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A man who admitted to a threat at the Schuylkill County courthouse in October will serve 30-60 months in state prison on a charge of criminal use of a communications facility. Todd A. Dohner, 49, of Pine Grove, pleaded guilty on April 1 before Judge James Goodman to two felony counts each of criminal use of a communications facility, disorderly conduct and terroristic threats.
State police at Frackville have charged a Carbon County man who gave false information to buy a gun in Rush Township. Jonathan Patrick Feisel, 46, of Lansford, was charged Tuesday with unsworn falsification/firearms act violation, a felony. According to police, on Nov. 9, 2014 Feisel tried to buy a gun at 39 Plaza Drive and failed the background check. He had falsified several pieces of information about his background on the form required to buy the firearm.
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PV relay team, Hay star
SHIPPENSBURG - None of the four members of Pleasant Valley's 1600-meter relay team knew what to expect heading into Saturday's Class AAA final. The quartet of Aliem Hoousendove-Jackson, Nyiem Nevarez, Tyson Calhoun and Khai Samuels entered the PIAA Track and Field Championships as the 23rd overall seed in the event out of 27 teams with a time of 3:28.65. But on Friday afternoon, the group surprised many with a second place finish in their preliminary heat with a time of 3:20.92, good enough to...
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News Denise Frey, a registered dietitian with Blue Mountain Health  System, shows a portion-control plate to members of the  Faith-Paced Walkers Club. The plate is 7 inches wide and features pictures demonstrating that half of each meal should include fruits or vegetables.
The Faith-Paced Walker's Club recently hosted a nutrition question-and-answer session with Denise Frey, a registered dietitian with Blue Mountain Health System. The group meets regularly at the Weissport canal to walk and share fitness and nutrition tips. "I think you're all to be commended for being in a group like this, and to be concerned about walking and being active," said Frey.
Travis Tritt will perform at Penn's Peak next Thursday.
Country music superstar Travis Tritt will perform at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on May 28. No sky is bluer, no air crisper, no leaf greener than after a storm, and Tritt is adding a musical addendum to that list with the release of "The Calm After ..." Part metaphor and surprisingly literal, the title is reflective of a fresh and focused start for one of the most successful and acclaimed musical creators of his era. "I feel so humbled and blessed to be where I am right now," says Tritt, who...