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Sworn In

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, summoning American resilience to confront a historic confluence of crises and urging people to come together to end an “uncivil war” in a nation deeply divided after four tumultuous ...

17 new cases, 2 deaths reported in county

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There were 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Warren County and two more deaths announced on Wednesday. The totals as of Wednesday’s report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health included 1,889 cases and 75 deaths. The new cases include 10 confirmed and seven probables. At Warren ...

WCCBI is opposed to hotel proposal

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The Warren County Chamber of Business & Industry does not support the proposed riverfront hotel. But they are proposing a working group — the Trestle to Trestle Task Force — that aims to take a comprehensive look at the downtown. “Our position is that we are not opposed to a ...

Comprehensive plan process begins in city

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It’s been 20 years since the City of Warren updated its comprehensive plan. Now that Vince DeJoy is on board as the city’s planner, that process can now begin in earnest. And it’ll look different than it has before. The City’s Planning Commission discussed the effort Wednesday ...

17 new cases, no new deaths in county

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There were 17 new cases of COVID-19 and no new deaths reported in Warren County on Thursday. According to the Pennsylvania Department of Health, there have been 1,906 cases in the county and 75 deaths. Of the cases, 1,576 are confirmed and 330 are probables. The statistics for Warren ...

Sugar Grove man enters guilty plea in preliminary hearing

Community

One defendant entered a guilty plea during preliminary hearings held this week at the Warren County Courthouse. ¯ Devin William-Miles Powell, Sugar Grove, pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while operating privilege suspended or ...

Storybook Breakfast Set

Community

Photo submitted to the Times Observer Macyn visits with Ally the goat at a Jefferson DeFrees Family Center event. The JDFC will host the second annual Storybook Breakfast on Saturday, Feb. 6. There will be a petting zoo, goodie bags, a visit with the Warren County Dairy Princesses, basket ...

Oil Creek Titusville Lines to receive grant

Community

HARRISBURG – Oil Creek Titusville Lines Inc. received a $140,000 grant for rail freight improvements, said Reps. Lee James, R-Venango/Butler, and Kathy Rapp, R-Warren/Crawford/Forest. The grant will improve operations by extending a passing siding by 1,000 feet. “I was excited to see ...

Comments sought for Forest Project

Community

MARIENVILLE — The Allegheny National Forest is proposing multiple activities to enhance forest health within a project area known as Deadman Corners. The proposal includes, timber harvesting, reforestation, wildlife and aquatic habitat improvements, changes and improvements to forest ...

Outbreak continues at state prison in Forest County

Coronavirus

In the midst of an outbreak at State Correctional Institution – Forest, the number of cases of COVID-19 in the county has more than doubled in a week. On Jan. 14, the county had had 574 cases. As of Thursday, that number was 1,245. Of those cases, more than 1,000 are association with ...

Pennsylvania passes 20K deaths from the coronavirus

Coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania has surpassed 20,000 deaths from the coronavirus, the state Department of Health reported Thursday. The department said another 260 people died from the virus, pushing the total past 20,120. Pennsylvania's seven-day average of deaths reported hit its ...

Vaccine Distribution

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Every Pennsylvanian age 65 and over as well as those 16-and-over with contributing conditions is now in Phase 1A of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. During a briefing by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, it was announced that the state has aligned its distribution plan with the federal ...

Warren County supply can’t match demand

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Doses of COVID-19 vaccine did not accompany the news that thousands of Warren County residents are immediately eligible for them. State and federal government officials announced good news for many people waiting for the COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday. Everyone 65 and over is now included in ...

City native death ruled homicide

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The cause of death of the Youngsville High School graduate and social media influencer who was found dead outside of Houston in November has been released. Alexis Robinault Sharkey was strangled, according to the Harris County (Texas) Institute of Forensic Sciences. “The Harris County ...

Parking regs, fines amended by council

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The Warren City Council approved a series of changes to the city’s traffic and vehicle code that will impact where you can park and what you’ll get fined for violations. City staff reviewed that section of the city code and brought a total of five recommendations to council for ...

Panel hires EMS-specific legal counsel

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The Warren City Council has elected to retain special legal counsel specifically for emergency medical service issues. While city staff had previously indicated that outside counsel would be needed to negotiate an extension of a pilot agreement with Pleasant Township, that initiative ...

17 new cases, two deaths reported Wednesday

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There were 17 new cases of COVID-19 in Warren County and two more deaths announced on Wednesday. The totals as of Wednesday's report from the Pennsylvania Department of Health included 1,889 cases and 75 deaths. The new cases include 10 confirmed and seven probables. At Warren General ...

Facing crush of crises, Biden will take helm as president

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden swears the oath of office at noon Wednesday to become the 46th president of the United States, taking the helm of a deeply divided nation and inheriting a confluence of crises arguably greater than any faced by his predecessors. The very ceremony in which ...

End Of The Line

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Bad feng shui brought down a downtown Warren residence. David and Laura Demers purchased the house at 6 Pennsylvania Avenue W. – between East and Water streets – 17 years ago. It was a great location – right next to her parents’ home and right across from a city park – ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

W. Warren County — District Judge Todd Woodin Violation. Dustin M. Dikun, 33, Tidioute, was charged by Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police on Jan. 15 with contempt for violation of order or agreement from an incident that occurred on Dec. 24 in Limestone Twp. Possession. James L. ...