Minersville Area News

"Home of the Battlin' Miners!"Submit NEWS TIPS, EVENTS, AND PHOTOS on the Submit Tips Page or Facebook.

Multiple People Announce Campaigns for Local Government (List updated frequently…)

Multiple people around the area have announced campaign’s for local government:

Branch Township:

  • David P. Strausser- Township Supervisor 
  • Anthony Bertasavage- Township Supervisor 


  • Robert Umbenhen- Borough Council 

Good luck to all candidates.


Local Boy Scout Troop Cleans-Up in Branch Township 

Boy Scout Troop 600 of Llewellyn was found cleaning up trash along the roads in part of Branch Township on Sunday afternoon.

They picked up trash and litter from the intersection of Phoenix Park Road and Clay Street in Llewellyn to the Phoenix Road and Main Street Intersection in Phoenix Park, and from that intersection to the Life Flight Center at 901.  

Members helping at this cleanup include:


  • Seth Hubler
  • Gabriel Fleming
  • James Chicora
  • Ryan Allar
  • Carter Larkin-Kukta
  • Matthew Wolfe
  • Jesse Boltz
  • Brandon Witmer
  • Logan Fisher
  • Warren Quinn
  • & Michael Rizzardi

Adults & Leaders:

  • Scott Hunyara
  • Jeff Hubler
  • Christine Haldeman
  • Michael Quinn

It looks great! 

Lady Miners Become AA State Champs

This Thursday afternoon at the Hershey Giant Center, the Minersville Area Lady Miners defeated the Bishop McCort Lady Crushers with an outstanding final score of 63-49, winning the PIAA AA Girls State Title!
The Lady Miners finish the season undefeated, with a record of 31-0. The girls will bring the Schuylkill League it’s 18th Championship.

Way to go girls! 

School Closings and Delays for Friday (3/17/17)

Assumption BVM- Closed Friday

Blue Mountain- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Child Development (Schuylkill Co.)- Head Start/Pre K Counts Closed; Childcare Open Regular Time

Gillingham Charter School- Closed Friday; Service Project; for Sat. 3/18 cancelled

Hazleton Area- Closed Friday; offices open

Immanuel Christ (Hazleton)- Closed Friday

Jim Thorpe Area- Closed Friday

Lehighton Area- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Mahanoy Area- Closed Friday; all staff report 9am

Marian Catholic (Tamaqua)- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Minersville Area SD- Closed Friday

Mount Carmel- Closed Friday 

Nativity BVM- 2 Hour Delay (Friday) 

North Schuylkill Area- Closed Friday; all staff report 9am

Panther Valley- Closed Friday

Pine Grove Area- Closed Friday

Pottsville Area- Closed Friday

Schuylkill Haven Area- Closed Friday

Schuylkill Maple Ave- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Schuylkill Tech North- 2 Hour Delay (Friday)

Shenandoah Valley SD- 2 HR DELAY; Emergency Bus Stops in effe

Shamokin Area- Closed Friday; Kindergarten registration ; Postponed

Saint Ambrose (Haven)- 2 Hour Delay; 3:30 Dismissal; No 8 AM Mas

St. Clair Area- Closed Friday

Saint Jerome (Tamaqua)- Closed Friday

Saint Nicholas (Minersville)- Closed Friday

Tamaqua Area- 2 Hour Delay (Friday); Modified KG

Trinity Academy- Closed Friday 

Tri-Valley SD- Closed Friday

Weatherly Area- 2 Hour Delay (Friday) 

School Closings & Delays for Thursday (3/16/17)

Assumption BVM- Closed Thursday

Blue Mountain- Closed Thursday; School Board COW moved to 3/23

Child Development (Sch. County)-Childcare @ 9 AM; Head Start & Pre-K Counts Closed Thursday 

Gillingham Charter- Closed Thursday; board meeting rescheduled to 3/23

Hazleton Area- Closed Thursday

Jim Thorpe Area- Closed Thursday

Lehighton Area- Closed Thursday

Line Mountain- Closed Thursday 

Mahanoy Area – Closed Thursday

Marian Catholic (Tamaqua)- Closed Thursday: early dismissal cancelled Friday

Minersville Area- Closed Thursday; agenda meeting moved to 3/21 at 7PM

Mount Carmel- Closed Thursday

Nativity BVM- Closed Thursday

North Schuylkill – Closed Thursday

Panther Valley- Closed Thursday 

Pine Grove Area- Closed Thursday

Pottsville Area SD- Closed Thursday 

Saint Jerome Regional (Tamaqua)-   Closed Thursday

Schuylkill Tech North/South- Closed Thursday

Schuylkill Haven Area- Closed Thursday; School board meeting cancelled, moved to 3/22/17

Schuylkill Maple Avenue- Closed Thursday

Schuylkill Special Education Center-  Closed Tomorrow

Shamokin Area- Closed Thursday; kindergarten registration postponed

Shenandoah Valley- Closed Thursday

Saint Ambrose (Skill Haven)- Closed Thursday

Saint Joseph Regional (Tamaqua)- Closed Thursday

Saint Nicholas (Minersville)- Closed Thursday

Tamaqua Area- Closed Thursday; board meeting postponed to 3/21/17

Tri-Valley SD- Closed Thursday

Weatherly Area- Closed Thursday

Williams Valley SD- Closed Thursday

Local School Closings & Delays (3/10/17)

Assumption BVM – 2 Hour Delay.

Gillingham Charter – Closed Today.

Hazleton Area – Closed Today.

Jim Thorpe Area- Closed Today. 

Mahanoy Area – Closed Today.

Marian Catholic – Closed Today.

McCann School of Business/Pottsville – Day Classes Cancelled

Minersville Area – 2 Hour Delay.

Nativity BVM – 2 Hour Delay.

North Schuylkill – Closed Today.

Panther Valley – Closed Today.

Pine Grove – 2 Hour Delay.

Pottsville Area – 2 Hour Delay.

Schuylkill Tech North – 2 Hour Delay.

Schuylkill Tech South – 2 Hour Delay.

Shenandoah Valley – Closed Today.

St. Clair Area – 2 Hour Delay.

St. Jerome/Tamaqua – 2 Hour Delay.

Tamaqua Area – 2 Hour Delay; Modified Kindergarten.

Tri-Valley – Closed Today.

Trinity Academy – Closed Today.

Benefit Dance To Be Held for Mallory Ebert

The Minersville Softball Alumni will be holding a benefit dance for Mallory Ebert. 

The dance will be held at the Mount Pleasant Hose Company on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017. 

Music is by OZCOUSTIC.

Doors will open at 7:00pm. There is a  $15.00 admission fee- 21+.

For tickets, contact Katie Carr at Limited ticket supply!

Local Girl Can Now Attend School Thanks to Technology

According to the Minersville Area High School’s Guidance Department Facebook page, thanks to the Janet Weis Children’s Hospital of the Geisinger Health Systems, Mallory Ebert, who was diagnosed with Leukemia earlier this year, can now sit in on her classes through the use of technology.
Mallory will be able to control the iMallory from home. This technology will allow her to take a stroll around the high school, chat with friends, and answer questions in class.

Pictured above is Mr. Carl McBreen, Superintendent of Schools, “iMallory” (Mallory Ebert), and Mr. James Grabusky, H.S. Principal. (Photo courtesy of MHS Guidance News Facebook Page.)


Small Plane Crashes in Foster Township

Emergency rescuers responded to the scene  where a small plane crashed Monday afternoon.

Just after 2:00pm Monday, emergency personnel were called to the area of 1865 Sunbury Road, Foster Township,outside of Minersville,  for the report of a plane crash. The crash took place within a close distance of the Joe Zerbe Airport (Minersville Airport), Foster Township. 

The plane was reported to be small. Both occupants of the plane were reported to be out the plane.

Details are still developing, and all information from the Republican Herald.

Dennis Seroskie; photo credit. (Source: Schuylkill County Firewire)

Blog at

Up ↑