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Wednesday, March 6, 2013
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Jackie Nalesnik, a Carbon County resident and volunteer EOC staff member, makes a telephone call to a school to inform them that the severe weather emergency exercise is completed and they can resume daily operations.

Carbon County officials recently took part in a statewide Severe Weather Emergency Exercise at the county 911 Communications Center.

A handful of volunteers made up of county EMA personnel, county residents, two commissioners, a mayor, and an amateur radio operator gathered in the conference room Thursday to complete the exercise, which was held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's Severe Weather Emergency exercises.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lehighton inventor, Racye Miller, plans to unveil her fledgling home product, the Toilet Bib Splash Guard, this Thursday on Anderson Cooper's nationally syndicated Anderson Live television show. Miller foresees a time when her product will be "coming to a toilet near you."

Lehighton inventor, Racye Miller, plans to unveil her fledgling home product this Thursday on Anderson Cooper's nationally syndicated Anderson Live television show.

More than 300 samples of her product, the Toilet Bib Splash Guard, has been tested at friends' homes over the past several weeks. Miller foresees a time when her product will be "coming to a toilet near you," she said.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

The Over 60 Club of Palmerton will meet at noon on March 19 in the borough hall, 401 Delaware Avenue, Palmerton.

The program is "Falling and Health Safety".

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

A 19-year-old youth was found guilty by a jury in Schuylkill County court Tuesday of all nine criminal charges lodged against him following the burglary and murder of a Mahanoy City man last April.

He now faces life in prison.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Three persons were sickened Tuesday afternoon when they were apparently overcome by carbon monoxide poisoning at their place of employment, Technical Process and Engineering along SR443 in Mahoning Township. The incident began when the three were transported to the Lehighton hospital and treated for their symptoms. When it was learned they had high amounts of carbon monoxide in their blood, hospital officials notified the Carbon County Communications Center. The Mahoning Valley and Lehighton fire companies were dispatched to the site as well as the Mahoning Valley ambulance.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Among those on hand for a news conference Tuesday at Blue Mountain Ski Area to return five training sleds to their U.S.A. Luge owners include Mike Miller, of Northampton County, who found the sleds on his way home from work, his children, Lilly, 9, Michael Jr., 4, and Emma, 6, Gordy Sheer, director of marketing and sponsorship for the United States Luge Association, and Theresa Buckley, of Allentown, a member of the USA Luge Junior National Team.

Reunited and it feels so good.

That was the sense of fulfillment Gordy Sheer no doubt felt as he regained a handful of training sleds that fell out of a truck last month after a Luge Challenge at Blue Mountain Ski Area.

Sheer's moment of reconciliation took place at a news conference Tuesday afternoon at the ski area in Lower Towamensing Township, where he met the man responsible for finding and returning the sleds.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

During a legislative conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Housing and Redevelopment Agencies, Senator David G. Argall (R-29) pressed the need for redevelopment projects to create additional good-paying, private sector jobs in Pennsylvania's small towns and large cities.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Firefighters placed soak barriers to help soak up the diesel fuel after one tractor trailer rear-ended another on Interstate 81 yesterday evening.

One northbound lane of Interstate 81 in Delano was closed a couple hours Tuesday evening near mile marker 132 after a wide-load tractor trailer carrying a loaded flatbed trailer crashed into the back of another tractor trailer hauling two truck tractors. A hazardous materials team was also called to the scene.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Simon Bandzi Sr., Slatington, received a Pennsylvania House of Representative Citation on Feb. 27 from Julie Harhart (R-Lehigh/Northampton), who sponsored the citation and was signed by Samuel H. Smith, Speaker of the House. It was in recognition of his 90th birthday (Feb. 12) and for his service to his country during World War II. He served under Gen. Patton and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.