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Schuylkill County

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  • Area residents receive degrees

    ALBANY LAW SCHOOL, Albany, N.Y., held graduation ceremonies May 16. Area graduates are: Carly Krall, Perkasie, J.D. ALFRED UNIVERSITY, Alfred, N.Y., held graduation ceremonies May 17. Area graduates include: Jacob M. Mallery, Macungie, Bachelor of...
  • Supreme Court Justice Alito denies Schuylkill clerk's bid on gay marriage

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday denied a request from a Schuylkill County clerk who was seeking a stay of a lower court decision that had allowed gay marriage to go into effect in Pennsylvania. Schuylkill County...
  • Thunderstorms cut power to 6,200 in Lehigh Valley

    Thunderstorms cut power to 6,200 in Lehigh Valley
    Thunderstorms rolled into the Lehigh Valley Tuesday night, tossing trees and power lines and knocking out power to more than 6,000 homes and businesses. As of 6:30 a.m. Wednesday, about 6,200 PPL and Met-Ed customers remained without power in Berks,...
  • Schuylkill County register of wills appeals same-sex marriage setback to U.S. Supreme Court

    The U.S. Supreme Court is the next step for the effort by Schuylkill County Register of Wills and Clerk of the Orphans' Court Theresa Santai-Gaffney pertaining to same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania. She filed for a rehearing with the high court Monday...
  • Schuylkill County Man Dies in Fire Sunday Morning

    A 65-year-old man died early Sunday morning in a residential fire in Cass Township, Schuylkill County. The Pennsylvania State Police report that Richard Dermo died when a fire broke out at his South Maple Avenue home. Cass Township and neighboring...
  • Kathleen Kane's credibility is on the line

    In January 2013, Kathleen Kane charged into Harrisburg on a Nittany Lion. The former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County became the first Democrat and woman to be elected state attorney general by vowing to examine her predecessors'...
  • Federal court rejects Schuylkill clerk's marriage equality challenge

    In a two-sentence order, a federal appeals court ended a Schuylkill County official's effort to appeal the decision ending Pennsylvania's ban on gay marriage. Clerk of Orphans Court and Register of Wills Theresa Santai-Gaffney filed papers in June...
  • Galen Glen's Troxell named Best Woman Winemaker

    A Schuylkill County winemaker has been awarded the title of Best Woman Winemaker in an international wine competition. In a contest normally dominated by West Coast wineries, Sarah Troxell, winemaker of Galen Glen Winery in Andreas, is only the second...
  • Ex-president of Schuylkill concrete company gets 7 years in massive fraud case

    In a case described as the largest fraud prosecution of its kind, the former president of Schuylkill Products Inc. was sentenced to seven years in federal prison for steering government bridge-building work intended for minority-owned businesses to his...
  • Politics as Usual

    A new look and new byline for Call's politics blog If you're a regular reader of Capitol Ideas, where The Morning Call's writers have detailed the ins and outs of state government for years, you may have noticed some changes last week. The latest...
  • Cartwright, Moylan to meet for two TV debates

    Cartwright, Moylan to meet for two TV debates
    U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright and his Republican challenger, David Moylan, will face off in two debates this fall, Cartwright’s campaign announced Friday. One debate will be held Oct. 29 at the WVIA studios in Luzerne County. A second will be hosted...