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Government directory now available

Finding and getting in touch with a legislator, other elected official, or government agency just got easier. The League of Women Voters of Warren County 2021 Government Directory is now available throughout the county. “This is a free community service of the local league and funded ...

Murder, manslaughter charges bound over after Friday preliminary hearing

A Spring Creek Township man has been held for court on third-degree murder and voluntary manslaughter charges as a result of a Friday morning preliminary hearing. Haggar S. Brewer, Sr., 57, was charged last month in connection with the shooting death of Victor V. Vantassel, 57. Brewer and ...

On The Right Path

Some of the animals brought to Paws Along the River Humane Society have been through a lot. Staff and volunteers are going through ongoing training on how prepare those animals for new homes — and to keep safe while doing it. On Tuesday, Humane Society staff and volunteers attended a ...

Wildfires said to be contained

The two Warren County wildfires that grew to over 200 acres each through the weekend have been contained. “Both the Cobham fire and the Hemlock fire were declared 100 percent contained,” said Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Cornplanter District Manager ...

Attempt to challenge sale of school is denied

An attempt to challenge the sheriff’s sale of an Amish school in Sugar Grove Township was denied as a result of a Wednesday hearing. The property is located on Rounds Hill Road and was owned, per county assessment records, by the Amish Church of Sugar Grove. But the Sugar Grove Area ...

Commissioners OK Farm Colony agreement

An agreement years in the making will ensure the ball fields at the Farm Colony remain that way for at least the next 10 years. The Warren County Commissioners on Wednesday signed off on an agreement with the Warren County Youth Baseball Softball Association for the use of the ...

Panel offers safety reminder for early season boating

Spring has sprung with some unseasonably warm temperatures. With that — plus an early start to trout season — there’s increased traffic on the water early in the season. According to Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission Executive Director Tim Schaeffer, that has already led to ...

Commission dismisses boat launch application

A proposed downtown boat launch is projected to come with a cost of $2 million. City staff aimed to fund $1 million through a Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission grant. That grant has not been awarded. “Upon further review of the project proposal, it was discovered that a ...

Youngsville sticks to decision not to open pool

Members of the Youngsville Borough Council stood firm on its decision to keep the pool closed. In March, council announced that it would not open the Brokenstraw Valley Swimming Pool this season. Trying to enforce the COVID-19 regulations at the facility was the main consideration. On ...

City man faces statutory charge

A Warren man has been charged with statutory sexual assault amid allegations that he had sexual relations with a 15-year-old. Joshua J. Erhard, 24, 800 Holly St., was charged by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police on April 9. The victim, now 16-year-old, reported “sexual behavior ...

Students take part in SADD conference

It was a change, but it was a change that the participants embraced. The theme of the 29th annual Warren County SADD Conference this month was “Be the Change.” The event was held as a virtual Zoom meeting on Friday, April 9. About 100 students from all over Warren County ...

Options eyed for year-round farmers’ market

The Warren County Commissioners are exploring a unique idea — essentially a year-round farmers’ market. Commissioner Tricia Durbin said the board is exploring “whether a physical, year-round market would work in Warren.” The idea came from an article featuring the Edinboro ...

Artists featured in art show fundraiser

A number of artists in Warren County are part of a fundraiser for the Barber National Institute. It’s the Jay & Mona Kang Virtual Art Show and Sale and it opened Monday. It will run through April 22 and can be found at www.barberartshow.org. Over 275 pieces are featured. The show ...

Wildfires are still burning

The dangers from two wildfires that started on Thursday are largely gone, but they continued to burn through the weekend. The Cobham Hill fire in Watson Township was estimated at 227 acres as of Sunday. The Hemlock fire in Glade Township was even bigger, at an estimated 261 acres, ...

Officials: blazes may result in healthier forests

Two 200-plus acre wildfires in Warren County are not cause for celebration — but they could result in healthier forests. A lot of volunteers and professionals took time away from their lives and put themselves in harm’s way to secure the borders of the fires and protect lives and ...

Commissioners seek agreement on ball fields

The Warren County Commissioners are zeroing in on an agreement that will ensure the ball fields at the Farm Colony remain ball fields for the foreseeable future. It’s an agreement over a year in the making between the county — which owns the land — and the Warren County Youth ...

County COVID cases are up this month

As Pennsylvania opens up Phase 2 for vaccinations, there is a bit of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases locally. The COVID-19 case count in Warren County is up this month. Over the past week, there have been 60 new cases — with a single-day high of 16 and a low of one, according to the ...

Graduations get go ahead, proms still waiting

Warren County’s high schools are moving toward having graduation events on familiar school facilities. Not so much with proms. At Monday’s meeting of the Warren County School District board, Superintendent Amy Stewart announced that “all of the schools are looking at graduation ...

Putting Roots Down

Some upstanding new residents have put roots down in Warren. On Thursday, three Department of Public Works crews planted 44 trees all over the city, according to Public Works Superintendent Joe Reinke. Most of the trees were planted on residential properties. “Crescent Park had seven ...

Winterfest officials moving forward, looking for help

Like many events over the last year, Winterfest 2021 fell victim to COVID-19. The organizers are looking forward to bringing the event back in 2022. “We’re going to have Winterfest,” Winterfest Planning Committee Chairman Ed Atwood said. “I don’t care who you are, you have to do ...