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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 ...

On The Record

Youngsville Borough Harass Physical Contact. At 7:30 p.m., Thursday, May 30, a 16 year old female, of Youngsville, and a 17 year old female, of Youngsville, became involved in an alleged disturbance that turned physical. As a result, the 16 year old was charged by non-traffic citation with ...

Warren teen charged for alleged threats

A 17-year-old Warren male was charged with terroristic threats for allegedly threatening to shoot a 16-year-old female and himself while at school. State police at the Warren barracks responded to a report of threats made by the male student at Warren Area High School from April 14 to May ...

Raise us up

When Chris Kintner entered the Warren YMCA meeting room Friday evening it wasn’t long before she realized she wasn’t there for a friend’s party. The applause and a glance around the room gave it away. “Wow,” Kintner said as she smiled at everyone. “I’m shocked.” Nearly ...

Decline in hunting forces PGC to beef up oversight

Hunting is a major economic driver in Pennsylvania and the state’s auditor general has some suggestions for the Game Commission with regard to finances. In a Thursday release about the audit of the Pennsylvania Game Commission, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said the agency should ...

PennDOT hosts meeting for Brokenstraw bridge in Columbus Twp.

The public is invited to a meeting about the rehabilitation of the bridge that carries Route 426 over Brokenstraw Creek in Columbus Township. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will host the meeting on Tuesday, June 11 at 7 p.m. at the Columbus Township Building, 44 North Street, ...

A powerful event

The annual Roll Call at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Warren is a powerful event. This year, the names of 126 men and women who gave up the familiar and comfortable to serve our country in times of war and peace, and died over the past year, were read. Typically, I do not recognize many of ...

Music in The Park

Summer may be a few weeks away on the calendar, but for music-lovers it boogied into town on Friday. Take Five took to the stage for this season’s first evening of outdoor entertainment. A crowd of all ages gathered in the cool spring air as the band belted out classic and contemporary ...

Gray in court via video-conference for re-sentencing

A man serving a sentence of 35.5 to 71 years in prison for threatening a total of seven judicial officials and witnesses in Warren County had that sentence vacated after his conviction for threatening three of the victims was overturned. Jefferson County President Judge John Foradora said ...

Shreve faces arrest for parking violations

A former Warren County solicitor has been found in contempt of court and could face jail time for failing to take care of parking tickets. On Friday, Judge John Foradora, president judge in the Court of Common Pleas for Jefferson County, found John R. Shreve, 31, of Warren, in contempt of ...

Warren man jailed on alleged assault charges

A Warren man was jailed Friday for allegedly striking a female and breaking her rib on Thursday in Warren. Cory Joe Michael Garris, 28, was engaged in a verbal argument with a female that turned physical at approximately 9:58 a.m. on Thursday, according to a criminal complaint filed by ...

Paddle with peace and prayer Saturday

This weekend, five paddlers with a message of peace and protecting water, will venture through Warren County. The Paddle with Peace and Prayer for Water Protection expedition by the Seneca group Defend Ohi:yo’ (Allegheny River), including Degawenodas, Chris Reed, Mark Alessi, Jay Lyfe, ...

Safety first

State law regarding fireworks may have changed but regulations in the new law still effectively prohibit the use of fireworks in the City of Warren. “We had complaints last year so we wanted to let people know what the law is,” City of Warren Police Chief Brandon Deppen explained. ...

Sheffield Elementary students explore the great outdoors

Four groups of young students spent the day engaging all of their senses as they made all sorts of new discoveries in the outdoors Thursday. Sheffield Area Elementary School students in kindergarten and first grade spent the day exploring and learning all about nature and wildlife during a ...

On The Record

Warren Unlawful Taking. A 13-year-old juvenile was charged with theft by unlawful taking on Saturday, May 25, following an investigation into a stolen bicycle. Simple Assault. Thairy Melendez-Roasario, 35, of Jamestown, N.Y., was charged with simple assault and disorderly conduct on ...

Preliminary hearings

Three guilty pleas were entered during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ William C. McKenzie, Warren, to marijuana - small amount personal use, receiving stolen property and exceed max speed limit established by 13 mph. Charges of marijuana - small ...

Brief…

ANF authorization permits The USDA Forest Service/Allegheny National Forest is currently reviewing requests from MSL Oil & Gas Corporation and Verizon Pennsylvania LLC to renew their special use authorizations in Elk, Forest, McKean, and Warren Counties. The special use authorizations ...

Reach farther

Warren City officials got their first look at a potential online community calendar intended to promote the city and county on Tuesday. While the concept met with optimism, officials are proceeding with caution as far as the expense of the project. Warren City Council held a work session ...

School board votes to send some YEMS students to YHS

There will be more new students than returning students at Youngsville High School next year. At a special board meeting on Tuesday, the board unanimously approved a change that will send western attendance area sixth, seventh, and eighth graders to YHS. Those grades had been served at ...

Damien Sharp’s mom not giving up

Damien Sharp was last seen on May 25, 2002 — 17 years ago this Memorial Day weekend. In October, Sharp was legally declared dead. But that’s not the end of the story. “Damien is still missing. Just because I’ve declared him deceased doesn’t mean he’s been found,” his ...