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Two Warren men face sex offense charges with Judge Hammond

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com A Youngsville man has pled guilty to charges that will make him a registered sex offender for the next 25 years. Nicholas L. Cox, 19, Youngsville, was charged with statutory sexual assault –4 to 8 years older; interference with custody of ...

Rapp talks broadband programs at Allegheny Community Center

When it comes to the need for improved broadband service throughout Warren County, State Representative Kathy Rapp completely agrees. She lives in rural Warren County and has advocated for upgrades. But, unlike a program presented on the topic in August, Rapp does not favor a severance tax ...

Change of plea hearings

Eight defendants entered guilty pleas while bench warrants were issued for five more during change of plea proceedings on Thursday before Judge Gregory Hammond. The following defendants pled guilty: ¯ Michael I. Barry, Russell, to possession with intent to deliver and criminal use of a ...

Kane man killed in overnight Rt. 66 crash

A Kane man was killed as a result of a one-vehicle crash on state route 66 in Forest County early Thursday morning. Marienville-based Pennsylvania State Police responded to the scene of the crash, 217 feet south of the Elk County line, at 12:35 a.m. on Thursday. Police say a 2007 Mercury ...

Trauma informed

Warren County School District staff and representatives of area agencies learned about various ways to support efforts to make elementary classrooms in the district more trauma-informed this week. Lynn Shultz, the district’s supervisor of elementary education, told those in attendance at ...

Warren County set to see slice of grant funds

Warren County is among eight counties in Pennsylvania and three in Ohio to benefit from $2.5 million in federal grant funds aimed at expanding workforce development. The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration recently awarded $29,175,000 in demonstration grant funds ...

Foiled theft lands two Warren men in jail

Two Warren men are behind bars and face robbery charges stemming from a Monday attempt – and subsequent failure – to steal drugs from a woman in downtown Warren. Derrick Allen Shirley, 29, and Brandon Lee Shirley, 33, both of 413 Hickory St. are being held in the Warren County Jail on ...

Sheffield man faces child porn charges

A Sheffield man has been charged with child pornography. Franklin S. Blum, 41, of Sheffield, was charged Wednesday, with five felony counts of child pornography and five felony counts of criminal use of a communications facility. According to the affidavit of probable cause, Blum had a ...

State Police seek mower theft info

Pennsylvania State Police are looking for information about the theft of a $6,000 mower from a local business. According to police, a man identifying himself as James Larry used a credit card to purchase the Bad Boy ZT Elite with 60-inch mow deck from Davies and Sons and made arrangements to ...

3 County properties remain on watchlist

Three derelict properties that the county commissioners own were back before the City of Warren Redevelopment Authority on Wednesday. The parcels are located at 414 Laurel St. and 11 and 13 Madison Ave. in the City of Warren. They were transferred to the county after seizure as part of a ...

Warren man facing prison due to offender status

By JOSH COTTON jcotton@timesobserver.com A Warren man faces a mandatory minimum of at least two years in prison as a result of a guilty plea entered Thursday on a charge that he failed to update his registration as a sexual offender. Christopher S. Frederick entered the plea as charged ...

Reist family benefit scheduled Oct. 24

Joan Reist says she believes, “God only gives us what we can handle.” In a little more than 10 years, she and her family have “handled” the sudden loss of a daughter she was very close to. Now they are “handling” a battle with cancer. Joan was diagnosed with breast cancer ...

Rogue 3

Rogue, a Friesian horse, led three local exhibitors to championships at the World and Grand National Championship Horse Show earlier this month in Champion Center, Springfield, Ohio. Kelly Zandi, Tatum Erickson, and Caidence Rapp, from Sky Walker Saddlebreds, each won grand champion titles ...

Official apt. fire determination forthcoming

On Tuesday, a Pennsylvania State Police fire marshal examined the scene of a Friday night Glade Township fire. Trooper Jason Sider arrived Tuesday morning and conducted an origin/cause investigation. He was requested by the Glade Volunteer Fire Department, the lead agency in battling the ...

Commissioners announce National Truck Driver Week

The Warren County Commissioners recently proclaimed the second week of September as “National Truck Driver Appreciation Week” during a September meeting. They were joined by members of Crossett, Inc. at the meeting as representatives of the trucking industry. They encouraged the ...

Skerda traveling to Centre Cty. for Sandusky case

Just because Warren County’s president judge will be presiding over the highest-profile case in the state doesn’t mean the circus will be coming to town. President Judge Maureen Skerda was appointed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court earlier this month to handle the child sexual abuse ...

Firefighters ready for annual boot drive Friday

It’s time for the annual boot drive. Members of International Association of Firefighters Local 1835 in Warren, and volunteers, will be at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Liberty Street from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18. Donations put in the boots will benefit the food ...

Medicare open enrollment period runs through Dec.7

There are some key dates and deadlines related to Medicare enrollment. Tuesday was one of them. The open enrollment period for people already in the Medicare system started on Tuesday and runs through Dec. 7. “Medicare annual open enrollment is the time of year that Medicare ...

24/7 Morgan Leichtenberger

It was getting near the end of the first episode of HBO Sports College Football 24/7 - an all-access, behind-the-scenes look at Penn State University Division I football; one of the most storied college football teams in the land. And there she was. Popping up on 50-inch TV screens across ...

TOPS gives stars to Blue Star Moms

The Blue Star Mothers of Kinzua continue to receive support for their packages for troops. In just over two weeks, 3,000 American Flags from 33 TOPS stores were collected. 500 of those embroidered flags were selected to be properly laundered, by Colvin Cleaners, Kenmore, NY, and the stars ...