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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Weatherly Area School District Math Team was thrilled to win both a first and second place in the Nov. 8 Bloomsburg University High School Math Competition. More than 50 teams competed. The Weatherly High School Math team won first place in the Brain Teasers competition and second place in the Math Quizbowl competition. The first place prize was a $30 Barnes and Noble gift certificate for each student and a plaque for the high school. The second place prize was a $25 Barnes and Noble gift certificate for each student and a plaque for the high school.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Menbers of the McCann School of Business and Technology Human Services Club presented funds raised from their "Homelessness Awareness Event" to Ted Dreisbach, executive director of Schuylkill Comunity Action. On hand for the event were Alexis Lafey, Angel Kloine, Dreisbach, Amber Wagner and Amanda Hartz, McCann Human Services Program Director.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Vinny Chitswara/Special to the Times News

Late Sunday night, emergency crews were dispatched to mile marker 138 on interstate 81 north just outside McAdoo to an overturned vehicle with entrapment. Responding were McAdoo fire companies and ambulance. Rescuers had to extricate the single person from the vehicle, a blue Honda Civic. A landing zone was set up at the intersection of Washington and Lincoln Street in the borough of McAdoo. The patient was taken via MEDEVAC 4 to Lehigh Valley Trauma Center. Also responding were State Police, Delano Fire Police and others.

Monday, November 14, 2011

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Jay Paterno took his father's usual spot on the team bus, following the starting quarterback off when Penn State arrived at the stadium.

The scene Saturday looked comfortably familiar, even if everything has changed.

Athletes often talk of the playing field being their sanctuary, the one place they can go to shut out the distractions good and bad of real life.

If ever a team and its fans needed an escape, it is Penn State.

Monday, November 14, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Darlene and Richard Nothstein of Palmerton showcase the Northern Arizona University Alumni Association's Joe and Marie Rolle Spirit Award, which was presented to Richard Nothstein for his work to recognize and honor our country's veterans who are affiliated with the university.

A Palmerton man who has served as a goodwill ambassador for his tireless efforts to honor local veterans has been heralded by his college's alma mater.

Richard Nothstein was recently recognized with the prestigious Northern Arizona University Alumni Association's Joe and Marie Rolle Spirit Award as part of a ceremony at the university.

Nothstein, who along with fellow NAU alumnus John Clark, were the recipients of the award for their work to recognize and honor our country's veterans who are affiliated with the university, said he was extremely humbled by the distinction.

Monday, November 14, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Firefighters were quick to contain the heavy smoke in the home.

Firefighters were called to 154 E. Walter Street in Summit Hill just after 3 p.m. Saturday after the home became filled with heavy smoke.

Not knowing the cause, firefighters entered and searched for any sign of fire. Upon further investigation, officials determined it to be burnt chicken.

Firefighters placed large exhaust fans at multiple exit and entry ways to expel the heavy smoke. Responding in addition to Summit Hill police, were firefighters from Summit Hill, Lansford and Coaldale fire company. Summit Hill, Lansford and Coaldale fire police also responded.

Monday, November 14, 2011
Vincent Chitswara/Special to the Times News

McAdoo firefighters were called Sunday morning to a tire fire located in the reclaim area north of the water authority building in Kline Township. Both McAdoo's engine and brush truck responded. This was the third tire fire the fire company responded to in the past week. Anyone with information on any of the fires is encouraged to call McAdoo police at (570) 929-2590.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Increased postal rates, established by the 80th Congress, will take effect Jan. 1. Special delivery rates will be boosted from a minimum rate of three cents and maximum rate of 35 cents, depending upon the weight, to a minimum of 15 cents and a maximum of 45 cents. Money orders now sold for between six cents and 22 cents, depending on the amount up to $100, will be upped to a minum of 35 cents. Postages on third class male, now one and one-half cents for two ounces or fraction thereof, will be boosted to two cents for the first two ounces and one cent for each additional ounce.

Monday, November 14, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Mahanoy City firefighters Todd Dunlap and Ed Peel spray foam on hot spots inside the home.

A woman was badly burned and many of her pets are dead following a fast-moving fire that destroyed a two-story home in Mahanoy Township around 7:45 a.m. Saturday.

Firefighters were called to 14 Suffolk Road (Route 54), about one mile west of Mahanoy City, for a house fire with possible entrapment. When firefighters arrived, they could see flames shooting out the back of the home.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 School Board accepted a grant of $11,250 from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to reduce underage and dangerous drinking, in action taken at its monthly meeting held at the Maple Campus in Norwegian Township. Under terms of the agreement the IU will provide a 25 percent matching funds.