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Saturday, November 22, 2014

A construction worker was struck by a vehicle at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday in a bridge construction zone at the 76.6 mile marker of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The incident happened in the northbound lane, about one mile north of the Mahoning Valley interchange in Franklin Township.

The Turnpike Commission spokeswoman Marilyn Doyle said the man was conscious and alert, and was taken by Lehighton Ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He had non-life-threatening injuries, she said.

The man works for Guidemark, a sub-contractor on the project.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Bear season opened today and Kaylee Seashock got her first-ever bear today.

Kaylee, 16, of Henryville, bagged this 125-pounder near Hypsie Gap Road in Monroe County.

Send us your hunting photos and we'll post them.

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Saturday, November 22, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

John McArdle, left, speaks to students at Panther Valley Elementary School about fire safety. Wearing firefighting gear are assistant chief Trajan Koerbler and firefighter Josh Jacobs. McArdle said he introduced the children to firefighter gear so they wouldn't be frightened if an actual emergency occurred involving them.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A construction worker was struck by a vehicle at about 11:30 a.m. Saturday in a bridge construction zone at the 76.6 mile marker of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The incident happened in the northbound lane, about one mile north of the Mahoning Valley interchange in Franklin Township.

The Turnpike Commission spokeswoman Marilyn Doyle said the man was conscious and alert, and was taken by Lehighton Ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. he had non-life-threatening injuries, she said.

The man works for Guidemark, a sub-contractor on the project.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Palmerton teenager missing since Thursday returned home early Friday, state police say.

Jon Snyder, 15, was reported missing shortly before midnight Thursday by his father, John Snyder, who told police he had last seen his son at 7 a.m. Thursday.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Results for the 2013-2014 school year.

Jim Thorpe Area

L.B. Morris Elementary School: 69.0

Penn-Kidder Campus: 79.7

Jim Thorpe Area High School: 88.2

Lehighton Area

East Penn Elementary School: 77.0

Franklin Elementary School: 76.7

Mahoning Elementary School: 87.7

Shull-David Elementary School: 79.9

Lehighton Area Middle School: 75.7

Lehighton Area High School: 78.3

Northern Lehigh

Peters Elementary School: 80.7

Slatington Elementary School: 75.6

Northern Lehigh Middle School: 72.3

Saturday, November 22, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Firefighters from several departments responded to a smokey fire at a dwelling on Water Street in Nesquehoning.

Heavy smoke damage was reported to a residence on West Railroad Street in Nesquehoning during a fire call Friday night.

The incident happened at about 9:30 p.m. when a neighbor report smoke in the affected home.

Dense smoke was evident inside the house.

Nesquehoning police were the first emergency responders on the scene. They said they attempted to enter the home but reached only the first floor before being driven back by the smoke.

Firefighters were seen carrying a mattress from the house.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS On Monday, Jim Zanders, left, of Lehighton, presented band leader Tommy Dorsey's early, hand-carved baton to Bill Harleman, president of the Lansford Historical Society.

It's a Thanksgiving surprise almost too good to believe for music lovers, historians and everybody.

An exquisite hand-carved baton, owned and used by legendary band leader Tommy Dorsey, has been found inside a Lansford house and was presented to the local museum for the cultural enrichment of the community.

Lansford Historical Society President Bill Harleman and history buff Jim Zanders of Lehighton met Monday to officially present the baton for safekeeping and to ensure the item stays in Carbon County.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Times News file photo All three Panther Valley schools scored below 70.0, the number tabbed for acceptable achievement.

The measuring stick for public schools in Pennsylvania is the School Performance Profile. Locally, 28 out of 35 school buildings scored above 70.0, the number tabbed for acceptable achievement, according to results recently released by the state.

Jim Thorpe Area High School was the highest scoring school in the area at 88.2.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
special to the times news

The teacher education department at Misericordia University recently inducted seven students into the Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. Inducted into the honor society, seated from left, are Kara Kiska, Ashley; Janet Castrignano, Hanover Township; and Jacqueline McMullen, Tamaqua; standing from left, Taylor Burak, Shavertown; Brianna Oswald, Lehighton; Olivia Blandina, Exeter; and Nicole Hunsinger, Kingston.