Local News

Park Ave. to receive CDBG funds

The City of Warren has re-allocated funds from a street improvement on Stone Hill Road to Park Avenue. “Stone Hill Road is in decent shape,” City Manager Nancy Freenock said. “DPW (Department of Public Works) completed some work in that area two years ago and it seems to be holding ...

Warren man charged after alleged assault

Thomas Lee Keeney, 35, of Warren, faces charges of aggravated assault following an incident that took place in the city on Saturday. According to the affidavit of probable cause, City of Warren Police were dispatched to the area of Madison Avenue and Russell Street for a disturbance. Upon ...

Jamestown, NY police investigating homicide

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Jamestown police are currently investigating a homicide that took place at around 7 p.m. Tuesday evening. It was reported that two men were observed to be walking down Willard Street when they began to fight. One of the men reportedly stabbed the other before running off ...

Royal Arch Widow Degrees awarded to wives of Masons

On Monday, Nov. 13, a group of ladies, whose husbands are members of Occidental Royal Arch Masons Chapter No. 235 of Warren, and Cyrus Royal Arch Masons Chapter No. 236 of Oil City, each received the Royal Arch Widow Degree in Oil City. The idea of the degree was conceived several years ago ...

Home is where the soldier is

In 1993, a young Michael Mayes decided he was going to join the United States Army. Twenty-four years later, Lieutenant Colonel Mayes, surrounded by family, friends, and colleagues, inside American Legion Post 658 in Youngsville, was pinned in a promotion ceremony as Colonel (COL). COL ...

WCSD administration looks at options for high school reform

Warren County School District administrators have been talking about high school reform for years. Now, they are talking about the same thing, but with a different name because the changes may go beyond the high school years. The administration presented some preliminary proposed changes to ...

State’s second largest bear taken in Warren County

The second biggest bear taken during the 2017 hunting season was taken in Warren County, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The PGC says a 691-pound male bear was taken on Tuesday, Nov. 21, in Cherry Grove Township, by James M. Langdon of Wattsburg. The state’s heaviest bear ...

Clarendon man faces aggravated assault charge

A Clarendon man is behind bars after he assaulted a man, punching him to the point of unconsciousness and broken bones. Thomas Gerald Lamb, 25, 100 S. Main St., Clarendon, faces charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment stemming from ...

WAHS grad has art exhibit

A Warren Area High School graduate will have her work exhibited at Ashland University. Danielle Smith, daughter of Kerwin and Lorraine Smith, a WAHS graduate, will be finishing her Bachelor of Arts degree in Commercial Art-Graphic Design with a minor in Entrepreneurship. Her work will be on ...

Helping Hand

Many approach an appointment with a dentist with dread. That is not true everywhere. In some places, dental care is a rare gift and a solution to ongoing pain. Dr. Paul Boger of Market Street Dental in Warren recently spent four days seeing patients who do not have the same advantages his ...

Bear Lake to receive most CDBG funding

The bulk of Warren County’s 2017 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) allocation will be going to Bear Lake. Bear Lake Borough Council applied for CDBG funding for a stormwater system improvement project. The project will improve 1,400 linear feet of the borough’s system along ...

Traditional funeral services declining

Traditional funerals are dying out. As a wrap-up to a month’s worth of grief awareness programming, Hospice of Warren County will be hosting a presentation by local funeral director Mike Lewis on the changing face of funerals. With the ability to find information on almost anything ...

Region trending toward milder, snowier winters

Snow season is upon Warren County. So how much snow can residents of the county expect this season? According to the United State Climate database, on average the county will see 59.79 inches of snow fall between late November and early April. 2016’s winter season brought milder than usual ...

Warren-Forest Hi-Ed receives donation from Erie Insurance

Mindy Littlefield of Calvert-Pearson Insurance Group recently presented a $5,000 check to Donna Smith of the Warren Forest Higher Education Council. The funds, comprising a donation from Erie Insurance Group, will be used to support the Council’s Adult Diploma Program. Since 2008, Warren ...

WGH announces contest

The 16th annual Warren General Hospital Auxiliary Christmas Basket Contest will be taking place this year in the Outpatient Lobby of Warren General Hospital beginning Monday, Dec. 4 through Friday, Dec. 8. This contest features spectacular and imaginative baskets filled with generous ...

In the works

Warren County and Warren County School District are going to work together on some construction projects. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston approached the curriculum, instruction, and technology committee regarding having career center students work on county projects. “I got the idea that we ...

Warren man hit with eight felony charges on Thanksgiving Day

A Warren man stands accused of eight felony assault charges after an incident on Thanksgiving morning. Brandon Lewis Young, 35, of Warren, was arrested Thursday, Nov. 23 and charged with eight counts of aggravated assault, eight counts of recklessly endangering another person, and seven ...

Santa Claus is coming to Struthers

The Santa House is gone, but the cafe is open. Santa Claus will greet visitors at the Struthers Library Theatre cafe during the annual Christmas Walk and Parade. Despite his busy workshop schedule this time of year, Santa has agreed to be part of the parade again this year, so he will not ...

‘Notes’ on Display

For decades, former Warren surgeon Hugh Robertson collected sheet music. At first, he was storing it for friends who brought it to his house because he was the one with a piano. Later, it was more intentional. He took pieces from people who would have otherwise thrown them away. He bought ...

PGC releases bear harvest numbers

The second largest bear taken in the first three days of the four-day statewide black bear season was harvested in Warren County. According to Pennsylvania Game Commission preliminary results published Wednesday, James Langdon of Wattsburg, killed the 691-pound bear with a rifle Tuesday in ...