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Tackling life

What if we knew we didn’t have tomorrow? Would you do anything different today? Former NFL player and motivational speaker Shamiel Gary visited Beaty Warren Middle School for the first time to share with students the importance of perseverance when facing your fears and chasing your ...

RDA talks funding challenges

Ongoing funding constraints continue to plague the Warren County Redevelopment Authority. The RDA successfully demolished four blighted properties last year — two in Clarendon and one each in Tidioute and Sheffield. While the RDA had funds to demolish, there now appears to not be funds ...

BSA bankruptcy to have nominal impact locally

The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy. That doesn’t mean that the program is shutting down nor that the local council will see sweeping changes. “Only the national organization is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy,” according to a release from the Boy Scouts of America ...

Election staff anticipates big changes

Act 77 has brought a wealth of changes to voters in the Commonwealth. It’s also going to shake things up behind the scenes for county election staff. Elections Director Lisa Rivett outlined those changes to the commissioners during a work session held on Tuesday. One of the most impactful ...

Police: Warren man confesses to rape charge

A Warren man has been charged with rape and, according to police, has confessed. Kameron M.J. Osborne, 22, of Warren, is charged with rape — forcible compulsion; sexual assault; aggravated indecent assault — forcible compulsion; and indecent assault — forcible compulsion. According ...

City Council talks equipment and more

City council talked vehicles at Monday night’s meeting, but not how those vehicles might eventually get through the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Market Street. City of Warren Fire Chief Rodney Wren said two department vehicles need to be replaced. The dollars for one of those ...

Level the field

The demolition of the wooden play structure at Beaty Playground began Monday. It also wrapped up on Monday. A city crew handled the demolition. There is more to be done to prepare for the installation of the new GameTime play structure, but the 40-year-old wooden structure is ...

CASA Senior Classic swaps Basketball with Volleyball

Out with the old, in with the new. CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Warren and Forest counties is announcing a format change in the annual Senior Classic slated for March. The CASA Senior Classic brings together the whole community and celebrates the area’s youth. Even ...

On The Record

Sheffield Twp. Theft of Services. At 1:26 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, PSP Warren responded to Allegheny Cellars Winery, Route 6, Sheffield, after the victim reported his garbage dumpster was allegedly being used publicly without permission. Glade Twp. Burglary. A 48-year-old male, of ...

State game lands grow

At the regular board meeting at the end of January, the commissioners approved adding 530 acres to the state’s game lands. Of that land, 0.34 acres are in Warren County. According to the board, Karen Beardsley sold 0.34 acres of land adjoining State Game Lands 282 in Pine Grove ...

Presidential power

In the wake of the country’s third-ever impeachment trial, the Robert H. Jackson Center’s 2020 Jackson Day program couldn’t have been more appropriately timed. The event is held annually to correspond with the birthday of the county’s most famous son, Jackson, who served as a U.S. ...

Pinewood Derby racers have a need for speed

Cub Scouts from all over Warren County have been gathering for Pinewood Derby. The races are being held at Russell United Methodist Church, with three different qualifiers on Saturday and Pack 30’s races on Sunday. The cars may weigh no more than five ounces and are powered exclusively ...

The free township of Freehold

Freehold is not an uncommon name for a place. The township in northwestern Warren County was carved out of Columbus and Sugar Grove townships in the early 1800s. It was named for its legal standing. Ernest Miller, in Place Names of Warren County, pennsylvania, said the citizens who ...

Roundabout decision postponed until March

The final disposition of improvements to the intersection of Market St. and Pennsylvania Ave. is going to have to wait a month. The item - roundabout vs. traffic signal - was initially to be before Warren City Council next Monday but that is now no longer the case. In an email to council ...

Played out

Just because something is old, doesn’t always make it worth keeping. The wooden playground equipment at Beaty Playground will be removed next week, weather permitting. “We’re replacing the 40-year-old wooden structure,” Department of Public Works Superintendent Joe Reinke said. ...

On The Record

Central Warren Co. — District Justice Raymond Zydonik Charged. Kaitlynn R. Lawson, 19, of Russell, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple assault, and harassment, on Friday, Feb. 14, in the City of Warren, by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police.

Coronavirus precautions shared by DOH, WCSD

Coronavirus — officially named COVID-19 this week — has infected more than 60,000 people and resulted in more than 1,000 deaths. Although the virus is believed to have first infected a human in Wuhan, China, there are now cases worldwide, including 15 known in the United States. ...

Warren native returns to resume his mission

Pastor James Swanson is back again, and on a mission. After serving 10 years in Michigan, Swanson and his family have returned to continue his work. “My life has really come full circle,” Swanson said. His story starts right here in Warren on Hatch Run Road. Growing up, he sensed ...

Say something

Local students were reminded Thursday to never break up alone. Dr. Gary Cuccia, a chiropractor from Greensburg, visited Beaty Warren Middle School to speak with the eighth-graders about teen dating violence, and shared the heartbreaking story of his 16-year-old daughter’s brutal ...

Change of pleas proceedings

Two guilty pleas were entered while 12 not guilty pleas were entered during arraignment and change of plea proceedings before President Judge Maureen Skerda on Thursday. The following defendants pled guilty: ¯ Shaiyla J. Kent, Cambridge Springs, to terroristic threats and simple ...