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Thursday, December 2, 2010
Special to the TIMES NEWS Mountain Karate Academy was awarded three honors by the Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association the weekend of Nov. 13, during their 23rd annual convention's prestigious awards dinner, held in Pittsburgh. From left are. Master Paul Maglionico, "Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts Grandmaster; John Kanzler, and Master Rich Gross. Master of the Year. Also receiving an award was Master John Fagliarone, Master Instructor of the Year.

Mountain Karate Academy was awarded three honors by the Eastern U.S.A. International Martial Arts Association the weekend of Nov. 13, during their 23rd annual convention's prestigious awards dinner, held in Pittsburgh.

Receiving awards were Master Paul Maglionico, awarded "Outstanding Contribution to the Martial Arts", Master Rich Gross, awarded "Master of the year", and Master John Fagliarone, awarded "Master Instructor of the year".

Thursday, December 2, 2010
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

County Line Road in Mahoning Township was under water Wednesday after the waters of the Mahoning Creek went over its banks.

Thursday, December 2, 2010
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Mahoning creek in West Penn Township, Schuylkill County, left its banks Wednesday morning because of heavy rains sweeping through the area. The photo was taken off a bridge which carries Valley Park Road over the swollen creek.

Thursday, December 2, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS The Borough of Tamaqua received five bids for the demolition of this property at 311 Orwigsburg Street.

It will cost the Borough of Tamaqua at least $30,000 to tear down a dilapidated Orwigsburg Street property, according to bids submitted for the work.

The borough received five bids for the demolition of a house at 311 Orwigsburg St. The bids were opened at the borough hall Wednesday afternoon.

The targeted property is located in the borough's South Ward, in a block near Tamaqua Area High School.

Thursday, December 2, 2010
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

The Ladies Auxiliary to R. W. Fritzinger VFW Post 7215 Walnutport collected enough food from their 7th annual Thanksgiving Food Drive to donate to six families in need in the community for a complete Thanksgiving meal, including a turkey and a ham for each family. They collected food items and donations at the Pathmark and Redner's grocery stores and can't thank the people enough that donated for all their help.

Thursday, December 2, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lauren Oertner

The Slatington Women's Club announced that Lauren Oertner is October's Girl of the Month.

Lauren is a member of the Cross Country team, Basketball team, runs track, and is a member of Student Council (Vice-President), Interact, SADD, and Honor Society.

She has a three-time varsity letter in three sports (basketball, cross country, track), Honor Society, Penn State Lehigh Valley Leadership Conference Nominee, Distinguished Athlete Award from the United States Marine Corps.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Grocery, heating and gas bills may be rising like hot air balloons, but West Penn Township's property tax will likely stay the same for another year.

Supervisors on Nov. 23 approved a tentative 2011 spending plan that calls for the property tax to stay at 4.75 mills. That means the owner of a home whose taxable value is $25,000 would continue to pay $118.75 in annual township real estate tax next year.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The rash of burglaries in Tamaqua continues, as three businesses were reportedly broken into overnight. As of press time, Tamaqua Police were gathering evidence from the RF Family Hair Care Salon, 120 W. Broad St.; the M and I Deli on North Railroad Street; and the I Said Read Me Book Store, 14 W. Broad St. The merchants were doing inventory to see what, if anything, was taken. All three businesses were forcibly entered.

Last week, burglaries were committed at Tommy's Restaurant, the Station Fitness Center and the Restaurant at the Station.

Thursday, December 2, 2010
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A motorist escaped serious injury Thursday morning in Summit Hill after encountering a patch of "black ice" on the White Bear hill. The crash occurred at 6:30 a.m. as the driver was traveling north on SR902. The motorist struck a large patch of ice which covered both lanes of the roadway. The vehicle entered the right berm impacting with a dirt embankment causing it to roll onto its roof. Summit Hill police are investigating the incident.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A late-fall storm that whipped through the region Wednesday dumped about 4 inches of rain in some areas, flooded roads and basements and knocked down trees and power lines.

As of 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, a downed utility pole along Route 895 near a PPL substation left 4,924 customers in East Penn Township without electricity. At the same time in Schuylkill County, power had been restored to 261 customers, with 287 still without electricity, mostly in the Pine Grove area.