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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pleasant Valley senior Skyler Gabriel presented a video for his senior graduation project to the Pleasant Valley School District board of directors at the Thursday meeting. He was a volunteer at the district's summer reading and math camp and made a video of the activities.

The Pleasant Valley School District board of directors voted (8-0, with Robert Serfass absent) to approve:

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Monroe County man is being sought by police for the machete attack on two of his relatives Wednesday morning.

Pocono Mountain Regional police are seeking Paul A. Brown, 47, of 426 Northampton Road, in the Pocono Farms Community in Tobyhanna for an attack on two relatives at their home.

Police were dispatched to several locations in the Pocono Farms Community about 7:10 a.m. Officers received calls for an assault involving a machete in the area of Devon and Northampton roads.

The victims were identified as Matthew Brown, the suspect's son, and Diana Brown, his wife.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

There was no shortage in personnel actions regarding police officers Wednesday evening as one part-timer's resignation was accepted and two part-time officers were hired during Mahoning Township's supervisor's meeting.

Part-time officer Chris Conarty's verbal resignation was accepted on a 3-2 vote by the board although as part of the motion they requested a written communication be forwarded to Conarty to acknowledge in writing he has resigned.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Workers of C.M. High Inc., of Myerstown, installed traffic signals at the intersection of Route 209 and Bridge Street to direct traffic during the detour while work on the Thomas J. McCall Memorial Bridge took place. The signals will be turned off Friday when the detour is lifted.

A traffic signal at the intersection of the Weissport Bridge will soon be only a memory.

Ronald J. Young Jr., district press officer of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, said Wednesday afternoon that the signal currently installed at the intersection of Route 209 and Bridge Street as part of the Thomas J. McCall Memorial Bridge detour will be turned off when the detour is lifted.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

A Nesquehoning man is facing multiple charges following incidents on Monday.

Police identified the suspect as Michael Kristen Peters, 42, of 7 E. Railroad St.

According to police, at 2:33 a.m. Monday patrolmen Dane O'Brien and Carl Breiner were dispatched to 106 W. High St. for a report of an unknown person attempting to enter a motor vehicle. The officers were met by the complainant, Mark Sniscak, who said he was awakened by the alarm on his vehicle and saw an unknown man running eastbound on West High Street.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Eldred Township is getting an additional 30 days from the Pleasant Valley School District to complete all the inspections on the former Eldred Elementary School before it takes ownership.

Township solicitor Michael Kaspszyk reported that he has been negotiating with the district on the reverter issue.

An inspection of the underground fuel tank will be conducted Friday. Radon testing is discretionary, Kaspszyk said.

"Everything's in the works," he said.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Suicide prevention is near and dear to the hearts of the organizers of Dudefest, a day of food and fun devoted to raising awareness of a serious problem. The Sixth Annual Dudefest was held in late August at the West Penn Rod and Gun Club in memory of Cory McCarrollof Tamaqua. The event was created by McCarroll's sister, TaraStauffenberg of Tamaqua, to hope save other families from the pain and sorrow of suicide. Proceeds are donated to the Schuylkill County Suicide Prevention Task Force.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

HARRISBURG The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced revenue at Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores reached $2.24 billion in fiscal year 2013-14, a $67 million or 3.2 percent increase compared with fiscal year 2012-13. The PLCB paid a record $526 million in liquor tax, sales tax and transfers to the general fund, a year-over-year increase of $13 million.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The rhetoric that's careening around the Pennsylvania gubernatorial race sounds as if it could be part of a movie trailer for a summer blockbuster.

In a world where Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett's education secretary is deleting her emails and Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf has been guarded about his company's tax returns, everybody's got something to hide. At least that's the impression dueling news releases and television commercials can leave with the casual observer.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Special to the Times News

Herb Klotz, right, of the Allentown West Rotary Club, with Dave Mohr, of the Slatington Rotary Club, recently made a presentation

the Slatington club, describing their support of the Engineers