By Kaylee Lindenmuth
MAHANOY CITY - The Mahanoy Township Authority is among three Schuylkill County municipal organizations receiving a compined $666,155 in state grant funds announced today.
The Authority will receive $151,155 to replace four large valves controlling the water distribution system that feeds Mahanoy City.
HARRISBURG, Dauphin County - Receding floodwaters and heavy rains across Pennsylvania are creating a perfect storm of conditions, that have contributed to the highest level of West Nile virus activity in the mosquito population since the disease was first introduced in 2000. The disease, which has infected more than 150 people in the past six years, is on track to pose an unusually higher than normal risk this year and is widespread throughout the commonwealth, having already been found in 51 Pennsylvania Counties as of August 1, 2018, including Schuylkill.
Samples in three northern Schuylkill municipalities tested positive, in West Mahanoy Township, Mahanoy Township, and Ringtown borough.
MAHANOY TOWNSHIP - A Mahanoy Township hotel was awarded the 2018 platinum award by Choice Hotels, according to a news release.
Comfort Inn and Suites, 1252 Morea Road, between Mahanoy City and Barnesville, received the award at Choice Hotels' annual convention in Las Vegas, where General Manager Janine Murray and Vice President Ken Huebner were on hand to accept, and "were recognized for their superior customer service and operational excellence."
By Kaylee Lindenmuth
PATRIOTIC HILL - The driver of a pickup truck was uninjured after the vehicle rolled into trees on the roadside along Route 54 Wednesday afternoon.
Fire crews from Mahanoy City were dispatched to Patriotic Hill Road and Suffolk Road just before 5:00pm for a vehicle accident with a rollover, finding the maroon Ford overturned on the Patriotic Hill side of 54, between the former site of the St. Nicholas Breaker and the entrance to Ellen Gowen and Maple Hill.
The driver of the truck was uninjured in the single vehicle accident.
The truck was travelling eastbound towards Mahanoy City when it exited the recently tar-and-chipped roadway.
Fire crews from Mahanoy City's Humane and West End Fire Company responded to the scene, along with Mahanoy City EMS.
The State Police at Frackville are investigating the incident.
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