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Local agencies will collect unused prescription drugs

Warren County law enforcement agencies will participate in the next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The Youngsville Borough Police Department will be open during the event to accept unwanted and unused medications from 10 a.m. to 2 ...

City working to fill soon-to-be vacant chief of police position

The City of Warren is well into the process of selecting the next chief of police. The post will be vacant come January 1 as current Police Chief Raymond Zydonik swept both the Republican and Democratic tickets in last spring’s primary election for the office of magisterial district judge, ...

County seeking election workers

Twice a year, there is a need for people to work in the 33 voting precincts in Warren County. Voter Registrar and Director of Elections Lisa Rivett is hoping for some more people to fill those needs. “I have a lot of empty spots on my ballot as far as pollworkers,” Rivett said. “I ...

Eisenhower students get a look at dangers of distracted driving

It only takes a moment of distraction. On Monday, the Save a Life Tour visited Eisenhower High School to spread a message of caution. “We’re trying to prevent people from texting while driving,” Miguel Gonzalez of Kramer Entertainment out of Grand Rapids, Mich., said. Eisenhower ...

Results of Warren County’s combined tax sale divulged

At their regular work session on Monday, the Warren County commissioners heard the results of the county’s combined tax sale from last week. The upset sale — at which properties two years behind on tax payments are made available — and the judicial sale — in which properties that are ...

Party time? Voters have plenty of options when registering

It’s time to party. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 10, and there are plenty of good options out there. Of course there are the two major parties — the Republican Party and Democratic Party. Then there are numerous parties that are common enough that they are seen on ...

Off the beaten path

“I thru-hiked the entire Appalachian Trail,” said Cole Burke of Russell, two weeks after returning home from the journey. “What’s stopping me from doing anything else I want?” Burke had been dreaming of doing the Appalachian Trail, or “AT” as trail enthusiasts refer to it, for ...

County’s marketing taskforce holds second meeting

The Warren County Marketing Taskforce recently held its second public meeting at the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industries’ (WCCBI) Office. The meeting was held to discuss the continuing effort to develop recommendations for the County to improve marketing and promotion of the ...

Alzheimer’s event raises over $24,000

Saturday’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s held at Betts Park raised over $24,000 with roughly 300 people registered for the event, according to Alzheimer’s Association events manager, Sara Giammarisci. “Each person is here because of their relationship with Alzheimer’s disease,” ...

Richgas evolves over time in Kane

The face of Kane, Pennsylvania, has changed tremendously in the past century. The population of Kane Borough in 1920 was 7,283, nearly double that of the 2010 census. While the town was booming, new businesses were popping up, unfortunately, few of which are around today. One of the few to ...

‘We’re survivors’

As National Recovery Month draws to a close, two county residents who have struggled with addiction and are in recovery have reached out with their stories. Christine Redding began using at a young age. Her childhood filled with adversity and challenging experiences, smoking marijuana just ...

Warren woman charged with selling drug ‘cupcakes’

A Warren woman faces numerous felonies for selling drugs referred to as “cupcakes” – methadone and adderall. Warren County Drug Task Force investigators have charged Julie L. Shenk, 48, 804 W. Fifth Ave., with three counts each of possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a ...

Several forest roads now open to hunter access

Allegheny National Forest officials have opened several forest roads in Warren County to allow access to hunters for the next several months. “The Allegheny National Forest will open designated forest roads for hunter access between September 25, 2017 and February 2, 2018,” a statement ...

County, BEi team up with cleaning contract approval

The Warren County commissioners unanimously approved a cleaning contract with Bollinger Enterprises Inc. (BEi) this week. Clients from BEi will handle a variety of cleaning tasks in the courthouse, the Hickory Street annex, the Conservation District office on Hatch Run, and the Rouse Annex ...

‘Let love win’

“I speak to 1.5 million kids a year because a teacher loved me. My simple thing is this: Let love win. We must let love win.” That was the message that motivational youth speaker Reggie Dabbs brought to Warren County on Tuesday in both assemblies in county schools and an evening public ...

Change in administrators approved by school board

Warren County School District announced last week that there were some changes coming to Beaty-Warren Middle School. The changes included a new principal, new class times, and changes to students’ schedules. At Monday’s special meeting of the school board, Shannon Yeager was approved as ...

Judicial sale allows city’s blighted property process to move forward

With Monday’s judicial sale in the rear-view mirror, the City of Warren can now get properties moving along its blighted property process. First declarations of blight were passed against three properties and a second declaration was approved against another during Thursday’s meeting of ...

Enrollment on its way up at WCCC

Enrollment continues to increase at the Warren County Career Center. The WCCC’s General Advisory Council met for a breakfast meeting on Thursday. Principal Jim Evers described the GAC as a “way to support the Career Center,” in addition to each of the program’s occupational advisory ...

Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner speaks at emergency services seminar

Pennsylvania State Fire Commissioner Tom Solobay was in Youngsville Thursday evening as part of a emergency services seminar hosted by State Representative Kathy Rapp. Solobay was the featured speaker of the program that was held at Youngsville Fire Department. Senator Scott Hutchinson was ...

Split verdict for Youngsville man

A Warren County jury handed down a split verdict in the case of a Youngsville man accused of threats and assault in January. Richard A. Fill, 48, of Youngsville, was found guilty by a jury on Thursday on one count of terroristic threats, and one count of simple assault. The jury found Fill ...