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YHS to bring back Broadwalk tradition

When Youngsville High School’s seniors participate in commencement activities on Friday, they will be literally following in the footsteps of YHS graduates from more than a century ago. “COVID-19 has provided us a unique opportunity to work with Youngsville Borough to revitalize the ...

Y’ville grad following in grandfather’s footsteps

The Broadwalk has special significance to Donald Johnson of Youngsville. It will have even more in a few days. In 1949, Johnson walked the Broadwalk upon his graduation from Youngsville High School. On Friday, more than 70 years later, Johnson will see his grandson, Jacob DeSimone, do the ...

County jobless claims increase

There are more new unemployment claims in Warren County than a week ago, but the number of continued claims is down. According to data from the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, for the week ending Saturday, May 23, there were 94 new claims in Warren County. That is a 25% ...

Spring Creek man pleads in 2018 death of Titusville woman

A Spring Creek man has pleaded no contest to involuntary manslaughter for his role in the September 2018 ATV crash that claimed the life of a 19-year-old Titusville woman. Timothy J. Doerfer, 26, entered the plea before Judge Gregory Hammond on Monday. He pled no contest to involuntary ...

Celebrating 75 years

Tony and Alice Tomassoni of Warren will celebrated 75 years of marriage on Sunday. Cards can be mailed to 637 River Road, Warren, Pa., 16365

Sentences handed down in court

President Judge Maureen Skerda handed down the following sentences during sentence court held last week at the Warren County Courthouse. Christopher Cruzado, Warren, to three to eight months incarceration, $775 in fines and fees, a no contact/no trespass order, 30 hours of community service ...

Photo sharing nets Warren man sex offender status

A Warren man will be required to register as a sexual offender for the next 15 years as a result of a sentence handed down for the possession of child pornography. Tyler G. Kraft was before President Judge Maureen Skerda for sentencing on Friday. State police write in the affidavit of ...

2 face burglary charges from Youngsville home invasion

A Sugar Grove man is behind bars and a Pittsfield man faces a felony arrest warrant stemming from a May 22 burglary in Youngsville. Michael R. Battko, 35, 69 Overlook Dr., Lot 19, Sugar Grove, and Robert L. Dell, 37, 242 Church St. Pittsfield, face the same slate of charges which includes ...

Opening bid

Just over half of the properties brought to Friday’s judicial tax sale — 21 out of 40 — sold. The sale generated approximately $57,000. Tax claim director Phil Gilbert said the sale rate was “pretty good” and said a file they prepare and post online for free with detailed ...

County could receive COVID-19 relief funding

Warren County would receive over $3.5 million in federal coronavirus relief funding if a proposal by the state House of Representatives allocating the funds becomes law. According to a statement from State Senator Michele Brooks, Warren County would receive $3,539,294.44, according to the plan ...

Thermal, night vision equipment could be allowed for hunting

Pennsylvania hunters could be allowed to use thermal and night vision equipment for hunting. The Pennsylvania state Senate’s Game and Fisheries Committee on Wednesday moved five pieces of legislation on for consideration in the full Senate, including House Bill 1188, which removes the ...

Smith Center celebrates ‘team’ approach

SHEFFIELD, Pa.—With millions of Americans still sheltered at home because of COVID-19, many slowed down and re-engaged with loved ones and old hobbies. But at the Ruth M. Smith Center in Sheffield, Pa., the 28 physically and mentally challenged residents — many without family and all ...

Exactly as they appear: Starbrick’s origins

Sometimes, the names of places in Warren County are exactly as they appear. Starbrick is one of those. The name comes from the Star Brick Company. How original, right? “This now important industrial suburb of Warren owes its name to the somewhat transitory existence of a corporation ...

Rally held at Jamestown park following death of George Floyd

Jermain Willburn serves in the United States military. An African American man, he is also a new father. And so, when his time came to address the crowd that gathered in Dow Park on Sunday in protest of the death of Minneapolis resident George Floyd, his remarks were focused on the future ...

Primed For Primary

Next week’s primary election is headlined by the race for the White House. But party nominations for other regional and state-wide offices will also be on Tuesday’s primary ballot. In addition to President Donald Trump, Rocky De La Fuente and Bill Weld will be on the Republican ballot ...

Protocols in place for polling locations

Like nearly all aspects of society, the act of voting is going to look a little different in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Voters will be expected to, among other things, wear a mask when they go to their polling place Tuesday. “We cannot turn anyone away if they don’t wear a ...

Governor to lift more pandemic restrictions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will lift most of his pandemic restrictions in an additional 16 counties home to nearly 3 million people, including much of the Pittsburgh area, his office said Friday as afflicted Philadelphia also began mapping its way out of the crisis. The ...

Kidney Disease Patients Are Experiencing Transplant Delays

Three-hundred-and-twenty-seven days. That’s how long Lakewood, N.Y., resident Darlene Morganti has been waiting for a kidney. “I’ve kept track of the days,” she said. “That’s how long I’ve been on the official waiting list.” Kidney disease runs in Morganti’s family ...

Domestic, road rage, fleeing land Sheffield man in prison

A domestic incident immediately followed by a road rage incident — and an attempt to elude police a week later — has landed a Sheffield man behind bars for nearly the next eight months. William J. Moore, Jr. was before President Judge Maureen Skerda for sentencing at two ...

Calling A Time Out

Warren County School District officials don’t know what next year will bring. At a recent school board meeting, one member said, “We don’t know what we’re doing two months from now or a week from now.” That is still largely the case. With respect to fall sports, the district has ...