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‘He was my doctor’

Odds are, if you mention the name “Dr. McConnell” at any adult gathering in the Warren area, more than a few people will call out, “He was my doctor.” David McConnell has recently been reminded of just how many children he has cared for in the past 37 years. As he’s been telling his ...

Slain hunter identified

The identity of the hunter killed Thursday in Warren County was released on Friday. Christopher Oakley, 37, of Franklin, Ten., was pronounced dead Thursday morning at the scene in Sugar Grove Township. According to Pennsylvania Game Commission Northwest Region Information and Education ...

‘Phil 1, Elk 0’ …

Phil Herrnberger has learned a lot since he answered a question about the score of an elk he shot in Colorado. “Phil 1, Elk 0.” At the time, he didn’t know anything about determining a score for a trophy rack. Now, as an Official Measurer for both the Boone and Crockett Club and the ...

Third man in drug death receives 7 years in state prison

The third man charged in connection with a 2017 drug death has been sent to state prison on charges including involuntary manslaughter. Douglas A. Harkins, of Sugar Grove, Cody A. Streit, of Warren, and Michael J. Marshall, of Warren, were each charged in the drug-related death of Robert ...

Warren man sentenced to 2 years, will register as sexual offender

A Warren man will register as a sexual offender for the rest of his life after over two years in state prison on a sexual offense charge. Gary L. McGregor, 31, was sentenced on a count of indecent assault by President Judge Maureen Skerda on Friday. He was charged back in May for repeated ...

‘A little bit longer’

It was really cold out on October 22, according to Kirk Zofcin Jr. The 12-year-old was archery hunting with his older brother, Colton Thompson, in Mead Township, and was getting pretty bored. He asked if they could quit for the day. Thompson suggested they “give it just a little bit ...

Fresh fish

Efforts to bring the lake at Chapman State Park back to life has taken a big step forward. For the first time since March 2016, brown and rainbow trout were released into the lake on Thursday. Tim Schaeffer, Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission executive director, said the event is ...

Youngsville man in alleged Oct. fight charged

A Youngsville man faces numerous counts after an alleged Oct. 13 fight in Warren. Derrick A. Shirley, 30, of Carriage Drive, is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, four counts of simple assault, three counts of harassment, and three of disorderly conduct. According to the ...

Preliminary hearings

Three guilty pleas were entered while charges were withdrawn against two others during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pled guilty: ¯ Amber L. Albaugh, Warren, to possession of drug paraphernalia. Four counts of possession ...

Anthony pleads guilty but with mental illness

A Warren man has pled “Guilty but Mentally Ill” to three sex offenses against a four-year-old girl. Timothy Allen Anthony, 30, 109 West St., was charged by City of Warren police back in September with over 80 charges after he admitted to molesting the victim and being found to have ...

Thursday change of pleas

The following pleas were entered before Judge Gregory Hammond on Thursday during arraignment and change of plea proceedings at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants pleaded guilty: ¯ Ryan D. Baker, Jamestown, NY, to retail theft and driving while under suspension. A ...

Sex offender pleads guilty to registration status infraction

A convicted sexual offender has pled guilty to a violation of registration requirements. Tyler M. Engle, Pittsfield, entered the plea to a felony count of provide accurate information and a summary count of driving while under suspension before Judge Gregory Hammond on Thursday. In ...

Several Darling’s pharmacies closing

Several Warren County pharmacies will be closing next week. Darling’s Family of Services Owner Chris Darling announced on Wednesday that pharmacies in Warren, North Warren, Youngsville, and Tidioute, as well as Bradford in McKean County, will be closing. Additional Darling pharmacies in ...

Man killed in accidental shooting

A man was shot and killed by his own rifle in a hunting accident Thursday morning in Sugar Grove Township. The identity of the hunter, who is not a resident of Warren County, was not released Thursday afternoon. According to Pennsylvania Game Commission Game Warden Dave Donachy, ...

Well-informed

They’re not utilizing chimneys and the presents they’re leaving might not be on some people’s lists, but City of Warren workers are going house-to-house delivering packages this season. The city’s annual recycling packets are being distributed now. In each packet is a survey ...

Witness charged for false licensing

A Cheswick man has been charged with perjury after testifying as an expert witness in Warren County court. Joel H. Burkett, 75, of Cheswick, is charged with perjury, and impersonating the holder of a professional or occupational license. According to police, Burkett was introduced as an ...

On The Record

District Court - N. Warren Cty Hit and Run. At 2:30 a.m., Tuesday, December 10, Joshua J. Dyke, 28, of Jamestown, NY, was traveling south on Miller Hill Road in 2001 Nissan X-Terra when the vehicle traveled approximately 5 feet off of the easter side of the roadway in a southeast direction. ...

County Officials talk holiday and more

Well, it can officially be the Christmas season now. The Warren County Commissioners said so. A Christmas proclamation was the most time-consuming item on a very brief agenda before the commissioners on Wednesday. In addition to the proclamation, a repository bid for a .1 acre parcel in ...

More talks regarding station discharge permit

Discussions continue regarding the discharge permit at the Warren Generating Station. Under decades of previous permits, treated water that “percolated through or drained from solid waste” as well as stormwater have been discharged into the Allegheny River from the Warren Generating ...

57th Rotary celebrates 4H achievement night

The 57th Rotary 4-H Achievement Night and the Penn State Extension Annual Meeting were held November 14 at the 4-H Center in Pittsfield. The evening began with 4-H Extension Educator Jennifer Grooms introducing State Senator Scott Hutchinson who spoke briefly to those in attendance. Penn ...