WARREN, Pa. – Here are the Trick or Treat hours for municipalities around Warren County.
When I returned to Warren after a five-year stint as an Air Force spouse and writer for the Schriever Sentinel at Schriever Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, I felt something was missing.
As I settled back into the sports desk at our local legacy paper, I realized that although some local stories were being told, our community needed a space dedicated to chronicling its rich athletic history.
Just as my colleague Andy Close and I started mulling the idea, a virus began ravaging the world — and we soon found ourselves among the thousands of journalists laid off in the midst of the COVID pandemic.
We knew it was time to stop mulling and get to work. But we realized our community needed more than just a chronicle of its sporting glory. Like so many communities, Warren County’s local media outlets had become just another title for corporate conglomerates with no actual ties to the community.
Andy and I knew that Warren deserved more than just a front page full of crime and a half hour on the radio once a week.
So we launched Your Daily Local to help fill the void and start telling more of the stories of Warren County. Stories about local people, places, and events — written by journalists who were born and raised here and who understand what Warren County is all about.
We were determined to amplify all the good things people are doing to help build our community, instead of focusing on the negative stories fueling our community’s downward spiral.
Over the last two years, we’ve done just that.
We were the first to share a school board member’s mask project and how Sheffield students tried to keep a sense of normalcy during remote learning. We told Kevin Ignatius’ story about founding a film company and why they shot a feature film in Warren County. We’ve covered new and growing events like Warren County Pride and the return of Music on the Mountain.
We don’t shy away from asking tough questions, either.
We broke the story of Bluestem closing its Irvine Distribution Center, and kept a close eye on the battle over masks in schools. We’ve given municipal governments like Glade and Pine Grove more coverage than they’ve seen in decades.
And we ran an investigative series on COVID in our state correctional institutes and co-produced a podcast investigating the Damien Sharp case.
Oh, and we still found a way to chronicle those athletes adding to our county’s sports history. We covered everything from state champions to fantastic finishes to our community’s athletes continuing their careers beyond high school.
But we can’t do it alone.
Reporting requires resources, and we need your help to keep our community journalism sustainable. That’s why we’re asking our readers to chip in a monthly contribution.
Your contribution will let us write more, dig deeper, and keep telling our community’s stories. We’re particularly interested in digging into local stories that might otherwise go unreported or, at least, not get the attention they deserve.
If just 50 of you could contribute just one hour’s worth of your wages each month, we can keep doing our part to reverse the trend of community newsroom closures — and keep Warren County well covered.
Publisher, Your Daily Local
RUSSELL, Pa. – State police released the name of the pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle Wednesday morning on Route 62 in Russell.
WARREN, Pa. – A 28-year military veteran has been selected as Warren County’s next Veteran’s Affairs Director, the County announced in a release on Monday.
I’m 72 years old. For 70 of them, I’ve lived in Warren County. I spent a couple of years in Corry which is in Erie County, and moved to my home in Columbus in 1976.
CLARENDON, Pa. – Winterfest will have a couple of new events when it returns to Chapman State Park on Feb. 4.
WARREN, Pa. – Warren scored 27 points in the first quarter and put five players in double figures in a 72-52 win over Corry.
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS, Pa. – Josh Reisenauer scored 21 points as Region 3 leader Cambridge Springs earned a 59-38 win over Youngsville.
WARREN, Pa. – Watch live as Corry takes on Warren in boys’ basketball in Region 6 action.
The Warren County School District Board of Directors certainly appears headed down a familiar road.
Don’t Talk Back? School Board Discusses Rules for Public Meetings on Reconfiguration, Including Not Responding to Public Comment
RUSSELL, Pa. – The consultant for the Warren County School District’s vaguely titled Community Engagement Timeline/Process suggested to the school board that it should listen but not necessarily respond during public meetings concerning the plan.
TIONESTA, Pa. – Junior Kaylie Rooke is the inaugural Tionesta Builders Supply/Your Daily Local East Forest Measuring Up Student of the Month.