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Fair boards shouldn’t be kept from money from the state’s Fair Fund

Fair boards that canceled their 2020 events shouldn’t be kept from money they would typically receive from the state’s Fair Fund. State Sen. Michele Brooks, R-Erie/Crawford/Mercer/Warren, has introduced legislation in April to establish the COVID-19 Emergency Agricultural Fair Grant ...

Aid available for farmers impacted by COVID

Farmers who have experienced losses due to COVID-19 are in line for some help. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has direct assistance available for qualifying farmers and ranchers who have been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The department has announced some changes to ...

Dairy Princess visits YMCA

Madison Sleeman, Warren County Dairy Princess, recently visited the YMCA daycare/camp. Madison went to each class and read a book about milk to the children and then did a small project with them. Madison spoke about the good products dairy has to offer and how having three servings of dairy ...

Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania present 24 new badges

The Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania and Girl Scouts of the USA have 24 new badges. The new badge areas are designed to help girls practice leadership in automotive engineering, STEM career exploration, entrepreneurship, and civics. The new Girl Scout badges include: ¯ ...

Mixing cleaners at home can be dangerous, harmful

The COVID-19 pandemic has made everyone aware of the importance of keeping common surfaces clean. The shortage of some commercial cleaning products has caused some people to try to make their own from whatever they have around the house, and that’s not a good idea. “In medicine we have ...

Pleasant Township sets cleanup day Aug. 22

Pleasant Township will have cleanup day on Saturday, Aug. 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Township municipal building at 8 Chari Lane. The fees will be $10 per car, $15 per pick-up truck, and anything bigger than a pick-up truck will be $25. Driver’s licenses will be check ...

Additional Parent Focus Group virtual meetings announced

Amy Stewart, Warren County School District superintendent, has announced an additional series of Parent Focus Group virtual meetings for each attendance area. The meetings will be similar to the first set of parent focus groups. The schedule includes: ¯ Central Attendance Area: Monday, ...

Area drives scheduled to boost blood supply

There is no substitute for blood. The Community Blood Bank is facing critically low blood supply and is urging residents to donate at one of the upcoming blood drives in Warren County. About 35 percent of organizations that host Community Blood Bank drives have been forced to cancel due to ...

Tricked-Out Trikes

The Rouse Children’s Center recently held its its annual Trike-a-thon event. Prior to the culminating event, Rouse children participate in bike safety programs, learn about caring for others, and raise money for St. Jude’s Children Hospital. This year they raised $891.10. The day of the ...

Get your free benefits checkup

All Warren/Forest Senior Centers are now open with limitations to help keep our seniors safe. However, due to the ongoing health and safety concerns presented by COVID-19, we have determined that it is necessary to implement a temporary use policy and waiver of liability. The purpose of the ...

PennDOT extends driver’s license expiration dates

HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has extended the expiration dates for driver licenses, identification cards and learner’s permits for Pennsylvania residents in response to statewide COVID-19 mitigation efforts. Effective July 23, expiration dates for driver ...

Garden Club holds meeting

LOTTSVILLE — The Garden Club meeting was held recently at the Lottsville United Methodist Church. The meeting was originally scheduled for Lander. Peg Stino, president, welcomed those attending to the group’s second, a “Christmas in July” meeting. She thanked the hostesses and the ...

Audubon bird series goes virtual

Two area naturalists have prepared birding programs for beginning and intermediate birders through the Audubon Community Nature Center. More people are bird watching than ever before. In addition to wild spaces, birds are all around houses and towns, and observing them can be a great way to ...

Little Explorers to learn about soil

Parents and the three to eight-year-old child(ren) in their life can learn about the ground under their feet on Saturday, Aug. 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Audubon Community Nature Center. What is dirt made of, anyway? How did that rock get so smooth? During the outdoor lesson on “Soil, ...

Secretary issues warning about seeds

Russell Redding, Pennsylvania agriculture secretary, is warning consumers to properly discard and report unordered and mislabeled seeds shipped from overseas. Consumers nationwide have received seeds in packages labeled as jewelry. These seeds may contain plant diseases, weeds or invasive ...

Lawmakers introduce LOCAL

U.S. Reps. Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson, R-Bellefonte, and Madeline Dean, R-Glenside, have introduced the bipartisan Leveraging Options for Counties and Localities Act, or LOCAL Act. The CARES Act appropriated $150 billion in Coronavirus relief funds to states and localities. To date, many states ...

Levine says nursing homes finish testing

All 693 nursing homes in Pennsylvania have completed testing all residents and staff for COVID-19 at least once, in accordance with Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine’s universal testing order issued June 8. “This was an essential step to ensure that we further protect residents and ...

First responder bill Is signed

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf signed several bills into law recently, including HB 1459, which establishes a mental wellness and stress management program for emergency responders who experience post-traumatic stress injuries or traumatic brain injuries on the job. The legislature passed the ...

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 ...