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‘Full force’: Gov. advises wearing a mask

Gov. Tom Wolf and state-health officials are now advising anyone leaving their home to wear a mask. “(We are) beginning to see our first glimpses of the full force of the pandemic,” Wolf said on Friday. “We know we have community spread in many different areas. The only way we can cut ...

With stay-at-home order, city suspends meter enforcement

A stay-at-home order doesn’t open up a ‘Purge’ situation where anyone willing to leave home can do whatever they want. But, there are some changes in the law enforcement community. “We have adjusted our operations in some ways to reduce contact with the public when possible,” City ...

Ask the WGH medical team

The Times Observer asked the Warren General Hospital medical team to help us get information out to our readers through the COVID-19 FAQ-3. Twice a week, or more, we will pose our questions, and your questions, to the experts. If you would like the Times Observer to submit a question to the ...

St. Joseph School’s enrichment day

In the name of continuity of education, St. Joseph Catholic School families picked up materials from students’ desks on Friday. School officials set up a drive-up school resources pick-up. Workbooks, papers, and other resources were bagged and hand-delivered by personnel wearing gloves. ...

Mental health support during COVID-19

The Department of Human Services (DHS) announced Thursday the launch of a statewide Support & Referral Helpline, staffed by skilled and compassionate staff who will be available 24/7 to assist Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other challenging emotions due to the COVID-19 ...

Seniors, still

We’re all aware of how much students are being impacted by the school closure. Obviously, education is first and foremost. But high school seniors are missing out on memories they will never get back, possibly their last prom, or graduation ceremony. WAHS Guidance Counselor Lori Hahn is the ...

WCCBI: ‘Spread the word’ on small biz loans

Relief is available for small businesses. And, businesses should now prepare to apply for financial assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis. James Decker, President and CEO of Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry (WCCBI), wants to make sure no one falls through the cracks. There ...

WGH partner, Allegheny Health Network, making test kits

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the problems in the United States has been a shortage of testing capability. One of Warren General Hospital’s partners is taking steps to help alleviate that shortage. Allegheny Health Network announced Thursday that it was setting up a test kit ...

Man captured in Conewango Creek after police pursuit

A man with an active warrant for absconding from state parole led numerous Warren County law enforcement agents on a pursuit Wednesday into an occupied house and ended with his capture from Conewango Creek. David W. Jenkins III, 31, address unknown, is charged with felony criminal trespass, ...

‘Changed for life’

DUNKIRK, N.Y. — Ronni Thompson first noticed something was amiss in early March when she couldn’t clear her throat. She was painting her living room inside her Dunkirk home, so she figured the dust was causing some irritation. Three days later, her world went hazy. “I was just ...

2 new cases in Chautauqua County; 12 total

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y. — Two new cases of the coronavirus have been confirmed in Chautauqua County, N.Y., bringing the total number to 12, county health officials announced. The new cases include a man in his 60s and a woman in her 20s. Of the confirmed cases, two have recovered and been ...

COVID-19 positives top 7,000 in state; 1st case in Forest County

Total COVID-19 cases topped 7,000 on Thursday. PA Health Department data indicates an additional 1,211 cases bringing the total in the state to 7,016 in 62 of the state’s 67 counties. Forest County joined the list on Thursday with one reported positive case. The death toll rose to 90, all ...

Warren County exceeds state, national averages for 2020 Census response

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis and expanded stay-at-home orders, it was easy to overlook that Wednesday was Census Day. Nationally, 36.2 percent of households have responded since invitations started arriving in mailboxes last month. Pennsylvania — 39.5 percent — exceeds that ...

A virtual success

The coronavirus pandemic is changing the way essential professionals and businesses provide services to their customers and clients. The virus is certainly making us all rethink our daily practices and habits. Family Services of Warren County (FSWC) wants the community to know that its ...

Forest County has first COVID-19 positive

Among 1,211 positive cases of the coronavirus in PA reported by the state Department of Health as of noon Thursday, Forest County is listed as having its first positive case. DOH numbers list Erie County as adding five more cases to total 13. Warren County’s number remained at one as of ...

‘Stay at home’

Gov. Tom Wolf has extended his stay-at-home order to the entire state. Wolf had been implementing the order on a county-by-county basis as COVID-19 has spread and case counts increased. However, the state identified nearly 1,000 new cases on Wednesday alone. “Today, I am extending my ...

Hospital: ‘Screening temperature checks’

As of Wednesday morning, Warren General Hospital has no new cases of COVID-19 to report. So far, only one person tested at the hospital has returned a positive result. Hospital officials have said that patient left the county and is under care elsewhere. According to Director of Business ...

County burning ban in effect through April

Warren County has instituted a burning ban effective 3 p.m. Thursday through the end of April. The county commissioners have signed off on a resolution authorizing the ban - which prohibits open burning, defined as “the ignition and subsequent burning of any combustible material ...

1,000 new PA cases Wednesday; Warren County holds at 1 positive test

Nearly 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 were announced by the Department of Health on Wednesday. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine said during a Wednesday briefing that there are 962 new cases bringing the state-wide total to 5,805. The death toll has climbed to 74 and “all of the deaths have ...