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Little League umpires Anyone still interested in being an umpire for a potential 2020 Warren County Youth Baseball/Softball Association (WCYBSA) Little League season — that did not already attend an umpire clinic — is asked to contact board president Jeremy Wyman ASAP at ...

Senior Day — Ryan Rafalski

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Today’s senior is Ryan Rafalski of the Warren baseball team: Parents: Jason and Samantha Rafalski Spring sport: Baseball Position(s): Shortstop/Pitcher Uniform number: 4 Coaches: Rick Eaton, Jeff Eaton, Ed Baldensperger, Don Cummings, Gregg Blair, Ted Morrison, Jason ...

A gathering place for birds

Outdoor

There is both skill and art involved in taking natural materials and fashioning them into a useful object. Humans have done this in the past, harvesting plants and turning them in shelters, clothes, furniture and tools. I can’t help but wonder how they figured it out, and if they watched the ...

Probation, community service imposed in deer abuse case

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BROOKVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man accused along with a youth of repeatedly kicking a wounded deer in the head and pulling off its antler has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor cruelty to animals and four summary offenses, authorities said. WJAC-TV reported that 18-year-old ...

Senior Day — Michelle Kingsley

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Today’s senior is Michelle Kingsley of the Eisenhower track and field team: Parents: Nikki Kingsley, mother Spring sport: Track & Field Events: Hurdles & Jumping Coaches: Coach Beach & Coach Harris Favorite sports memories: Stay H.U.M.B.L.E, Working on improving ...

Game Commission extends life of shooting-range permits

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Pennsylvania Game Commission 2019-20 shooting-range permits will remain valid for an additional two months after their printed expiration date to make up for lost opportunity from the agency closing ranges in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines. Permits for 2019-20 have a printed expiration ...

First turkey

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Photo submitted to Times Observer Braden Thomson, 11, shot his first turkey on April 25 in Warren. It had a three-inch beard and quarter-inch spurs.

Warren County Summer Trap League will begin

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With Warren County going to the “yellow” designation, per Gov. Tom Wolf, members have decided to commence the Summer Trap League as of this Wednesday, April 13. According to league officials, CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines will be followed. These will include ...

Warren multi-sport standout Mohney will play soccer at Fredonia

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If you’re a sports fan living in Warren County, no doubt you’ve run across Sawyer Mohney through the years. “When I was younger, I participated in swimming, soccer, basketball, softball and Tae Kwon Do,” said the Warren Area High School senior. “I was always trying to keep up with ...

Senior Day — Gabrielle Hahn

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Today’s senior is Gabrielle Hahn of the Warren track & field team: Parents: Pamela J. Baxter Hahn and Michael J. Hahn Spring sport: Track Events: Sprinter; 100-meter & 200-meter dash, and 400 relay member. Coaches: Kevin & Elizabeth Dustin Other sports: Marching band, ...

Cleanup organizers would like to see what you can do

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The 16th Annual Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup had long been scheduled for May 9 when the coronavirus changed that. Over the years, the Allegheny Reservoir Cleanup and its cousin, the Allegheny River Cleanup, have made a real difference in the Allegheny Reservoir and River, both ecologically and ...

Senior Day — Morgan Munksgard

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Today’s senior is Morgan Munksgard of the Warren softball team: Parents: Chet and Maria Munksgard Spring sport: Softball Position: Outfield Uniform number: 11 Coach: Carissa Stuart Favorite sports memories: Being able to play, and having my dad coach. Always singing on the bus ...

Conservation District names Forest Landowner of Year

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Vinnie Marold is Warren County Conservation District’s Forest Landowner of 2019. When he was young, Marold wanted to be a forester, according to a release from the conservation district. “Life took him in a different direction, but now he is returning to his dream.” He now owns 220 ...

Stabilization for PA’s streams

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This is Conservation District Week. The Times Observer is publishing a series of articles — this is the third of four — on the history of Conservation Districts and how they work today; the effect of Conservation Districts on agriculture; their role in dirt and gravel road projects, stream ...

WCYBSA holding out hope for Little League season

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The Warren County Youth Baseball/Softball Association (WCYBSA) had big plans for the 2020 season. After a seven-year separation, WCYBSA announced a new charter with Little League. The biggest change was a return to Little League all-star tournament play — from districts to sectionals to ...

Senior Day — Dakota Chase

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Today’s senior is Dakota Chase of the Eisenhower baseball and trapshooting teams: Parents: Steve and Chris Chase Spring sports: Baseball and trap Uniform number: 28 Coaches: Baseball — Clint Course and Derrick Jenson; trap — Ron Trawick and Carl Black Favorite sports memories: ...

Hole-in-one

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Photo submitted to Times Observer It didn’t take long after golf courses were reopened in the state for the first hole-in-one. Anthony Deppas, second from left, recorded his on Tuesday, May 5, on the 138-yard hole No. 11 — using a 9-iron — at Conewango Valley Country Club. The shot was ...