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LeMeur presents scholarships

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Hank LeMeur Jr., president and CEO of Superior Tire & Rubber Corp., recently presented the LeMeur Family Foundation Scholarships to five area college students. Employees and their family members are eligible to apply. Pictured with LeMeur, from left, are recipients Laura Lucks, Paige Downey ...

Blakeley promoted to VP of Northwest Bank

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Jeffrey A. Blakeley has been promoted to vice president, real estate and procurement manager of Northwest Bank. In his new role, Blakeley will oversee all aspects of procurement, mail services, coin and currency and paper record management. He will manage the bank-owned real estate portfolio, ...

Pleasant township to have a clean-up day August 22

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PLEASANT — Pleasant township will have a clean-up day from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22, at the Pleasant Township municipal building, 8 Chari Lane. Fees will be $10 per car, $15 per pick-up truck and anything bigger will cost $25. Driver’s licenses will be checked to verify ...

Home Damaged

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A Stone Hill Road residence sustained heavy damage to the rear of the structure as a result of an early Thursday morning fire. City of Warren Fire Chief Rodney Wren said the structure at 921 Stone Hill Road was “pretty much fully involved” when crews responded to the scene shortly after ...

Warren Mall movie theatre to reopen Aug. 21

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Warren’s Dipson Theatre is set to reopen after being shuttered for months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. A Thursday statement by the Buffalo-based theater chain indicated that the theatre at the Warren Mall will reopen Aug. 21. Theaters at the Chautauqua Mall and Lakewood, N.Y., ...

Parents eye blended model for education

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When school reopens next month, it looks like most students will be in the classrooms. With about 85 percent of families having responded to Warren County School District surveys about how their students will return, about 75 percent have indicated a desire to return in person. About ...

Republicans push bills to #LetThemPlay

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Legislation will be introduced in the General Assembly to give local school districts the decision on fall high school sports and an extra year in school for students whose parents feel they have not received an “acceptable educational experience.” While the specific language of the ...

State Health Dept. confirms 1 less county case

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Warren County has taken a step back — in a good way — in regard to COVID-19. In Thursday’s Pennsylvania Department of Health COVID-19 update, the county showed 22 cases, including 16 confirmed and six probables. The last time a new case was identified was Saturday, Aug. 8. That ...

Warren-SBG web talks to be held

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In preparation of the opening of the Warren-SBG (Small Business Grant) program on Monday, the Warren County Commissioners and Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry will host a series of web-conferences for businesses and nonprofits who would like to learn more about the Warren-SBG ...

Youngsville Pack 30 holds Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremony

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Submitted photos Youngsville Pack 30 held their Arrow of Light and Crossover Ceremony on Monday, July 27, at the Free Methodist Church. Receiving their Arrow of Light award were Sarah Blauser, Carsyn Branstrom, Joseph Lutton, Aaden Patch, Zachary Peters and Joshua Pikna. Leo Westover was ...

Heritage Golf Challenge replaced

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The #HeritageStrong Virtual Golf Classic will replace the annual Heritage Golf Challenge this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Since Lisa Haglund, Heritage president and CEO, stepped into her position in April, #HeritageStrong has been the battle cry of Heritage employees nationwide in the ...

Backing The Blue

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Youngsville Borough recognized a local hero on Monday. As a firefighter and EMT for both Youngsville and Garland volunteer fire departments, Jody Rowland would qualify as a hero every day, but that’s not why he was recognized. Borough Council singled him out for an act of valor and ...

2 enter guilty pleas

Cops & Court Report

Two guilty pleas were entered and charges were withdrawn against one during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Christopher M. Brown, Warren, to harassment — communication lewd/threatening, etc. ...

Virtual Academy readies for heavy use

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As families make decisions about how to return students to school, Warren County School District’s Virtual Academy is gearing up for heavy use. “We have a team of educators working hard to get everything prepared and ready for our students,” Virtual Academy Principal Misty Weber said. ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

Central Warren County — District Judge Raymond Zydonik Possession. Rudolph N. Manelick, Jr., 42, Warren, was charged by City of Warren police on Aug. 10 with possession with intent to deliver and two counts each of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug ...

Incomplete ballot applications approved by state

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The Pennsylvania Department of State will be approving the processing of mail-in ballot applications provided to voters by third parties but technically incomplete. The county has received hundreds of mail-in ballot applications that have a printed name and address and the voter filled out the ...

Eagle Scout finishes project

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Photo submitted to the Times Observer Adam Strandburg, at left, recently completed a project at the bocce court at Betts Park. Adam, with the help of fellow Scouts, friends and family, worked for more than 150 hours on the project, which will enable him to receive his Boy Scout Eagle Award, ...

New Deal Program

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It’s been nearly 80 years since the Civilian Conservation Corps — a New Deal program aimed at providing work for young men during the Great Depression — was disbanded. But if you’ve been to just about any state park or driven through the Allegheny National Forest, you see the ...

Two injured in diving accidents Saturday near Kinzua Dam

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It was a beautiful day to be on and in the water. The water just below the surface of the Allegheny Reservoir was about 70 degrees. But, the surface was lower than usual and it wasn’t deep enough for some activities. Two people were seriously injured Saturday afternoon in separate ...

WCCBI takes part in campaign

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Few things have been more controversial in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic than face coverings. But for the business community, complying with state and federal mask guidance might provide a path to ensure businesses stay open. That’s at the heart of the Warren County Chamber of Business ...