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Schuylkill County

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  • Pennsylvania Germans introduced Easter bunny, or 'Oschter Haws'

    The Easter bunny and decorated eggs — familiar images associated with Easter — had their beginnings in the Pennsylvania German community.
  • PennDOT: Widening of Route 22 to start in 2020

    PennDOT: Widening of Route 22 to start in 2020
    A $250 million widening of Route 22 will start in 2020, PennDOT officials said Thursday as they touted a new state law that provides billions of dollars in extra transportation funding through a gasoline tax increase and higher fees. The added revenue...

    Gilberton council votes to abolish police department

    Gilberton has eliminated its police department, whose sole member for 14 years was now-retired Chief Mark Kessler, known for his foul-mouthed, gun-toting YouTube videos. Deciding that the tiny Schuylkill County community can no longer maintain a police...

    Schuylkill County native Rhoades taking over Rice basketball

    Schuylkill County native Mike Rhoades has been named the head basketball coach at Rice University, according to multiple reports. Rhoades, from Mahanoy City, is the son of long-time Pennsylvania state senator Jim Rhoades, who represented the 28th...

    Kathleen Kane furor over corruption probe may be excessive

    Kathleen Kane furor over corruption probe may be excessive
    At first glance, it looked like another damaging blunder for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. She shut down a corruption investigation of fellow Democrats in Philadelphia — four current legislators and a former judge — even...