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CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Schuylkill County Commissioners say the county nursing home, Rest Haven, has a dismal financial outlook.
Schuylkill County's nursing home, Rest Haven, is bleeding so much red ink commissioners believe selling it may be the only option. "It's just no longer sustainable," Chairman Frank J. Staudenmeier said. "We need to make a decision very soon. We need to stop the bleeding." The immediate cause of hemorrhaging is due to a buildup of bill payments $853,176 as of June 30 owed to Rest Haven that are over 120 days past due, and about $1 million in unpaid bills owed by the facility, said county finance...
A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence following a two-vehicle crash that occurred at 11:35 p.m. on Saturday along Route 715 in Jackson Township. State police at Fern Ridge said Marianne F. Strausser, 51, of Henryville, and Anthony T. Berrien, 71, of Bronx, New York, were both northbound when Strausser's 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix struck the rear of Berrien's 2002 Dodge Neon. Both vehicles became disabled at the point of impact.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – NASCAR suspended Denny Hamlin's crew chief and car chief on Tuesday for six races because the Joe Gibbs Racing entry failed inspection following his third-place finish at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Darian Grubb and Wesley Sherrill were both suspended through the Sept. 6 race at Richmond. Grubb, the crew chief, was also fined $125,000.
@$:KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Pork Roast with Apple Jelly Glaze
For this week's recipe I have to give a nod to Times News reporter Amy Miller. A few years ago I made a couple batches of apple jelly. One batch didn't want to jell and remained rather runny. I had the option of reprocessing it, but after all that work, I really didn't want to bother. It tasted fine delicious in fact and other than running out the sides of my peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, it was good jelly.
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...