The Time Machine for Feb. 28, 2014:
- Coal-mine operators once again were calling for the reduction of miners' wages as demand for coal continued to decline. Federal arbitrators were called in on the dispute.
- At the Yoncoskie farm in Seven Points, a corn shredder exploded with tremendous force. Shredder blades and corn husks became missiles, and Pete and Anthony Yoncoskie, both in their 20s, were seriously injured and taken to Sunbury, where they were hospitalized. A third brother, Edward, was missing, and authorities thought he might be wandering in the wooded areas near the farm, suffering from shock.
- In Philadelphia, state police arrested Devon Davis, bringing to 10 the number of persons arrested in a regional burglary ring headquartered in Pottsville.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt was the new president and his Cabinet appointees included some names which would be legendary: Jim Farley, the postmaster general from New York; Henry Wallace, the agriculture secretary from Iowa; Frances Perkins, the labor secretary from New York, and the first woman cabinet member ever, to name a few. In addition, William Woodin, a millionaire industrialist and Berwick native, was named secretary of the treasury.
- John Macheski of Exchange was named fire chief of Mount Carmel and borough council wasn't happy. They wanted a local chief. They approved Macheski because he had been a member of the department for a long time, but said they would approve no non-borough candidates in the future.