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Toomey shares thoughts on gun legislation

U.S. Senator Pat Toomey has been at the forefront of calls for expanded background checks for firearm purchases in the wake of two mass shootings last weekend. He’s acknowledged, though, that the bill would fail if it were brought to the Senate floor today, similar to how a similar ...

PennDOT discloses new road projects

A road closure is planned and another paving project has already started in Warren County. PennDOT this week announced the two projects. Daylight closures of Follet Run Road will start on August 19 for pipe replacements. PennDOT said the closure will run from the Rt. 62 intersection in ...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch until 8 p.m. this evening (Thursday, August 8) for Warren County and 21 other PA counties.

Have darts, will travel

A man walks into a bar. And he happens to be among the best dart players in the world. And he’s from Sheffield. Breck Fry doesn’t play darts as he’s drinking at a local establishment — as is the stereotype. Breck just returned from the Korean Summer Festival in Goyang, South ...

Udder brilliance: Kids compete with Dairy Fitting makeovers

Amid squeals from the residents next door in the Hog Hilton, dairy cows of all sizes and colors gathered around the Livestock Pavilion for the Dairy Fitting Contest Tuesday at the Warren County Fair. Participants in the junior category plugged in their trimmers and positioned their buckets ...

The appeal continues: Grant Township vs. PGE in environmental case

Briefs have been filed with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in the years-long feud between Warren-based Pennsylvania General Energy and Grant Township, a rural Indiana County municipality. The cases originated when Grant Township attempted to prevent Pennsylvania General ...

2 Warren men arrested for arranging meth sale

Two Warren men are behind bars after allegedly arranging to sell methamphetamine to an undercover City of Warren police officer. The incident took place at the city’s CAR Pool on Monday shortly before 10 p.m. According to the affidavit of probable cause, police began communicating with ...

Lander VFD has a special spot

Every county fair has it. That one special spot that has that one food you just gotta try. While there's lots to choose from at the Warren County Fair, folks in-the-know — the ones who attend regularly — suggested the “Hair Bear” sauce found only at the Lander Volunteer Fire ...

No lions or tigers or bears, but… oh, my

The week that families, vendors, and animals take up residence at the fairgrounds in Pittsfield is here. It’s a time where even ducks, geese, chickens, roosters and rabbits can coexist in one building. Aptly, the sign on one side of the building reads “Hoppy Hotel,” while the other ...

First day on the job

It’s time to go to work! And, in the case of K9 Dina, it’s to the benefit of the entire county. “K9 Dina is finally ready to start her first day at work today!” according to her Facebook page. “Say a friendly hello if you see her out and about.” In May, the county ...

Wren sworn in as city fire chief

Following the raising of right hands and the promise to fulfill his duties with “diligence and fidelity,” Rodney Wren officially became the new fire chief for the City of Warren Fire Department on Monday. Magisterial District Judge Raymond Zydonik administered the oath in front of a room ...

Length of Warren Perkins’ reprieve not totally clear

Perkins in Warren has received a reprieve. Just how long that reprieve will last is less than clear. A stipulation and consent order approved by a federal bankruptcy judge last month identified the Warren Perkins on Ludlow St. as one of 10 of 27 restaurants operated by 5171 Campbell Land ...

Women charged after police chase

Two Crawford County women were arrested following a police chase on July 25 that started in Warren County and ended when they crashed a vehicle in Forest County. State police at the Warren barracks report they attempted to stop a black Chrysler 200 at approximately 12:37 a.m. on July 25 in ...

Boat crash in Irving, NY

IRVING, N.Y. — A boat that landed on a break wall in Sunset Bay early Monday created a frenzy of rescue workers looking for possible victims, only to find out the individuals involved allegedly left the scene without reporting the accident. On Monday, around 2:25 a.m., Chautauqua County ...

A bridge too far

Things were a little bit different for the first time in the 11 years since Tidioute began its annual tradition of hosting their grand World War II re-enactment spectacle. This past Saturday, thousands of spectators were treated to the same level of drama and excitement this event has ...

Amish girl shot in face by BB

Warren-based state police are looking for help after a girl riding in an Amish buggy was struck in the face by a BB fired from an SUV. The incident took place around 2 p.m. Sunday on Rt. 6 in Pittsfield Township. Police said two female youths were eastbound in an Amish buggy when one was ...

On The Record

Mead Township Theft from Motor Vehicle. Between 3 p.m., Monday, July 1, and 8 a.m., Wednesday July 24, a 66-year-old Warren male’s vehicle was parked at Kens Keystone on the south side of the business. The vehicle was left unlocked and was allegedly opened by an unknown actor. The ...

Commissioners tour Warren County for town hall meetings

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com The Warren County Commissioners continued a town hall meeting tour across the county last week in Clarendon. They’ll next meet August 15 in Warren, 22 in Youngsville, and 29 in Spring Creek. While only one person attended in Clarendon, the ...

Tidioute: One of a kind

Tidioute is one of five boroughs in Warren County. It lies along the Allegheny River where Deerfield and Triumph townships meet. According to Ernest C. Miller’s Place Names in Warren County, it was initially called Deerfield and remained so until oil was discovered in 1860 and ...

‘A unique ability’

In many ways, Morgan Zaffino is your typical 10-year-old — eager for independence and dreaming of what the future holds, like getting behind the wheel of a car. But while most kids her age are content to take part in a handful of activities, her to-do list is packed. Each activity on her ...