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Monday, February 9, 2015
Nothstein

Republican Carbon County Commissioner Wayne Nothstein of Lehighton seeks a fifth term in office.

An active member of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, he served on the County Governance committee since 2001. He served on the Military & Veterans Affairs Committee since 2010 as chairman and currently vice chairman. He has also served on the resolution committee and CCAP board of directors.

Monday, February 9, 2015
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Folks around the region were greeted with icy windshields and mirrors this morning. For the most part, main roads were OK for the morning commute, but the sidewalks and parking

lots were dangerous. The sleet and freezing rain was expected to transition to snow, and

the arctic temperatures will return by Thursday.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Local school district administrators have had plenty of late nights and early mornings deciding whether classes will be affected due to bad weather.

When snow days start to mount, as they often do in Pennsylvania, districts can be faced with a time crunch squeezing in the required 180 school days.

The Pennsylvania House Education Committee recently passed legislation that would give districts flexibility in making up days.

Monday, February 9, 2015

In public comment at the Towamensing Township Feb. 5 meeting Diane Conner expressed a hope that the supervisors will sign a resolution on the agenda helping residents with the PennEast pipeline issue.

Her hope was fulfilled. However, before the vote Supervisor Tom Newman read three items that he thought should be given consideration.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Marian Catholic High School in Hometown has released the names of students earning honor roll status for the second semester of the 2014-2015 school year. To be eligible for distinguished honors, a student must earn 93 percent or better in all major subjects. First honors is awarded to those students who earn a 90 grade point average, with no grade lower than an 87, while an 85 or better grade point average, with no grade below an 82, is needed for second honors.

Distinguished Honors

Juniors Connor Dodson, Deaynna Koskulitz, Kaitlin Kowker;

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Schuylkill County U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency has completed its annual county committee election. Dennis Marbarger was re-elected to represent farmers from Blythe, Branch, Cass, New Castle, Norwegian, North Manheim, Reilly, Schuylkill, South Manheim, Walker, Washington, Wayne and West Brunswick townships on the county committee.

For local administrative area: Dennis Marbarger, was elected to the COC; Elizabeth Leiby, first alternate; George Vaupel, second alternate.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The moment many Lehighton residents have waited for is here.

Dates have been set for the borough's 150 Celebration, to be held over an eight-day period next year.

The celebration will take place from Saturday, June 25, 2016, through Saturday, July 2, 2016. The committee is working on a tentative schedule of events.

Autumn Abelovsky, secretary, said the borough's 150 Celebration Committee has set aside the days to embrace the borough's beginnings, as well as to remember all of the notable milestones over the past 50 years.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The Rush-Ryan-Delano Senior Citizens meeting scheduled for Tuesday has been canceled.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Rep. Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton) is hosting a seminar for parents to learn about higher education financing options and gather other helpful college planning information.

The seminar will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, at Northampton Area High School from 7-9 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The school is located at 1619 Laubach Ave. in Northampton.

To register call 610-760-9805, or email jnestor@pahousegop.com and leave a name, telephone number and the number of people attending.

Registration is also available online at www.JulieHarhart.com.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The American Psychiatric Association provided tips for dealing with trauma:

ŸWhen something happens, remember that your reactions are normal. You may find that you react to sights, sounds, smells and textures that were present at the time of the crime and which remind you of the incident.