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Scouting new territory

In October, the Boy Scouts announced they would start accepting girls into their programs. This spring, Sarah Blauser became the first female Cub Scout in the Chief Cornplanter Council when she joined Cub Scout Pack 30 in Youngsville. “I loved it,” Blauser said. “I like all my ...

Paving the way

Paving in the City of Warren is coming to a street near you next week. City staff announced on Facebook that the 2018 milling and paving project “is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 10. “Milling is expected to be completed within the first three days (pending weather ...

Warren Chamber of Business and Industry seeks award nominees

The Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry is seeking nominations for its annual Community Service Award. “The WCCBI offers individuals and/or organizations throughout Warren County the opportunity to honor volunteers who have made significant contributions to our community ...

Safety Fair today: Fire trucks, Emergency Services and more

Warren County’s second annual Public Safety Fair is set for today from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will be held in the Lowe’s parking lot in North Warren. “This is a chance for all ages to learn about public safety,” Commissioner Ben Kafferlin previously said of the event. ...

Audubon Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner Sept. 24

You are invited to join Audubon Community Nature Center in honoring volunteers, celebrating the successes of the year, and welcoming new Board members at the Volunteer Appreciation Night and Annual Dinner on Monday, Sept. 24. The public is welcome to participate in this festive evening. ...

Not so Nightingale

A Tidioute woman is behind bars after allegedly stealing prescribed pain medication from more than 15 patients at a Warren nursing home. According to investigators, that included switching liquid morphine prescribed to a terminally-ill cancer patient with a similar color of ...

St. Joe’s 5th Graders make summer reading competitive

Most fifth graders’ summertime activity lists do not include 168 hours of reading. But that is what Lexi Paris, now a sixth grader at St. Joseph School, did. Teacher Pam Nasman said each fourth and fifth grader was encouraged at the end of the last school year to keep a record of their ...

Arraignment held Thursday afternoon

The Tidioute woman charged with stealing prescription medications from patients at a Warren nursing home is being held on $50,000 bail. Kellie A. Gentz, 30, was charged with a felony count of acquiring controlled substances by misrepresentation as well as misdemeanor charges including five ...

Grief counselors use yoga to heal body and mind

Emotional issues like grief tend to live in the body as well as the mind. “The body is a vehicle for expressing what the heart and mind are experiencing,” said Fran Leto of The Schorman Center, which has grown into a distinct outreach of Hospice of Warren County (HOWC). The Schorman ...

Garland man jailed for alleged threats to kill

A Garland man is in jail on $100,000 bail after allegedly threatening to kill an estranged family member, Christian S. Iverson, 37, was arrested Wednesday following a series of events that state police said started off with their being dispatched to Dunn’s Eddy Road in Brokenstraw ...

September is suicide prevention month

“It’s the secret that kills.” That, said Family Services of Warren County (FSWC) therapist Jada DeLoof, is the message she’s hoping to send this Monday, Sept. 10, which is World Suicide Prevention Day. That is the day that FSWC has set for what DeLoof and the rest of the staff ...

FirstEnergy transfers contracts to Exelon Generation Company

If FirstEnergy Solutions is your electric generation supplier, then you’re headed for a change. A subsidiary of FirstEnergy, Akron, Ohio-based FirstEnergy Solutions (FES) filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 31, according to a notice sent to FES customers. “As part of ...

Widespread power outages hit thousands in Warren County

A circuit breaker failure at Penelec’s Warren substation resulted in more than 6,000 customers in the Warren area being without power for several hours Wednesday. “A circuit breaker, much like a breaker in your house or apartment, failed in one of our major substations in the Warren ...

Man and woman charged with multiple drug felonies

A man and woman are behind bars after conspiring to sell pills to a confidential informant. Detectives with the Warren County Drug Task Force filed the charges against Brenda K. Knisley, 41, and Justin L. Steinman, 33, both of Warren, on August 31. Detectives alleged in the affidavit of ...

Warren County court hearings

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com Charges were withdrawn against one defendant while another was held for court during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Charges including two counts each of access device issued to another who did not authorize ...

Nurse jailed for allegedly stealing patients’ pain meds

A Tidioute woman is behind bars after allegedly stealing prescribed pain medication from more than 15 patients at a Warren nursing home. According to investigators, that included switching liquid morphine prescribed to a terminally-ill cancer patient with a similar color of Gatorade. Kellie ...

Rouse Estate achieves high marks

The Rouse Home has received a perfect score. According to the nursing home’s marketing director, Kelsey Angove, that’s “pretty exciting.” The Pennsylvania Department of Health reviews facilities for compliance with federal requirements in order to receive payment under Medicare or ...

Habitat for Humanity seeks to unite family with Clarendon home

Warren County Habitat for Humanity is looking for a family in need of a home. The organization is working on a project in Clarendon. “Unfortunately, the partner family we had selected was not able to complete the requirements set by Habitat so we had to move forward with finding a new ...

Warren County School District takes the heat

Summer doesn’t officially end until Saturday, Sept. 22. And, the season seems intent upon going out like a lion. In Warren County School District’s buildings, temperatures are up. The buildings, with localized exceptions, are not air conditioned, so teachers are doing what they can ...

Hotel property tax hearing Wednesday

It’s been nearly two weeks since a local hotelier raised concern about a potential increase to his property taxes. The issue is scheduled to go before the court on Wednesday. And the county is preparing a defense. The issue came up at last Warren County Commissioner’s ...