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Limestone Twp. property complicated

County officials are in a bit of a bind on what to do with a Limestone Township blighted property. The cause? A complete lack of a response from the owners. The subject property is located at 58 Bush Lane and the owner of record according to online county assessment records is Lynda ...

Former Barley Home lot put up for sale

For sale: 1.6 acres of vacant, historical residential property in North Warren. The vacant lot left by the demolition of the former Barley Home — 506 S. State St. — has been listed with a local realtor since earlier this month. The property is listed at a price of $65,000 and is ...

On The Record

Columbus Twp. Drug possession. Corry-based state police responded to a private residence on Rt. 426 at 5:24 p.m. Sept. 6 for a report that a male had made a statement about harming himself. Upon arrival, police found the male, described as a 25-year-old male, Corry, that said that he had ...

Park & Lie

Some people in downtown Warren have been parking on borrowed time. At Monday night’s meeting of City Council, Police Chief Brandon Deppen asked that the parking ordinance be modified. Numerous Passport App users had apparently discovered that they could park in the Midtown Lot and pay ...

Corry PSP seek info in gun theft

Corry-based Pennsylvania State Police are recruiting the assistance of the public regarding a firearm theft from a sporting goods store in Columbus Twp. Police were dispatched to C&H Sports, 45490 US 6, Corry, on September 14 at 7 a.m. on a report of a commercial burglary, according to ...

Courthouse crew steps up the pace

Renovations continue at the Warren County Courthouse. The ongoing project was the sole topic discussed during a brief commissioners work session held on Monday at the courthouse. With the Fourth Ave. entrance now closed due to single point of entry security, people proceeding up the ...

Russell-Akeley Life

Haddon Heights, the town in which I grew up in southern New Jersey, about 10 miles from Philadelphia, was part of the wave of suburban housing that developed around industrial cities like Camden, N.J., and Philadelphia. The main offices of companies you know, like RCA and Campbell Soup, were ...

Betts basketball court upgraded

The City of Warren has a brand new basketball court. The eastern end of the old runway — the Betts Park parking lot — was resurfaced in the spring by I.A. Construction, according to Public Works Director Mike Holtz. “When this re-surfacing was done, the existing basketball courts ...

Get back to nature during 3rd annual Walk in Penn’s Woods at Hatch Run

Since the inaugural Walk in Penn’s Woods in October 2017, thousands have gained in their awareness of and appreciation for Pennsylvania forests. This year’s walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 6. In Warren County, it will be hosted by the Warren County Conservation District from 1 to 3 ...

Countdown to Fall

The fall foliage season is on schedule here in Northwestern Pennsylvania. “Small amounts of color will start to show by the end of this month, but it will still be patchy coloration,” Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Cornplanter District Forester Cecile Stelter said. ...

ACNC offering tours of Kinzua Dam and ANF Fish Hatchery

Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC), Jamestown, NY, will be presenting an event that is “so exclusive you have to get government clearance to participate.” On Saturday, October 5, guests could have the opportunity to spend the day touring behind-the-scenes of Kinzua Dam and the ...

PennDOT taking applications for improvement projects

PennDOT is now accepting applications for transportation improvement projects to enhance mobility statewide. Applications will be accepted to fund improvement projects that will “enhance Pennsylvania roadways, bridges, transit facilities, park and ride facilities, sidewalk, crosswalk ...

Reg Lenna Center kicked off its season this past weekend

The Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 E. 3 St, Jamestown, NY, began their season this past weekend. The season kick-off was the Third Street Beer and Wine festival on Saturday, September 14. The festival featured live music from Saratoga Springs’ “Wild Adriatic” and Vancouver’s ...

Hounding Cancer

Cathy Burnett, co-leader of Relay for Life and the Bark for Life committee, has a very personal motivation for being part of those events and including furry family members in the fundraising. “Dogs know when we are engaged in a battle, physically, emotionally, or spiritually,” ...

40 years

Over five Saturdays, the Times Observer is presenting Hospice of Warren County from its own perspective in honor of its 40th anniversary. Bob Priest is a busy, hardworking man but what makes him unique is his strength. Raised in Warren County, he has been a band member of several local bands ...

Gov. Wolf: Veteran homelessness in Warren County ‘effectively ended’

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office announced on Friday that Warren County is among 20 counties where homelessness for veterans has been “effectively ended.” The local department of Veterans Affairs has seen the need and been there to help but can’t confirm that veteran homelessness isn’t ...

City Council examines Geographic Information Systems

Local government officials got a glimpse into the 21st century on Thursday. A Warren City Council work session - attended by many of the city’s department as well as representatives from the county and other municipalities - was held to hear from staff from the City of Meadville on ...

Briefs…

Church welcomes speaker The community is invited to learn and ask questions of an international peacemaker focused on the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea. The First Presbyterian Church of Sugar Grove welcomes Rev. Moon-Sook Lee on Sunday, Sept. 15, at 3 p.m. for a ...