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Hometown Heroes Banner Project is under way

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

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 ...

Event features Equal Justice Society president, co-founder Eva Patterson

The Robert H. Jackson Center is welcoming Eva Paterson, president and co-founder of the Equal Justice Society, as its guest for Tea Time with the Jackson Center on Thursday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m. live on the center’s public Facebook page. Paterson has campaigned for civil rights with passion, ...

‘Tiger King’ bill has been introduced in State House

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

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

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 ...

Commissioners to discuss 2021-22 season, regs

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

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 ...

Sugar Grove man enters guilty plea in preliminary hearing

One defendant entered a guilty plea during preliminary hearings held this week at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Devin William-Miles Powell, Sugar Grove, pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while operating privilege suspended or ...

Storybook Breakfast Set

Photo submitted to the Times Observer Macyn visits with Ally the goat at a Jefferson DeFrees Family Center event. The JDFC will host the second annual Storybook Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 6. There will be a petting zoo, goodie bags, a visit with the Warren County Dairy Princesses, basket ...

Oil Creek Titusville Lines to receive grant

HARRISBURG – Oil Creek Titusville Lines Inc. received a $140,000 grant for rail freight improvements, said Reps. Lee James, R-Venango/Butler, and Kathy Rapp, R-Warren/Crawford/Forest. The grant will improve operations by extending a passing siding by 1,000 feet. “I was excited to see ...

Comments sought for Forest Project

MARIENVILLE — The Allegheny National Forest is proposing multiple activities to enhance forest health within a project area known as Deadman Corners. The proposal includes, timber harvesting, reforestation, wildlife and aquatic habitat improvements, changes and improvements to forest ...

Game panel to meet on Jan. 23

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners will hold its first meeting of 2021 on Saturday, Jan. 23. The meeting will include discussion and preliminary approval of hunting and trapping seasons for the 2021-22 license year. In compliance with state guidelines to minimize the effects of ...

Longtime employees retire from Pitt-Bradford

BRADFORD — Mail carrier Donny Johnson and Associate Director of Admissions Vicky Pingie, two of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s longest-serving staff members, retired in the fall of 2020 with 40 years of service to the Bradford campus. A few other longtime staff members ...

Area residents donate to Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center

Pictured, from left, Chase and Laykin Rowland did some holiday shopping for the Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center. Together they picked out a variety of items to be given to the children that visit the WCCAC. The WCCAC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to reducing trauma, providing ...

Hospital launches petition drive

BRADFORD — Rep. Martin Causer, R-Turtlepoint, and McKean County Commissioners Tom Kreiner, Carol Duffy and Cliff Lane are inviting area residents to sign on to a petition supporting Bradford Regional Medical Center and the services it provides to the community. The petition was launched in ...

Caucus releases election security principles

The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus has released its principles on election security and the Electoral College. According to the caucus’ statement: “We are committed to combating attempts to undermine the will of the American people as expressed through the legitimate results of a ...

Audubon Breaks Ground for New Habitat

The Audubon Community Nature Center celebrated National Bird Day on Jan. 5 with an informal groundbreaking ceremony for the Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat. For almost two decades, Audubon has been home to Liberty, a non-releasable Bald Eagle that was rescued in Washington state. Every ...

Audubon Paint ‘n’ Fun is set for Jan. 20

The Audubon Community Nature Center will host a socially distant Paint n’ Fun Art Night on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Each person will be seated at their own table situated six feet apart from other participants. All materials will already be at the table. Beginner to ...

Conservation District hosting student art contest

Healthy forests equal healthy communities. Warren County Conservation District is holding an art contest for students in grades kindergarten through 12. District officials are looking for works that help explain the connection between healthy forests and healthy communities. “It is ...