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Moving Ahead

Local News

A proposal to bring 38 to 40 senior housing units to downtown Warren passed a hurdle this week. The City of Warren Zoning Hearing Board unanimously approved a special exception request by the Hudson Group, with the support of the city. The property in question is located at 231 to 237 ...

Firearms violation lands Warren man in state prison

Local News

A Warren man was sentenced to 8 to 16 years in state prison on a variety of charges on Friday. William J. Sullivan, 43, of Warren, was sentenced to 48 to 96 months in prison for a firearms violation; 27 to 54 months for theft by unlawful taking; and 21 to 42 months for possession with intent ...

Winery opens at former Youngsville Ski Lodge

Local News

Business is booming at the Brokenstraw Valley Winery. The winery, still in its infancy, is hosting a grand opening at its location at 100 Hillside Drive in Youngsville on Saturday and Sunday. The event is taking place at the winery’s second location, the old Skyways Youngsville Ski Lodge. ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

Pine Grove Twp. Crash. According to Warren-based state police, Jan Benson, 66, of Warren, was headed south on Route 62 on Friday, June 15 at around 10:30 a.m. when a deer ran from the left side of the road into the driver’s side front fender of her 2017 Toyota Prius. After impact, the deer ...

Forget Me Not

Community

For the third year, Camp Forget Me Not will offer an opportunity for local youth to work through grief. The one-day event, organized by Hospice of Warren County each year, will offer activities throughout the day to both celebrate the life of a lost loved, as well as to learn ways of coping ...

Warren’s Rosborough earns Eagle Scout rank

Community

Connor Rosborough of Warren is an Eagle Scout. The recent Warren Area High School graduate received the coveted Boy Scouts honor after more than a decade of community service and living by the principles of the Scout Oath and Scout Law. To reach the goal of Eagle Scout, one first must ...

County senior center schedule

Community

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday (06/18): Farmer Market Vouchers 9 – 11:30 am, cards, bonus bingo Wednesday (06/20): cards, exercise, 11:30 a.m., lunch at 11:45 a.m., bingo Thursday ( 06/21): craft day, 9:30 a.m., Show & Tell 10:30 am, cards, lunch at 11:45 a.m., ...

Local Self-Help Meetings

Community

Alcoholics Anonymous Call 866-839-3401 Sunday Warren • Unity Group (O-SPK-HA), Jefferson DeFrees Family Center, 207 Second Ave., 8 p.m. Monday Warren. • Monday-Wednesday-Friday (O-D-HA), Jefferson DeFrees Center, 207 Second Ave., noon. • K.I.S.S. Group (O-D-HA), ...

Donation to Struthers

Community

Times Observer photo by Stacey Gross Tom Grana (left) Past Exalted Ruler of the Elks Club of Warren, presents a check for $9,000 to Marcy O’Brien of the Struthers Library Theatre, toward the theatre’s Capital Campaign. The Capital Campaign is “not closed out yet,” said O’Brien. ...

A plant even the deer won’t touch

Community

Close your eyes and picture your favorite flower. Maybe you see a bright red flower that blooms in your garden in early June, or maybe it’s a sweet smelling purple flower that covers the bushes in your yard in May. When I close my eyes, I see a common, yet odd-looking plant. It’s green, ...

‘Fierce fire’

Local News

Warren Tire Center burnt down Thursday morning. The staple community business on Warren’s east side caught fire in the early morning hours. According to City of Warren Fire Chief Sam Pascuzzi, passing motorists called the fire in to 9-1-1 around 12:49 a.m. Thursday morning, and crews began ...

6 plead guilty; 6 not guilty

Cops & Court Report

Six guilty pleas, six not guilty pleas and two bench warrants were to be issued as a result of arraignment/change of plea proceedings on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Jean C. Jimenez-Camacho, Jamestown, NY, to unauthorized use of ...

Man detained in city without incident

Cops & Court Report

City of Warren Police detained a suspect outside of 6 Market Street Thursday morning. According to Chief Brandon Deppen, officers were dispatched to the area of Enterprise Rent-A-Car at about 11:30 a.m. for a report of a threat with a firearm. Police detained a man at the scene. Deppen ...

Scholarship in the name of the late Michelle Marion

Community

CTI and Darling’s Home Care have joined together to create a scholarship in memory of their dear friend and colleague. The Michelle Marion Memorial Scholarship committee will award two $500 scholarships annually to eligible students. For 2018, applications are accepted until July 13 and ...

Fire debris may have reached Allegheny River

Local News

The fire at Warren Tire Center early Thursday morning may have resulted in some materials reaching the Allegheny River. According to representatives of the Warren County All-Hazards Team, during the course of the fire, materials including molten rubber and waste oil could have been washed ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

Warren Bench Warrant. According to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher Barr, 32, of Warren, was arrested on June 13 for failure to appear to serve his sentence for driving while operating privileges are suspended or revoked. Warrant Arrest. According to the Warren County ...

Locks of Love

Community

Photos submitted to Times Observer Alexis Ingersoll, of Warren, recently donated 10 inches of hair to Locks of Love. She also raised $50 for charity that will support childhood cancer research. The idea to donate her hair and to raise money (below) was her own, said her mother, Emilee Tarr. ...

Traffic changes due to massive structure fire

Local News

UPDATE: According to the City of Warren Police Facebook page, "Pennsylvania Avenue East is now open. Marion Street between Pa Avenue and Madison Avenue will remain closed until further notice. Drive with caution in this area. Utility crews are still working in the area to restore phone and ...

Hooktown Garage Sale back to the neighborhood

Community

Hooktown Holidays is once again gearing up for its major fundraising event of the year. Hooktown Holidays 5th Annual Charity Garage Sale will be held on Saturday, August 25, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. This year, the sale will move back into the Hooktown neighborhood at 1201 Conewango Avenue ...

Hutchinson: Measure would protect gun owners from declaration

Local News

When Governor Tom Wolf issued a disaster declaration in January regarding the state’s opioid epidemic, gun rights advocates immediately took exception to elements of the law that seemed to prohibit carrying a firearm under such a declaration. While Wolf immediately indicated that no one was ...