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Pennsylvania’s new unemployment claims system goes live

Pennsylvania's long-awaited overhaul of its unemployment claims filing system went live on Tuesday, with some users immediately complaining about glitches and the state agency that runs the program reporting a phone outage that temporarily prevented it from making or receiving calls. More ...

Kayaker rescued

A man fishing on the Allegheny River was rescued Sunday after his kayak overturned. A water rescue crew from Glade Volunteer Fire Department picked up the man just east of Betts Park. The call went out at about 6:30 p.m. in the area of Driftwood Drive in Pleasant Township. According to ...

Lawmakers return for June with big agenda, sharp differences

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state lawmakers are returning to session Monday with a big June agenda and sharp differences over the future of the state's finances, schools, energy sector and election procedures. With four weeks to wrap up work for an on-time budget, the ...

Medical marijuana law changes get through Pennsylvania House

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The state House on Monday approved a set of revisions to Pennsylvania's medical marijuana law, seeking to make permanent some of the changes put in place temporarily because of the coronavirus pandemic. Representatives voted 164 to 38 for the bill, which would permit ...

William Clinger, Warren native and longtime congressman, dies at 92

Longtime Warren County Congressman William Clinger has passed away. According to his daughter, Clinger died at the age of 92 on May 28. "We are devastated," Bijou Clinger said in a Facebook post, "but know he is still noble, brave and hopeful." William Floyd Clinger Jr. was born in Warren ...

No injuries reported in afternoon crash

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry No one was injured as a result of this two-vehicle crash at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at the intersection of Fifth and Conewango avenues. City of Warren Police, City of Warren Fire Department, Koebley Towing, and Hillview Towing responded to the scene.