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A look back at the June 6, 1944 front page of the Warren Times-Mirror

There’s a six-hour time difference between Warren, Pa., and Paris, France. So the June 6, 1944, edition of the Warren Times-Mirror was full of breaking news reports from western Europe. There are at least a dozen headlines — just one local — that introduced the reader to different ...

Parks and Rec talks summer plans Tuesday

The City of Warren Parks & Recreation Commission heard about trees, playgrounds and a comprehensive plan during Tuesday’s meeting. On trees, City Planner David Hildebrand updated the commission on spring tree planting, which included the removal of many ash trees - and the planting ...

‘DAY SOLEMNLY OBSERVED IN THE BOROUGH’

There was only one local story on the front page of the June 6, 1944, edition of the Warren Times-Mirror. Here’s what it said: “Warren residents, in common with other Pennsylvanians and citizens of every commonwealth of the nation, flocked to churches today to pray for loved one and ...

Sampson part of effort that took the boys to the beach

The men who stormed the beaches of Normandy on June 6, 1944, didn’t get there on their own. It took hundreds and hundreds of ships and various kinds of landing craft to get the men from England, across the English Channel, and to the Normandy coast. Serving aboard one of those ships - a ...

‘Heroic achievement’

The HBO series Band of Brothers tells the story of a company of paratroopers - about 150 men — in the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. But there were over 13,000 paratroopers - parachute infantry - that jumped out of military transport planes behind German lines ...

A brief in local paper

“Pfc. Walter A. Obrohta, Tidioute youth reported killed in action in France on D-Day. (He) was inducted into service in March 1943 and spent some time at Camp Blanding, Fla. before he was transferred to Camp Joseph T. Robinson in Arkansas and then to Ft. George G. Meade, Md. He went overseas ...

The 16th Regiment’s role in invasion

The 16th Infantry Regiment Association details the regiment’s involvement in Operation Overlord, the invasion of Europe that we now more often just call D-Day. “The 16th Infantry regiment in Liverpool, England, in October 1943 and from there entrained on 16 October for Dorchester in ...

Sacrificing rank

Sergeants in World War II made at least $78 a month. The rank of Private First Class earned $54 a month. But for Willard E. Dunn of Tiona, the pay didn’t matter. He wanted to go into the Normandy invasion with the men he had previously served with during the pre-war period. So Sergeant ...

State police seek information in Sheffield break-in

Early Thursday, two people broke the front window at Sheffield Uni-Mart (Pit Stop), went inside, and left with thousands of dollars worth of items. According to Pennsylvania State Police, two people who hid their identities during the crime broke into the store at about 3 a.m. They left with ...

D.A.R.E. to graduate

DARE is named for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, but it is a program about much more. It’s about teaching kids to respect themselves and others. “Be positive with yourself,” City of Warren Community Service Officer Sgt. Jeff Dougherty said during DARE Graduation Tuesday at ...

Mass Casualty Training invites all to save lives

A mass casualty incident is defined as any incident in which the number of casualties and severity is more than what the available resources can handle. It’s an incident that taxes the system and reduces the effectiveness of the response. The Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department hosted ...

Beaty Gives students lend a hand

Hundreds of students scattered about Warren to pitch in on Tuesday. Beaty Gives is a project of the sixth and seventh grades at Beaty-Warren Middle School. Students ventured out to day care centers, nursing homes, city parks, food pantries, and organizations to help make life a little ...

On The Record

Sugar Grove Twp. Harass No Legitimate Purpose. At 8:10 p.m. Monday, May 20, Pennsylvania State Police investigated an incident after a 19-year-old male, of Pittsfield, reported he was being verbally harassed by his neighbors. Upon further investigation, it was determined that Eugene Carlson, ...

As Loranger project moves ahead, hotel project halted

Successful development in downtown Warren is putting a different development proposal on hold. The ongoing work at the Loranger building – a multi-million dollar renovation aimed at creating riverfront commercial space – is moving ahead. That puts a proposal for a downtown hotel ...

Pizza with Police

Monday was Pizza with Police for a group of Beaty-Warren Middle School students. After a year of good decisions, students in the Life Skills Support class received that reward. “I told the kids, if their teacher reported back to me that they had a good year, I would throw them a pizza ...

Jamestown man pleads guilty to 2018 drug charges

A Jamestown, N.Y., man has pled guilty to felony drug charges stemming from a July 2018 bust in Warren. Arthur J. Wright, 39, pled guilty to possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a communications facility. Charges including four counts of possession with intent to deliver, ...

Monday plea hearings

The following defendants entered guilty pleas during change of plea proceedings held on Monday before Judge Gregory Hammond at the Warren County Courthouse: ¯ James T. Corbett, Corry, to conspiracy (propulsion of missiles onto roadway). Charges including 14 counts of propel missiles onto ...

PA narcotics agent talks drug crisis

The opioid crisis isn’t just about opioids. At a recent visit to the Warren County Visitors Bureau, Senior Supervisory Special Agent Alan McGill of the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, spoke with a group of visitors about some new trends in drug abuse in the state. “It’s ...

DeFrees Center sponsors Touch a Truck event at Betts

An inaugural event planned for this weekend has been described as a “car show for kids.” Unlike the adult version in which “hands-off” is the rule, Saturday’s “Touch a Truck” is all about touching, climbing, getting inside, and maybe even honking. The Jefferson DeFrees ...