Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Local News-Tuesday, Feb. 27th

A Shenandoah man escaped injury following a one-vehicle crash in Mt. Carbon yesterday morning. David Toth was driving his Chevy Equinox on South Centre Street when he lost control. The car slid sideways and went over an embankment, shearing off a utility pole. His car was heavily damaged. Toth was wearing his seatbelt. The crash happened after 7am Monday.

Monday’s minor snowfall caused several accidents on area roads. State police at Frackville report that a car driven by Paticia Inama of MaryD was traveling south on Walnut Street in the village when she lost control on the snow covered road. Her car knocked down a stop sign, then hit a parked car owned by Ronald Kazakavage. Inama’s car continued on and struck a fire hydrant. No one was injured. In Nuremburg, Ryan Singley struck a parked car after losing control on the slush-covered roadway. His passenger, Patricia Singley, had minor injuries and was taken to Hazleton General Hospital.

It’s 110 candles for an area school of higher education. The McCann School of Business and Technology is celebrating its 110th birthday this year! The school got its start as an accounting and secretarial training center in 1897. Today, McCann has grown to 4 campuses, with a wide array of programs in the business, health and technology fields. As part of the celebration, McCann is soliciting “Graduate Success Stories” to be used in conjunction with the year-long celebration. Regional President Linda Wallinsky is asking recent and long-time graduates to send their stories about what a McCann education has done for them. Send your McCann success stories to sbrennan@mccannschool.edu.

Work on water lines in the borough of Pine Grove will require some customers to boil their water beginning Thursday. Customers of the Pine Grove Water Authority, who live on South Tulpehocken Street, the east end of High Street and Peach Street will need to boil their water due to repairs being done on a water main. The work will affect approximately 50 homes. The boil advisory will be in effect from Thursday, March 1st until further notice.

You don’t have to be on television to participate in Schuylkill Senior Idol’s competition. Its time to warm up those vocal cords! Diakon Community Services for Seniors has introduced a local competition for older citizens to strut their vocal talents, and win some great prizes. You must be 55 years or older to participate.
Entrants pay a $5 fee, and will compete at regional auditions beginning in early April. The top two finalists from the four auditions will compete in the finals on May 12th at the Cressona Mall. The top prize is a $300 gift certificate from R&J Tours, with prizes also awarded for second and third place. For more information about the Schuylkill Senior Idol competition, call Susan Long at 624-3018, or toll free, at 1-800-621-6325.


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