Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Dense Fog Advisory Issued for Wednesday Morning

The National Weather Service has issued a Dense Fog Advisory for Schuylkill County.

Schuylkill County Police Log for 11/29/16


Schuylkill County Police Log for 11/29/16

Crash Closes Gordon Nagle Trail Tuesday Afternoon

Just after Noon, emergency personnel were called to the Gordon Nagle Trailer for a motor vehicle accident.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/29/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/29/2016

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy Team Up Bring the We've Been Thinking" Tour to Wilkes Barre

RFD -TV is teaming up with comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy to bring the We’ve Been Thinking Tour to Wilkes-Barre! Superstar comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will reunite on the We've Been Thinking Tour to bring an unforgettable night of comedy to Wilkes-Barre. During this momentous event, both comedians will deliver a laughter-packed evening of all new material before they come together on stage for an uproarious encore you won’t want to miss!

Police Searching for Missing Woman from Sullivan County

SULLIVAN COUNTY: The Pennsylvania State Police in Laporte, Sullivan County, has issued a Missing Endangered Person Advisory.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/29/16



Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/29/16

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Daniel J. Clark, Sr., 60, entered into eternal rest Sunday afternoon at his home with his wife of 41 years Theresa J. (Dieter) and his family by his side.

Born May 5, 1956 in Pottsville, he was the son of the late John and Rita (Eagan) Clark.

He was 1975 Graduate of Pottsville High School and a member of the former Mary Queen of Peace Roman Catholic and a current member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Pottsville. He worked at TechCast Foundry, Myerstown.

In addition to his parents, Dan was preceded in death by brothers John and Joseph Clark; sisters Germaine Schuettler and a baby sister Mary Ann.

He is survived by a son Daniel J. Clark, Jr., Pottsville; daughters Sherry A. Clark, Hershey and Melanie L. Clark, Pottsville; granddaughters Sienna Clark and Anika Holmes, both of Pottsville; brothers William Clark, Orwigsburg and Gerard Clark, Pottsville; sisters Maureen Adams, Pottsville, Patricia Helterbran, Pottsville, and Kathleen Reber, Minersville. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services will be held 11AM Wednesday at Schiltzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home 515 West Market St. Pottsville. Family and friends may pay their respects Wednesday from 9 AM until the time of service. Interment will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Pottsville.

The family would prefer donations be made in Dan’s memory to The American Cancer Society 101 West Frack St. Frackville PA 17931. Please visit www.schlitzerallenpugh.com to leave a condolence or share a memory with the Clark family.
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Mildred G. Hoffman passed away November 27, 2016 at Orwigsburg Center, Orwigsburg. Long-time resident of Schuylkill Haven and Port Clinton, she was born in Gordon, PA on August 2, 1931 to Rev. Mildred Hoffman & Earl G. Hoffman. A seamstress by trade, she owned her own shop in Port Clinton, Miss Mildred's Custom Draperies, and continued sewing until the end. She was a beloved aunt and grandmother figure to many, loved children and was in charge of the church nursery at the Church of the Nazarene in Schuylkill Haven. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Rev. Rose Hoffman & Marion Tolbard, and her brother, Earl Hoffman, Jr., Mimi, as she was affectionately called, is survived by main nieces & nephews, Angel Hoffman-Lorah, Sherry Haley, Patricia Berry, Maryann Sites, Penny Feveryear, Blair Tolbard, Jr., Brian Tolbard, Bradley Tolbard, Barrett Tolbard, and Steve Hoffman, as well as grand-nieces & grand-nephews. Her burial will be private for the family with a memorial service to be announced at a later date. ------------------------------------------------------

Palmer E. Kimmel, 75, former Ashland resident, passed away Saturday, November 26th, at the Broad Mountain Nursing Center, Frackville.

Born in Hegins Township, July 2, 1941, he was the son of the late Rufus and Laura Savage Kimmel. He attended Tri Valley High School, and served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam as a bridge construction expert.

Palmer was employed as an Exide battery builder for Northwest Industries, Hamburg, until his retirement.

He was a member of Christ’s United Lutheran Church, Airport Road, Ashland.

Preceding him in death were brothers, Daniel, Wilmer, and Melvin Kimmel, also sisters, Mary Kimmel and Carol Daily.

Survivors:

Wife: Lilian Becker married 48 years

Daughter: Ruby wife of Joseph M. Coyle Sr., Girardville

Son: Paul E. Kimmel Sr. and his wife Beth, Mahanoy City

Sister: Marie Banach, Philadelphia

Brother: Guy Kimmel, Pine Grove

Brother: Chester Kimmel, Ohio

Brother: John Kimmel, Lavelle

Grand Daughter: Amanda Coyle, Girardville

Grand Sons: Joseph M. Colye Jr., Girardville, Joshua, Matthew, Troy, and Paul E. Kimmel Jr., all of Mahanoy City

God Son: Daniel Kimmel, Jim Thorpe

Nieces and Nephews

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a funeral service, Wednesday, 11 AM, in the Christ’s United Lutheran Church, 437 Airport Road, Ashland. Officiating will be Rev. Dr. Kim L. Lengert, pastor. Interment with military honors will follow in Citizen’s Cemetery, Lavelle. A viewing will be held in the church Wednesday morning, 9 AM until service.

Visit www Fritzfuneralhome.com. The Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements.

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James L. “Sparky” Fetterolf, 57, of Girardville, passed away unexpectedly Friday November 25, at his residence. Born on November 29, 1958 at the former Ashland State General Hospital, he was the son of the late James F. and Patsy Elders Fetterolf. Sparky was a graduate of North Schuylkill High School, Class of 1977. He attended the Simpson United Methodist Church, Gordon. Sparky was currently employed as a maintenance mechanic by Lowes Distribution Center, Pottsville, and also operated Fetterolf’s Home Maintenance, known for his electrical and plumbing skills. A passionate Steelers and Phillies fan, Sparky was quite involved with coaching his children in both girls softball and in the Ashland Area Little League, and was influential in organizing and establishing the official home of Ashland Girls Softball League at Willow Park, Ashland.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother in law, Richard C. Singmaster in 2009.

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Rebecca Lynn Coutlee, 64, of Girardville,PA passed away Sunday, November 27th, 2016 at Lehigh Valley Hospital,Norwegian St. Pottsville, PA.

Born in Chattanooga, Tenn. October 4,1952 the daughter of the late Lester and Esther Gurley. She attended schools in Jacksonville, Fl. and worked as a registered nurse for many years. Surviving are her husband Rev. Larry Coutlee, Girardville and a son Joshua Coutlee of Ashland. Two granddaughters: Raven and Juno survive. A Memorial Service will be held at the Restoration Ministries Church, 525 W. Chestnut St.,Shamokin,PA, at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 2, 2016. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland is in charge of arrangements.

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Susan “Susie” Berezwick, 56, Mahanoy Plane passed away peacefully Monday morning surrounded by her loving family after she lost her courageous battle with breast cancer.

Born in Ashland, she was a daughter of Helen W. (English) Evans, Mahanoy Plane and her late husband Thomas L. Evans. She was employed as an assistant manager at the Penn State Hazleton Campus Bookstore.

She was of catholic faith and was a 1978 graduate of the former Cardinal Brennan Jr/Sr High School.

Susie is survived by her husband of 36 years, Matthew Berezwick, Mahanoy Plane; two sons: Keith and his wife Elizabeth Berezwick, New Ringgold and Kyle and his wife Megan Berezwick, Lake Hauto; Three sisters: Colleen and her husband Gary Petrewicz, Hummelstown, Joni and her husband Bobby Kitsock, Hummelstown, Janice and her husband Dave Kutchinsky of Frackville. Susie is also survived by a very special uncle, Bob McCann, Manville, NJ and numerous nieces/nephews and great nieces/nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Annunciation BVM Church in Frackville with Rev. Robert Finlan as the celebrant. Friends may call at the church on Thursday morning from 9 a.m. until the time of mass. Interment will be held in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Englewood, Frackville.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers contributions be made, in Susie’s name, to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation at PO Box 650309 Dallas, TX 75265-0309 or online at http://ww5.komen.org/

Pennsylvania State Police Thanksgiving Holiday Report for Schuylkill County


On Monday, the Pennsylvania State Police issued the following report of incidents over the 2016 Thanksgiving Holiday in Schuylkill County.

3 Injured in Crash Sunday Evening

On Sunday evening, around 9:30pm, emergency crews were called to  a motor vehicle crash located at 123 South Tremont St, Reilly Twp.

Home Damaged by Fire Monday Afternoon

Around 1:00pm, Monday afternoon,  fire crews were called to a house fire in Pottsville.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/28/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/28/2016

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/28/16



Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/28/16

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Upcoming Scheduled Lehigh County Road Work


Upcoming Scheduled Lehigh County Road Work

Upcoming Scheduled Monroe County Road Work



Upcoming Scheduled Monroe County Road Work

Upcoming Scheduled Berks County Road Work



Upcoming Scheduled Berks County Road Work

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Municipality: Tilden
ROAD NAME: Interstate 78
BETWEEN: Exit 29 (PA 61) AND Exit 30 (Hamburg)
Type of Work: Other
Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces
Type of Restriction: Daytime
RESTRICTION: Eastbound lane restriction for bridge work.

START DATE: 11/29/2016 Est. Completion Date: 11/29/2016
Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 9:00 AM To 2:00 PM
Will Rain Cause Delays? YES



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Municipality: Tilden
ROAD NAME: Interstate 78
BETWEEN: Exit 30 (Hamburg) AND Exit 29 (PA 61)
Type of Work: Other
Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces
Type of Restriction: Daytime
RESTRICTION: Westbound lane restriction for bridge work.

START DATE: 11/30/2016 Est. Completion Date: 11/30/2016
Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 9:00 AM To 2:00 PM
Will Rain Cause Delays? YES



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Municipality: Tilden
ROAD NAME: Interstate 78
BETWEEN: Exit 35 (PA 143) AND Exit 23 (Shartlesville)
Type of Work: Other
Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces
Type of Restriction: Daytime
RESTRICTION: Lane restriction westbound for shoulder work.

START DATE: 11/28/2016 Est. Completion Date: 11/28/2016
Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 9:00 AM To 2:00 PM
Will Rain Cause Delays? YES



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Municipality: Richmond
ROAD NAME: US 222
BETWEEN: PA 662 AND Kutztown Bypass
Type of Work: Pothole Patching
Work being Done By: PENNDOT Maintenance Forces
Type of Restriction: Daytime
RESTRICTION: Lane restrictions north and southbound for patching work.

START DATE: 11/29/2016 Est. Completion Date: 11/29/2016
Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 7:00 AM To 3:00 PM
Will Rain Cause Delays? YES



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Municipality: Cumru Twp
ROAD NAME: Interstate 176
BETWEEN: Exit 10 (PA 724) AND Exit 11 (US 422)
Type of Work: Other
Work being Done By: PENNDOT Contractor
Type of Restriction: Daytime
RESTRICTION: Northbound lane restriction.

START DATE: 12/01/2016 Est. Completion Date: 12/01/2016
Restrictions in Effect (time of day): 9:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Will Rain Cause Delays? NO

Big Diamond Speedway Releases 2017 Tentative Schedule

The countdown is on.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/27/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/27/2016

Friday, November 25, 2016

Schuylkill County Police Log 11/25/16


Schuylkill County Police Log 11/25/16

Schuylkill County High School Football Playoff Scores - 11/25/16



Schuylkill County High School Football Playoff Scores - 11/25/16

Police, Coroner at Scene of Suspicious Death

The Schuylkill County Coroner and Pennsylvania State Police are at the scene of a suspicious  death in Girardville.

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/26/16



Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/26/16

St. Michael's Ukrainian Church Bread sale

St. Michael's Ukrainian Church, Shenandoah is have a bread sale.

Upcoming Schuylkill County Road Work


Upcoming Schuylkill County Road Work

Big Diamond Prepares for the 2017 Racing Season

MINERSVILLE, PA. - In the two months since Craig VonDohren took the checkered flag in the season-ending Coalcracker event at Big Diamond Speedway, promoter Jake Smulley and his staff have been hard at work getting ready for the 2017 season.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/25/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/25/2016

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Arrests Made in Drug Sweep on Tuesday

On Tuesday, municipal, state, and federal authorities conducted a drug sweep in western Schuylkill on alleged drug dealers after a long investigation.

Argall, Knowles Call for Investigation into Labor and Industry Fund Transfers

Senator David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill/Berks) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-Berks/Carbon/Schuylkill) are calling on the Attorney General, Auditor General and Inspector General to investigate exhausted funds leading to the anticipated layoff of 600 call center employees within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

PennDOT Warns of Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Delays on I-81 in Schuylkill County

Motorists traveling on Interstate 81 north or south are advised to be alert for significant traffic delays over the Thanksgiving Day holiday weekend between Exit 90 (PA 72) and Exit 104 (PA 125) due to a highway construction project in Pine Grove and Tremont townships in Schuylkill County. I-81 north and south is reduced to a single lane in this area.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Disabled Vehicle Causing Traffic Problems on Interstate 81 in Southern Schuylkill County

A disabled vehicle is causing traffic problems on Interstate 81 in Schuylkill County.

Trailer Released for Disney and Pixar's Cars 3

On Monday, November 21st, the trailer for the 3rd Cars movie was released.

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/22/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/22/2016

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/22/16



Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/22/16

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Ellen S. Murphy, 61, of Pottsville, passed away Saturday surrounded by her loving family at Lehigh Valley Hospital- East Norwegian.

Born February 2, 1955, in Pottsville, she was the daughter of the late Harold L., Sr. and Ruth Philips Meisner.

Ellen was a member of the Eagles Club. She was beloved by all that knew her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Harold L. Meisner, Jr.

She is survived by son Tom Murphy, daughter Colleen Murphy, granddaughters Morgan and Grace Murphy, sisters Judith Meisner, Ruth Ann Neal, Jane Meisner, and Nancy Becker.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30am Friday at Schlitzer Allen Pugh Funeral Home, 515 W. Market St., Pottsville. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until time of the service at the funeral home. Interment will be private. Please visit SchlitzerAllenPugh.com to leave a condolence for the family.

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Mr. Ralph Avino, 72 years of age of Coaldale, Pennsylvania passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016, at home.

Born Thursday, December 30, 1943 in Lom Poc, California, the son of the late Matthew Kaye, and Marion (Bonenburger) Kaye.

A 1961 graduate of Lansford High School, Ralph matriculated to East Stroudsburg College graduating in 1966 earning his B.S. in Education. Ralph, taught Social Studies at Stroudsburg High School for 28 years, and was a longtime football and track coach at East Stroudsburg High School.

As a youth Ralph spent many summers at Camp Greenwood and often reflected on those days being some of his most memorable.

Private arrangements have been entrusted to the E. Franklin Griffiths Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of 655 East Broad Street Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252.

Interment Sky-View Memorial Park, Tamaqua, Pa.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.griffithsfuneralhomes.com

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Leona Selbi, 65, of Shenandoah died Sunday afternoon at Geisinger Medical Center Danville.

Leona was the daughter of the late Joseph Mack and Frances Kline Mack and was a lifelong resident of Shenandoah, having been graduated from Shenandoah High School class of 69.

She was a member of Divine Mercy Roman Catholic Parish Shenandoah.

She was preceded in death by a sister Frances Micklesavage and a brother Johnny Micklesavage

Leona is survived by her husband Thomas Selbi, Daughters Ramona Pomian of Carlisle, Frances Cook of Crystal River Fl and Helen Keating Orwigsburg. She has brothers Joseph Micklesavage of Mount Carmel and Edward Micklesavage of Lehighton. Her sister is Sharon Shaw of Shenandoah. There is a grandson Matthew Pomian as well as neices and nephews.

Friends my call Monday at Divine Mercy Parish Church from 9 am until mass of Christian burial at 10.

Interment in Annunciation Cemetery Shenandoah where a dove will be released in her memory.

Her family prefers donations to the Cancer Society

Louis D. Truskowsky Funeral Home and Crematory Shenandoah is in charge of arrangements.

Monday, November 21, 2016

LCCC to Offer Online Winter Session Credit Classes

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will offer a Winter Session for new and current students wanting to get a head start on the spring semester. New students who are interested in improving their job skills, positioning themselves for a promotion or just beating the winter doldrums by taking a class online are invited to enroll as well.

The following credit classes will be offered online and will run from Dec. 23, 2016 through Jan. 26, 2017. New, returning and continuing students can register now. Tuition is due Dec. 7 or at time of registration.

Following are the classes being offered in this five-week session:

• College English I
• Elementary Spanish I
• Introduction to Art
• Introduction to Music
• Introduction to Business Organization
• Introduction to Philosophy
• Introduction to Psychology
• Introduction to Sociology
• Keyboarding I
• Principles of Macroeconomics
• US to Reconstruction
• US Since Reconstruction
• Weight Training and Fitness


For more information about this winter session or any of LCCC’s programs, please contact the college’s Admissions Office at 610-799-1575 or visit our website at www.lccc.edu/winter.

Schuylkill County High School Football Playoff Schedule for This Weekend



Schuylkill County High School Football Playoff Schedule for This Weekend

Schuylkill County Police Log 11/21/2016


Schuylkill County Police Log 11/21/2016

Interstate 81 Road Work Scheduled in Schuylkill County This Week


Interstate 81 Road Work Scheduled in Schuylkill County This Week

Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/21/2016



Schuylkill County Obituaries for 11/21/2016

Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/21/2016


Schuylkill County Weather Forecast for 11/21/2016

Friday, November 18, 2016