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LAVELLE — A Berks County woman who allegedly caused a head-on crash in Barry Township that sent four people, including a...
07/26/2021
Police: Driver alleged to have caused Barry Township crash may have been under the influence

LAVELLE — A Berks County woman who allegedly caused a head-on crash in Barry Township that sent four people, including a juvenile, to a trauma center last week is suspected of having been under the influence, state police at Schuylkill Haven said Mo…

LAVELLE — A Berks County woman who allegedly caused a head-on crash in Barry Township that sent four people, including a juvenile, to a trauma center last week is suspected

Penn State’s Ag Progress Days to happen in person, virtually | Access NEPA
07/26/2021
Penn State’s Ag Progress Days to happen in person, virtually | Access NEPA

Penn State’s Ag Progress Days to happen in person, virtually | Access NEPA

A variety of research and educational programs related to agriculture and natural resources will be in the spotlight on several tours to be offered during Penn State’s Ag Progress Days, to be held from August 10-12 at Rock Springs. Admission and parking are free and open to anyone with an interest...

POTTSVILLE — Schuylkill County President Judge William E. Baldwin said today that he will retire from the county bench a...
07/26/2021
Baldwin to retire at end of year

POTTSVILLE — Schuylkill County President Judge William E. Baldwin said today that he will retire from the county bench at the end of the year.

POTTSVILLE — Schuylkill County President Judge William E. Baldwin said today that he will retire from the county bench at the end of the year.

While Schuylkill County’s three entrants in the All-American Soap Box Derby did not win, that did nothing to diminish th...
07/26/2021
Local racers fall short at Soap Box Derby

While Schuylkill County’s three entrants in the All-American Soap Box Derby did not win, that did nothing to diminish their achievement in competing for the championship, according to Barbara Carroll, one of the officials and sponsors of the county …

While Schuylkill County’s three entrants in the All-American Soap Box Derby did not win, that did nothing to diminish their achievement in competing for the championship, according to Barbara Carroll,

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of last week. None of these are legit, e...
07/26/2021
NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of last week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts:

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of last week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social

Q&A: What to do if the heat makes you sick | Access NEPA
07/26/2021
Q&A: What to do if the heat makes you sick | Access NEPA

Q&A: What to do if the heat makes you sick | Access NEPA

PHILADELPHIA — As anyone who has attempted to move around outside in extreme heat can attest, steamy days in the mid-90s are hard on the human body. In the worst-case scenario, a stretch of hot days and, especially, hot nights can be deadly, particularly for older people who live in ovenlike rowho...

An occasional warm breeze swept into the fire station this sweltering June day, passing through an open garage door that...
07/26/2021
Ringtown mom breaks barriers in fire service

An occasional warm breeze swept into the fire station this sweltering June day, passing through an open garage door that also allowed in the noise of rushing traffic.

An occasional warm breeze swept into the fire station this sweltering June day, passing through an open garage door that also allowed in the noise of rushing traffic.

MINERSVILLE — A man wanted for failing to appear in Schuylkill County Court Wednesday for a plea agreement hearing was t...
07/26/2021
Alleged Little League thief captured, due in Schuylkill County court today

MINERSVILLE — A man wanted for failing to appear in Schuylkill County Court Wednesday for a plea agreement hearing was taken into custody Friday.

MINERSVILLE — A man wanted for failing to appear in Schuylkill County Court Wednesday for a plea agreement hearing was taken into custody Friday.

POTTSVILLE — The doors of the Garfield Diner are shuttered, but a new owner says he wants to reopen it.
07/26/2021
Status of Pottsville's Garfield Diner unknown

POTTSVILLE — The doors of the Garfield Diner are shuttered, but a new owner says he wants to reopen it.

POTTSVILLE — The doors of the Garfield Diner are shuttered, but a new owner says he wants to reopen it.

With the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus spreading rapidly throughout the United States, more nationa...
07/26/2021
COVID cases are rising again in Pennsylvania. Could mask mandates come back?

With the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus spreading rapidly throughout the United States, more national health officials and leaders are weighing reinstating mask mandates.

With the highly infectious delta variant of the coronavirus spreading rapidly throughout the United States, more national health officials and leaders are weighing reinstating mask mandates.

PRIMROSE — To the Most Rev. Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak, officiating at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sun...
07/26/2021
Divine Liturgy highlights Ukrainian Seminary Day

PRIMROSE — To the Most Rev. Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak, officiating at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday during the 87th Ukrainian Seminary Day at St. Nicholas Church Hall gave him the chance to remind people that trusting in God …

PRIMROSE — To the Most Rev. Metropolitan-Archbishop Borys Gudziak, officiating at the Hierarchical Divine Liturgy on Sunday during the 87th Ukrainian Seminary Day at St. Nicholas Church Hall gave him

Collection of photos from the Summer Olympics opening ceremonies at the Olympic Stadium, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo...
07/23/2021
PHOTOS: Summer Olympics opening ceremony

Collection of photos from the Summer Olympics opening ceremonies at the Olympic Stadium, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

Collection of photos from the Summer Olympics opening ceremonies at the Olympic Stadium, Friday, July 23, 2021, in Tokyo, Japan.

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07/23/2021

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REEDSVILLE — A resolution adopted by the Wayne Township supervisors Wednesday sets the stage for dissolving the municipa...
07/23/2021
Sewage treatment plant for Lake Wynonah will be decommissioned

REEDSVILLE — A resolution adopted by the Wayne Township supervisors Wednesday sets the stage for dissolving the municipal authority that has provided sewage treatment services to Lake Wynonah for more than 50 years.

REEDSVILLE — A resolution adopted by the Wayne Township supervisors Wednesday sets the stage for dissolving the municipal authority that has provided sewage treatment services to Lake Wynonah for more

POTTSVILLE — Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Maria T. Casey again used Wednesday’s commissioners meeting to criticize ...
07/23/2021
Casey again criticizes CARES Act spending

POTTSVILLE — Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Maria T. Casey again used Wednesday’s commissioners meeting to criticize how they spent the money they received under the federal CARES Act.

POTTSVILLE — Schuylkill County Clerk of Courts Maria T. Casey again used Wednesday’s commissioners meeting to criticize how they spent the money they received under the federal CARES Act.

ORWIGSBURG — The Blue Mountain School District approved its health and safety plan for the upcoming school year, stating...
07/23/2021
Blue Mountain approves plan with no mask mandate

ORWIGSBURG — The Blue Mountain School District approved its health and safety plan for the upcoming school year, stating that masks will not be required as of now.

ORWIGSBURG — The Blue Mountain School District approved its health and safety plan for the upcoming school year, stating that masks will not be required as of now.

ASHLAND — The history and heritage of anthracite coal mining can be found above and below ground, and on Thursday member...
07/23/2021
Historical society members enjoy Pioneer Tunnel tours

ASHLAND — The history and heritage of anthracite coal mining can be found above and below ground, and on Thursday members of the Schuylkill County Historical Society got a taste of both as they toured the Pioneer Tunnel tourist site.

ASHLAND — The history and heritage of anthracite coal mining can be found above and below ground, and on Thursday members of the Schuylkill County Historical Society got a taste

POTTSVILLE — A man in a flannel shirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots, and a woman with red hair walked past the Majestic T...
07/23/2021
Ed Asner brings one-man show to Pottsville

POTTSVILLE — A man in a flannel shirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots, and a woman with red hair walked past the Majestic Theater on Thursday. Chase Morrison, a photojournalist for WFMZ-TV 69 News, was eagerly waiting outside.

POTTSVILLE — A man in a flannel shirt, blue jeans and cowboy boots, and a woman with red hair walked past the Majestic Theater on Thursday. Chase Morrison, a photojournalist

TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading...
07/23/2021
With muted ceremony and empty stadium, Tokyo Olympics begin

TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but strangely subdued ceremony that set…

TOKYO (AP) — Belated and beleaguered, the virus-delayed Tokyo Summer Olympics finally opened Friday night with cascading fireworks and made-for-TV choreography that unfolded in a near-empty stadium, a colorful but

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Twenty fraudulent unemployment compensation claims have been reported to the borough’s police departm...
07/22/2021
Unemployment fraud reports increase in Haven

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Twenty fraudulent unemployment compensation claims have been reported to the borough’s police department since June 1.

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Twenty fraudulent unemployment compensation claims have been reported to the borough’s police department since June 1.

POTTSVILLE — The man charged last year with stealing almost $50,000 from the Minersville Little League over a four-year ...
07/21/2021
Pottsville man fails to appear for sentencing in Minersville Little League theft; arrest warrant issued

POTTSVILLE — The man charged last year with stealing almost $50,000 from the Minersville Little League over a four-year period while serving as its treasurer had a bench warrant issued for his arrest Wednesday after he failed to appear in court for …

POTTSVILLE — The man charged last year with stealing almost $50,000 from the Minersville Little League over a four-year period while serving as its treasurer had a bench warrant issued

At Monday’s Cressona borough council meeting, Sofia Pascuzzo presented a plan to erect 40 Hometown Heroes banners on uti...
07/21/2021
Cressona college student inspired to start hometown banner project

At Monday’s Cressona borough council meeting, Sofia Pascuzzo presented a plan to erect 40 Hometown Heroes banners on utility poles throughout the southern Schuylkilll County community.

At Monday’s Cressona borough council meeting, Sofia Pascuzzo presented a plan to erect 40 Hometown Heroes banners on utility poles throughout the southern Schuylkilll County community.

The Jefferson Grange 1384 chapter reorganized this year to serve the southern Schuylkill County community.
07/21/2021
Jefferson Grange returns to southern Schuylkill County

The Jefferson Grange 1384 chapter reorganized this year to serve the southern Schuylkill County community.

The Jefferson Grange 1384 chapter reorganized this year to serve the southern Schuylkill County community.

POTTSVILLE — Pottsville Area teachers who continue to provide virtual instruction in the new school year will receive st...
07/21/2021
Pottsville Area teachers to be compensated for virtual learning in new school year

POTTSVILLE — Pottsville Area teachers who continue to provide virtual instruction in the new school year will receive stipends ranging from $300 to $1,600 per 90-day semester.

POTTSVILLE — Pottsville Area teachers who continue to provide virtual instruction in the new school year will receive stipends ranging from $300 to $1,600 per 90-day semester.

SHENANDOAH — The borough council on Monday approved a 57-page agreement to sell the assets of the Municipal Authority of...
07/21/2021
Shenandoah council agrees to MABS purchase agreement

SHENANDOAH — The borough council on Monday approved a 57-page agreement to sell the assets of the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Shenandoah to Aqua Pennsylvania Inc.

SHENANDOAH — The borough council on Monday approved a 57-page agreement to sell the assets of the Municipal Authority of the Borough of Shenandoah to Aqua Pennsylvania Inc.

POTTSVILLE — The owner of a new downtown tattoo studio is encouraged by what he’s seeing in Pottsville.
07/20/2021
Tattoo studio opens in downtown Pottsville

POTTSVILLE — The owner of a new downtown tattoo studio is encouraged by what he’s seeing in Pottsville.

POTTSVILLE — The owner of a new downtown tattoo studio is encouraged by what he’s seeing in Pottsville.

SHENANDOAH — With planning for a “two-in-one” major celebration well underway by the revitalization group Downtown Shena...
07/20/2021
Cultural groups sought to participate in 'two-for-one' celebration in Shenandoah

SHENANDOAH — With planning for a “two-in-one” major celebration well underway by the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc., calls are going out for the leaders of the wide range of ethnic groups that have been part of the community’s makeup …

SHENANDOAH — With planning for a “two-in-one” major celebration well underway by the revitalization group Downtown Shenandoah Inc., calls are going out for the leaders of the wide range of

POTTSVILLE — An incident in Pottsville Tuesday afternoon prompted city police to close a section of West Market Street i...
07/20/2021
Pottsville police: No one hurt in 'small incident' that closed West Market

POTTSVILLE — An incident in Pottsville Tuesday afternoon prompted city police to close a section of West Market Street in the area of the 600 block.

POTTSVILLE — An incident in Pottsville Tuesday afternoon prompted city police to close a section of West Market Street in the area of the 600 block.

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07/20/2021

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VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, ...
07/20/2021
Blue Origin's Bezos reaches space on 1st passenger flight

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week to ride his own spacecraft.

VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — Jeff Bezos blasted into space Tuesday on his rocket company’s first flight with people on board, becoming the second billionaire in just over a week

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