VALLEY VIEW - The Cohen Law Group has reached a tentative agreement with Comcast of Colorado/Pennsylvania/West Virginia, LLC regarding cable franchise renewal for the three participating members of the Schuylkill County Cable Consortium.
The participating municipalities of the consortium include Hegins Twp., Orwigsburg Borough and Pine Grove Borough. Kristen Ritchie, a representative from Comcast attended Monday evening's meeting of the Hegins Township Supervisors to field questions the public had regarding the current cable service.
VALLEY VIEW - The Valley View Fire Company is debt free and is in good financial shape according to company president Darren Herb.
Because of hard work and dedication of its members and volunteers, the Valley View Fire Company has paid off their tanker seven years ahead of schedule.
The tanker was purchased in 2006 for $215,000, a portion of which was paid by a $25,000 DCED grant. It was delivered to the fire company in the back half of 2006 and last month the final payment was made.
PINE GROVE - Students were dismissed early from Pine Grove Area School District after a bomb threat was written on a bathroom stall in the high school Wednesday, May 8.
High school and middle school students were dismissed at 11 a.m. and elementary students at 11:45 a.m.
A search of the district yielded no bomb, Pine Grove Police Chief Thomas Trotter said late Wednesday afternoon. The search and a meeting with the superintendent and school principals ended about 3 p.m.
SCHUYLKILL HAVEN - Students from 12 school districts throughout the 29th Senatorial District were legislators last Thursday during the annual Senator for a Day program at Penn State Schuylkill.
The event is hosted by state Sen. David Argall, R-29, and separates the students into four committees - education, transportation, finance and state government - and declares the students senators for the day.