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15 new COVID cases are announced in county

There were 15 new cases of COVID-19 announced for Warren County on Thursday, while two more deaths were added to the virus’ toll. As of Thursday, there have been 1,828 cases in the county and 65 deaths. There were seven fewer COVID-positive patients at Warren General Hospital in ...

Association dissolves; Penn Soil is moving forward

The dissolution of the Pennsylvania Association of RC&D Councils doesn’t mean Penn Soil RC&D is dissolving. Neither does the pending retirement of Penn Soil’s executive director. The eight-county council that includes Warren County will continue doing business. “There are ...

Jail faces complications as court operations pause

Many of the complications brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic are obvious. Some not so much. One such complication is a group of inmates sitting at the Warren County Jail waiting for transport to state prison. An inmate reached out to the Times Observer and said that the transport he ...

Software added to devices to enhance security

The Warren County School District is working to improve the full-virtual experience of its students. On Tuesday, district officials announced that LanSchool Classic will be added to the software in use as students continue to work from home. The software will be installed on devices and ...

11 new cases, three deaths

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, ...

Making The Pitch

It’s no secret that much of the feedback received on a downtown hotel possibility has been negative. But until now there was no publicly available site plan for what such development might look like. That means — until today — there was really no specific project to be opposed to. In ...

7 more COVID deaths added to county toll

Warren County’s COVID death toll went up dramatically on Wednesday, adding seven fatalities. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there have been 63 COVID-related deaths in the county, up from 56 as of Tuesday’s reporting. That is a 12 percent increase in one day. The ...

Annual Eagle Watch event is canceled due to coronavirus

In the middle of winter each year, when the waters of the Allegheny River and Reservoir tend to be largely frozen, hundreds of visitors gather at locations around Kinzua Dam to get a look at eagles. Lining dozens or hundreds of people up shoulder-to-shoulder is a no-no this year. U.S. Army ...

Panel in line with proposal

The Warren County Commissioners signed off on an agreement that will bring county government a comprehensive policy and procedure manual. Commissioner Tricia Durbin said that the proposal from Country Manor Management Consultant would put the manual together in eight weeks. She speculated ...

15 new cases, two more deaths

There were 15 new cases of COVID-19 announced for Warren County on Thursday, while two more deaths were added to the virus' toll. As of Thursday, there have been 1,828 cases in the county and 65 deaths. There were seven fewer COVID-positive patients at Warren General Hospital in Thursday's ...

‘Symbiotic Relationship’

Warren City Council will be holding a public meeting on the proposal for a downtown hotel. “We have promised a public meeting,” Mayor Maurice Cashman said during Monday’s special meeting. We will do that. You have my promise.” Cashman emphasized the meeting would take place prior ...

New COVID cases again down, but virus deaths up

The number of new COVID-19 cases was again low on Tuesday, but deaths were up. The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 14 new cases and three new deaths. The total number of COVID-related deaths in the county stood at 56 on Tuesday. That number is a match for the number provided by ...

City Council allocates state grant funds to senior living developer

Warren City Council signed off on a proposal to allocate some state grant funds to a developer hoping to bring a senior living facility to downtown Warren. Council took the action during a special meeting on Monday night to sub-grant $1.5 million in state Redevelopment Assistance Capital ...

Rapp to continue as Health Committee chair

State Representative Kathy Rapp will continue to chair the House of Representatives Health Committee in the 2021-22 session of the General Assembly. Rapp was unopposed for a ninth term in the General Assembly last fall. This marks her third term as chair of the Health Committee. According ...

1st Baby Of 2021

Jeremy Grant Rowland is strapped in and ready to leave Warren General Hospital with mom Lacey and dad Rodney, of Warren. Jeremy is Warren Countyás 2021 New Year baby, the first baby born at Warren General Hospital in the new year. He was born at 4:37 p.m. Monday, Jan. 4. He has two siblings, ...

Rate of new cases slows

The incidence of new COVID-19 cases in Warren County continues to show a decline. The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced 18 new cases on Monday after only four on Sunday. Saturday’s count was 44. Including the weekend, the county has had a total of 1,773 cases of ...

WCSD on track to reopen on Jan. 26

The return to in-person schooling in Warren County School District is two weeks away, and, for now, district officials are sticking with that plan. The school board approved a plan to go to full-virtual instruction starting Dec. 9 and to return not before Tuesday, Jan. 26 – the start of the ...

City man receives maximum sentence

“I am giving the defendant every possible day in prison I can give him and that’s not enough.” That was part of an incredibly strong message Judge Gregory Hammond gave to Thomas G. Anthony, 52, who was sentenced on two dockets of sexual offenses on Monday afternoon. Hammond sentenced ...

Commissioners to discuss landfill future

County officials are planning a meeting with the Department of Environmental Protection and Allegheny National Forest aimed at finalizing the closure of the Grunderville Landfill. Warren County Commissioner Jeff Eggleston raised the meeting during the commissioner’s work session on ...