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National Fuel announces quarterly price increases

Customers of National Fuel will be digging a little deeper into their pockets starting today. National Fuel submitted its quarterly adjustment to the Pennsylvania Public Utility commission increasing monthly bills by 2.08 percent effective Nov. 1.. A typical residential customer with ...

Preliminary hearings

Two guilty pleas were entered and charges were withdrawn against three others during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Scott A. Ecklund, Warren, to possession of drug paraphernalia. A count of possession of ...

Paving underway on nine city blocks

Paving in the City of Warren is off to a late start, but it has started IA Construction began its work on nine blocks in the city on Wednesday. The original contract called for 13 blocks this year, but some were eliminated, according to Public Works Superintendent Joe Reinke. Although ...

Brief…

Street closure Liberty Street between Second Avenue and Third Avenue in Warren will be closed on Friday, Nov. 2, for the placement of a construction crane beside the PNC Bank building. The street is expected to be closed between 7 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Flight of honor

David Steinhauser said a recent trip to Washington D.C. was “the most enjoyable trip” he’s ever taken. Steinhauser, 85, of Pittsfield, is a Korean War veteran. He was one of 43 veterans to take part in a recent Buffalo Niagara Honor Flight. He’s hoping lots of Warren County ...

Safety inspections at Beaty playground call for upgrade

Changes are coming to the playground at Beaty Park. City of Warren Department of Public Works Superintendent Joe Reinke said on Tuesday that several elements of the existing playground will be removed. “That’s a 35-year-old playground,” Reinke said, noting that the pieces ...

Tricks, treats and safety

Trick or Treat goes down tonight. But those taking part in Halloween festivities need to take precautions to ensure the safety of everyone. Trick or treating in the City of Warren will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. “Warren Police are working with community volunteers to ...

On The Record

Warren County Warren County detectives in conjunction with Warren County School District resource officers charged Jacob Knisley, 18, of Russell with possession of drug paraphernalia on school property after a search was conducted at Eisenhower High School.

Park Avenue development moves ahead

The City of Warren has jumped a couple procedural hurdles in bringing a street reconstruction project to Park Ave. The project is slated to be funded through the City of Warren’s Community Development Block Grant allocation. “For 2016 and 2017 funds, it will be Park Ave. down at the ...

Coming home

Army Reservist Yvonne Jesperson was more nervous than anything. Hiding on a dark stage behind a screen that was showing her daughters — eight-year-old Isa and six-year-old Elena — photos of their mother in uniform, Jesperson was wondering whether her uniform would look okay. She ...

Allegheny mussells hold the truth about wastewater discharge

A study released earlier this month by researchers at Penn State and Union College has found that metals from oil and gas wastewater discharged into waterways appear in the shells of freshwater mussels. And the samples came from the Allegheny River at Warren. The study was published in ...

Laboratory of terror returns to Sheffield

Brains in a jar? Skeletons hanging from the ceiling? Murderous kids? In Sheffield, look no further than Sheldon’s Terror Lab — which has become an annual chilling haunt. The recently-retired Ken Sheldon has been creating a haunted house in his garage and carport area at 4 Mill ...

Five more named in ongoing Catholic Church investigation

Five additional names have been released by the Diocese of Erie in the ongoing investigation into sexual misconduct in the Catholic church. In a Monday statement, the Diocese said that the names were added to the Public Disclosure List, which indicates that the individuals added are ...

On The Record

Warren County The Warren County Sheriff’s Office arrested Paul Haller, 46, of Tidioute for failure to appear for criminal calendar call issued on Oct. 15. Haller was placed in Warren County jail awaiting further direction from the Court of Common Pleas. Brokenstraw Twp. Crash. According ...

‘One of those 3’

Like any new recruit, Frank ‘Butch’ Lucia’s experience at basic training included plenty of physical training, getting up early in the morning, getting used to unpleasant conditions, and becoming accustomed to following orders. But, in the evenings, he and his comrades in Air Force ...

‘You gotta have faith’

Francis ‘Butch’ Lucia flew all over the Pacific during World War II. His planes carried supplies, wounded men, released prisoners, and, at times, bombs. He had close calls. His plane made an emergency landing in a rice paddy. He was moments away from being on the ground when an enemy ...

Before flying off to war

When Butch Lucia was growing up in the west end of Warren, he had several things on his mind... baseball, catching crabs in the river and selling them, pitching nickels, and war. "Back in the forties, a bunch of us boys played ball for the West End All-Stars," Lucia, now 93, and living in ...

‘Cell contact’ may have saved boaters’ lives

Time was of the essence when two boaters found themselves standing on the bottom of their tipped over boat in the Allegheny River Saturday morning. According to Glade Volunteer Fire Department First Assistant Chief Doug McClain, two men from Pittsburgh were in the county to do some duck ...

County markets properties on list for delinquency

Properties in the county’s repository don’t do anybody any good. So county officials are looking at a new way to market the properties that have fallen into the repository for non-payment of property taxes. The previous repository list would include the municipality, the owner on the ...