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City approves CDBG funding application

With no input from the public at Monday’s public hearing, Warren City Council members approved applying for $298,504 in CDBG funds for city projects. Monday was the second required public hearing regarding the Community Development Block Grant funds. Following the hearing, council members ...

PGC to stock nearly 4,000 pheasants in habitats for 2019

In 2019, the Pennsylvania Game Commission will stock almost 4,000 pheasants in Warren County. The last two stockings have yet to take place. Like trout stocked in local waterways, those pheasants are stocked to be taken by sportsmen. “Pheasants are stocked for hunters as a ‘put and ...

State Representative Kathy Rapp goes to Washington

If you happened to be watching the news - or C-SPAN - on Friday afternoon, you weren’t mistaken if you thought you saw State Representative Kathy Rapp beside President Donald Trump. Rapp was invited to the White House on Friday as President Trump announced a couple executive actions ...

Briefs…

Bridge results Tuesday afternoon at the Allegheny Community Center, Rita Mancuso was first and Donna Holding was second. At the Woman’s Club Thursday afternoon, Donna Holding and Connie Michell were first and second. Linda Jensen placed first Thursday evening at the library with Donna ...

‘A great relationship’

BE inspired. BE involved. BE invested. BEi. Bollinger Enterprises recently celebrated its accomplishments and kicked off a capital campaign. BEi Executive Director Dr. William Clark announced the “three-year capital campaign to help us better serve adults with disabilities and their ...

Fatal fire in Forest County

An early Sunday morning house fire claimed the life of a Forest County resident. At 2 a.m., Sunday, November 17, Tionesta Fire Department was called to 114 Sunnyside Drive, Tionesta, Green Township, for a structure fire. Tionesta FD Chief Ray Copland requested the assistance of ...

County divvies up CDBG funds

Warren County has divvied up it’s share of federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Four projects were outlined during a public hearing and subsequently approved by the Warren County Commissioners during meetings held on Wednesday. Grants Administrator Lorri Dunlap said ...

On The Record

District Court - Western Warren County Drug Offense. Josh Anderson, 36, of Erie, was charged with possession of a controlled substance; manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; operating a vehicle without required financial responsibility; and three counts ...

County events focus on hunger & homeless

There will be three events in conjunction with 2019 Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. The Kids In Need (KIN) Fund is Warren County School District’s primary shield against homelessness and hunger among students. In the 2018-2019 school year, 135 students and family members ...

Pittsfield township named after a Massachusetts municipality

Old New England roots can die hard. Evidence in Warren County? We have a township named after a municipality in Massachusetts. Welcome to Pittsfield. Created from the old boundaries of Spring Creek and Brokenstraw townships, the township was created in 1847 and, according to ...

Blood, sweat & nickel

Bob Larson can put on his resume that he took part in the construction of the power generating facility at Kinzua Dam. But he never worked on the site. The construction of the dam and its associated elements took place in a number of locations. Larson was a laborer-helper at Dorcon in ...

On The Record

Possession. John Thomas Jarjabka, Jr., 20, Youngsville, was charged with two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and a single count of possession of marijuana by City of Warren Police on Nov. 14. Possession. Christopher K. Kay, Jr., 24, Youngsville, was charged with 10 counts of ...

Emergency call center to add 2 full-time posts

Short staffing at the 911 Center was addressed by the Salary Board during a Wednesday meeting. Two full-time dispatcher positions were added in addition to a quality assurance position by the board. Public Safety Director Ken McCorrison said the 911 Center is “quite short staffed” ...

Library hosts Penn’s Parks meeting

What’s the best feature of a state park? Is it the peace and quiet? Is it the adventure? The scenery? How can parks be an even-cooler place to hang out? More amenities? Less? The public has the opportunity to have a say in the future of state parks both locally and statewide. A ...

Making new ground

PennDOT has taken action to bolster a sinking section of Dorcon Road. Instead of building a retaining wall or applying more pavement, PennDOT brought in a Houston-based company and tried a relatively new technique. The Uretek USA team injected an expanding structural polyurethane into soft ...

On The Record

Drugs. Jessica E. Valente, 38, of Tidioute, was charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance; possession of marijuana; and seven counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, on Thursday, Nov. 14, by Pennsylvania State Police.

County salary board mulls courthouse security post

Single point of entry at the courthouse has popped up for discussion periodically over the last four years. Wednesday was another one of those times. The creation of two positions — part-time security officers — was before the county salary board. Sheriff Ken Klakamp said the ...

Library photo contest entries displayed for public voting

Just when you thought you could set your voting skills aside, it’s once again time to cast your ballot. This time you’ll be selecting your favorite photo. The Warren Public Library is hosting a “Mini Photo Contest.” With fewer than the normal number of entries this year, the ...

Down to business

A rezoning request for 11 parcels in North Warren was approved by the Warren County Commissioners on Wednesday. The properties are located on the corner of Jackson Run Rd. and Rt. 62 in Conewango Township and were changed from a residential zoning designation to a business ...