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WAHS’ trivia Dream Team topples area competition

The Dream Team is living the Warren County School District Trivia Night dream again. At Thursday’s Trivia Night, team members Trenton Dippold, Scott Stewart, Stephen Ashbaugh, and Lydia Giannini, from Warren Area High School, edged the other six teams from Warren, Eisenhower, and Sheffield ...

Lyman Legend

Magic Johnson. Michael Jordan. Lyman Archibald. You’ve probably heard of two of those names. All three are enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. But only one lived in Warren as a fox breeder. Here’s the gist of it. According to the Springfield College ...

Police presence at Tidioute Charter Friday to squelch social media rumors

A rumor that a gun would be brought to school prompted a police presence at Tidioute Community Charter School (TCCS) on Friday. According to TCCS CEO Doug Allen, an incident in which a seventh-grader brought a pocket knife to school on Thursday of last week spiraled into a rumor that same ...

Then & Now

Photo courtesy of the Warren County Historical Society/Times Observer photo by Josh Cotton Above, a photo was taken from the deck of the suspension bridge that once connected downtown Warren to the south side. The suspension bridge was demolished in 1918 so the photo is at least 100 years old. ...

State stocks up on Trout before season opener

You can’t go catch them for a few weeks, but stocked trout will start hitting Warren County waterways next week. Opening day is slated for Saturday, April 13 at 8 a.m. According to the Fish and Boat Commission, roughly 3.2 million trout will be stocked in a total of 707 streams and 127 ...

EXTRA! EXTRA!

Newsies is set to hit stands March 14. Newsies is a Disney musical based on the news boys strike of 1899. And also the All-County Musical for 2019. The show will be on stage Thursday to Saturday, March 14, 15, and 16, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Warren Area High School. There will ...

Options explored for Main Ave. ramp shift

County and region officials have explored possibilities for access and entry to US 6 from the east side of Main Ave. The project has been added to the region’s Transportation Improvement Program – a requirement for a project to be funded in future years. “You can get on and off on ...

On The Record

Brokenstraw Twp. Crash. Pennsylvania State Police at the Warren barracks report there were no injuries in a two-vehicle crash on March 7 at about 7:17 a.m. on Route 6 west of Thatcher Lane. Devon R. Moore, 22, of Corry was traveling east on Route 6 in a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado when he ...

Indecent photo sharing lands Warren man in jail for child pornography

A Warren man is behind bars after pornographic images of juvenile females were found on his cellphone. Tyler G. Kraft, 19, 98 Allegheny Drive, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police on Thursday with three counts of felony child pornography. “This incident is still under investigation ...

Seeking Bertha

A Titusville museum is reaching out to area residents in hopes that someone can help fill in the pieces of a puzzle of a woman who not only broke the mold but also has a connection to a comedic legend. The Drake Well Museum and Park in Titusville is looking for information about Bertha ...

Commissioners seek CDBG funds for Clarendon projects

Two Community Development Block Grant projects in Clarendon have cleared a hurdle on the road to construction. A posting at the Warren County Courthouse indicates that projects utilizing CDBG funds for Ellison St. and Miley Ave. have been deemed to have “no significant impact” under ...

Marking the territory

Zoning ordinance modifications for a proposed dog park were before the Warren County Planning Commission on Tuesday. Zoning Officer Mike Lyon said he “searched all over the country more or less” and “talked to some folks in Harrisburg” and “could not find an existing dog park ...

Preliminary hearings

One guilty plea was entered, charges were withdrawn against another and two were held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Carl E. Brown, Ashville, NY, entered a guilty plea to possession of drug paraphernalia. Charges of possession of a ...

On The Record

Warren Harassment. Harry Snyder, 59, and Steven Snyder, 30, Both of Warren were cited for Harassment on Feb. 24 after officers responded to a Domestic Dispute. Drug Paraphernalia. Thomas Donohue, 26, Warren was charged with Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving an Unregistered Vehicle ...

Allegheny Reservoir cleanup effort seeking volunteers

There’s an old saying, “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” The meaning is not literal but, typically, a commentary on how there is no judging for taste — what one person may think is worthless may be cherished by another. So, if you’ve been longing for a discarded ...

Limestone Twp. blight

A Limestone Township property was deemed blighted for a second time. The declaration came from the Warren County Planning Commission during a Tuesday evening meeting. The property is at 58 Bush Lane – located off of Rt. 62 between Irvine and Tidioute. County assessment data lists ...

New home construction on the rise

New home construction and commercial development was up in 2018 in the 12 municipalities covered by the Warren County Zoning Ordinance. But total permits were down 11 percent year over year, according to the Planning & Zoning Department’s annual report presented to the Warren County ...

Asphalt dreams

Construction season is shaping up to be a busy one on some of Warren County’s most traveled roadways. County Planner Dan Glotz discussed the projects slated for the coming months during a Tuesday evening meeting of the Warren County Planning Commission. Perhaps the most visible are two ...

Public input and opinion

Ever wanted to tell transportation planners exactly what projects they should undertake? Now is your chance. The Northwest Commission has launched an online survey “to gauge public input and opinion as it advances its work on an update of its regional long-range transportation plan,” ...

Library’s Wetmore Gallery hosts Youth Art Month

A wall-to-wall celebration of creativity from local youth is taking place at the Warren Public Library this month. “A Youth’s Perspective Art Show” is open to the public in the library’s Wetmore Gallery until March 25 during library business days and hours. The show is being held ...