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No rolling stones

So what that the survey markers spread around the City of Warren are historical artifacts in their own right? If you wind up in a property dispute, you might think otherwise. The 6”-by-6” squares visible at several intersections throughout the City of Warren mark the legal ...

An out of fashion, yet novel approach to measuring

Modern day surveyors have it easy. Global positioning, lasers, high-tech. In the 1880s, surveyors were probably using Gunter’s Chain to make their measurements. It was, literally, a metal chain — 66-feet long and comprised of 100 links. New measurements — the ‘chain’ (66 feet) ...

On The Record

Central Warren County - District Justice Raymond Zydonik Possession. Noah S. Entrekin, 20, Blasdell, N.Y., was charged by City of Warren police on Feb. 24 with marijuana - small amount personal use, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to stop at red signal for an ...

WCSD talks discipline and donkeys

School board members talked about some new ideas at Monday’s committee meetings. Officials at Beaty-Warren Middle School have inquired about alternatives for student discipline. In particular, “one of the things they want to do is institute a youth court,” Superintendent Amy Stewart ...

Voting machine tutorials online

It might be a little too late to help many Warren County voters who struggled with new technology during last fall’s general election, but the state has rolled out a new website aimed at educating voters on how to utilize new voting machines. According to the Pennsylvania Department of ...

Rocks around the blocks

There are certainly practical - and potentially legal - arguments in favor of preserving survey monuments that are present throughout the City of Warren. But part of that argument is historical. And given the age of the monuments in the city, they certainly stand as historical artifacts ...

Historical standards of length

The measurements made by surveyors in Warren in the late 19th century are impressively precise. Until 1912, the measurement of an inch in the United States was based on the metre — one metre = 39.37 inches. So, if you needed to know how long an inch was and you had a metre-stick, all ...

Rock & hard place

To the untrained eye, they might look like old landscape stones. Or discarded cut stone. Or maybe just run-of-the mill rocks. But throughout the City of Warren there are survey marker stones — some placed over 120 years ago — that are certainly there for a reason. Welcome to the ...

Sounds like a whole lot of sandstone

There used to be more survey marker stones all over the City of Warren. Once upon a time, there were four at each intersection in the city. We did not perform a detailed count of intersections, but came up with an estimate of 250 — which is a good number to work with when multiplied by ...

Property owners — one in state prison — on hook for sewer bills

Following a hearing this week in magisterial court, City of Warren property owners, including one who is serving time in state prison, are on the hook for sewer bills and legal fees. District Justice Raymond Zydonik decided in favor of the plaintiffs — the Mayor and Council of the City of ...

‘Further investigation’

The ongoing dispute regarding how — and to what degree — oil and gas operations impact the environment isn’t going away any time soon. Locally, the most prevalent instance of that fight is the state-wide moratorium on oil and gas wastewater spreading on dirt roads, which originated ...

NY man arrested on drug charges

A New York man wanted in Warren County for selling drugs was picked up Wednesday in Chautauqua County. John P. Houser, 21, of Westfield, N.Y., is charged in Warren County magisterial court with two counts of possession with intent to deliver and one of criminal use of a communication ...

Experience Inc. seeks to clear up confusion over medicaid

A change to the Medicaid service delivery system is causing confusion for some local seniors. Experience Inc. (the Area Agency on Aging for Warren and Forest Counties) Board discussed complications this week with the new system. It is called Community Health Choices (CHC), which began on ...

Preliminary hearings

Three guilty pleas were entered, charges were withdrawn against four and two were held for court during preliminary hearings held this week at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Tina M. Marvin, Titusville, to possession of a controlled ...

On The Record

Western Warren Co. - District Justice Todd Woodin DUI. Kyle G. Salva, 40, of Youngsville, was charged on Feb. 7 by Youngsville Borough Police with two counts of DUI; three counts of careless driving; and two counts of disregard traffic lane; in Youngsville Borough. DUI. Matthew T. Fox, 23, ...

Officials meet to talk small business microloan plans

The idea of a microloan program for small businesses in Warren County has been floating around the commissioner’s office for a few years. It took a significant step forward after a recent meeting was held with representatives from the Northwest Commission, Warren County Chamber of Business ...

Ruff ideas

A proposed dog park has jumped a significant hurdle. The Warren County Zoning Hearing Board on Wednesday granted a special exception for the Woofington Dog Park with a proposed location adjacent to the Warren County Visitors Bureau in Starbrick. Rocco DelPrince, president of the dog park ...

Commissioners reach out to Trump, USDA

International trade disputes can impact local industry. And in support of one of those industries, the Warren County Commissioners reached to — and heard back from — the USDA and the Trump administration. Commissioner Ben Kafferlin detailed the initiative at a recent commissioners ...

RDA highlights blighted property success story

Sometimes the City of Warren Redevelopment Authority has to take ownership of properties because they are in such bad shape. On Wednesday, the group had a better story. The RDA congratulated Keith Kophazy for his efforts in saving and renovating a property that had once been under ...

New voting machines merge polling sites for 2020 elections

Warren County’s Board of Elections formally signed off on the purchase of an additional 20 voting machines. The county commissioners — who serve as the board except for when they’re up for election — agreed to the change weeks ago, but affirmed the move as the Board of Elections on ...