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Monday flare-up

Local News

Monday morning, a large plume of dark smoke could be seen rising above eastern Warren. The United Refining Company flare along the Allegheny River was discharging flame and smoke. The Department of Environmental Protection was notified of the situation by both United and ...

Russell-Akeley Life

Local News Briefs

Angove’s Farm The name “Angove” has been an institution in Pine Grove Township since at least 1924 when Leo and Edna Angove purchased their farm in Akeley. Leo was Jack Angove’s grandfather. Between 12 and 21 thousand years ago the land which is now Angove’s farm had been covered ...

Lifelong legacy

Community

From the YMCA to Paws Along the River, the backpack program to the David Martin Health and Dental Clinic, the lasting impacts of the Conarro family can be seen all over Warren County. At a small gathering Monday, Hal and Mary Conarro were honored by the Community Foundation of Warren ...

Briefs…

Community

City closing The City of Warren Building Codes Department will close at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, to attend the City of Warren Redevelopment Authority meeting. Bridge results Results from Monday night duplicate bridge held at Warren YMCA were: 1st-Sharon Rissel and Bill Kuppinger with ...

Council approves application for Beaty Park project grant

Local News

The most-used park in the city could be in line for a bit of a facelift. Warren City Council approved an application on Monday that would replace the playground at Beaty Park. City Planner David Hildebrand, citing Beaty as the “city’s most-used park,” said the city would be ...

State Health Committee talks rural challenges

Local News

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Health Committee – chaired by local Representative Kathy Rapp – recently held a hearing to gather testimony regarding “ barriers to employment in the healthcare field.” Warren County was doubly represented in that hearing as Warren General ...

On The Record

Local News

Warren Harassment. Lindsey Markey, 30 & Nolan Martin, 30 both of Warren were cited for Harassment on Saturday, Mar. 16 after officers responded to a physical Domestic Dispute. Intent to Deliver. John Griffin, 40, Warren was charged with Possession with Intent to Deliver, Possession of a ...

RDA seeks solution for blighted Tidioute structure

Local News

County officials are back to the drawing board on how to handle a burned out blighted property in Tidioute. The Warren County Redevelopment Authority owns the property at 3 Economy Street, having picked it up for $100 on Jan. 23, according to county assessment records. There had been ...

‘Suffragette Centennial’ group meets March 26

Community

It was a 72-year struggle for women to achieve the right to vote in the U.S. The first Women’s Rights Convention was held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, N.Y., which is now a national park. The U.S. Constitution’s 19th amendment proclaiming women’s right to vote in 1920. Warren County has ...

Lewis cites conflict of interest in roundabout vote

Local News

One City of Warren councilman has called for a disciplinary hearing against another over his rationale for voting in favor of a proposed downtown Warren roundabout. And it invokes the sections of the city charter that deal with conflicts of interest and calls for the “forfeiture of the ...

February agenda

Local News

Last month’s Warren City Council roundabout discussion also creeped into the discussion on Monday when it came time to approve last month’s meeting minutes. Councilman John Lewis launched into an attack on Mayor Maurice Cashman indicating that the minutes do “not reflect” a ...

‘Good feedback’

Local News

There were examples of three voting machines on display in Warren County last week. In all likelihood, many copies of one of those machines will be found in polling places throughout Warren County this fall and for years to come. At a demonstration event held at Warren Public Library, ...

Officials want new voting machines by fall

Local News

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com County officials are heading further down the election machine replacement road. The issue was discussed during Monday’s work session. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said that he has not “had enough response from the other counties on the ...

Jamestown man charged with murder in 2014 child death

Local News

MAYVILLE - A Jamestown N.Y. man long considered a “person of interest” for his role in the 2014 beating death of a child has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. Tyler Perez, 35, pleaded not guilty when he was arraigned Monday in front of ...

WCCC students represent at DECA

Local News

Warren County Career Center students represented their school well at the recent state DECA championships. Joshua Smith and Ryan Zavinski each earned three medals for their test scores and performances in role play scenarios during the competition, held Feb. 20 through 22, in Hershey. At ...

The many names of Farmington Township

Local News

Humans are inherently creative beings. There’s evidence of this in our proclivity for naming people, places, and things. It’s not always so easy to come up with a name that sticks, but we all do it. As children, we have no choice to take the already established names for granted. Mom, ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

Warren Assault. At 7:57 a.m. Thursday, March 14, Warren-based state police responded to Warren General Hospital for a report of a patient in the emergency room being a possible victim of assault. Upon arrival, troopers discovered the victim had a bloody nose and appeared to have been struck ...

Northwest Bancshares completes merger with Donegal

Business

Northwest Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: NWBI), the holding company for Northwest Bank, announced it has successfully completed its merger with Donegal Financial Services Corporation (”DFSC”), the privately-owned holding company for Union Community Bank (”UCB”). Ronald J. Seiffert, ...

Briefs…

Community

Re-certified District Judge Magisterial District Judge 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 course work. Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board (MJEB) ...