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New COVID-19 case reported in Warren County

After 10 days, Warren County has a new case of COVID-19. A new case - the county's 43rd - was reported on Saturday. The last time there was a new case reported was Wednesday, Sept. 16. Of the county's cases, 33 are confirmed and 10 probable. See Tuesday's edition for complete coverage.

Two weekend crashes claim three lives

Two crashes - one Saturday night in Brokenstraw Township and the other on Sunday afternoon in Pittsfield Township - have claimed the lives of three individuals. Warren-based Pennsylvania State responded to an address on Matthew's Run Road on Saturday night at 10:57 p.m. where a 2002 ...

US judge orders stop to Postal Service cuts, echoing others

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal judge in Philadelphia joined others Monday in ordering a halt to recent Postal Service cuts that critics say are causing mail delays and threatening the integrity of the presidential election. Six states and the District of Columbia presented "compelling ...

Swanson’s big game sends Warren past Franklin

FRANKLIN — Warren didn’t score a point in the first half of Saturday night’s Region 8 football game, but the Dragons sure made up for it after intermission. Senior running back James Swanson rushed, unofficially, for 256 yards and two touchdowns and had three receptions for 79 yards, ...

Police seek information on pub burglary

Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police are seeking information in a Sept. 16 theft at the The Tidioute Pub. Police were dispatched on Sept. 16 at 12:56 p.m. to the pub at 119 Main St., Tidioute Borough for a report of a burglary. Once on the scene, troopers found that someone had stolen money ...

CARES Act funds to assist bringing broadband to Grand Valley

The combined effort of a private internet service provider and the Warren County Commissioners - along with some CARES Act funding - will bring broadband internet service to Grand Valley. A total of $19,025 in federal COVID-19 relief funding was awarded by the commissioners for the ...

Youngsville man faces forgery, DUI charges

A Youngsville man is accused of driving under the influence of controlled substances with children and counterfeit money in the vehicle. Thomas A. Niles, 29, of Youngsville, faces charges of forgery; trademark counterfeiting; two counts of endangering the welfare of children; two counts of ...

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 ...

City council debates role in EMS crisis

A proposal to expand an emergency medical services arrangement between the City of Warren and Pleasant Township was tabled Monday night by Warren City Council. But that agreement was just the vehicle for a much larger and contentious debate about the city’s role in the county EMS crisis. At ...

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 ...

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 ...

Pennsylvania sees big drop in jobless rate in August

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's unemployment rate took a steep drop in August as the labor force shrank and payrolls shot up again in a continuing rebound from shutdowns and the worst economic effects of the pandemic, according to state figures released Friday. Pennsylvania's ...

‘Enthusiasm’ helps fuel annual river cleanup

There were some changes with the annual Allegheny River Cleanup this year. But, as always, volunteers paddled their ways along Warren County's waters, gathering garbage. "The enthusiasm is as great as ever," one of the event's coordinators, David Snyder, said. "The enthusiasm here is huge. ...

Supreme Court: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women’s rights champion who became the court’s second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87. Ginsburg died of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer, the court ...

Sheffield Football Team Cancels Remainder Of Season

The Sheffield Wolverine football team has played its last snap this season. Warren County School District announced Thursday that the remainder of the varsity and junior varsity seasons were canceled. "The 2020-2021 SAMHS Varsity and Junior Varsity football program cannot go forward in the ...

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 ...

DOJ unseals indictment in Grand Valley meth trafficking operation

Federal authorities have broken up a suspected methamphetamine distribution rings that was operating out of "The Farm" in Warren County. The indictments, unsealed on Thursday by U.S. Scott Brady, charge 16 individuals. Brady indicated that the methamphetamine recovered is "Mexican cartel ...

Man faces attempted arson, burglary charges from Farmington Twp. incident

A man is behind bars for breaking into an RV in Farmington Twp., attempting to assault the occupant and lighting her garbage on fire with a torch. Darren D. Lindstrom, 43, was charged by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police back on Aug. 30 but was not arrested until Wednesday when, according ...