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Murder Suspect On The Patio

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There was a standoff in Columbus Township on the evening of Wednesday, June 17. Pennsylvania State Police surrounded the Route 6 residence of Blair and Sabrena Miller after a suspect wanted for attempted homicide — and later connected to at least two homicides — was seen entering the ...

Celebrations may look different, but remain special

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By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com This Independence Day will look different in Warren than many in recent memory. The traditional celebration was canceled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But that cancellation has resulted in innovative solutions. The celebratory events ...

Jackson’s Fourth of July words resonate 79 years later

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On July 4, 1941, then-United States Attorney General Robert H. Jackson was scheduled to deliver a speech in the shadow of the Washington Monument at the National Sylvan Theater. Due to rain, the Spring Creek, Pa. native and former Jamestown resident — enthralled in the New Deal ...

Local veterans concerned over VA clinic changes

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JAMESTOWN, NY. — Thom Shagla is a veteran. A United States Marine, he served in the Vietnam War for 13 months and took part in the duration of the Tet Offensive. A half-century later, he lives with the medical repercussions of his service. “I’ve got neuropathy in both legs caused ...

Fifth Ave. bridge to be closed Monday

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The Fifth Avenue bridge will be closed to traffic for most of the day on Monday. Department of Public Works Superintendent Joe Reinke told the Times Observer that the closure is a result of maintenance activities — the bridge will be coated with linseed oil. Reinke said that the ...

Church to hold performing arts workshop for youth

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YOUNGSVILLE — A five-day performing arts workshop will be held at the Youngsville Free Methodist Church from July 20-24. With the help of trained drama instructors, young people ages 8-15 will explore acting, singing and dance in a Christian environment. Due to COVID-19, safety measures ...

Fraternal Order of Eagles 313 awards scholarships

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Submitted photo The Fraternal Order of Eagles 313 has awarded six $1,000 scholarships to the following Warren County students: Ashley Barker (Loyola University Chicago), Jenna Chase (Clarion University), Alison Ishman (Robert Morris University), Allexa Morgan (Jamestown Community College), ...

Good Citizen Recognition is presented to local seniors

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The General Joseph Warren Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution has recognized its Good Citizens for Warren and Forest County high schools. The DAR Good Citizen Recognition is presented to a high school senior that has demonstrated the qualities of dependability, leadership, ...

Editor’s corner: With COVID-19, theater openings in slow motion

Community

For movie-goers south of the New York state border, the shows are starting to go on. As part of the reopening of Pennsylvania, lawmakers have given the green light for theaters to open with no more than 250 people in attendance. For Wendy McCain, executive director of the Struthers Library ...

Unwelcome guests sure to make a mess

Community

Recently, we have had to evict the talented actors who staged the “ floorshows” that we have enjoyed while seated next to the evening campfires that we occasionally light next to our cabin on the Allegheny River south of Warren. The spotlights we put on these entertainers were the beams ...

Jamestown cultural organizations prepared to reopen to the public

Community

Since closing their doors in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamestown cultural centers have been eagerly anticipating their reopening to the public. The Robert H. Jackson Center, Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI), Fenton History Center, and Audubon Community Nature Center all ...

Updated guidance for nursing homes has been issued

Community

The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Human Services have issued updated guidance for nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living residences and private intermediate care facilities. In order to cautiously lift restrictions in long-term care facilities, the departments will now ...

JCC holds signing day at Jamestown, Cattaraugus County campuses

Community

Jamestown Community College held a signing day for recipients of the Workforce Readiness Scholarship at the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses recently. During a virtual ceremony that featured comments on regional workforce and employer perspectives by Mark Geise, chief executive ...

Salvation Army, Community Foundation together meet demand

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For the Salvation Army, the COVID-19 pandemic has raised some unusual challenges. The pandemic has also shown that the Warren County community is ready and willing to come through in a crisis. Prior to COVID-19, the Salvation Army was serving 30 to 40 meals a day, according to Capt. Keith ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

CENTRAL WARREN COUNTY - DISTRICT JUSTICE RAYMOND ZYDONIK Possession. Jason A. Turba, 49, Pleasantville, Pa., was charged by the Office of the Attorney General on July 2 with possession of a controlled substance and theft by unlawful taking from an incident that occurred on Dec. 1, 2019 in ...

County lists first COVID death

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A Warren County resident has reportedly died of COVID-19. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there have been five confirmed and two probable cases in the county, for a total of seven. There had been 719 negative tests as of noon Thursday. And the state now shows one death ...

Fine weather, no fireworks on public lands for Fourth

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The parade will be different. The fireworks will be different. But the weather should be just fine a variety of outdoor recreation options for Independence Day on Saturday. Those whose plans include public lands can plan for sun and fun, but should leave the fireworks at home. “It looks ...