Friday, May 30, 2014

Coal Region Connections: Do you remember making the trip to downtown Allentown to shop HESS'S DEPARTMENT STORE?

 GROWING UP IN A SMALL COAL REGION TOWN, IT WAS A RARE TREAT FOR MANY LOWER MIDDLE CLASS FAMILIES TO SHOP IN THE BIG CITY. Do you remember making the trip to downtown Allentown to shop HESS'S DEPARTMENT STORE?

Man Dead After Fire in South Manheim Twp Fire Friday Morning

The Republican Herald is reporting that one man died this morning in a fire in South Manheim Twp.

2014 Schuylkill County Graduation Schedule


Schedule for when each Schuylkill County school graduates.


Friday, May 30th
Nativity
Tamaqua
Schuylkill Haven

Saturday, May 31st
Marian

Monday, June 2nd
Blue Mountain
North Schuylkill
Pottsville

Tuesday, June 3rd
Mahanoy Area
Pine Grove

Wednesday, June 4th
Williams Valley

Friday, June 6th
Minersville
Tri-Valley

Friday, June 13th
Panther Valley

Coroner Called to Schuylkill Haven Fire, Second Call in County Today

Crews were called to the 400 Block of East Main St., Schuylkill Haven just before 1:30pm, Friday for a house fire.

First Annual Shenandoah Valley High School Craft Show & Raffle This Sunday

Everyone is invited to attend the First Annual SHENANDOAH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CRAFT SHOW & RAFFLE.

Coroner Called to South Manheim Twp. Fire

Fire crews were called to 30 South Shue String Lane, South Manheim Twp., fire around 9am, Friday morning for a reported house fire.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

District 11 Championship Results for Baseball and Softball

District 11 Championship Results for Baseball and Softball from Thursday Evening






Baseball

Class AAA

Tamaqua - 7
Blue Mountain - 1

Class A

Schuylkill Haven - 6
Tri-Valley - 0

Softball

Class A

Minersville - 2
Williams Valley - 1

Two Charged in Schuylkill Haven Tire Slashing, Asking for Help Finding One of the Individuals

The Schuylkill Haven Borough Police have charged two men from the borough in a tire slashing incident that took place in the early morning hours of May 6th, 2014.

District 11 Championship Baseball Games Scheduled For Thursday

District 11 Championship Baseball Games Scheduled For Thursday

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Mahanoy City Police Charge Juvenile For Stealing From Garage

The Mahanoy City Police Department has filed charges against a juvenile for stealing from a garage in the borough.

North Schuylkill Student Eliminated in 3rd Round of National Spelling Bee Prelimaries

North Schuylkill 8th grader, Devina Singh, who traveled to Washington D.C. to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, reached the 3rd Round of Preliminaries Wednesday.

Mahanoy City Police Take Man Into Custody Wanted On Charges in Luzerne County and New Jersey

Photo from MCPD
Facebook Page
The Mahanoy City Police Department took a man into custody Tuesday wanted on charges in Luzerne County and New Jersey.

According to their Facebook Page, Eric Scott Creamer, 23, was taken into custody for several warrants for his arrest in Luzerne County and for burglary, corruption of minors and other theft-related charges in the State of New Jersey.







Link to MCPD Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/MahanoyCityPoliceDepartment

COAL REGION CONNECTIONS: Recalling Your High School Memories (Manual Typewriters, lunch box and thermos, Slide rules)

By: Mark Marek, Coal Region Connections

How many "ol'-timers" remember the pictures below: desks with round holes in the upper right side...typing class with manual typewriters...lunch box & thermos...& slide rules? Before white boards, computers, TVs, & DVD players, we had blackboards with chalk, film strip & film projectors.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Homes Damaged by Fire in West Mahanoy Twp. Saturday Morning

Photo submitted to
Schuylkill County Firewire
by Jeff Miller
Just after 7AM, Saturday Morning, crews were called to 208 Florida Ave, Shenandoah Heights for a house fire with heavy flames showing.

Two Injured After Fire in Pottsville Saturday Morning

Picture Courtesy of Coal Region Fire
Around 5:30am, emergency personnel were called to 218 West Market Street, Pottsville for a house fire.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Mahanoy Township and Mahanoy City Police Seize Heroin, Baths Salts, and Marijuana from 4 Individuals During Traffic Stop


According to the Mahanoy Twp. Facebook page,  on May 23rd,  the Mahanoy Twp. and Mahanoy City Police Departments worked together to send 4 individuals to jail on various drug related charges.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Images from the May 22nd Storms

Daniel Reed - Auburn
The afternoon of Thursday, May 22, 2014 will be a memorable one for most people.  Between 2 and 4 pm, a few lines of storms crossed Schuylkill County and in Berks County that damaged homes and vehicles along the way.

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Schuylkill County Until 4PM

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTHERN COLUMBIA COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... SCHUYLKILL COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... SOUTHEASTERN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... SOUTHEASTERN MONTOUR COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 400 PM EDT

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for South Central Schuylkill County

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WARNING FOR... SOUTH CENTRAL SCHUYLKILL COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Schuylkill County

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH  IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS

Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy, Celebrating It's 90th Anniversary in 2014


By Mark Marek from Coal Region Connections

90 YEARS AGO MORRIS HEISLER FOUNDED HEISLER'S CLOVERLEAF DAIRY, A RETAIL MILK DELIVERY BUSINESS.

PIAA District 11 Girls' Softball Playoff Schedule

PIAA District 11 Girls' Softball Playoff Schedule for 05/22/14

Wednesday's Collision on Route 309 in Kline Twp.

Photo from TamaquaArea.com
Posted from TamaquaArea.com

Two vehicles collided Wednesday, along SR309 at the temporary traffic light in Kline Township.

Wednesday's PIAA District 11 Boys' Baseball Scores

Wednesday's PIAA District 11 Boys' Baseball Scores

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Governor Tom Corbett will not appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Governor Tom Corbett announced Wednesday afternoon that he will not be appealing Tuesday's ruling to lift the ban on same-sex marriage.

BEST OF SKOOK: The Best Places in Schuylkill County to have a Kid's Birthday Party

Looking to have your child's birthday party somewhere?

PIAA District 11 Girls Softball Playoff Scores

PIAA District 11 Girls Softball Playoff Scores for 5/20/14

Flood Advisory Issued For Schuylkill County

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Schuylkill County


1 Killed in Early Morning Crash on Route 901 in Foster Township

Just after 4 am, crews were called to the area of the 901 Pub on Route 901 in Foster Township for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment.

According to Schuylkill County Firewire, 1 person died in the crash.

UPDATE:  8:15am: The man who died was 87 year old, John Sharp, of Belleville, PA.

Sharp died when the pickup he was driving crossed the yellow and struck hit the back of a tractor trailer.

http://www.wfmz.com/news/Regional-Poconos-Coal/87yrold-man-dies-when-his-truck-hits-tractor-trailer/26092402

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

2014 Primary Election Results


2014 Primary Elections Results

Federal Judge Rules Ban on Gay Marriage Unconstitutional in Pennsylvania

U.S. Middle District Judge John Jones on Tuesday overturned the state's 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, which in addition to prohibiting gay marriages, banned recognition of gay marriages performed in states that have legalized it.

Mahanoy Twp. and Mahanoy City Police Seize Heroin and Arrest 5 Individuals on Drug Related Charges

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According to the Mahanoy City Police Department's Facebook Page, the township's department in conjunction with the Mahanoy City Police Department arrested 5 individuals on May19th on drug related charges

PIAA District 11 Boys' Baseball Playoff Schedule

The PIAA District 11 Boys' Baseball Playoff Schedule for Schuylkill County teams

PIAA District 11 Softball Playoffs Schedule

The PIAA District 11 Girls' Softball Playoff Schedule for Schuylkill County teams

Monday, May 19, 2014

Matty Fresh Releases Second Single

Matt Freiler aka "Matty Fresh", the man behind "Skook State of Mind" has released his second single.

PennDot Announces Partnership To Encourage Seat Belt Use

PennDot announces Monday afternoon a partnership with State Police for the Nationwide "Click it or Ticket" Campaign.

Remember When the Milkman Delivered Your Milk?

By Mark Marek, Coal Region Connections

REMEMBER WHEN THE MILKMAN DELIVERED RETURNABLE GLASS BOTTLES OF MILK TO YOUR HOME & PUT THEM IN MILK BOXES?

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday Morning Structure Fire Butler Twp.

Photo taken by Dave Boyer,
Posted to Schuylkill County Firewire
At 4AM Saturday morning, crews were called to 193 Broad St, Butler Twp for a working structure fire.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Alinsky Withdraws Guilty Plea in Luzerne County Murder Case

WNEP is reporting that Jessica Alinsky, formerly of Shenandoah, who pleaded guilty last month, to murdering her boyfriend in 2011 in Luzerne County, has now withdrew her Guilty Plea.

COAL REGION CONNECTION: The Bavarian Summer Festival At Lakewood Park


By:  Mark Marek, Coal Region Connection

THE BAVARIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL AT LAKEWOOD PARK--for 15 years it was 1 of the biggest draws in the coal region. Click LIKE if you can still smell the authentic German food, hear the German music, & taste the cold beer.

Friday Morning Accident on Route 901 in Butler Twp.

Images from this mornings accident at the intersection of Route 901 and High Road in Lavelle, Butler Twp.

Reports of Roadways Flooded Across Schuylkill County

Below are some of the areas and roadways that have been reported to have water covering them Friday morning

Schuylkill County Police Log 05/16/14

Schuylkill County Police Log for 05/16/14

Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory Issued For Schuylkill County

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* URBAN AND SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY

Charges Filed From Incident in Orwigsburg From December Where Shots Were Fired

The Orwigsburg Police Department has released information that they have filed charges against 3 individuals stemming from an incident where they responded to shots being fired in the borough.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Lebanon County Tanker Truck Accident Closes Interstate 81 Thursday Afternoon

According to Pennlive.com,  an accident involving a tanker truck and PennDot equipment closed Interstate 81 Southbound at Mile Marker 100 (Pine Grove)  and also northbound at Exit 90 Thursday Afternoon.