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37 new COVID cases reported in last two days

Warren County continues to see dramatic increases in COVID-19 cases. On Thursday, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced 25 new cases. There were 12 new cases announced on Friday. The addition of 37 new cases brings the county's total to 231 — 204 confirmed and 27 probable. The ...

Appeals court rejects Trump challenge of Pennsylvania race

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump's legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign's latest effort to challenge the state's election results. Trump's lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme Court ...

Woman charged following reported road rage incident

A Warren woman has been charged after allegedly threatening a woman with a hatchet. Cheryl L. Baker, 68, of Warren, is charged with terroristic threats; simple assault; harassment; and disorderly conduct. According to the affidavit of probable cause, an alleged victim contacted Conewango ...

Library closes after staff member tests positive for COVID

The Warren Public Library is closed for the next few days. According to Director Kelli Knapp, a member of the staff tested positive. "We have a COVID-positive staff member who is doing fine," Knapp said. "No one else at the library is sick. No one else at the library had prolonged contact ...

COVID-19 spike, staffing shortages prompt restrictions at courthouse

Effective at noon, the Warren County Courthouse is open by appointment only. Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said during Monday’s work session that he met with President Judge Maureen Skerda and said that “due to staffing shortages and the COVID-19 outbreak, we would be going back to the rules ...

COVID-19 case counts up nearly 40 percent this week in Warren County

Warren County has seen a nearly 40 percent increase in COVID-19 cases this week. On Monday, state Department of Health data listed the county at 111 cases. Friday's data shows a total of 154 with approximately 20 of those new cases announced in Friday's numbers. State-wide, a total of 6,808 ...

TCCS to remain closed through Thanksgiving break

Tidioute Community Charter School will remain closed for in-person instruction through the Thanksgiving holiday. Last week, school officials announced a three day closure in response to a positive COVID-19 test. Students have shifted to a remote learning model. "TCCS is now on remote ...

Two charged with endangerment for letting 5-year-old drive

Two Warren County residents have been charged with letting a 5-year old drive a car on a public road. William L. Dale, 59, and Amysue Dale, 46, of Russell, face felony charges of endangering the welfare of children; and conspiracy — endangering the welfare of children. William Dale is also ...

Health Department implements travel, mask COVID-19 mitigation efforts

The Pennsylvania Department of Health has announced new COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including restrictions on coming into and out of the state as well as a more stringent mask wearing mandate. Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine made the announcement in a 1 p.m. press conference. Anyone coming into ...

Nearly One Quarter Of Warren County Homes Without Power This Morning

As many as 4,180 Warren County residents remain without power this morning in the wake of powerful storms that tore through the region Sunday afternoon. At 8 a.m., between 200 and 1,000 people people just outside Warren still had no power with smaller scattered outages throughout the area, ...

Warren restaurant temporarily closes

A Warren restaurant said it is temporarily closing after staff members reportedly came into contact with someone confirmed to have COVID-19. The Plaza Restaurant, in a message posted to Facebook on Monday, said, "We wanted to let you all know our staff has been in contact with a Covid ...

COVID-19 cases rise in county over weekend

COVID-19 case counts in Warren County rose over 10 percent this past weekend. As of Friday, there were 99 cases of COVID-19 reported in Warren County. That number rose to 108 on Saturday with an additional three cases reported by the Department of Health in data released on Sunday. Out of ...

Wind advisory issued by weather service

It could get gusty in Warren County. A wind advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service at State College from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. It includes Warren, McKean, Potter, Elk, Cameron, Clearfield, Cambria, Somerset and Tioga counties. Winds are expected to reach 15 to 25 mph ...

WGH to end visitations amid increase in COVID cases

There were three more Warren County cases of COVID-19 announced by the Pennsylvania Department of Health on Friday. "Out of an abundance of caution due to increased COVID-19 activity in the Warren County area and across the region ... effective Monday, Nov. 16, Warren General Hospital will no ...

US appeals court rejects effort to block late ballots in PA

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court in Philadelphia on Friday rejected an effort led by a Republican congressional candidate to block about 9,300 ballots that arrived after Election Day. The three-judge panel, led by Chief U.S. Circuit Judge Brooks Smith, noted the "unprecedented ...

Woman sentenced in wake of child meth poisoning

A Bear Lake woman will spend nearly a year in county prison after leaving methamphetamine near her 4-month-old child who came into contact with it and was poisoned. Kodie Fuller, 31, Bear Lake, was sentenced by President Judge Maureen Skerda on Friday on charges of possession of a controlled ...

Irvine Distribution Center to close by end of April

Employees at the Irvine Distribution Center were notified this week that operations are closing and moving to Georgia by the end of April. “Positions at the IDC will be eliminated,” according to a letter dated Nov. 9 sent to employees from BLST Operating Company. BLST acquired Bluestem ...

TCCS closed until Monday in wake of positive COVID-19 test

Tidioute Community Charter School has closed for three days in response to a positive COVID-19 test. “TCCS has closed for three days to deep clean as a result of a reported positive case of COVID-19 at school,” Chief Educational Officer Dr. Doug Allen told the Times Observer Wednesday ...

County well over one new case per day in November

November is less than two weeks old, but there have already been 19 new Warren County cases of COVID-19 in that time. On Oct. 31, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that there had been a total of 71 COVID cases in the county. On Tuesday, the department put the number at 90, ...

Pfizer says COVID-19 vaccine is looking 90% effective

Pfizer said Monday that an early peek at the data on its coronavirus vaccine suggests the shots may be a robust 90% effective at preventing COVID-19, putting the company on track to apply later this month for emergency-use approval from the Food and Drug Administration. The announcement, less ...