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Audubon sets days for terrarium making

Community

The public is invited to create a little touch of green by making a terrarium, a mini-garden that can brighten up an indoor space for the coming winter. There are five opportunities to make the tiny gardens at the Audubon Community Nature Center: Wednesday, Nov. 4, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. or ...

City discusses focus of 2020 CDBG funds

Community

A plan is in place for the use of the city’s federal fiscal year 2020 Community Development Block Grant funding. The lion’s share of the of the funding will be put toward a street reconstruction on S. Irvine St. on the city’s east side. City Planner David Hildebrand said during a ...

Intruder alert

Local News

Locks, lights, out of sight. That is the mantra of a lockdown situation. Warren County School District is practicing intruder situations and locking down schools this week and next week. On Wednesday, it was Sheffield’s turn. District Safety and Security Coordinator Brandon Deppen, the ...

Erie man sent to state prison

Cops & Court Report

An Erie man is headed to state prison on DUI and possession charges. Brandon R. Teslovich, currently incarcerated at SCI Albion, will spend over two years in state prison as a result of a sentence handed down on Tuesday by Judge Gregory Hammond. Prior to sentencing, there were technical ...

County ends with 62.6% Census self-response rate

Local News

The 2020 Census is no longer collecting responses. Statewide, 69.6 percent of households self-responded, with over half of them doing so online. In Warren County, the rate was somewhat lower at 62.6 percent — with just over a third (34.1 percent) of self-responders doing so ...

Forest Service concerned about hike in wildfires

Local News

The U.S. Forest Service has raised the alarm over a recent uptick in wildfires, including one near Minister Creek and another near Sheffield that are continuing to burn now. “This past year, the leading causes of wildfire on the Forest were abandoned campfires and debris burning,” ...

Donations of blood wanted by hospital

Local News

Warren General Hospital is calling for blood donations. “It is the blood currently on the shelves that saves lives,” WGH Head of Laboratory Services John Graves said. “So please consider giving a unit of blood during these difficult times.” “Community Blood Bank of Erie (CBB) ...

Colorful collection

Community

Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry A City of Warren Department of Public Works crew collects piles of leaves Tuesday at Gen. Joseph Warren Park. Crews will be out collecting leaves through the end of the fall season as weather permits. Residents are asked to keep piles of leaves out of the ...

Pleas entered at preliminary hearings

Community

Five defendants pleaded guilty, charges were withdrawn against one while one was held for court during preliminary hearings on Wednesday at the Warren County Courthouse. The following defendants entered guilty pleas: ¯ Stephen E. Breon, Jr., Youngsville, to statement under penalty. A ...

Red Cross blood drive will be held Friday

Community

The American Red Cross is urging healthy donors of all blood types to give blood to ensure a strong blood supply for patients as the U.S. braces for flu season while in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. A drive will be held locally from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday at the Hampton Inn, 3291 Market ...

Laughlin bill to support state farmers is sent to Gov. Wolfe

Community

A measure introduced by Sen. Dan Laughlin, R-Erie, to help Pennsylvania’s farmers by updating state law regarding multipurpose agriculture vehicles is headed to the Governor’s desk following today’s approval by the House of Representatives. Senate Bill 995 was previously approved by ...

Lawmakers skeptical on integration plan

Community

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania House lawmakers expressed wariness over a cost-saving measure to consolidate six state-run universities into two. The plan focuses on combining administration, academics, faculty and staff at Bloomsburg, Lock Haven and Mansfield universities in the north and ...

Approved

Local News

Warren City Council has voted to approve a pilot agreement with Pleasant Township that would expand an emergency medical services pilot agreement into the township. Currently, the pilot, which runs through the end of the year, stations city fire staff at Pleasant to respond to EMS and fire ...

Court denies attempt at stay for extension

Cops & Court Report

The Supreme Court of the United States has denied a request for a stay of a Pa. Supreme Court order that extends the deadline for mail-in ballots to be accepted in the upcoming general election. The state Supreme Court ruling was announced last month and addressed several issues. The ...

No travel ban; Cuomo asks Pa. to avoid non-essential visits

Local News

Warren County residents heading across the border into New York for work or a doctor’s appointment will not be required to quarantine. On Tuesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Pennsylvania meets the criteria for his state’s travel advisory, but that he was not adding it to the list, ...

Sentences handed down in county court

Cops & Court Report

President Judge Maureen Skerda handed down the following sentences on Friday at the Warren County Courthouse. All periods of incarceration are to be served in the Warren County Jail unless otherwise specified. ¯ Larry P. Babcock, Jr., Warren to six months restrictive probation including ...

Panel hears negative hotel feedback

Local News

The proposed downtown hotel project wasn’t even on the agenda for Monday night’s Warren City Council meeting. But it still drew negative public attention. Are there any public meetings scheduled on the project? “Not at this juncture,” Mayor Maurice Cashman said. City Manager ...

Guilty plea is entered Monday at courthouse

Cops & Court Report

One plea was entered during change of plea proceedings on Monday before President Judge Maureen Skerda at the Warren County Courthouse. Brenden D. VanGuilder, Warren, pled guilty to possessing an instrument of crime with intent, institutional vandalism and criminal mischief. Charges of ...

Public access to be restricted at city facilities

Local News

Citing increasing COVID-19 case counts in Pennsylvania and a desire to be “proactive,” the City of Warren will be restricting public access to city facilities. City Manager Nancy Freenock said on Tuesday that the city will be returning to single point of entry at the municipal building ...