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Early Intervention Report preview

The Early Intervention Report presented to the Warren County Commissioners is lengthy. In fact, it’s far to lengthy - and too important to the future of the county - to be encapsulated in one story. Deeper analysis of the report will be featured in the Times Observer throughout the rest of ...

Warren man jailed for alleged drug sale

A Warren man was jailed Friday for allegedly selling Suboxone in the city. According to a police affidavit of probable cause, Randall S. Zaner, 52, of Warren, made arrangements to sell a strip of the pain management drug Suboxone at a predetermined location. After Zaner did provide one ...

Warren Commons walk-in clinic open

The latest Warren General Hospital Walk-In Clinic is open. The North Warren clinic opened Tuesday at the entrance to Warren Commons. There was an open house Monday, with dozens of people taking a tour of the new facility. The North Warren location joins established walk-ins at the ...

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Hessell Valley Lutheran Church luncheon cancelled The Hessell Valley Lutheran Church’s regular Wednesday lunch will not be held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, due to a scheduled power outage at the building.

Mead Run bridge open

The traffic signal along Route 6 just west of Youngsville Borough is gone. PennDOT announced Monday that the bridge over Mead Run is open. “Motorists may notice a slight bump as they drive across the bridge until a polyester polymer concrete (PPC) overlay is applied to the deck,” ...

United Refining tank fire brings out multiple First Responders

A Saturday afternoon tank fire at a United Refining Company property in Glade Township brought first responders from around the county to the scene. The call went out at approximately 3 p.m. for the fire at a URC facility at 3131 Cobham Park Road. By 4 p.m., thick, black smoke could be ...

‘99% of caregivers’ handle opiates responsibly, misuse still possible

How does an agency that handles powerful opiates, among other drugs, prevent drug diversion? Or, in other words, someone who you are supposed to trust misusing prescription drugs — committing a crime. It’s a complex question that local providers, and prescribers, sat down to have a ...

The best in watercolor

For the fourth time, Warren’s Crary Art Gallery is hosting the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society’s (PWS) Juried Exhibition. The longest-running exhibition of the Crary’s year, the PWS Juried Exhibition is a show of the state’s best watercolor artists each year. The highly-competitive ...

Fatal motorcycle crash claims Pittsfield victim

A Pittsfield man was killed in a Clarion County accident Saturday morning. Marienville-based Pennsylvania State Police responded to a motorcycle vs. tractor-trailer collision shortly before 11 a.m. Police said that a 2009 Harley-Davidson Classic motorcycle, driven by Mark A. McCullough, ...

Teenager dies in Spring Creek accident

A Titusville teenager was killed in a one-vehicle accident in Spring Creek Township on Sunday. Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police responded to the crash on Old Route 77 east of Picidilli Hill Rd. at 3 a.m. Sunday morning. Police said that an E-Z-Go Sportsman ATV operated by Timothy ...

Dragon Pride

Times Observer photo by Andy Close Warren quarterback Jake Kupchella busts through the Dragons’ banner, leading his teammates on to the field on Friday at War Memorial Field. Warren also busted through North East’s defense in a 41-34 win. Eisenhower also won big — on the road. For ...

High water halts river cleanup

Elevated Allegheny River levels prompted changes to the schedule for the Allegheny River Cleanup. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t still work to do. “’Ideal’ water levels for the Allegheny River Cleanup are approximately 2,500 cubic fee/second flowing out from Kinzua Dam,” Nate ...

Dogs will have their day at third Bark For Life

It’s time for Bark For Life. For the third year, BFL will descent on Warren, and this year the event will be honoring Canine Officer Choper of the Conewango Township Police Department. The canine segment of the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is for everyone who loves dogs and ...

‘Man for the job’: Regional college president formally installed

“We’re writing history today.” That was the sentiment of former State Senator Mary Jo White, who chairs the board of trustees of the Northern Pennsylvania Regional College. On Friday afternoon, Founding President Joseph T. Nairn was formally installed in a ceremony at the Struthers ...

Pleasant Township conducting survey of on-lot septic systems, door-to-door

Pleasant Township is working with guidelines required by the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) with the expansion of the current sewer system. The study for the expansion will encompass areas to include a portion of Mohawk Avenue, Shelby Circle, Valley View Drive, Kimberly Court, ...

Tank fire on Cobham Park

An oil tank fire broke out at the United Refining Company tank farm at 3131 Cobham Park Road shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday. Crews from Glade, Warren, Pleasant, Scandia, Youngsville, and North Warren were called. Thick, black smoke was seen pouring from one of the tanks at 4 p.m. That smoke had ...

Right at home

Chelsea Ishman feels right at home. It’s not as if her new job as Tidioute Borough police chief isn’t dangerous. It’s not as if it won’t be challenging. But she already loves the small-town feel of Tidioute and is ready to get started. “I love this town so much already — ...

Warren man busted after police watch meth sale

A Warren man is behind bars after a traffic stop turned up pills, methamphetamine and an admission to selling methamphetamine in an interaction observed by police. Cody A. Flick, 32, 14 Plum St., was charged by City of Warren Police on Wednesday. According to the police affidavit of ...

Visitor’s Bureau makes good use of 2%

The Warren County Visitor’s Bureau (WCVB) is making good use of the two percent increase in the county’s Hotel Occupancy Tax. According to WCVB Executive Director Dave Sherman, “it’s stunning what an extra two percent” can do. After a rocky trajectory following Sherman’s original ...