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Ways to battle heroin addiction focus of hearing
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:46:21 -0700

Officials in Schuylkill County gathered Tuesday to discuss ways to tackling a growing problem of heroin addiction. The goal is to gather information about the newest drug concerns and prevention methods: specifically heroin and opioid addiction. Statistics show 100 Americans die every day of a drug overdose -- now it's the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. In Pennsylvania ...

Nursing homes: the fight or flight of ownership for Pennsylvania counties
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:24:54 -0700

Pennsylvania counties are deciding between fight or flight when it comes to owning nursing homes. Wednesday night, Schuylkill County became the latest to put its nursing home, Rest Haven in Schuylkill Haven, up for sale. "It cost us $220 a day per resident at the nursing home and we are reimbursed from medicaid $175 a day so if you do the math it translates into approximately a $2-million ...

Heroin addiction seminar at PSU Schuylkill Haven
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:14:14 -0700

Those on the front lines in the battle against heroin addiction will testify at a hearing to be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug. 26 at Penn State University's Schuylkill Haven campus.

Heroin, opioid hearing scheduled
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:15:28 -0700

In an effort to gather information about the newest drug concerns and prevention methods in Schuylkill County, the Schuylkill County delegation will host an informational hearing about heroin and opioid addiction.

Why they're selling
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 13:14:34 -0700

FILE PHOTO/TIMES NEWS Schuylkill County is selling its nursing home, Rest Haven, because costs continue to rise as funds drop.

Contract caps for vendors increased
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:14:49 -0700

Schuylkill County commissioners on Wednesday increased contract caps for several vendors used by the county nursing home at Rest Haven. They include increasing by $3,000 a contract with Orwigsburg Ambulance; a contract with Symphony Mobilex by $10,000; and a contract with Manheim Medical by $350.

Corbett takes to the water under stormy political skies
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:42:07 -0700

DOUGLASSVILLE, Pa. - Gov. Corbett pushed off into the Schuylkill from a boat ramp in southern Berks County early Sunday morning on Day Two of his annual kayaking tour of Pennsylvania waterways.

WATCH: Lesbians Denied Wedding Cake After Baker 'Talked to Jesus'
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:17:04 -0700

The Cake Pros bakery in Schuylkill Haven, Pa., refused to bake a cake for a local lesbian couple who wanted to celebrate the renewal of their wedding vows. read more

Boys cross country capsules
Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:02:16 -0700

JIM THORPE Head coach - Drew Benyo (27th season) Assistant coach - Marie Rosahac District 11 Class - AA League - Schuylkill League Last year's record - 10-0 (Schuylkill League Division I Champs, 2nd place in District 11 Meet, 12th place team at PIAA State Meet). Key Losses - Christian Fields, Zachary Nace, Jake McGeehan.

Pennsylvania Bakery Turns Away Lesbian Couple
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:47:51 -0700

Another wedding vendor in Pennsylvania has turned away a lesbian couple.