Saturday, October 31, 2015

2016 Schuylkill County Brewfest Announced


Puff's Promotions and Cousin Dave Entertainment bring to you The 2nd Annual Schuylkill County Brew Fest coming to the Frackville Elks in 2016!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Schuylkill County High School Football Scores for Week #9


Schuylkill County High School Football Scores for Week #9

LIHEAP Application Period Opens Next Week

HARRISBURG – Families who are experiencing a heating emergency or are having trouble paying heating bills can apply for assistance beginning on Monday, November 2, according to Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks).

2 Face Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

According to the Republican Herald, two women were arrested after a traffic stop in Pottsville on Thursday.

The Story of Lakewood Park by Sam-Son Productions



Sam-Son Productions has put together a great brief documentary on the history of Lakewood Park, Barnesville, PA

Police Chief Receives Gift While Patrolling

Photo taken by Palo Alto Police Chief
Joseph Kavanaugh
Palo Alto Police Chief, Joseph Kavanaugh was working Thursday, when little girl walked up to his patrol car and gave him a special gift.  Kavanaugh says the girl was about 5 or 6 years old.

Schuylkill County High School Football Schedule for Week #9


Schuylkill County High School Football Schedule for Week #9

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Local McDonald's Owner Wins Presitgious Award

A local McDonald's owner/operator has received one of the company's most coveted awards.

Wayne Pace, Owner/Operator of the Pottsville and Schuylkill Haven locations has received the Ray Kroc Award.

The award, named after the company's owner, is given to the top 1 percent of McDonald's managers nationwide who show exceptional contributions and progression of the McDonald's brand.

All You Can Eat Nugget Day at Chick Fil A? Don't Get Your Hopes Up

A recent post on social media has Chick Fil A lover's going crazy about an All You Can Nugget Day scheduled for Friday, but we have some bad news.

Herr's Recalling Chips Due to Packaging Error

Herr Foods Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of certain bags of its 1.875 oz. Sour Cream & Onion Potato Chip due to a packaging error that incorrectly states that the product is gluten free.

Police Investigating Hit and Run

Mahanoy City Police are investigating a Hit & Run that occurred on Thursday, 10/29/15 at approx. 7:20AM.

Ford Recalling Almost 129,000 Vehicles

Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety recall for approximately 129,000 2009-2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles in corrosion states and provinces in North America for possible corrosion under the reinforcement brackets where the fuel tank is mounted to the vehicle. This condition might result in a fuel odor, fuel leak or a check engine light. A fuel leak in the presence of an ignition source could result in a fire.


Ford is not aware of any accidents, injuries or fires related to this condition.

Affected vehicles include certain 2009-2010 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX vehicles built at Oakville Assembly Plant Sept. 11, 2008 through July 1, 2010. These vehicles are currently registered or were originally sold in Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the Canadian provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and Quebec.

There are a total of 128,823 vehicles that might be affected in North America, including 110,636 in the United States and federalized territories and 18,187 in Canada.

Dealers will inspect the fuel tank and either repair or replace it at no cost to the customer.

Information posted from a Ford Press Release

Tri-County Midget Football League Playoff Schedule for 2015 - Week 1


Games Scheduled for Sunday, November 1st

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Flood Warning Issued for Schuylkill County

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE PA HAS ISSUED A

* FLOOD WARNING FOR... 

Flood Advisory Issued for Schuylkill County

Heavy rain is crossing Schuylkill County prompting a flood advisory.

Runaway Blimp Causes Power Outages in Schuylkill and Columbia Counties

The military blimp that made National News Wednesday is said to have caused the power outages in Schuylkill County as it descended over the area.

Woman and 2 Children Taken to Hospital for Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Tuesday

Around 4:30pm Tuesday, emergency personnel were called to the 100 block of Orwigsburg Street, Tamaqua for a carbon monoxide investigation.

Police arrived and reportedly found a man, and infant, and a 12 year old unconscious in the home along with a woman.

The homes power was reportedly shut off a few days earlier and the family was using a generator in the homes basement.

All 4 were removed from the home and the woman and children were taken to an area hospital suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.

Link to full story from TamaquaArea.com
http://tamaquaarea.com/2015/10/27/tamaqua-police-paramedics-save-family-poisoned-by-carbon-monoxide/

Over 15,000 Homes without Power Wednesday Afternoon

Over 15,000 homes are currently without power in Schuylkill County Wednesday afternoon.

Orwigsburg Halloween Parade Cancelled



The Orwigsburg Lions Club announced Tuesday night that the Halloween Parade scheduled for Wednesday evening is cancelled due to the weather forecast.

No rain date is scheduled.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Ashland Pharmacy Robbed Tuesday Afternoon

Bracey Pharmacy, Centre Street, in Ashland was robbed Tuesday afternoon.

The robbery took place around 4:45pm.

The Republican Herald is reporting that a man entered the pharmacy with an object his sleeve and demanded  prescription medication.  The suspect then fled with a quantity of medication.

This will be the second robbery within the borough in just as many days.  Early Monday morning, the Turkey Hill on Centre Street was robbed as well.

Investigations are still ongoing for both robberies.

Anyone with information on either robbery should call the Schuylkill County Communication Center at (570) 462-1991.  All information will remain confidential.

We will continue to update you as more information is available.

Link to the Republican Herald
http://m.republicanherald.com/police-probe-pharmacy-robbery-2nd-heist-in-ashland-this-week-1.1963674

Walgreen's to Buy Rite-Aid

Walgreen's announced Tuesday that they will be purchasing the Rite-Aid Company.

The merger will combine the 2nd and 3rd largest drug stores.

Rite Aid was purchased for 17.2 Billion Dollars.

The deal will still have to pass an antitrust review.


Full story from CNN
http://money.cnn.com/2015/10/27/investing/walgreens-rite-aid-deal/

Woman Facing Charges After Allegedly Smuggling Marijuana into A Federal Prison

According to WFMZ,  Jennifer A. Mitchell, of  Normal, Illinois, is facing charges after she allegedly tried to smuggle marijuana into the Schuylkill Federal Correctional Institution on Sunday.

Mitchell was sent to Schuylkill County Prison unable to post bail.




Full story from WFMZ
http://www.wfmz.com/news/Regional-Poconos-Coal/woman-accused-of-smuggling-pot-into-federal-prison/36071636

Schuylkill Haven Listening Session on the Clean Power Plan

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a listening session on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, on the federal Clean Power Plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants. DEP Secretary John Quigley will chair the session. The session will be from 6:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M. at Penn State Schuylkill in Schuylkill Haven.

Tuesday Morning's Car Fire on Route 209

Emergency personnel were called just before 9:00am to the intersect of Route 209 and Catawissa Street Tuesday morning for a vehicle fire.

General Motor Recalling Cars / Chrysler Recalling Jeeps

General Motors is recalling over 1 million vehicles for fire causing oil leaks.

Ashland Convenient Store Robbed Early Monday Morning

The Ashland Turkey Hill located on Centre Street in Ashland was robbed early Monday.

Just after between 3:30 and 4:00am, the suspect entered the store and demanded money from the clerk.  Then ran off with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect was described as wearing a mask with a grey hoodie and black pants.

Anyone with information should call the Schuylkill County Communication Center at (570) 462-1991.






Other Media Outlets Stories

WNEP
http://wnep.com/2015/10/26/armed-robber-holds-up-turkey-hill/


Republican Herald
http://republicanherald.com/news/ashland-robbery-suspect-at-large-1.1963180

Monday, October 26, 2015

Lane Restrictions on Route 61 on Tuesday

Lane restrictions will be in place on Tuesday on Route 61 near Pottsville.

Yuengling's Indian Pale Lager to Ship This Week

Pottsville, PA, October 26, 2015 - D.G. Yuengling & Son, Inc.'s newest seasonal brand, Yuengling® IPL (India Pale Lager), will be hitting the bottling line and start shipping out this Wednesday, October 28th.

10 Facts You May Not Have Known About Schuylkill County



10 Facts You May Not Have Known About Schuylkill County

Rush Township Police Investigating Theft

The Rush Township Police Department is investigating a theft from Walmart on  Thursday, October 8th, 2015.

Schuylkill County High School Football Power Rankings After Week 8

Schuylkill County High School Football Power Rankings After Week 8

Father Pleads Guilty in Connection with Son's Starvation Death

A Schuylkill County Native pleaded guilty Monday morning to charges of Third-degree murder, Endangering the welfare of a child, and Concealing a death in connection with the death of his son by starvation in Harrisburg.

Senators Propose Study of State Office Space Holdings

HARRISBURG – As part of their ongoing efforts to find ways to eliminate unnecessary state spending, state Senators David G Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Randy Vulakovich (R-Allegheny) want to know if the state’s office space holdings have matched the downward trend in the number of people employed by the state.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 10/26/15



The Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for Monday, October 26th, 2015.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Police Investigating Theft


The Rush Township Police Department is investigating a theft of BB guns from the Hometown Wal-Mart that occurred on Friday, October 16, 2015.

Police Looking for Suspects in Barry Township Assault

Two men were assaulted Friday morning in Barry Township and Police are looking for help finding the suspects.

Diocese Selling Stained Glass Windows from Closed Churches

The Allentown Diocese is going to selling the stain glass windows from closed Schuylkill County churches.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Schuylkill County Native Writing Pilot for New NBC Drama "Centralia"

Written by: Jay Skook

Last week, Skook News published an article regarding NBC buying a pilot for a new drama named "Centralia". The idea for the show actually came from a Schuylkill County native.

Nativity BVM Awarded Win After Opponent Forfeits

Nativity BVM's opponent for this week was scheduled to be National Collegiate Prep School but it has been announced that the school out of Washington D.C. will forfeit.  No reason was announced.

Gov. Wolf Announces Expanded PennDOT Technology Pilot to Track Over 700 Plow Trucks

This winter season, more than 700 plow trucks covering interstates and expressways statewide will be outfitted with technology to improve location and operations information through a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) pilot program, Governor Tom Wolf announced today.

Marty McFly and Doc Brown Visit Jimmy Kimmel



On Wednesday night during Jimmy Kimmel Live, Marty McFly and Doc Brown landed in the middle of the show after time traveling.

Schuylkill County Housing Inmates in Prison Gym


The Times News Lehighton is reporting that during a County Prison Board Meeting on Wednesday, it was announced that 8-10 inmates were being housed in the Schuylkill County Prison's gym to relieve overcrowding.

Lansford Police Seeking Wanted Man

Lansford Police, Carbon County are seeking an individual on an active felony warrant

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Car Struck While Crossing Train Tracks Wednesday

According to the Morning Call, a Kelayres man was not injured after the vehicle he was driving was struck by a train in Barnesville,  Ryan Township Wednesday.

Reported Brush Fire in Schuylkill Township

Schuylkill County fire crews are responding to a large brush fire in Schuylkill Township.