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State program feeds kids all summer

Area students have access to breakfast and lunch thanks to the summer food service program. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Department of Education, the summer food service program offers federally funded meals to students age 18 and under from June to August. By collaborating with the City of ...

Nuclear Fears

There are several official reminders of the Cold War Era posted around Warren. Fallout shelter signs at various states of fading can be seen on a number of local buildings. They are part of the Federal Civil Defense program — Part C, Chapter 8. In their day, public fallout shelters were ...

Body Found

A body found late Thursday in the town of Sherman has yet to be officially identified as of press time Friday. Sven Blumquist, a Conewango Township resident, was last seen on Saturday, July 6, at approximately 1 a.m. Blumquist attended the Blue Heron Music Festival in Sherman prior to his ...

Visitors Bureau releases new promotional video

The Warren County Visitors Bureau (WCVB) has released its new recruitment video. The video, “Welcome to Warren County, Pennsylvania,” was online Tuesday evening and already is approaching 5,000 views on YouTube. The video is accessible by searching “Warren County Visitors Bureau” on ...

Warren Library hosts PA survivors exhibit

Facing Breast Cancer. On Thursday, the Warren Public Library hosted an opening reception for a Pennsylvania Breast Cancer Coalition’s photo exhibit, “67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania.” The event featured stories from three Warren area survivors — Connie ...

Family of missing Warren man hoping for safe return

SHERMAN, N.Y. — For the past five years, Sven Blumquist has camped out at the Great Blue Heron Music Festival in Sherman, N.Y. With a passion for music and the outdoors, the Conewango Township resident looked forward to the three-day festival known for its rural location far from most ...

Three plead guilty in county court

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com Three defendants pleaded guilty while 14 entered not guilty pleas during arraignment and change of plea proceedings on Thursday at the Warren County Courthouse before President Judge Maureen Skerda. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ ...

Bike/Hike progress moving forward

Efforts on the part of the Warren County Commissioners to extend the Bike/Hike trail into New York state are ongoing. According to a Times Observer story on June 14, the commissioners approved action to secure “Right-of-Way agreements with Robert Ekey and someone acting on behalf of Barb ...

Briefly…

Halls Of Ivy Allie Schutt, a graduate of Eisenhower High School, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring semester at Kent State University. Class breakfast The Warren High School Class of 1952 is going to Perkins Restaurant for breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 17. All classmates, ...

Meth seized at Point Park

An Erie man is behind bars after attempting to sell methamphetamine at a Warren park. Robert Willis Proctor, 65, 821 W. 26th St., was charged by City of Warren police after the incident which occurred on Wednesday. Police were approached by a state parole agent “who advised that he had ...

Charges withdrawn for 2

Charges were withdrawn against two while two were held for court during preliminary hearings held this week. The following defendants had charges withdrawn: ¯ Ferris N. Wilcox, Jr., Warren. Wilcox had been charged with theft by unlawful taking – movable property and theft property lost, ...

Citizen cooperative taking on invasive plants

A new, multi-agency citizen science cooperative is taking on the fight against invasive plants. The Allegheny Plateau Invasive Plant Management Area (APIPMA) was formed to supply “early detection and control of invasive plants in high value watersheds and upland terrestrial ecosystems...” ...

Warren County History Camp July 16-20

Registration is now open for Warren County Historical Society’s Warren County History Camp, which will be Monday, July 16 through Friday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., for students entering grades 4 through 8. Campers will begin and conclude each day at the historical society, but each ...

Bike/hike trail gets TLC

Small improvements make a big impact. That’s what Department of Public Works Director Mike Holtz said when he described the new paving at the head of the Warren Bike/Hike Trail that was being finished on Thursday. “When the city did that paving last month,” said Holtz, “the DPW ...

Sheriff intrigued by idea to database surveillance cameras

Sometimes, video cameras capture information that could be useful to police. But, if police don’t know about the camera and the owners don’t know their video could be helpful, that information can be lost. An effort in Jamestown, N.Y., to connect citizens who have exterior surveillance ...

In need: County has alarming volunteer firefighter shortage

Volunteer emergency medical services in rural areas such as Warren County are vital. These services rely on manpower. With a population that is shrinking and aging, manpower is something local and state EMS agencies are struggling mightily with. Clarendon Volunteer Firefighter and County ...

Commissioners,Department of Human Services sign agreement

The Warren County Commissioners have signed off on a collective bargaining agreement for the employees who work at the Department of Human Services. The agreement with the Service Employees International Union was approved during the commissioner’s Wednesday meeting. Commissioner Jeff ...

Based on Merit

Merit badges, years of developing leadership skills, obeying the Scout Law, and finally, a project of benefit to the community. Rosario (Ross) B. Fadale became an Eagle Scout — the highest award of the Boy Scouts of America — on June 23 at a Court of Honor conducted by Troop 9 Scoutmaster ...

Seeking Gold Star families

Gold Star families of Warren County are being sought. Dennis Faucher, of Bradford, is again hosting the Willow Creek triathlon this year, which honors gold star families in Warren and McKean Counties, raises funds for the Disabled American Veterans (DAV). The DAV program provides ...

Sugar Grove elementary rezoning saves WCSD $53,000 annually

The Warren County Commissioners approved a rezoning request for the former Sugar Grove Elementary School. They took the action during Wednesday’s meeting after a public hearing held on the issue. The change would alter the zoning of the former school from Residential to Business, which ...