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City arborist completes updated tree inventory

The city’s arborist has finished his last project. Tom Frair, who’s been the city’s arborist for nearly 40 years, reported to the Street Landscape Committee he’d finished his updated inventory of the city’s trees. The original inventory was completed in the early 1990’s, said ...

A different look

Assuming he’s re-elected to a sixth term — and he hasn’t ever really been challenged — Glenn Thompson will continue to represent Warren County in the U.S. House of Representatives. But his district is going to look a lot different. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania recently ran a ...

YMCA hopes exercise partners can help addicts

Sometimes, recovery from drug addiction needs to make you sweat. Thad Turner, executive director of the Warren County YMCA, said he originally learned of the positive effects of exercise on those in recovery when a friend disclosed that it had helped him. “A friend of mine, when I was ...

Jakes Rocks mountain bike trail project receives regional Forest Service award

The Trails at Jakes Rocks project has received an award for being a benefit to the American people. The project, with representatives from the Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, Northern Allegheny Mountain Bike Association, Pennsylvania Kinzua Pathways, and the Allegheny National ...

Federal EPA prepares to sign off on United Refining’s emissions

The federal Environmental Protection Agency is prepared to sign off on air quality implementation plans regarding reduced sulfur dioxide emissions from United Refining. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), United Refining Company has made modifications ...

Woodin again certified

Magisterial District Justice Todd A. Woodin was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education coursework. Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board (MJEB) and the Administrative ...

Commissioners moving CDBG funds to help Bear Lake

The Warren County Commissioners agreed this week to move Community Development Block Grant funds in order to assist with stormwater problems in Bear Lake. Lorri Dunlap, the county’s grant administrator, told the commissioners that the goal is to utilize the funding from previous fiscal ...

Celebrating science

For over 20 years Youngsville High School has been celebrating science. Each year, said YHS Science teachers Laura Dorunda and Kimberly Means, students in ninth grade Environmental Science, as well as senior Physics and Wildlife Ecology students, come up with projects related to their ...

Police investigating long-term fraud case at christian school

Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a long-term fraud case at Warren County Christian School that resulted in the loss of approximately $150,000. Police said in a Thursday press releases that the station is investigating the theft, which occurred between 2010 and ...

Warren man arrested for child pornography

A Warren man has been arrested for allegedly sending photos of his penis to an 11-year-old female via Snapchat. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Darren Patrick Mahaney, 21, of Warren, was arrested following an investigation that began in November of last year. On Nov. 9, 2017, ...

Youngsville man faces long sentence for meth charges

A Youngsville man faces up to decades in prison on multiple slates of charges relating to the creation and distribution of methamphetamine. William J. Sullivan entered pleas to charges at three dockets on Thursday morning before Judge Gregory Hammond. At the first docket, he pled guilty to ...

Women plead guilty to drug plot

Two of three women involved in a foiled attempt to sneak suboxone into the Warren County Jail have pled guilty for their involvement. Nicole M. Pascuzzo, Erie, entered a plea on Thursday to charges of conspiracy (contraband), possession of a controlled substance and criminal use of a ...

4-H members learn about government and advocacy during 4-H Capital Days

Two of Warren County’s 4-H Teen Council members traveled to Harrisburg for the annual Capital Days program. Audrey Ferrie and Callie Watkins were be among a hundred 4-H’ers from across the state to participate in the citizenship-awareness and civic-engagement educational program held by ...

WAHS students help with Easter crafts at St. Joe’s

Students at St. Joseph Catholic School had some extra help making crafts for Easter. For years, teacher Pam Nasman has invited high school students into elementary classrooms to help out. On Thursday, nine Warren Area High School students, most of them former students of Nasman’s, helped ...

Eight plead guilty before judge at arraignment, change of plea

Eight defendants pleaded guilty, seven pleaded not guilty and one pled no contest during arraignment and change of plea proceedings before Judge Gregory Hammond. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Christine M. Johnson, Jamestown, NY, to retail theft. ¯ Rodney L. Johnson, ...

A conversation worth having

Tuesday’s drug awareness informational meeting was well-attended. The meeting, organized by Mandie Englert of the Jefferson Defrees Family Center, who’s been a SADD advocate since 2006, was an effort to fan the flames of interest in the community on the issue of drug ...

Police increase patrols as response to assault

Conewango Township Police has increased patrols in response to an early morning Tuesday assault. “Extra patrols have been put in place for nighttime and early morning hours and especially for the hours of student pickup in the North Warren area,” Chief Jason Peters said Wednesday. On ...

Warren County makes US News community ranking

Warren County has popped up on a US News and World Report ranking as part of its’ Healthiest Communities rankings. The county came in 83rd in the “Urban Up-and-Coming,” which is aimed at “measuring health and wellness in similar communities.” Ten specific criteria are part of the ...

Final touches coming April 9 to Liberty Street Bridge in Russell

The finishing details will be put on the new Liberty Street Bridge in Russell next month. According to a PennDOT release, finish work including paving, sidewalks, and curb ramps will begin on Monday, April 9. The work is expected to take about two weeks. There will be lane restrictions, ...

Easter break varies for local schools

Easter break this year is something of an April Fool’s joke on education transportation providers in Warren County. There are four different schedules in play for the next week. Warren County School District will have school on Thursday, will be off Friday and Monday, and will come back ...