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City finds savings for new tower truck

Local News

New fire trucks for the City of Warren could have cost $2 million and taken over a year to be delivered. With a tower truck on the brink of going completely out of service, that was a foreboding prospect. But, earlier this week, Warren City Council approved a $1.4 million purchase through ...

Owners warned of fraudulent dog license website

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The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement warned Pennsylvania dog owners looking to purchase new or renewal licenses of a fraudulent website selling dog licenses online. “The Department of Agriculture works with Pennsylvania’s county treasurers for the ...

Rapp pushing Wolf to sign vape bill

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Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Kathy Rapp — chairman of the House Health Committee — to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes, e-cigars, JUULs and other related vaping products to minors was unanimously approved in the state House on Thursday. It now moves on to the ...

Planting seeds

Local News

Eighth grade might seem like a long way from a career decision, but it’s never too early to plant some seeds. That was the focus of an 8th grade career day event held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Thursday and coordinated by the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council’s School ...

Sandusky resentencing by Judge Skerda scheduled for Friday

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Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is scheduled to be resentenced at 1 p.m. Friday at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte before Warren County President Judge Maureen Skerda. Skerda was appointed in October by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to resentence ...

Blight Review Committee labels three properties

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Three properties received blight designations while two were tabled during Thursday’s Warren County Blighted Property Review Committee meeting. 20 1st Mill St., Sheffield Township County Planner Dan Glotz said this property was before the committee previously, was removed and is now back ...

Sunday hunting measure advances

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Legislation that would permit limited Sunday hunting is on the governor’s desk for enactment. The Pa. Senate Republican Communications Office announced that Senate Bill 147 “provides for hunting on three Sundays: One during rifle deer season, one during the statewide archery deer season ...

Benefit for Sheffield woman Saturday

Community

A benefit for Brenda Hahn-Rockwell will be held from 2 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at St. Michael’s Pavilion, Toll Gate Road, Sheffield. Brenda was diagnosed with scleroderma in 2009. Scleroderma, or systemic sclerosis, is a chronic disease generally classified as one of the autoimmune ...

Thanksgiving dinner date correction

Corrections

The Salvation Army annual Thanksgiving Dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at St. Joseph’s Church, Pennsylvania Avenue, and Hazel Street, Warren. Monetary donations to help the effort, as well as donations of turkeys and pies, are welcome. Volunteers are also ...

Warren man charged with alleged indecent assault

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A Warren man was jailed Wednesday on charges he allegedly touched an 11-year-old child’s “private area” on several occasions. Joshua Richard Ingersoll, 31, was arraigned by Magisterial District Judge Raymond Zydonik Wednesday on charges of a third-degree felony count of corruption of ...

RDA keeps up fight against blight

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Fighting blight is part of the responsibility of the City of Warren Redevelopment Authority. They will literally be doing that against the property at 11 1/2 Linwood St. That’s because the RDA has purchased the property out of the county’s repository and city Department of Public Works ...

8,234 POUNDS of food donated

Business

Warren County School District (WCSD) students are the ultimate winners in this year’s business-to-business challenge. The challenge partners this year included The Rouse Home, Times Observer, and Second Harvest Food Bank. Between the three, they got a total of 17 area businesses on board to ...

Operation Christmas Child prepares to ship presents

Community

Operation Christmas Child is getting close to sending its shoeboxes filled with love and items for children all over the world. Operation Christmas Child, a program of Samaritan’s Purse, collects and ships boxes of gifts. “We take in shoeboxes filled with gifts for children, many of ...

PA listed as StormReady certified

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Warren County is now part of a StormReady state. The National Weather Service recognized Pennsylvania on Wednesday as only the sixth state in the nation to have every county be StormReady certified. “StormReady counties... are better prepared to save lives from the onslaught of severe ...

On The Record

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City of Warren Bench Warrant. At 10 a.m. Tuesday, November 19, Warren County Sheriff’s Deputies, assisted by City of Warren Police, arrested Janelle Jones, 30, of Warren, on a bench warrant issued by the Warren County Court of Common Pleas for failure to appear for change of plea court on ...

Briefs…

Community

WCCS Honor students Here are the Warren County Christian School Honor students for the first quarter of the 2019-2020 school year: Principal's List (3.5-4.0 out of 4.0): 6thGrade: Jolene Gouak; 11th Grade: Cammie Crouse. Merit List (3.0-3.49 out of 4.0): 2ndGrade: Joshua Chamberlain; 4th ...

‘White Whale’ of blight

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The Warren County Redevelopment Authority continues to grapple with finding funding to address blight issues. The RDA has received a portion of the county’s allocation of federal Community Development Block Grant funds in prior years to have some funding to work with but the federal ...

Judge Skerda speaks to Well Armed Woman

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Thirty-seventh Judicial District Judge Maureen A. Skerda was invited to speak at the November’s monthly meeting of the Warren County Well Armed Woman chapter. Judge Skerda touched on her beginnings with shooting, and her experience since. She also briefly mentioned the circumstances which ...