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Through His Eyes

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I suspect I’m not the only grandson of a World War II veteran who would like to know more about his grandfather’s service. Now, I don’t think I even want to know because I particularly care about what he did in the service. Floyd J. Barkey of Barberton, Ohio, was a supply corporal in ...

Police memorial held to honor Colt Brown

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"He was filled with compassion... gleaming with inspiration." "Our brother would do anything to help you." A Police Memorial honoring Erie County Probation Officer Colten 'Colt' Brown was held Saturday morning at Oakland Cemetery. Brown, a Warren County native, died Jan. 6, 2021, of ...

Five more COVID deaths, 15 new cases reported

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The COVID-19 death toll in Warren County rose by five in Friday’s statistics. For two weeks, the number of new cases has been consistently well below the average during the late November and December surge, but the deaths keep rising. The Department of Health’s numbers have surpassed ...

Experience Inc. helping with vaccine sign-up

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There are many questions about the COVID vaccine. For some, the path to finding some answers might include a call to Experience Inc., the Warren/Forest Area Agency on Aging. “Experience, Inc. is partnering with Gaughn’s Drug store for their initiative to try to get the COVID-19 vaccine ...

Teen charged with making terroristic threats for discharging firearm

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A Sugar Grove teenager is behind bars after he allegedly expressed his displeasure about going to school by firing off a dozen rounds from a rifle in the air near the residence and a road. Aaron J. McMillen, 18, of 9116 Jackson Run Rd., was charged by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police in ...

Check Out Hunger campaign to kick off Sunday

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Tops Friendly Markets will kick off its Check Out Hunger campaign on Sunday. The campaign has already received a $25,000 donation made by a couple from Williamsville who want to remain anonymous. Tops has matched the donation. “We were overwhelmed by the generosity displayed by these ...

Hometown Heroes Banner Project is under way

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Round 5 of the Hometown Heroes Banner Project is under way. Each 24’ by 48’ banner will be printed on both sides of a heavy vinyl with UV protection and will honor a specific Youngsville-area service person. The banner will include his/her photo, name, branch of service and era of ...

Early developments in the business district, house construction

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Development of the business district in Russell and early house construction along Main Street and Liberty Street occurred mostly between 1820 and the mid-1800s. I have written about these topics previously in the November 19, 2019, June 24, 2020, and August 22, 2020, issues of the Times ...

‘Tiger King’ bill has been introduced in State House

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No more lions or tiger or bears — oh my! State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester/Montgomery, is proposing a ban on the sale of exotic animals to private citizens. Shusterman is far from the only politician to see Tiger King and propose legislation. The U.S. House of Representatives ...

Famous brooms available

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Photo submitted to Times Observer First United Methodist Church Youth Ringers LucyJo and Leyton Salvatore show off samples of brooms available for purchase. The handbells choirs at First United Methodist Church are taking orders for the famous kitchenette and warehouse brooms through Friday, ...

L&I issuing extended PUA benefit payments

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HARRISBURG — Payments for the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program in the new federal CARES Act extension are resuming. “Since the federal legislation for the new CARES Act extension was unveiled, L&I’s dedicated team has been working tirelessly to update our processing ...

Changing Criteria

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A state Supreme Court case handed down last month has changed the criteria that must be met for law enforcement to conduct a warrantless search of a motor vehicle. But a regional training hosted at the Days Inn in Warren last week for officers from across the state has law enforcement ...

Outbreak continues at prison In Forest County

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In the midst of an outbreak at State Correctional Institution – Forest, Forest County easily has the highest COVID-19 rate in the state. The county’s rate is 17,179.5 cases per 100,000 population, according to statistics from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. That is almost twice as ...

Committee looks to hear from blight owners in Feb.

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Notice to property owners is a key part of the county’s process for addressing blighted properties. So while the county’s Blighted Property Review Committee was limited to sending invitations to the February meeting to four owners during Thursday’s meeting, they took time to review ...

City man withdraws plea in sex assault case

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A Warren man who pleaded guilty to charges stemming from a sexual assault has withdrawn his guilty plea against the advice of his attorney. Joseph William Madigan, 30, was charged by police back in June for the alleged incident that occurred at a Dartmouth St. residence. The victim told ...

School district to continue offering free meals

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The Warren County School District is set to reopen its buildings for in-person instruction on Tuesday. And, whether students are in the buildings or not, they may receive free breakfasts and lunches. “The Warren County School District will continue offering free breakfasts and lunches for ...

Five more deaths and 15 new cases

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The COVID-19 death toll in Warren County rose by five in Friday's statistics. For two weeks, the number of new cases has been consistently well below the average during the late November and December surge, but the deaths keep rising. On Friday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health ...

Commissioners to discuss 2021-22 season, regs

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The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first meeting of 2021 on Saturday, Jan. 23. Among the items the board will consider is a proposal to remove the limitation on the number of antlerless deer licenses for which hunters can apply, provided a hunter holds no more than ...

Green seeks re-election as DA

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Warren County District Attorney Rob Greene has announced he will seek re-election as district attorney. “I consider it an honor and privilege to serve Warren County as your District Attorney,” Greene said. “I am extremely humbled by the support I receive from law enforcement, my ...