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City signs off on new aerial fire truck

The City of Warren Fire Department is on the cusp of having a safe aerial truck again. While the truck Warren City Council agreed to purchase will take a while to get here, council signed off on a lease on Monday for an aerial truck that will be in service very soon. The aerial truck the city ...

PennDOT to honor employees who died in the line of duty

PennDOT is looking to honor some of its own. Last week, the department announced a bridge-dedication project honoring employees who died while on duty since 1970. There is one Warren County name on the list — Norman B. Matthews, who died Jan. 13, 1972. PennDOT is not certain if there ...

Buddy in training

Of all the events featured at this past weekend’s Winterfest at Chapman Dam State Park, there is one that is “always a good show,” according to organizer Ed Atwood. That’s the annual Jim Lobdell Memorial Sled Dog Race. Unfortunately, the races were cancelled, leaving only the ...

A new No. 1

The Glade Volunteer Fire Department Water Rescue Team has been running a little short of a full complement. Thanks to United Refining Company, the department has a new flagship — a 16-foot, rubber, inflatable Achilles rescue boat. The Achilles joins the department’s fleet, bringing the ...

Have a chat over ‘Coffee With a Cop’

The City of Warren Police Department and White Cane Coffee are hosting Coffee with a Cop. The events will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Fridays, Jan. 24, Feb. 21, March 20, and April 24, at White Cane Coffee, 2 E. Third Ave., Warren. “Come enjoy a cup of coffee with the officers of your police ...

Oh, my: 30 years of turkey for Lions

There is good reason to be thankful for turkey. Sometimes, it helps local not-for-profits. Sometimes, it helps people with hearing and vision problems. The Warren Lions Club has been around since 1923. For the last 30 years, the club has been hosting a turkey dinner. This year, the event ...

Tiona man faces more charges in rape case

A man accused of multiple counts of rape and repeated sexual abuse of a boy who was between the ages of 11 and 14 faces additional charges. Kelly E. Patz, 48, of Tiona, faces two counts of rape — person less than 13 years old; four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse — person ...

The ‘snow’ must go on: Winterfest Saturday and Sunday at Chapman

Warren County Winterfest continues Saturday and Sunday at Chapman State Park — with a lot of snow, a little snow, or no snow. Expect snow. Warren County Winterfest has been updating its Facebook page with the weather. “We don’t say the word ‘cancel,’ a Winterfest post on ...

s’No sweat

Winter might have left us for a few days but it’s coming back with a vengeance. And when it comes back, we should make sure we clean it off of our car roofs because, well, it’s the law. If you’re like us, you probably assumed there were regulations regarding roof snow. But what ...

Sidewalk snow law reminder

The snow is coming. So the shovels will have to come out. And there are shoveling regulations in the City of Warren. Here’s what the regulations say: “The owner of any property, whether occupied or unoccupied, which abuts any street upon which public sidewalks exist shall keep ...

PennDOT to talk Sheffield bridge

Those 2,000 or so motorists who travel Route 6 east of Sheffield each day are looking at a week of a 37-mile detour. PennDOT will hold a public meeting to discuss the project to replace the bridge over Roystone Run in Sheffield Township. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at ...

Saturday school events postponed

The Warren County School District has postponed all athletic and co-curricular events for Saturday, Jan. 18. This includes scheduled practices. www.wcsdpa.org

Eagle eyes

After being on the verge of extinction, the bald eagle is well into a recovery. The species was almost wiped out in the United States as recently as the 1970s, with fewer than 1,000 known individuals. The national symbol was subsequently listed as an endangered species and that number has ...

Brine on dirt road usage remains cloudy

Whether brine can be used as a dust suppressant — and de-icer — on dirt roads in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is — again — stuck in the mud. A bill before the state House of Representatives, that initially included language to permit such use of oil and gas wastewater, was ...

Duo charged following Youngsville altercation

When police responded to a Youngsville dispute on Wednesday, they found it involved someone they needed to pick up anyway. Youngsville Borough Police responded to Hope Lane at about 9 a.m. Wednesday. According to the affidavit of probable cause, when they arrived, police found Shania R. ...

Starbrick VFD makes short work of Weiler Rd truck fire

A report of a vehicle fire brought Starbrick Volunteer Fire Department to Weiler Rd. Wednesday evening. Around 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, a vehicle fire at 1839 Weiler Rd., Warren, was reported by the owner. The vehicle was located away from any nearby structures. Upon arrival, ...

Chapman Road structure fire results in total loss

A structure fire early Wednesday morning left a newly sold Chapman Dam Rd. property as a “total loss.” At 12:30 a.m., Clarendon Volunteer Fire Department received a call for a structure fire at 3973 Chapman Dam Rd., Clarendon. The call was made by a passerby of the structure. The ...

Hardware choices

Valu Home Centers is closing its Warren location among three “underperforming locations,” the chain said on Tuesday. “As a result of changes in the retail industry, Valu Home Centers is refocusing resources towards its online platform and closing three underperforming locations,” ...

Youngsville terminates recycling service

Youngsville Borough has formally ended its curb-side recycling program. Borough council voted unanimously on Monday to discontinue its recycling pickup after months of discussion and years of the service. It was a question of cost. “Since 2018, the recycling charges from Advanced ...