to be driving DUI with a six, ...

Youngsville man sentenced to four years in prison

A Youngsville man who pled guilty to strangling his pregnant girlfriend will spend the next four years in state prison. Timothy A. McMillen was sentenced by Judge Gregory Hammond on Friday on charges including strangulation – applying pressure to throat or neck and simple ...

Titusville murder investigation is underway

The body of a Titusville man was found in the back of a truck belonging to his alleged assailant on Thursday, according to a report from state police at the Corry barracks. Earl George Scroger Jr., 29, of Titusville was reportedly shot at a camp on Howe Lane near Windfall Road in Oil Creek ...

New acting ANF supervisor hails from Ottawa National Forest

The Allegheny National Forest has a new acting forest supervisor. Federal officials said on Friday that Linda Jackson has been appointed to the post. The previous permanent forest supervisor, Sherry Tune, announced her retirement last December. At that time, Chris Cook was appointed ...

90% reduction

President Donald Trump’s budget calls for a 90 percent reduction in Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI)funding. That would – in turn – significantly affect the operations of the Allegheny National Fish Hatchery located at the base of the Kinzua Dam. According to the ...

Warren man charged with assault over alleged baseball bat attack

A Warren man has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly striking a woman twice with a baseball bat. City of Warren Police charged Andrew L. Miles, 53, with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, and two counts of recklessly endangering another person on Wednesday. Police ...

Career Center mock interviews help students prepare for the real deal

Some of the early parts of finding a career are preparing resumes and successfully navigating interviews. On Thursday, seniors at the Warren County Career Center practiced their interviewing skills with a number of community partners. About 70 students put their best feet forward in ...

Preliminary hearings

One defendant pleaded guilty while charges were withdrawn against two others during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Joshua E. John, Russell, pled guilty to furnishing drug-free urine – use or attempt. Charges were withdrawn against the following ...

On The Record

Warren Simple Assault. Valerie Kiser, 28, Warren, was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and harassment on Thursday, Feb. 28, after officers responded to a domestic dispute. Burglary. Nathan Ruby, 18, Warren was charged with burglary on Thursday, March 7, after officers ...

Library Theatre liquor license in effect ahead of Yardbirds show

Starting with the next performance, adults going to the Struthers Library Theatre will be able to buy adult beverages to drink at the show... or somewhere else. The performance of the Yardbirds on Saturday, March 23, will be the first for the Struthers Library Theatre with its new ...

Brief

Street closure The block of Prospect Street, Warren, between Pennsylvania and Madison avenues will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 15, to repair three full-width utility crossings.

Newsies takes the stage tonight through Saturday

An auditorium packed with many young students, who may find themselves center stage one day, got a special sneak peek of the All-County Musical was held for elementary and middle school students on Wednesday. Newsies: a Broadway Musical opens tonight. The show will be on stage Thursday to ...

Commissioners settle Superior Tire & Rubber tax assessment

A settlement has been reached in a property tax assessment appeal filed by Superior Tire & Rubber Corp. The Warren County Commissioners signed off on the settlement unanimously without additional comment during a Wednesday meeting. Brian Bull, the county’s assessment director, said ...

Chapman trout stocking delayed

Construction on the dam at Chapman State Park will shelve not one – but at least two – trout stockings in 2019. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission schedules last week stated that an April 4 stocking of rainbow and brown trout has been canceled “due to the ongoing drawdown ...

Voting machine demo tonight at the Library

Warren County is poised to make a decision on new voting machines, potentially in time for this fall’s general election. And the county wants the feedback of the community in the decision making process. The event is slated for Thursday - tonight - at the Slater Room of the Warren ...

Husband and wife face charges of alleged victim intimidation

A Warren man and his wife stand accused of intimidation of a victim. Christian S. Iverson, 37, and Camille E. Iverson, 34, both of Garland, each face a felony intimidation charge. According to Pennsylvania State Police, the Iversons attempted to coerce a man who is allegedly a victim in ...

Warren man arrested for alleged accidental shooting

A Warren man was jailed after shooting a woman in her home Wednesday morning. The victim claims the shooting was accidental. According to Pennsylvania State Police, Rodney L. Tomassoni, 48, of Warren, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, discharging a firearm in an ...