Ron Devlin, The Reading Eagle

Ron Devlin

The Reading Eagle

Reading, PA, United States

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Past articles by Ron:

I-81 snow squall crash victim: ‘It was the worst thing I ever saw in my life’

“I was following a tractor-trailer that had lights on it and, all of a sudden, it took a sharp right turn,” Bill Wickwire recalled. “Next thing you know, we were bounced around li… → Read More

Strong measures enacted against infantile paralysis in 1916 [History Book]

Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a disabling and life-threatening disease caused by a virus that infects the spinal cord, causing paralysis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It → Read More

Reading Adler newspaper editor was beaten for his anti-Federalist views [History Book]

John Schneider, the editor who was beaten, was part owner of the Reading Adler, a German-language newspaper in Reading. → Read More

The Horatio Trexler Mansion was a 19th century Reading landmark [History Book]

The fine home was a stately mansion built by Horatio Trexler, a Reading banker and iron master, after the Civil War. → Read More

Celebration of Reading Adler's 100th anniversary in 1896 was a grand affair [History Book]

First published on Nov. 29, 1796, the Der Readinger Adler (Eagle in German) was the oldest German-language newspaper in the U.S. on its 100th birthday. → Read More

Berks man recounts his service aboard Navy ship on D-Day

Kenneth Kern, 95, of Kutztown served aboard Navy LST-25 that transported tanks, trucks and British troops to Gold Beach during the invasion → Read More

Berks County's economy booms after World War I [History Book]

In 1920, Berks County industries churned out $239.1 million in goods, the largest amount in the county’s history, → Read More

Berks Book Bonanza donation period ends June 9

Berks Book Bonanza, a sale of 100,000 used books, is set for July 9-11 in the Berkshire Mall. → Read More

Berks veteran of 3 wars is buried with military honors

James Alfred "Al" Zweizig, a Hamburg native, was buried with military honors in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. He died in January at age 99. → Read More

3,200-square-foot flag hoisted in Tilden Township

Hamburg firefighters and local officials raised the flag Saturday morning at Gander RV & Outdoors in Tilden Township. → Read More

High-flying disc dogs compete in Muhlenberg Township for a spot at world championships

They come from all over the East Coast to compete on an unseasonably cold day → Read More

Boyertown Main Street program receives national accreditation

Building a Better Boyertown met rigorous performance standards to receive the accreditation. → Read More

Reading Times ran a Memorial Day tribute on front page in 1921 [History Book]

This tribute appeared on the front page of the Reading Times on Memorial Day 1921. → Read More

Reading man recalls tragedy on USS Nimitz 40 years ago

Tim King reflects on the tragic loss of lives and the inherent danger of operating one of the largest warships in the world. → Read More

Exeter Area Food Pantry makes 1st food distribution at new location

Exeter pantry distributes food to 230 families at new location in Lausch Administration Building. → Read More

Berks' Rosie the Riveters honored in exhibit at Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles

The exhibit, "A Rosie Outlook: WWII and the Girls with a Star-Spangled Heart," opens Saturday. → Read More

Reading department store magnate was a rags-to-riches story [History Book]

Calvin K. Whitner, founder of one of Reading’s premiere department stores, died 100 years ago this month. → Read More

Sen. Judy Schwank hosts free shredding event at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading

The free community event is scheduled for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. → Read More

Fire that displaced Colebrookdale family ruled accidental

The fire started in the attic area of the house, a state police fire marshal said. → Read More

Berks County libraries offer Summer Quest programs

Summer Quest programs are set to begin in libraries throughout Berks County in June. → Read More