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Friday, April 6, 2012

April 8 through April 14 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week in Carbon County.

On Thursday, the county commissioners adopted a proclamation, announcing that next week will honor the men and women who take 9-1-1 emergency calls and dispatch police, fire or emergency medical services personnel.

Friday, April 6, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Weatherly Area School Superintendent Thomas McLaughlin congratulates senior student Erin Hollingsworth, who was named a co-winner in the EPA's 2011 Earth Day Poster Contest. Hollingsworth collaborated with Rachel Heister, a Weatherly 2011 graduate, on the winning poster.

Two Weatherly Area High School students, one who graduated and one who will graduate this year, were selected as prize winners in the Environmental Protection Agency's 2011 Earth Day Poster Contest. Rachel Heister and Erin Hollingsworth collaborated on the poster and recently received their prize, a satchel filled with items related to the EPA's mission to protect human health and the environment.

Rachel is furthering her education at Philadelphia University, while Erin is a member of the WASH Class of 2012.

Friday, April 6, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a homicide that occurred in the Schuylkill County community of Mahanoy City.

Troopers said a 48-year-old white male was found dead at 408 W. Center St. Troopers said the victim, whose name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin, was found Thursday evening. He was pronounced dead at 8:45 p.m., troopers said. They said he died sometime between March 31 and yesterday.

Reportedly borough police officers found the body about 8 p.m.

Friday, April 6, 2012

The public is invited to a flag-raising ceremony to be performed by the Panther Valley Junior ROTC at the Coaldale Complex, Sixth and Phillips streets, Coaldale. The ceremony will begin precisely at noon on April 10. The large 12-feet by 16-feet American flag will be folded in the prescribed manner by the JROTC at the Panther Valley High School.

Friday, April 6, 2012
Way to go, Casey

Casey McArdle, almost 7, was so happy and proud of having just won his match at his wrestling tournament but this Grandest Kid is a winner all the time, as far as his grandparents are concerned. They say "Way to go, Casey." He is the Grandest Kid of Bernie and Linda McArdle and Hugh and Maggie Dugan, Jim Thorpe. Casey's parents are Katie and Jeff McArdle. He attends first grade at St. Joe's Regional Academy. He is also the Great Grandest Kid of Mrs. Norma Nothstein, Jim Thorpe. All are very proud of him.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Judith Sabol, 32, whose last known address was 113 S. Oak St., Summit Hill, faces charges from an incident which occurred on March 2, 2011 at 500 W. Bertsch St., Lansford. Charges were filed by Lansford Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Paul Walck, 22, of 345 W. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place between Feb. 2 and 4. Charges were filed by Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick.

Walck is charged with sexual assault, aggravated indecent assault, corruption of minors (all felonies), and indecent assault. He was arraigned before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek, of Lansford, on April 4 and committed to prison under $100,000 bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 11.

Friday, April 6, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Residents at the Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center spent time recently decorating and coloring about 100 dozen eggs for the Tamaqua Keystone Fish and Hunt Club's free community egg hunt to be held at the club on Saturday. The hunt, for children upto age 12, starts at 1 p.m. Registration is at 12 p.m.From left are residents Margaret Flail from Tamqua, Jean McElmoyle from Summit Hill, Ann Cook from Tamaqua, center activity aid Tara Marzen, residents Marie Fox from Locust Valley, and Frances Taddonio from Tamaqua.

Residents at the Hometown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center spent time recently decorating and coloring about 100 dozen eggs for the Tamaqua Keystone Fish and Hunt Club's free community egg hunt to be held at the club on Saturday. The hunt, for children upto age 12, starts at 1 p.m. Registration is at 12 p.m.From left are residents Margaret Flail from Tamqua, Jean McElmoyle from Summit Hill, Ann Cook from Tamaqua, center activity aid Tara Marzen, residents Marie Fox from Locust Valley, and Frances Taddonio from Tamaqua.

Thursday, April 5, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Dr. Barry Follweiler, M.D., operates his Blue Mountain Medical Associates practice at Blue Mountain Health System's Palmerton campus.

A new practice has opened at Blue Mountain Health System's Palmerton campus.

Blue Mountain Medical Associates is located on the second floor, Suite 257, of the hospital, at 135 Lafayette Avenue.

The staff consists of Dr. Barry Follweiler, M.D., who is board certified in internal medicine, as well as Carol McGinley, PA-C, and Marie Geiger, PA-C.

Follweiler said his practice accepts patients who are covered by medical assistance, as well as those who are uninsured.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pleasant Valley School District board of director Steve Borger received some good news at the last PVSD school board meeting. In a new vote, concerning the girls' softball volunteer coach for the 2011-2012 year, he was voted in as a volunteer coach for the Varsity/JV girls' softball team.