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Freshman lets her art do the talking for Mental Health Awareness Month

A Youngsville student is using her art to remind the community that “You are not alone.” Six students from Warren County School District were chosen to have their artwork displayed on a billboard for Mental Health Awareness Month in May through a contest by CORE (Choosing Openness ...

Kids In Need Fund provides meals, baskets for Easter

There was no shortage of need this Easter, but there was also plenty of help. The Kids In Need (KIN) Fund provided meals from Bob Evans to more than 180 people in the Warren County community and 85 Easter baskets from Ekey florists to brighten the holiday, according to Warren County School ...

A ‘moving’ birthday party

A traditional birthday party includes friends and family, gifts and cards. Grant Newton experienced a COVID-19 birthday party on Tuesday with family and friends, gifts and cards. He felt the love... only at a responsible social distance. Outside of his immediate family, all of the ...

Drive-in Easter service ‘a huge boost in hope’

There were a lot of vehicles parked at the Warren Mall on Easter Sunday. “I felt like we were in the Pixar Cars movie,” said Rick Rohlin, pastor of Praise! Fellowship Church in Russell. “We have wanted to do drive-in church since the restrictive orders came,” he said. “However, ...

Hey, kids, how about a free online art class?

Local artists are encouraging creativity during current downtimes. The father-daughter duo of Dan Nuhfer and Danielle Martin from D & D from Outland Studios on Facebook have been teaching painting classes in Warren and Chautauqua counties since 2019, but they are now hosting free, live ...

Community Foundation providing COVID support

The Community Foundation of Warren County has opened a Charitable Emergency Fund to provide support for needs in the community as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Executive Director John Lasher, the Foundation had already decided to prioritize its available funds for ...

Senior center information

In light of the recent events due to the COVID—19 Virus, Experience, Inc., our local Area Agency on Aging, is committed to helping our senior population in Warren and Forest Counties stay well and safe. We are calling our consumers to check in on them to ascertain what needs that they have. ...

Planning continues for 14th Annual Art in the Wilds

“The show must go on. Or, at least, the planning for it.” That’s the word from Marilyn Blackmore, Executive Director of Kane’s successful Art in the Wilds juried art show. “But, at the same time, we recognize the realities presented by the coronavirus pandemic and are working on ...

Social distancing… and distancing: Long line for drive-through fundraiser

People are willing to sacrifice and do the right thing in terms of social distancing. At the same time, they are willing to participate in a worthy cause. Garland Volunteer Fire Department held its annual Good Friday Fish Fry on Friday. “It’s one of our major events,” President Ron ...

All-County High School Art Show must go on

The show — the Warren County School District All-County High School Art Show, to be exact — must go on. Submissions for the art show are being accepted, despite the closure of the art show’s venue and the inability to bring people together. “We are excited to still be able to give ...

Ask the WGH medical team

The Times Observer asked the Warren General Hospital medical team to help us get information out to our readers through the COVID-19 FAQ-3. Twice a week, or more, we will pose our questions, and your questions, to the experts. If you would like the Times Observer to submit a question to the ...

Warren native’s article featured in American Heritage

An article written by Warren-native Timothy Gay on the stirring U.S. civilian response to the Nazi U-boat menace early in World War II, another “unseen enemy,” is featured in a special spring 2020 issue of American Heritage magazine called “America In Crisis.” Gay, a 1972 graduate of ...

Briefs…

Senior closings Experience, Inc. and all community senior centers in Warren and Forest counties will be closed April 10 for Good Friday. Military Share “Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, and adhering to social distancing guidelines, stay-at-home orders, and other recommendations from the CDC ...

Audubon: Volunteer possibilities for your stay at home

If a lot of “staying at home” is making you restless, Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) has four ideas for activities that would be good for you, good for Audubon, and good for nature: 1. Plant and Foster Milkweed Seeds Monarch butterflies lay their eggs on milkweed plants, the only ...

Her art tells a story

Hope Hefright is one of six students whose artwork will be displayed in efforts to raise awareness for Mental Health Month. Her artwork will go on display starting April 13 and will run until May 10 along Rt. 62 near Aldi’s. Hefright is a senior at Eisenhower High School, and has had a ...

Briefs…

Vets Council canceled The Warren County Veterans Council meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, has been canceled. The Salvation Army In an effort to protect clients and staff, starting Wednesday, April 8, The Salvation Army of Warren will be passing out food on Wednesdays only. You ...

Passing it on through the Brent McKown Learn-to-Fish Program

Brent McKown enjoyed fishing. He also enjoyed introducing people to fishing. And, though he passed away in 2001, he is still introducing people to fishing. In his memory, McKown’s sons, Daryl and Derek, set up and continue to oversee the Brent McKown Learn-to-Fish Program. “My dad ...

No wonder Hayden Myers wants to become a firefighter

Amanda Myers is thankful for so much. A couple years ago, Amanda posted a simple picture of her son and daughter on Facebook and remarked that just being able to take the photo made her the luckiest mom in the world. Her son, Hayden, had been diagnosed with a brain tumor, but has recovered ...