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Trout season ‘operating under a consolidated statewide schedule’

Fishing is essentially a form of social distancing before social distancing became a key part of our lexicon. But that doesn’t mean that the COVID-19 crisis isn’t impacting trout season in the Commonwealth. The Fish & Boat Commission has issued a statement as well as a FAQ on ...

PennDOT ‘moving forward’ with roundabout design

Warren City Council has settled on the roundabout option for the intersection at Pennsylvania Ave. and Market St. So when will we see it? “We are currently in the process of executing the preliminary engineering agreement,” Jill Harry, PennDOT district press officer told the Times ...

Ogden offers $1M advertising matching grant program

Warren County businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Ogden Newspapers Inc., the parent company of the Times Observer, has established a $1 million fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subsidizing local ...

State announces additional 531 cases Friday

It might sound like a broken record but COVID-19 case counts continue to rise, though Friday’s new cases are slightly lower than the number disclosed on Thursday. The Pa. Department of Health announced an additional 531 cases on Friday, bringing the state-wide total to 2,218 in 50 of the ...

Gov. approves legislation allowing schools to use ‘alternative means’

Gov. Tom Wolf has approved legislation to give district latitude to try to educate students during the COVID-19 criss and ensure teachers continue to be paid. A section of the SB 751 entitled “Pandemic of 2020” applies “only to the school year 2019-2020.” The rest of the bill ...

Concealed carry permits

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry The Warren County Sheriff’s Office will begin processing applications again starting Monday. The office will be open weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Only two people will be allowed in the lobby at a time and visitors are asked to maintain a social ...

Tidioute Charter plans for activity packets

The Tidioute Community Charter School will be sending activity packets to students starting next Tuesday. That’s according to an update that Chief Educational Officer Dr. Doug Allen provided to the Times Observer on Friday. Allen said the school continues to follow the governor’s ...

Federal REAL ID enforcement deadline postponed to October 2021

PennDOT announced Friday that the Department of Homeland Security has postponed the enforcement date for REAL ID from October 1, 2020, to October 1, 2021, in response to COVID-19 and the national emergency declaration. PennDOT closed all driver and photo license centers on March 16 and paused ...

Hunter-Trapper Ed free online

Students may not be able to go to school, but they have options. The Pennsylvania Game Commission has waived the fees associated with its Hunter-Trapper Education programs and opened them online to those as young as 11. “Effective immediately and until at least March 31, all prospective ...

Case count climb continues; three counties added to stay-at-home order

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced an additional 533 cases of COVID-19 in Saturday’s update. That brings the state-wide total to 2,751 in 50 counties in addition to 25,254 patients who have tested negative, according Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine. Gov. Tom Wolf said during ...

Sounds like a good idea

It’s said that in times of crisis, you will always find the helpers. Nordland Music Studio in Youngsville is offering complimentary lessons for any musician looking to practice their skills and take advantage of the down-time. Being 37 weeks pregnant, Joanna Nordland, owner and teacher ...

Gov. Wolf signs COVID-19 response bills

Gov. Tom Wolf signed four bills Friday to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in Pennsylvania that bolster the health care system, benefit workers and schools, and rescheduled the 2020 primary election for June 2. The governor signed House Bill 1232, which provides $50 million for the Wolf ...

Warren County companies suing Gov. Wolf over closure order

Two Warren County companies are among four that have sued Gov. Tom Wolf and Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine over Wolf’s order to close non-life sustaining businesses. The filing seeks “extraordinary relief” on an “emergency application” to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Two ...

School board meeting on Monday open to public, just not physically

While the schools themselves are quiet, the business of Warren County School District moves on. The school board will hold a special board meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, March 30. That time and date was originally set aside for committee meetings. The committee meetings have been canceled. The ...

On The Record

N. Warren County - District Justice Laura Bauer DUI. Alexa N. Corbett, 23, Warren was charged by Conewango Township police on March 25 with DUI: General impairment/incapable of safe driving - first offense, DUI: Highest rate of alcohol - first offense, careless driving and accident damage to ...

Warren County patient update

The first confirmed COVID-19 patient in Warren County is not in Warren County. Warren General Hospital CEO Rick Allen announced Wednesday that the first case had been confirmed in the county. That patient is a Warren County resident whose sample was taken in Warren County. However, the ...

COVID-19 cases rising in state

Positive COVID-19 test results in Pennsylvania continue on a steep ascent. On Wednesday, Department of Health data indicated there were 1,157 cases state-wide. On Thursday? That number rose 558 to a total of 1,685 in 48 of the state’s 67 counties. “The reality is we’re just seeing ...

EMS braces for the effects of pandemic

With the COVID-19 crisis, first responders are scrambling around the county. They are looking at changes in procedures as well as voicing some concerns. Departments such as Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department have suspended in-station activities such as training and meetings and restricted ...

Brothers captured for Sugar Grove robbery, other cases in Buffalo

Two brothers charged with armed robbery at the Sugar Grove Kwik Fill have been detained. Charges have been filed against Joshua P. Jacoby, 20, and Aaron M. Jacoby, 19, both of Sugar Grove. Police told the Times Observer on Thursday that the brothers were detained in Buffalo and that ...

Tidioute Borough extends emergency proclamation

Tidioute Borough Council met on Tuesday, March 24, and has extended the Mayor’s Emergency Proclamation, with a Declaration of a Disaster Emergency for the Borough of Tidioute. Borough Council has also cancelled the April council meeting, scheduled for April 13. These actions are being ...