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March 2010

Easter egg hunt schedule announced

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Franklin Township

Fire Co. egg hunt

Children and grandchildren of members of the Franklin Township Fire Company are invited to an egg hunt at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the fire company. The Easter Bunny will make an appearance.

Weissport egg hunt

Weissport Recreational Association, formerly Concerned Citizens of Weissport, will he hosting the annual Weissport egg hunt for children and grandchildren of Weissport residents at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27. Rain date is 1 p.m. Sunday, March 28.

Move from baseball perfect for DeAngelo

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
steve shinko/special to the times news Joe DeAngelo, Marian's new varsity head softball coach, discusses defensive strategy with his team during a recent indoor practice session.
steve shinko/special to the times news Joe DeAngelo, Marian's new varsity head softball coach, discusses defensive strategy with his team during a recent indoor practice session.

Sometimes opportunities come when you least expect it. They suddenly appear and you take them and run.

That was the case with 'new' Marian softball coach Joe DeAngelo.

DeAngelo, head basketball coach in the early '90s, assistant baseball coach for 19 seasons, and additional three as an assistant to Paul Brutto's girls basketball team, is also a teacher at Marian.

So, when previous head coach Bud Lauster stepped down after last season, the spring time move from baseball to softball seemed like the perfect fit.

'Bounty Hunter' looks for laughs

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Bounty Hunter" is an amusing romantic comedy with some out-loud laughs.

It's a throwback to the caper film of decades of yore on the order or, rather, disorder of "Something Wild" (1986) and "The Freshman" (1990) for its mix of shenanigans and small-time crime.

Nicole Hurley (Jennifer Aniston) is a New York Daily News reporter investigating a story about a man's plunge from a building that may or may not have been a suicide.

United Way plans Hero Roast

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured with UWCC Roast Committee Chairman Dave Reinbold (standing) is Palmerton resident Geno Roberts, who will be one of two honorees at the UWCC's Third Annual Community Service Hero Roast.
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured with UWCC Roast Committee Chairman Dave Reinbold (standing) is Palmerton resident Geno Roberts, who will be one of two honorees at the UWCC's Third Annual Community Service Hero Roast.

The United Way of Carbon County (UWCC) will be holding its Third Annual Community Service Hero Roast on Friday, April 16 at 6 p.m. at The Galleria at Split Rock.

The celebrity roast is one of the United Way of Carbon County's biggest fundraisers of the year where they select people who are active in their community to honor.

DUI taskforce releases statistics

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The North Central Pa. Regional Sobriety Checkpoint DUI Taskforce and Expanded DUI/Underage Drinking Enforcement Program has released the following statistics from recent Roving DUI Patrols and a Sobriety Checkpoint held in Schuylkill County.

On March 13, a Roving DUI Patrol contacted and detained a total of 12 vehicles. Four motorists were tested for driving under the influence, with two adults arrested. Officers cited 3 drivers for traffic violations and issued 11 warnings. The patrol was conducted by one law enforcement officer.

Palmerton news

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Easter Egg Hunts

There will be two egg hunts in the Palmerton Borough on Saturday, March 27. The first will be held at the Palmerton Memorial Pool Grove at 11 a.m. The hunt is for ages infant to age 10. The rain date is Sunday, March 28 at 3 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Pool Pals and PMPA.

The second egg hunt will be held in the Palmerton Borough Park at 1 p.m. This hunt is for children ages 1-10. The rain date is Sunday, March 28 at 1 p.m.

Spring workshops

Correction

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It was incorrectly stated in Tuesday's edition of THE TIMES NEWS that Lehighton School Board member Andrew Yenser voted both "Yes" and "No" on the recommendation to hire Tom McCarroll as head football coach at Monday night's meeting. Yenser actually voted "Yes". Larry Stern was the board member who cast the other "No" vote. The voting was 4-3 to hire McCarroll with one abstaining, but five votes are needed for it to pass. Board member Wayne Wentz was absent.

THE TIMES NEWS regrets the error.

On this date

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 24, 1960

John P. Lavelle, Esq. of Weissport was admitted to practice before the several courts of Carbon County today by the Honorable Paul R. Selecky, specially presiding on petition of Attorney George A. Shutack of Nesquehoning. In gaining admission to the local Bar, Attorney Lavelle joins his wife, Attorney Marianne S. Lavelle, and together they form the first husband and wife lawyer team in the history of Carbon County. They reside at the Fort Allen Apartments, Weissport.

Lehighton Boy Scouts hold BSA 100th Anniversary program

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Boy Scouts and Troop officials from Troop 82 are from left, front row, Judy Wingert, Michael Everett, Mason Everett, Nick Kern, Zach Shiner, Justin Wingert, Tyler Helmer, Sean Maloney, Joshua Kern, Sam Blose and Ryan Andrews; middle row, Russell Beltz, Joey Bradley, Tyler Ritter, Isaiah Fitzsimmons, James Henderson, Shaun Mann, Nathan Kroboth, Devin Frantz, Thomas Youngkin and Jacob Hoffner and Logan Berger; and back row, Scott Berger, Chris Simok, Wage Blose, Tom Maloney, Ed Kroboth, Pati Reichard, Duane Reichard, Scot Wingert, Kathy Henderson and Jim Henderson. Also part of the troop are, Adam Reichard, Jeremy and Joshua Eckman and Miquel Gonzalez.
Boy Scouts and Troop officials from Troop 82 are from left, front row, Judy Wingert, Michael Everett, Mason Everett, Nick Kern, Zach Shiner, Justin Wingert, Tyler Helmer, Sean Maloney, Joshua Kern, Sam Blose and Ryan Andrews; middle row, Russell Beltz, Joey Bradley, Tyler Ritter, Isaiah Fitzsimmons, James Henderson, Shaun Mann, Nathan Kroboth, Devin Frantz, Thomas Youngkin and Jacob Hoffner and Logan Berger; and back row, Scott Berger, Chris Simok, Wage Blose, Tom Maloney, Ed Kroboth, Pati Reichard, Duane Reichard, Scot Wingert, Kathy Henderson and Jim Henderson. Also part of the troop are, Adam Reichard, Jeremy and Joshua Eckman and Miquel Gonzalez.

Lehighton Boy Scout Troop 82 held its 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouting, Court of Honor.

Boy Scout scoutmaster Scot Wingert began the evening by having a Friends of Scouting presentation by Dennis Nagy of Minsi Trails Council. He then thanked all the family and friends for their support and aid in helping to make the scouting program a success.

After the Rank advancement ceremonies the scouts then thanked their parents by presenting them with red and white roses, as well as served them dinner and demonstrating patrol skills.

JT tops Pottsville

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Jim Thorpe opened the regular season with a 5-2 victory over Pottsville.

Sam Lux, Zach Ligenza, James Denny, Mitch Franko and Dan Meader all scored singles' win to help seal the win for the Olympians (1-0).

Jim Thorpe 5, Pottsville 2

SINGLES

Sam Lux (JT) def. Matt Witkin 6-3, 6-2; Zach Ligenza (JT) def. James Daily 6-4, 6-1; James Denny (JT) def. Sean Brennan 6-1, 6-2; Mitch Franko (JT) def. Kevin Wang 6-3, 7-5; Dan Meader (JT) def. Nate Hootz 6-4, 6-3

DOUBLES

Monroe drivers facing DUI charges

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Two Monroe County drivers are facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) following two separate vehicle stops made over the past weekend.

Two drug dealers given prison terms

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Two men who previously pleaded guilty to drug dealing charges were sentenced to prison terms on Tuesday in Carbon County court. They were amont several defendants to appear before Senior Judge Richard W. Webb for sentencing.

Separate arrests

Timothy Arner, 34, of Palmerton, and Joseph John Ichart, 44, of Raleigh, N.C., were arrested by state police in separate incidents and entered pleas to one count each of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Tamaqua news

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Garden club

The South Schuylkill Garden Club will host its Annual Tea on April 24, at 2 p.m., at the Schuylkill County Country Club, SR443 in Orwigsburg. This year's theme will be "Chocolate and Roses," featuring the Hershey Rose Garden and its founder, Milton Hershey.

Registration is required and the public is welcome to attend. For more information, contact Marie Strauss at (570) 488-5072 or President Joyce Carlin at (570) 345-0474.

'Grease' livens up the stage at Pleasant Valley High School

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Pink Ladies of Rydell High School back up newcomer, Sandy, in reminiscing about "Summer Nights" in the Broadway hit musical "Grease" being performed by Pleasant Valley students this weekend. Left to right: Sasha Faust as Rizzo, Emily Young as Sandy, Rebecca Keck is Frenchy, Gabby Pitchford is Jan and Tara Giampapa plays Marty.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The Pink Ladies of Rydell High School back up newcomer, Sandy, in reminiscing about "Summer Nights" in the Broadway hit musical "Grease" being performed by Pleasant Valley students this weekend. Left to right: Sasha Faust as Rizzo, Emily Young as Sandy, Rebecca Keck is Frenchy, Gabby Pitchford is Jan and Tara Giampapa plays Marty.

It's 1959 and the kids are back to school at Rydell High School in the up-coming presentation of the great Broadway musical, "Grease" to be performed at Pleasant Valley High School in the new auditorium, Friday, March 26, Saturday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 28, 2 p.m.

Join Sandy, played by Emily Young and Danny, Keegan Handley, along with all the other Pink Ladies and Greasers, as they navigate the complexities of love, cars and drive-ins through rock and roll music like, "Summer Nights," "Those Magic Changes," "Born to Hand Jive," and "Hopelessly Devoted to You."

Tamaqua man pleads to drunk driving count

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Tamaqua man was one of 10 people who were sentenced on criminal charges recently in Schuylkill County Curt after entering guilty pleas to the charges.

President Judge William E. Baldwin sentenced the following:

Palmerton Meals on Wheels needs you

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS George Ashman, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, delivers the day's meals to satisfied client Mattie Eck at the Palmerton high rise.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS George Ashman, a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, delivers the day's meals to satisfied client Mattie Eck at the Palmerton high rise.

Imagine you still live in your own home but have no way of going to the grocery store or are unable to prepare a meal because of age, handicap or convalescing.

Meals on Wheels can help you retain that valuable commodity of independence by having three "ready to eat" meals a day delivered to you, five days a week, even providing an emergency meal in case of inclement weather.

Maybe you're not in need of this service today, but there may come a time when you would be very grateful to Meals on Wheels.

Northern Lehigh news

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Slatington Lions Club

The Slatington Lions Club has received a very nice thank you regarding its computer program.

The recent comedy night was also a great success.

The club still needs a Halloween Parade chairman. This is a great public relations program showing the public who and what the club is. If interested, contact President Steven Walden.

The club still needs a Lion Tamer for next year. If interested, contact the past president.

Back to the 80's!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of the Lehighton Area High School Drama Club rehearse for their spring musical, "Back to the 80's... the Totally Awesome Musical!" which will take place this Friday and Saturday at Lehighton High School. From left, Alexis Gerber, Kaitlyn Piekarski, Michael Warkala, Marcus Kunkle, and Briar Stern.
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of the Lehighton Area High School Drama Club rehearse for their spring musical, "Back to the 80's... the Totally Awesome Musical!" which will take place this Friday and Saturday at Lehighton High School. From left, Alexis Gerber, Kaitlyn Piekarski, Michael Warkala, Marcus Kunkle, and Briar Stern.

Lehighton High School to present spring musical

Get ready to cut footloose this weekend during the Lehighton Area High School Drama Club's annual Spring Musical. This year's musical will be "Back to the 80's… the Totally Awesome Musical!" written by Neil Gooding.

"Back to the 80's…" follows 17-year-old Corey Palmer's journey through his senior year at William Ocean High School as remembered by Corey, now a 30-something man.

Rabies Vaccination Clinic resumes in 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The 15th Skippy Dietz Memorial Rabies Vaccination Clinic for dogs, cats and large animals will be held on Saturday, April 10, at the Lake Harmony Rescue Squad and Ambulance Corps, located on Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, Carbon County.

Clinic hours will be noon to 4 p.m.

Dr. Sharon LaChette VMB of White Haven will be donating her time.

Three facing drug counts after vehicle stop in Monroe

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Three persons are facing drug counts and firearms violations following a vehicle stop in Monroe County over the weekend.

Pocono Mountain Regional police stopped a vehicle about 9:10 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, along SR196 in Coolbaugh Township, for numerous traffic violations.

The vehicle, a Honda coupe, had a Flordia registration plate stating, "Support Law Enforcement." The driver was identified as Estebon Fernandez, aka, Steven, 19, and his two passengers were Joseph Morales, aka "JJ", 18, and a 16-year-old male, all from Pocono Summit.

OLOAA announced Students of the Month

Wednesday, March 24, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Positive student virtues are recognized at Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, through the Student of the Month Program. The students who have achieved this honor for the month of February include: Kindergarten – Brayden Feisel (Ambition), Grade 1 - Jacob Shelton ( Helpfulness), Grade 2 – Thaddeus Karnish (Hard Work), Grade 3 – Matthew Amodea (Good Manners), Grade 4 – Ian Hook (Compassion), Grade 5 – Britney Ziegler ( Kindness and Christ-like Actions), Grade 6 – Jordan Reis ( Friendliness), Grade 7 – Taylor Horvat (Academic Excellence), Grade 8 – John Swierczek (Meticulousness).

ON THIS DATE

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

March 24, 1995 Mike Snyder and Jereme Wehr both slug three-run homers to help Lehighton open the season with an 11-4 victory over Tamaqua. Snyder and Wehr both finish with four RBIs for the winners, who are coached by Tom Schaeffer. Shawn Lewis collects a pair of doubles for the Indians, while Wehr and Ken Parliman each end with two hits. Starting pitcher Dan Keiser gains the mound win. For Tamaqua, Jason Benner slugs a homer and a double.

Lutheran Bishop to deliver Lenten message at Jim Thorpe church

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Bishop Samuel R. Zeiser
Bishop Samuel R. Zeiser

Samuel R. Zeiser, Bishop of the Lutheran Church, will deliver a Lenten message at 7 p.m. tonight at Immaculate Conception Church, Jim Thorpe.

The service is sponsored by the Jim Thorpe Ministerium.

Bishop Zeiser is a Jim Thorpe native, having graduated from Jim Thorpe High School in 1969. He continued his education at Albright College and the Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia.

He is the son of Mrs. Mildred Zeiser of Jim Thorpe and the late Sam Zeiser. He and wife, Linda, have a daughter, Samantha. His home church is St. John Lutheran, Heights, Jim Thorpe.

4-H Livestock Club to meet

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. on March 24 at 7 p.m. at the Big Creek Grange.

4-H is the youth component of Penn State University. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Anyone wishing to join the club can do so up until April 30.

Judge to decide if former parishioners can join suit

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Carbon County judge took under advisement a petition to intervene filed by members of the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church of Nesquehoning. The members want to join in a court action involving the new Catholic Church in their community, against the borough's zoning hearing board.

Senior Judge Richard W. Webb conducted a hearing Monday morning on the petition filed by Our Lady of Mount Carmel Inc. (OLMC) to join in the matter pending before the court.

Couple granted zoning amendment to establish church in commercial zone

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"Go forward with the financial arrangements," is the next step the Rev. Robert L. Kelly Jr. and his wife agreed, for the church that they hope to plant into a former church building on Route 534 in Jonas.

That was their thought after the Polk Township supervisors voted 3-0 for a zoning ordinance amendment, in spite of concerns of loss of tax revenue on the part of the township Planning Commission, which had voted 3-1 against making the change to allowing churches in the commercial zone as a conditional use.

ON THIS DATE

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

March 23, 1954 Joe Duffy explodes for 50 points to lead St. Joseph's of East Mauch Chunk to the Up-State CYO championship with a 77-50 victory over Our Lady Help of Christians of Allentown. The six-foot Duffy drops in 24 field goals and two free throws to account for his huge point total. Bill Gmitter also tosses in eight points for the winners, who race to a 39-21 halftime advantage.

Nesquehoning citations issued

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Nesquehoning police reported on two arrests and several citations issued by officers.

On Saturday, March 20, about 2:10 p.m. Chief Sean Smith was dispatched to 342 W. Railroad St. for a report of a fight. Smith said Andrew Staehle, of 40 E. Catawissa St., allegedly punched Josh Beury in the head. Smith charged Staehle with two counts of harassment and one of disorderly conduct, all summary violations.

Obvious problems

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Health care bill not what doctor ordered

Unless you were somewhere in remote Africa like our former intern Amanda Sandlin of Tamaqua, you probably know that Congress pushed through - via party line - health care reform legislation. Come to think of it, even in Africa, Sandlin has internet connection so she probably knows it passed.

There are some things very infuriating about the health care reform bill passage:

Grid mess at Lehighton

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Lehighton Area School Board on Monday failed to hire Tom McCarroll as the new head football coach for the 2010-11 school year when the motion to hire him did not reach a majority of the school board members.

Five school board members would have to vote for the motion, but it only received four votes. Voting to hire McCarroll were Tina Dowd, Duane Eidem, Andrew Yenser and David Krause. Hal Resh abstained. Voting against the hire were William Hill Jr., Evelyn Semanoff and Larry Stern. Absent was Wayne Wentz.

Taking a bite out of crime

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS License plate readers are mounted on the trunk deck of state police cruisers
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS License plate readers are mounted on the trunk deck of state police cruisers

New devices help in locating stolen vehicles

Several units of the Pennsylvania State Police are now equipped with new devices that will aid authorities in locating stolen vehicles.

In November the Automotive Theft Prevention Authority provided the state police with license plate readers which are mounted on the trunk deck of the cruisers. On the right side of the cruiser the reader is positioned forward while the reader on the left side of the cruiser is positioned to the rear where it can read the license plates of passing vehicles.