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County senior center schedule

Community

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday (5-20): game day; cards; lunch at 11:45; bingo after lunch Wednesday (5-22): cards; exercise at 11:30 am; lunch at 11:45 am; bingo after lunch Thursday (5-23): crafts at 9:30 am; lunch at 11:45 a; bonus bingo after ...

Brockway pastor accused of sexual abuse

Local News

An allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Msgr. Charles Kaza, pastor of St. Tobias Parish, Brockway, and president of DuBois Central Catholic School Board, was forwarded to the Diocese of Erie and its independent investigators at the K&L Gates law firm by the Office of the ...

Then & Now

Local News

Photo courtesy of Warren County Historical Society/Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry The new bridge spanning the Conewango Creek at Liberty Street in Russell is certainly wider and more sturdy, but the old covered bridge was far more picturesque. “The famous old covered bridge, built by ...

‘That wore the uniform’

Local News

Vietnam Veterans in Warren County can step forward and be publicly recognized this June. The office of Sen. Pat Toomey will hold a pinning ceremony at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 13, in the Main Courtroom at Warren County Courthouse. “Every active duty veteran who served from Nov. 1, 1955, to ...

Defendants sentenced in county court

Cops & Court Report

The following sentences were handed down by President Judge Maureen Skerda during sentence court proceedings on Friday at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Corey A. Ackley, Kane, to a five year intermediate punishment sentencing including 90 days incarceration and the duration on probation, ...

Forgotten memories

Community

Memorial Day is a time to remember those in the armed forces who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. Harry Shawkey doesn’t meet that criteria. The war in which he fought is almost entirely forgotten. We’re sure his name has been forgotten, as well. So, even though he ...

Correction

Corrections

In a Relay for Life story in the Thursday edition of the Times Observer, it was reported that committee member Nancy Rudolph had lost her husband to cancer. Don Rudolph is not deceased. He is a cancer survivor.

Let’s hear from the commissioner candidates

Local News

Beginning last week, the Times Observer contacted each of the eight candidates for Warren County Commissioner in the Tuesday, May 21, election; Republican incumbent Ben Kafferlin, and Democrat incumbent Jeff Eggleston, as well as Republicans Tricia Durbin, Judy Albaugh, and Shawn Silvis, and ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

City of Warren Crash. City of Warren police reported that Tate Shaffer, 49, Irvine, was cited for driving an unregistered vehicle on May 11 after officers responded to a two-vehicle accident at Pennsylvania Ave. and Prospect St. Public Drunkenness. City of Warren police reported that ...

Wednesday preliminary hearings

Local News

Two defendants entered guilty pleas during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Rose M. Dawson, Warren, pled guilty to a count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Michael B. Wood, Warren, pled guilty to a count of possession of marijuana. Charges at a ...

Warren man sentenced for smoking meth on bunk below 6-year-old

Local News

A Warren man has been sentenced to a county prison term on charges stemming from smoking methamphetamine on the bottom bunk while his six-year-old child slept on the top bunk. Matthew W. Matha, Warren, was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda during sentence court proceedings on ...

Youngsville Library needs new sewer lines, money to fix them

Community

Imagine the house next door to you being put up for sale, nothing unusual there. But now imagine that an inspector knocks on your door to tell you that the sewer and water lines to your home actually run through the basement of the house that is being sold and must be capped. You are now faced ...

Incumbent Kafferlin wants to finish what was started

Local News

¯ Why are you running for re-election? ¯ What do you view as your major accomplishments of the term? ¯ Discord has been a theme of this board. Every few months, there’s a meeting where one or more of you go on the attack, dredging items up that are months - or years - old. Why should ...

Durbin: Bringing ‘a business mind to the county’

Local News

¯ Why are you running for election? ¯ Why on earth would you want to get involved with county government? Will you remain in that position if elected? If so, will you have the time available to perform the duties of this job? ¯ What experiences in your background would you highlight as ...

Shawn Silvis: ‘The Lone Ranger’

Local News

¯ Give us some background on who you are. ¯ What experience do you bring that specifically prepares you for this position? ¯ What do you like or dislike about the job the current board is doing? ¯ What prompted you to run? ¯ What do you see in the future for Warren County? What do ...

Zaffino: ‘The people of Warren County are important to me’

Local News

¯ Why are you running? What prompted you to run? ¯ What experience do you have to prepare you for office? ¯ We know you worked at Warren County Children and Youth Services. We’ve sensed from some issues raised at commissioner’s meetings that your separation from the county wasn’t ...

Giannini: Doesn’t have to be 2 Republicans

Local News

¯ Why are you running for office? ¯ You’re a senior systems engineer at Pennsylvania General Energy. Why do you now want to get involved with county government? It appears as if Commissioner Eggleston is doing all of the work for your joint campaign. Are you serious about running for this ...