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4th of July group cancels ‘20 events

Local News

The chairman of the Warren County 4th of July Organization reached out on Friday to tell the Times Observer that the 2020 4th of July festivities have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Even though Governor Wolf moved Warren County to the “Green Phase” (on May 29), there is ...

Making it work

Business

When Allegheny Outfitters re-opened on May 9, owner Piper VanOrd admitted both she and her team had their reservations about how best to proceed. With patrons from approximately 48 states visiting her outdoors store and planning summer excursions through her kayak and canoe livery each ...

Greensburg man charged with killing Tionesta man Friday

Local News

A Greensburg, Pa. man faces a single count of criminal homicide in the Friday death of a Tionesta man. According to a statement from Marienville-based Pennsylvania State Police, Richard M. Gardner, 36, Greensburg, and Brian J. Schill, 45, Tionesta “engaged in a physical altercation on South ...

Department of Labor & Industry breaking down unemployment claims

Business

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry has developed an unemployment dashboard. The material is broken down by county and provides weekly data regarding claims and who is making them. For the week ending May 16, there were 75 new claims in Warren County. Of those, about 59 ...

Governor eyes lifting of many more pandemic restrictions

Coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some counties in Pennsylvania could see practically all of the state’s pandemic restrictions on business activity and gatherings lifted in the coming days, other than social-distancing and health-monitoring guidelines that are in place to help stop the spread of the ...

Ask the WGH medical team

Local News

The Times Observer asked the Warren General Hospital medical team to help us get information out to our readers through the COVID-19 FAQ-3. Weekly, we will pose our questions, and your questions, to the experts. If you would like the Times Observer to submit a question to the WGH medical ...

Warren County scheduled to go ‘green’ May 29

Local News

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Friday the first batch of counties moving to "green," the least restrictive phase of his reopening plan, including: Bradford, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Montour, Potter, Snyder, Sullivan, Tioga, ...

Nursing home testing a massive challenge for Pennsylvania

Coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania must boost its testing numbers several times over to meet Gov. Tom Wolf’s goal of administering a weekly coronavirus test to well over 100,000 people in long-term care facilities across the state, a gigantic undertaking that health officials are ...

County’s 3rd COVID case not tested at Warren General

Local News

A third case of COVID-19 has been reported in Warren County. The confirmed test result was part of Pennsylvania Department of Health data released on Thursday That data shows Warren County now has three positive cases and 294 negative test results in total as well as zero ...

Warren County 4th of July parade, fireworks canceled

Local News

The chairman of the Warren County 4th of July Organization reached out on Friday to tell the Times Observer that the 2020 4th of July festivities have been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "Even though Governor Wolf moved Warren County to the "Green Phase" (on May 29), there is still ...

Waterworks

Local News

It’s a difficult economic time for many, but the state Fish and Boat Commission has announced an opportunity. It is recruiting the 23rd class of Waterways Conservation Officer Trainees. “WCOs protect, conserve, and enhance Pennsylvania’s aquatic resources through law enforcement, ...

Russell-Akeley Life

Community

During the early years of what would become Pine Grove Township, the land was covered with White Pine forest. Much of this area was cut over by Central Pennsylvania Lumber Co. in the early years of the Twentieth Century. Bill Hale is said to have remarked that, as a child, he remembered looking ...

Pennsylvania working to pave the return of sporting events

Coronavirus

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is working on guidelines to allow sporting events, exhibitions and leagues, both professional and amateur, to get back to “some semblance of normalcy” after practically everything shut down to help stem the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Tom Wolf said ...

3 plead guilty at prelims Wednesday

Cops & Court Report

Three guilty pleas were entered and charges were withdrawn against two others during preliminary hearings held on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: Christopher E. Battko, Pittsfield, to disorderly conduct engage in fighting. Charges of ...

Food for Salvation Army

Community

Photo submitted to Times Observer Because of many local layoffs and reduced hours of workers during the recent pandemic, Warren County Democrats collected $250 and a truckbed full of food for The Salvation Army distribution in Warren. Shown is coordinator of the collection Warren County ...

Police investigating fatal ATV crash

Local News

Pennsylvania State Police are investigating a Sunday morning ATV crash that took the life of a Russell man. According to police, Travis C. Johnson, 26, was driving an ATV shortly after midnight on Cole Hill Road, about a half-mile west of Scandia Road in Elk Township. Police said Johnson ...