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Longtime bus driver decides to retire after 29 years

On Tuesday, a longtime Warren area school bus driver parked his bus for the last time and turned in the keys. For 29 years, Floyd Flasher, 81, of Chandlers Valley, transported special needs students wherever they needed to go. He retired after his afternoon run on Tuesday. “I didn’t ...

County man charged with involuntary manslaughter

A Clarendon man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter stemming from a July incident at Cambridge Warren Senior Living. City of Warren police charged Howard N. Rulander, 88, on Friday. The affidavit of probable cause states that medical personnel told police “that one dementia ...

County officials discuss broadband picture

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted internet access deficiencies in rural areas. Government is throwing money at it but what that will mean on the ground is anything but clear. The county commissioners have expressed a desire to use some of the $7.8 million the county was awarded in Rescue ...

City takes online survey to paper

Nearly one-in-four homes in the City of Warren don’t have a broadband subscription, according to U.S. Census data. The city’s comprehensive planning process — intended to shape the city’s direction for at least the next decade — has an online survey component. Now, the city is ...

Santa joins Christmas Walk

Times Observer photos by Josh Cotton A holidays tradition returned Friday night after a virtual hiatus in 2020 with the Christmas Walk downtown. The event was highlighted by the annual parade which included, in the photos, dance groups, the Warren Area Cacophonic Kazoo Organization and — ...

Wind brings down sign, city puts it right back up

Windy conditions Thursday added some work to the City of Warren Department of Public Works. Most of the “Warren Wishes You Merry Christmas Happy New Year” sign along the back of the Allegheny River in front of Warren General Hospital was knocked over Thursday evening. Only the “W” ...