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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 ...

WCSD changes eligibility standards

Students planning to participate in sports, theater productions, clubs, and other school-based activities had better keep their other school expectations in mind. A Warren County School District policy change approved by the school board strengthens the connections between academic ...

Preliminary hearings

Five guilty pleas were entered while charges were withdrawn against one during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Thomas B. Barton, Warren, to theft by unlawful taking. Charges of theft property lost ...

On The Record

Conewango Twp. DUI. John M. Gray, 72, of Warren, was charged Friday, Oct. 25, with two counts of DUI; careless driving; and required lighting, by Conewango Township Police. Youngsville Found Property. On Tuesday, Nov. 12, Youngsville Borough Police received a kayak which was recovered by ...

EMS Task Force gets together

Warren County EMS Task Force has reconvened as a whole to discuss plans going forward. The task force first met in October where they decided to break into subcommittees. The subcommittees were to meet and create a document to serve as a starting point to vet their plan to the entire task ...

Sheffield event raises money for Vets’ Center

Students and staff at Sheffield Area Middle High School tipped their hats in honor of Veterans Day. Students Council held two events to raise funds for the Allegheny Valley Veterans Center. For a $1 donation, students and teachers could wear hats to school — Tip Your Hat to Veterans ...

Foregone conclusion

It (sorta) took two days, but the votes cast in last week's municipal election have all been counted. After about 15 hours of counting, the county’s Board of Elections wrapped up counting write-in votes and paper ballots at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday morning. The process started at 9 ...

Glitch Busters

The Warren County Commissioners know they have some decisions to make before the next election. Whether that means more voting machines, paper ballots or some other solution, they’re starting the discussion soon. During Monday’s work session, Commissioner Ben Kafferlin proposed an ...

On The Record

City of Warren Burglary. Colby Neel, 35, of Warren, was charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and criminal mischief on Sunday, October 27, after officers responded to a report of a burglary. Possession. A 14-year-old juvenile was charged with possession of marijuana and possession ...

Correction

Marine The keynote speaker for Monday’s Veterans Day program in Warren is U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Donald Smith, a graduate of Warren High School. Smith was identified as a veteran of the U.S. Army in the Saturday and Tuesday edition of the Times Observer, as well as the program ...

Youngsville Marching Eagles take Manhattan

The Youngsville High School Marching Band marched in honor of current service members and veterans in the 100th annual New York City Veterans Day Parade on Monday. The parade is produced by the United War Veterans Council and is the largest event of it’s kind in the nation. It began in ...

‘Not in vain’

Monday’s Veterans Day program in Warren was more than a ceremony intended to honor military veterans. It was a gathering of friends, old and new, a history lesson, and a call to continue to defend our freedom. Dreary, chilly weather didn’t prevent a good-sized crowd from gathering at ...

Small town, big city

Photo by Kevin McCormick/GroupPhotos.com Small town, big city: The Youngsville High School Marching Eagles perform on Monday in the 100th New York City Veterans Day Parade. An estimated 25,000 marched along the parade route from 25th to 46th streets, and thousands more, rows deep, watched ...

Joint venture helps Four Flags survive elements

There is a ceremony every spring celebrating the heritage of Warren. At the Four Flags ceremony, held over Memorial Day weekend, the flags of the nations that have held dominion over this land are raised at Heritage Point at the south end of the Veterans Memorial Bridge at Hickory ...

Judge Skerda resentencing of Sandusky abuse Nov. 22

The resentencing of a former Penn State football coach convicted of sexually abusing children has been moved back. Gerald A. Sandusky, 75, will be resentenced at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in Centre County, with Warren-Forest County Court of Common Pleas President Judge Maureen Skerda ...

General Joseph Warren DAR Chapter honoring vets every day

While pausing on Monday to thank and remember the people who have served in our nation’s defense, a group in the county continues to work to honor some of the men who fought to free and create that nation nearly 250 years ago. The Old Whitestown Cemetery outside Garland has become a focal ...

WCCC home where the heart is

The location has changed, but the educational process is much the same for the Warren County Career Center’s Health and Medical Assisting program. The HMA program moved into Warren Area High School this year as the career center is under major renovations. “Students within the Health ...

Worth saving

39 dogs were rescued on Friday in an ongoing animal cruelty investigation. Numerous complaints concerning the health and living conditions of dogs at a Pittsfield Township property led to the seizure by Paws Along the River Humane Society’s Cruelty Division. “We’re out there, ...