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They’re not utilizing chimneys and the presents they’re leaving might not be on some people’s lists, but City of Warren workers are going house-to-house delivering packages this season. The city’s annual recycling packets are being distributed now. In each packet is a survey ...

Witness charged for false licensing

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A Cheswick man has been charged with perjury after testifying as an expert witness in Warren County court. Joel H. Burkett, 75, of Cheswick, is charged with perjury, and impersonating the holder of a professional or occupational license. According to police, Burkett was introduced as an ...

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District Court - N. Warren Cty Hit and Run. At 2:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, Joshua J. Dyke, 28, of Jamestown, NY, was traveling south on Miller Hill Road in 2001 Nissan X-Terra when the vehicle traveled approximately 5 feet off of the easter side of the roadway in a southeast direction. ...

County Officials talk holiday and more

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Well, it can officially be the Christmas season now. The Warren County Commissioners said so. A Christmas proclamation was the most time-consuming item on a very brief agenda before the commissioners on Wednesday. In addition to the proclamation, a repository bid for a .1 acre parcel in ...

More talks regarding station discharge permit

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Discussions continue regarding the discharge permit at the Warren Generating Station. Under decades of previous permits, treated water that “percolated through or drained from solid waste” as well as stormwater have been discharged into the Allegheny River from the Warren Generating ...

57th Rotary celebrates 4H achievement night

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The 57th Rotary 4-H Achievement Night and the Penn State Extension Annual Meeting were held November 14 at the 4-H Center in Pittsfield. The evening began with 4-H Extension Educator Jennifer Grooms introducing State Senator Scott Hutchinson who spoke briefly to those in attendance. Penn ...

Warren woman charged

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A Warren woman has been charged with indecent assault after allegedly grinding naked on an unwilling person. Brook Zampogna, 42, of Hickory Street, is charged with indecent assault — without consent, and harassment. According to the affidavit of probable cause, the alleged victim said ...

Nurses acquire 20K signatures

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A group of nurses met with mixed reactions last week as they delivered 20,000 petition signatures to both Warren and Oil City offices of Senator Scott Hutchinson. Even though they have yet to get access to Hutchinson’s ear, they intend to continue to voice their support for legislation ...

USACE issues river level warnings

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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Wednesday that boaters and anglers should exercise caution during the next few days due to potential substantial rises in river levels downstream from Kinzua Dam. Significant increases in outflow were planned to take place on Wednesday. Gate openings ...

‘Duck’ season

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It’s duck season. In this particular case, it’s a hunt with “Duck” season. But when Warren’s Scott Swartz walked into a Northwest Bank branch one random day, he had no idea what he’d be aiming for. Staring at him was a cardboard cutout of former Pittsburgh Steelers’ ...

Initial reports suggest found body accidental

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The body of a Russell man was found Tuesday morning along the Bike-Hike Trail near Warren State Hospital grounds. According to Conewango Township Police, Martin E. Morse of Russell was found dead by state hospital personnel at 9:31 a.m. in a PennDOT right-of-way adjacent to state hospital ...

YMCA holds Special Ops fundraiser

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The Warren County YMCA stays dedicated to serving their community. The YMCA hosted their annual “Special Ops” fundraiser dinner last week to help support the free programs they run for the community. “We have several programs at the Y that have no source of revenue, they have no ...

Election officials address complaint letter in detail

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Warren County has publicly responded to complaints about election procedures. Connie Zaffino, who ran a write-in campaign for Warren County Commissioner, addressed a letter containing various allegations of wrong-doing to President Judge Maureen Skerda. That letter was also sent to the ...

The Better Elf

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It’s a busy time of year for Santa Claus but his wife took a break from all the holiday preparations for a visit in Warren on Monday evening. Mrs. Claus stopped by the Warren Public Library to visit with children and their adult friends and relatives. She explained to those who came to ...

Election officials mull paper ballot option

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“Is there a learning curve? Absolutely.” The Warren County Commissioners met with Director of Elections Lisa Rivett during Monday’s work session to discuss challenges from the most recent election - and subsequent solutions. But it isn’t yet quite clear whether the solution will ...

On The Record

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District Court - W. Warren Cty Firearm Violation. William R. Dates, 67, of Warren, was charged with unlawful loaded firearm in vehicle on Monday, December 9, by the Game Commission, Northwest. Big Game Violation. Shawn C. White, 47, of Port Republic, MD, was charged with failure to attach ...

New charges for Kiser as trial looms

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A former Warren County teacher awaiting trial for taking drugs to school faces new charges for allegedly taking drugs into Warren County jail. Matthew R. Kiser, 44, of Warren, was charged Tuesday, Dec. 5, with contraband, possession of a controlled substance, adulteration or misbranding of ...

PGC issues bear harvest record

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It wouldn’t be surprising to discover a record number of internet searches on the topic “How to rug a bear.” The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Monday that hunters set a new Pennsylvania bear-harvest record. Bears were taken in 59 counties. Lycoming County led the state ...

Brief…

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Closed Street Liberty Street between Third and Fourth avenues in Warren will be closed Tuesday, Dec. 10. According to City of Warren Assistant Director of Public Works Jeff Zavinski, National Fuel Gas will cut into the street near the northern — Fourth Avenue — end of the block to ...

PA Dept. of Health urges flu precaution

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As confirmed cases of the flu are increasing statewide, so far Warren County has been spared from the significant spread of the virus, according to statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Warren County reported fewer than five cases of any of the three predominant strains of ...