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Saturday, March 29, 2014

A new therapy modality is now being offered to eligible residents at Weathewood Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Therapy Manager Wendy Echerveria and several members of her therapy staff became certified to provide this treatment technique referred to as (LSVT)Big and Loud Therapy. This innovative technique combines physical, occupational, and speech therapies and specializes in the treatment of neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and Down syndrome, as well as stroke victims.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Three Panther Valley police officers received letters of commendation for the professionalism they exhibited during a recent shooting incident.

They are Lansford Sgt. Jack Soberick and Summit Hill officers Todd Woodward and Jeffrey Ohl.

The letters were presented by Lansford Mayor James Romankow, who attended meetings of Lansford Borough Council and Summit Hill Borough Council to praise the police responders.

The incident for which they were commended happened on Saturday, Feb. 22, when two individuals were shot at a home on West Patterson Street.

Saturday, March 29, 2014
Rodney Gilbert, Lehighton "No, I haven's seen much coverage on television so far."

Have you been interested in the Pa. governor's race?

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Spring is here, the first crocus lifts her head to greet the afternoon sun, says Barbara Daskal,about this photo she submitted. You can see your photo printed here. Just upload your photos at Go to the gallery section on our home page and click on the "Submit a Photo" link.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cindy Nevenglosky, left, a teacher in the Panther Valley High School business education department for 35 years, receives certificate of appreciation from Rosemary Porembo, superintendent of schools, during the meeting of thePanther Valley School Board. Nevenglosky is one of three employees of the district retiring. The others are Carolyn Maury, who has been with the district for 22 years as a special education teacher, and Michael Kracum, who worked in the maintenance department for 11 years.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Two Lehighton residents are facing charges after items allegedly stolen in a Summit Hill burglary were sold to a Lehighton business.

Stephanie Lill, 26, of 318 1/2 Northeast Alley, faces charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft, and receiving stolen property.

Randy Edgar, 32, also of the same address, was charged with receiving stolen property.

According to Joseph Fittos Jr., chief of police in Summit Hill, a burglary of a residence had occurred on Feb. 26.

Fittos said various items were taken during the burglary.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch in effect from 2 p.m. Saturday to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Forecasters are predicting periods of rain today and heavy rain tonight.

Between one and three inches of rain is anticipated before tapering off Sunday morning.

Temperatures are expected to remain above freezing.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Want to help Pennsylvania 4-H programs win a $10,000 STEM sponsorship?

According to the National 4-H Council, HughesNet, a national provider in broadband satellite equipment, is joining the council to try to inspire young people to pursue careers in science, technology engineering and mathematics, by hosting a $10,000 science sponsorship for the state with the highest participation rates. The campaign also aims "to help identify 4-H alumni and encourage their support for initiatives across the country."

Saturday, March 29, 2014
In-Laws Barbecue in Gilbert is now open for business, serving slowly smoked meats and other delectable menu items.

You can finally look forward to going to the in-laws for dinner, thanks to Mary Ellen and John Bingman of Saylorsburg, who have opened In-Laws Barbecue in Gilbert.

With a motto of "slow is pro," the main features on the menu are smoked meats including pulled pork, beef brisket, ribs and chicken. Sides range from cole slaw, baked beans, green beans with bacon, mac 'n' cheese, french fries and salads. Fried mac 'n' cheese wedges and homemade corn bread may quickly become your new favorites. They have root beer and birch beer on tap.