West Hazleton Student Diagnosed Non-Contagious TB

Parents with children who attend West Hazleton Elementary/Middle School can breathe a sigh of relief. The student who had a positive reaction to a tuberculosis skin test has been diagnosed with  non-contagious T-B. Hazleton provides all students with a health screening when they enter the school district. This student registered and once enrolled was given a test which…

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McAdoo Lenten Food Fundraiser

It’s a labor of love for the fire fighters and volunteers at McAdoo fire department. Friday, folks at the McAdoo Fire Department were cooking up a storm for their annual Lenten Food Fundraiser. Assistant Fire Chief Bob Leshko said they would be cooking up around 200 pounds of huliski and were hoping to serve around…

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Fighting the Winter Blues

Shorter, colder days and longer, darker nights. It can bring just about anyone down. In fact 10 to 20% of us  have varying degrees of the Winter Blues. Mary Angela Schell is a counselor at United Charities in Hazleton she said with no sun and chilly temps, folks tend to stay inside. That’s when people’s moods…

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Bishop Hafey Auction

  It may just look like a pile of stuff but to some it’s memories. District Business Manager, Robert Krizansky isn’t the only one who has memories at Bishop Hafey. Danielle Zola said Friday at 10 am the Bishop Hafey doors will be unlocked. The Open House  is a chance for the community to walk through the…

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Sequester to Hurt Local Social Services

Lawmakers must cut 85 billion dollars of cuts in the national budget, or else. While some small communities will take a big hit if the cuts take affect, Hazleton won’t. Emergency survices in Hazleton won’t feel the impact of the cuts immediately, because they are funded by state and local taxes, not federal dollars. But both…

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Gas prices Hit a Four Month High

If you haven’t filled up in a while, you might be startled when you head to the pump. Gas prices have been surging, says Bob Wachter of AAA. And all of that means you’re paying more at the pump. The national average for a gallon of regular is $3.73 — 43 cents more than a…

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