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Paving the way

After someone got a truck stuck on the railroad grade trail along West Branch Tionesta Creek outside of Chapman State Park, the trail was in need of some work. It was a high-value restoration project — that section of trail connects the park with the North Country National Scenic Trail ...

Lacy Park is focus of city commission meeting

Wrapping up the renovation of Lacy Park — including the installation of an adapted, sensory playground — was the focus of the discussion at Tuesday’s City of Warren Parks and Recreation Commission meeting. Invitations have been sent and details are in the works for a grand opening set ...

High Court to eye closure order case

The challenge brought by five entities including two from Warren County — Blueberry Hill Golf Club and the Caledonia Land Company of Clarendon — to Gov. Tom Wolf’s business closure order will be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court later this month. A docket for the case indicates that ...

Man faces attempted arson charge

A man is behind bars for breaking into an RV in Farmington Township, attempting to assault the occupant and lighting her garbage on fire with a torch. Darren D. Lindstrom, 43, was charged by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police back on Aug. 30 but was not arrested until Wednesday when, ...

DOJ unseals indictment in Grand Valley meth trafficking operation

Federal authorities have broken up a suspected methamphetamine distribution rings that was operating out of "The Farm" in Warren County. The indictments, unsealed on Thursday by U.S. Scott Brady, charge 16 individuals. Brady indicated that the methamphetamine recovered is "Mexican cartel ...

Fighting back

It’s been a decade since Birdsall Edey, a Girl Scout camp on the Allegheny National Forest in Pleasant Township, was closed. Nature has done its part to reclaim the site but it has also had some help — vandalism has been rampant at the site. Federal officials are fighting ...

Northwest Bank to close more than 40 locations

Northwest Bancshares Inc., the holding company of Northwest Bank, announced this week that it will close more than 40 locations. In a Monday release, Chairman, President, and CEO Ronald Seiffert cited the changing ways people do their banking as a driver in the closure of 42 full-services ...

RDA to eye options for landfill, Birdsall Edey

County redevelopment officials are discussing a solution for the Grunderville landfill site that could also help protect a historical resource in the county — Birdsall Edey. The landfill has been closed since 1992 and funds were set side — the closure fund — to ultimately address the ...

Dairy Princess heading to state pageant

Warren County Dairy Princess Madison Sleeman is heading to the state pageant on Thursday. The 2020 State Dairy Pageant will be held Saturday and Sleeman will be vying with 25 other county princesses for the title of Pennsylvania State Dairy Princess. “This title as Warren County Dairy ...

Man faces attempted arson, burglary charges from Farmington Twp. incident

A man is behind bars for breaking into an RV in Farmington Twp., attempting to assault the occupant and lighting her garbage on fire with a torch. Darren D. Lindstrom, 43, was charged by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police back on Aug. 30 but was not arrested until Wednesday when, according ...

Saturday detail

PennDOT data shows that roughly 300 people across the Commonwealth died as a direct result of alcohol-related crashes in 2019. Further, about 37 percent of those fatalities occur before and after Labor Day weekend. The Warren County DUI Task Force was out in force on Saturday night in ...

Northwest Bank to close more than 40 locations

Northwest announced this week that it will close more than 40 locations. In a Monday release, Chairman, President, and CEO Ronald Seiffert cited the changing ways people do their banking as a driver in the closure of 42 full-services offices, one free-standing drive-through, and one business ...

Company To Provide Bus Cameras

The school board approved an item that is a win-win for everyone that is not illegally passing school buses or misbehaving on a bus. At Monday’s regular meeting, the board approved a five-year agreement with Bus Patrol. The company will provide cameras inside and outside the buses used by ...

School district outlines power outage policy

When the power is out, the food in the fridge is at risk, the pump might stop bringing water up from the well, and the heating and cooling system might not work. Oh, and the Option 3 students in the house might have to miss school. If a student who is attending Warren County School ...

Labrador In The Court

A child goes into an imposing and unfamiliar place and has to talk to strangers about a traumatic event. Attorneys ask her difficult questions about unpleasant topics. There is no one to hold her hand. No one to pat her on the head and whisper quiet encouragement to her. No hugs. But, ...

City unable to limit profane political speech

Political speech is protected by the First Amendment, even if it’s profane. City of Warren Manager Nancy Freenock said the city has received complaints about campaign flags. The flags, supporting President Donald Trump in the upcoming election, include phrases such as “No More ...

Whirley-Drinkworks! recognized by Wolf administration for PPE production

A Warren County business has been recognized by the Wolf Administration for personal protective equipment development. A statement from the Department of Community and Economic Development credits Whirley-Drinkworks! for “specializing in design and manufacturing of plastic products that ...

Indecent exposure lands man in county jail

An Erie man will spend some time in the county jail on indecent exposure and harassment charges. Judge Gregory Hammond handed down the sentence against Nathanial D. Glenn, 29, on Friday. Glenn’s attorney, Assistant Public Defender Mike Kitay, said his client is “definitely here to ...

Freedom Walk

Never forget. The 9/11 Freedom Walk in Sugar Grove on Patriots Day was intended to keep the memory of that day alive. “We need to gather and spend a few minutes,” AMVETS Post No. 50 Life Member Judy Fry, who organizes the event, said. “Think of all those lives.” The pain ...

City man sentenced for selling fake meth

A Warren man is headed to state prison for, in part, attempting to pass off baking powder as methamphetamine. John W. Soderberg, 45, was sentenced to a total of 41-82 months in state prison on two dockets by Judge Gregory Hammond on Friday morning. His attorney, Assistant Public ...