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The following school delays and closings are in effect today: Pleasant Valley and all Monroe County schools closed today. Lehigh Carbon Community College closed today. CCTI: closed Jim Thorpe: closed Lehighton: closed Northwestern Lehigh: closed Palmerton: closed Panther Valley: closed Tamaqua: closed Weatherly: now closed. Check back for updates.
The Lehigh County coroner's office is seeking the next of kin of Gary R. Munson, 60, of 1327 W. Chew St., Allentown. Munson was pronounced dead on Tuesday at his residence at 4:45 p.m. He died from natural causes. Anyone with family information is requested to contact the coroner's office at 610-782-3426.
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Tamaqua's Dylan Rynkiewicz battles Caleb Clymer of Northwestern during last weekend's Class AA Southeast Regional. Both 138-pounders will be competing at this week's state tournament in Hershey. Bob Ford/Times News
This is it. With the start of the PIAA Wrestling Championships at the Giant Center in Hershey less than 24 hours away, the tournament that high school wrestling fans from across Pennsylvania have been waiting for is here. With 15 Times News area wrestlers qualifying for this year's Class AA tournament, there will be no shortage of action to follow over the course of the three-day event.
Blue Mountain Health System will offer two food and nutrition health fairs in recognition of National Nutrition Month. The fair at the Palmerton campus will be held from 10 a.m. to noon March 25, in the cafeteria at 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton. The Gnaden Huetten fair will be held from 10 a.m. to noon March 31, in the hospital's ground floor lobby, 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton. The 2015 theme is "Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle."
Times News file photo Bret Michaels, lead singer of Poison, will be appearing at Penn's Peak on April 16.
Ten more concerts for 2015 have been announced at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, including Poison lead singer and TV star Bret Michaels, country stars Clint Black and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and the return of Three Dog Night. Tickets for seven of the shows go on sale this weekend to the general public. The concerts are: Ÿ April 16 Bret Michaels (Tickets on sale March 6 at 10 a.m.). Ÿ April 17 Mary Chapin Carpenter, with special guest Lunasa. Tickets are available.