Tuesday, February 9, 2016
     
JIM THORPE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT: Early dismissal, HS: 1 p.m.; LBM and PKC: 1:30 p.m.; No PM Pre-K or afterschool activities LEHIGHTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT: Early dismissal due to the pending weather. The High School and Middle School will dismiss at 1 p.m. and the elementary schools will dismiss at 1:45 p.m. All after school activities are canceled. PALMERTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT: Early Dismissal/JR/SR 1 p.m.; Elementary, 1:45 p.m., no p.m. kindergarten PANTHER VALLEY: Early dismissal; HS 12:30...
A Port Royal man was cited by Tamaqua Police on Jan. 24. Officers were on patrol at 4:38 a.m. when they noticed a man sleeping in a vehicle in the area of Elm and Water streets. The car’s headlights were on and the engine was running. The man behind the steering wheel was identified as Bo Reed, 23, of Port Royal. Reed was mumbling incoherently, stringing together words and numbers. When questioned, he had no idea as to why he was in Tamaqua, and said he was supposed to be building roller...
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True-second place Northwestern 34, Lehighton 30 285 – Jacob Murray (NW) dec. Xander Smith, 6-2. 106 – Nate Kemmerer (L) pinned Zach Anderson in 1:08. 113 – Logan Pagotto (L) dec. Ryan Haas (NW), 4-2. 120 – Zach Kemmerer (L) dec. Baily Wehr, 10-7. 126 – Quentin Bernhard (NW) pinned Tyler Dunbar in 0:56. 132 – Jarret White (NW) won by forfeit. 138 – Ryan Dengler (NW) maj. dec. Chris Whiteman, 10-2. 145 – Tegan Durishin (L) dec. Jackson Bernhard, 8-6...
Galen Glen Winery, 255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, has partnered with chocolatier Steve Evans, of Lancaster, to create two new chocolate truffles made from their award-winning wines.
LOS ANGELES — The investigative journalism drama “Spotlight” won the top prize at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday, while awards favorites Brie Larson and Leonardo DiCaprio won the top acting prizes for “Room” and “The Revenant.” Both actors won Golden Globe Awards and are considered front-runners for the Academy Awards, too.