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Additional Parent Focus Group virtual meetings announced

Community

Amy Stewart, Warren County School District superintendent, has announced an additional series of Parent Focus Group virtual meetings for each attendance area. The meetings will be similar to the first set of parent focus groups. The schedule includes: ¯ Central Attendance Area: Monday, ...

PIAA votes to delay fall sports 2 weeks

Coronavirus

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association said Friday it has voted to delay the start of the fall sports season two weeks. The announcement comes after Gov. Tom Wolf said he recommended sports be delayed until January 2021. In a statement, the PIAA said: "The board believes that ...

Teachers want clarity on virus standards

Local News

Pennsylvania’s teachers want to see the state government set strict standards for COVID-19 mitigation in schools. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Education Committee continued its hearings on school reopening Tuesday, with testimony from the Pennsylvania State Education ...

Briefs

Local News Briefs

Unemployment comp town hall The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry will host an unemployment compensation virtual town hall from 1 to 2 p.m. today. “Pennsylvanians can ask questions directly to unemployment compensation experts during the ... live virtual town hall. The event ...

Governor recommends no high school sports until Jan. 1, 2021

Coronavirus

Gov. Tom Wolf said the state is recommending no high school sports in Pennsylvania until Jan. 1, 2021. The governor made the comments Thursday during a press conference regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. "The guidance is we ought to avoid any congregant settings. And that means anything that ...

Bill would make it easier for online fundraisers

Local News

A pair of state House of Representatives members want to make it easier for community organizations to raise money as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Rep. Mike Reese, R-Westmoreland/Somerset, and Rep. Ryan Warner, R-Fayette/Westmoreland, have introduced House Bill 2764 to permit Small ...

Out for a walk

Local News

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry Rosco, out for a walk near Beaty Park with Jacque Shoup, keeps a wary eye on the camera.

Mobile Health Unit to be in city

Local News

It’s health and wellness services on wheels. Starting now, the Adagio Health Mobile Health Unit will be in Warren from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at the corner of Second Avenue and Liberty Street. “The Mobile Health Unit is a 36-foot long ...

Dept of Health creation is eyed

Local News

After spending months in a pandemic, relying on the Pennsylvania Department of Health for health-related decisions and information, the Warren County Commissioners are looking for options. On Monday, the commissioners discussed establishing a county department of health or a regional ...

Audubon Photography Contest Closes Aug. 31

Local News

Photographers have until the end of the month to take a fresh picture or choose one from their collection to enter the 2020 Nature Photography Contest presented by Audubon Community Nature Center. Monday, Aug. 31, is the deadline for submitting a photograph that could win $200. Cash prizes ...

Cook Forest State Park sets several events

Local News

Cook Forest State Park will hold several events in the coming weeks, starting with Meteor Shower and Stargazing at 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11. Those attending should bring their chairs and flashlights and meet at the Ridge Camp Park Amphitheater to learn about the constellations and watch ...

‘Unique Obstacles’

Local News

After 10 years, Warren Skate Park still feels like home. The facility first opened at Beaty Park in 2010 and, depending on the weather and what else is going on, has seen steady use ever since. There were about 10 young men on skateboards and scooters at the park Monday evening. They were ...

Doctors: not all schools should reopen

Local News

Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Association of Pediatrics doctors are advocating for true local decision making when it comes to sending children back into school buildings or learning online this year. Dr. Trude Haecker, chapter president and a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital of ...

Parroccini resigns from his position

Local News

Warren County is looking for a public defender. Longtime Chief Public Defender John Parroccini reportedly resigned on Friday. County officials confirmed that Parroccini’s last day was Friday, July 31. He was initially hired by the county on Aug. 23, 2004. The public defender’s office ...

Veterans Memorial Bridge traffic to be restricted

Local News

The Veterans Memorial Bridge at Hickory Street will be treated with linseed oil this week. City of Warren Department of Public Works Superintendent Joe Reinke said traffic on the bridge will be restricted through Saturday. “The Hickory Street Bridge will have lane closures Wednesday, ...

Sheffield teen injured in accident

Cops & Court Report

A Sheffield teenager was seriously injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday on Route 6. According to Ludlow Volunteer Fire Department Chief Jonathan Bires, Ludlow and Sheffield VFDs, Sheffield ambulance, and Kane Emergycare ambulance responded to the crash at 3:49 p.m. Sunday, in Sheffield ...

Endeavor man facing burglary charges

Cops & Court Report

An Endeavor man has been charged with burglary of a Limestone Township property. John M. Duncan, 47, is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, and criminal mischief. According to Pennsylvania State Police, a Gesin Loop, Limestone Township, property owner found ...

Briefs

Local News Briefs

Sylvania picnic has been canceled The Osram Sylvania PMP/SMO picnic held annually in September has been canceled for 2020. Pleasant Twp. Cancels recycling Pleasant Township will no longer offer recycling after Aug. 10, due to cost and misuse of the recycling bins. Residents may contact ...

Area drives scheduled to boost blood supply

Community

There is no substitute for blood. The Community Blood Bank is facing critically low blood supply and is urging residents to donate at one of the upcoming blood drives in Warren County. About 35 percent of organizations that host Community Blood Bank drives have been forced to cancel due to ...

Mobile Health Unit to be in Warren twice a month

Coronavirus

It's health and wellness services on wheels. Starting now, the Adagio Health Mobile Health Unit will be in Warren from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of every month at the corner of Second Avenue and Liberty Street. "The Mobile Health Unit is a 36-foot long vehicle ...