Latest Reading Eagle Stories
By Ron Devlin, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 11--Robin Hivner might be called the Dara Torres of the U.S. Transplant Games. Like Torres, the 41-year-old U.S. Swim Team member who will compete in her fi fth Olympic Games next month, Hivner is a multiple-medal winner.
By Mike Urban, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jun. 25--Weis Markets Inc. has applied to Spring Township to begin selling beer in its store in the Broadcasting Square Shopping Center.
By Reading Eagle, Pa. Jun. 24--Reliant Energy will spend about $50 million to reduce mercury emissions at five of its coal-fired generating plants in Pennsylvania -- including the Titus Generating Station in Cumru Township, company offi cials announced Monday.
By Reading Eagle, Pa. Jun. 24--A new Rite Aid facility is to be constructed at 2200 State Hill Road in Wyomissing -- within sight of its store at 2101 State Hill Road.
By Erin Negley, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jun. 20--The octagonal schoolhouse in Sinking Spring, built around 1811, later became a house, a lunch wagon and then a beauty shop. It was demolished in 1959 to make way for a gas station.
By Erin Negley, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jun. 18--Paul Miller's favorite part of Sinking Spring is the train station that a dedicated group saved from destruction 30 years ago.
By Don Spatz, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jun. 17--Reading officials just learned the city owns the Bushong's Mill Dam on the Tulpehocken Creek and that the state Department of Environmental Protection wants it removed, City Council was told Monday night.
By Rebecca Vandermeulen, Reading Eagle, Pa. Feb. 27--Labor unrest is again brewing in the Tulpehocken School District. Teachers are upset about what one union leader called a lack of progress toward a new contract.
By Christopher Hinz, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jul. 1--It's Berks County's newest power plant and, at 580 megawatts, the county's largest in terms of electrical generating capacity. "To put that into perspective, that's about 500,000 homes that we can power," said Joseph C.
By Don Spatz, Reading Eagle, Pa. Jun. 18--The Reading Area Water Authority is embarking on an ambitious five-year plan costing tens of millions of dollars that includes replacing homeowners' water meters and dredging a portion of Lake Ontelaunee, and may include buying other water systems.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.