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Brine language included in new oil and gas regs

Local News

Legislation has again been introduced that would create separate regulations for the conventional and unconventional oil and gas industries. And Warren County’s representation in the General Assembly is in the middle of the fight. Companion pieces of legislation were introduced ...

Senior Centers Open For Programs, Lunches

Community

The recent fall of COVID-19 positive percentage cases in both Warren and parts of Forest counties has initiated reopening programming and in-house lunches. Please see the listing and information below on individual centers. COVID procedures for mask wearing unless eating are still ...

Hayes Named Trust Officer At Northwest

Community

Debra Hayes has been named Divisional Vice President and Trust Officer of Northwest Bank. Nathan Weaver, CFP, CTFA, Divisional Vice President, Manager of Personal Trust Administration, made the announcement. As Trust Officer, Hayes will be responsible for the administration of trusts, ...

Local, state, regional assets used to battle wild fire

Local News

A wildfire blazed through a swath of Watson Township on Thursday and was expected to continue burning through the night. The call for a vegetation fire on Allegheny National Forest land went out at about noon. Windy conditions led to difficulty containing the fire and by 6 p.m., it had ...

City RDA to auction three properties next week

Local News

The City of Warren is holding a public property auction later this month for three properties that the city took title to for delinquent sewer bills. It’s a shift in approach — for years the city has handled the sale of property by sealed bid. The three properties are located at 111 ...

Cable Hollow secures liquor license after successful referendum

Local News

For the first time since prohibition, there’s a permanent liquor license in Pine Grove Twp. The voters of the township approved a referendum last fall to permit liquor licenses in the township, which has been “dry” since the 1920s. On March 18, a liquor license was granted by the ...

Gun rights waiver bill introduced

Local News

The idea of relinquishing the right to gun ownership has come to Pennsylvania. Rep. Darisha Parker, D-Philadelphia, has introduced House Bill 1077 which would allow those who believe they are a threat to themselves to relinquish their right to purchase a gun. Similar legislation was proposed ...

Cobham Hill Road closed due to wildfire

Local News

Cobham Hill Road will be closed into next week due to wildfires that have consumed in excess of 100 acres in Watson Township. PennDOT made the announcement Friday morning. The road is closed from the intersection at Route 62 to the intersection with Hearts Content Road. “The closure is ...

On The Record

Cops & Court Report

W. Warren County — District Judge Todd Woodin David L. Harkins, Jr., 31, Youngsville, was charged by Youngsville Borough police on April 7 with three counts of terroristic threats, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness from an incident that occurred on April 6 in ...

Crescent Park bids back, headed to council for approval

Community

City of Warren officials have been working to bring about a rehabilitation project for several years. Hopefully, the third round of bids is the charm. This is the third time this project has gone out for bid — the first time the bids were substantially over budget and the state ...

Warren Gives matching pool funds increased again

Community

Warren Gives 2021 is still over a month away and already the pledges are up. The Community Foundation of Warren County has announced that there will be a pool of $60,000 in matching funds for this year’s event. That is up $5,000 over last year’s match which was boosted from an initial ...

Recycleathon event set for April 17

Community

Warren County is bringing its Recycleathon event back in 2021. The first household hazardous waste and electronics recycling event for this year is set for Saturday, April 17. It will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and be held at the Sheffield High School, 6760 US 6, Sheffield. The cost for ...

Strong Viewpoints

Local News

There have been strong opinions expressed on both sides of the fence in response to the possibility of development at Washington Park. The City of Warren Parks & Recreation Commission has decided to hold a special public session to hear from anyone with an opinion on the issue. The ...

Cases handled during preliminary hearings

Cops & Court Report

One guilty plea was entered while charges were withdrawn against two during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. Patrick N. Kiser, Sheffield, pled guilty to possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and loitering and prowling ...

House Dems introduce charter school funding tweak

Local News

Several House Democrats want to help local school district budgets by reigning in Pennsylvania’s cyber charter schools. Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, and Rep. Ryan Bizarro, D-Erie, have introduced House Bill 1074 with support from eight fellow Democrats and Republican ...

ERAP Funds are available to renters

Local News

Emergency Rent Assistance Program (ERAP) dollars are flowing in Warren County. On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Department of Human Services (DHS) Secretary Teresa Miller held a briefing about the program. She said it helps provide stability to those who rent their homes and to those who own those ...

Registration, mail-in deadlines are approaching

Local News

Primary elections in Pennsylvania are often the sole domain of those who are registered in one of our two major political parties. The primary gives voters the chance to have input into those parties’ nominees — who will be on the ballot in November. This May, voters who are ...

Opinions mixed on NY legalization of marijuana

Local News

Recreational marijuana use is now legal in New York. If smoking and vaping are legal in a location, smoking pot is legal there, too — according to the state. There are, of course, differing opinions about that law. And it remains to be seen what impacts the change will have in ...

Galati is Audubon 2021 scholarship winner

Community

Tim Galati, a senior at Southwestern Central School, has been awarded the 2021 Ryan Exline Memorial Scholarship by the Audubon Community Nature Center. Every spring since 2003 Audubon Community Nature Center education staff have raised scholarship funds through their Birdathon on the first ...