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Category: Schuylkill County Information

    Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation

    By Erica Ramus | August 20, 2021

    Pennsylvania Farmland Preservation: Clean & Green Pennsylvania leads the nation in the number of farms and acres permanently preserved for agricultural production.  The program guarantees a future food supply and contributes to a healthier economy.  It also assures a way of life Pennsylvanian’s cherish will continue for generations to come.  The program is a partnership between all levels... Read More

    Schuylkill County Meals & Wheels and other services during COVID19

    By Erica Ramus | April 13, 2020

    Schuylkill County Meals on Wheels continues; in fact, the client list is growing – and we are in need of additional volunteers to help with this outreach! Please call 570-624-3010 if you are able to help call clients, prepare and/or deliver meals. To those who are currently volunteering, THANK YOU. We could not do this... Read More


    By Erica Ramus | April 10, 2020

    2020 SCHUYLKILL COUNTY RESOURCE GUIDE Please note – information provided by Schuylkill County Emergency Management – Due to COVID19 some of these programs may NOT be operating right now – 4/10/20 Meals – The following organizations provide regular hot meals at the times noted:   St. Patrick’s Soup Kitchen (Mon to Thurs 6:00 pm, Sat &... Read More

    Schuylkill County’s Top 10 Employers

    By Erica Ramus | May 11, 2019

    Schuylkill County’s Top 10 Employers by Employment: Wal-Mart Associates Inc. Pennsylvania State Government Sapa Extrusions Inc. – now HYDRO Schuylkill Medical Center – South Jackson – under the Lehigh Valley Health System Wegmans Food Markets Inc Lowe’s Home Centers LLC Cargill Meat Solutions Corporation Jeld-Wen Inc County of Schuylkill Federal Government   Source: Quarterly Census... Read More


    By Erica Ramus | April 9, 2019

    OUR HAVEN FOUNDATION WANTS YOU!… to help us vote for Schuylkill Haven as part of “America’s Main Streets” Contest! Our Main Street has come leaps & bounds since OHF has focused it’s efforts in revitalizing the downtown Schuylkill Haven area. We are a 1 traffic light town where everyone knows everyone. We have a quaint train... Read More

    State to invest $1 million in Sinking Springs and $500,000 in Ashland Borough

    By Erica Ramus | April 7, 2019

    Pennsylvania Senator David Argall reported that in March, the Commonwealth Financing Authority met to approve two grants in the 29th District. The first grant was a $1 million grant for the Borough of Sinking Spring which will be used for the construction of the eastern half of the Columbia Avenue Extension in the borough. The... Read More

    Greater Berks Food Bank Also Serves Schuylkill Area

    By Erica Ramus | January 25, 2019

    This has been the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, putting 800,000 workers in financial jeopardy. These government employees have familiar faces. They are family, friends and neighbors who once counted on a paycheck and who may now suddenly depend on their local food pantries. Greater Berks Food Bank – and our community partners –... Read More

    Pennsylvania Prepares for Weekend Storm

    By Erica Ramus | January 18, 2019

    With an intense winter storm expected to bring heavy snow, high winds, sleet and freezing rain across the state through this weekend, Governor Tom Wolf today signed a state of emergency declaration to allow for increased assistance with storm-related needs. The commonwealth also will impose speed restrictions and a ban on all commercial traffic, including... Read More

    Property Tax and Rent Rebate Applications Due December 31

    By Erica Ramus | December 16, 2018

    The state’s Property Tax Rent Rebate Program provides financial assistance to low-income seniors and disabled individuals by refunding a portion of rent or property taxes paid during the previous year. The deadline to apply for rebates on rent or taxes paid in 2017 is December 31. Information and applications for the Property Tax Rent Rebate... Read More

    Schuylkill County seeks public input on Hazard Mitigation Plan

    By Erica Ramus | December 15, 2018

    The Schuylkill County Planning Department and Emergency Management Agency are asking the public for its input as it updates the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan – Planning Together for a Resilient Schuylkill County. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) defines hazard mitigation as a “sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and... Read More