Saturday, July 30, 2016

Powerball Grows to Record Jackpot for Saturday Drawing

After nobody hit the Powerball Jackpot this past Wednesday (07/27/16), the winning jackpot has hit record numbers.

Upcoming Schuylkill County Road Work


Upcoming Schuylkill County Road Work

PennDOT Warns Race Fans Travelling Through Schuylkill County to Pocono This Weekend

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) reminds race fans traveling to Pocono Raceway and others traveling to the Pocono Mountain region this weekend that single lane conditions exist on I-81 northbound and southbound in Schuylkill County between the Lebanon County line and Exit 104 (PA 125).

Friday, July 29, 2016

Police Seek Man Wanted on Drug and Firearms Charges

The Minersville Police are seeking a man who is wanted on Drug and Firearms Charges.

Tribute to Veterans to Take Place at Knoebels Hawaiian Bandshell on Saturday

On Saturday, July 30, the popular Mahoney Brothers 6:00 p.m. show at Knoebels Amusement Resort will include a special feature. The conclusion of the Jukebox Heroes performance at the Hawaiian Bandshell will pay tribute to America’s veterans, including a 99-year-old World War II veteran.

Friday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/29/16








Friday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/29/16

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Police Seek Man for Inappropriate Contact

The Ashland Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a man would allegedly had inappropriate contact with a child.

Flood Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Flood Advisory for Thursday afternoon and evening for Schuylkill County.

* SMALL STREAM FLOOD ADVISORY FOR...
SOUTHEASTERN SCHUYLKILL COUNTY IN CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA...

* UNTIL 745 PM EDT

* AT 448 PM EDT...DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED HEAVY RAIN DUE TO
THUNDERSTORMS. THIS WILL CAUSE SMALL STREAM FLOODING IN THE
ADVISORY AREA. UP TO THREE INCHES OF RAIN HAVE ALREADY FALLEN.
ANOTHER INCH OF RAIN IS POSSIBLE IN THE ADVISORY AREA BEFORE THE
THUNDERSTORMS MOVE OUT OF THE REGION.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN...POTTSVILLE...TAMAQUA...ST. CLAIR...RENNINGERS...
PORT CARBON...NEW PHILADELPHIA...ORWIGSBURG...PINE GROVE...
FRIEDENSBURG...SNYDERS...MCKEANSBURG...COALDALE...BROCKTON...
LANDINGVILLE...MIDDLEPORT...SUMMIT STATION...LAKE WYNONAH...
DEER LAKE AND PORT CLINTON.

Thursday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/28/16


Thursday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/28/16

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/26/16


Tuesday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/26/16

Schuylkill County Fair Begins Next Week

The Schuylkill County Fair begins next week.

Outlaw Music Festival to Take Place at Montage Mountain

Willie Nelson & Blackbird Presents are proud to announce the first ever Outlaw Music Festival taking place Sunday, September 18 at Montage Mountain, Scranton, PA. This year’s festival will feature performances by Willie Nelson & Family, Neil Young + Promise of the Real, Sheryl Crow, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lee Ann Womack, and Brothers Osborne. Additional performers and special events will be announced in the coming weeks.

Willie Nelson & Blackbird Presents are thrilled to bring the Outlaw Music Festivals’ top tier talent to The Pavilion at Montage Mountain. The picturesque setting and wide variety of festival attractions (including local cuisine, beer, and crafts by local artisans) will provide music fans in the region with an unforgettable festival experience.

Artist fan clubs and Citi® card member pre-sales begin Wednesday, July 27 at 10AM and run through Thursday, July 28 at 10PM. For complete Citi® card member pre-sale details through Citi's Private Pass® Program, visit http://citiprivatepass.com.

Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday, July 29 at 10AM at ticketmaster.com, by phone 800-745-3000, all Ticketmaster outlets and The Montage Mountain Box Office. VIP packages including great seats, premier parking pass, VIP club access and exclusive festival merchandise.

Overnight RV parking will open on Saturday, September 17 at 5PM. Festival day-parking opens Sunday, September 18 at 10AM. Festival gates open at NOON and music performances begin at 1PM. Visit http://outlawmusicfest.com for more details.

“We’re thrilled to be working with Geoff Gordon and the entire Live Nation team to bring this incredible musical experience to fans in Scranton and its surrounding communities,” says Keith Wortman, CEO of Blackbird Presents.


OUTLAW MUSIC FESTIVAL LINE-UP:
Willie Nelson & Family
Neil Young + Promise of the Real
Sheryl Crow
Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Lee Ann Womack
Brothers Osborne

FOR COMPLETE FESTIVAL DETAILS VISIT THE OFFICAL WEBSITE:
http://outlawmusicfest.com

Monday, July 25, 2016

Severe Thunderstorm Warning Issued for Schuylkill County


A Severe Thunderstorm Warning has been issued for Schuylkill County Monday Afternoon.


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

* UNTIL 515 PM EDT. 

* AT 339 PM EDT...SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS WERE LOCATED ALONG A LINE 
EXTENDING FROM NEAR WALLER TO NEAR ALLENWOOD...MOVING SOUTHEAST AT 
30 MPH. 

HAZARD...60 MPH WIND GUSTS AND QUARTER SIZE HAIL. 

SOURCE...RADAR INDICATED. 

IMPACT...HAIL DAMAGE TO VEHICLES IS EXPECTED. EXPECT WIND DAMAGE 
TO ROOFS...SIDING...AND TREES. 

* LOCATIONS IMPACTED INCLUDE... 
NORTHUMBERLAND...SHENANDOAH...TAMAQUA...BERWICK...MILTON...
BLOOMSBURG...SHAMOKIN...SUNBURY...DANVILLE...FRACKVILLE...
KULPMONT...MAHANOY CITY...ASHLAND...MOUNT CARMEL...LEWISBURG... 
RUPERT...MCADOO...MARSHALLTON...RIVERSIDE AND DELAWARE RUN. 

Yuengling's Ice Cream Receives Seal of Approval from Major Food Critic

Yuengling’s Ice Cream’s Cinnamon Churro was granted the SupermarketGuru Hit Product Seal™ by Phil Lempert a.k.a. the SupermarketGuru, one of America’s most trusted food critics.

Family Looking for Missing Man

A family in Schuylkill County is a looking for a missing loved one.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued


(07/25/16)  A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for most of Pennsylvania lasting until Monday evening.

Monday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/25/16


Monday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/25/16

Victim's Name Released in Drowning in Schuylkill River Sunday Afternoon

An Allentown man drowned Sunday afternoon in the Schuylkill River near Port Clinton.

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Man Drowns at Peace Rock near Port Clinton Sunday Afternoon

A man drowned Sunday afternoon in the Schuylkill River near Port Clinton Sunday afternoon.

Heat Advisory Issued for Monday Afternoon and Evening

The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for Monday Afternoon and Evening for Schuylkill County and the following counties in Southeast Pennsylvania, 

Light Continues Strong Second Half with U.S.S. Achey sportsman win

It has been a tale of two halves for sportsman driver Shawn Light.

Plagued by mechanical issues in the first half of the season, Light has come on strong in the second half as he held off Wayne Witmer in a fierce battle on Friday night at Big Diamond Speedway to claim the 20-lap U.S.S. Achey sportsman feature.

Other winners on Friday night were Andy Fayash III (Savage 61 roadrunners); Elvin Brennan III (No Sweat Service Group street stocks); Mike Garris, Sr., Ronnie Peck, (vintage cars) and Aaron Bowes (600 modifieds) also winners on Friday night

This Friday, the track will present Twin 20s for the CJ’s Tire & Automotive Services 358 modifieds along with the return of the ever popular American Racing Driver Club midgets along with the roadrunners and an Enduro Dash 60.

On Friday, the gates open at 5:30 on Friday with warmups at 7:45 and racing at 8:15. General admission is $25 while kids 12-and-under and active military with a valid ID are free.

Started third in the 20-lap sportsman feature, Light took the lead on lap 3 but it was short lived as Wayne Witmer got by him for the lead a lap later, a spot Witmer held until lap 7.

Light would retake the lead as he passed Witmer on the top side of Turn 1 and would clear him as they raced off of Turn 2 for the lead at the start of lap 7.

“The track was good and the high humidity help hold the moisture in the track and there could have been three lanes of racing tonight but there was definitely a high and low groove for racing,” Light said.

The race was plagued by a number of cations and on each restart, Light choose the outside lane.

“That lane was working for me,” he said of his lane choice.

The final caution came out on lap 15 and Light was able to hold off Witmer on the restart as the race went non-stop to the finish.

“We have things turned around as we are still learning this car and we now have an idea of what to do,” Light said. “That’s our third win in the six races we have finished. I think we’re doing pretty good.”

Witmer held on for second with Mike Lisowski, Ray Woodall Jr., and points leader Brandon Grosso, rounding out the top five.

Sixth through 10th were Doug Hendricks, Daryl Dissinger, Skylar Sheriff, Kyle Gruber, and T.J. Lily. Heats for the sportsman were won by Sheriff and Woodall, Jr.

The fifth win of the year in the roadrunner division for Fayash III almost didn’t happen

Fayash sprained his ankle around lunchtime on Friday and he wasn’t sure if he was going to race.

“I couldn't put weight on it until I iced it for a few hours,” Fayash said. “Luckily in the car I'm on top of the wheel enough that most of my throttle input requires straightening my leg rather than angling my foot, so driving wasn't too bad.”

Fayash, who started ninth, avoided a couple of early race incidents and then began to track down race leader Devin Trexler.

Fayash tried high and low to pass Trexler as the laps were winding down but his break came with two laps to go.

Fayash got a run on Trexler in Turn 2 and he used the high side to slip by him in Turn 4 to go on and score the win.

“Devin was running really well and he’s tough to pass,” Fayash said.

Trexler finished second with Steve Gromis, Jim Kost, and Terry Kramer rounding out the top five.

Sixth through 10th were Shon Elk, Dave Long Jr., Kyle Wingle, Dan Nagle and Tim Fitzpatrick Jr.

Heats for the roadrunners were won by Kris Ney and Devin Trexler.

Brennan III made it back-to-back wins in the 20-lap roadrunner feature, but it didn’t come easy for the former track champion.

Brennan was locked in a tight battle with Bobby Kupp for several laps as the two race side-by-side on the restarts. Brennan would take the lead for good on lap 13.

“It was an awesome night of racing and I have to give Jake and the track guys a big thumbs up for the great racing surface they gave us despite how warm it was and the high humidity,” Brennan said. “Bobby had a me a little concerned as I kept seeing his fender a time or two under me in Turns 1 and 2 but I had just enough to get the win.”

Kupp held on for second with Chris Derr, Eric Tripp and Kyle Saylor rounding out the top five.

Sixth through 10th were Leroy Long, Chris Heller, Mike Radocha, Rich Bossinger and Tyler Stump. Heats for the street stocks were won by Chris Derr and Kyle Saylor.

Arron Bowes won the 20-lap 600 modified feature over Rich Hitzler and Nathan Brinker. Heats for the 600s were won by Josh Bewley, Billy Koch and Bowes.

Mike Garris, Sr., won the Blast From The Past Vintage stock car feature while Ronnie Peck took the lead with two laps to go to win the modified feature.

To stay up to date with the latest news, follow the speedway on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bigdiamondspeedway and on Twitter, @BigDSpeed.

Sunday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/24/16


Sunday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/24/16

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wild Edibles Program at Sweet Arrow Lake Park

Many people don’t realize that they are surrounded by hundreds of wild edible plants.

Schuylkill County Women's Outdoor Day

Schuylkill County Women’s Outdoor Day will be held at the Friedensburg Fish & Game Club grounds on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

All the activities are designed to introduce women to various outdoor activities and most of the instructors will be women.

Participants must be at least 16 years of age.

This day is free with all activities and lunch included. Registration is required by contacting Christy Zulli at czulli@co.schuylkill.pa.us or 570-622-3742, ext. 114.

Indian Archeological Dig for Children

Bring your children to the Indian Archaeological Dig on Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at Sweet Arrow Lake County Park.

Those attending will meet at the Waterfall parking lot to search for artifacts hidden in the earth of a portable dig. Children will use garden spades to find the buried items and Indian expert,

Dave McSurdy, will explain how the items were used. This program is free and suitable for children.

Wednesday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/20/16


Wednesday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/20/16

Vintage Cars, Street Stocks Part of Five-Division Show This Friday At Big Diamond Speedway

MINERSVILLE, PA. -- A five-division racing card is on top this Friday at Big Diamond Speedway as the Blast From The Past Vintage Stock Car Club and the No Sweat Service Group street stocks join the U.S.S. Achey sportsman, Savage 61 roadrunners and 600 modifieds.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Power Outage Reported in Parts of Schuylkill County


(07/18/16) A power outage has been reported in parts of Schuylkill County Monday afternoon.

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for Schuylkill County

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued until Monday evening for Schuylkill County and other counties in Pennsylvania.

Strong Storms to Cross Schuylkill County Monday Afternoon

The National Weather Service has issued a Weather Alert for parts of Schuylkill County Monday Afternoon.

Luzerne County Man Dies in Weekend Crash

A Luzerne County Man died in a weekend crash in Schuylkill County.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Man Arrested on Drug and Assault Charges

A man is facing drug and assault charges after an incident in Mahanoy City Thursday evening.

Strong Thunderstorms Crossing Schuylkill County Early Thursday Afternoon

(07/14/16) The National Weather Service has issued an alert regarding a strong storm that will impact areas of Schuylkill County Early Afternoon

Thursday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/14/16


Thursday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/14/16

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Crazy 8s On Tap Friday For The Roadrunner Division At Big Diamond Speedway

If Andy Fayash III wants to join his father as a track champion at Big Diamond Speedway, he’ll need a clean night of racing on Friday as the Crazy 8s return for the Savage 61 roadrunner division.

Man Charged for Setting Shenandoah Fire

A Shenandoah man has been charged with setting a fire in Shenandoah last week.

Woman Dies in Lawn Mower Accident


Around 12:45pm, Wednesday, emergency personnel were called to West Penn Township near Tamaqua for a lawn mower accident with entrapment.

Wednesday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/13/16


Wednesday's Schuylkill County Weather Forecast - 07/13/16

Tuesday, July 12, 2016