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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 ...

Northwest Bank to close more than 40 locations

Northwest announced this week that it will close more than 40 locations. In a Monday release, Chairman, President, and CEO Ronald Seiffert cited the changing ways people do their banking as a driver in the closure of 42 full-services offices, one free-standing drive-through, and one business ...

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 ...

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 ...

Warren man charged after alleged knife attack

A Warren man faces multiple aggravated assault charges after he allegedly attacked a man with a knife. Kurtis A. Groves, 29, of Warren, is charged with four counts of aggravated assault – including two first-degree felonies, and two counts of recklessly endangering another person. City of ...

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 ...

Photo gallery: former Warren fire chief honored

A 1928 American LaFrance Ladder Truck carries former City of Warren Fire Chief Frank Viola past a line of saluting firefighters and under a processional flag held aloft by the city's tower truck and the City of Corry aerial truck. Viola had been chief for 15 years — from 1976 through ...

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 ...

Labor Day wind storm takes down locust trees

For seven years, Peter Beck has tried every day to improve his property in some way. Beck is only the third owner of the Locusts — the nationally listed historic home on Route 62 in Pine Grove Township. He has a 185-year-old home, 23 stately, 200-year-old black locust trees, and thousands ...

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 ...

Dragon football ‘on hold’

Late Tuesday, the Warren County School District announced that a positive case of COVID-19 had been identified that impacts the district. Superintendent Amy Stewart said she could not release any details about the person who tested positive. In a follow-up to the initial release, Stewart ...

Spectators may be allowed at high school sports

An update to the governor's guidance for sports indicates spectators will be allowed at events – up to the gathering limits. On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf's 'Guidance for All Sports' site was updated. In the section labeled 'Guidance Applicable to All Sporting Events' is this language: ...

Students return to school in Warren

Students throughout the Warren County School District returned to class on Tuesday. Here is a gallery of photos from Day 1 of school reopening.