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Russell VFD scholarships The Russell Volunteer Fire Department has two scholarships available. We have extended the deadline to submit the application. All forms need to be postmarked by April 30. Applicants for the Russell VFD scholarship must be a senior in high school who is permanent ...

Self-explanatory

Collage submitted to Times Observer It’s self-explanatory. Teachers at Sheffield Area Elementary sent their students a message, from left, by row, on Friday. They posted it on Facebook, but the Times Observer is sharing it as well as people are finding more and more unique ways to stay ...

Senior center information

In light of the recent events due to the COVID—19 Virus, Experience, Inc., our local Area Agency on Aging, is committed to helping our senior population in Warren and Forest Counties stay well and safe. We are calling our consumers to check in on them to ascertain what needs that they have. ...

Mental health support during COVID-19

The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced Thursday the launch of a statewide Support & Referral Helpline, staffed by skilled and compassionate staff who will be available 24/7 to assist Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 ...

A virtual success

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way essential professionals and businesses provide services to their customers and clients. The virus is certainly making us all rethink our daily practices and habits. Family Services of Warren County (FSWC) wants the community to know that its ...

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, the Warren County Children’s Advocacy Center encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making Warren County a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the ...

Audubon: ‘Get outside’

If you didn’t see this message on Audubon Community Nature Center’s home page (AudubonCNC.org), Education Coordinator Sarah Hatfield would like to share it with you now: Here’s the thing. There are many fewer excuses now. Maybe you’re home, maybe your kids are home. Maybe you’re ...

Briefs…

First Responders Night postponed Due to the coronavirus that has hit the United States in recent weeks and everything being ordered to be shut down, Titusville Moose Lodge has postponed its 2020 First Responders Appreciation Night scheduled for Friday, April 24, at the Titusville Moose Lodge ...

Despite being closed through April, YMCA gives hope to prom

There continues to be uncertainty in regards to the rest of the school year. While the administration and school board have a lot on their table, education is always top priority. But questions seem to pop up about extracurricular activities like sports, graduation ceremonies, and ...

Warren woman wins $20K in Tops’ ‘Rip It and Win It’

Sometimes all you need is a little bit of luck. Leilani Baxter of Warren was the second $20,000 winner in the Tops Friendly Markets Monopoly Rip It And Win It game. Amid concerns in the world right now about the COVID-19, Tops is still making sure people’s baskets are filled with their ...

City Spring Clean-Up kicks off April 13

It might seem like life as we know it has been upended, but spring is coming. That means the City of Warren is preparing for the city’s annual Spring Clean-Up Program. The program will kick off on April 13 and work through the city over the ensuing two weeks. “Items and materials to ...

Eisenhower wants your vote

One thing is for sure, more and more people in the community are stepping up to pay it forward. Seventh-graders from Eisenhower Middle School are now asking for our help. All it will take is a couple of clicks on the computer to support these students. Eric Shotts’ seventh-grade students ...

Senior center information

In light of the recent events due to the COVID—19 Virus, Experience, Inc., our local Area Agency on Aging, is committed to helping our senior population in Warren and Forest Counties stay well and safe. We will be calling all of you to check in on you to ascertain what needs that you have. ...

Pope, Bishop of Erie Diocese: Do what you can do, pray

Calling on the “Christian community” to “intercede on behalf of each other,” the Pope and the Bishop of the Erie Diocese are calling for prayer. Social distancing limits have resulted in the closure of churches, but Pope Francis and Bishop Lawrence Persico are calling on people to do ...

KOPE’s strategy

Warren Koppenhafer felt like helping out his community, and had the means to do it. KOPE services is a locally owned and operated exterior cleaning business based in Warren. Last week, Koppenhafer decided to offer free cleaning and disinfecting services to public playgrounds and facilities. ...

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Event postponed The 200 Club fundraiser event for Eisenhower Band Boosters currently scheduled for April 4 at the Russell Fire Hall has been postponed. Parents are asked to continue to sell the tickets. Closed meeting North Warren Municipal Authority has closed its office to the public ...

Warren Christian Women hold March luncheon

Village Missions Country Partners, Warren Christian Women held its “Awaiting Spring” luncheon on Tuesday, March 10, at the Allegheny Community Center, Warren. Nancy Schuyler of Jamestown, N.Y., welcomed guests. Karen Zurkan provided spring seed packet table favors. Hostess gifts were ...

Daffodils, the flower of spring

The star of the spring garden show is always the daffodil. One of the most dependable of the spring flowers the daffodil will bloom, multiply and thrive often with the complete neglect of the gardener. Even though the house down the road has been abandoned for many years, the hundreds of ...

Spreading joy: ‘Tis the season to sing at the Rouse Home

Humans weren’t meant to live in isolation. The spread of COVID-19 has forced us to isolate, especially those in the most at-risk populations — seniors and those with underlying medical conditions. That makes the challenge for nursing home patients — where visitation rightly has to be ...

Social distancing hits blood supply

People are buying into social distancing. Maybe a little too much. Social distancing has been declared one of the keys for preventing COVID-19 from becoming even more of a public health emergency, but it is contributing to another problem — a blood shortage. Nationwide, 4,500 American ...