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Community

Student interns

From left, Emily Everett, a Slippery Rock communication major and Emma Cussins, a Clarion University special education major, participated in internships through Northwest PA Job Connect at Forest Area School District this summer. Cussins interned in the Special Education Department while ...

Officials announce leadership graduates

The County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania Center for Excellence in County Leadership recently graduated eight leaders from 2¢-day training program. The 2020 graduates include Lori Vargo Heffner, Northampton County council member; Benjamin Kafferlin, Warren County commissioner; ...

Virtual race deadline Sat.

Some races are sprints. Some are marathons. The 18th annual Nyla Luvison Memorial 5k is not a particularly long race, but it is taking a while. Some finishers crossed the line weeks ago. Others may still be running on Saturday, Aug. 1. The event is being held virtually this year. Entrants ...

Outdoor club to ride Thursday

On Thursday, members of the Allegheny Outdoor Club will ride bicycles from Youngsville to Garland. The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Tops in Youngsville. On Sunday, Aug. 9, the group will ride at Allegheny State Park, meeting at the Red House parking lot before the gate at 2 p.m. Dennis ...

Photography class to begin Aug. 4

Warren County 4-H is offering a short-term virtual photography club starting Aug. 4 through Zoom. The program is open to youth ages 8-18 as of Jan. 1. The virtual club will review important details about 4-H programming, the history of photography, lighting (artificial versus natural), the use ...

Korchack receives Warren DAR scholarship

Tessa Korchak of East Forest High School was the first-place winner of a scholarship from the General Joseph Warren Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Runner-up was Naomi Hahn of Warren Area High School. The DAR Chapter in coordination with the Warren Suffragette Centennial ...

Fundraisers Galore

SAL’S CHICKEN FUNDRAISER Today from noon to 3 p.m. or until gone, the Sons of the American Legion in Youngsville will be having a chicken barbecue fundraiser. The barbecue is open to the public and cost is a $10 donation, which includes chicken, roll, baked beans, and slaw. Call ...

Day care safety bill signed by Gov. Wolf

State-regulated day care centers in Pennsylvania will be required to have a smoke detector on each floor and in the basement, among other safety measures, according to legislation passed unanimously this week in the Pennsylvania state Legislature. Senate Bill 934, which was introduced last ...

West Nile case identified in Potter County

COVID-19 isn’t the only public health concern in Pennsylvania. The Department of Health and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced the state’s first probable case of West Nile Virus of the year. The infected person is a resident of Potter County. Samples will be sent ...

‘Immune memory checkpoint” could improve immunotherapy

Blocking a newly identified “immune memory checkpoint” in immune cells could improve immunotherapy and help prevent cancers from recurring, according to new findings in mice and human samples by researchers at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and the University of Pittsburgh School of ...

VBS sets 3-day virtual event

The Warren Community Vacation Bible School is taking a new direction this year. In response to COVID-19, the VBS will be a three-day virtual event through Zoom with the theme “Trusting God.” A coalition of Warren community churches, led by First Presbyterian, First United Methodist, First ...

Frog and Toad showing tonight at Struthers Library Theatre

Frog and Toad stay one step ahead of Wolf. The showing of A Year with Frog and Toad by the Warren Players scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, will be put on at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, July 15, at Struthers Library Theatre. According to Executive Director Wendy McCain, ...

First-ever Pride Day held in Warren

An estimated 70 people, including about three dozen area teens, attended the first-ever Warren Pride Day on June 26 in General Joseph Warren Park in downtown Warren. Rainbow flags and banners flew high as community members, including parents & children, clergy, college students, and ...

Hill and Dale Garden meeting held

LOTTSVILLE — The Hill and Dale Garden meeting was held recently at the Lottsville United Methodist Church. President Peg Stino welcomed everyone. This was the first meeting of the year as everything was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The group is still observing precautions ...

Morrison motorcycle run Saturday

The 9th Annual Sarah J. Morrison Memorial Motorcycle Run will be held Saturday, July 11th with registration starting at 10 a.m. at Warren American Legion Post #135. All proceeds support the Warren Cancer Center and the fight against Colon Cancer. All vehicles welcome. Call 730-9594 for ...

Editor’s corner: With COVID-19, theater openings in slow motion

For movie-goers south of the New York state border, the shows are starting to go on. As part of the reopening of Pennsylvania, lawmakers have given the green light for theaters to open with no more than 250 people in attendance. For Wendy McCain, executive director of the Struthers Library ...

Unwelcome guests sure to make a mess

Recently, we have had to evict the talented actors who staged the “ floorshows” that we have enjoyed while seated next to the evening campfires that we occasionally light next to our cabin on the Allegheny River south of Warren. The spotlights we put on these entertainers were the beams ...

Jamestown cultural organizations prepared to reopen to the public

Since closing their doors in mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Jamestown cultural centers have been eagerly anticipating their reopening to the public. The Robert H. Jackson Center, Roger Tory Peterson Institute (RTPI), Fenton History Center, and Audubon Community Nature Center all ...

Updated guidance for nursing homes has been issued

The Pennsylvania departments of Health and Human Services have issued updated guidance for nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living residences and private intermediate care facilities. In order to cautiously lift restrictions in long-term care facilities, the departments will now ...