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WCSD committee meeting Monday online only

School board members will be back online at 6 p.m. Monday, April 6, for its Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology Committee meeting, conducted via teleconference. The public may join the meeting online at https://wcsdpa.zoom.us/j/861899164, or via phone by dialing 1-301-715-8592. If ...

Many changes to unemployment claims due to coronavirus pandemic

Hundreds of thousands of people in Pennsylvania have lost their jobs temporarily to COVID-19 shutdowns. And hundreds of thousands have filed for unemployment benefits in the past three weeks. The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry is reporting that, between Sunday, March 15, and ...

Special delivery

A Tuesday morning bus tour kicked off Phase One of the Warren County School District’s continuity of education plan. The district’s buses made their first runs in weeks - probably also their last runs for weeks. One driver said he was just happy to be back to work - even if only for the ...

Gov. expected to extend stay-at-home order to entire state

Multiple sources are reporting that PA Gov. Tom Wolf will extend the stay-at-home order to the entire state at his daily COVID-19 press conference at 3 p.m. today. Check TimesObserver.com or the Times Observer Facebook page for details.

What is it? Stay-at-home order inches closer to Warren County

There’s been much said about Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home order. As the order creeps closer to Warren County — Forest, Crawford and Erie are now under its provisions — what does it actually mean? A statement from the governor’s office outlines permissible travel and ...

State announces 756 new cases Tuesday

Seven new counties were added to the stay-at-home order and 756 new cases of COVID-19 highlighted Tuesday’s Department of Health briefing. Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine explained that the new cases brings the total to 4,843. Sixty-three adults who tested positive have died and 37,645 ...

Despite being closed through April, YMCA gives hope to prom

There continues to be uncertainty in regards to the rest of the school year. While the administration and school board have a lot on their table, education is always top priority. But questions seem to pop up about extracurricular activities like sports, graduation ceremonies, and ...

Virtual full house: School board meeting reaches cap of 300 online

Officials at Warren County School District expected a good turnout. The cloud-based meeting platform they selected handled the 300 people who virtually attended Monday’s school board special meeting admirably. “I’m really impressed with the amount of people that are on,” board ...

Warren woman wins $20K in Tops’ ‘Rip It and Win It’

Sometimes all you need is a little bit of luck. Leilani Baxter of Warren was the second $20,000 winner in the Tops Friendly Markets Monopoly Rip It And Win It game. Amid concerns in the world right now about the COVID-19, Tops is still making sure people’s baskets are filled with their ...

WGH changes schedule, hours

Warren General Hospital’s schedule and hours of operations have changed recently in some departments, including: 1. LAB — Still open, with regular hours. Hours of operation in outpatient phlebotomy will run from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. starting Monday, March 30. 2. Hospital Home Health ...

Gov. Wolf: Stay-at-home order now state-wide

Gov. Tom Wolf has extended his stay-at-home order to the entire state. Wolf had been implementing the order on a county-by-county basis as COVID-19 has spread and case counts increased. However, the state identified nearly 1,000 new cases on Wednesday alone. “Today I am extending my stay ...

Schools close indefinitely

School and non-life sustaining businesses throughout the Commonwealth will now be closed indefinitely. “Business and school closures will no longer have a set date to resume normal operations,” Gov. Tom Wolf said in a Monday press briefing. “(I am) going to leave the date ...

WCSD calendar: ‘We just don’t know’

It’s too early to say for certain, but schools could be out for summer. One of the items on the agenda for Monday’s special meeting of the school board related to adjusting the Warren County School District calendar in response to COVID-19. During a discussion of the schedule, ...

Ask the WGH medical team

The Times Observer asked the Warren General Hospital medical team to help us get information out to our readers through the COVID-19 FAQ-3. Twice a week, or more, we will pose our questions, and your questions, to the experts. If you would like the Times Observer to submit a question to the ...

City Spring Clean-Up kicks off April 13

It might seem like life as we know it has been upended, but spring is coming. That means the City of Warren is preparing for the city’s annual Spring Clean-Up Program. The program will kick off on April 13 and work through the city over the ensuing two weeks. “Items and materials to ...

District to distribute offline educational resources beginning Tuesday

Warren County School District will be distributing Phase One — Offline Learning Materials Packets — to all students on Tuesday. These materials will be distributed using the already-established school bus runs. School buses will be running on a two-hour delay schedule. The district ...

Eisenhower wants your vote

One thing is for sure, more and more people in the community are stepping up to pay it forward. Seventh-graders from Eisenhower Middle School are now asking for our help. All it will take is a couple of clicks on the computer to support these students. Eric Shotts’ seventh-grade students ...