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Commissioners seek agreement on ball fields

Local News

The Warren County Commissioners are zeroing in on an agreement that will ensure the ball fields at the Farm Colony remain ball fields for the foreseeable future. It’s an agreement over a year in the making between the county — which owns the land — and the Warren County Youth ...

County COVID cases are up this month

Local News

As Pennsylvania opens up Phase 2 for vaccinations, there is a bit of a resurgence in COVID-19 cases locally. The COVID-19 case count in Warren County is up this month. Over the past week, there have been 60 new cases — with a single-day high of 16 and a low of one, according to the ...

Graduations get go ahead, proms still waiting

Local News

Warren County’s high schools are moving toward having graduation events on familiar school facilities. Not so much with proms. At Monday’s meeting of the Warren County School District board, Superintendent Amy Stewart announced that “all of the schools are looking at graduation ...

Plans coming together for CAR pool

Community

The CAR Pool is set to open for the 2021 season on June 5. In the wake of the Warren City Council’s decision to override the decision of city staff and require the facility to open for the season, details are falling into place on what that will look like. City Manager Nancy Freenock ...

Opera House Cancels Music Fest

Community

FREDONIA — The 1891 Fredonia Opera House Performing Arts Center today announced the impact of the continued COVID crisis on two annual events – the 1891 Run and the Bach & Beyond Baroque Music Festival. The 1891 Run, a 5K Walk/Run usually held in late April, has been rescheduled for ...

WCCS announces honor and merit rolls

Community

The Warren County Christian School has announced its third quarter honor and merit rolls. On the honor roll are Scarlett Till, Joshua Chamberlain, Reuben Shea, Jacee Eastman, Cara Shea and Cammie Crouse. On the merit roll are Nathan Arroyo, Isaiah Clark, Braxton Maynard, Star Nicholson, ...

Poll: 15% of Americans worse off a year into pandemic

Coronavirus

While most Americans have weathered the pandemic financially, about 38 million say they are worse off now than before the outbreak began in the U.S. Overall, 55% of Americans say their financial circumstances are about the same now as a year ago, and 30% say their finances have improved, ...

Putting Roots Down

Local News

Some upstanding new residents have put roots down in Warren. On Thursday, three Department of Public Works crews planted 44 trees all over the city, according to Public Works Superintendent Joe Reinke. Most of the trees were planted on residential properties. “Crescent Park had seven ...

Winterfest officials moving forward, looking for help

Local News

Like many events over the last year, Winterfest 2021 fell victim to COVID-19. The organizers are looking forward to bringing the event back in 2022. “We’re going to have Winterfest,” Winterfest Planning Committee Chairman Ed Atwood said. “I don’t care who you are, you have to do ...

Lawmaker wants state support for new $20 bill

Local News

The federal government is moving forward with plans to place Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill — and at least one member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives wants the commonwealth to stand behind the effort. Rep. Darisha Parker, D-Philadelphia, is sponsoring legislation urging Janet ...

COG hears reality check, takes small step forward

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“It is essential that we do better at the intergovernmental cooperation.” That was the message that the Warren County Council of Government’s consultant, Alan Kugler, brought to the group Wednesday. The COG has been going through a strategic planning process as it tries to refocus its ...

Then& Now

Local News

Photo courtesy of Warren County Historical Society Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Through much of the 19th and into the early 20th century, the most efficient way to get the vast lumber resources of this area to market was on rafts like this that would be floated to Pittsburgh and ...

Sheffield girl found Sunday in New York State

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A 14-year-old girl last seen leaving Sheffield High School on April 8 was found in New York State Sunday morning. Troopers said in an update posted late Sunday night that the Cuba, NY police department and New York State Police found Latesia Rae Pierce, 14, and said “she has been turned over ...

Fires still burning, but ‘looking really good’

Local News

The dangers from two wildfires that started on Thursday are largely gone, but they continued to burn through the weekend. The Cobham Hill fire in Watson Township was estimated at 227 acres as of Sunday. The Hemlock fire in Glade Township was even bigger, at an estimated 261 acres, according to ...

State police seek information on reported runaway

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Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a 14-year-old girl last seen leaving Sheffield High School on April 8. Troopers said in a statement late Saturday night that they have received a report “of a juvenile runaway.” Latesia Rae Pierce, 14, was “reported to have ...

Still Burning

Local News

The Cobham Hill Road fire in Watson Township settled down some overnight, but it was still burning on Friday. The wildfire was up to an estimated 150 acres – including consumed and involved – as of Friday afternoon. As of Friday afternoon, there had been no injuries and no buildings ...

Mud Architecture

Community

There are only a few things more indicative of early spring than mud. As the ground melts from its winter freeze, mud abounds. In more northern regions of New England and the Great Lakes, this time is unofficially called “Mud Season” as we make that sometimes sloppy transition between ...

Fire crews request more resources

Local News

A Watson Township wildfire will face some high-profile opposition. As the fire grew, those responsible for battling it requested more resources. That order was passed to the U.S. Forest Service regional headquarters in Milwaukee. Some assets were available in the region and will be ...

Broadband planning continues

Local News

One of the most significant challenges facing rural America is a lack of reliable, high-speed internet access. The county previously created a Broadband Task Force to explore the issue, highlighted specifically by the COVID-19 pandemic. That group has been reconstituted and is in the ...

Sentence stands in child sex assault case

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Reconsideration of a sentence for a Corry man facing years in state prison for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old has been denied. The motion was before Judge Gregory Hammond on Friday in the case against Breydan Olander, 19. He was sentenced last month to between two and seven years in ...