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Thursday, January 12, 2012
Al Zagofsky/special to the times news

Members of the 2012 board of directors of the Mauch Chunk HIstorical Society include, left to right: front row, Brooke Au Buchon, vice president; Nicol Schreiber, treasurer; Steve Hlavka, president; Janet Hermann, secretary; Lynda Wolfe; and back row, Mary Bogin, Susan Sterling, Joe Wetzel, Jack Sterling, Neil Bogin, and Helen Van Pelt. Board members Dan Hugos, Bill Allison, and Ron Rabenold were not available for the photograph.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The murder trial of Ernest Troy Freeby, 36, the Lansford man accused of killing his estranged wife and then disposing of the body, continued Wednesday with the jury panel hearing testimony from five more witnesses, including three police officers.

Freeby has been charged with criminal homicide and tampering with evidence. He is accused of killing Edwina Atieno Onyango, 34, on Dec. 9, 2007, in the coal bin of the basement of his Lansford home, and disposing of the body. Her body has never been found.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Pottsville McCann School of Business and Technology will be hosting a "Team U" Open House Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Jan. 14, 2012. This campus wide open house is an opportunity not only for prospective students to get more information about the campus, but also for the members of a student's support system to gain learn more as well.

Thursday, January 12, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Justin Moll of Tamaqua, calms "Willie", a Jack Russell terrier, as veterinarian Kathryn Kropp of Companion Animal Hospital in Tamaqua prepares to give him a shot. AHEDD helped Moll secure his first job out of high school.

A growing number of local employers are recognizing that workplace diversity allows them to do more than just survive.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Pleasant Valley graduate Meredith Thomas of Gilbert has received a singular honor. She was named the Lions District 14U Leo of the Year for the 2010-2011 Lions Year.

Thursday, January 12, 2012
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The Hazleton office of Fine Line Homes earned the Top Performing Office of the Year award for 2011. The award is based on sales goals, number of homes started and sales volume. Lori Gordon was named Top Housing Consultant for 2011 after leading all consultants in sales volume. Site built homes are value priced through volume purchasing and constructed from five locations including Harrisburg, Lewisburg, Hazleton, Sayre and State College. Tim Donahue, Craig Kemmerer, Lori Gordon and Janet Gerhard are shown with the Top Performing Office award.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tamaqua's Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) is seeking to fill two vancancies.

The council-appointed volunteer positions provide an advisory representative regarding community projects and development activities. Advisory members participate in reviewing and planning of all activities related to the Community Development Program within the borough and periodically review the implementation, monitoring and evaluating of plans, such as housing assistance.

Thursday, January 12, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Palmerton Area High School students who participated in the Future Business Leaders of America Regional Competition last month include (front row, l-r) Lydia Anthony, Amy Hudock, Laurel Seemiller, Danielle Eastgate, Vanessa Evans, Erika Hudock (back row, l-r), Chuck Sterling, Aleks Everett, Ryan Lipfert, Alex Miller, Kyle Meyers, Karl Pielmeier, and Morgan Mummey. Students not pictured are Charles Debski and Jessica Pereira.

Some students really know how to make a splash.

Take, for instance, the Palmerton Area High School students who recently participated in the Future Business Leaders of America competition.

Kerry Palumbo, instructor, told members of the school board recently that 32 students sat for the regional exams, all of whom placed in the Top 10 in their respective categories.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Carbon County Central Labor Chapter will meet on Monday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. at the AMVETS in Lansford.

The Chapter will meet in the upstairs meeting room to discuss the action plan for 2012.

The Labor Chapter speaks for working families in Carbon County and any retired or active union member may attend the meetings.

For more information call Terry Whiteman at (610) 379-0162.

Thursday, January 12, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Lansford Borough solicitor Michael Greek, left, swears in new council member Samantha Yasson at a public meeting Wednesday.

Lifelong Lansford resident Samantha Yasson is borough council's newest member.

Council members who attended the public meeting Wednesday voted 3-1, without discussion, to appoint Yasson to serve the remaining two years of former president Adam Webber's term in office.

Council members Mary Kruczek, Lenny Kovach and president Rose Mary Cannon voted to appoint Yasson; Tommy Vadyak was opposed, and Andrew Snyder and Danielle Smith were absent.