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Coronavirus

County lists first COVID death

A Warren County resident has reportedly died of COVID-19. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there have been five confirmed and two probable cases in the county, for a total of seven. There had been 719 negative tests as of noon Thursday. And the state now shows one death ...

Fourteenth Annual Art in the Wilds show goes virtual

This is a year for adaptation. Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the Art in the Wilds show goes on. This year, its virtual! The online art show — artinthewilds.org — runs through Sept. 7. Between the pandemic and social upheaval, there have been signs since February that this year would ...

Bill seeks to reinstate Turnpike workers

Pennsylvania legislators are trying to reverse Gov. Tom Wolf’s decision to lay off hundreds of Pennsylvania Turnpike workers. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission voted June 2 vote and affected some 500 workers, mostly fare collectors, many of whom had been led to believe the turnpike’s ...

Commissioners talk CARES Act fund disbursement

Warren County is going to receive $3.5 million in federal CARES Act COVID-19 relief funding. With an end of 2020 deadline to spend the money, Monday’s work session focused on how those funds are going to be distributed. Commissioner Ben Kafferlin cautioned that these funds are “strictly ...

Bills approved to assist fairs and foods

The Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee has approved five bills, including two that address fairs and food establishments impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak, according to Committee Chairman Senator Elder Vogel. House Bill 441, introduced by Representative Curtis Sonney, amends the ...

COVID-19 forces cancellation of Gerry rodeo

GERRY, N.Y. – The Gerry Fire Department has voted to postpone their 76th annual Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association rodeo until Aug. 4 to 7 of next summer due to circumstances beyond their control caused by the coronavirus. Rodeo chairman Tom Atwell calls this the “toughest decision ...

ANF offices process permits at a distance

While the Allegheny National Forest offices remain closed to the public, forest officials are working on a phased transition back to in-person public services at forest offices. In the interim, virtual customer service options remain open to the public, including permits. The following ...

Taking Appointments

Albert Einstein didn’t take pandemics into account when he uttered a quote about libraries. “The only thing that you absolutely have to know, is the location of the library,” he said. During the COVID-19 pandemic, a person could walk up to Warren Public Library at any time, but not ...

Commissioners set stage for relief funding

The Warren County Commissioners are gearing up to receive just over $3.5 million in federal COVID-19 CARES Act relief funding. While next Monday’s work session will focus on prioritization of projects and expenses that the funds can address, the commissioners on Wednesday approved a ...

Supreme Court seeks response from Gov. Wolf

It’ll be another month before it is learned whether the U.S. Supreme Court will take the case — brought by, among others, two Warren County businesses who challenged Gov. Tom Wolf’s COVID-19 response business closure order. The case was set to go to conference — where the justices ...

‘Extremely Pleased’

This unique time calls for unique solutions to the challenges that the pandemic has brought with it. The Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry’s unique solution? Operation Restaurant Rescue. Here’s how it worked: Anyone who went to a locally-owned restaurant that was typically ...

Jury trials on hold as part of pandemic response

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court withdrew its judicial emergency declaration due to the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of June. But it will still be a while before court operations in Warren County return to normal. President Judge Maureen Skerda signed an order earlier this month that ...

Groups weigh in on fall school openings

The apparent consensus is "open schools." Warren County School District has held several focus groups to receive input from stakeholders about what they think school should look like in the fall. The final decisions are up to the school board, but the majority of stakeholders that are talking ...

Stage Is Set

The time has come to re-open the cultural hub of Warren. Struthers Library Theatre hosted Music in the Park on Friday, and will show The Sandlot to limited crowds at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. The theater has been shut down since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The rules are clear ...

In The Fast Lane

Beginning in April, around the time the coronavirus pandemic took grip of the country, bicycle sales began to jump at the Warren Cycle Shop. “It really started in April when this all hit and people were looking to get out because the gyms were closed,” said Andy Georgakis, Warren Cycle ...

TCCS approves reopening for staff, students in the fall

Tidioute Community Charter School is an early adopter in the state’s Return to School Plan process. On Wednesday, the board of trustees approved a plan for the fall that includes a full reopening for all students and staff. “We think it’s best for educational purposes that we bring ...

Efforts underway to raise funds for fireworks

COVID-19 washed out the fireworks at this year’s Fourth of July celebration. But a group of determined citizens are trying to raise the funds in time to bring them back. “This story is about ‘We the People’ coming together during a pandemic,” Beth Hoffman, one of the organizers, ...

Police: 5-year-old killed in lawnmower accident

CONEWANGO — A 5-year-old child was killed in a lawnmower accident Wednesday in Cattaraugus County, the New York State Police reported. Troopers based in Jamestown responded to Route 241 in the town of Conewango around 8:30 p.m. for a unresponsive child under a mower. “Further ...

Jobless rate slides back from pandemic peak in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment began sliding down from its pandemic peak in May, even clocking in at below the national rate as payrolls grew by almost 200,000, the state said Friday. Pennsylvania's unemployment rate was 13.1% in May, down 3 percentage points from ...

Wanted man taken into custody in Warren County

A man wanted by Pennsylvania State Police that sparked a daylong search was taken into custody Thursday morning in Warren County. The suspect, Cody Potthoff, was apprehended at an undisclosed location. In a message posted to Twitter, local troopers thanked the community for its support. ...