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Monday, January 23, 2012
Ronald Rabenold

Ronald Rabenold, a resident of Franklin Township, Lehighton, has announced his candidacy for State Representative in the 122nd Legislative District. He is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in the April 24 Primary Election.

Monday, January 23, 2012
West Penn Fire Company captain Ed Boerner, kneeling, is helped by a fellow volunteer firefighter while preparing to shoot water into a portion of the blaze.

Despite a quick response by firefighters, the West Penn Archery Club in New Ringgold was completely destroyed by a fast-moving blaze last night.

The club, a landmark in the community since around 1960, is used regularly for club events and community organizations, including church groups, 4H groups, the Schuylkill County Turkey Federation and others.

Emergency personnel were dispatched to the fully-engulfed structure fire on Archery Club Road at 7:43 p.m.

Monday, January 23, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Corabel, 1, and her brother Maximus, 4, children of Manny and Carla Najarro, help their mom and dad shovel snow from their sidewalk on Greenwood Street in Tamaqua.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Four area residents were among 14 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in the Schuylkill County Court and were sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes.

Monday, January 23, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Rush Township police responding to the scene of a reported crash found this vehicle into the woods off of Ben Titus Road in Hometown late Saturday. Police found the driver, John Cherba of Weatherly, outside Still Creek Tavern, located less than a mile from the accident. Police say charges for leaving the scene of an accident are pending. Responding in addition to township police were Tamaqua Rescue Squad and Hometown Fire Company. Township fire police volunteers detoured traffic around the scene while the vehicle – a grey Acura Legend sedan – was removed.

Monday, January 23, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

After Saturday's quick-hitting storm, Bertsch Street in Lansford became a beehive of activity as people began shoveling out.

Saturday, January 21, 2012
PHOTO BY BRANDON TAYLOR In the past few years, as part of the Chinese government's initiative to turn Hainan into the "Hawaii of the Orient," money has poured in for massive construction projects on everything from resorts and hotels to infrastructure and other accommodations.

Migratory birds seem to have it all figured out: in the winter when it gets cold, they pack up and fly south to warmer climates. Unlike my feathered friends, when the cold sets in, my winter jacket comes out, and I begin a four-month stint of brooding and whining about Beijing temperatures.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) announced that his staff will hold a casework day in Carbon County from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Jan. 26. The event will be held in the office of state Rep. Doyle Heffley, 110 N. Third St., second floor, Lehighton.

During the casework event at the office, Toomey's staff will be available to help constituents who are having problems with federal agencies and programs. Carbon County residents are encouraged to bring documents they have received from federal agencies related to their issues.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Environmentally conscious businesses, organizations and individuals have until Jan. 30 to apply for the 2012 Governor's Environmental Excellence Award, the Department of Environmental Protection said.

The award is open to any Pennsylvania business, government agency, educational institution, individual or farm that has created or participated in the development of a project that promotes environmental stewardship and economic development.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

In yesterday's story titled Live Training Vital for Area Firefighters, the address of the dilapidated property was listed as 215 West Broad Street in Tamaqua. It should have read 215 West Spruce Street.