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Owlett, Rapp co-sponsor religious freedom bill

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Legislation has been introduced in the Pennsylvania House to clarify the right to observe one’s religion during a state of emergency. State Assemblywoman Kathy Rapp, R-Warren County, is one of several co-sponsors of legislation to amend Pennsylvania’s Religious Freedom Protection Act, ...

Police, regulators target businesses flouting Wolf shutdown

Coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police and state regulators are cracking down on a handful of Pennsylvania businesses that are supposed to remain shut down during the pandemic but have instead thrown open their doors. Small business owners have protested Gov. Tom Wolf’s closure of ...

State preps short-term budget

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state government began advancing a temporary, no-new-taxes budget plan Tuesday that maintains current spending levels while budget makers watch to see how badly coronavirus-related shutdowns damage tax collections and whether the federal government sends ...

Warren celebrates subdued holiday

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There was no official Warren County Memorial Day service, but there were observances all over the county. In Sugar Grove, the AMVETS and the American Legion worked together to sponsor an event held in the memorial park. One of the community’s most decorated veterans, who had spoken at ...

Warren Little League cancels 2020 season

Coronavirus

The Warren County Youth Baseball Association was looking to take a big step forward in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has thwarted that effort. “It was a very hard decision but our Board of Directors has determined that it is necessary to cancel our 2020 Little League season,” the WCYBSA ...

Warren man left early to enlist

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Old men start wars, young men die in them. And the term “killed in action” has become pretty sanitized. We don’t often see, feel or hear, though, the ramifications of what that term can actually mean. But we know what happened to Arthur C. Pickett. And it’s fairly ...

Warren Little League cancels 2020 season

Coronavirus

The Warren County Youth Baseball Association was looking to take a big step forward in 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic has thwarted that effort. “It was a very hard decision but our Board of Directors has determined that it is necessary to cancel our 2020 Little League season,” the WCYBSA ...

Pause measured in 24 notes — ‘Taps’

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Many of the public observances that traditionally mark Memorial Day remembrance can’t occur this year. But that doesn’t mean that people aren’t pausing to remember what the day is about. At Washington Park on Monday afternoon, that pause wasn’t measured in minutes or seconds; it was ...

Warren Gives event deemed successful

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Warren Gives ... generously. The eighth annual Warren Gives was so successful that the pool of matching dollars had to be expanded to keep pace with private donations. On Wednesday, 1,907 donors gave a total of $590,304 to 101 non-profit organizations in Warren County. “This is about a ...

Greater loss

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“I deeply regret to inform you....” Hundreds of thousands of telegrams with similar introductions were delivered to homes across the nation between 1941 and 1945. Over 400,000 U.S. military personnel were killed during those tumultuous years, including over 100 from Warren County ...

Remembering Clarendon native killed in WWII

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“FORMER CO. I OFFICER IS WAR CASUALTY” That was the headline to an April 7, 1945 story in the Warren Times-Mirror. “News that Captain Elton A. Edmiston, of Clarendon RD 1, was killed in action on March 26, has been received by his wife over the weekend,” the report read. “Graduate ...

Warren County veterans lost in last year

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The following is a list of Warren County veterans who have died in the last year. Each name is followed by the war involved in, branch and date of death: Adams Jr., John E. World War II US Army Sergeant 5/21/2019 Faust, Theodore A. World War II US Army Private 1st. Cl. 5/27/2019 Ziegler, ...

Parade Canceled

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Green was a disappointment for the Red, White, and Blue. The 4th of July Organization was hoping for a green designation. It got it. Warren County will go green on Friday. “We’re going green,” 4th of July Organization Chairman Bill Thompson said. “That’s a good thing. ...

Warren County natives lost during WWII

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The following is a list of Warren County natives who died during World War II. The list is available in the text “World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing” published by the War Department in 1946. Cpl. James J. Allen, 28, died non-battle; buried at Saint Joseph Cemetery. Pvt. John J. ...

Going ‘green’

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Warren County is going green in one week. It’s not like a green light at an intersection. There will still be many restrictions in place. On Friday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced that 17 Pennsylvania Counties — including Warren County — would be moved into the green phase effective Friday, ...

Not all colorful: Warren County Fair will not be held in 2020

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The timer went from 81 days to about 445 in one night. The Warren County Fair countdown timer tumbled from 81 days to 80 days Friday morning. But the Fair will not be held until August of 2021. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the restrictions associated with it, the Fair Board ...

New York eases ban on gatherings

Coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo dropped the state’s absolute ban on gatherings of any size Friday, issuing an executive order saying up to 10 people are now allowed to be together as long as they abide by other social distancing guidelines adopted during the coronavirus ...

All of Pennsylvania poised for at least partial reopening

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday he is easing some pandemic restrictions in Philadelphia and the heavily populated suburbs on June 5, while lifting them almost entirely in 17 rural counties next week as Pennsylvania continues to emerge from a shutdown imposed nearly two months ...

4th of July group cancels ‘20 events

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The chairman of the Warren County 4th of July Organization reached out on Friday to tell the Times Observer that the 2020 4th of July festivities have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Even though Governor Wolf moved Warren County to the “Green Phase” (on May 29), there is ...