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Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Michael A. Heery/Special to the TIMES NEWS Lehighton Area School Board hired for several positions on Monday evening for the 2013-2014 school year. Included in those hires are Diane Schnell, second from left, as middle school Title 1 / gifted teacher, and Trevor Miller, second from right, as high school business teacher. Pictured congratulating them are Lehighton Area School District Superintendent Jonathan J. Cleaver, left, and School Board President Rocky Ahner, right.

On Monday evening, Lehighton Area School Board approved several personnel changes for the 2013-2014 school year.

The school board approved the recommendations to hire Angela Harris as elementary school librarian; Trevor Miller as high school business teacher; Diane Schnell as middle school Title 1 / gifted teacher; and Joseph Zarelli as speech therapist.

In addition, the school board approved the recommendation to hire Lucyna Godek as a paraprofessional assigned to East Penn Elementary School.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Michael a. Heery/Special to the TIMES NEWS

WNEP meteorologist Joe Snedeker talks with Suzie Cordes of Mahoning Township and her children, Lyle, age 10; Edie, age 9; and Jed, age 4, on Tuesday morning near Lehighton as he begins day two of Go Joe 16. The annual bike ride raises money for children and young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities at St. Joseph's Center in Scranton. This year marks the 16th annual fundraising Go Joe bike ride.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Elissa Garofalo, chairperson of Leadership Carbon, center, welcomes Patty DeSousa, incoming chairperson for Leadership Carbon, right. Garofalo recently announced that she will be stepping down from her Leadership Carbon post in September. With them is Dawn Ferrante, executive director for the Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation.

Leadership Carbon will soon have a new leader.

Elissa Garofalo, who chaired the program for the last five years, has announced she is stepping down. She will officially pass the chairperson role onto Leadership Carbon Class of 2010 graduate Patty DeSousa when the class begins in September.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The absence of rain means more people are taking to their yards and gardens. Ty Hinkle, 15, of Still Creek in Rush Township does yard work for his grandmother Rebecca Fegley on Church Street in Ryan Township.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS Veteran train conductor Bob Malay, West Penn Township, far right, presents three historic images of steam engines in service in Tamaqua. Also taking part in the ceremony Tuesday at the Tamaqua train station are, from left: retired conductor Donald Kester, Tamaqua; and Yvonne and Richard Sidella, owners of the Vonz Restaurant at the station.

Robert A. "Bob" Malay has spent 42 years with the railroad.

The West Penn Township resident understands the historic importance of rail service in our region and wants to make sure that the steam engines that served Tamaqua will always be part of the community.

On Tuesday, the veteran conductor donated three oversized images depicting Reading Railroad engines #179, 1637 and 985 in service to the Schuylkill County town. All three pictures were taken in Tamaqua.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Newswatch 16 Meteorologist Joe Snedeker bikes through West Penn Township from Tamaqua just before 10:30 a.m. Tuesday as part of his "Go Joe" fundraising bike trek.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Today marks day three of an intensive search for a man who became missing after apparently falling out of his boat early Monday morning at Beltzville Lake in Towamensing Township.

Search operations had to be suspended Monday evening due to weather, but have progressed since.

Around 6 a.m. Monday morning, another boater on the lake heard calls for help and spotted the empty boat, according to Carbon County Communications radio traffic.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a free foot screening from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, at the Blue Mountain Health System Hyperbaric and Wound Care Center at 6th & Iron Sts. in Lehighton.

People with diabetes may be at risk of developing foot problems.Therefore, it is beneficial to be screened, at least annually, to detect the presence of neuropathy, ischemia (an inadequate supply of blood caused by a partial or total blockage of an artery) and/or foot deformity and to reduce the incidence of chronic ulceration, gangrene and amputation.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Riley Unger, 8, uses a baton while she dances with friends at the St. Jerome's Summer Festival held in Tamaqua. Visitors were treated to free entertainment during the event.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured during yesterday's check presentation to St. Luke's Hospital, Miners Campus in Coaldale by Ametek are, l-r, Michelle Achenbach, Human Resources Director, Ametek; Sherry Sinclair, Human Resources Manager, Ametek; and Chad Hammerly, Plant Manager, Ametek; Bill Moyer, President, St. Luke's Hospital - Miners Campus; and Matthew Radzom, Practice Administrator, St. Luke's Urgent Care Center in Jim Thorpe.

AMETEK administrators were given a recent tour of expansion and improvement work at St. Luke's Hospital - Miners Campus in Coaldale.