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Panel hires EMS-specific legal counsel

The Warren City Council has elected to retain special legal counsel specifically for emergency medical service issues. While city staff had previously indicated that outside counsel would be needed to negotiate an extension of a pilot agreement with Pleasant Township, that initiative ...

17 new cases, two deaths reported Wednesday

There were 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Warren County and two more deaths announced on Wednesday. The totals as of Wednesday's report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health included 1,889 cases and 75 deaths. The new cases include 10 confirmed and seven probables. At Warren General ...

End Of The Line

Bad feng shui brought down a downtown Warren residence. David and Laura Demers purchased the house at 6 Pennsylvania Avenue W. – between East and Water streets – 17 years ago. It was a great location – right next to her parents’ home and right across from a city park – ...

20 new cases reported, and three more deaths

There were 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Warren County on Monday and three more deaths were attributed to the virus. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, 73 county residents have died COVID-related deaths so far. Of those, all but one have been reported in December ...

Suspect Sought

Photo submitted to Times Observer The City of Warren Police Department is looking for information following an armed robbery late Saturday at the Kwik Fill on Hickory Street. According to police, the pictured man ä about 5-feet, 6-inches tall, claimed to have a gun and demanded money at ...

School district receives grant

BRIAN FERRY bferry@timesobserver.com A grant will help familiarize a group of Warren County students with the equipment used in their field of study. “The Warren County Career Center(WCCC)Machine Technology Program of Study has received a $4,456 grant through the efforts of the ...

Council hears comments on hotel project

The most discussed item at Warren City Council’s Monday night meeting was not on the agenda. Roughly a dozen people addressed council on the proposed downtown riverfront hotel. “City council, save our waterfront,” Wendy McCain said as the first to speak. “I urge our city to stop ...

Everyone 65-plus now in vaccine phase 1A

Every Pennsylvanian age 65 and over as well as those 16-and-over with contributing conditions is now in Phase 1A of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. During a briefing by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, it was announced that the state has aligned its distribution plan with the federal ...

Lowest new case count since November

There were only three new cases of COVID-19 in Warren County announced on Tuesday and no new deaths. The Pennsylvania Department of Health's daily statistics showed the lowest increase in new cases in months. The last time there were as few as three, there were two on Nov. 23. At that time, ...

‘An Amazing Job’

Teachers are in Phase 1B of the state’s vaccination plan. But, in Warren County, they were approved for vaccination before the rules changed about a week ago. Warren County School District’s educators, and others, received vaccines last week at Warren General Hospital. “We had ...

County awarded grant funds to boost manufacturing capability

Warren County is part of an eight-count cooperative that was awarded grant funds for a manufacturing partnership. The $168,968 allocation for Warren, Clarion, Crawford, Erie, Forest, Lawrence, Mercer and Venango came from a $4.7 million state allocation in PAsmart Next Generation Industry ...

Legislative memos reveal focus to session for Rapp, Hutchinson

With the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s 2021-2022 session underway, it’s time to take a look at where the focus of our legislators will be. State Representative Kathy Rapp - whose district includes all of the county - and Sen. Scott Hutchinson - whose district includes almost all of the ...

20 new cases, three more COVID deaths

There were 20 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Warren County on Monday and three more deaths were attributed to the virus. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, 73 county residents have died COVID-related deaths so far. Of those, all but one have been reported in December and ...

Robbery suspect sought

Photo submitted to Times Observer The City of Warren Police Department is looking for information following an armed robbery late Saturday at the Kwik Fill on Hickory Street. According to police, the pictured man – about 5-feet, six-inches tall, claimed to have a gun and demanded money at ...

Family mourns loss of Warren County native

COVID-19 doesn’t just prey on the old and those with underlying health conditions. Colten Brown was in the prime of his life. He was a big man with a big personality, a big smile, and a big bear hug. He worked out and had no contributing conditions. He died on Jan. 6, about three weeks ...

Man charged with buying nearly 15 pounds of marijuana through mail

A Pittsfield man is behind bars on charges alleging that he purchased 15 pounds of marijuana in the mail. Brandon J. Fox, 29, 4735 Davey Hill Rd., was charged by Warren County Drug Task Force investigators on Jan. 13. Investigators report in the affidavit of probable cause that the postmaster ...

Rouse Home reports dozens of COVID recoveries

There were only 11 new cases of COVID-19 reported for Warren County on Friday, but another three deaths were added to the tally. The death toll rose from 65 to 68. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 1,839 total cases for the county on Friday, up from 1,828 on Thursday. Of those, ...

County working to distribute more vaccines

There is a lot of effort going on to get COVID-19 vaccines into arms. But, there are a lot of different entities working toward that goal — leading to some lack of clarity. Federal Operation Warp Speed officials are suggesting that states get vaccines in arms as soon as possible. State ...

Warren Native

Dorothy Schmidt Cole, of North Carolina, a Warren native, died Thursday, Jan. 7, at the age of 107. She entered the Marine Corps during World War II, and, on her 107th birthday, Cole was recognized by the U.S. Marine Corps as the oldest living Marine – bringing her some nationwide ...