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This year’s National Day of Prayer scheduled for May 3

This year’s National Day of Prayer will be held Thursday, May 3. “On this day, people of faith will gather around the nation to pray for America,” said Rev. Dorothy Hilliard, the Warren area coordinator for the event. This year’s theme is “Wake Up America,” said Hilliard. The ...

Drug store break in

Police are looking for two men who broke into Darling’s Pharmacy in Tidioute Wednesday morning using a stolen car as a battering ram. According to police, the suspects backed a Hyundai Santa Fe into the pharmacy entrance shortly after 5 a.m. Wednesday. Pharmacy owner Chris Darling ...

Bon-Ton to be shut down

The winning bidder in an auction of Bon-Ton Stores’ corporate assets plans to shut the company down. Bon-Ton Stores entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February. The bankruptcy restructuring effort led to Monday’s auction. The name of the winner bidder was not released, but the bid was ...

Commissioners looking at funding for Crescent Park helipad

The helipad at Crescent Park needs repairs. And the Warren County Commissioners will be exploring a potential funding stream to assist. Commissioner Cindy Morrison brought the idea to the board during this week’s work session. She said she had initial conversations with the CEO of ...

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One pleads guilty, charges withdrawn against three

One defendant pleaded guilty while charges against three were withdrawn during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse.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 ...