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Snowmobile trails get upgrade

Three trails in the Allegheny National Forest Snowmobile System have been improved thanks to a grant from DCNR. The Tionesta Valley Snowmobile Club received a DCNR (Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources) grant to improve recreational trails throughout the county. The ...

Three enter guilty pleas

Three defendants entered guilty pleas during plea court proceedings held on Monday before Judge Gregory Hammond. ¯ Phillip I. Franks, III, Tidioute, to operating a vehicle without valid inspection, violation of use of certificate of inspection, driving under suspension, driving without a ...

Talking trash

Warren County generated 36,618 tons of municipal solid waste in 2014 at a rate of 4.90 pounds per person per day. And county officials have been working through an update to a plan on how to dispose and recycle all of it. Warren County has completed a Solid Waste Plan and released the ...

Rapp will seek re-election

State Representative Kathy Rapp will seek re-election. Rapp announced her plans to seek the Republican nomination for re-election in Pennsylvania’s 65th Legislative District Friday. The district includes Warren County, Forest County with the exception of Jenks and Barnett Townships, seven ...

WCSD sets May 25 as replacement day

That there was no school on Friday means there will be school on Friday, May 25. The forecasted high in Warren was 7 degrees. The projected low was 1 degree. With a wind chill dipping under 20-below zero, conditions were right for calling off school in the Warren County School District. The ...

CJAB discusses county’s jail population

The Warren County Criminal Justice Advisory Board opened the year with a conversation about jail population. According to Warren County Jail Warden Jon Collins, the jail population as of Thursday, Jan. 4 was 100 inmates, 74 male, 26 female. Of those, Collins said, 39 were incarcerated for ...

‘It’s a catastrophe’

There were tearful thank-yous and shouts of joy when the power finally came back on in a small restaurant in Puerto Rico. Shawn Castro of Warren was deployed to Puerto Rico by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in response to the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Castro’s day job with the ...

Sentence stands for man who aimed gun at another person, pulled trigger

A Corry man sent to state prison for pointing a gun in a man’s face and pulling the trigger had a request for reconsideration of his sentence denied on Friday. Aron A. Barstow, 40, was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda on last month He pled guilty to aggravated assault and theft ...

Judge nixes Warren man’s motion for reconsideration

A Warren man facing at least 100 months in state prison after a string of crimes, including aggravated assault stemming from a domestic violence incident, had a motion for reconsideration denied on Friday. Nathan S. Nulph was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda last month. The most ...

Three charged for planning to bring contraband into Warren County Jail

Two Warren women and one Erie woman face felony drug charges after allegedly conspiring to bring contraband into the Warren County Jail. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Sara Michelle Lang, 31, of Warren, was an inmate at the WCJ in November of 2017 when she was recorded on a ...

NWS issues wind chill warning

If the Christmas song is to be believed, Jack Frost likes to nip your nose. In the next couple days, he’s looking for the whole thing. The State College office of the National Weather Service have issued with a wind chill warning and a winter weather advisory. The winter weather ...

Pennsylvania American Water releases statement regarding frozen pipes

It’s not the ice planet of Hoth. It’s just really cold in Pennsylvania. Wind chill advisories are in effect through Saturday night. There is the potential for dangerously cold wind chills of 20 to 30 degrees below zero, and four to eight inches of snow are expected on top of the arctic ...

WAEC students raise over $400 for their peers with pajama day

Students raised over $400 for their fellows and had some fun doing it. Warren Area Elementary Center held a pajama day fundraiser on Dec. 22. “Students who wished to do so came to school in their pajamas,” Principal Jennifer Hobbs said. “Though it was not a requirement, all students ...

Boy Scouts seek district executive

With the retirement of Ernie Crawford from the post of Boy Scouts of America Chief Cornplanter Council District Executive, there is a void in the hierarchy. The council leadership hopes to find someone soon, but there is no time line set. District executive is one of the few paid positions ...

County will focus on recycling access

Efforts to improve recycling access throughout the county will be on the radar in 2018. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said most would acknowledge that “we’re not recycling as much as we could be.” He said the goal moving into the year is to determine what isn’t being recycled and ...

Leader of the Pack

The Grumpy Bear no longer occupies the spot at the top of the Chief Cornplanter Council. For 14 years, Ernie Crawford was the local Boy Scouts of America district executive. Crawford was not always involved in the Boy Scouts. “I was a Scout when I was growing up, but I got away from the ...

School cancels some activities

Due to impending weather, the Warren County School District has canceled some after-school activities for Thursday, Jan. 4, including: • The 21st Century Program; • All junior high sports and extra-curricular practices, meetings, and; • All-County Musical junior tryouts. All ...

Two-hour delay

The Warren County School District has issued a two-hour delay for Friday, January 5.

River Landing project seeks Act 13 funding

The Warren County Commissioners have been presented with a request to allocate Act 13 dollars to the River Landing at Warren project. Phil Gilbert, part of the project team, said during Monday’s commissioner work session, that they completed an application to the county for $15,000 in Act ...

County unemployment among region’s lowest

The unemployment rate rose in Warren County to a seasonally-adjusted 5.3 percent in November. That’s a .1 percent increase from October and a .2 percent decrease from November 2016. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Center for Workforce Information and Analysis released ...