Month: April 2016

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.”


Hubley hires new counsel for Act 537

By Rebecca Zemencik, Managing Editor

SACRAMENTO – Hubley Township Board of Supervisors have hired the law firm of Rhoads and Sinon LLP, Harrisburg, to represent the township in the appeal of the Hegins and Hubley Twp. Joint Act 537 sewer plan.
The motion was made during a township meeting held Monday at 5 p.m. Supervisors Robert Barr, Frank Krammes and Keith Masser were all in agreement to hire the firm.
On Friday, March 25, John G. Dean of Elliott Greenleaf, P.C. Scranton, counsel for Hegins Township filed a motion objecting to Attorney Paul Datte, representing Hubley Township, on the grounds of conflict of interest in regards to the appeal of the Act 537 plan filed by Concerned Citizens: Roger Wetzel, William Wolfgang, Kenneth Richter, Kenneth Graham and Harry Mausser.


Williamstown boy shoots brother over girlfriend

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Dakota Thornton

WILLIAMSTOWN – State police at Lykens were summoned to the 100 block of Autumn Drive, for a homicide early Wednesday morning, March 30.
Police say 15-year-old Dakota Thornton shot and killed his 18-year-old brother during a dispute over the brother’s girlfriend.
They said Dakota Thornton of Williams Township is being charged as an adult with homicide for the death of Dominick Thornton. The killing occurred just before 2 a.m. in the 100 block of Autumn Drive, investigators said.