Five area people were among 38 who were admitted into the ARD (Accelerated Rehabilitated Disposition) Program, Tuesday afternoon at the Schuylkill County Courthouse. The program is reserved for first offenders who committed non-violent crimes and by accepting the terms imposed by a judge they can clear their criminal record by completing the sentence. Distirct Attorney James P. Goodman made the motion to admit them into the program which was granted by President Judge William E. Baldwin who imposed the sentences as follows:

George Semko, Jr., 56, of 112 Gay Street, Tamaqua, charged by Trooper Timothy Keating with dui (driving under the influence) on Route 309 in West Penn Township last May 27, was placed on probation 12 months, assessed $500 to defray the cost of the ARD program, pay $300 to SAE (Substance Abuse Education) fund, $50 to CJEA (Criminal Justice Enhancement Account), $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, perform 10 hours community service, pay a $50 monthly fee for each month on probation, attend alcohol highway safe driving school and receive outpatient counseling. A charge of depositing waste on a highway (tossed out beer can) was nol prossed.

Susan M. Whalen, 55, of 1246 Tumbling Run Road, Tamaqua, charged by Corporal Duane Frederick, Rush Township Police, with possession of drug paraphernalia when stopped on Tuscarora Park Road in Barnesville last June 26 was placed on probation 12 months, assessed $350, pay $100 To SAE fund, a $50 probation fee and perform 10 hours community service. A charge of public drunkenness was nol prossed.

Marissa Stevens, 21, of 11 Nolania Road, Barnesville, charged by Trooper Brent Spleen with theft of video game from Game Stop Video Game Store, Schuylkill Mall, on July 30, 2009, placed on probation 12 months, assessed $350 and pay $50 monthly probation fee.

Crystal Joy Milner, 24, of 210 East Ridge Street, Coaldale, charged by Chief David Mattson, Tamaqua Police, with endangering welfare of children, placed on probation 12 months, assessed $350, pay $50 monthly probation fee and perform 10 hours community service.

Karissa Coleen Wade, 19, of 10 Water Street, New Philadelphia, charged by Trooper Mario Pompei with dui when stopped on Kaska Road, Blythe Township last June 9, placed on probation 12 months, assessed $500, pay $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, a $50 monthly probation fee, perform 10 hours community service, attend safety school and driver's license suspended 90 days.

Harry F. Yordy, 38, Pottsville, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 SAE, $50 CJEA, $50 probation fee, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, safety school and 10 hours community service.

Frank Ray Allen, 43, Ashland, possession of a small amount of marijuana, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $100 to SAE fund,. $50 to CJEA, a $50 probation fee and 10 hours community service.

James P. Petrilla, Hazleton, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $50 probation fee, attend safety school, receive outpatient counseling, perform 10 community service and driver's license suspended 60 days.

Philip Robert Scheuren, 26, Ashland, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, $50 probation fee, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service and driver's license suspended 60 days. On a charge of failing to drive at a safe speed and on roadway laned for traffic was fined $50 plus $127 costs.

James Anthony Donmoyer, 46, Pine Grove, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Debra Ann Kistler, 55, Schuylkill Haven, theft of food items from Hess Catering Service, Schuylkill Haven, while an employee; 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $50 probation fee and 10 hours community service.

Kaitlyn V. Bostwick, 18, Blandon, Pa., possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, 12 months probation, $350 asessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $50 probation fee and 10 hours community service.

Richard George Ferguson, 23, Schuylkill Haven, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, $50 probation fee, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Linda Ann Geiger, 50, Cressona, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $50 probation fee, 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Sonja Lee Karkanica, 22, Deer Lake, giving false report to police about domestic assault, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $50 probation fee and 10 hours community service.

Neil James Klinger, 22, Auburn, possession of a small amount of marijuana, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA and 10 hours community service.

Alexia Ann Rodriguez, 21, Pottsville, gave false name to police, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $50 probation fee and 10 hours community service. On a charge of public drunkenness was fined $100 and costs.

Crystal Marie Delong-Jones, 38, Pine Grove, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, $50 probation fee, 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days. On a charges of failing to drive on roadway laned for traffic and at safe speed fined $50 plus $127 costs.

Betty Trout, 49, Schuylkill Haven, corruption of minors and selling or furnishing alcohol beverages to minors, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $50 probation fee and 10 hours community service.

Craig Roy Umbenhauer, 47, Pine Grove, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $50 probation fee, 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 months.

Ty Andrew Wagner, 44, Pine Grove, dui, 12 months probation, $500 asessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 Schuylkill Medical Center, $50 monthly probation fee, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Devon Stewart Evanousky, 20, Ringtown, dui and possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $30 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, $50 probation fee, attend safety school and receive outpatient counseling.

Stephen Gill, 29, Mahanoy City, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernlia, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $100 to SAE fund and $50 probation fee.

James Albert Herb, 52, Tremont, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, a $50 monthly probation fee, 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days.

Joseph Sean O'Neill, 27, Ashland, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, $50 probation fee, attend safety school, receive outpatient counseling, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Eric Michael Petritsch, 30, Mahanoy City, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, $50 probation fee, attend schooling, 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days.

Brian Earl Readinger, 34, Schuylkill Haven, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $50 probation fee, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 30 days.

Zachary Scott Himmelberger, 18, Port Clinton, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $50 probation fee, attend schooling, undergo intensive outpatient treatment. submit to randum urine screening, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 90 days.

Corissa L. James, 29, Schuylkill Haven, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund,. $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, $50 monthly probation fee, attend safety school, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Kenneth E. Johnson, II, 38, Nuremberg, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, a $50 monthly probation fee, 10 hours community service, attend safety school and license suspended 60 days.

Steven Daniel Krammes, Schuylkill Haven, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, $50 monthly probation fee, 10 hours community service, attend safety school and license suspended 60 days.

Alisha Jean Lake, 19, Hazleton, possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia in McAdoo, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $50 probation fee, $176 to Bethlehem Regional Lab and perform 10 hours community service.

Christa Marie Lopez, 25, Shenandoah, retail theft of $14,68 in merchandise from Redner's Warehouse Market in Shenandoah, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $50 monthly probation fee and perform 20 hours community service.

Phylicia Adanna Phillip, 19, Pottsville, selling or furnishing alcohol beverages to minors, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $50 probation fee and perform 10 hours community service.

William John Salen, III, 31, Tremont, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund, $50 to CJEA, $50 monthly probation fee, attend safety school,10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Thomas Randall Scott, 53, Schuylkill Haven, dui, 12 months probation, $500 assessment, $300 to SAE fund,. $50 to CJEA, $60 to Schuylkill Medical Center, $50 monthly probation fee, perform 10 hours community service and license suspended 60 days.

Dylan Gregory Wilson, 21, Valley View, possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $100 to SAE fund, $50 probation fee and $113 to Bethlehem Regional Lab.

Eric Scott Wortman, 35, Minersville, retail theft of soda and cigarettes from Turkey HIll Mini Mart in Branch Township, 12 months probation, $350 assessment, $50 monthly probation fee, 20 hours community service and make restitution of $5,493.80.