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Posts published in May 2018

Canadian hockey player paralyzed in bus crash receiving treatment in Philadelphia

A young hockey player who was paralyzed in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash had come to Philadelphia for specialized spinal treatment.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Group pushing to get electronic cigarettes out of kids' hands

There’s a global call to get electronic cigarettes out of the hands of kids and teens.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Consumer Reports tests best window AC units

Consumer Reports just rated window air conditioners and reveals some top models that won’t break your budget.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Attorney: Wildwood officers arresting client was 'overreaction'

The attorney for the 20-year-old Philadelphia woman who was accused of underage drinking and arrested on a Wildwood beach is speaking out.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

6 puppies rescued from sealed plastic bin in Arkansas dumpster

An Arkansas animal control officer found six puppies inside a sealed plastic bin that had been left in a dumpster.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

NFL player Jermaine Gresham pays student's airport luggage fee so she doesn't miss flight

Delilah Cassidy was in danger is missing her flight but Jermaine Gresham of the Arizona Cardinals came to her rescue.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

Billie Jean King surprise tennis appearance in Center City.

The tennis legend grabbed a racquet for a friendly doubles match at a pop-up tennis event.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

New Jersey sign swept away in Superstorm Sandy washes up on French beach

Almost six years after Hurricane Sandy, signs of its devastation are still visible. Yet one sign, in particular, was discovered in a surprising place — France!
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

BB&T Bank volunteers spruce up Oley Library

The Oley Library was the proud recipient of the BB&T Bank Lighthouse Project. Volunteers from local BB&T branches came to the Oley library, removed old shelving and installed brand new shelving that they purchased for us. They also cleaned the library from top to bottom, taking every book off of every shelf and dusting the entire library!

Source: Berkscounty

Delaware casinos to begin sports betting next week

Delaware officials are planning to begin full-scale sports betting next week, wasting no time after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for states to implement wagering schemes.
Source: Channel 6 ABC Affiliate PA

East Penn ranked in 2018 America's Best Large Employers by Forbes

East Penn Manufacturing Co. is pleased to announce that the company ranks as one of America’s Best Large Employers for 2018 by Forbes and Statista.

East Penn was ranked among some of the largest, most prominent companies in America. The ranking was based off of an anonymous survey given to almost 30,000 employees at companies with at least 1,000 people.

Source: Berkscounty

Royal Wedding Watch Party at Kutztown Community Library

What do gorgeous hats, delicate china cups and saucers, feathered fascinators, cucumber sandwiches, crowns, Corgis, British bunting, wedding cakes and tea all have in common? A royal celebration.

Kutztown Community Library hosted a Royal Wedding Watch Party on May 19, which was attended by 21 women, men and children from the community who gathered to celebrate and watch the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

Source: Berkscounty

Department of Labor recognizes Shoemakersville brick manufacturer for excellence in workplace safety

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has certified Glen-Gery Brick’s Mid-Atlantic Plant as a “Star” worksite in the Agency’s Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP), the highest level of recognition for workplace safety and health excellence.

Over the past three years, the Shoemakersville brick manufacturer recorded an injury and illness rate 21 percent below the industry’s national average.

Source: Berkscounty