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Jobless assistance to begin on Sept. 14

Unemployment compensation claimants who apply and qualify for the federal Lost Wages Assistance program will begin receiving the extra $300 weekly benefit as early as Sept. 14. Under federal guidelines for the LWA program, only individuals who are fully or partially unemployed due to COVID-19 ...

Enchanted Forest set for Oct. 9-10

Reservations can now be made for Enchanted Forest, Audubon Community Nature Center’s non-scary Halloween event. With fewer openings this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, it is expected to sell out even earlier than usual. On Friday and Saturday evenings, Oct. 9 and 10, animals have ...

T-shirt fundraiser held through Oct. 31

Tractor Supply Company is holding its sixth annual FFA T-shirt fundraiser in stores nationwide and online. Through Oct. 31, Tractor Supply customers can purchase a limited-edition T-shirt, designed around FFA’s commitment to supporting the future of agriculture. Campaign proceeds will be ...

Barbecue to support Step Up For Autism

CELORON, N.Y. — A chicken barbecue has been scheduled to support the 11th annual Step Up for Autism event. The drive-thru barbecue is set for Friday, Oct. 2, in the rear parking lot of The Resource Center’s administrative offices at 200 Dunham Ave., Celoron. People can select one of ...

WCSD to host focus groups on school reopening

The Warren County School District is providing ongoing updates to its families. The series of focus groups dedicated to the reopening of schools will continue into the school year. “Each attendance area is going to continue focus groups for a little while to get feedback regarding how ...

Residents warned about Robocalls

HARRISBURG — Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and Attorney General Josh Shapiro say voting by mail-in ballot is safe and secure and that information about voters will not be shared, despite false claims made in recent robocalls. Pennsylvania agencies and law enforcement have received ...

Price Loss Coverage deadline is Sept. 30

The U.S. Agriculture Department’s Farm Service Agency is reminding farm owners that they have a one-time opportunity to update Price Loss Coverage program yields for covered commodities on the farm. The deadline is Sept. 30 to update yields, which are used to calculate the PLC payments for ...

Widows are most welcome at Schorman Center

The simple definition of a widow(er) is a person who has lost their spouse to death. However, the reality of widowhood is anything but simple, especially in the early stages. Widows come in all sizes, shapes, colors, religions, and general lifestyles, with one huge thing in ...

Book sale, band fundraiser on tap this week in Youngsville

FREE LABOR DAY WEEKEND PROGRAMS AT CHAPMAN STATE PARK The following programs are free and open to the public. Chapman State park is located at 4790 Chapman Dam Road, Clarendon, PA 16313. For more information visit Chapman State Park on Facebook or contact Jen Moore at 814-723-0259 or ...

Celebrating Founders’ Day

BRADFORD – Last fall, a Bradford business owner found an historic painting that connects the rich histories of Bradford and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, which now is at the center of a large-scale restoration project involving faculty, students, and professional restorers. The ...

Officials asking residents to act responsibly during holiday weekend

There were nine new cases of COVID-19 reported in Warren County this week — two of them on Friday. That is fully one-quarter of all of the 36 cases in the county since the Department of Health starting tracking them in March. The county is still below 100 cases per 100,000 population at ...

FDA eases some blood donation rules; emergency drive set

COVID-19 is straining blood supplies, but some changes to the rules about blood donations may free up donors who were previously ineligible. The Community Blood Bank announced changes made by the FDA regarding blood donation guidelines and scheduled an emergency drive for 3 to 7 p.m. ...

Cooking In Recovery classes resume

About three years ago, Sean Jones began offering his Cooking in Recovery class as a volunteer at the Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County. Now an MHA certified peer specialist, Jones is resuming weekly in-person classes on Friday, Sept. 11, from noon to 1 p.m. Anyone is welcome to ...

Jackson Center sets Fixed Star Gala

The Robert H. Jackson Center will host its Fixed Star Gala on Thursday, Sept. 10, at 6:45 p.m. In view of the COVID-19 pandemic safety restrictions, the Jackson Center is hosting its major fundraising event virtually in 2020. Registration for the event is free. “The Fixed Star Virtual ...

September is FASD awareness month

The addictions prevention team at Beacon Light Behavioral Health System is highlighting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders awareness month in September to increase community education about the risks associated with drinking alcohol while pregnant. Based upon the number of births in ...

Pitt-Bradford acquires new property

BRADFORD — The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford has purchased the former St. Bernard Elementary School property from developer Goldenwest Group LLC. and is developing both short- and long-term plans for the parcel. The university acquired the former Saint Bernard’s school property to ...

State sets up Safe Return Initiative for parolees

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the Pennsylvania Parole Board have created an opportunity for state parolees with state parole warrants to participate in a statewide Safe Return initiative. Safe Return will be offered from Aug. 24 to Sept. 4. Eligible parolees ...

Audubon Little Explorers to learn about bones

“Bone Deep” is the topic for Little Explorers at Audubon Community Nature Center on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. A vertebrate is any animal with a backbone, and there are vertebrates of all shapes and sizes found around Audubon. Adults and the three to eight-year-old ...

Four generations of Wiler get together

A local family recently celebrated its fourth generation by gathering for a multi-generational photo. The newest addition to the family is Ellie Sapphire Wiler, who is held by her great-grandmother Cheryl Wiler. On the left is grandfather Floyd Wiler and on the right, Ellie’s father, Chad Wiler.

Audubon recognizes volunteers at September picnic

Audubon Community Nature Center staff are looking forward to recognizing the many volunteers who help make Audubon a unique part of the community. At a volunteer recognition picnic luncheon on Saturday, Sept. 12, from 1 to 3 p.m., Audubon will celebrate those who reached significant ...