David Mekeel, The Reading Eagle

David Mekeel

The Reading Eagle

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Past articles by David:

Students show off their scientific prowess at Reading-Berks Science and Engineering Fair

The 71st annual fair is being held this week at Albright College. → Read More

Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro’s first budget proposal makes education a priority

Gov. Josh Shapiro makes pubic education a priority in his state budget plan. → Read More

Berks COVID data remains low

The weekly update from the state shows low levels of cases, hospitalizations and other data. → Read More

Newly elected state Rep. Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz shares her story to celebrate International Women's Day

Newly elected state Rep. Johanny Cepeda-Freytiz shares her story to celebrate International Women’s Day. → Read More

High-speed broadband internet now available in Chester County and southern Berks

Kinetic by Windstream is now offering high-speed broadband internet in the Morgantown region. → Read More

Co-founder of violent Reading gang gets life in prison, plus 10 years

The co-founder and leader of a violent Reading gang will spend the rest of his life in federal prison. → Read More

Kutztown and Alvernia universities sign doctorate program deal

KU biology graduates will be able to continue their education in Alvernia’s doctoral program. → Read More

3 Berks high schools raise $138,000 to help battle pediatric cancer

Students at Wilson, Gov. Mifflin and Wyomissing high schools held Mini-THON events. → Read More

Berks and Chester intermediate units get federal funding for preschool programs

The intermediate units are getting nearly $5 million for their Head Start programs. → Read More

Berks school districts gets gift of 30,000 disinfectant wipes

Brandywine Heights School District received the wipes as part of a grant from a nonprofit group. → Read More

Student mental health, staffing shortages and finances biggest concerns for Pennsylvania schools, new report says

Berks school leaders agree with assessment of statewide report. → Read More

Admiral Rachel Levine discusses the national opioid epidemic in talk at Kutztown University

The assistant secretary for health for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services spoke at the college’s 19th annual social work community forum. → Read More

Weekly COVID data for Berks continues to be low

Cases and hospitalizations are down in the weekly data update. → Read More

Willow Creek Elementary School students learn the importance of reading

Guest speakers share with the kids how they use reading every day in their jobs. → Read More

Connecticut man charged with forging checks at Berks banks

A total of more than $7,000 in checks were cashed at three branches, investigators say. → Read More

Former West Reading police officer federally indicted in fraudulent body armor scheme for a second time

Marco DeCamillo was sentenced to a year in federal prison in 2018 on an identical charge. → Read More

Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association makes donations to Salvation Army

Local Salvation Army corps have received $6,000 from the Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association. → Read More

Active shooter hoax creates terror for parents of Wilson High School students

Parents are on edge until officials determine the initial report was a hoax. → Read More

Weekly Berks COVID data remains steady

The county only saw small fluctuations in cases, deaths, hospitalizations and other data. → Read More

Penn State Berks raises more than $36,000 for THON

Six Penn State Berks students participated in the fundraising dance marathon in State College. → Read More