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2 arrested for drug possession
Lansford police say they arrested two people after finding methamphetamine and prescription pills inside a vehicle they stopped for a broken brake light on Dec. 4. Francis E. Ney, 34, Shenandoah, and Jamie E. George, 24, Summit Hill, were each charged with felonies for possession with intent to deli
Shenandoah Cub Scouts visit Columbia firehouse
SHENANDOAH - On Wednesday, a group of Shenandoah Cub Scouts visited the Columbia Hose fire station on West Centre Street, learning about the fire service. Columbia Capt. Michael Petri led a tour and presentation for the group, explaining the fire company's function, their apparatus, and their equipm
Mahanoy City Man Pleads Guilty to International Email Impersonation and Fraud Scam
A Mahanoy City man pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in Boston in connection with a scam in which he and co-conspirators defrauded victims by pretending to be employees of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
Shamokin man charged with rape
SHAMOKIN — A Shamokin man has been charged with rape in connection with an incident earlier this month in the city. Hunter Dannheimer, 18, of 813 Oneida St., was charged today by Patrolman Raymond Siko II and arraigned before Magisterial District Judge John Gembic III, who set bail at $100,000 cash.
A new coal mine is opening in Pennsylvania. Is Trump to thank?
Tom Maziekas’ house in Mahanoy City faces a row of empty lots. Rowhomes once stood there, but they suffered the fate of many buildings in this once-booming coal town in northeastern Pennsylvania: a fire, then rubble, now blight.
Shenandoah Valley school board reorganizes with new vice president
SHENANDOAH — The Shenandoah Valley school board held its reorganization meeting Wednesday that included a change in one position. Secretary Karen Kayes was selected as president pro-tem before she asked for nominations. The only nomination for board president was Daniel Salvadore, who was retained i
Fire displaces Schuylkill County family
POTTSVILLE, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY (WOLF) — Two adults and seven children lost their Pottsville home due to a fire Sunday. Fire Chief James Misstishin Sr. says the call came in just after noon.
Mahanoy City burglar arrested, jailed
MAHANOY CITY — A borough man was jailed after being arrested by Mahanoy City police for a burglary around 9:30 p.m. Monday. Patrolman Jordan Smith charged Korey R. Wronski, 28, of 128 W. Mahanoy Ave., with one felony count each of burglary and criminal trespass, and one misdemeanor count each of the
Dog park possible in Pottsville's future
POTTSVILLE — Dogs could have their own designated place to play in the city. Scott Greis, owner of Heaven & Earth Salon and Spa, proposed a dog park to the city council at its meeting on Monday.
5-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck by Pickup Truck at School Bus Stop: Reports
A child was killed by a pickup truck while crossing the road to get to his school bus stop in Columbia County, Pennsylvania, on Dec. 12,. WNEP reported Silus Hunsinger, 5, was standing with a family member along Rohrsburg Road in Rohrsburg, Greenwood Township, when the incident took place.
BASKETBALL: North Schuylkill pulls away from Mahanoy Area
MAHANOY CITY — A comeback seemed possible when Manahoy Area pulled within six midway through the third quarter. But that’s when Zack Stokes caught fire. The North Schuylkill senior started nailing 3-pointers, lighting up the Golden Bears with 36 points as the Spartans won 62-44 in a non-league game
York County men arrested in game warden assault
HARRISBURG — Two York County men have been charged in the felony assault of a State Game Warden in Norwegian Township, Schuylkill County. Wade Michael Winemiller, 57, of Wrightsville, and Thomas E. Kelly Jr., 57, of Glen Rock, have been charged in the assault of State Deputy Game Warden David P. Fid
Schuylkill commissioners approve personnel moves, appointments
During a workshop meeting Wednesday, the Schuylkill County Commissioners approved the following personnel changes:. Michael Wall, Mahanoy City, promoted to telecommunicator 3 for 911/Communications. His hourly rate will be $14.72, as per union contract.
Upset school board member hires a lawyer for unwed, pregnant teacher fired by Catholic school
SHAMOKIN -- A member of Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School Board, upset over the termination of an unwed, pregnant teacher, has retained an attorney to help her get reinstated.
Son, corporal detail bloody scene on first day of Marchalk homicide trial
POTTSVILLE — Matthew Marchalk had a bad feeling when he walked into his dad’s house on Father’s Day 2017, and he testified Monday on the first day of his brother’s homicide trial in Schuylkill County Court that one look at the bedroom confirmed it.
Best Whiskey Brand for Boilo Means Big Sales
SCHUYLKILL COUNTY — The maker of a certain type of whiskey has its biggest sales in the country in Schuylkill County, especially during the holidays. Four Queens whiskey has been flying off the shelves at liquor stores for years in that part of Pennsylvania, all because it’s considered to be the go-
Police continue search for man who crashed into wall, garage and fence
KULPMONT — Police here are continuing their search for a Kulpmont man who went on a wild ride throughout the borough Monday night before crashing his car into a garage on Fir Street and fleeing the scene on foot.
Man wanted since drug raid in jail
A West Hazleton man wanted since a Dec. 4 drug raid, was apprehended by police Thursday. Though the circumstances of William Green’s arrest are unclear, he was taken to jail Thursday after failing to post $15,000 bail set by Magisterial District Judge Brian Tupper, Trucksville. He remained in county
Shen. Valley students named to regional bands, chorus
SHENANDOAH - A group of talented Shenandoah Valley musicians will perform at the county and regional level soon, and were recognized for such achievements at the recent high school band concert.
'I killed my best friend': Opioids' fatal grip on mayor, pal
In this Nov. 8, 2018 photo, Janel Wentz and Tim Firestone pose for a photograph in Port Carbon, Pa. while holding an image of their late son former Mount Carbon Mayor Brandon Wentz. Wentz's family is speaking out for the first time about his sudden death one year ago. Wentz was 22 when he became may