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WASU haunted house canceled

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It’s been a tradition for over 20 years, but the Warren Area Student Union Haunted House will not be held this week. “WASU students and staff are sad to announce that WASU will not be having the haunted house at this time,” WASU Director Pam Falber said. It is another community ...

Sit down meal

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Jack’s Tap House and Lakeshore Community Services are working together to combat social isolation. Due to COVID-19, the consumers at Lakeshore’s assisted living facilities haven’t been about to move freely about their communities. Also due to the pandemic, Jack’s has reduced its ...

County alleges fraudulent collection of mail-in ballots

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Don’t invalidate your vote by letting someone else take your mail-in ballot to the Warren County Courthouse. A mail-in ballot that is not mailed in may only be returned by the voter who completed it. No one else may return someone’s ballot — including friends, family, and strangers ...

Sex offender to head to prison

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A Russell sex offender is headed to state prison after probation officers busted him with child pornography. Teddy W. L. Bair, 23, was sentenced by Judge Gregory Hammond Friday on a count of criminal use of a communication facility. A count of child pornography was not prosecuted by the ...

Commissioners look to add to SBG funding

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The next round of CARES Act small business grants in Warren County may get a boost. “So far, we have allocated $2 million for the small business grant program,” Warren County Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said during a Monday work session. The window for the third round of funding closes ...

Over 500 pounds of unwanted meds gathered

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Keeping unused medications around is asking for trouble. But flushing them or throwing them away might not be much better. For years, the Drug Enforcement Administration has been holding nationwide drug take-back events to get drugs out of medicine cabinets where they can be taken ...

Warren man charged with aggravated assault

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A Warren man has been charged with aggravated assault after holding a blade to a woman’s throat during a domestic dispute. Kyle J. Riker, 21, of Warren, is charged with aggravated assault, terroristic threats, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and ...

Watson Grangers remember Brittain; set dinner

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The charter was draped in memory of Archie Brittain at the recent meeting of Watson Grange presided over by Master Wendy Hollabaugh. Reports on the PA State Grange session held recently in Erie by delegates John and Deanna Hollabaugh and district chair person Kelly Van Ord. Hollabaugh ...

Students to celebrate Red Ribbon Week

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Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free. Students in the Warren area will celebrate Red Ribbon Week Oct. 26 through 30. Throughout the week, students will engage in activities that promote a drug-free and healthy lifestyle. Each day students are encouraged to show their participation by dressing ...

Rally in the Valley brings motorcyclists to Kinzua Dam

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The third annual Rally in the Valley brought 190 motorcyclists across Kinzua Dam and $5,000 to the Veterans Emergency Fund. The event, held Aug. 22, was limited by restrictions related to COVID-19, but still a success. Bringing people out is not a problem. The dam is an excellent ...

Garland man involved in meth ring

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A Garland man implicated in a methamphetamine ring centered at “The Farm” in Grand Valley will remain in federal custody pending trial. The decision was made by US Magistrate Judge Richard Lanzillo as a result of a bond hearing held on Friday morning in the case against Gale A. Flick, ...

FAW opposed to periodic fire at Tracy Ridge

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Last month, the U.S. Forest Service announced a proposed project to maintain oak in the Tracy Ridge area via fire. A local environmental group which advocates for wilderness designation on the forest doesn’t view that as a reasonable response. “The mature oak stands present today were ...

Pandemic creates funding challenges for Relay for Life

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Cancer doesn’t stop for COVID-19, and neither does Relay for Life. But, there were impacts. “This year with the pandemic, it has been our most challenging year for all Relayers to collect funding,” said Wendy Carter, Warren County Relay for Life 2020-21 marketing coordinator and ...

Students learning to read music

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Photo submitted to the Times Observer Students are learning to read and play music notation in Mrs. Beatty’s per-kindergarten music class at East Forest. All elementary students from both East and West Forest schools are rehearsing in music classes and will present virtual concerts in ...

Sentences handed down in county court

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Judge Gregory Hammond handed down the following sentences on Friday at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Emmett G. Confer, Clarendon, to nine months to two years less one day incarceration with credit for 64 days time served, $1,125 in fines and fees, 50 hours of community service, work ...

Boot assault lands man state prison term

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A Warren man — who is also a sexual offender — will spend six month more in state prison for beating another man in the face with his boot on Christmas night, resulting in an orbital fracture. Daren Patrick Mahaney, 23, currently incarcerated at SCI-Fayette south of Pittsburgh, was ...

County: door-to-door ballot collection is fraudulent

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A mail-in ballot that is not mailed in may only be returned by the voter who completed it. No one else may return someone's ballot – including friends, family, and strangers going door-to-door. Warren County Director of Elections Lisa Rivett was notified Friday that someone was out ...

Necessities and toys

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Thanks to Operation Christmas Child, more than 70,000 children around the world have received shoe boxes packed with necessities and toys, from the Warren collection center over the last 14 years. That number will grow again soon. “The shoe boxes will go to kids in underprivileged ...

Starting The Year Off Right

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The Sanford Saddles and Spurs 4-H club met recently outdoors at the Warren County Fair Grounds. Bryceton Maille did an educational presentation on common horse feed ingredients. The group discussed some potential fundraisers to help raise money for an educational trip after COVID, and ...