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A Lehighton man has been arrested for a sexual assault that occurred when he was a teenager. David W. Conway III, 30, of 5455 Pohopoco Drive, was charged with four counts of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and two counts sexual assault, all felonies; and two counts of indecent assault, a misdemeanor, by Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith after the victim, who is now 23, reported the assault, which happened between 1998 and 2001.
A Tamaqua woman was cited on May 7 after she was found sleeping it off on a porch on Mauch Chunk Street. Police were dispatched to 44 Mauch Chunk St. at 11:35 p.m., where they found Joann Faust, 55, of 336 Reilly Ave., in a highly intoxicated condition. After they woke her, officers convinced Faust to accept a ride to her home. She was cited for public drunkenness.
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bob ford/times news Tamaqua's Harold Moll slides safely across the plate as the ball gets away from Northwestern catcher Tyler Wiik.
For Tamaqua's Brett Kosciolek, it was anything but a normal game. But to be succesful, the senior knew he had to approach it like it was any other ordinary day. Pitching not only with a heavy heart but also with his team's season on the line, the right-handed hurler kept his emotions in check and delivered arguably the best outing of his career. Kosciolek, dealing with the recent loss of his grandmother, finished with a one-hit shutout to lead the Blue Raiders to a 2-0 victory over Northwestern...
Michael Edward O'Donnell, Ph.D, former Jim Thorpe resident, will hold a book signing of his most recent book, "O'D II: Life's Lessons You don't need a reason to help someone," at the Dimmick Memorial Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. O'Donnell is a longtime member of the faculty and administration at Clinch Valley College/University of Virginia and a 1960 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School. His first book, "O'D: A Memoir Fifty Years of Teaching and Travel," was published in 2014. A third...
Travis Tritt will perform at Penn's Peak next Thursday.
Country music superstar Travis Tritt will perform at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on May 28. No sky is bluer, no air crisper, no leaf greener than after a storm, and Tritt is adding a musical addendum to that list with the release of "The Calm After ..." Part metaphor and surprisingly literal, the title is reflective of a fresh and focused start for one of the most successful and acclaimed musical creators of his era. "I feel so humbled and blessed to be where I am right now," says Tritt, who...