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The past 10 years have been good to Rod Larson. He has been able to enjoy family gatherings, traveled to England and is an active member of the Lander Volunteer Fire Department. Larson is grateful he hasn’t had to rely on machines to keep him alive. As someone diagnosed with juvenile ...

PennDOT to begin Automated Work Zone Speed Pre-Enforcement

PennDOT and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) has announced the beginning of the required 60-day pre-enforcement period for the statewide Automated Work Zone Speed Enforcement (AWZSE.) The AWZSE program was established by the Pa. General Assembly in Act 86 of 2018 and will last ...

Rite of passage

“It’s a 24/7 type of position.” That was part of the President Judge Maureen Skerda’s message to the county’s new board of commissioners at a formal swearing-in that took place on Monday morning in the Main Courtroom at the Warren County Courthouse. She thanked the new board ...

County officials hit the ground running

The Warren County Commissioners were sworn in on Monday morning. A couple of hours later, they got to work, setting at least a general course for 2020 and the new term during a reorganizational meeting followed by a work session. The first order of business was to elect the chair and ...

On The Record

District Court - N. Warren Co. Firearms Violation. Scott Everett Gardner, 53 of Randolph, NY, was charged with: materially false written statement - purchase, delivery transer of firearm; and statement under penalty by Pennsylvania State Police Warren on Monday, Jan. 6.

Police seek info into church theft

An unknown actor allegedly entered the basement of the Spring Creek Church and left with around $5,000. Between 8 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 and 12 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 it was reported to Pennsylvania State Police that an unknown actor entered the basement of the Spring Creek Church and stole ...

On The Record

District Court - N. Warren Co. DUI. Michael Aaron Snyder was charged with: DUI controlled substance schedule one first offense; DUI controlled substance schedule two or three first offense; two charges of DUI controlled subtsance metabolite first offense; and exceed max speed limit on Friday, ...

Elections board votes for more machines

The procurement of additional election machines is likely to be Warren County’s response to long lines in last fall’s general election. The commissioners met with Elections Director Lisa Rivett last month to discuss options heading into a presidential election year. At that time, a ...

Officials talk plans for future projects

Here’s a look at the future projects – beyond the day-to-day operations of the county – that the Warren County Commissioners discussed during Monday’s work session. ¯ Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said he would like to finish a “complete overhaul of the employee handbook,” an ...

State Police will publish online press releases

A new Pennsylvania State Police policy will make press releases available online to the public. The PSP communications office announced Monday that Public Information Release Reports (PIRR) will be posted to the ‘for media’ page of www.psp.pa.gov. Traditionally, those reports have ...

Tour de Warren?

When it comes to being part of Bike Route Y — the City of Warren can take it or leave it. Part of the PennDOT paving projects on Pennsylvania Avenue — east in 2019 and west in 2020 — would align Warren with other portions of the Route 6 bicycle route. “As we do paving projects, ...

On The Record

Pleasant Township Possession. At 10:37 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, a traffic stop was conducted on a 23-year-old female, of Warren. Upon further investigation it was discovered the female was allegedly in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia. Charges pending in Magisterial District ...

Artist emerging

Andrew McCanna is now a paid artist. McCanna’s painting of four dogs – entitled “Who let the dogs out?” – was presented to Greg Austin, division president of Targeted Pet Treats, on Friday afternoon. His work is part of the BEinspired program through Bollinger Enterprises, ...

On The Record

District Court — W. Warren Co. DUI. Patti Jo Vargason, 37, of Titusville was charged on Jan. 3 by state police at the Warren barracks with DUI general impairment, DUI controlled substance, driving an unregistered vehicle and operating a vehicle without insurance for an incident on Dec. 4 ...

Warren man to face underage sex charges

A Warren man faces a statutory sexual assault charge for allegedly having sex with a juvenile. Dakota S. Griffin, 19, of Warren, is charged with statutory sexual assault — four to eight years older; and two counts of corruption of minors. According to the affidavit of probable cause, a ...

Warren County inmate charged for alleged vandalism

An inmate at Warren County jail faces additional charges after allegedly smashing electronics. Christopher M. Walton, 29, of Warren, is charged with two counts of institutional vandalism and one of criminal mischief. According to the affidavit of probable cause, at about 9:30 p.m. Monday, ...

State Police seek Sugar Grove gas theft suspect

State police at the Warren barracks are seeking information about a van and its driver suspected of possibly more than one gas drive-off. On Dec. 15 troopers were contacted by the Kwik Fill on Warren Road in Sugar Grove about a vehicle that drove off from a fuel pump without paying for $54.73 ...

USDA urges farmers to apply for assistance

Farmers and forest landowners looking to make improvements may qualify for federal dollars and assistance. According to a release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), “Pennsylvania agricultural producers and landowners are ...

Far-fetched

Some people take their dogs places. In the case of Walt Stover of Tidioute, Millie is taking him to Orlando. Millie, a two-and-a-half year old black Labrador retriever, is highly ranked as a dock diving dog. They’re a team, but Millie does the hard work. In 2018, Stover was ...