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THROOP, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man is dead after a headstone fell on him while he and his wife were decorating a relative's grave for Easter. Police say the 74-year-old Scranton man died after being struck Monday at Saint Joseph's Cemetery in nearby Throop. A cemetery caretaker tells WNEP-TV (http://bit.ly/1GHfbnF) the couple visits the grave several times a year and tie a cross to it each year. Caretaker Ed Kubilus says the bases of headstones often sink when the ground thaws, making them...
A Monroe County man is facing a charge of retail theft. Pocono Mountain Regional police said at 5:14 p.m. March 16 they were dispatched to the Rite Aid pharmacy in Mount Pocono for a male who fled the store following a theft incident. The report stated he fled in a black vehicle with New York state registration. A patrol unit observed the vehicle matching the description and stopped it. It was a 2005 Infinity sedan.
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bob ford/times news Lehighton's Grace Shanton (left) and Jim Thorpe's Devon Matz compete in the girls 100 meter high hurdles.
A harsh winter has made life difficult for many track and field teams so far this spring, with practices often held indoors and meets frequently postponed. The uneven schedule has made life even more complicated for coaches looking to sort out their rosters, trying to maximize every event. And while many aspects of their squads are still unsettled, the picture became at least a little bit clearer for both Jim Thorpe and Lehighton on Friday afternoon in the Schuylkill League opener for both...
Dustin Roth and Jill Andrews
The engagement of Jill K. Andrews of Jim Thorpe and Dustin Roth of Lehighton has been announced by their parents. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Jason and Pearl Sheckler of Jim Thorpe. She is a 2010 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School. She is currently enrolled at LCCC and will graduate in 2016 with a degree in business management. She is currently employed at Atlantic Home Loans of Bethlehem. The prospective bridegroom is the son of Jeff and Sandie Roth of Lehighton. He is a 2007...
CHICAGO (AP) – Oprah Winfrey will auction off paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence next month. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers said Tuesday that the proceeds will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, which tries to prepare disadvantaged high school-aged girls to be future leaders. The auction house plans a preview exhibit starting April 16. The auction will be held April 25, with bidding in person and online.