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Serving Co. F

Theodore Chase kept a detailed diary of his time serving in the U.S. Army as part of the 151st Pennsylvania Infantry. We pick up from last week’s story in April 1863. Rumbles about a movement of the Army rippled through camp the next week but the rumor didn’t come to pass for the ...

‘A Fresh Start’ for Christian Women

“A Fresh Start for the New Year” was the theme of the January 9 Christian Women’s Club noon luncheon held at the Allegheny Community Center. Birdie Crandall, chair, opened the meeting showing a blessing bag which is a small plastic decorated bag containing personal items collected for ...

Warren Lions Club turkey dinner and recent activities

The Warren Lions are busy wrapping up preparations for their annual Turkey Dinner; this year marking its 28th anniversary. This event, one of the Lions Club’s most successful fundraisers, will take place at St. Joseph’s Recreation Center on Thursday, Jan. 25, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. A ...

The power of a letter to bring the past to life

It’s easy to think that people who lives 200 years ago – and who were involved in nation-altering events – were somehow different from you and me. But the fact that we are is what makes studying history so fascinating to me. In the wake of the Civil War, scholarship largely focused on ...

County senior center schedule

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday: 01/22: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday: 01/24: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Thursday: 01/25: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Endeavor Township Building 463-7774: Tuesday: 01/23: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 ...

Man changes outlook while working in Haiti

Ted Carrington has changed. The Warren County native, who’s been doing humanitarian work in Haiti since 2013, said that his experience there has changed not only his personal life but his worldview. “I was racist,” Carrington said candidly, early in our interview. “I don’t know ...

Children of inmates get special Christmas

Christmas is a time to spend with family. And when family can’t be there, the holiday season can be a struggle. But 71 children from 37 families with parents currently incarcerated in the Warren County Jail had a slightly brighter Christmas as a result of the Warren County Prison Ministry ...

Firefly program to continue at YMCA

Firefly at the YMCA will sail forward. The inclusive program, which serves county residents with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is free for everyone who wants to be active to use YMCA facilities to do so, said Marketing and Grant Coordinator Kim Slocum. Thanks to a $35,000 grant ...

Support in schools

Aggression Replacement Training (ART) will now be offered in the school setting. The program, an offering of Family Services of Warren County, will be offered at the Warren Area High School/Warren County Career Center in collaboration with Beacon Light Behavioral Health, Forest-Warren Human ...

Boredom & Illness

Someone once said that war is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror. For Theodore Chase, it was all boredom. Chase enlisted in what would become the 151st Pennsylvania for nine months service in 1862 during the American Civil War. He entered the regiment as a ...

County CYS scores in high end of sampling

Children and Youth Services in Warren County is doing well. According to the results of the three-year quality service review, conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Office of Children, Youth, and Families, Warren County’s CYS is falling in the high end of most of the ...

Drug, alcohol services will be provided for Forest County schools

Transportation is a barrier to service in all rural communities. That’s why, starting the week of Jan. 15, Family Services of Warren County, Forest-Warren Human Services, and the Forest Area School District will be working together to provide drug and alcohol services in both East and West ...

‘Big’ winner at PA Farm Show

Two Warren County youth participated in the 2018 Pennsylvania Farm Show this month. Caleb Ace, son of Todd and Jodie Ace of Sheffield, showed his purebred Hampshire Barrow, “Big,” placing 7th in his class. Isaac Smith, son of Brian and Stephanie Smith of Youngsville, showed his purebred ...

County senior center schedule

Marienville MACA Building 927-6607: Monday: 01/15: Center closed for MLK Day Wednesday: 01/17: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Thursday: 01/18: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 a.m. Endeavor Township Building 463-7774: Tuesday: 01/16: cards, games, lunch at 11:45 ...

Northwest Commissioners Association meets in Warren

The Northwest County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (NWCCA) met recently at the Conewango Club in Warren for its first quarterly meeting of 2018. Attendees discussed a variety of issues related to county, state, and federal government. It’s been a number of years since the ...

Community Blood Bank announces emergency drive Monday in Warren

Bomb cyclone, polar vortex, and busy lives have made it hard for people to donate blood. Community Blood Bank is holding an emergency blood drive from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Warren General Hospital, to combat a critical shortage. “Inventory of blood and blood products ...

Band Festival Saturday

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry From the double bass to the contrabass clarinet, the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association District 2 Band Festival at Warren Area High School will feature more than 150 of the region’s finest student musicians playing a full complement of instruments. ...

‘Times are changing’

Most of a century ago, women would gather at the Pittsfield Community Center and write to the men in their lives who were serving overseas in World War II. Over the years, it has hosted many meetings, from local Scouts to exercise, Weight Watchers, and scrapbooking. Now, the members of the ...

Leader of the Pack

The Grumpy Bear no longer occupies the spot at the top of the Chief Cornplanter Council. For 14 years, Ernie Crawford was the local Boy Scouts of America district executive. Crawford was not always involved in the Boy Scouts. “I was a Scout when I was growing up, but I got away from the ...

New photo gallery coming to Warren Library

Go around the world in 80 photographs. The new exhibition at the Warren Public Library, featuring the photography of Peter, Monika, Krisztina, and Nora Garami, is an opportunity to see local, cultural, historical, and architectural subjects from around the world. Photos demonstrating Mayan ...