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Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced its unaudited operating results for the first half of fiscal year 2013-14.

PLCB wine and spirits sales totaled $949.6 million for the six-month period ending Dec. 31, 2013, a 3.4-percent increase over the same period in fiscal year 2012-13.

Both wine and spirits sales showed growth when compared to the same period in 2012-13. Wine sales increased by 3.4 percent, while spirits sales increased by 3.3 percent at Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores.

Saturday, February 15, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Jason Breidinger, Immediate Past President of the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce, proudly accepts a check donation in the amount of $1,095 from Marlyn Kissner, Executive Vice President, Northern Region, Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carbon Chamber and Economic Development. The grant is for Northern Lehigh Future Focus to continue to enhance its

A park that serves as the community hub in Slatington will be further enhanced upon the receipt of a $1,095 grant.

The donation will enable Northern Lehigh Future Focus to continue to revitalize the streetscape along Main Street, as well as beautify Slatington Memorial Park, located at the site of the former Slatington High School at Main & Second streets.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lansford borough will be doing curb to curb plowing beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday. All vehicles must be moved from the odd-numbered side of the street. On Sunday, the borough will continue curb to curb plowing on the even-numbered side of the street. Vehicles must be moved to avoid being ticketed and/or towed.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The visitors center inside the Old Mauch Chunk Train station in Jim Thorpe will not be open for guests this weekend.

Carbon County Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, said Friday that some outlets, cable and other necessary electrical items are still needed before everything is ready in the station.

Originally, the renovation project was supposed to be completed by this weekend.

The new expected reopening of the center is March 1.

People visiting Jim Thorpe this week for the borough's Winterfest will be able to use the restrooms inside the station.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Palmerton Fire Chief is asking all property/homeowners to shovel out any fire hydrants on their property, especially the connectors facing the street.

The deep snow has covered many hydants. FIrefighters need to access the hydrants in the event of a fire.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

The biathlon's military origins help explain why countries such as Russia, Norway and Sweden are still dominant in the sport.

It was France's Martin Fourcade who won gold and Jean Guillaume Beatrix who earned bronze in the 12.5-kilometer pursuit at the Sochi Olympics.

On the women's side, Darya Domracheva of Belarus earned her second gold medal of the Sochi Olympics on Friday by winning the women's 15-kilometer individual race.

Domracheva, who also won the 12.5K pursuit earlier in the week, missed one target before finishing in 43 minutes, 19.6 seconds.

Saturday, February 15, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Hotel Jonas may find new purpose and be a transitional home for homeless veterans through the VALOR Clinic Foundation.

New life may be in store for the landmark Jonas Hotel on Scenic Drive, Kunkletown.

It could become the temporary site of transitional housing for homeless veterans.

It would be the first official site for the VALOR Clinic Foundation. The foundation is in the stages of trying to purchase the landmark property with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's approval. The sale would include furniture, fixtures and equipment still inside the building.

Friday, February 14, 2014

A truck stuck in the snow blocked access to the ramp on Route 248 near Palmerton just before noon today. Traffic was backed up on Route 248.

Friday, February 14, 2014
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS  Christy McGeehan and 7-year-old Harmony Berk try to get their sled going down 6th Street in Jim Thorpe Thursday morning.

Let the clean up begin!

The strongest winter storm to hit the region is gone, dropping between nine and 19 inches across the TIMES NEWS coverage area as it moved through Thursday.

Residents, municipalities and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are now trying to dig out and figure out where they are going to go with all this snow.

Nesquehoning reportedly had about 11 inches of snow early this morning. Lansford had approximately a foot, and 11 inches was recorded in Weissport.

In Monroe and Lehigh counties, residents were "treated" to even more snow.

Friday, February 14, 2014

When we get hit with multiple storms, it isn't enough to clear your sidewalks and decks.

The crushing weight of almost three feet of heavy, wet snow collapsed a section of metal awning on the EconoLodge on Route 940 in Kidder Township on Thursday.

There were no injuries, and guests were quickly evacuated.

Local fire companies went to the hotel to make sure everyone was safe.

The collapse of the awning, which sheltered a second story walkway, happened around noon.