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Hairstyle discrimination bill introduced

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A Pennsylvania state legislator wants the state to join New York and California in banning discrimination based on natural hairstyles. House Bill 2725 is sponsored by Reps. Joanna E. McClinton, D-Delaware/Philadelphia, and Summer Lee, D-Allegheny, and would mirror recently-passed legislation ...

Harborcreek man killed in Sunday crash in Brokenstraw Twp.

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A Harborcreek man was killed and an Erie man was flown from the scene of a Sunday afternoon traffic crash in Brokenstraw Township. Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police responded to the Matthews Run Rd. at the intersection with Seneca Ln. shortly after 3 p.m. Police say that a 2005 Chrysler ...

‘I’ll Never Forget’

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Throughout the summer, Warren native Molly McDunn has closely followed the protests and public campaigns for social justice that have gripped the country and her new home state of Washington. Unrest and demonstrations in Seattle and nearby Portland, Ore., in particular has garnered ...

Showing the way to sharing the road

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Motorists on Pennsylvania Avenue East may have noticed some new road markings. Sharrows were part of the PennDOT project on the road last year. Sharrows are share-the-road arrows. The symbol includes two directional arrows and an image of a bicycle. They are painted on Pennsylvania ...

Two more virus cases in Warren County

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COVID-19 isn’t going away and neither are the restrictions, recommendations, and guidelines being passed down to Warren County. It has been nearly five months since Gov. Tom Wolf closed schools statewide for two weeks in response to the coronavirus. On Thursday, Wolf suggested that ...

Temporary fix completed on E. Fifth Ave.

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It’s a temporary fix, but one City of Warren officials felt was important. East Fifth Avenue will undergo a full milling and paving project next year. The city will pay for that project with federal funds. But, the project had already been pushed back and the road was a ...

Getting Lined Up

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Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry The Warren Area High School football kickoff team practices Friday at War Memorial Field. The practice took place following Gov. Tom Wolf’s Thursday recommendation that school sports be pushed back to January and PIAA’s Friday announcement that fall ...

Where generations rest

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It should come as no surprise by now that I enjoy making connections to events and people from the county that can be found in other places. Last weekend, one of my best friends got married so I was in the southeastern part of the state and had the opportunity to stop at Gettysburg on the ...

4-H members receive scholarships

Community

Penn State Extension and Warren County 4-H announce several 2020 scholarship recipients. Three scholarships of $1,000 each were available for 4-H members and volunteers pursuing post-secondary education through the 4-H Development Program Committee. The 2020 recipients include Hailie Cass ...

A Steward’s Story

Community

My somewhat distant relatives in southern Sweden are understandably rather proud of a relative by marriage who left the shores of the Oresund, which separates Sweden and Denmark, and then proceeded to sail off the shores of many another nation. His name was Anders B. Malmsea and he was the ...

Aid available for farmers impacted by COVID

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Farmers who have experienced losses due to COVID-19 are in line for some help. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has direct assistance available for qualifying farmers and ranchers who have been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The department has announced some changes to ...

PIAA

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Four days before football practice was to start, athletes learned that Gov. Tom Wolf is recommending postponing all fall sports in Pennsylvania until at least January. During a Thursday news conference, Wolf responded to a reporter’s question by saying that the state is recommending both ...

State police release results of June enforcement efforts

Cops & Court Report

The Pennsylvania State Police Liquor Enforcement Officers of the Erie District Office issued the results of its June enforcement efforts. Three Warren County establishments — Double D’s in Pittsfield, Draft House in Warren, and Down Under in Youngsville — were among the 13 in the Erie ...

District to hold second round of focus groups

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With the start of the school year less than a month away, the Warren County School District is still working to get information to the public. A second round of parent focus groups will be held during the week of Aug. 17 through 20 for each of the district’s attendance areas. Meetings ...

Sproveri named new Police Chief

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The City of Warren Police Department has a new chief. Chief Joe Sproveri took took the helm on July 26, following the retirement of former Chief Brandon Deppen. Sproveri is a 14-year veteran of the department. He graduated from Edinboro University with a degree in Criminal ...

Briefs

Local News Briefs

Osram Sylvania ladies lunch set The lady retirees of Osram Sylvania will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. today at Bent Run Brewery, Clark Street, Warren. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Dairy Princess visits YMCA

Community

Madison Sleeman, Warren County Dairy Princess, recently visited the YMCA daycare/camp. Madison went to each class and read a book about milk to the children and then did a small project with them. Madison spoke about the good products dairy has to offer and how having three servings of dairy ...

Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania present 24 new badges

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The Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania and Girl Scouts of the USA have 24 new badges. The new badge areas are designed to help girls practice leadership in automotive engineering, STEM career exploration, entrepreneurship, and civics. The new Girl Scout badges include: ¯ ...

Mixing cleaners at home can be dangerous, harmful

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The COVID-19 pandemic has made everyone aware of the importance of keeping common surfaces clean. The shortage of some commercial cleaning products has caused some people to try to make their own from whatever they have around the house, and that’s not a good idea. “In medicine we have ...