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February 2010

Marriage licenses

Friday, February 26, 2010

Carbon County

Gregory Alan White and Melissa Mary Miller, 334 W. Patterson St., Lansford.

Michael Pernell Herman Jr. and Tiffani Marie Christman, 322 S. First St., Lehighton.

Casey Eric Yates and Elizabeth Nicole Hamilton, 2451 Fairyland Rd., Lehighton.

Thomas Andrew Dedinsky and Tina Marie Abbott, 1328 Orchard Lane, Jim Thorpe.

D-11 wrestling tourney now Saturday, Sunday

Friday, February 26, 2010

The District 11 Wrestling tournaments scheduled for today have been postponed.

The tournaments, which were originally scheduled for Friday and Saturday, have now been moved to Saturday and Sunday.

Both the AAA and AA will begin action Saturday at 8:30 a.m. with pigtail rounds. The quarterfinals will take place at 11:30 a.m. with first round consis slated for 1:30 p.m.

Second round consis will start at 5 p.m. with semifinals and third round cosis scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Fourth round consis will follow that at 9:30 p.m.

On this date

Friday, February 26, 2010

February 26, 2003

February 26, 2003 Jen Blasko tallies a game-high 14 points and pulls down five rebounds to help the Marian girls gain a 45-34 victory over Moravian Academy in the District 11 Class A semifinals. Blasko scores six early points in the first quarter as the Fillies, coached by Paul Brutto, jump out to 9-2 lead. Trish McElmoyle finishes with 13 points for the winners, while Alanna Zahora contributes 11.

Basketball playoff ticket sale

Friday, February 26, 2010

The following schools have announced ticket sales for their District 11 basketball playoff games:

PANTHER VALLEY

Panther Valley will be holding a special ticket sale for its boys game which will be played on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Minersville High School at 2:30 p.m..

Tickets can be purchased on Saturday in the athletic office of the high school between 9-11:30 a.m.

The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens. All tickets at the door will cost $5.

TAMAQUA

No 'Storm of Century'

Friday, February 26, 2010

But still tough to handle

Chances are when you woke up this morning, your car was clear of snow thanks to the heavy winds.

Or, maybe your car was almost totally buried under drifting snow.

It was the wind which made yesterday's storm tough to handle. While early weather reports indicated this could be the "Storm of the Century," accumulated totals were less for most of the Carbon-Schuylkill area than the storm on Feb. 16. Road crews, though, found that overnight as the wind increased in intensity, drifting made it hard to keep many roads open.

Receives basic infantry training

Friday, February 26, 2010

Army National Guard Pvt. Paul F. Katona III has graduated from the Direct Fire Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training.

Tamaqua news

Friday, February 26, 2010

Taboo subjects

Schuylkill County VISION will sponsor a free event for parents, grandparents and guardians of children 10-21 years of age. Billed as "Talking With Your Children - No Subject is Taboo," the session will be held April 18 at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29, Maple Avenue Campus in Marlin. Doors will open at 1:15 p.m. and the session will be held from 2-4:30 p.m.

Tamaqua man one of eight to plead guilty

Friday, February 26, 2010

A Tamaqua man was one of eight who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges this week in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin.

Larry Lon Wagner, 30, of 300 1/2 Arlington St., Tamaqua, pleaded guilty to assault and drug charges.

Schuylkill crash

Friday, February 26, 2010

A snow-covered Schuylkill County roadway was the site of a one vehicle crash that occurred about 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25.

State police at Frackville said David James Davis, 55, of Pottsville, was driving a 1997 Jeep Wrangler southbound on SR924 in East Union Township when he failed to negotiate a right hand curve. The vehicle crossed the northbound lane and went onto the berm where it struck a concrete bridge head-on.

Davis was not injured but damages were disabling to the vehicle. Troopers said Davis will be cited for driving a vehicle at an (un) safe speed.

Get writing, get published

Friday, February 26, 2010

A roundtable discussion for people who love to write, or think they can write and would like to get started. Hosted by Kathy Ruff of the Black Diamond Writer's Network.

The discussion takes place from 6:30-7:30 tonight, Thursday, Feb. 25 at the Lehighton Area Memorial Library.

Join them to get inspired, learn about the industry, and find out how you can achieve your writing and publishing dreams.

Contact the library (610) 377-2750 for more details.

Vietnam Veterans of CC to meet Thursday

Friday, February 26, 2010

Vietnam Veterans Organization of Carbon County will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 4, at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 294, Holiday Pocono Civic Center, Route 534, Albrightsville.

LCCC's Waylen joins 1,000 point club

Friday, February 26, 2010

Jake Waylen joined an exclusive club at Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) when he reached the 1,000 career point mark on Jan. 7 in a loss to Sussex County Community College. Waylen had 37 points that night.

Waylen, a Northern Lehigh High School graduate, became just the eighth player in LCCC history to reach the 1,000-point milestone. One of those players was Waylen's father, Brian, who scored 1,171 points in his two years at LCCC from 1982-84.

Pennsylvania Women's Press Assoc. offering $1,500 scholarship

Friday, February 26, 2010

Pennsylvania Women's Press Association is offering a $1,500 scholarship to a journalism major.

Both men and women may apply. Eligibility requirements are that the student be a Pennsylvania resident, a journalism major in a four-year or graduate level program in a Pennsylvania college or university, and be classified as a junior, senior or graduate level student for the fall of 2010..

The winner will be selected on the basis of proven journalistic ability, dedication to journalism, and general merit.

Monroe crash

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported investigating a one vehicle crash about 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 19 along SR196 near the K&L section.

Police said Efrain Ramirez, 56, of Tobyhanna, failed to negotiate a curve with his vehicle leaving the road and colliding head-on into a tree. Ramirez was not injured but his vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

School parking lot is empty

Thursday, February 25, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Middle School is a vast wasteland today as school was suspended for the day because of the predicted snowstorm.

Nesquehoning news

Thursday, February 25, 2010

NWC meeting

A meeting of the Nesquehoning Woman's Club will be held at the Zion Lutheran Church hall on Monday, March 1 at 7 p.m. Ginny Novy will conduct the meeting.

The program will be Sign Language by Jamie Galgoci. Chairing the hospitality committee will be Maureen Ouly. Serving on the committee are Marilyn Amodea, Mary Arieta, Ursula Digilio and Anne Paulakovich.

It depends on where you live

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Here are the National Weather Service forecasts for our area:

JIM THORPE:

Ready for Lehighton performance

Thursday, February 25, 2010
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

Zion Opera Workshop, a community theater, presents "Once Upon A Mattress" on March 4, 5, and 6 in Zion United Church of Christ, Lehighton, with a special matinee performance on March 6. Tickets can be secured from any cast member or at Carbon County Music and More in Lehighton. Among cast members are, front l-r, Kane Zerbe, Dylan Krum, Josiah Behrens; second row l-r, Adam Reichard, Michael Warkala, Darrin Wagner; back l-r, Sean Maloney, Justin Plocinik, Steven Pierre, and Jim Blakeslee.

Four TN area matmen draw top D-11 seeds

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The brackets for this weekend's District 11 Wrestling Championships have been released, and four TIMES NEWS area grapplers have drawn number one seeds in their respective weight classes.

The Class AA tournament is scheduled for Freedom High School in Bethlehem, while the AAA field will be held at Bethlehem Liberty. The AAA and AA championship finals will be held at Liberty.

The preliminaries, quarterfinals and first round consolations are scheduled for Friday night, with the semifinals, finals and subsequent consolation rounds for Saturday.

Returning from deployment

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Army National Guard Staff Sgt. John P. Strizak is returning to the U.S. after a deployment to Iraqi or Afghanistan in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom or Enduring Freedom, respectively.

The soldiers return to Fort Dix, N.J. for debriefing, evaluations and out-processing procedures before returning to their regularly assigned Army Reserve or National Guard units.

The sergeant served in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in the Iraq Theater of Operations.

Healthcare

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Not about expanding care

Three days before today's media event, where chosen representatives can say their last words before the nuclear option is set off, The President's Proposal on "healthcare reform" was released.

These 11 pages do not start with a blank sheet of paper, as Republicans recommended, but with the 2,000-page Senate bill. They are getting a disproportionate amount of commentary, but amount to little difference.

NM man arrested

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A New Mexico man has been charged with burglary at a Schuylkill County service station.

State police at Frackville said troopers came upon a suspicious vehicle, a sports utility vehicle towing a small trailer, parked at the Gas Way along SR61 in New Castle Township, about 12:06 a.m., on Wednesday, Feb. 24. An investigation revealed that Jeremiah Shivers, 33, of Prescott, N.M., was using a transfer pump and hose to remove gasoline from one of the 8,000 gallon underground storage tanks located at the scene.

Tamaqua DUI

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A Tamaqua driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident on Wednesday, Feb. 24, along Interstate 81 in the area of the McAdoo exit in Kline Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said troopers were conducting a patrol clearance about 10:40 p.m. when they found a 2000 Toyota Corolla stuck in the snow on the median. The driver was identified as Ajay Bajaria, 24, who showed signs of intoxication.

He was placed under arrest and transported to the barracks where he submitted to a breath test.

Police car for sale

Thursday, February 25, 2010

In search of a police car?

If so, Walnutport has one available to the highest bidder.

The borough has a 2000 Crown Victoria police car for sale, and wil acccept bids for the cruiser until 2 p.m. March 11.

Bids will be opened later that evening at 7 p.m. by Borough Council, at which time an award is expected to be made to the highest bidder.

Council reserves the right to reject any/all bids, and to waive any/all formalities in the best interests of the borough.

Victims of fatal crash identified

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The two persons killed in a crash along Interstate 80 in Kidder Township, Carbon County, on Tuesday afternoon have been identified.

The county corner's office said Laila Ibrahim, 35, and her son, Khaled Adoueimagd, 10, both of East Stroudsburg, died at the scene. Ibrahim was ejected from the vehicle.

State police at Fern Ridge, who investigated, have not released the name of the driver of the 2003 GMC Envoy or the other two injured in the crash but did state all were from East Stroudsburg.

Moyer named Lycoming football Offensive Lineman of the Year

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Cody Moyer, a freshman at Lycoming College, received the Offensive Lineman of the Year Award at the Warriors' team Banquet that was held on January 16.

The Lehighton native, who played in nine games for Lycoming College, shared the honor with teammate Andrew Wagner (of Lewisburg Area), who played eight games before suffering an injury late in the season.

The two freshmen played a key role on Lycoming College's offensive attack, in which the Warriors compiled a total of 2,675 yards in addition to 201 points on the year.

Rick Springfield will heat-up Penn's Peak, Fri.

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Special to the TIMES NEWS Singer and actor Rick Springfield will be performing Saturday night at Penn's Peak.
Special to the TIMES NEWS Singer and actor Rick Springfield will be performing Saturday night at Penn's Peak.

On Saturday, the music of Billy Joel is featured

When you read this, there probably will be blizzard-like conditions raging outdoors.

On Friday night, things are sure to heat up at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.

Performing will be Rick Springfield, with showtime set for 8 p.m.

Tickets will be available at the door. Prices are $42 and $37.

It's one of two nights when rock 'n roll music pulsates through the spacious Carbon auditorium.

On Saturday night, the featured artist is Big Shot, which is billed as "the ultimate Billy Joel tribute band." Tickets for the Saturday performance are $22 at the door.

Lansford declares state of emergency

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Lansford Borough has declared a state of emergency as of 12 a.m. Thursday. the declaration means the following parking rules are in effect:

No parking the entire length of Water Street and Kline Avenue.

All vehicles are to be moved off the south side (even number addresses) of the entire length of Patterson Street (U.S. 209).

People throwing snow back into plowed lanes will be cited.

Borough officials ask that people stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.

West End Rotary Club makes donation to Equi-librium

Thursday, February 25, 2010
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Right, Theresa Yocum, president of the West End Rotary Club, hands a check to Patricia Sayler, president and CEO of Equi-librium, Inc, to purchase four new autistic helmets for their riders. Equi-librium is a non-profit organization that offers equine-assisted activities in Sciota for children and adults with a broad spectrum of special needs and helps them reach their highest potential through horse-related activities. "We're very grateful for your donation. These helmets need to be changed every five years.

Chamber adds Administrative Assistant

Thursday, February 25, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Amanda Kalce (center), the new administrative assistant for the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce, is welcomed by Assistant Director Eileen Barron (left) and Executive Director Linda Yulanavage (right) during the chamber's breakfast mixer on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Tamaqua Elks Lodge. The chamber hired Kalce as part of its new management agreement with the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership.

On this date

Thursday, February 25, 2010

February 25, 1985

Today's 50th anniversary of the Bowmanstown Fire Company is being celebrated with the arrival of a new truck - a tanker and pumper combination. An open house which included the serving of refreshments also marks the occasion. Lester Everett, assistant fire chief, said a parade and other festivities in conjunction with the anniverary will be held Aug. 3. In conjunction with the anniversary festivities, the fire company has available various souvenir items.