Local News

Pickup, backhoe destroyed in Forest Co. fire

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a New Year’s Day fire in eastern Forest County. According to police, a fire of unknown origin destroyed a pickup truck and a backhoe and damaged a metal maintenance building owned by Northwest Hardwoods on Route 66 in Jenks Township. Police said ...

A 2020 vision

The next two years are going to be fascinating politically. Will Trump win re-election? Who is going to challenge him? What about the power structure of Congress? In the wake of a three seat net gain in the Congressional delegation and resounding defeats in the race for governor and ...

In support of GOP chair Val DiGiorgio

After a rough election cycle, the state Republican Party – chaired by Val DiGiorgio – has some work to do. And a recent Politico report details a degree of dissension within the state party. “It is not a paid job,” Khare said of the chairmanship, noting it is a “volunteer ...

Ludlow man jailed after alleged Facebook messenger drug deal

A Ludlow man is behind bars after he set up a drug deal with a City of Warren police officer over Facebook messenger. Trevor S. Menteer, 39, 35 E. Main St., is behind bars after the incident which occurred at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Dec. 28 at Point Park. Police report in the ...

Clarification

The blood drive scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 3 at the Lander Fire Department is actually taking place on Wednesday, Jan. 2. Staff with the Community Blood Bank of NWPA & WNY indicate the wrong date was published in their initial statement. The drive will be held from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at ...

Pittsfield man due back in court after Dec.1 arrest

A Pittsfield man is due back in district court today after it took physical force, several shots from a taser and pepper spray to serve an arrest warrant on him in early December, according to state police at the Warren barracks. State police made contact with Jessie Joe Greenhalgh, 31, of ...

2018 in review

These kinds of lists are always subjective. We get that. So we present our take on Warren County’s biggest news of 2018 – from crime to business and project development to “soft news” stories. Crime Matthew B. White, 35, of Chandlers Valley, will spend the rest of his life ...

National Fuel foresees cost decrease

National Fuel Gas customers could see a decrease on their bill next year. National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation announced on Friday a submission to the Pennsylvania Public Utility projecting gas costs starting August 1, 2019, through July 31, 2020. “The company is projecting a ...

Pa. Fish and Boat Commission advises caution for ice anglers

There may not be ice on local waters for fishing yet, but the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and Glade Swiftwater Rescue Team are hoping anglers will take care when there is. “Ice fishing is a great, inexpensive way to get outdoors in the winter and can produce both large numbers ...

Arson, attempted murder charges

A fire Thursday night at a home off a dirt road in eastern Sugar Grove Township has resulted in charges of arson and attempted homicide against a Warren man. Jackson K. Knappenberger, 25, of E. Third Ave., Warren, is charged with seven counts of criminal attempt — criminal homicide; ...

Farewell Chief

The City of Warren is seeking a new fire chief. City Manager Nancy Freenock said that Chief Sam Pascuzzi is retiring after over 30 years service with the department. “It’s going to be a hard position to fill,” Freenock said. “He contributes a great deal to the city overall. ...

Blood drive in Lander Thursday

The Community Blood Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania and Western New York has scheduled a blood drive for anyone eligible to donate on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, at the Lander Fire Department. The drive will be held from 4 to 8:30 p.m. at 4400 Miller Hill Rd, Russell. The Community Blood Bank of ...

Accidental shooting

Officials reported Friday that a young boy was accidentally shot Friday morning in the Lottsville area. The boy reportedly shot himself in the leg. Information about his condition was unavailable Friday. Pennsylvania State Police in Corry said Friday afternoon that the incident was ...

‘Civil conspiracy’

Northwest Insurance Services was awarded millions of dollars at the conclusion of a two-week trial in Warren County court this month. In the complaint, originally filed in June 2017 and amended in December, Northwest Insurance Services alleged contractual violations regarding ...

WCSD recognized for emphasis on literacy

The Warren County School District has emphasized building a strong early literacy foundation in the primary grades. PaTTAN (Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network) recognized the data-driven model the school district has established for implementing changes to K-2 ELA in ...

Christmas tree-cycling for Kinzua Fish and Wildlife

Those live Christmas trees that enjoyed their homes for the holidays can now get a fresh start providing homes for fish. The Kinzua Fish and Wildlife Association is collecting cut Christmas trees at a number of locations. The organization will use them as habitat for fish in the Allegheny ...

Pa State Police report holiday DUIs

With New Year’s Eve celebrations approaching, Pennsylvania State Police are reminding motorists not to become one of a growing number of people arrested or injured in alcohol-related crashes. PSP troopers arrested 330 people for driving under the influence during the four-day Christmas ...

On The Record

Youngsville Public drunkenness. Youngsville police responded to a report of an intoxicated female at Huey’s Place in Youngsville on Dec. 20 at approximately 10:30 p.m. Rachel Grove, 29, of Sugar Grove was transported to Warren General Hospital for medical attention and was cited for public ...

New York State minimum wage increase will begin Monday

Minimum wage increases across New York state will go into effect Monday, which includes a 70 cent increase from $10.40 to $11.10 for all New York state workers outside of New York City, Long Island and Westchester. This wage increase for Chautauqua County workers and other New York ...