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Dropped

City of Warren Councilman John Lewis’ conflict of interest claim against Councilman Phil Gilbert has been dropped. And the vote to approve the maintenance agreement on the proposed roundabout at Pennsylvania Ave. and Market St. will stand and appears to be unable to be undone. That was ...

Chase ends in DUI charges for Warren woman

A Warren woman was arrested at the end of a 12-mile pursuit Monday evening. Debra L. Hecei, 52, of Warren, was charged with felony fleeing or attempting to elude police, DUI —controlled substance, and 22 summary traffic offense. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a trooper was ...

PennDOT enlists novel approach to preserve underground culverts

PennDOT is implementing a relatively new approach aimed at extending the life of corrugated metal pipes that carry streams under roadways. According to PennDOT, the work will start on April 29 in Venango County and work in Venango, Forest, and Warren will be completed by August 16. Pipes ...

Deer season opening day moves up

The Monday after Thanksgiving has been the start of Pennsylvania’s firearms deer season for over 50 years. That streak ends in 2019. The Pennsylvania Game Commission on Tuesday moved the start of the season from the Monday after Thanksgiving to the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Rifle ...

DPW announces spring yard cleanup schedule

With temperatures finally consistently up into the 50s, it seems like spring has finally sprung. And with that comes the opportunity for City of Warren residents to take advantage of the city’s spring cleanup program. According to Department of Public Works Director Mike Holtz, the ...

‘Angels among us’

In attendance at Monday’s meeting of Youngsville Borough Council was one man who wouldn’t have been there without the actions of two others. While council honored Youngsville Borough Police Officer Ben Leach and Youngsville Volunteer Fire Department Chief Vern Edmisten for their actions ...

School board votes for cyber charter school funding overhaul

Warren County school board members sent a united message to Harrisburg at Monday’s board meeting — find a better way to fund cyber charter schools. Board members voted unanimously to approve a resolution supporting Senate Bill 34 and House Bill 526 that support school districts who ...

On The Record

Clarendon Boro (Warren) Assault. On Sunday, March 24 at 2:02 P.M. Shannon Griffin , 46 of Warren, and Danial Dunbar, 40 of Clarendon engaged in a verbal argument that turned physical. Griffin allegedly struck Dunbar in the head several times with a closed fist. Griffin then got into his ...

Young Mothers Study Club hold charity auction Friday

Whether you’re thrilled by engaging in a bidding war, looking to score some cool stuff or you want to put your hard-earned cash to work right here in your own community — Friday is your night. The Young Mothers’ Study Club is hosting the Annual Charity Auction on Friday, April 12 at the ...

Brief…

PARSE to meet The Pennsylvania Association of Retired State Employees will meet at 11 a.m. on Thursday, April 11 at Variety Buffet in North Warren. Lunch from the menu will follow after the meeting. The speaker will be Jenny Franklin with the Warren Public Library. Those with Kindles and ...

Youngsville Borough mulls its recycling services

It didn’t come to a vote Monday, but Youngsville Borough Council is considering canceling its recycling service. Borough Manager Lisa Hagberg informed council that the borough’s sanitation and recycling hauler, Advanced Disposal, has announced that it is going to raise its rates ...

Winging it

A team of Warren County Career Center students will work the manufacturing process from start to finish at the SkillsUSA championships this week. They will probably take more electronic equipment than they are likely to need. The district champions will be given an image of a ...

Spring Creek home burns Saturday morning, no injuries

Shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday morning, a structure fire dispatch went out that drew responses from six fire departments. According to Garland V.F.D. Chief Brian Bull, firefighters first arrived at 3:17 a.m to a fully involved house fire at 103 Depot Street in Spring Creek. That address ...

Brief…

District Enforcement Office 8 of the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement released liquor law complaint and violation statistics for the month of March for Warren and neighboring counties. There were 65 complaints received during the month of March. Age compliance ...

WGH and YMCA lace up for Wellness Walks

Officials are hoping for welcoming weather on Wednesday, April 24, to kick off the Wednesday Wellness Walks. Warren General Hospital and the Warren County YMCA are working together on weekly lunchtime walks. “To promote exercise and community wellness, Warren General Hospital and the ...

TO’s two Brians recognized by Keystone Press Awards

Times Observer Sports Reporter Brian Hagberg brought home the gold on Friday with a first-place award in the Pennsylvania Keystone Press Awards yearly competition. Hagberg also earned two second-place awards for his work while News Reporter Brian Ferry received an honorable mention for his ...

PennDOT planning six miles of paving

Construction season is almost upon us. PennDOT has announced a $3.4 million paving project over six miles of roads in Warren County. Part of the project includes repaving Pennsylvania Ave. from Market St. all the way to the Glade Bridge. The project also includes .12 miles of repaving ...

DEP outlines guidelines for maintaining streams

By KATIE MIKTUK kmiktuk@timesobserver.com As the weather is becoming warmer and the streams begin to flow freely without ice, you may feel inclined to start cleaning them up. But wait, there are guidelines to follow when it comes to tending to the streams in the community. The ...

Two names added to Erie Diocese list of credible abuse allegations

The Diocese of Erie has announced changes - including two additional names - to its Public Disclosure List of those involved in the Catholic church sexual abuse scandal. A Friday statement explains that “four laypersons, one of whom is deceased, and one former priest have been added to ...