Local News

Drawdown delay

A new contractor has been selected for the rehabilitation of the dam at Chapman State Park. But that doesn’t mean the picture is any clearer for when the lake drawdown will commence. According to a “notice of selection/notice of award/letter of intent” posted on the state Department ...

Art League colors bridge on Conewango

The bridge is a wrap. Members of the Warren Art League finished up a project that began last month when art league members got permission from PennDOT to paint the concrete structures above the culvert that allows Indian Hollow Run to pass beneath Conewango Avenue just past Fifth ...

County sees most June rain in a decade

Warren County had its wettest June in at least a decade. According to the National Weather Service, 9.8 inches of rain fell in the county during June. On average, the county sees 4.76 inches. The NWS also noted that Warren County saw the third highest rain total in the state in June. ...

Warren native recovering from assault in Calif.

The Warren community is rallying behind a 2012 Warren Area High School graduate who was recently the victim of an assault in California. Adam Albaugh, 23, has been hospitalized at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, Nev., since the incident. A GoFundMe account has been set up to help ...

Grill on back porch cause of Wednesday fire in Youngsville

The cause of a fire on Bates Street in Youngsville has been determined. According to Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Vern Edminsten, the fire that broke out around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5, was started by a grill on the back porch. Edminsten said that, in addition to ...

Community Foundation completing scholarship selection process

The Community Foundation of Warren County is making sure scholarship applicants had enough time to deal with its new online application system. The Community Foundation gives out almost 400 scholarships every year, Executive Director John Lasher said. Last year, the total amount added up to ...

Road closures continue along Pleasant Drive

Work along Pleasant Drive is progressing. The PennDOT Warren County maintenance department recently began work that involves daytime closures Monday through Friday. “The project will upgrade approximately 2.5 miles of roadway that has been a historic area for frequent washouts along the ...

Organizations continue survey to gauge broadband speeds in area

A survey that could lead to higher internet speeds in the area is ongoing. The Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission is teaming up with Connected Nation to assess the current broadband (high-speed Internet) environment across the region and determine what can be ...

Body found in Lake Erie identified as Karen Leclair

A body found along the New York shoreline of Lake Erie with a gunshot wound to the head and an anchor attached to the torso was identified on Wednesday as that of a Pennsylvania woman whose husband reported her missing and then was charged with killing her. Karen Leclair’s body had been ...

Fatal boating accident in county

State agencies are investigating a fatal accident involving an Illinois man on Monday in Warren County. Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Sgt. James Smolko confirmed Wednesday that there was a fatal accident at Wolf Run Marina on the Allegheny Reservoir on Monday. "It's still under ...

Structure fire destroys home

A house located at 164 Bates Street in Youngsville was destroyed by a fire Wednesday night, as was a shed on the property. Two adjacent homes also suffered damage as a result of the blaze. The initial call came at 8:35 p.m. Units from Garland, Starbrick, Youngsville and Spring Creek Fire ...

Local group looks to honor Revolutionary War veterans

Declaring independence didn’t assure anything. It took an eight year war – that waged before and after independence was declared – to bring the ideals of the declaration to reality. And that required the service of approximately 231,000 men to bring to fruition. The local chapter of ...

Hunting tech takes a step forward

Hunting in the state appears to be becoming more tech-friendly. The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners recently gave preliminary approval to a measure that would make three additional electronic devices lawful to use while hunting. If the measure is adopted, hunters would be able to ...

Kelsey Park officially dedicated in Warren

Art Kelsey visited Art Kelsey. Art Kelsey Park that is. Art Kelsey Park in the City of Warren, near the Midtown Parking Lot, was officially dedicated on Wednesday, June 28. Nancy Freenock, city manager, gave opening remarks, and several other city dignitaries, including those referred to ...

Warren celebrates Fourth of July with 70th annual parade

Independence Day celebrations were on in full force in Warren and across the nation on Tuesday. Hundreds of parade-goers lined Pennsylvania Avenue in Warren for the 70th Annual Fourth of July Parade. The John Gertsch Post 77 Color Guard got the show started at 11 a.m., and the Lions Club of ...

River Dancers take center stage

The Allegany River Indian Dancers performed on the second day of Warren’s 70th Fourth of July Celebration. The dancers, including Dylan Harris, Jayden Harris, Autumn Crouse, Courtney Crouse, Ashlyn Crouse, Karolina Crouse, Karina Crouse, Bill Crouse Sr., John Block, Kayleen Block, Liam ...

Sugar Grove man jailed for assaulting girlfriend

A Sugar Grove man is behind bars and faces charges for assaulting his girlfriend, holding a knife to her throat and threatening to kill her. James Dean Groves, 36, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police on Sunday after the incident occurred on July 1. District Justice Glenn Carlson ...

Warren man charged for soliciting, threatening 13-year-old

A Warren man has been charged for allegedly encouraging a 13-year-old girl to have sex with him and then threatening her when she refused. Kyle R. Kitchel, 24, of 2105 Cobham Park Road, was charged with unlawful contact with a minor — sexual offenses, corruption of minors, and terroristic ...

County forming team to review marketing plans

Warren County is on its way to developing a marketing task force. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston discussed the initiative during a Monday work session. He said this task force is “something (we’ve) been talking about for months and months and months.” The plan, Eggleston is explained, ...

Next recycling event scheduled for July 22

The next recyclathon event hosted by Warren County is set for Saturday, July 22. After a successful debut last fall, the county will be hosting three recyclathons this year. The first was on April 29 at the Warren County Fairgrounds. Electronics, such as computers, televisions and ...