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Experience Inc. seeks to clear up confusion over medicaid

Local News

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

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Three guilty pleas were entered, charges were withdrawn against four and two were held for court during preliminary hearings held this week at the Warren County Courthouse.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

Local News

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

Business

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

Local News

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

Business

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

Community

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

Local News

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 ...

Tackling life

Local News

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 ...

Russell-Akeley Life

Community

It has been 47 years, almost to the day, since my wife and I and our three-year-old daughter moved to Russell. We were fortunate to find the two-year-old home we now live in — because the folks who were living in it before us wanted to move back to eastern Pennsylvania to take a job in the ...

Briefs…

Community

Lunch group to meet The BonTon lunch group will meet at noon Wednesday, Feb. 19, at Bob Evans. Pancake supper Berea Lutheran Church will host a pancake supper with all the fixin's to benefit Wrightsville Volunteer Fire Department from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the church, junction ...

Do You Hear the People Sing?

Community

Photo submitted to Times Observer Warren Players presents “Do You Hear the People Sing?,” a musical medley of song selections from “Les Miserables.” Directed by Kevin Hunt, the choral production will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, and Saturday, Feb. 22, at the First Presbyterian ...

RDA talks funding challenges

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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 ...

4-H Sanford Saddles & Spurs meet Feb. 9

Community

The Sanford Saddles and Spurs 4-H club met on February 9 at the Grand Valley Church. Brooke Anthony gave a presentation on the digestive system of the horse. Nora Morton gave a presentation on horse feeds and grains. Hialeah Stanton gave a presentation on What Judges Look for When Judging ...

Police: Warren man confesses to rape charge

Local News

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

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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

Local News

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

Community

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 ...