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Winter Weather Advisory

National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Warren County from 3 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday. Lake effect snow is expected — with up to 4 inches accumulating in a short time frame in northern Warren County. Expect strong winds, and poor visibility at times.

State House takes brine off SB 790 legislation

The most contentious element of legislation that would create separate regulations for the conventional oil & gas industry has been removed. The state House Environmental Resources & Energy committee reported out an amended version of SB 790 on Monday. But the most controversial ...

Bent Run hops to the head of the pack two years in a row

For the second year in a row, Bent Run Brewing caught the eye of the judges at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. One might say the competition paled in comparison. Bent Run’s Pearl O’ My Eye won a blue ribbon in the Farm Show’s Specialty IPA (India pale ale) category. Technically, ...

Warren County wonder makes ‘cool and calming’ list online

Of course, they are subjective, but it’s nice to have some positive news written about your own area — even if it’s online as part of one of those top 10-type articles. And, as they say, “it must be true, I read it on the internet.” That said, onlyinyourstate.com, which has ...

Ellwood to get DEP approval for boiler install

The state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced its intention to approve a plan for the installation of a natural gas-fired boiler at Ellwood National Forge. According to a notice from DEP published in the Times Observer, the plan approval is for the proposed ...

Bush Industries acquired by Canadian furniture manufacturing company

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. — Bush Industries, a Jamestown-based furniture manufacturing company that celebrated its 60th anniversary last year, announced Tuesday it has been acquired by the Canadian firm Bestar. Specific details regarding the acquisition were not released. Bestar, based in Quebec, ...

California man charged with defrauding area business

A California man has been charged with hacking a Warren County company’s email and receiving tens of thousands of dollars that company should have received. Chen Hsing Fang, 61, of Monterey Park, Calif., is charged with knowledge that property is proceeds of illegal act (a felony of the ...

Approved

After half a year without a contract, the two sides have come together. The Warren County Education Association and Warren County School District each approved matching tentative agreements at meetings Monday evening. The new agreement is a four-year deal retroactive to July 1, 2019. The ...

Gelotte enters guilty plea in June standoff

A Warren man who barricaded himself in his residence last June, threatened police during a stand off and required the activation of the Pennsylvania State Police Special Emergency Response Team has pled guilty. Chad A. Gelotte, 48, 215 Canton St., pled guilty to terroristic threats - graded ...

Valu Home Centers to close its Warren location

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," according to ...

Haney pleads guilty to underage sex charges

A Warren man has pled guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. But the charge won’t require a period of registration as a sexual offender under Megan’s Law. Robert W. Haney, 19, 7 S. South St., pled guilty before Judge Gregory Hammond on Monday to a count of statutory sexual ...

Plea hearings

Judge Gregory Hammond took the following pleas during change of plea proceedings on Monday at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Kayla Brown, Clarendon, to DUI: Highest rate of alcohol - second offense and required financial responsibility. Charges of DUI: General impairment/incapable of safe ...

Officials seek public input for recreation plans

Got ideas on recreation options in the county? County officials want to hear from you. Warren County is working on the development of a county-wide Recreation and Greenways Plan and is looking for public feedback as part of that process. An online survey is available at ...

Officials seek meeting with Truck-Lite

Several elected officials say they have been reaching out to Truck-Lite following the company’s announcement last week it tentatively planned to cease production at its manufacturing facility in Falconer by the end of the year. Officials who have attempted to contact Truck-Lite for a ...

Wind power

Strong winds through Warren County left trees and power lines down and residents without power on Saturday evening. According to National Weather Service State College winds reached upper 40’s to lower 50’s on Saturday, Jan. 11. Other counties in Pa. that reached similar wind speeds ...

With melting snow, comes slush, puddles, potholes

Some folks like snow. Some don’t. So, when the weather warms up to almost 60 in early January, there are some good things and some bad. The same is true for entities that have to deal with snow. The City of Warren Department of Public Works and PennDOT took some time off from snow ...

Expect a left turn with a warm-weather weekend

A storm in the south-central United States that is leading to tornado warnings in Oklahoma and the possibility of snow in Texas is bringing happier tidings to northwestern Pennsylvania. “Temperatures are well above average (here) as a storm digs into the central part of the country,” ...

9th DUI results in state time for Warren man

A Warren man is headed to state prison on charges stemming from his ninth DUI offense. Fletcher T. Kay, 64, was sentenced by Judge Gregory Hammond on Friday on charges of DUI: Highest rate of alcohol - a second offense in 10 years and summary careless driving. The charges stem from an ...

Pittsfield man sentenced for sex offender requirements

A Pittsfield man is headed to state prison on charges that he failed to comply with sexual offender requirements. Tyler M. Engle, 27, was sentenced on a felony count of providing accurate information and a summary count of driving while under suspension before Judge Gregory Hammond on ...