Thursday, April 1, 2021

Schuylkill County Commissioner Hetherington Calls for Halcovage to Resign Amid Allegations

On Thursday, Schuylkill County Commissioner Barron "Boots" Hetherington said he is calling for Commissioner Halcovage to resign amid ongoing litigation and allegations.

Since last year when the sexual harassment allegations made against Schuylkill County Commissioner George Halcovage went public, Commissioner Hetherington, the President of the Board of Commissioners,  has remained quiet in responding or making a comment about the matter.

On Thursday, Hetherington said in a statement:

"I am officially calling for George F. Halcovage to immediately step down as Schuylkill County Commissioner. For almost a year I have been consistent with my position that Commissioner Halcovage should be afforded due process. My position has not changed. However, it has become quite obvious that his personal problems are impeding the successful operation of the Courthouse including our administrative staff and my goals for making Schuylkill County a better place to live, work, and play.”

Hetherington joins other Schuylkill County row officers, Treasurer Linda Marchalk, Clerk of Courts Maria T. Casey, Recorder of Deeds Ann Dudish, Prothonotary Bridget McGowan Miller, and Acting Controller Sharyn Yackenchick in calling for his resignation, as well as the Republican and Democratic Committees of Schuylkill County.

Calls to get a comment from Halcovage have gone directly to voicemail.

This story was edited from it's original posting after Commissioner Hetherington provided his statement to us directly.

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