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A 66-year-old flag man was killed Thursday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic on the Morea Road just west of Route 54. A red vehicle sits in the middle of the road with troopers of the Frackville barracks leading the investigation. Hometown Fire Police are maintaining traffic control at the scene.
A Schuylkill County woman is being sought by police on multiple charges. State police at Frackville said they are seeking the whereabouts of Jennifer M. Eckert, 39, of New Philadelphia. According to troopers on May 14 at 10:04 a.m. troopers said Eckert and a passenger were traveling along Mountain Road, toward New Philadelphia, in Blythe Township, where state police had set up a stationary traffic safety checkpoint.
When Penn State head coach James Franklin said he was going to "dominate the state" in recruiting, he sure wasn't kidding. The Nittany Lions first year leader isn't only dominating the state, he's dominating the region. So far, Franklin has nabbed six of the top 10 recruits from Pennsylvania in the class of 2015 and five of the top 10 in New Jersey. Here's a look at the what the Nittany Lions have done so far and breakdowns of each position group. According to rivals.com, Penn State has the 6th...
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Among the members of the Slatington 150th History Committee who are creating the book "Slatington at 150: More Stories to Share" in honor of the borough's 150th anniversary are front, from left,  Candyce Mantz-Merkle and Judy Snyder, who is holding the book  "Slatington and Surrounding Communities," which was published in 1989; and back, Robert Stettner and Tim Snyder.
What better way to commemorate Slatington's Sesquicentennial than with a book that pays tribute to its namesake. "Slatington at 150: More Stores to Share," is being published in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the borough's incorporation, and is expected to be completed by the fall. Once completed, the book will be available for Christmas delivery. Order forms may be found at the Slatington Library, 620 Main St., as well as the Slatington 150th Store, 647 Main St.
Megastar Kenny Rogers is coming to Penn's Peak. The sensational performer will be bringing his highly acclaimed annual Christmas show to the venue at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20. With him will be country singer Linda Davis. Tickets are $55 and $65. It's one of three new shows announced for Penn's Peak. Uriah Heep has set a date for Friday, Sept. 26. Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 on the night of the concert. Dark Star Orchestra presents its annual Thanksgiving Eve show on Wednesday, Nov. 26...