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Police chiefs discuss heroin problem at monthly meeting
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 01:16:30 -0800

Heroin was the main topic at the monthly Schuylkill County Chiefs of Police Association meeting Wednesday at the Schuylkill County Courthouse. Police chiefs who are available meet monthly to discuss various topics. Fire current police chiefs and a retired

Police chiefs discuss rescue kits for heroin overdose
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:14:30 -0800

Heroin was the main topic at the monthly Schuylkill County Chiefs of Police Association meeting Wednesday at the Schuylkill County Courthouse. Police chiefs who are available meet monthly to discuss various topics. Five current police chiefs and a retired police chief met Wednesday to discuss naloxone kits that are available for law enforcement to use in the event of a heroin overdose ...

Volunteer Connection: Several ways for seniors to help community
Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:09:21 -0800

Schuylkill County's number of elderly residents is higher than the national average. However, our older adults have remained spry and active. You'd be hard-pressed to name a local nonprofit that isn't enriched by a senior volunteer. For more than 30 years, RSVP of Schuylkill County volunteers donated more than 1.5 million hours of service to Schuylkill County. Today, more than 400 volunteers ...

Schuylkill County church vandalized again
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:32:51 -0800

Vandals shattered the front glass door of St. Marks Church at the intersection of Summer Hill and Browns roads in Wayne Township on New Year's Day. Pennsylvania State Police at Schuylkill Haven report it was the second time in two months that the church had been vandalized the same way. State police said the vandalism occurred between noon and 4 p.m. Jan. 1. They ask anyone with information ...

EMS team acquires new ambulance, creates new name
Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:15:06 -0800

The brand-new van ambulance that rolled into the headquarters of the local EMS unit Tuesday will be the first in its fleet to be labeled with the unit’s new name. This year, the former Pottsville/Schuylkill Haven Area EMS will become “Schuylkill EMS,” said Patrick Moran, the education and community outreach coordinator for the community ambulance organization, which is officially known as ...

St. Ambrose students heading to LEGO competition
Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:15:40 -0800

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Thirteen students at St. Ambrose School have been working with LEGO robotics preparing for a major competition this Saturday. The students, ranging from grades five through eight, will compete in two teams (Red and White, the school’s colors) during the first LEGO League qualifying tournament at Delaware State University in Dover. Saturday’s event is the sixth qualifying ...

2015 county Youth Summit scheduled for March 13
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 01:14:30 -0800

SCHUYLKILL HAVEN — Schuylkill County students will host the third Youth Summit on March 13 in the Health & Wellness building at Penn State Schuylkill. The youth ambassadors finalized the date and location of the annual event during a recent meeting. During the last Youth Summit, the students made it their priority to implement a countywide driver’s education program. Of the 16 school districts ...

Death of 1-year-old girl in Schuylkill County under investigation
Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:46:04 -0800

The Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Investigation Unit has launched an investigation into the death of a 1-year-old girl in Schuylkill County.

Dean's list, Jan. 18, 2015
Sun, 18 Jan 2015 01:13:35 -0800

Duquesne Chrissy Semanchik , Frackville, a psychology major, was named to the dean’s list at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, for the fall semester. She is a member of Duquesne’s Honors College in the McAnulty School of Liberal Arts, Pittsburgh. A graduate of North Schuylkill High School, she is a daughter of Mark and Patty Semanchik, Frackville. Clarion Bridget Holohan , a junior speech ...

Arraignments, Jan. 19, 2015
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 01:10:43 -0800

A Frackville woman charged with stealing from two Pennsylvania Wine & Spirits stores while employed there is among those scheduled to plead not guilty Thursday during arraignment in Schuylkill County Court. In the first incident, Loren F. Wright, 40, of 159 N. Second St., was charged by Frackville police Sgt. Marvin Livergood with theft, receiving stolen property, theft by deception, theft by ...