Archive for July 2012

Drainage Work at Two Ball Parks

Now that baseball season is over, two ball fields in the Valley will undergo some drainage work. The Babe Ruth Field along with the Little League Field at Whispering Willows Park in Conyngham will undergo some renovations. At a special session Borough meeting Tuesday afternoon, Council gave the go ahead to the Conyngham Borough Authority…

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Camp Sight!

Simple tasks like washing your face or making a sandwich are actions many of us take for granted, but for some, simple tasks are anything but simple. That’s where Camp Sight comes into play. The camp is for local youth who are visually impaired. Some of those simple tasks are taught while the youngsters get…

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Local Radio/TV Personality Passes

The Greater Hazleton area is mourning the loss of a well known Radio/TV personality and decorated Veteran. Leo Valovich passed away suddenly Sunday at the age of 71. The well known Veteran and host of the famous “Make Believe Rainbow Room”, Valovich was a recognized face in Greater Hazleton with his distinct deep voice and…

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Fire Destroys 7 Homes

Fire destroyed close to an entire block of vacant homes early Monday morning in the Borough of Mahanoy City, Schuylkill County. The massive blaze broke out just before 3am and spread to a total of seven homes along North Main Street in the borough. Over 200 fire fighters were called to battle the blaze, which…

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Stockton Road Closed

A reminder to motorists that part of the Stockton Road in Hazle Township is closed as crews work to improve the area. Several road closed signs will be posted along the roadway for at least three days. Crews from Norfolk Southern are now upgrading a rail crossing near the Stockton Mine Disaster Site. In addition…

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Legislative Coffee Breaks with Rep. Tarah Toohil

State Representative Tarah Toohil is making an effort to meet with her constituents face to face and listen to issues that matter to them. Four “Legislative Coffee Breaks” throughout the month of August will give Rep. Toohil the chance to hear what folks, throughout the 116th District, have to say. You’re invited to attend any…

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Severe Thunderstorm Warning Lower Luzerne County

… Strong thunderstorm will affect southern Luzerne County… * at 528 PM EDT… National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm capable of producing small hail… strong gusty winds… and very heavy rain. This storm was located near East Berwick… and moving southeast at 25 mph. * The strong thunderstorm will be near… Beach…

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