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Community Foundation completing scholarship selection process

The Community Foundation of Warren County is making sure scholarship applicants had enough time to deal with its new online application system. The Community Foundation gives out almost 400 scholarships every year, Executive Director John Lasher said. Last year, the total amount added up to ...

Kelsey Park officially dedicated in Warren

Art Kelsey visited Art Kelsey. Art Kelsey Park that is. Art Kelsey Park in the City of Warren, near the Midtown Parking Lot, was officially dedicated on Wednesday, June 28. Nancy Freenock, city manager, gave opening remarks, and several other city dignitaries, including those referred to ...

Warren celebrates Fourth of July with 70th annual parade

Independence Day celebrations were on in full force in Warren and across the nation on Tuesday. Hundreds of parade-goers lined Pennsylvania Avenue in Warren for the 70th Annual Fourth of July Parade. The John Gertsch Post 77 Color Guard got the show started at 11 a.m., and the Lions Club of ...

Cutest Baby Contest sees better numbers in 5th year

The fifth annual cutest baby contest saw an increase in participants. According to Tabitha Anderson, who’s been a judge in the contest for the past four years, this year’s total number of entries was 66, which she said was an increase from years past. But no matter how many babies are ...

4th of July celebration picks up Sunday on Liberty Street

Warren County’s Fourth of July celebration is off to a good start. Renee Geckle, who helped organize Sunday’s Liberty Street events said Sunday afternoon that “everyone’s been happy, especially the kids.” The events scheduled for Sunday included a karaoke and red, white and blue ...

70th Annual 4th of July Parade Lineup

70th Annual 4th of July Parade Lineup Pre-parade show, 9 a.m.; parade, 11 a.m. Lead group John Gertch Post 77 Color Guard AMVETS BUS DAV Vans (2) Chapter 75 United Refining Company Sponsor Banner United Refining Company Float United Fire Truck United Camero United Side By ...

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Pinewood Derby Racing The Warren County 4th of July Organization has added a new event this year. The very popular Pinewood Derby Racing will be held Sunday, July 2nd on Second Avenue in Warren. The Schedule is as follows: 2 p.m. - Workshop: “How to build a Pinewood Derby Race Car” 3 ...

WCHS presents awards to local high school graduates

The Warren County Historical Society is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Warren County History Awards. Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Eisenhower High School graduate Hosanna Senz; Sheffield High School graduate Emily Grove; Tidioute Community Charter School graduate ...

DUI Task Force conducting checkpoints, roving patrols

The Warren County DUI Task Force is encouraging motorists to have a safe Independence Day weekend. “Warren County DUI Task Force will be conducting sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols over the holiday season,” Warren County DUI Coordinator Todd Mineweaser said. “You may observe an ...

Y news reporters

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Warren YMCA is again in the news, but this time reporting the Y news on Facebook. Shown here raising the contribution marker to over $ 650,000 are Y News reporters, from left, Alyssa Farr, age 10, and Madelyn Jones, 10. Both Farr and Jones are doing ...

63rd Annual Round-Up at fairgrounds

Sugar Grove Ruff Riders 4-H Horse and Pony Club held its 63rd Annual Round-Up at the Warren County Fairgrounds on June 17. Classes were judged by Sue Erickson, with Betsy Mosher judging Trail. Grooming & Showmanship results: Intermediate: 1. Katie Downs and Shamrock, 2. Alex Hangge and ...

Hill & Dale Garden Club hosts flower show

The Hill & Dale Garden Club met Wednesday, June 28, for lunch, with dishes provided by members and dessert of angel food cake and strawberries or blueberries by the committee of Lila Myer, Sally Asbury, Muriel Redick and other helpers. Since this was the annual Flower Show, flowers were ...

You could go to Disney World for giving blood

Giving blood will win someone a trip to Disney World. All donors who give blood through Community Blood Bank until Aug. 31 will be entered to win an all-inclusive trip to Walt Disney World. Drives will be held in Warren County from 2: to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, at Sheffield United ...

13-year-old Camp Cadet grad: ‘I like challenging myself’

Conner Younger wants to be a game commissioner. For now, the 13-year-old home school student from Sugar Grove will have to settle for volunteering at bear stations, being part of the Explorers post, and attending Camp Cadet, from which he returned this week. Camp Cadet is a five-day ...

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Outdoor Club The bike ride set for the Erie Waterfront and the Bay Front Connector on July 5 has been cancelled. For more information, call Pat Spicer at (814) 757-8331, evenings. Holiday closing Experience, Inc., the local Area Agency on Aging, and all senior centers in Warren and Forest ...

Grand Marshal, Wally Post: ‘The highest we’ve ever been right now’

Wally Post has loved the Fourth of July since he can remember. “I remember going to the parade and just really loving it,” said Wally. But when a friend asked him to join the Warren Jaycees, he said no. For three years. When Wally finally got involved with the Jaycees, his official ...

A salute to the paddlers

“Some good percentage of the land must be kept free from exploitation of its commodity resources and commercial exploitation of its recreation resources.” On Thursday evening, June 22, Friends of Allegheny Wilderness executive director Kirk Johnson provided a presentation to the Allegheny ...

70th Annual 4th of July Parade Lineup

70th Annual 4th of July Tentative Parade Lineup (nearly 180 units) Lead group John Gertch Post 77 Color Guard AMVETS BUS DAV Vans (2) Chapter 75 United Refining Company Sponsor Banner United Refining Company Float United Fire Truck United Comaro United Side By Side & Four ...

Sounds of summer

The 28th year of Warren County Summer Music School is wrapping up this week with a concert and an open house. The concert is a partnership with the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra. It will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the fountain at the Pennsylvania and Second avenue point in Warren. ...

‘Celebrating 70 years of Spirit & Tradition’

Other events: The celebration opens at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at the Music in the Park venue at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave. West and Hickory Street in downtown Warren. The feature band will be Two For Flinching. Sunday, July 2, events begin at 2 p.m. on Liberty St., also in downtown ...