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2014-01-07 16:21:01

Schuylkill River Greenway Association to Receive $10,000 Leadership Grant HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Once among Pennsylvania's most heavily-polluted waterways, the Schuylkill River in southeastern Pennsylvania has undergone a dramatic recovery and has been voted the 2014 Pennsylvania River of the Year. Four other rivers were nominated finalists. They were: Kiskiminetas-Conemaugh rivers in the southwest; Ohio in the west; Brodhead Creek Watershed in the...

2013-09-26 12:22:11

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection's Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation has received the National Excellence in Reclamation Award for its work on the Newtown South II-2 reclamation project in Schuylkill County. "The Newtown South project demonstrates how DEP develops innovative solutions to complex environmental problems," Acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "This award recognizes how our problem-solving has...

2013-07-11 12:21:38

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 11, 2013 Governor Tom Corbett today announced that Solar Innovations, Inc. will move forward with an expansion which is projected to support the creation of 18 jobs and the retention of 116 positions in Schuylkill County. "Keeping my administration's commitment to moving our economy forward continues to send a strong message that Pennsylvania is serious about job creation," Corbett said. "As a result of this commitment companies like Solar Innovations are...

2013-03-13 12:33:38

CAMP HILL, Pa., March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hundreds of uninsured individuals are referred each year to the Schuylkill Alliance for Health Care Access, a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the availability of and access to primary and preventive medical, dental and behavioral services for the residents of Schuylkill County. An increasing number of those individuals are also unemployed and have chronic conditions. Through a $15,000 grant from Highmark Blue Shield, the Schuylkill...

2013-01-29 12:29:48

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rhonda Carl of Hegins, Schuylkill County, was recently crowned the 2013 Pennsylvania Fair Queen at the annual joint convention of the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs and Pennsylvania State Showmen's Association. "Pennsylvania fairs celebrate the state's rich agricultural heritage and help to bridge the gap between farm to fork, producer and consumer," said Agriculture Secretary George Greig. "The future of...

2013-01-09 16:21:49

PINE GROVE, Pa., Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today visited the Pine Grove Middle School in Schuylkill County to talk about Pennsylvania's important role during the Civil War. "Pennsylvania has a rich and fascinating history that has been integral to the success of this nation,'' Corbett said. "As we commemorate the 150(th) anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, it's essential for our children to know this chapter of our heritage.'' Corbett, who...

2012-08-08 06:23:12

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of the Governor today announced the passing of Dr. Lewis M. Manbeck, the father of Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett. Dr. Manbeck died Aug. 7 at his home in Pine Grove, Schuylkill County. He was 90. "My father-in-law was a kind and gentle man who raised a loving family," Governor Tom Corbett said. "He never had a cross word to say about anyone, and he will be deeply missed by all of his friends and family."...

2012-05-30 10:21:18

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has awarded $7,983,107 for remediation projects at and near abandoned mine sites in Clearfield, Luzerne, Schuylkill and Somerset counties. "These projects will make one neighborhood safer from mine subsidence, provide water to another, and reclaim hundreds of acres of land that was mined and abandoned decades ago," DEP Deputy Secretary for Active and Abandoned Mine Operations John Stefanko...

2012-05-02 06:24:01

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the appointment of accomplished and dedicated community leaders to serve and represent the interests of women and girls as members of the Pennsylvania Commission for Women. "Pennsylvania is at a crucial time in women's business and civic leadership. It is vital to create initiatives that support women taking the lead as entrepreneurs, civic leaders and as mentors," said Governor Corbett. "The women...

2012-01-18 11:28:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 2011 marked the second straight year without a work-related fatality in Pennsylvania's underground and coal mining industries, Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Mike Krancer announced today. He noted that a combination of increased oversight, industry practices and a vigilant labor force played a crucial role in this safety achievement. "The mining industry is a vibrant and vital part of Pennsylvania's economy, and the...