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Friday, July 3, 2015

The Summit Hill School Board hired Kathleen Tirpak and Nan Sharpe as census enumerators for the 1962-63 school year at a salary of $100 each and named Jean Breslin as delinquent tax collector.

In other board action, John Watto was reappointed assistant football coach and the Citizens National Bank, Lansford, was appointed depository for the 1962-63 school year.

A notice was received from Nan Jenkins, assistant superintendent of Carbon County schools, informing the board that Mrs. Fada, school nurse, has been given a satisfactory rating.

Friday, July 3, 2015

HARRISBURG (AP) The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office on Wednesday sued the operator of 36 nursing homes in the state, saying the staff at some of the facilities failed to meet residents' most basic human needs, falsified records about care and willfully deceived state inspectors.

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's office filed the 101-page complaint in Commonwealth Court and encouraged others with complaints about Golden Living facilities to contact her health care section.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Reading & Northern Railroad filed suit in Northumberland County Court last Friday against the SEDA-COG Joint Rail Authority.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Editor's note: This article is being reprinted with the correct photo of Michael Atkinson. An incorrect photo was published Wednesday.

Nesquehoning Police are looking for a borough man who is wanted in connection with stealing money from his aunt in May.

Officers issued a felony warrant for Michael Atkinson, 25, of 12 E. Columbus Ave. on June 22.

According to the affidavit, on May 22, officer Richard Neikam was approached by Anita Straubinger and her sister, Mary Feinsilber, who wanted to report a theft.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Fresh water is being pumped into the Tamaqua community swimming pool, which was nearly filled to the top late Thursday, just hours after work crews spent a day removing 400,000 gallons of mud from Tuesday's storm. The next step will be to achieve a chemical balance before the pool can be reopened to the public in the coming days.

Friday, July 3, 2015

HARRISBURG Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-backed bill to privatize the state-controlled sales of wine and liquor on Thursday as well as two budget-related bills, two days after he rejected the main budget bill.

Wolf, a Democrat in his first year, said in a news release that selling off the liquor system was not a good business decision.

Friday, July 3, 2015

The Northern Lehigh Middle School honor roll for the fourth marking period of the 2014-2015 school year has been announced by Jill Chamberlain, principal.

High honor roll

Must have a composite average of 95 percent or above and all individual course averages of 90 percent or above.

Eighth grade: Emily K. Bachman, Charles L. Fleischmann, Cory M. Hammond, Nathan J. Keller, Jamie L. Knerr, Zoe R. Kondravy, Erin V. Rigby, Olivia R. Romig, Aaron C. Rudolph, Calista L. Smoyer, Madyson L. Sterner, Nicholas W. Stinson, Julia S. Thomason, Caleb D. Wanamaker, Molly D. Wilk

Friday, July 3, 2015
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Mary and Bob Dobash practice their water testing techniques.

On a recent Saturday morning a select group of volunteers met with a representative of Trout Unlimited for specialized training in shale gas monitoring of coldwater streams.

The Kidder Township Environmental Advisory Council contacted Trout Unlimited with their concerns over pending construction of the proposed PennEast pipeline.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Meed's Methodist Church, 126 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning is holding a free children's lunch program.

Next week's menu: Monday, chicken nuggets, tater tots, salad; Tuesday, fish sticks, mac and cheese; Wednesday, breakfast for lunch, scrambled eggs, ham, hash browns, OJ; Thursday, spaghetti and meatballs; Friday, grilled cheese, chips and pickles. Every day there is a dessert and drink. All are welcome.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Holly Mordaunt, principal of L.B. Morris Elementary School, has released the honor roll and principal's list for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year.

Honor roll