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1st Place Winner

Photo submitted to the Times Observer In response to a challenge from her English teacher, Lilly Little submitted an entry to the Day of Poetry Contest, which has been sponsored by the Titusville Arts Council for the past 36 years. Its theme this year was the sense of smell. Lilly’s ...

Eisenhower girls fall at Union City

UNION CITY — Eliza Reynolds poured in 17 of her game-high 30 points in the first quarter to lead Union City to a 58-39 victory over Eisenhower on Friday night. In the period, Reynolds connected on four 3-pointers, helping her team build a 21-10 advantage. The hosts led 33-18 at the break. ...

Valentina Dawn Marano

Valentina Dawn Marano, 60, of Warren passed away Sunday evening Jan. 31, 2021 at her home. Arrangements will be announced by The Borden Funeral Home of Sheffield.

Jamestown man sentenced in theft of firearms

A Jamestown man has been sentenced to serve three years in prison. U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced Thursday that Ingvue Buchanan, 57, who was convicted of being a felon-in-possession of a firearm, was sentenced, by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank P. Geraci, Jr. Assistant U.S. ...

Nursing homes to receive vaccines over next 2 weeks

COVID-19 vaccines will be given to patients and care-givers at Warren County nursing homes starting next week. Through the Federal Pharmacy Partnership, CVS and Walgreens will provide COVID vaccines to long-term care facilities in Pennsylvania. “The availability of the COVID-19 vaccine is ...

19 new COVID cases reported in county

There were 19 new cases of COVID-19 and two new COVID-related deaths added to Warren County's totals on Thursday. The Pennsylvania Department of Heath reported that the county has had 1,268 cases – 1,067 confirmed and 201 probable. That reflects a rate of 3,210.3 of every 100,000 population ...

Gretchen Graff Winans

Gretchen Graff Winans, 87, of Warren, Pa., died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020 at the Rouse Home, Youngsville, Pa. She was born in Pitts-burgh, Pa.. on April 26, 1933. She was the daughter of the late Raymond and Bessie Elder Graff. Gretchen was a graduate of Blairsville High School ...

Frank Lyszaz

Frank Lyszaz, 79, of Tomball, Texas, formerly of Pittsfield, passed away Monday morning Nov. 30, 2020, in Texas. A complete obituary will be announced through the Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Youngsville when available.

Route 6 in Columbus Township closed

A portion of Route 6 in Columbus Township is closed due to a crash. Shortly before 1 p.m., PennDOT announced that Route 6 between Scotts Crossing and Erie Street is closed. The road is expected to re-open later today.

Miriam G. Olson

Miriam G. Olson, 68 of Sheffield, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 in Andover, Ohio. She was born on March 11, 1952 in Atlanta, Georgia to Paul Leonard Guptill and Shirley Gay Guptill. As a teenager Miriam spent two years in Nigeria, as her parents were both educators and her ...

Election exposes culture war of fear

Submitting my weekly column on the morning of the 2020 presidential election was surreal. But not as surreal as walking to work through an apocalyptic cityscape of boarded-up buildings. No, this isn’t communist Cuba; this is Washington, D.C., the supposed center of the free world. Even ...

Weakened Eta drenches Honduras; could reach Gulf of Mexico

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The rain-heavy remains of Hurricane Eta flooded homes from Panama to Guatemala on Thursday as the death toll across Central America rose to at least 19. Forecasters said the once-mighty storm, now a tropical depression, was expected to regather form and head ...

Poll watchers emerge as a flashpoint in battle over ballots

Election officials in key battleground states pushed back on claims by the Trump campaign that Republican poll watchers were being improperly denied access to observe the counting of ballots, saying Thursday that rules were being followed and they were committed to transparency. Tasked this ...

Election officials scramble to count ballots in key states

ATLANTA — Election officials in several key states furiously counted ballots Wednesday as the nation awaited the outcome of the race between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden and braced for possible recounts and legal challenges. Unlike in previous years, states were contending ...

Wreckage Of Missing Plane Found; No Survivors

Chautauqua County Sheriff James Quattrone confirmed three people were killed when the plane they were in crashed Sunday evening near the Chautauqua County-Jamestown Airport. The wreckage of the plane, a private twin-engine aircraft, was located Monday around 9:30 a.m. on a steep embankment ...

Rodney Early

Rodney Clyde Early of Williamsville, N.Y., and Lakewood, N.Y., died peacefully with his family on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020. He was born in New Kensington, Pa.. to Henry Clyde and Alevia June Bai-ley Early on Oct. 20, 1950. He graduated from Du-quesne University then re-ceived a ...

Youngsville has upcoming bingo, fundraisers, sports boosters

WINTER & CHRISTMAS ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE The Warren Salvation Army’s “Bundle Up & Christmas Assistance” Program for children ages 0-18 and seniors ages 62 and over is accepting appointments for sign-up from Sept. 28 through Oct. 2. With winter weather and Christmas on the way, ...

Briefs

Warren High School Class of 1957 luncheon is being held today The Warren High School Class of 1957 will hold a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Pellegrinos on Conewango Avenue. Russell UMC drive through chicken bbq held today The Russell United Methodist Church will hold a ...

Photo contest submissions sought

The deadline for entries to the inaugural Warren County Conservation District photo contest is coming fast. The categories are wildlife, barns, trees and sunsets. All entries must have been taken in Warren County. Entries may be submitted as 5-by-7 or 8-by-10 matted (not framed) prints to ...

City man is finalist for SilverSneakers Swanson Award

There’s a term for people like John Colvin — workout warrior. Colvin, of Warren, is dedicated to his fitness. He’s in the gym every day. He’s pumping iron and working up a sweat. When his trainers give him a challenge, he meets it every time. Unlike most of the people that are ...