Thursday, April 24, 2014
     
A proposed firing range on the Broad Mountain in Nesquehoning is under review in the borough. On Tuesday evening, the Nesquehoning Zoning Hearing board listened as Frank Shubeck, the Carbon County Prison work release director, outlined the firing range, which would be built by the county on county-owned property and used strictly by corrections officers at the prison, the county sheriff's office and probation officers. The hearing was to see if a zoning permit would be issued for the project.
The theft of an all-terrain vehicle is being probed by state police at Lehighton. Troopers said Barbara Ventolo, 69, of 19 Masters Trail, Albrightsville in Carbon County, reported a 2013 gray Kymco UXV500i utility ATV was removed from her property on Sunday, April 20, between 8 p.m. and midnight. Troopers said tracks at the scene suggest the thief backed the vehicle onto Guest Circle and continued north toward Masters Trail. It is not known if the criminal had a key for the vehicle or if it was...
Despite the threat of rain and thunderstorms, several area teams made the most of the afternoon on Tuesday. The Lehighton, Palmerton, Northwestern and Pleasant Valley softball teams all posted victories. BASEBALL No. Schuylkill -Jim Thorpe North Schuylkill earned a victory over Jim Thorpe in a Schuylkill League match up, 8-4. John Rupinski did it all for North Schuylkill with three hits, two RBIs, and three stolen bases in the game. Jake Damiter also fanned nine Olympmian batters on the mound.
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With warmer weather on the horizon, it's time to think about all those great outdoor gatherings that will pop up during the next few months. In addition to holidays, like Memorial Day and Fourth of July, there is usually a host of graduation parties, bridal and baby showers, church picnics, family reunions and just good old get-togethers. With that in mind, it's a good idea to always have a tasty, crowd-pleasing recipe on hand that's easy to make and feeds a lot of people. This salad, which was...
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is a return to form for the action genre. The Marvel Comics superhero sequel wisely eschews an overdependence on computer-generated imagery. Instead, the film concentrates on character development, dialogue scenes between the main characters and several impressive live-action scenes. "Captain America" bristles with the kinetic energy of some of the best of the action-movie genre, including "The Terminator" (1984), "Total Recall" (1990) and "Die Hard" (1988).