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March 2010

Neighbors dispute leads to charges

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A neighbors dispute has led to both parties being charged.

State police at Lehighton said David Roy Detweiler, 55, and John Joseph Troianiello, 49, both of Jackson Drive, Saylorsburg, Ross Township, Monroe County, where involved in a dispute over property lines. A female victim said Detweiler got "into her face" and continually shouted at her backing her down her driveway and a male victim said Troianiello approached him and repeatedly shouted in his face. The incident occurred about noon on March 20, troopers said.

Code officer doing her job

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dear Editor:

I'm a resident of Lansford. A few weeks ago our Code Enforcement Officer was critized for doing her job regarding snow removal. Perhaps if the District Magistrate did his job by handing out fines appropriate to the offense, more people would clear their sidewalks.

Reader's Turn: March 27

Saturday, March 27, 2010
John Cody, Lehighton - "I remember worse winters growing up when there was three feet of snow and more."

Do you think the recently departed winter was the worst you ever experienced, or do you remember worse winters when you were growing up?

Recalls: Repair kits offered for high chairs in 2003-10

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The following recalls were issued March 14 - 18 by federal and state agencies:

Young criminals came out strong after the hard winter

Saturday, March 27, 2010

By JIM ZBICK

jzbick@tnonline.com

There was no shortage of police news during the first quarter of 1910 in the coal regions. After the weather began to turn warm, the swindlers, youth criminals and drunks shed their cabin fever and moved outdoors.

As for the swindlers, farmers were warned to watch out for a clever wire peddler operating in the area. Posing as an "expert fence builder," he would agree to build a fence for eight cents per running foot. That cost was cheaper than what farmers paid for the wire itself.

Ex-mayor receives warm send-off

Saturday, March 27, 2010
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton Borough Council Vice President Chris Olivia presents former mayor Peter J. Delich with a certificate of appreciation.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Palmerton Borough Council Vice President Chris Olivia presents former mayor Peter J. Delich with a certificate of appreciation.

The former mayor of Palmerton has received a warm send-off.

Council on Thursday unanimously agreed to adopt a resolution in recognition of former mayor Peter J. Delich.

Delich, who served as mayor from 1990 until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2009, received a certificate of appreciation, as well as a plaque from council.

"It is an honor for me to accept this recognition for the 30 years I spent with the borough," Delich said. "It's been a pleasure working with the borough for 30 years, but as all things go, all good things must come to an end."

Monroe man cited

Saturday, March 27, 2010

A Monroe County man has been cited for scattering rubbish.

State police at Lehighton said Renaud Justin Harris, 25, of Kunkletown, Polk Township, was cited after three bags of his garbage were found dumped at a location in the township. The incident occurred on March 19 about noon.

Jim Thorpe news

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Community Supper

St. Mark's/St. John's Episcopal Church, monthly free community supper will be held on Sunday, March 28, from 4-6 p.m. The committee has planned an Easter ham dinner for this month.

Holy Week services

Colon Cancer: Shrinking the risks brought on by advancing age

Saturday, March 27, 2010
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Colorectal surgeon Dr. W. Terence Reilly will now see patients at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Colorectal surgeon Dr. W. Terence Reilly will now see patients at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.

Suffering from the pain of inflammatory bowel disease, hemorrhoids or other lower digestive tract ailments is hard enough, but a long car ride can be excruciating.

So, when colorectal surgeon Dr. W. Terence Reilly realized how daunting the hour-long trek from Schuylkill County to his Bethlehem office was for many of his patients, he made the decision to come to them instead.

Now, Reilly, along with colleagues Camille Eyvazzadeh and Daniel J. Bowers, will be treating patients at St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale.

Solar power plans

Saturday, March 27, 2010
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Discussing the potential of installing solar panels for the Summit Hill Water Authority, during a special meeting of the authority yesterday, are, l-r, Chet Michalick of the water authority; Chrissy Mayernik, of Manufacturers Resource Center, Bethlehem; Mike Tirpak, borough engineer; Betsy Maholick, renewable energy consultant of Writing Works Inc., Allentown, and Matt Cordes, writer and marketing strategist for Writing Works.
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Discussing the potential of installing solar panels for the Summit Hill Water Authority, during a special meeting of the authority yesterday, are, l-r, Chet Michalick of the water authority; Chrissy Mayernik, of Manufacturers Resource Center, Bethlehem; Mike Tirpak, borough engineer; Betsy Maholick, renewable energy consultant of Writing Works Inc., Allentown, and Matt Cordes, writer and marketing strategist for Writing Works.

Funding is the big hurdle for S. Hill authority

Chet Michalik of the Summit Hill Water Authority is very impatient regarding solar energy, which is clean and could potentially save the borough money on electricity.

He wants to see solar panels installed ASAP. There's just one major problem.

Financing.

"This is such a good thing for Summit Hill," he said regarding the solar energy proposal.

Michalik feels so strongly that he called an "emergency meeting" of the authority yesterday afternoon to discuss it.

Anglers have many options for Southeast trout opener

Saturday, March 27, 2010

MIDDLETOWN – For those who fish the waters in the Southeast Region of Pennsylvania, the wait is almost over.

Again this year, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission will have an early opener for the trout season in the region, with the action getting underway Saturday, April 3, at 8 a.m. Two weeks later, the statewide season opens Saturday, April 17, at 8 a.m.

Recently appointed PFBC executive director John Arway, a lifelong angler, considers – as do many native Pennsylvanians the opening day of trout as a holiday. That is especially so when making the day a family event.

On this date

Saturday, March 27, 2010

March 27, 1964

The Lansford Businessmen's Association completed plans today to investigate every possibility of creating a road over the mountain from Lansford to Hauto, linking Panther Valley and Hauto Valley. Joseph Porvaznik, president of the association, said the businessmen have discussed the vital importance of linking the two valleys together with a good, short road. The distance, as the crow flies between Lansford and Hauto, is less than a mile, but the shortest driving distance is presently about 12 miles.

Donation to CCTI honors memory of Dean Beers

Saturday, March 27, 2010
AMY ZUBEK/TIMES NEWS Patrick Reilly, president and CEO of Mauch Chunk Trust Company in Jim Thorpe, second from right; presents Kevin Kuehner, Carbon Career & Technical Institue machine shop instructor, second from left; with a check in the amount of $2,000. With them are Anthony Pondish, director of adult education at CCTI, and Nancy Beers, the wife of the late Dean Beers, with whom the donation was honoring.
AMY ZUBEK/TIMES NEWS Patrick Reilly, president and CEO of Mauch Chunk Trust Company in Jim Thorpe, second from right; presents Kevin Kuehner, Carbon Career & Technical Institue machine shop instructor, second from left; with a check in the amount of $2,000. With them are Anthony Pondish, director of adult education at CCTI, and Nancy Beers, the wife of the late Dean Beers, with whom the donation was honoring.

Two Carbon Career & Technical Institute seniors will receive $1,000 in machining tools and equipment, thanks to a $2,000 donation from Mauch Chunk Trust Company.

The donation, which will be spread over the next 10 years, honors the late Dean Beers, who made a lasting impression on the technical workforce in Carbon County through his business and through his dedication to the school.

A $1,000 gift to Lehighton Library

Saturday, March 27, 2010
ron gower/times news
ron gower/times news

Jim Blakeslee, second from left, accepts check totaling $1,000 from Mahoning Township Lions Club president Tom Zimmerman IV, while looking on are Bob Hayman, on the Lions board of directors, and Bob Condly, Lions secretary. Zimmerman said $500 was a general gift from the Lions, the other $500 was in memory of five Lions members who died recently. They are Francis Arner, Walter Rex, Clarence Nicholson, Charles Searfass, and James Serfass.

VIA Basketball Classic Sunday at NCACC

Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Annual VIA Basketball Classic will be held this Sunday at Northampton Community College's Spartan Center Gymnasium with four games on tap.

In the first game, Lehigh Valley West takes on the Colonial League in a girls game at 10:30 a.m., while the Lehigh Valley West vs. Colonial League boys square off at 12 p.m.

A special Via All-Star and Special Olympics Shoot Out will be held at 1:30 p.m. prior to the second set of doubleheaders.

Showing the signs of age

Saturday, March 27, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Showing the tales of time are an old McCormick & Deering Farmall tractor and 1948 Jeep Willy located in the yard of a home located on Owl Creek Road in Tamaqua.

Students in Lehighton school hold fund raiser

Saturday, March 27, 2010
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Sara Martz, right, president of the Girl Talk club at Lehighton Area Middle School, and club member Marissa Freeby examine pink ribbons on a tree in the school hallway. The two girls organized a "Pajama Day" at the school, which raised over $500 for breast cancer awareness.
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Sara Martz, right, president of the Girl Talk club at Lehighton Area Middle School, and club member Marissa Freeby examine pink ribbons on a tree in the school hallway. The two girls organized a "Pajama Day" at the school, which raised over $500 for breast cancer awareness.

Club stages "Pajama Day' which raised over $500

Over $500 was raised by students in the Lehighton Area Middle School and will be used to raise awareness of breast cancer.

A "Pajama Day" was organized by the school's Girl Talk club, during which students were permitted to wear pajamas to school for a fee.

Club advisor Peggy Lampman said, "Lehighton Area Middle School students and most recently student clubs have always been proactive when it comes to helping others. The Girl Talk club is no exception."

Tamaqua man rejected for program, sentenced to state jail

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Tamaqua man was ruled not eligible for a special state prison probation program and will have to do time inside its confinements.

Damian W. Shoff, 29, of 327 Owl Creek Road, was sentenced Thursday in the Schuylkill County court by President Judge William E. Baldwin to serve one to two years in a state correctional institution and when released to be on probation for five years and pay all the costs.

Graduates from basic military training

Friday, March 26, 2010
Joshua A. Hill
Joshua A. Hill

Air Force Airman Joshua A. Hill graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Lisa Neff of Mahoning Street, Lehighton.

ON THIS DATE

Friday, March 26, 2010

March 26, 2004 Jen Bensinger fires a one-hitter and strikes out 16 batters to lead Tamaqua to 7-0 softball win over Lehighton in its season opener. Bensinger allows a single to the game's first batter, Sam Markley, and then doesn't allow another one the rest of the contest. The Raiders receive run-scoring singles from Nicole Miller and Bernadette Guy while Lauren Smetana adds a triple.

Preparing for the big hunt

Friday, March 26, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Preparing for the big hunt The Andreas Sporting Club, Andreas General George S. Patton Jr. VFW Post 5069, and West Penn Lions and Lioness, will be holding their annual egg hunt on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Andreas Sporting Club for children living in West Penn. No registration is required. Pictured preparing colored hard boiled eggs are, from left, VFW Post 5069 Commander Bert Osenbach, West Penn Lioness Erma Warne, and West Penn Lion Joseph Bednarik.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Preparing for the big hunt The Andreas Sporting Club, Andreas General George S. Patton Jr. VFW Post 5069, and West Penn Lions and Lioness, will be holding their annual egg hunt on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Andreas Sporting Club for children living in West Penn. No registration is required. Pictured preparing colored hard boiled eggs are, from left, VFW Post 5069 Commander Bert Osenbach, West Penn Lioness Erma Warne, and West Penn Lion Joseph Bednarik.

Palmerton to consider ban on cell phones while driving

Friday, March 26, 2010

Will Palmerton become the latest municipality to ban cell phone use while driving?

The topic was brought forth for discussion during a meeting of Borough Council on Thursday.

Councilman Richard Nothstein asked whether the borough would want to enact such a ban.

Nothstein suggested the borough's public safety committee check into the matter of texting and cell phone use while driving in the borough.

Wearing of the "Green"

Friday, March 26, 2010
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

John Botemley, a member of the Pococo Regional Pipes and Drums, a bagpipe player, presented a St. Patrick's Day program to the residents of the Lehighton Elderly Housing during their St. Patrick's Day celebration. Botemley was in the area to appear in a St. Patrick's Day parade. He shared stories and music with the seniors at the center.

Boys track capsules

Friday, March 26, 2010

JIM THORPE

Head coach - Frank Miller (fourth year)

Assistant coaches - Jason Jacobs, Eric Moore, Patty Rehrig, Christine Rosenberger, Matt Taylor, Jamie Tatusko, Mike Tatusko

Last year's record - 5-2 overall (3-2 SL)

League - Schuylkill League, Division I

District 11 classification - AA

Key losses - Tom Ferguson, Tony Mistretta, Dale Aretz, Bill Rieck, Shawn Lignore, Tre Sullivan

Barnesville crash results in charges

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Beaver Meadows man is facing numerous charges resulting from a motor vehicle accident in Barnesville on Tuesday morning at 2:45 a.m.

Rush Township police responded to an accident on SR54 near the Barnesville Post Office. A Chevrolet truck was located approximately 45 yards in the woods. The acting vehicle struck two other vehicles before coming to rest in a wooded area.

Several witnesses stated that the driver, Erick E. Gwaltney, Beaver Meadows, exited his vehicle and stated that he didn't need a driving under the influence (DUI). Gwaltney then ran from the area.

Lady Indians are deep and talented in jumps

Friday, March 26, 2010
Lady Indians are deep and talented in jumps
Copyright Times News 2009

Jumping is an artform.

When it comes to playing sports, the ability to get off one's feet and into the air is important. It doesn't matter if an athlete is trying to sky for a rebound, rob a homerun or set a new long jump record jumping is key.

For some athletes it comes naturally. Others may need to learn the proper techniques in order to maximize their hang time. Fortunately for the Lehighton track team, it has three young ladies who know how to fly through the air pretty well.

Contractor admits bilking couple out of home funds

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Union County man admitted bilking a New York couple out of a large sum of money for the construction of a new home in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. He was one of several defendants in pending cases to enter a guilty plea in Carbon County court on Thursday before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

Modular home

William D. Wehr Jr., 56, of Lewisburg, pleaded guilty to one count of theft by required disposition of funds, as a felony three.

Palmerton Area Youth Group sponsors pysanky classes for all ages

Friday, March 26, 2010
Amy Lalik shows the egg she just took out of black dye.
Amy Lalik shows the egg she just took out of black dye.

Doris Evans said her mother Sophie Batovsky did it.

What Batovsky did was the art of decorating eggs in the pysanky style an Eastern European art form. On March 14 the Palmerton Area Youth Group sponsored a class led by Teresa Livingston at St. Vladimir's Church, Palmerton, to bring the style of egg decorating to a new generation.

The more fanciful eggs can take hours even when made by an expert and are valuable, but at the class one youth said the egg was going home to be boiled and eaten.

Bishop brings appeal to Carbon

Friday, March 26, 2010
BILL O'GUREK/TIMES NEWS Bishop John D. Barres, third from left, helped Carbon County kick off its Bishop's Annual Appeal program Thursday night in Summit Hill. With him are, from left, Msgr. John Chizmar, dean of the county, Rev. James Burdess, pastor of St. Joseph Church, which hosted the kickoff, Pamela and Patrick Reilly, co-chairpersons of the county drive, and James Friend, director of the appeal and director of the Office of Stewardship and Development for the diocese.
BILL O'GUREK/TIMES NEWS Bishop John D. Barres, third from left, helped Carbon County kick off its Bishop's Annual Appeal program Thursday night in Summit Hill. With him are, from left, Msgr. John Chizmar, dean of the county, Rev. James Burdess, pastor of St. Joseph Church, which hosted the kickoff, Pamela and Patrick Reilly, co-chairpersons of the county drive, and James Friend, director of the appeal and director of the Office of Stewardship and Development for the diocese.

The final of five receptions kicking off the Bishop's Annual Appeal of the Catholic Diocese of Allentown was held Thursday night in St. Joseph Catholic Church hall, Summit Hill, during which time His Excellency, the Most Rev. John D. Barres, Bishop of Allentown, stressed the "needs are intense" to help the less fortunate during difficult economic times.

The event was designed for the Catholic community of Carbon County. Previously, the diocese held kickoff receptions in Lehigh, Northampton, Schuylkill and Berks counties.

Carbon County Association of Realtors to hold nationwide open house

Friday, March 26, 2010

Members of the Carbon County Association of Realtors are participating in the REALTOR® Nationwide Open House Weekend from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 11.

The Carbon County Association of Realtors is opening the doors of approximately 30 local homes. It's a great time for buyers to physically come out and sample the variety of homes that are available on the market in Carbon County.

The weekend is an opportunity for consumers to shop for a new home while affordability is good, mortgage interest rates are low and there is a good supply of homes on the market.

Pinewood Derby winners names

Friday, March 26, 2010
Pinewood Derby winners names
Copyright Times News 2009

Winners of the annual Pinewood Derby of Summit Hill Scout Troop 743 included, front, from left, Austin Miller, first place and most original, Michael Milkowich II, second place and judge's favorite, Maxwell Vermillion, third place, and Matthew Milkowich, fourth place; and back, same order, Brian Doutt, best paint job, Mike Witczak, most creative, and David Gieniec, most unique.