Monday, February 29, 2016

Monday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 2/29/16


Monday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 2/29/16

Event Rescheduled: The Skook Recovers: Community Outreach Event at North Schuylkill


The Skook Recovers:  Community Outreach Event at North Schuylkill

LCCC to Hold Pennsylvania ACT 235 Lethal Weapons Training and Recertification

Schnecksville, Pa., Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering classes teaching students with jobs in safety and security how to properly use lethal weapons, both with or without firearms and in recertification.

The basic course is designed for students whose profession is in the field of security, protective patrol, detective or criminal investigation. Use of firearms and other lethal weapons, such as batons, will be covered. Classes (with firearms) are held March 8 through 17 and June 20 through 24; cost is $295. Times and locations vary between LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville and the Emmaus Police Indoor Range.

A noncredit Pennsylvania Lethal Weapons Training Act 235 firearms recertification course is also offered. Registered students receive an instructional lecture and range qualification training in compliance with the Pennsylvania Lethal Weapons Training Act 235 for individuals employed in providing security, protective patrol, investigative services for a fee and who carry a firearm.

Recertification (with firearms) is offered on March 19, April 23, May 18 and June 15, runs from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at Emmaus Police Indoor Range. Tuition is $100. Each student must supply his or her own handgun and ammunition.

Individual courses can be scheduled by contacting amilios@lccc.edu.

Def Leppard to Bring Summer 2016 Tour to Hershey

(Hershey, Pa. – February 29, 2016) — Def Leppard will return to the road this summer for an extensive summer tour, including a stop at Hersheypark Stadium on Wednesday, June 29 at 7:00 p.m. Joining them for the night will be REO Speedwagon and Tesla. 

Police Investigating Theft

The Rush Township Police Department is investigating a retail theft that occurred at Walmart in Hometown on Sunday, 02/28/16, at approximately 4:40am.

Anyone with information is asked to contact us at 570-668-4242.







The Rush Township Police Department is investigating a retail theft that occurred at Walmart on 02/28/16 at...
Posted by Rush Township Police Department on Sunday, February 28, 2016

McCann Madness Career Exploration Event

Pottsville, Pa. (February 26, 2016) – McCann School of Business and Technology, 2650 Woodglen Rd., is hosting its annual “McCann Madness” career exploration event for high school juniors and seniors on THURSDAY, March 17, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Volunteers Needed for Statewide Cleanup, Beautification Effort

The Pennsylvania Departments of Transportation (PennDOT) and Environmental Protection (DEP) are seeking volunteers for this year’s Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania that begins March 1 and runs through May 31.

Locust Lake State Park - 02/28/16

Photo courtesy of Ryan Fannock, Tamaqua.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Schedule for Round 1 of the PIAA State High School Basketball Championship Playoffs


Schedule for Round 1 of the PIAA State High School Basketball Championship Playoffs

Girls

Class A

03/05/16
Tri-Valley vs. West Catholic (St. Joseph Prep, Philadelphia @ 3:30PM)
Mahanoy Area vs. Delco Christian (Martz Hall @ 3:00PM)

Class AA

03/04/16
Minersville vs. Wellsboro (Blue Mountain @ 7:00PM)
Pine Grove vs. Imhotep (Lincoln HS, Philadelphia @ 6:00PM)

Class AAAA

03/04/16
Pottsville vs. Lower Dauphin (Blue Mountain @ 5:30PM)

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Boys

Class A

03/04/16
Shenandoah Valley vs. St. John Neumann (Milton Area HS @ 7:00PM)

Class AA

03/05/15

Minersville vs. Wellsboro  (Martz Hall @ 4:30PM)
Mahanoy Area vs. Mastery Charter North (South Phila. HS @ 6:00PM)

Class AAA

03/04/16

Blue Mountain vs. Lewisburg (Shamokin @ 7:30PM)
Pottsville vs. West Scranton (Minersville @ 7:30PM)

Restrictions Scheduled for Interstate 81 This Week


Restrictions Scheduled for Interstate 81 This Week

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Friday, February 26, 2016

District XI High School Basketball Championship Scores


District XI High School Basketball Championship Scores

Friday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 2/26/16


Friday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 2/26/16

LCCC Offers Noncredit Fitness Classes

Schnecksville, Pa., Feb. 25, 2016 – Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will hold a variety of noncredit exercise classes for fitness and recreation this semester. The following classes will be held at an off-campus location.

Piloxing is a combination of Pilates, boxing and dance that results in a fun, fat-burning, muscle-toning workout. Two sessions will be offered, both on Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m. – from March 16 through April 20 and April 27 to June 1. Location is Krazter Elementary School, 2200 Huckleberry Road, Allentown, Pa., and tuition is $65.

Learn the basics with a new dance class, Social Dance Sampler, that emphasizes the lead-follow technique. A flat or low, wide “Cuban” heel shoe is recommended; couples are required. Class runs Tuesday, April 5 through 26, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and takes place at Parkway Manor Elementary School, 768 Parkway Road, Allentown, Pa. 18104. The cost is $70.

To register, call 610-799-1197 or email ncregistrar@mymail.lccc.edu. For a complete listing of courses, visit www.lccc.edu.

Water Main Break Reported in Mahanoy City

(02/26/16) A water main break was reported Friday morning in Mahanoy City.

Snow Squalls Possible Friday Morning

(02/26/16)  Snow squalls will cross Schuylkill County later Friday morning and could cause visibility issues while driving.

Big Diamond Speedway Mall Show Begins Next Week

MINERSVILLE, PA. -- Maybe for once, the groundhog was right!

Schuylkill County School Delays  - 02/26/16


Schuylkill County School Delays  - 02/26/16

Mahanoy Area - 2 Hour Delay; Transportation included

Shenandoah Valley - 2 Hour Delay


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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Case Held for Court for Woman Who Allegedly Murdered Granddaughter

Photo posted from Mahanoy City Police
On Friday, February 12, 2016, Mahanoy City Police arrested Pietrina C Hoffman, 52,  for the death of her 14 month old granddaughter, Navaeh Doyle, on January 10th, 2016 in the borough.

Thursday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 2/25/16


Thursday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 2/25/16

LCCC Partners to Offer Noncredit Cooking Classes

Schnecksville, Pa., Feb. 25, 2016 – Through partnerships with Catasauqua and Whitehall School Districts, Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) can offer a variety of noncredit cooking classes to the community on a convenient and flexible schedule. Locations vary; additional materials fees may apply and are payable to the instructor. For a complete listing of the following courses, visit www.lccc.edu.
  • Cupcake – Wednesday, March 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. Fee is $30
  • 30-Minute Meals – Wednesday, April 27 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Fee is $40
  • Nut Roll – Tuesday, March 15 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $25
  • Cheeses of Europe – Wednesday, March 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. Fee is $30
  • Kiffles – Tuesday, March 22 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $25
  • Knife Skills – Wednesday, March 23 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fee is $30
  • Kiffles – Wednesday, March 30 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $25
  • Canning – Wednesday, April 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. Fee is $30
  • Cheesemaking I – Wednesday, April 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $25
  • Cheesemaking II – Wednesday, April 20 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Fee is $35
  • Italian Soul Food – Wednesday, May 4-18 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fee is $82
To register, call 610-799-1197 or email ncregistrar@mymail.lccc.edu.

2016 District XI High School Basketball Championship Schedule


2016 District XI High School Basketball Championship Schedule

Students Helping to Shape the Future at the Upcoming Schuylkill County Youth Summit

The County Commissioners will convene the fourth annual Schuylkill County Youth Summit on March 10th, 2016 at the Penn State Schuylkill campus in Schuylkill Haven. This year’s summit will once again bring together youth from all county high schools to engage them in making the county a better place for them to live, work, play, and raise their families. This year’s summit has had more students input. The topic for the summit will be blight. The Youth Summit Youth Ambassadors, a subset of the summit representatives, have been meeting for several months to find out more about the issue. Tom Palamar, Pottsville City Administrator and Mary Beth Dougherty of Senator Argall’s office have both shared information with this group.

At the summit, students will hear from Micha Gursky, part time executive director of the Tamaqua Community Partnership, about the transformation of Tamaqua over the past years. There will also be a panel of experts to address students’ questions and offer coaching. The students do not only want to look at the problem of blight but come up solutions. Each school will work on a plan to address blight in some way in their community.

One new addition to the Youth Summit Youth Ambassadors this year has been the appointment of the Youth Ambassador Executives. Four students have been meeting regularly with Commissioner Hess and Kay Jones of VISION to make the Youth Summit more students driven. An active community advisory group meets monthly to provide suggestions on how to support the students. In addition a new group of community leaders is looking at the issue of preparing our students for the jobs in the region. This group began meeting in 2015 and continues to work on this issue that students had identified as one of the most pressing for them.

As the summit continues to develop, its basic mission to engage, equip and support our youth remains the primary focus. Each year the summit becomes more sensitive to students’ concerns and their ability to address some of these with support from the community. Each year the Youth Summit receives more support from community organizations. This year the summit has received support from 17 community businesses. We especially thank M & T Bank, , The Schuylkill Chamber Foundation, the Luzerne/Schuylkill Workforce Investment Board, and the West Charitable Trust for their support.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Wednesday Night's District XI High School Basketball Playoff Scores - 02/24/16


Wednesday Night's District XI High School Basketball Playoff Scores - 02/24/16


Boys
Minersville - 44
Marian Catholic - 28

Mahanoy Area - 45
Willams Valley - 34

Girls
Mahanoy Area - 32
Shenandoah Valley - 31

Tri-Valley - 35
Williams Valley - 32



Bethlehem Catholic - 46
Blue Mountain  - 33

Power Outages Reported Around Schuylkill County After Storms Wednesday Evening


After storms rolled through Schuylkill County around 7pm Wednesday evening, numerous municipalities are reporting outages.

According to PPL, as of 8:15pm over 1,700 customers are without power around Schuylkill County.

The following have reported outages.


  • Branch Twp
  • Girardville
  • Hegins
  • Hubley Twp.
  • McAdoo
  • Middleport
  • North Manheim Twp.
  • North Union Twp.
  • Pine Grove Twp.
  • Ringtown
  • Rush Twp.
  • Ryan Twp.
  • Tamaqua
  • Washington Twp.
  • Wayne Twp.
No times have been reported on when they will be restored.

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Schuylkill County


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN STATE COLLEGE HAS ISSUED A 

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR A PORTION OF CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA... 
INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS...ADAMS...CUMBERLAND...DAUPHIN... 
LANCASTER...LEBANON...PERRY...SCHUYLKILL AND YORK. 

UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING

* SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS THE LOWER 
SUSQUEHANNA VALLEY THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. RAINFALL COULD 
BE HEAVY ENOUGH TO LEAD TO LOCALIZED FLASH FLOODING. 

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH MEANS THAT CONDITIONS MAY DEVELOP THAT LEAD 
TO FLASH FLOODING. FLASH FLOODING IS A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION. 

Schuylkill County School Delays - 02/24/16


Schuylkill County School Delays  - 02/24/16

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tuesday Night's District XI High School Basketball Scores - 02/23/16


Tuesday Night's District XI High School Basketball Scores - 02/23/16

Freezing Rain Advisory Issued for Tonight

The National Weather Service has issued a Freezing Rain Advisory for Schuylkill County and surrounding counties.

Museum of Modern Art Bus Trip


3rd Annual Bridal Fair at the Walk in Art Center


Live Interactive Performance at the Walk in Art Center


RECALL: Mars and Snickers Chocolate Bars Being Recalled

Mars Candy has issued a recall of Mars and Snickers chocolate bars.

Schuylkill County Early Dismissals - 02/23/16


Schuylkill County Early Dismissals - 02/23/16

Knoebels Schedules Job Fair for Their 90th Season

Elysburg, PA – It all started with the Crystal Pool, a steam-powered carousel, and a few food stands. Now, after nearly 90 years, Knoebels Amusement Resort has grown to include 63 rides, 35 unique food stands, and a plethora of gift shops, games and attractions. This means that Knoebels needs more team members than ever. With this being the case, Knoebels hopes to find a large portion of its roughly 800 new seasonal team members at its March 5 job fair. Team members 16 years of age and older can expect a starting hourly rate that is above minimum wage.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Monday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 2/22/16


Monday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 2/22/16

Schuylkill County Included in Request for Federal Assistance from January Snowstorm


Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has requested President Barack Obama to declare a major disaster in Pennsylvania, in order to provide financial reimbursement to municipalities in 31 counties for costs associated with the historic snowstorm that impacted the state January 22-23.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday's District XI High School Basketball Playoff Scores - 02/19/16


Friday's District XI High School Basketball Playoff Scores - 02/19/16

Police Investigating Reported Abduction

The Ashland Police Department is investigating an incident that was reported an Abduction with a ransom request on Thursday evening.

Driver in Custody After DUI Crash in Mahanoy Township

A road in was closed in Mahanoy Township  Friday evening due to a crash.

According to Mahanoy Township Police Chief Brandon Alexander, the crash occurred on Delano Road, near Mahanoy City.

The driver, Michael Bowen, of Shenandoah, was reported to be uninjured but was taken into custody for driving under the influence.






Friday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 02/19/16


Friday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 2/19/16

Six Face Drug Charges After Investigations in Minersville

Six individuals now face drug charges after two narcotic investigations lead to drugs being found.