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Dorothy Schmidt Cole was 28 when she joined the effort in World War II. “After the attack on Pearl Harbor, she enlisted,” according to information from the Warren County Historical Society. “She took a bus to Pittsburgh to enlist in the U.S. Navy.” “Everyone was out doing ...

Commission to stock trout for fall, winter fishing

As summer fades, many start looking ahead to fall trout fishing. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is taking steps to enhance those opportunities throughout the state. Starting Oct. 1 and running through mid-December, Fish & Boat will be stocking approximately 120,000 ...

Nearly 100 volunteers help clean Allegheny River

It wasn’t quite business as usual, but the 2020 Allegheny River Clean-up featured nearly 100 volunteers pulling assorted garbage out of the river over multiple days. The final tally over two days of cleaning was 22 cubic yards of garbage, 24 tires, and 2,700 pounds of recyclable metals, ...

Cub Scout Outdoor Venture event planned for Sunday

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, there is plenty to do outdoors and plenty to do in Scouting. The Chief Cornplanter Council of the BSA and Chapman State Park are sponsoring a Cub Scout Outdoor Venture from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The event is intended to give families a feel for the kinds of ...

‘Highly involved’

It’s no secret that the economy took a serious hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the most restrictive period back in March and April. But it wasn’t the only market affected. The drug trade in the county was impacted, as well. Chief County Detective Brian Zeybel ...

Commissioners highlight pact with Bollinger Campus

October marks National Disability Employment Awareness Month. And while the Warren County Commissioners pass resolutions to raise awareness for a host of initiatives, they put their money where their mouth is on this one. For the last year and a half, clients with the Bollinger Campus of ...

Senate OKs Rollback of restaurant restrictions

A Republican-backed bill to eliminate three of Gov. Tom Wolf’s restaurant restrictions has been sent to the House of Representatives for consideration. Sen. Pat Stefano, R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland, amended House Bill 2513 to set the minimum capacity for restaurants at 50%, with the ...

Broadband coming 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 ...

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 ...

Goal Oriented

Officials from federal economic development agencies called a roundtable discussion Wednesday afternoon in Warren. The meeting was not about particular projects. It was about how the agencies could help the city reach its goals and help people along the way. Much of the discussion revolved ...

WAHS students are recognized for academic promise

Two Warren Area High School students received National Merit Scholarship Program Letters of Commendation on Wednesday. Jason Bonavita and Lyndsey Dippold “placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary ...

Friday marks deadline to pay to avoid upset tax sale

Upset tax sale for delinquent property taxes in Warren County is set for next Monday. As a result, Friday by 4 p.m. is the last day to pay to avoid the sale, which will include properties with unpaid 2018 taxes. The sale will be held at the Warren County Courthouse at 1 p.m. on Sept. ...

Talks with unions yield mixed success

Warren City Council ratified a one year extension with one bargaining unit but efforts to strike a similar deal with another have not yet proved fruitful. Council on Monday approved a one year extension with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, who represent city Department of ...

Mobile Vet Center coming to county

The Veterans Administration knows that not everyone can get to the Erie Vet Center. So a part of the Erie Vet Center is coming to Warren County via the Erie Mobile Vet Center. It’ll be here on Sunday, Sept. 27, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Lady Eagles Volleyball Cornhole Tournament and ...

Council transfers delinquent properties to RDA

The Warren City Council signed off property transfers to the city Redevelopment Authority, an extended recycling agreement and the purchase of a truck during a meeting earlier this week. The properties are located at 111 Pioneer St. and 103 Sixth Ave. City Manager City Nancy Freenock said ...

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 ...

Seasons’ change

When fall kicked off at 9:31 a.m. Tuesday, some of Warren County’s trees were already on their way to showing off their fall colors. “We are starting the season,” DCNR Cornplanter District Forester Cecile Stelter said. “Some people are probably seeing some of the maples, ...

Council tables EMS accord within twp.

A proposal to expand an emergency medical services arrangement between the City of Warren and Pleasant Township was tabled Monday night by the 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 ...

Hearing is set to discuss city’s response

The Warren City Council will hold a public hearing in advance of the October regular meeting to hear resident concerns about the EMS crisis. While the council had already tabled action on an amended agreement with Pleasant Township after a contentious debate, the attempt to schedule the ...

Court issues extension for mail-in, absentee ballots

A ruling from the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has pushed back the date that counties must accept mail-in ballots in the upcoming election and required that any not in the secrecy envelope be “disqualified.” The court handed down the ruling late last week. The court took the case under ...