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MINERSVILLE — At the Mountaineer Hose Company Thursday night, spectators sipped Guers iced tea as they heard Tommy “Mule...
03/13/2022
Singers extol breaker boy rat slayer

MINERSVILLE — At the Mountaineer Hose Company Thursday night, spectators sipped Guers iced tea as they heard Tommy “Mule” Symons and Stu “Shaftdigger” Richards tell the story of Ratty McQuaid, winner of the great Fourth of July rat-killing contest i…

MINERSVILLE — At the Mountaineer Hose Company Thursday night, spectators sipped Guers iced tea as they heard Tommy “Mule” Symons and Stu “Shaftdigger” Richards tell the story of Ratty McQuaid,

The Republican Herald's annual Regional Spelling Bee will be postponed until Sunday at 2 p.m. due to impending inclement...
03/11/2022
Spelling Bee postponed

The Republican Herald's annual Regional Spelling Bee will be postponed until Sunday at 2 p.m. due to impending inclement weather. Please see Monday's edition for coverage.

The Republican Herald's annual Regional Spelling Bee will be postponed until 2 p.m. Sunday at Penn State Schuylkill due to impending inclement weather.

Forty-seven years ago, in 1975, Richard Spontak won the regional spelling bee sponsored by the Pottsville Republican, to...
03/11/2022
1975 Spelling Bee champ says experience helped put him on path to success

Forty-seven years ago, in 1975, Richard Spontak won the regional spelling bee sponsored by the Pottsville Republican, today’s Republican Herald. He was a 14-year-old eighth-grader representing Saint Clair Area Middle School.

Forty-seven years ago, in 1975, Richard Spontak won the regional spelling bee sponsored by the Pottsville Republican, today’s Republican Herald. He was a 14-year-old eighth-grader representing Saint Clair Area Middle

The office of the Schuylkill County solicitor has requested an additional 30 days to address the Right-to-Know request s...
03/11/2022
Schuylkill County solicitor seeks 30 more days for Right-to-Know request

The office of the Schuylkill County solicitor has requested an additional 30 days to address the Right-to-Know request submitted by the Republican Herald for information on the investigation into county employees searching a third-party website in v…

The office of the Schuylkill County solicitor has requested an additional 30 days to address the Right-to-Know request submitted by the Republican Herald for information on the investigation into county

After battling a stubborn house fire for nearly seven hours, it was after 9 p.m. Tuesday before firefighters finally hun...
03/11/2022
4 major fires in 4 days highlights strain on firefighters

After battling a stubborn house fire for nearly seven hours, it was after 9 p.m. Tuesday before firefighters finally hung up their soot-covered outfits at Tower City Volunteer Fire Company No. 1.

After battling a stubborn house fire for nearly seven hours, it was after 9 p.m. Tuesday before firefighters finally hung up their soot-covered outfits at Tower City Volunteer Fire Company

NEW YORK (AP) — Players have voted to accept Major League Baseball's latest offer for a new labor deal, paving the way t...
03/10/2022
MLB players vote to end lockout, salvaging 162-game season

NEW YORK (AP) — Players have voted to accept Major League Baseball's latest offer for a new labor deal, paving the way to end a 99-day lockout and salvage a 162-game regular season.

NEW YORK (AP) — Players have voted to accept Major League Baseball's latest offer for a new labor deal, paving the way to end a 99-day lockout and salvage a

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian airstrike on a Mariupol maternity hospital that killed three people brought condemnat...
03/10/2022
Attack on Ukrainian hospital draws outrage as talks stall

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian airstrike on a Mariupol maternity hospital that killed three people brought condemnation down on Moscow on Thursday, with Ukrainian and Western officials branding it a war crime, while the highest-level talks yet y…

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian airstrike on a Mariupol maternity hospital that killed three people brought condemnation down on Moscow on Thursday, with Ukrainian and Western officials branding it

GIRARDVILLE — Effective Sunday, the Girardville Quick Response Service will no longer be providing emergency medical ser...
03/10/2022
Girardville QRS halting its emergency services

GIRARDVILLE — Effective Sunday, the Girardville Quick Response Service will no longer be providing emergency medical services to residents of the borough and portions of Butler Twp.

George Halcovage Jr. and the suspended workers accused of doing thousands of unnecessary database searches both issued s...
03/09/2022
Workers defend database searches as Schuylkill County commissioners split on firings

George Halcovage Jr. and the suspended workers accused of doing thousands of unnecessary database searches both issued statements in light of today's Schuylkill County commissioners' meeting, where a vote to fire the women failed.

Two women involved in a lawsuit against Schuylkill County commissioner George Halcovage Jr. get to keep their jobs, for now.

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian airstrike devastated a maternity hospital Wednesday in the besieged port city of Mari...
03/09/2022
Airstrike hits Ukraine maternity hospital, 17 reported hurt

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian airstrike devastated a maternity hospital Wednesday in the besieged port city of Mariupol amid growing warnings from the West that Moscow’s invasion is about to take a more brutal and indiscriminate turn. Ukrainian…

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — A Russian airstrike devastated a maternity hospital Wednesday in the besieged port city of Mariupol amid growing warnings from the West that Moscow’s invasion is about

POSTPONEDThe Republican Herald's annual Regional Spelling Bee will be postponed until 2 p.m. Sunday at Penn State Schuyl...
03/09/2022

POSTPONED

The Republican Herald's annual Regional Spelling Bee will be postponed until 2 p.m. Sunday at Penn State Schuylkill due to impending inclement weather.
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Good luck to all of the local spellers who are featured on page A6 in today's paper. These students will be competing in our 66th Annual Regional Spelling Bee this Saturday.

Special thanks to our co-sponsor Penn State Schuylkill!
#RHbee

Hurry! The deadline to help your favorite businesses win a Readers' Choice Award is Friday, March 11th at noon! Click fo...
03/09/2022

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Two Schuylkill County employees still have their jobs as of Wednesday morning due to an abstention and a tie vote by the...
03/09/2022
Commissioners vote tied on firing tax claim employees

Two Schuylkill County employees still have their jobs as of Wednesday morning due to an abstention and a tie vote by the commissioners.Angela Toomey, tax claim director, and Denise McGinley-Gerchak, assistant tax claim director, were up for terminat…

Two Schuylkill County employees still have their jobs as of Wednesday morning due to an abstention and a tie vote by the commissioners.Angela Toomey, tax claim director, and Denise McGinley-Gerchak,

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — In an intense intellectual contest that came right down to the wire, Pottsville Area edged out Schuyl...
03/08/2022
Pottsville Area wins academic competition

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — In an intense intellectual contest that came right down to the wire, Pottsville Area edged out Schuylkill Haven Area for the championship of the Schuylkill County Academic Competition on Monday at Penn State Schuylkill.

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — In an intense intellectual contest that came right down to the wire, Pottsville Area edged out Schuylkill Haven Area for the championship of the Schuylkill County Academic

NEW YORK (AP) — As Russia has intensified its war on Ukraine, killing civilians and triggering a mass refugee crisis, Pr...
03/08/2022
EXPLAINER: What does a US ban on Russian oil accomplish?

NEW YORK (AP) — As Russia has intensified its war on Ukraine, killing civilians and triggering a mass refugee crisis, President Joe Biden is expected to announce a ban on importing Russian fuel, according to a person familiar with the matter. Critic…

NEW YORK (AP) — As Russia has intensified its war on Ukraine, killing civilians and triggering a mass refugee crisis, President Joe Biden is expected to announce a ban on

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has decided to ban Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in...
03/08/2022
AP Source: Biden to ban Russian oil imports over Ukraine war

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has decided to ban Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the matter.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has decided to ban Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, according to a person

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When it comes to asking your dogs for a certain type of behavior, be deliberate in choosing your cues, taking care to prevent them from being confusing.
For winter fun for everyone, join your friends and neighbors at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse for the Fire & Ice Winter Fest on Sunday, February 6, 2022, 2:00-5:00 p.m. Roast hotdogs over an open fire, enjoy a homemade ice cream-mak…
READING — There was no single day when Allen Moyer decided to become a Broadway set designer.
A 50-year-old bridge that collapsed in Pittsburgh had been rated as poor on a recent inspection report, but transportation officials and engineering experts cautioned that doesn’t necessarily signal imminent danger for the thousands of other U.S. br…
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — The recent murders of police officers in New York City has brought national attention to the increasing number of attacks on law enforcement.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Penn State campuses have a positive economic impact on their communities, but to be successful they need partnerships with business and community leaders.
In a hotly debated move at Wednesday’s meeting, the Schuylkill County commissioners revised a policy that regulates the way nonunion employees receive county-paid health care benefits in retirement.
Some people are pushing for Schuylkill County to acquire a new park, hoping to open up opportunities for hiking, fishing and other recreational activities.
POTTSVILLE — Officials at Alvernia University plan to begin renovations at the vacant former Giant grocery in the spring.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger's NFL career is over.
ORWIGSBURG — Worried about student mental health, the Blue Mountain School District is making an effort to help teachers deal with disruptive behavior in the classroom.
POTTSVILLE — Young baseball and softball players in the county can see their statistics in real time with a new program.