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Needs of county Human Services addressed in report

The results are in. After a lengthy process — one mostly unfamiliar to both those participating and those spectating within the community, the final report of this year’s Warren County Human Services Summit is in. The process took several months start to finish, including planning, ...

City, DEP asking pool owners to drain responsibly

The outdoor swimming season is winding down. The City of Warren and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) are asking pool owners to think about where their pool water is going. “Discharged pool water containing chlorine and other chemicals can be detrimental to ...

National Fuel warns customers of phone scam

National Fuel wants to warn customers about a recent phone scam. “Scammers are contacting customers via a local number posing as National Fuel, but attempting to sell credit card services,” a statement from the company said. “Utility customers should not respond to these calls and ...

‘Talking about it’

There is a stigma attached to talking about anxiety, mental health, and suicide. The problem with that is that talking is the only way to get help. “People think it’s embarrassing,” Kari Swanson of CORE (Choosing Openness Regarding Experiences) said. “They look around and think that ...

Charges withdrawn in road incident

A cell phone was mistaken for a firearm. And as a result, a slate of serious criminal charges was dropped against a Youngsville man during a preliminary hearing held on Wednesday morning before District Justice Todd Woodin. Brian Bruce Kay, 35, was charged by Conewango Township police late ...

Tidioute woman accused of stealing meds from patients waives hearing

A Tidioute woman who allegedly stole prescribed pain medication from more than 15 patients at a Warren nursing home has waived her right to a preliminary hearing. Kellie A. Gentz, 31, 256 Thomas Lane, Tidioute, was charged by the Pennsylvania Attorney General last week with acquiring ...

Focus of summit to bring agencies, families together

Earlier this year, Warren County held a Human Services Summit to bring families — and then providers — together to identify the state of services in the county. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston presented the report during Wednesday’s Warren County Commissioners meeting. Eggleston ...

Storm Gordon causes increase in outflow at dam

Local rainfall, some of it from the remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon, has left the Allegheny Reservoir with too much water. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers increased outflow from Kinzua Dam on Wednesday and will keep it at an elevated level for at least a few days in the hopes of taking ...

Warren man charged with sexually assaulting patients

A Warren man has been charged for allegedly sexually assaulting three patients at the Warren State Hospital. According to the police affidavit of probable cause, state police were dispatched to an address in North Warren on Aug. 15 where they were told that Thomas James Foote, 24, “had ...

Warren County remembers

Pearl Harbor. Kennedy’s assassination. September 11, 2001. There are just a few seminal days in American history where people who lived through an event remember exactly where they were and what they were doing. 9/11 is definitely one of those days. It precipitated the longest ...

Youngsville Borough Council sides with local businesses

Come on, Youngsville, feel the noise. That was the message brought to borough council by the owners of a local business. Ed Shaneberger and Deb Snow of Brokenstraw Valley Winery asked council what they could do to be allowed to have some music that can be heard outside the confines of their ...

New school bus schedules heed motorist caution

The rules regarding school buses have not changed, but some of the timing has. Some motorists who have very consistent morning and evening schedules over a span of years may see buses that they have not encountered in the past. “School bus routes were adjusted due to the change in the ...

On The Record

Eldred Twp. Burglary. Warren-based state police reported that sometime between July 7 and 8 a.m. September 7 someone entered a garage belonging to a known 57-year-old male, Pittsfield, at a Mickle Hill Road residence and removed several items – two crossbows and a ground breaking axe – ...

Human Services Summit identifies long-term goals

The Human Services Summit has been crested. Wednesday’s Warren County Board of Commissioners meeting will be largely devoted to a presentation on the final report from this year’s Human Services Summit. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston will be presenting the results of the past five ...

‘Lot’ of issues

The Warren County Commissioners are planning for a complete re-design of the parking lot at the Warren County Courthouse. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said during Monday’s work session that the engineer on the project, E&M, has “surveyed the property” and is “prepared to move ...

Warren Players hosts members picnic

“A Warren Players member is anyone who has ever been involved in any production.” Warren Players board member Jen Koebley said — as one of the longest-running, if not the longest-running community amateur theater groups in the country — there are a lot of members of the Warren ...

Warren County’s voting machines

County officials continue to explore an upcoming upgrade to the county’s election machines. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said a meeting was held last week with county IT staff and Director of Elections Lisa Rivett where they “went through what we have versus what we think we could have ...

Signups for Salvation Army programs soon

Winter is coming. The Salvation Army has scheduled signups for its Bundle Up and Christmas programs. The two programs will have signups for anyone interested From Sept. 24 to 28 and Oct. 1 to 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 311 Beech Street. The Bundle Up programs is a voucher program, which ...