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Former Hospital CEO Has New Fears On Brooks-TLC

DUNKIRK — Back in 2019, former Brooks Memorial Hospital president and CEO Richard Ketcham expressed confusion and dismay about the hospital’s process for constructing a new facility. Three years later, in a fresh interview Thursday, Ketcham said nothing has changed. LOCATION, LOCATION, ...

Rental Issue Heats Up In Cassadaga

CASSADAGA — Last month, the Village Board gave attorney Joseph Calimeri approval to draft a moratorium that would be placed on new short-term rentals in the village. This issue is set to be addressed in August, but there will be a meeting on July 15 for the community to come and voice ...

Warren Refugee Discussion Moves Forward

WARREN, Pa. — A steering committee is working to pull together feedback and determine how the Warren County community can best support Ukrainian refugee resettlement. That’s the next step coming out of a community forum held at First Lutheran Church last week. Piper VanOrd, who has ...

Teacher Charged For Sexual Assault Of Student

WARREN, Pa. — A Warren County School District teacher faces several felony charges stemming from alleged inappropriate contact with a student. Rachel E. Lasecki, 26, of Warren, is charged with aggravated indecent assault; institutional sexual assault — school — sexual contact with ...

Eckendorf Retires From Jamestown Area YMCA

Mark Eckendorf of the Jamestown Area YMCA is pictured Thursday leaving the Y on his last day of being the CEO during his 44-year career within the national association. He will continue his journey as a Y member and plans to work out daily at the Jamestown YMCA where the core values of caring, ...

Acid Spill Prompts Road Closures, Detours

A tanker truck leaked acid on roadways in the City of Warren and North Warren on its way to New York State on Thursday, resulting in traffic delays and precautionary measures. According to Conewango Township Police Chief Jason Peters, who was at the scene of the North Warren leak from just ...