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Civic Duty

Election Day is Nov. 3. National Voter Registration Day is today. To make sure everyone who wants to vote is able to, the League of Women Voters of Warren County is joining National Voter Registration Day efforts across the country. Anyone who is at least 18 years old on Nov. 3 this ...

2020 Census deadline soon approaches

The 2020 Census is underway and the deadline to respond is just over a week away. A little over 60 percent of Warren County households have responded. According to 2020census.gov, the statewide response rate is 68.8. The county’s rate is 62.3. The rate is higher than that of the ...

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease set for Saturday

The Warren Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s Disease will be held starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. “Our community’s Walk continues this year but looks different because the world is different right now,” Linda Knapp said. “We are still walking and our cause remains the same — to end ...

Public nudity nets woman indecent exposure charge

A Warren woman faces indecent exposure and disorderly conduct charges stemming for allegedly stripping on Hemlock Street. Cassie L. Tucker, 29, 1927 Pennsylvania Ave. E., Warren, was charged by City of Warren Police. According to the affidavit of probable cause filed with District Judge ...

CARES Act funding being distributed in the county

The first round of federal CARES Act money that came to the county is hitting the streets. The county was awarded just over $3.5 million in federal coronavirus relief, known as CARES Act funding. About $2.2 million will be awarded to business and non-profits in the community with the remainder ...

Ginsburg’s visit to Chautauqua County remembered

During his 13 summer stay in the President’s Cottage at Chautauqua Institution, Tom Becker had the privilege of hosting and entertaining a wide range of esteemed guests of the institution — among them some of the greatest minds in American history. But Becker couldn’t help but laugh ...

City council debates role in EMS crisis

A proposal to expand an emergency medical services arrangement between the City of Warren and Pleasant Township was tabled Monday night by Warren City Council. But that agreement was just the vehicle for a much larger and contentious debate about the city’s role in the county EMS crisis. At ...

‘Love Of Life’

On Sunday, Aug. 30, Roger and Agnes McFarland hosted a small, outdoor gathering of family and friends to celebrate a milestone. The McFarlands celebrated their 75th anniversary. Agnes grew up in Warren, Roger in North Warren. They married on Aug. 30, 1945, at Wheeler Hill Methodist ...

ANF plans for gypsy moth response

Federal officials are developing plans to combat gypsy moth on the Allegheny National Forest. The ANF is now accepting comments on a scoping document that — if approved — could result in aerial insecticide treatment as soon as next April. According to a statement from the ANF, federal ...

Civic Beautification Awards presented in joint Arbor Day celebration

The COVID-19 pandemic may have wiped out Arbor Day this year, but an event last week celebrated both the trees and civic beautification in the City of Warren. Held at the Midtown Lot near where the Arbor Day tree - a serviceberry - was planted earlier this year, the city’s Street Landscape ...

Allegheny National Forest seeks input on ecosystem maintenance

There hasn’t always been a predominantly oak ecosystem around Tracy Ridge. But, there is now and the Allegheny National Forest is looking for input on a plan to keep it that way. “The mature oak stands present today were established through a combination of pre-settlement Native ...

Five Warren County men in the 83rd Pa. wounded during 1862

Five men from the 83rd Pennsylvania were wounded throughout their service in the American Civil War. One was a judge in South Dakota. Another had a son who went to Harvard and donated a prominent park in Corry. And a third is the archetype for westward expansion. But first, the most ...

Right In Step

“Dark days are gonna go away. They won’t have the final say.” The Youngsville High School Marching Eagles are performing in a season fit for the opening line of the Afters song that is part of their repertoire. The Eagles may not be on the field in front of their fans — and their ...

Officials detail meth operation at ‘The Farm’

A total of 16 individuals — all facing potential life sentences — have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a methamphetamine operation at “The Farm” in Grand Valley. Warren County law enforcement were instrumental in uncovering the operation, which Chief County ...

No COVID cases reported at area nursing homes

Nursing homes in Warren County are reporting COVID-free conditions. “The Rouse Home received all negative results from the fifth round of universal COVID-19 testing that was conducted on Sept. 10,” Marketing Director Kelsey Angove said. “The safety of our residents and our employees ...

Investigators explain local drug operation

It sounds like the scene from a horror movie — “The Farm.” But it was the scene of a large methamphetamine distribution off Hunter School Road in Grand Valley. While it might sound like a backwood locale — and it is — the organizers had put some technological resource into the ...

Federal Charges

ERIE — Federal authorities have broken up a suspected methamphetamine distribution rings that was operating out of “The Farm” in Warren County. The indictments, unsealed on Thursday by U.S. Scott Brady, charge 16 individuals in connection with the operation. “Our region has been ...

Motorists reminded of school bus safety rules

The school year is a few weeks old and students and bus drivers are getting into their patterns. Unfortunately, some motorists have developed some bad habits. “At the beginning of the school year we always have some issues,” Conewango Township Police Officer Charlie Andersen ...

Wolf again pushes for legalization of marijuana

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf convened a news conference this week to once again plead with lawmakers to look at the possibility of legalizing recreational marijuana in the state. But despite the governor’s repeated pleas on the topic since he changed his stance on the issue last year, the ...

Visitors Bureau ready to get back to promoting Warren County

“We need to get back to doing what our mission is and that is to promote Warren County a little more.” The Warren County Visitors Bureau has been in an interesting pickle — encourage people to come to Warren County because of low COVID-19 case counts or encourage them to stay away for ...