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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 ...

Indians, Olympians roll to girls soccer wins
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:32:20 -0700

RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Jada Whiteman controls the ball as Tamaqua's Monika Shimko moves in from behind. The Lady Indians won the contest 7-1.

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.

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.

Bears remain perfect in volleyball
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 13:17:30 -0700

Pleasant Valley's volleyball team got a test, but remain undefeated with a win, while both Palmerton and Northwestern's girls soccer teams triumphed with some huge shutouts.

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.

A look at the District 11 single-game leaders so far this season, plus other milestones
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:38:57 -0700

The latest from District 11 football statistician Duke Helm:

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.

The end of county homes?
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:14:46 -0700

Decades ago, before the federal government provided Medicaid and Medicare, counties had their own nursing homes to care for impoverished senior citizens.