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Warren man arrested in Allegheny County for indecent assault

A Warren man has been arrested in Allegheny County on charges including indecent assault. Dakota L. Hepler-Kostreba, 24, of Warren, is charged with three counts of indecent assault — without consent; one count of indecent assault — person less than 16 years of age; three felony counts of ...

Ways to save, spend: Commissioners hear from more county depts. on budget

More county budget hearings were held on Wednesday. The commissioners heard from the Department of Public Safety, Elections, Probation, Maintenance and Domestic Relations. Department of Public Safety On the Emergency Management side, Public Safety Director Ken McCorrison said he has ...

A good cause: Commissioners hear from community groups

It’s not uncommon for municipal and county government to utilize tax dollars to support community organizations. On Wednesday, the Warren County Commissioners heard from the Warren County Chamber of Business & Industry, A Safe Place, Paws Along The River and the Warren County Visitors ...

Support for LERTA at public hearing

The push for a Warren County residential tax abatement program marches on in a positive direction. Thursday’s public hearing for the program was a room filled with support. Warren County Commissioner Jeff Eggleston presented statistics to help justify the need for the program within ...

20 from district to compete in World Language Competition

Warren County School District will again be represented at the Slippery Rock World Language Competition at Slippery Rock University. A group of 20 students from Eisenhower, Sheffield, Youngsville and Warren high schools will travel to the university on Tuesday, Oct. 8, to participate in the ...

Grant targeting invasive species includes Warren County

Representative Martin Causer, R-Turtlepoint, announced a $50,000 grant to McKean County Conservation District to target invasive plant species. The funding will come from the state Department of Agriculture and will assist with two projects that are designed to control and eliminate ...

Well-played

The playgrounds in Warren may be a bit quieter during the day as fall settles in, but statistics for summer show they were hot spots for summer fun. The City Parks and Recreation Commission received copies of the playground report detailing activities and participation at Tuesday’s ...

Brian Potts top angler at Tidioute fishing tourney

West Hickory’s Brian Potts was champion angler at the 60th Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament held this weekend in Tidioute. Potts finished Sunday’s tournament portion of the tournament with 25.36 pounds (five walleye, six bass). Adam Barker was second at 23.96 pounds ...

On The Record

City of Warren DUI Junior License. A 17-year-old juvenile was charged with DUI – controlled substance, DUI – combination of drugs, disregard traffic lane, and junior license violation following a traffic stop on Sunday, Aug. 11. Another 17-year-old juvenile was charged with possession of ...

2020 Census details

Efforts for the 2020 Census are already underway. “Next year we get to use our voice twice,” said Sean Silman, a Partnership Specialist for the Census Bureau. “We get to fill out the census and use our voice, and we get to vote and use our voice. I think that’s a positive message ...

Tuesday budget hearings

County budget hearings continue this week. Here’s a look at the sessions that were held on Tuesday. Public Defender Hern said Chief Public Defender John Parroccini was “pretty consistent last year relative to budget” and said that the most significant decrease was in professional ...

Pittsfield man facing drug and sex offense allegations

A Pittsfield man is behind bars facing allegations of drug possession and failure to comply with sex offender registration requirements. And those might not be his most challenging problems - federal probation officials want him, too. Youngsville Police told the Times Observer that Tyler ...

Pavilion revenue up from 2018

The City of Warren Parks and Recreation Commission got a look at 2019 statistics showing a slight increase in revenue from fees collected for pavilion use, but a decrease in the total amount collected from special events using ballfields and/or pavilions. The total fees received for ...

Happy Birthday, Warren!

The Pennsylvania General Assembly approved legislation to create Warren County in March, 1819. On Oct. 1, 1819, that legislation became official. The public is invited to gather on Saturday to celebrate and honor 200 years of Warren County. The Warren County Bicentennial Celebration ...

On The Record

Youngsville Borough Liquor Law Violation. On Sunday, April 7, the American Legion Home Corporation, N. Main St., Youngsville, allegedly sold, furnished and/or gave or permitted such sale, furnishing or giving of alcoholic beverages to one visibly intoxicated person. The charges were brought ...

Real ID goes into effect Oct. 2020

October 1 marks one year until Pennsylvanians will need REAL ID-compliant forms of identification to fly commercially and enter federal buildings. A statement from PennDOT notes that, starting October 1, 2020 a “federally-accepted form of identification - whether it’s a Pennsylvania ...

City mulls CDBG uses

The City of Warren knows what its going to get federally-allocated Community Development Block Grant money this year. Now it’s a matter of what to do with it. And city staff have some projects in mind. No one attended the hearing but a notice announcing the hearing said the city’s ...

2020 Budget hearings underway

Monday marked the beginning of a marathon-slate of budget hearings at the Warren County Courthouse. As the commissioners work towards the completion of the 2020 budget, each department is scheduled to meet with the commissioners and Fiscal Director Eric Hern between Monday and ...

County Drug Task Force

Changes in the operation of the Warren County Drug Task Force were discussed during county budget meetings on Monday. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston raised the issue and asked how the county might be able to support the Task Force. Eggleston said the commissioners entertain questions and ...

Swim instructors earn new certification

Some instructors at the Warren YMCA recently spent some time hitting the books in order to help more people safely take a dip. YMCA Champion Swim instructors Caroline Check and Tom Harrington earned their Swim Angelfish certification in August. Swim Angelfish is an adaptive swim curriculum ...