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Author will give reading as part of Chautauqua’s 2020 Online Assembly

CHAUTAUQUA — Petina Gappah’s Out of Darkness, Shining Light (Scribner) as the 2020 winner of The Chautauqua Prize. As author of the winning book, Gappah receives $7,500, and will be presented with the prize — and give a public reading — during a celebratory event at a date to be ...

Haglund named permanent president, CEO of Heritage Ministries

The Heritage Ministries Board of Directors announced that the board has confirmed Lisa Haglund as the permanent president and CEO for Heritage and its affiliates. Haglund previously served Heritage as the vice president of marketing, sales, and development across all communities in four ...

Recent graduates honored by Warren Manor

Photo submitted to Times Observer High school graduates are being honored in new and different ways this year. On Wednesday, Warren Manor set aside time to honor five employees that are recent Warren County graduates. From left Maggie Kratz, Taylor Manross, Meghan Peterson, ShayLynn Nudd, and ...

2020 United Arts Appeal Grant Recipients Announced

Four local organizations and four local artists have received word that their applications to the Projects Pool Grants Program of the United Arts Appeal of Chautauqua County (UAA) received a favorable response. The 2020 Projects Pool Grants Program awardees and their projects ...

Jack Shaw accepts appointment to U.S. Naval Academy

Jack “JD” Barnes Shaw of Russell has accepted a fully-qualified appointment to the U.S. Naval Academy. Jack is the son of James and Ruth Shaw and a senior at Agora Cyber Charter School. During his time in school, Jack was very involved with Boy Scouts, Civil Air Patrol and fencing. Over ...

Board adjudicates ballots from primary election

The Warren County Board of Elections started adjudicating votes Friday from Tuesday’s Primary Election. The overwhelming majority of votes cast by 7,711 county voters were electronically tabulated from the paper ballots turned in by voters. The board’s job was to deal with the ...

Woman charged with assault in biting incident

A Warren woman has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly biting police at Warren General Hospital. Michelle L. Minnis, 43, of Warren, is charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Minnis was being admitted ...

Chautauqua County’s Overland Trails are open

Chautauqua County’s Overland Trails are open. The Overland Trails, composed of the Earl Cardot Eastside Overland Trail and the Fred J. Cusimano Westside Overland Trail, are the County’s largest hiking trail system. Spanning more than 40 miles in total, the trails include forests, hills ...

Blood supply below adequate levels, donations requested

The Community Blood Bank is reporting most blood types are at a less than a one-day supply available to the patients in need in the local hospitals. Blood bank officials said 35% of the organizations that hold blood drives are not operating onsite or have limited operations, resulting in the ...

Remember Audubon during Give Big CHQ

The Audubon Community Nature Center is asking for support during Give Big CHQ’s June 1 to June 11 fund drive coordinated by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation. Normally this time of year thousands of school children would be visiting Audubon, experiencing discovery walks led by ...

Youngsville Life

Jim Miller was treated to a surprise, two-hour, “90th birthday parade” on Marsh Avenue, Youngsville, last Tuesday. Many former students, friends, fellow Masons and Shriner clowns, fire trucks, a chicken, a violin player, and even Jim’s old school bus, Y-10, was involved in the ...

Local veterans lost in the last year

The following were among the Warren County veterans who passed away since Memorial Day 2019, but were not included in the formal Memorial Day 2020 list: ¯ Frank Hodas, World War II, March 24, 2020; ¯ George L. Wilbur, Vietnam, U.S. Army, Spec. 5, August 1, 2019; ¯ Michael Anthony, ...

Golden anniversary set for couple

Todd and Patty Briggs will celebrate a 50-year wedding anniversary on Saturday. The couple was married June 6, 1970, at the Saron Lutheran Church in Youngsville Pa. The couple met while attending Youngsville High School. They were high school sweethearts — then and now. They have three ...

Mrs. Ryan’s classes participate in Kids Heart Challenge

Mrs. Ryan’s physical education classes at Sheffield Area Elementary School participated in the Kids Heart Challenge to raise money for those with cardiovascular problems. Their total donation to the American Heart Association was $1,348.. Pictured are kindergartner Annaliese Antonuccio and ...

ANF to treat Laurel Mill Trail Area

MARIENVILLE — The Allegheny National Forest will be treating glossy and common buckthorn in the Laurel Mill Trail Area to improve forest health. The treatment project will begin in late May and continue through mid-November in order to reduce the density of the infestations. This is the ...

Library to remain closed during reopening; pickups available

Warren Public Library is not going green. “The library will not reopen to the public on Friday,” Director Kelli Knapp said. But, pick-up will be available, by appointment only, starting Monday. “Warren Public Library is pleased to offer contactless pickup,” Knapp said. “Patrons ...

Youngsville man pleads guilty in animal cruelty case

A Youngsville man charged with attacking and severely injuring a small dog has pleaded guilty to all charges. Brandon M. Kramrich, 38, entered the plea Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond, to charges of aggravated cruelty to animals; unauthorized use of a automobile; cruelty to animals; ...

Seamens receives Gold B Award

Photo submitted to Times Observer Beaty-Warren Middle School eighth-grader Katie Seamens (center) receives a Gold B Award from assistant principal Shelly Wagner (left) and Principal Shannon Yeager.