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Yo-yo temps

The winter storm has passed. Next up... warmer weather and rain, maybe freezing rain. Then back to your regularly-scheduled winter. The high was in the single-digits and wind-chills were down to 30-below Monday. And, much of Warren County was dealing with a foot or so of snow. Warren ...

DPW, PennDOT clean-up

A winter storm dropped quite a bit of snow on the city and county of Warren over the weekend, but not so much that it was unmanageable. Now that the storm, and the holiday weekend, are over, it’s time to dig out. “The storm was about what we expected,” City of Warren Department of ...

On The Record

Warren Traffic violation. City of Warren police report Charles Shields, 28, of Mayville, N.Y. was cited for following too closely after a two-vehicle crash on Jan. 11 at the intersection of Pennsylvania Ave. and Parker St. Domestic dispute. Michael Hulings, 40, of Warren was charged by City ...

First Presbyterian welcomes furloughed friends

Many federal employees have been without work and paychecks for more than a month. A desire to help has taken shape as a group from First Presbyterian Church of Warren has decided to welcome their furloughed federal friends for dinner. “It was the inspiration of one of our members,” ...

Conserve and report

There may not be a dust bowl now, but conservation districts are serving some of the same purposes they were created to address in the 1930s. “Conservation districts are still made up of volunteers committed to the conservation movement,” according to information from the Warren County ...

City seeks volunteers

The City of Warren, like many municipalities, relies on resident volunteers in a number of capacities. Those who serve on the blighted property review committee, redevelopment authority, parks and recreation commission, street landscape committee, planning commission, joint UCC appeals ...

Stop in the name of the law: Respect school bus rules

School buses have red lights, stop signs, and extending arms. All of those things are intended to help keep children who are running to or from the buses safe. They are reminders. They can’t physically keep a car from passing. They only work when other motorists do what they’re ...

Girard man takes the wrong truck allegedly

BY LORRI DRUMM ldrumm@timesobserver.com A Girard man wound up behind bars Saturday after he allegedly left a bar in someone else’s truck and left that someone else at the bar. Joshua D. Blair, 30, of Girard left The Bucket Bar in Sugar Grove Saturday at approximately 2:30 a.m. in a 2003 ...

Ice glazes over swath of US as wind chills fall below zero

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Weather authorities are warning of dangerously cold temperatures moving into Pennsylvania following a storm that brought as much as a foot of snow to parts of the commonwealth. The National Weather Service has issued a wind chill warning beginning this evening for ...

Computer Science programs receive state grant

Students in Warren County School District will soon be diving deeper into computer programming. Thanks to a state grant, four district teachers will train between February and August to implement grade-appropriate computer science curriculum. Governor Tom Wolf announced $8.7 million in ...

Winterfest

Better late than never? Over a month into winter, our first big snow storm is knocking at the door. And – while we have no idea why — the storm has a name: Winter Storm Harper. The National Weather Service out of State College issued a winter storm warning at 4:45 a.m. Friday that ...

PennDOT had head start for Harper

We’ve known that the winter’s first major storm was on a crash course with Warren County for several days. And that helps PennDOT crews in their preparation to make sure the roads stay as clear as possible. “Advanced notice of storms is a big help,” Adam Elms, maintenance manager ...

Warren County Winterfest this weekend at Chapman

Construction on Chapman Dam has undoubtedly limited what Warren County Winterfest can be in 2019. But a modified slate of activities is still on tap for this weekend at Chapman State Park. Saturday events include a geocaching meet, presented by the Kinzua Cachers, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., ...

Kinzua Dam Eagle Watch Feb. 2

It’s time for the annual Eagle Watch around Kinzua Dam. The watch will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Big Bend Recreation Area. “Polish your binoculars and get ready for eagle viewing near Kinzua Dam in Warren County,” U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Park Ranger Steve ...

Preliminary hearings

Two guilty pleas were entered while charges were withdrawn against two others during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Mackenzie J. Engstrom, Warren, to statement under penalty. A count of materially ...

The Natural

In 2018, Max Scherzer led Major League Baseball with 220.2 innings pitched. Jacob deGrom was second with 217 and Corey Kluber third with 215. Together, those three threw 652.2 innings in their respective 162 game seasons≥ A Youngsville native pitching in 1884 – in an approximately 120 ...

Blight program to tackle next Tidioute property

Warren County officials took steps on Thursday that will hopefully lead to a better neighborhood and some homeless rodents in Limestone Township. Members of the Warren County Blighted Property Review Committee unanimously approved a motion to bring a property identified as a public ...

Pitt-Bradford student, mom and EMT to study in Africa

When Youngsville native Renee Taylor first set foot on the campus of Pitt-Bradford in fall 2017 she had some butterflies in her stomach. “The library was overwhelming. I wasn’t sure I could find anything,” she recalled. “I didn’t know where anything was, not even a ...

50 sub 50

How fast can you name all 50 states? Or better yet, how fast could you run a marathon (26.22 miles) in each of the 50 states (1,311 miles!)? That is precisely what Warren-native and Edinboro University Health and Phys. Ed professor Jim Roberts, Ph.D., intends to achieve when he completes ...