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Precinct location still up in air

The Warren South Side precinct still doesn’t have a home. For the second straight meeting, the Warren County Board of Elections struggled to find a home for voters from the south side. Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said he approached the Warren Forest Counties Economic Opportunities ...

Three new cases, no new deaths

There were three new cases of COVID-19 and no new COVID-related deaths in Warren County announced on Thursday. According to information on the Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard, there have been 2,089 total cases, 1,717 confirmed and 372 probables. About 5.3 percent of the ...

Bank Growth

Northwest employees heard some big news on Tuesday. During a weekly all-employees call, leadership announced an expansion of the company’s hub in Columbus, Ohio. Leaders also stated that that expansion will not change the status of Warren as headquarters of Northwest Bank. “Later this ...

Cashman won’t seek another office seat

Maurice Cashman will not be seeking another term as the City of Warren’s mayor. Cashman was first elected to the post in 2013 and then re-elected in 2017. He said the decision not to run again was one that he made several years ago. “As I’ve said, I spent 16 yeras on the school ...

Wolf pitches minimum wage hike

Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday called for an increase in the state’s minimum wage. The proposal — which faces a steep, uphill climb in the General Assembly — would raise the rate to $12 this summer and 50 cents each year up to $15 in 2027. Wolf noted the $7.25 rate in place now hasn’t ...

Search begun for missing city man

A search is underway for a missing Warren man. John C. Nelson, 55, was last seen on Friday, Feb. 5. Nelson is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 160 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair. The City of Warren Police Department is heading up the search. “We’re following ...

COVID-19 patients at WGH remain low

For each of the last two days, there were three new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths reported in Warren County. The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced 2,072 total cases on Monday and 2,075 total cases on Tuesday, with 1,707 confirmed and 368 probables. The COVID-related death ...

Council may stop hotel plan in city

Warren City Council in a meeting next week is expected to put the brakes to the development of a downtown hotel. Mayor Maurice Cashman told the Times Observer that he’s spoken with two councilmembers that “want to put a stop” to the proposed development at the “downtown ...

Cooks Forest 2021 event canceled

Given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, and in efforts to maintain the safety and health of participants and visitors, organizers of the Cooks Forest F&I Encampment have canceled the 2021 event.

Correction

Among the participants in the Warren County Spelling Bee, an incorrect photo was run with Gabriella Hodak’s name.

RTPI to Host Bird Count on Saturday

The Roger Tory Peterson Institute will host a free outdoor introduction to the Great Backyard Bird Count on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. Roger Tory Peterson created the modern field guide to birds in the 1930’s, but how are birds doing in the region today? How about nationally and globally? ...

No deaths, 11 new cases

There were no new deaths and 11 new cases of COVID-19 in Warren County, according to the latest report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health. The number of COVID-related deaths of county residents remained at 95 for the seventh straight day. Wednesday was only the second day in ...

Glade Twp. man charged in Tuesday night stabbing

A Glade Twp. man faces a slate of charges - including aggravated assault - in connection with a stabbing that occurred Tuesday evening at his Cobham Park Rd. residence. Nicholas K. Bennett, 35, was charged by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police through District Judge Todd Woodin’s ...

Lacy Park

The completion of the sensory playground at Lacy Park on Warren’s east side last year was a multi-year effort in the making. The drivers behind that effort are now headed into phase two, approaching the county commissioners for Act 13 funding during Monday’s work session. Act 13 ...

Couple charged with giving baby suboxone

A Warren man and woman are behind bars on charges that he gave suboxone to a 2-month-old child who was going through withdrawals from her drug-addicted mother. Brandon L. Quattrone, 37, 301 Park Ave., Apt. A, was charged by City of Warren police on Friday afternoon. Police allege in the ...

Price Chopper, Tops announce merger pact

Tops Markets and Price Chopper/Market 32 have agreed to a merger announced Monday that will double the collective footprint between the super market chains in the northeast. Scott Grimmett, Price Chopper/Market 32’s president and CEO, will be CEO of and serve on the board of directors of ...

More than 1K have received two vaccine doses

The Pennsylvania Department of Health reported 21 new cases of COVID-19 in Warren County over the weekend and no new COVID-related deaths. The number of new cases was higher than average for the month. The 15 new cases on Sunday represented a single-day high since there were 38 on Jan. ...

COVID causes Sheffield Schools to close for 2 days

At the very end of Monday night’s meeting of the school board, the superintendent said two district schools would have to close for two days. At the close of the board’s business, shortly before 7 p.m., Warren County School District Superintendent Amy Stewart said she had just received ...

Council expected to stop hotel project at meeting next week

Warren City Council in a meeting next week is expected to put the brakes to the development of a downtown hotel. Mayor Maurice Cashman told the Times Observer that he’s spoken with two councilmembers that “want to put a stop” to the proposed development at the “downtown ...

Missing – John C. Nelson, 55, Warren

A search is underway for a missing Warren man. John C. Nelson, 55, was last seen on Friday, Feb. 5. Nelson is described as a white male, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 160 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair. The City of Warren Police Department is heading up the search. “We're following up ...