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Coronavirus

‘Highly involved’

It’s no secret that the economy took a serious hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the most restrictive period back in March and April. But it wasn’t the only market affected. The drug trade in the county was impacted, as well. Chief County Detective Brian Zeybel ...

Senate OKs Rollback of restaurant restrictions

A Republican-backed bill to eliminate three of Gov. Tom Wolf’s restaurant restrictions has been sent to the House of Representatives for consideration. Sen. Pat Stefano, R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland, amended House Bill 2513 to set the minimum capacity for restaurants at 50%, with the ...

House approves restaurant capacity bill Wolf says he’ll veto

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House on Wednesday approved a bill to loosen pandemic restrictions on bars and restaurants, a proposal the governor has said he will veto. Lawmakers voted 145 to 56 in favor of the bill, which would end a requirement that customers buy food when they ...

CARES Act funding being distributed in the county

The first round of federal CARES Act money that came to the county is hitting the streets. The county was awarded just over $3.5 million in federal coronavirus relief, known as CARES Act funding. About $2.2 million will be awarded to business and non-profits in the community with the remainder ...

Judge declines to stay ruling on Pennsylvania crowd size

PITTSBURGH, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday declined to stay his own ruling that Gov. Tom Wolf's size limits on gatherings are unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV said the administration had failed to show "imminent and irreparable harm will occur" if the state ...

Pennsylvania launches new virus exposure notification app

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's new coronavirus exposure notification app became available in app stores Tuesday could soon be compatible with those of three neighboring states, including New York. The release is part of Pennsylvania's effort to more quickly break chains of ...

Civic Beautification Awards presented in joint Arbor Day celebration

The COVID-19 pandemic may have wiped out Arbor Day this year, but an event last week celebrated both the trees and civic beautification in the City of Warren. Held at the Midtown Lot near where the Arbor Day tree - a serviceberry - was planted earlier this year, the city’s Street Landscape ...

Secrecy envelopes will cause electoral chaos, official warns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's top elections official is warning of electoral chaos in the presidential battleground state if lawmakers there do not remove a provision in Pennsylvania law that, under a days-old court decision, requires counties to throw out mail-in ballots returned ...

Wolf vetoes school sports bill; override attempt planned

Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday vetoed a bill that would give school districts the sole ability to make decisions on sports, including whether and how many spectators to allow, and lawmakers in the GOP-controlled General Assembly said they would try to override it. The Wolf administration's limits on ...

Right In Step

“Dark days are gonna go away. They won’t have the final say.” The Youngsville High School Marching Eagles are performing in a season fit for the opening line of the Afters song that is part of their repertoire. The Eagles may not be on the field in front of their fans — and their ...

No COVID cases reported at area nursing homes

Nursing homes in Warren County are reporting COVID-free conditions. “The Rouse Home received all negative results from the fifth round of universal COVID-19 testing that was conducted on Sept. 10,” Marketing Director Kelsey Angove said. “The safety of our residents and our employees ...

Visitors Bureau ready to get back to promoting Warren County

“We need to get back to doing what our mission is and that is to promote Warren County a little more.” The Warren County Visitors Bureau has been in an interesting pickle — encourage people to come to Warren County because of low COVID-19 case counts or encourage them to stay away for ...

Pennsylvania court gives Democrats wins in mail-in vote case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's highest court on Thursday handed victories to the Democratic Party in an election-related lawsuit that sought favorable fixes to glitches and gray areas in the battleground state's fledgling mail-in voting law. The state Supreme Court, which has a 5-2 ...

School district outlines power outage policy

When the power is out, the food in the fridge is at risk, the pump might stop bringing water up from the well, and the heating and cooling system might not work. Oh, and the Option 3 students in the house might have to miss school. If a student who is attending Warren County School ...

Judge: Pennsylvania’s pandemic restrictions unconstitutional

Gov. Tom Wolf's pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered "non-life-sustaining" businesses to shut down are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, who was appointed by President ...

Pennsylvania: Mail ballots can’t be discarded over signature

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With concerns rising in Pennsylvania that tens of thousands of mail-in ballots will be discarded in the presidential election over technicalities, officials in the presidential battleground told counties they aren't allowed to reject a ballot solely because an election ...

Whirley-Drinkworks! recognized by Wolf administration for PPE production

A Warren County business has been recognized by the Wolf Administration for personal protective equipment development. A statement from the Department of Community and Economic Development credits Whirley-Drinkworks! for “specializing in design and manufacturing of plastic products that ...

Judge: Pennsylvania’s pandemic restrictions unconstitutional

Gov. Tom Wolf's pandemic restrictions that required people to stay at home, placed size limits on gatherings and ordered "non-life-sustaining" businesses to shut down are unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.S. District Judge William Stickman IV, who was appointed by President ...

Virus relief can do without politics

Partisan politics continues to delay enactment of a new coronavirus relief measure in Congress. Regardless of your political leanings, that is hurting millions of Americans. Even emergency action taken by the White House has been affected. After negotiators in Congress deadlocked over a new ...

C.O.R.E. hopes to bring suicide issues to light

The impacts of COVID-19 go beyond cough, fever, and difficulty breathing. Anxiety, depression, and suicides are up over the past several months. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and C.O.R.E. — Choosing Openness Regarding Experiences — is hoping to bring issues to ...