Day: April 7, 2016

WV’s Bordner signs with Wilkes

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer


ROB WHEARY/Staff Photo Williams Valley senior Landon Bordner signs a letter of intent to play men’s volleyball at Wilkes University in the spring of 2017 on March 30. Joining him at the signing ceremony are his parents, front row, Mike and Tracy Bordner; back row, Williams Valley athletic director Randy Russelavage and assistant girls’ volleyball coach Kristen Palmerio.

TOWER CITY — For Landon Bordner, the thought of playing college athletics was something that truly appealed to him. A chance to do something never done before is even more attractive.
Bordner signed a letter of intent on March 30 to play men’s volleyball for Wilkes University for its first season as an organized program under the NCAA Division III banner.
“Volleyball is something that I’ve always enjoyed the team aspect of and I’m very excited that we are going to be the pioneers of this sport at the school,” Bordner said.


Dominick Q. Thornton

Dominick Q. Thornton, 18, of Williamstown, died Wednesday, March 30 at his home.
Born in Harrisburg, April 13, 1997, a son of Brenda Adley Thornton, Williamstown and the late Joseph Thornton.

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Mary A. Teats

Mary A. (Shatto) Teats, 84 , of Linglestown Road in Harrisburg died Thursday, March 31.
She was born on March 22, 1932 in Millersburg the daughter of the late Charles E. and Myrtle C. (Hoffman) Shatto.

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Fire damages Hegins home



A firefighter from the North End Fire Company, Pine Grove, walks along an aerial ladder unit to go through the smoke and ventilate the roof to fight a fire at 159 West Mountain Road, Hegins, which broke out about 2:30 p.m. Monday damaging the structure.

By Rob Wheary, Staff Writer

HEGINS – One hour earlier, Steven Schwalm was eating his sandwich inside his home before heading back to work.
“I ate, took the dog out to do his business, and then brought him back in and went back to work,” Schwalm said. “I got a call an hour later saying, ‘You got to get home, your place is on fire.’ “
The 2:33 p.m. fire Monday is believed to have started in the basement of the single-family dwelling at 159 W. Mountain Road and started to move up into the walls quickly.
“Chief Radel and the Sacramento first responders on scene found heavy smoke pushing out of the roof and the rear of the building,” Hegins Valley Fire Rescue chief Doug Williams said Monday. “There was heavy fire in the basement that extended into the walls and ascended into the attic.”