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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

Russell-Akeley Life

Editor’s Note: A power outage Monday night resulted in a previous version of Russell-Akeley Life running in Tuesday’s edition of the Warren Times-Observer. The correct story is being run today. Perhaps, the two best known homes in Russell are the brick house on South Main St. near the ...

Riverfest is canceled in Sept.

The Allegheny Center for the Arts Board of Directors decided this month to not hold the annual September Riverfest at Crescent Park this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It will be postponed to the fall of 2021. Check for more information at www.alleghenycenterforthearts.com

Commissioners talk about blight funding

Last week, the county’s Redevelopment Authority heard about a new state program aimed at funding blight remediation or, more simply put, demolition. Monday was the Warren County Commissioners turn. The gist of the program is this - up to $300,000 through the Department of Community and ...

County deadline to avoid upset tax sale list is approaching

Warren County’s upset tax sale isn’t until September. But June 30 is the deadline to pay delinquent 2018 taxes to avoid a property being included on a preliminary list for sale. That list will be published in the Times Observer in the coming weeks. Tax Claim Director Phil Gilbert said ...

Area hospitals to ease visitor restrictions

The Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital will ease its visitor restrictions starting Wednesday. All visitation at the hospitals was suspended in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the government’s recent decision to reopen hospital visitation, the Bradford ...

Better Business Bureau calls attention to ‘Like-Farming’ Facebook scam

The Better Business Bureau is calling the public’s attention to Facebook scams using a scam called “Like-Farming.” A post advertising a free RV was recently making the rounds on Facebook, using the pandemic to draw attention: “With a lot of people out of work and Covid-19 keeping ...

Memorial scholarship recipient named

The Butch Hulings Memorial Scholarship awarded its first ever scholarship to Maggie Swanson of Tionesta. Maggie will be attending the Welding program at Precision Manufacturing Institute in Meadville. COVID-19 is causing struggles for the first-year program, honoring Hulings, who passed ...

EMHS student makes all-state band

Junior trumpet player Amber Penley from Eisenhower, was selected to the 2020 Pennsylvania Music Educators Association (PMEA) all-state concert band. She was one of 16 trumpet players from across the state of Pennsylvania to earn this honor. Amber will be a senior for the 2020-21 school year at ...

Watson Grange to meet Thursday

Watson Grange met recently with Bob Hollabaugh, protem presiding. Kelly Van Ord, junior leader, said that 3 Watson Juniors have registered for the virtual Pennsylvania State Grange Junior Camp with the local members meeting June 22 at 6 p.m. Reports were received concerning the ...

The Rest of the List

When I prepared the list of all of the men who were from Warren County that died during World War II, I thought I had a comprehensive list. The list I had came directly from state records. But it has since been proven incorrect. There are several names omitted and I thank readers for ...

Full-Time student dean’s list

Students named to the full-time student dean’s list for the spring 2020 semester at Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average while enrolled in at least 12 degree credits. Named to the list were: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Mohamed Ladmia Allegany: Mandi Douthit, ...

Part-Time student dean’s list

Students who were named to the spring 2020 part-time student dean’s list at Jamestown Community College earned at least a 3.50 average, equal to a B plus or better, in six to 11 credit hours of letter-graded work. Named to the list were: Allegany: Kristi Bates, Ethan Burch, Sara Fahy, ...

Briefs…

Music in the Park event moved Music in the Park, scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Warren, featuring Night Shift, will be moved due to paving and the chance of rain. The new venue for the event will be Struthers Library Theatre. Second Harvest Food Bank Military ...