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Assault charges in Pine Grove

A man and woman from Johnstown have been charged with assaulting each other in Pine Grove Township. Ashley L. Hanlin, 29, and Dorsey S. Slagle, 57, were charged after Pennsylvania State Police responded to a 911 call shortly after 5 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5. In that call, a woman reported ...

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Pine Grove Twp. Harassment. State police at the Warren barracks report an 18-year-old Russell male was cited for harassment following an altercation with a 53-year-old Russell male that escalated and became physical on Jan. 6 at approximately 8:53 p.m. on Woodland Drive.

Jamestown man charged in road rage incident

A road rage incident in which a Jamestown, N.Y., man allegedly struck a woman’s car with a hatchet resulted in charges Monday. Police took 19-year-old Jacob D. Slade into custody after receiving word of the road rage incident around 11:30 a.m. in the area of Prather Avenue and Hazzard ...

Winter Weather Advisory

NWS has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 1 a.m. Wednesday to 1 p.m. Thursday in Warren County. Expect lake effect snow, with 3 to 6 inches and 8 in localized amounts. Plan on slippery conditions and reduced visibility.

Chief Strong

If you are involved in the racing community, or even if you live in the community, you probably know Brandon Bilskie. “Chief,” as he’s affectionately known, “knows race cars inside and out,” according to good friend Ben Flasher. Right out of high school, Bilskie started working ...

Governor Wolf to offer opioid progress report

Today at 11:30 a.m. officials from the Wolf administration and agencies connected to the Opioid Operational Command Center are holding a livestream event to provide the general public with updates on initiatives completed during Wolf’s first term. On January 10, 2018, Wolf signed a ...

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Youngsville Theft. Youngsville police report Virgil Birchard Jr. was charged with three counts of theft and one count of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle in connection to an investigation of a theft of a U-Haul truck on Dec. 21 from Brokenstraw Outdoors, a U-Haul rental location. Birchard ...

Knappenberger bail revoked in connected case

A Warren man charged with attempted murder last week has had bail revoked in a connected sexual assault case. Jackson K. Knappenberger, 25, E. Third Ave., allegedly attempted to burn down a residence in Sugar Grove Twp. on Dec. 27. According to the affidavit of probable cause in that ...

Judge Hammond tosses Franklin Geiger’s post-conviction motion

A post-conviction motion for a Warren man sentenced to a lengthy prison term in 2016 has been dismissed. Franklin M. Geiger, 49, currently SCI Chester, was sentenced by Hammond in October to 92 to 184 months in state prison on two counts of possession with intent to deliver, criminal use ...

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Drugs. City of Warren Police charged Steven Blankenship, 45, Ludlow, with possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, DUI — controlled substance, DUI – refusal, and driving while suspended or revoked following a traffic stop on Dec. 7. Charged. City of Warren ...

Game Commission mulls change in hunting season

A report from a Harrisburg TV station last month indicates that the Pennsylvania Game Commission is considering shifting the start of deer rifle season. ABC27 news reported that the 55-year tradition of the Monday after Thanksgiving should be shifted back to the Saturday after ...

Dog power

The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. The saying is adapted from a line in “To a Mouse,” by Robert Burns. Despite extended, somewhat awry, construction plans at Chapman State Park, a long-time winter tradition of dogs and men will take place this year at the same ...

State Rep. Kathy Rapp to target ticks as health chair

As the new year kicks off, State Representative Kathy Rapp is taking steps to tackle issues related to tick-borne illnesses. Rapp announced Thursday that she is reintroducing legislation that would require health insurers to cover treatment plans for Lyme disease or related tick-borne ...

Warren County students are heading to DECA state championship

A pair of Warren County students are headed to states. Joshua Smith and Ryan Zavinski each placed second in their respective events at the DECA District Competition at Butler County Community College in December, qualifying them for the state competition. Smith will compete in the ...

‘Everything in place’

When Chapman State Park fully reopens, officials hope to have concessions in place. The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is accepting applications to provide watercraft and refreshment concessions through Wednesday, Jan. 30. The winning bidder will lock in a ...

Another option for new election voting machines by 2020

Pennsylvania voters will be using new machines by 2020. The Department of State added another voting machine to its approved list on Wednesday, bringing the options counties may choose from to three. There are two more systems under consideration. Warren County, like all counties, will have ...

Expect outflow increase at dam

The level of the Allegheny River is going to be up for the next few days. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the increases in flow on Wednesday morning. “Significant increases in outflow from Kinzua Dam are planned for Jan. 2, 2019,” the statement said. “This increased flow ...

$4M Mega Millions ticket sold in Erie

Did you travel to Erie recently? Did you stop at a convenience store on Peach Street and buy a Mega Millions lottery ticket? If so, better check your pockets. Someone who did may not be a mega-millionaire, but they could become a multi-millionaire. GetGo, located at 6400 Peach St., Erie, ...

DEP pushes home radon testing

The beginning of a new year typically comes as a reminder to homeowners to take steps to organize and ensure the safety of their home. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is encouraging everyone to start off the new year by conducting a simple test of their homes for radon, a ...

House Speaker Turzai announces committee chairs

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny County) has announced the appointments of majority committee chairmen for the 2019-2020 Legislative Session. House committees study each bill and determine which proposals will go to the full House. They conduct public hearings on key issues, ...