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Riverfront hotel proposal years in the making

It’s been three years since the current iteration of a proposed hotel in downtown Warren was born. And while a site plan has only been revealed publicly for the first time today, it’s clear much work has gone into the proposal behind the scenes. Underpinning the entire project is the ...

Coronavirus Expansion Act Introduced

WASHINGTON — U.S. Representatives Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Bellefonte, and Madeleine Dean, D-Glenside, have introduced the Coronavirus Relief Fund Expansion Act, which will extend the deadline to spend COVID-19 relief funds by one year to Dec. 31, 2021. The bill will also allow ...

Little Explorers to learn about bears

Bears are one of the biggest mammals around, so where do they go during the winter? Adults and the three to eight-year-old child(ren) in their life can learn about bears at Audubon Community Nature Center’s Little Explorers, Saturday, Jan. 9, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. The black bear is the ...

Conservation District accepting applications for scholarships

The Warren County Conservation District is accepting applications for two conservation-related scholarships. Warren County high school seniors and college students in environmental fields may apply for the Ralph G. Eckert Scholarship awarded by the conservation district. “The ...

State updates COVID vaccine distribution plan

There is a plan for the distribution of COVID-19 vaccine in Pennsylvania, but no dates have been attached yet. On Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine announced an update to the state’s distribution plan. “This update aligns our plan with the latest ...

Warren, Forest Senior Centers serving to-go meals only

The recent rise of COVID cases in both Warren and Forest counties has initiated cancelling programming in every center. All centers will be providing hot meals to-go only. Due to the increase of COVID in both Warren and Forest Counties, senior centers will continue to provide to-go meals ...

Stargaze, enjoy the night sky

Take a look around. If asked you to point North, could you? Would you need to take out your phone and look it up, or could you use the context clues in the sky to figure it out? People have been trying to pinpoint where they are on this planet and figure out where they are going for ...

Pitt-Bradford Receives $3M Building Grant

BRADFORD — The $3 million grant from the Redevelopment Assistance and Capital Program brings the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford one step closer to building its new engineering and computer information technology building. On Wednesday, Rep. Marty Causer, R-Turtlepoint, announced that ...

YMCA Gymnastics team is collecting gently-used shoes

If the shoe fits... and you’re not going to use it, donate it. Warren YMCA Gymnastics is empowering entrepreneurs in Third World countries. The team is collecting gently used shoes that will be sold and the proceeds will benefit struggling families. “All donated shoes will be ...

Retired sheriff recognized

Photo submitted to Times Observer The Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 83 recognized retired Warren County Sheriff Ken Klakamp during the January FOP meeting in Youngsville with a plaque in honor of his over 40 years of service. “Ken has worked with every agency and always been willing ...

Bird observers treated to special sights

Temporary rules eliminating car pooling and demanding social distancing did little to deter the 78th Warren Christmas Bird Count. Right at average, four dozen birders were in the field making a valuable contribution to the 121st Audubon Christmas Bird Count, one of the longest and most ...

Lady Dragons give back to community

Some of the senior members of the Warren Lady Dragons soccer team wanted to do a community service with their team members. The team in the past has gone to visit with the elderly at the nursing home facilities. This year, because of COVID restrictions, they were unable to so. Instead they ...

Go to Sweden virtually with Audubon Friday

Three and a half years ago, naturalist and Jamestown native Mark Baldwin moved to the shores of Malaren, Sweden’s third-largest freshwater lake, near Stockholm, Sweden. He has been exploring the forests and fields of the area ever since. On Friday, Jan. 8, from 11 a.m. to noon, Baldwin ...

Holiday shopping

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

NFL, Red Cross to offer Super Bowl tickets

The American Red Cross and the National Football League are teaming up offering those who donate blood or platelets in January a chance to win two tickets to the 2022 Super Bowl in Los Angeles. In addition, those who donate through Jan. 20 will also be automatically entered to win the Big ...

Trail association finishes off 2020

The Allegany National Forest Chapter of the North Country Trail Association completed its last group trail work day of 2020 recently. Even with COVID-19 restrictions in place this year, the volunteerism of trail adopters, trail walkers and work day attendees allowed 97 miles of trail to be ...

Senior centers serve to-go meals

The recent rise of COVID cases in both Warren and Forest counties has initiated cancelling programming in every center. All centers will be providing hot meals to-go only. County COVID percentages will be reassessed in January 2021. Masks and social distancing is required. Please remember ...

Santa receives some help

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry But do you recall, the most famous sleigh-pulling farm equipment of all? Santa’s sleigh is hitched to some unusual reindeer on the south side of Jackson Run Road a little more than three miles west of Route 62.

Cheerleaders deliver holiday message to seniors

Cheerleaders at Beaty-Warren Middle School delivered some cheer to area senior living facilities. It started when a friend of the team’s coach, Diane Johnson, told her she wouldn’t be able to bring her mother home for Christmas due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “This made me sad ...