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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 ...

Panel begins spending CARES Act federal aid

Warren County received over $3.5 million in federal COVID-19 stimulus CARES Act funding. This week, they started spending it. A total of $98,846 in technology purchases were approved by the commissioners. That includes new laptops and Surface Pros for several county departments as well as ...

Dragons forced to readjust schedule, open season Monday, Sept. 21

Warren now has a Monday night football game on its schedule. The Dragons were forced to readjust their schedule after recently being shut down for 14 days due to a positive COVID-19 test in the district. While officials did not confirm that the positive test was from a member of the ...

In New York, football, volleyball moved to condensed spring season

LATHAM — High school football and volleyball will not be played this fall in Western New York after all. The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that high-risk fall sports are being moved to a condensed spring season in between the traditional winter ...

CDBG projects are outlined

Infrastructure projects will be the focus of Warren County’s 2019 federal Community Development Block Grant funding. A public hearing was held on Wednesday to outline the projects to be addressed with the county’s $245,852 allocation for the 2020 federal fiscal year. Grants ...

Restaurant capacity to expand

Indoor restaurant capacity in Pennsylvania will be expanded to 50 percent starting Sept. 21. According to a Wednesday statement from Gov. Tom Wolf, restaurants will “commit to strictly complying to all public health and safety guidelines and orders through a self-certification process” as ...

First CARES Act disbursements set for Wed.

The Warren County Commissioners plan to make its first CARES Act distributions on Wednesday. The county received roughly $3.5 million in federal COVID-19 aid and have decided to keep between $1 million and $1.5 million for county-related COVID-19 expenses with the rest — roughly $2 ...

3 more positive for COVID-19; county tops 100 cases per 100,000

There were three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 announced in Warren County on Wednesday. Added to the one announced over the Labor Day weekend, that brings the county's total to 40 – 31 confirmed cases and nine probable. Three new cases in a day is the most for the county so far and has ...

Wolf relaxes restrictions on indoor dining in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania restaurants will be allowed to seat more patrons inside after Gov. Tom Wolf announced Tuesday he is relaxing restrictions on indoor dining, providing some relief to an industry that's been hit hard by the coronavirus crisis. Restaurants may increase indoor occupancy from 25% to ...

Today’s Specials

Republicans and Democrats have a huge menu of ideas to help restaurants survive the COVID-19 pandemic. Getting them to come to agreement on one or two of the menu items is a different matter entirely. In the past month, more than a dozen piece of legislation have been introduced in the ...

Plan is outlined for those in quarantine

Quarantine is no excuse to stop the learning. The Warren County School District had a quick introduction to COVID-19. Administrators were notified of a case involving the district on the evening following the first day of school. They knew it was coming and had had months to ...

Six COVID cases are reported in 2 days in county

In the last two days, Warren County has six new cases of COVID-19. The Department of Health announced three new cases again on Thursday, bringing the total to 34. Of those, 23 are confirmed and 11 are probable. For a county with so few cases, an increase of six in two days (seven in three ...

COVID on the rise going into Labor Day weekend

There were nine new cases of COVID-19 reported in Warren County this week - two of them on Friday. That is fully one-quarter of all of the 36 cases in the county since the Department of Health starting tracking them in March. The county is still below 100 cases per 100,000 population at ...