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Bear season yields 1,330 in 2 days

After two days, 1,330 black bears have been harvested as part of Pennsylvania’s statewide four-day general bear season, according to preliminary totals released Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. This year’s two-day preliminary bear harvest compares to 1,622 bears taken during ...

Charges for Warren man after tavern altercation

A Warren man is in Warren County jail following an alleged assault at a local tavern. Joshua D. Lowery, 26, of Warren, was charged with aggravated assault, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness, by City of Warren Police following an alleged Sunday morning incident. According to the ...

Healing Garden project down but not out, yet

Warren City Council earlier this month pumped the brakes on a project that would install infrastructure at Crescent Park. An additional component that was set to come along with those infrastructure repairs? A healing garden. The Street Landscape Committee has been a staunch advocate of ...

Stop, look & listen

That beeping at a number of intersections is an important safety feature. Audible pedestrian crossings have been installed at seven intersections in the City of Warren and one in Conewango Township as part of PennDOT projects on Pennsylvania Avenue and Market Street. At the Elm Street, ...

On The Record

District Court - Northern Warren County Possession. At 10:04 p.m., an 18-year-old male, of Youngsville, allegedly lost control of his vehicle and crashed on the side of the road. A small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia were allegedly seen in plain view inside the car. Charges ...

Brief…

Courthouse Warren County Courthouse will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving.

City seeks answers to EMS challenges

Emergency medical service response challenges are nothing new in Warren County - there’s currently a county task force digging into the problem. But the challenge manifests differently in the City of Warren than it does in the surrounding communities. For the city, it isn’t an issue ...

Beware of the fake dog tags

At least one Warren County resident has been lured down the wrong path when trying to license their dog. The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture recently issued a warning regarding a “fraudulent dog license website.” Pennsylvania dog licenses are sold by the Department of ...

Warren County well represented at Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show

The 60th annual Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show held October 25 to 27 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg was a successful show for Warren County 4-H members. The state show is the final competition of the year for 4-H horse members enrolled in performance ...

One citizen speaks at public hearing

One member of the public addressed Warren City Council at Monday’s Budget Public Hearing. The concerns expressed were not numerical but pertained more to the procedure that reveals the numbers. Pauline Steinmeyer, of Warren, brought council’s attention to the city Home Rule Charter, ...

NWTF Biologist of Warren appointed District 1 Game Commissioner

Kristen Schnepp-Giger, of Warren, was recently confirmed to the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Board of Commissioners after being nominated by Gov. Tom Wolf. Schnepp-Giger fills a vacant District 1 spot on the Game Commission’s board. The district includes Butler, Clarion, Crawford, ...

Area counselor authors a new outlook on Autism

Paul A. Bensur, Jr. PhD, LPC, spoke to HEROES at the Jefferson DeFrees Family Center about the Autism spectrum and how it has changed throughout the years. HEROES is a support group for parents with children with disabilities. Bensur is a licensed professional counselor with a practice ...

The cat’s meow

Good luck predicting what will go viral on the internet. On Thursday, one of those items was the Times Observer’s page A-10. Because people on Reddit evidently love cats. As of Friday morning, Thursday’s A-10 — a wrapping paper page with a cat design — had about 45,000 upvotes (or ...

Warren County judge says same sentence for Sandusky

BELLEFONTE, Pa. — When it came time for Warren County President Judge Maureen A. Skerda to pass a resentencing order on Jerry Sandusky, she didn’t change a thing. Sandusky, a former Penn State football coach, was in court Friday in Bellefonte for resentencing. His original 30-to-60-year ...

Making connections: WAHS eSports Club ‘Smash’ing barriers

On Friday, 18 students got together at Warren Area High School for a tournament. Members of the WAHS eSports Club took part in the first Super Smash Brothers Ultimate Tournament of the year in a second-floor, large-group-instruction room. It was a competitive environment, but it was a ...

City finds savings for new tower truck

New fire trucks for the City of Warren could have cost $2 million and taken over a year to be delivered. With a tower truck on the brink of going completely out of service, that was a foreboding prospect. But, earlier this week, Warren City Council approved a $1.4 million purchase through ...

Owners warned of fraudulent dog license website

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture’s Bureau of Dog Law Enforcement warned Pennsylvania dog owners looking to purchase new or renewal licenses of a fraudulent website selling dog licenses online. “The Department of Agriculture works with Pennsylvania’s county treasurers for the ...

Rapp pushing Wolf to sign vape bill

Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Kathy Rapp — chairman of the House Health Committee — to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes, e-cigars, JUULs and other related vaping products to minors was unanimously approved in the state House on Thursday. It now moves on to the ...

Planting seeds

Eighth grade might seem like a long way from a career decision, but it’s never too early to plant some seeds. That was the focus of an 8th grade career day event held at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Thursday and coordinated by the Warren-Forest Higher Education Council’s School ...

Sandusky resentencing by Judge Skerda scheduled for Friday

Former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky is scheduled to be resentenced at 1 p.m. Friday at the Centre County Courthouse in Bellefonte before Warren County President Judge Maureen Skerda. Skerda was appointed in October by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to resentence ...