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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Three people charged with murder and another charged with assaulting a police officer have preliminary hearings scheduled in district court.

Oliver L. Trizarri, 21, of 645 N. Sixth St., Reading, and Stanley E. Kralik, 17, of 114 First St., Coaldale, are charged with the brutal beating of a Coaldale man more than a year ago.

Both are charged by state police at Frackville with one felony count each of criminal homicide, first-degree murder, third-degree murder, robbery, aggravated assault and theft, along with two felony counts of conspiracy.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

State legislators are taking another run at a bill that would revise the process by which school districts are partially reimbursed for large construction projects.

House Bill 210, introduced by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, would replace PlanCon (also known as the "Planning Construction Workbook") with a new system called ArcCon, which stands for the "Accountability and Reducing Costs in Construction Process."

Last week, the legislation passed the House Education Committee.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Nesquehoning man who said he was kidding when he threatened Panther Valley School Board members with physical violence, and thus was permanently banned from board meetings as well as school property, has filed a formal objection to a federal judge's recommendations that favored the school board's actions.

John Barna, 82, filed his objections on Monday through his lawyer, Gary D. Marchalk of Tamaqua.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Class breakfast

A reminder to members of the Jim Thorpe Are High School Class of 1967. There will be a class get together for breakfast at the Boulevard Drive-in, Lehighton at 10 a.m. Monday. All former classmates are invited. Spouses are welcome also.

Members of the Class of 1969 will attend as well.

Bible study

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Drexel University economic impact study estimates design and construction of the proposed PennEast natural gas pipeline will provide a $1.6 billion economic benefit and support just over 12,000 jobs.

The projection, released Monday, includes $740 million in wages, in addition to revenues and investments to regional and state economies in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, where the natural gas pipeline would be located.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Paul F. Hoffman, 41, of Lehighton is seeking the Democratic nomination for Carbon County coroner in the May 19 primary election.

The coroner is charged with determining the cause and manner of in deaths that occur within their counties. Hoffman has extensive medicolegal death investigator training, as well as management experience. He worked for the Lehigh County coroner's office for 15 years before his departure in 2014.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Zion Lutheran Church, 101 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua, will sponsor a pork and sauerkraut dinner on Feb. 17. Hours will be 4 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes pork, homemade sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, hot dogs and homemade doughnuts. Cost is $9 for adults and $4.50 for children.

For tickets or more information, call Shirley at 570-668-0623.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Linda Gallo Marchalk of Tamaqua will seek the Republican nomination for Schuylkill County treasurer in the May 19 primary election.

If successful in the November general election, she would replace Republican Jacqueline V. McGovern, who has announced she will retire at the end of this year after 20 years in office.

Marchalk announced her candidacy after consulting with McGovern.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Every year, the Better Business Bureau serving metro Washington, D.C., and eastern Pennsylvania hears from thousands of consumers and business owners about a variety of scams and frauds.

Many are new twists on existing scams, but scammers get more sophisticated every year in how they spoof trusted names and how they fool consumers.

There is a science to scams, and it may surprise you to know that scammers use many of the same techniques as legitimate sales professionals.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Two of the local dogs shown at the Westminster Dog Show in Madison Square Garden have been awarded second place ribbons for their breeds.

Journey, a Chow-Chow owned by Karen Tracy of Franklin Township, and Envy, a Chinese Shar-Pei bred by Jan Kolnik and Pat Zimmel-Roach of Lehighton, both won "Best of the Opposite Sex" titles. The title is awarded to the top dog with the opposite sex of the breed winners.

Only the top dog advances in the two-day competition, which is considered the Super Bowl of dog events.