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Change is good

Fall has begun and the leaves are turning. Those looking to get and see the show at its best still have a couple weeks, but it is expected to be one not to miss. “Early indicators seem to be leaning towards very vibrant fall coloration this year,” Pennsylvania Department of Conservation ...

Warren man charged with rape of teenage girl

Steven Loney, 46, of Warren, was arraigned on Friday on multiple felonies following a July incident in which police say he raped a 16-year-old female in his car outside of Sugar Grove. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the juvenile reported to staff at Corry Memorial Hospital on ...

Students to see schedule, teacher, principal changes at Beaty Middle School

After nearly three full weeks of school, Warren County School District administrators have decided it’s necessary to change things around a bit at Beaty. That includes class times — and possibly even teachers — for some middle school students due to an overlapping and/or gaps in current ...

Special guest: Gov. Wolf visits Warren on Friday

Governor Tom Wolf likes The Plaza’s pie. That was just one of the things he said after stopping through Warren on a four-day tour across northern Pennsylvania. The goal of the trip was to get out and see the things that make northern Pennsylvania unique. Wolf will have stopped in 14 ...

People look to Warren County for leaves

When leaves start to turn colors, people want to see them. Many of them are looking in Warren County. “We don’t know when for sure foliage viewing became an official ‘season’ or planned activity,” Warren County Visitors Bureau Executive Director Dave Sherman said. “But we do ...

‘Today is not tomorrow’

On September 24, 2000, Kevin Hines fell 25 stories in four seconds after jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge. On Thursday, Sept. 21, Kevin Hines told his story to a packed house at SUNY Fredonia as part of Suicide Prevention Week hosted by The Community Alliance for Suicide Prevention, ...

Warren man picked up for drugs in Gerry, N.Y.

A Warren man awaiting trial on felony drug charges in Warren County has been charged with possession in Chautauqua County, New York. Christopher A. Cross, 34, was pulled over by Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies on September 9 at 2:02 a.m. Deputies stopped his vehicle on Rt. 60 in the ...

Crime Stoppers seek information

The Warren County Crime Stoppers are seeking information about a June incident in the City of Warren that resulted in a damaged vehicle and a direct threat. Dubbed the “Crime of the Week,” the incident occurred at 106 N. Parker St, according to a Thursday statement from police. Police ...

Rapp tours Youngsville

Youngsville has big plans for revitalizing its downtown. The ongoing streetscape project has started that process. To move farther down the path, the borough and Revitalization of Youngsville (RoY) invited State Rep. Kathy Rapp (R-65th) to visit and take a tour of the central downtown ...

Walkable Warren

Warren is becoming more walkable. Seven new kiosks bearing historical information and images of the city have been put up and one more is ready and just waiting for a location. “The whole theory on having the eight throughout the town is to encourage the Walkable Warren,” City Planner ...

City planners go into blight

The City of Warren’s reinvigorated efforts to address blighted property has made it to the Planning Commission. Blighted property was the focus of Wednesday’s meeting. Commission chair Don Nelson noted that it is good that the Blighted Property Review Committee is functioning but not ...

Warren man charged with assault

A Warren man has been charged with aggravated assault following an incident at Warren General Hospital. According to police, on August 31, City of Warren Police responded to a panic alarm at the emergency room registration area where county control reported that a probation officer was ...

‘Jakes Witch’ event set for October 6-7

The Blair Witch is so 1999. This year, it’s all about the Jakes Witch Project. The inaugural autumn mountain biking festival will be held at Jakes Rocks and Kinzua Beach on Oct. 6 and 7. The goal for the two day event, said Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry Director of ...

CareerLink to cut back operating hours

Warren’s CareerLink office is cutting back its hours. A statement sent to the Times Observer on Wednesday from Erie-based CareerLink staff stated that “On September 25, 2017 The Warren CareerLink will reduce its operating hours to 3 days per week.” “The CareerLink Center in Warren ...

Struthers is taking shape

The block of Liberty Street between Third and Fourth avenues in Warren will soon open. Construction projects at Struthers Library Theatre have kept a portion of that block closed for months. “We don’t know the exact day, but Liberty Street will be open next week,” Theater Executive ...

Funding issue means county will pay more of TAWC costs

In 2010, Warren County partnered with Experience Inc./Area Agency on Aging, municipal governments, and the Transit Authority of Warren County (TAWC) in a funding deal. The entities collectively provided from $30,000 to $42,000 per year. Those dollars were provided to TAWC as local match for ...

Properties in Tidioute, Youngsville discussed at county RDA meeting

The Warren County Redevelopment Authority grappled with what to do with a burned-out home in Tidioute, took action to seek conservatorship against a Youngsville property and decided to see what happens at next week’s tax sale with a series of other properties during a Tuesday morning ...

Authority has money available for tax sale

The City of Warren Redevelopment Authority has some money to spend at next week’s judicial tax sale. City Planner David Hildebrand said that council previously established a fund for use in assisting business facilities located in the downtown, which is administered by the Redevelopment ...

Road to Recovery

Thirteen-year-old Madison Mohney tore the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in her right knee while playing soccer on June 25, 2016. Physically, it took Madison 434 days, one major surgery, 97 physical therapy sessions, seven EMT’s, six general doctors, two orthopedic doctors, and a chiropractor to ...