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July 2010

Cited for careless driving after accident

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A 16-year-old female is being cited for careless driving following a one-car accident at 4 p.m. Monday in Mahoning Township.

Chief of Police Ken Barnes said the accident happened in the vicinity of 744 Troxells Road. A vehicle driven by a 16-year -old female from the 100 block of Creekside Manor Drive, Lehighton, failed to negotiate a curve, drove off of the roadway, struck a fence and struck two poles.

Police said the car left 105 feet of skid marks on the roadway and then continued another 230 feet on grass before coming to a final rest.

Nesquehoning man faces year in jail for drunk driving

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Nesquehoning man faces a minimum term of one year in jail after pleading guilty to two counts of driving under the influence (DUI). He was one of several defendants in pending cases to enter a plea on Tuesday before Carbon County Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Controlled substances

Charles Kaukaoh Misawic, 41, was arrested on Sept. 22, 2009, along SR209 in Lansford after being observed driving erratically.

Lehighton man charged with retail theft

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Lehighton man has been cited by Tamaqua Police following an incident at Ed's Sport Shop, 308 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

Joel G. Semanoff, 55, of 160 S. Fifth St., Lehighton, reportedly entered the shop last Friday at approximately 4:25 p.m. and proceeded to steal a Blackhawk Pistol Light, valued at $159.

Semanoff has been charged with retail theft.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

In the article in Tuesday's edition regarding the 20th Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the second paragraph reads, "Jamie Folweiler wanted to remind everyone of the importance of that piece of legislation, which established a clear and comprehensive national mandate against individuals who are disabled."

The sentence should have said, "which establishes a clear and comprehensive national mandate against the discrimination of individuals who are disabled."

THE TIMES NEWS regrets any confusion this might have caused.

Tamaqua garage damaged

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tamaqua Police are investigating an act of criminal mischief that caused damage to a garage on Schuylkill Avenue.

Officers were notified of the damage at 12:45 p.m. last Saturday. Two holes were found in a garage door at 204 Schuylkill Ave.

Anyone with information may contact police at (570) 668-6100.

The transition

Wednesday, July 28, 2010
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Maryann Musselman sits on the bed in her room at Edgemont Lodge Assisted Living in Lansford. Musselman moved to Edgemont after the state closed her previous residence, Eastern Comfort Assisted Living in Palmerton.
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Maryann Musselman sits on the bed in her room at Edgemont Lodge Assisted Living in Lansford. Musselman moved to Edgemont after the state closed her previous residence, Eastern Comfort Assisted Living in Palmerton.

Former Eastern Comfort residents find new quarters

Maryann Musselman sits on the twin bed in her cozy room at Edgemont Lodge Assisted Living facility in Lansford. On a table nearby, a ceramic angel, given her by a staff member, sits beside a graceful frosted-glass lamp. More angels rest on a shelf beneath the air conditioner. Musselman's wall-hangings, all expressing her strong religious faith, are placed carefully on elegant, beige-on-beige satin wallpaper.

Nesquehoning incidents

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Nesquehoning police reported on several incidents and citations issued in recent days.

Chief Sean Smith reported investigating a vandalism call from 339 W. Catawissa St. on July 20. Kerry Klotz reported that the passenger side of his 1997 Dodge Ram pickup truck was keyed causing an estimated $500 in damages.

Clean Currents company has people thinking green

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A program that can save customers money and help fight global warming may sound too good to be true.

Yet, it is exactly as good as it sounds, according to an outreach coordinator for Clean Currents Green Power, a leading green energy company in the Mid-Atlantic.

Karen Sander, outreach coordinator, said the company will expand its offer of clean nationally-sourced wind power to electric customers in the PPL Electric Utilities territory.

Summit Hill woman cited for animal cruelty

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Summit Hill woman was cited after she left her dog in a crate.

According to Summit Hill police on June 14, at 2:28 p.m. police received a complaint of a dog howling at an apartment at 3 E. Ludlow St. When police investigated the complaint they found the apartment, rented by Deanna Leibowitz, 20, of 3 E. Ludlow St., Apt. 8, was empty but a dog was left in a crate.

She was charged with animal cruelty law.

Monroe trucker dies in I80 crash

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Monroe County truck driver died in a crash along Interstate 80 in Luzerne County. State police at Hazleton said the crash occurred in Butler Township about 8:20 a.m. on Tuesday.

Troopers said Mark A. Lockwitch, 53, of Blakeslee, was operating a tanker truck westbound near the intersection with I81 when the rig left the road and into the median where it struck several trees. The fuel tanks separated from the truck upon impact and caught fire. Local fire companies extinguished the blaze.

Lockwitch was pronounced dead at the scene.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Police need public's help to stop thieves

Police, members of Lehighton Borough Council, and citizens in general in Lehighton are a little restless these days.

Three burglaries occurred within several days in the West end of the town. The burglars very boldly broke into homes while the victims were asleep.

It brings concerns of whether the burglars were prepared for confrontation with the tenants, and what the result would have been.

Corporal Neal Ebbert of the Lehighton Police Department agreed that police need help from the public not only in solving these burglaries, but in preventing more from occurring.

Tamaqua news

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rush taxes

Real estate tax bills sent to Rush Township residents contain an error in office hours. Tax Collector Dolores Walck has noted her office will be closed on Aug. 3 and 4. The office will then be open on Aug. 10 and 11, which is the reverse of what is on the tax bill.

Residents may wish to take note of this change to avoid any inconvenience.

Senior news

The Tamaqua Senior Citizens group met last week with 73 members in attendance. President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided readings.

Monroe burglary

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary that occurred at a Monroe County residence.

Troopers said the home of Stephan W. Hansen, 47, of Willow Lane, Kunkletown, Chestnuthill Township, was forcibly entered sometime between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 25. Entry was gained by smashing a rear window.

Removed from the home was a Playstation III, several games and a black Toshiba laptop computer.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 646-2271.

Calling all artists and photographers

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Art and photography exhibitors are needed to participate in all media, black and white and color, by adults and students for the annual Concourse Club's show in Palmerton on Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 12 from 1-4 p.m.

It will be held at St. John Neumann School hall at 3rd and Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Applications can be obtained at the Palmerton Library at 402 Delaware Ave. or by calling Venita Horenko at 610-377-0530.

Tamaqua man jailed for threats

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Tamaqua man has been cited after allegedly entering a borough woman's apartment and threatening one of her friends.

Debra Nuttall, of 129 W. Broad St., called police at 11:48 p.m. Sunday to report an unwanted male had broken into her apartment. The intruder, identified as Kareem Walker, also threatened a male friend of Nuttall's, forcing him to flee the residence. Walker then locked the doors to the apartment and the apartment building.


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

July 28, 2001 Summit Hill uses four home runs to gain a 16-6 Panther Valley Little League Tournament win over Towamensing. T.J. Parambo blasts two homers, a two-run and a three-run, for the winners while Justin Roberts belts a two-run blast and Ryan O'Gurek adds a solo shot. Jeremy Liggitt contributes two hits, one a double, and Jonathan Liggitt chips in with a triple. Aaron Salla gets credit for the pitching win.

Northern Lehigh news

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Slatington Moose

The Slatington Moose Club will have a Tommy Moose presentation at 7 p.m. tonight (Wednesday).

As part of the program, the club gives dolls away to the fire companies. The firefighters then give the dolls to young children to help comfort them.

Driver facing DUI after accident

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 1:45 a.m. on Sunday, July 25, along Deep Creek Road south of Creek Road, in Barry Township.

Flag retirement ceremony held in Palmerton

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Henry Desrosiers, front, director of Carbon County Veterans Affairs, speaks prior to the flag retirement as part of the Boy Scouts of America's 100th Anniversary Scouting jamboree Saturday in the Palmerton Borough Park. Also pictured are Al Kohler, left, Larry Arner, second from left, and Ed Moyer, right.

Schuylkill man jailed for assault

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

A Schuylkill County man was jailed on Sunday, July 25, following a domestic assault incident.

State police at Frackville identified the man as Christian E. Van Horn, 32, of Mahanoy City,

A $35,000 repair

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

S. Hill Council hires contractor to fix AC in two new buildings

The faulty air conditioning system in the new Summit Hill fire company and borough hall might soon be repaired but not by the company that installed it.

The borough council last night, at a special meeting, awarded a contract totaling $35,000 to H.T. Lyons of Allentown to make the repair.

Lyons was the only firm to bid on the work.

Council President Joe Weber said it is important to have this work done, stating, "This will be one of the final pieces to bring closure" to the building project.

On this date

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

July 27, 1929

Carbon County is one of five counties included in a proposed plan to establish a regional prison farm in Reading to cover the area. Judges in the counties involved have received notices of a conference on the matter scheduled in Harrisburg. Other counties involved are Lehigh, Schuylkill, Berks, and Northampton. A recently passed law permits various counties of the state in six regions or districts to establish central prisons and prison farms. The cost of operation would be divided by the five counties.

Mischief incidents reported

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on two incidents of criminal mischief.

Richard T. Vetland, 49, of Stroudsburg, reported someone damaged two windows on his rental property at 28 North 209, in Gilbert, Polk Township, Monroe County, sometime between July 10 and 23. Damages were estimated at $230.

Robert James Hoffman, 36, of 215 White St., Weissport, reported unknown persons poured dark colored liquid into his pool. The incident occurred sometime between midnight and 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 24.

Area woman celebrates 91 years

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Helen (Olczewski) Anderson
Helen (Olczewski) Anderson

Helen (Olczewski) Anderson, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 91st birthday on July 30.

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 1919, Helen also resided in Dixhills, Long Island and Montauk, Long Island. She attended Hofstra University where she earned her bachelor's degree in business administration and teaching. She worked at the Chemical Bank & Trust Company in Manhattan as the secretary to the vice president of the bank.

She married Henry Anderson on Aug. 19, 1939 and they were married for 55 years until his passing.

One officer promoted, two part-time policemen hired

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

New hires, a promotion and a resignation of a police officer topped the agenda at last evening's Mahoning Township supervisors' meeting culminating in a 45-minute executive session to discuss personnel as well as an agreement to advertise for part time and full time police officers.

Nicole Donatone: Making singing memories

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Nicole Donatone sings old and new country favorites as opening act for Sammy Kershaw at Penn's Peak.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Nicole Donatone sings old and new country favorites as opening act for Sammy Kershaw at Penn's Peak.

Opening for country star Sammy Kershaw at Penn's Peak was local songstress, Nicole Donatone and "The Who Knows Band."

She opened with a little Patsy Cline in "Write Me in Care of the Blues" and "I Fall to Pieces," followed by "I Feel Lucky," and LeAnn Rimes' "Blue." She paid tribute to country's queen, Loretta Lynn in "Coal Miner's Daughter" and belted out Miranda Lambert's "The House that Build Me" and ended with a soulful "Last Blue Moon of Kentucky."

Tamaqua area begins healthcare planning effort

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Tamaqua Area Community Partnership has selected St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network's Community Health Department to conduct a community health and resource assessment throughout the Tamaqua area.

Hollie Gibbons, MPH, RD, LDN, manager, disease prevention initiatives, a community health manager at St. Luke's Hospital and Health Network, has recently contacted local business, government, education, health care, and community leaders to discuss the implementation of the "Community Health Improvement Task Force".

Sammy Kershaw performs at Penn's Peak "Cadillac Style"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Sammy Kershaw sings country music like "back when country was country" at Penn's Peak.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Sammy Kershaw sings country music like "back when country was country" at Penn's Peak.

Sammy Kershaw made his first appearance on the Penn's Peak stage in Jim Thorpe on Friday night, to the delight of a house full of fans.

He appeared out of a hazy fog, as if stepping from a Louisiana bayou, of which this Kaplan, Louisiana boy knows something about.

He also knows something about making hit songs and started the evening with a Cajun kick singing his 2000 hit "Louisiana Hot Sauce," followed by "She Don't Know She's Beautiful," "Anywhere But Here" and "Yard Sale."

He told the crowd that he loves country music.

National Guard members honored

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Floyd C. Brown, second from right, commander of the Lehighton American Legion Post, presents certificate and medal to Staff Sgt. Stephen Barrett of Frackville, a member of the Lehighton National Guard Armory. Looking on are, l-r, Fred M. Schaffer, incoming Legion Commander; Harry J. Wynn III, past post commander; national guard members Staff Sgt. Sean Blinn of Forty Fort and Staff Sgt. Kevin Jefferson of of Upper Darby, and Richard Fink, Legion adjutant.

Carbon County court news

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bill owed

Edgar L. Getz, HC1 Box 10A, White Haven, filed an action against Golden Oaks Village Inc., 3 Golden Oaks Drive, Kidder Township, White Haven.

The suit states the plaintiff was contracted to put topcoat on th parking area of the defendant's property and a bill is owed for the work. Sought is damages not in excess of $50,000.

THS Class of 1953 hosts picnic

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Class of 1953 of Tamaqua High School held its annual class picnic on Saturday, June 26. There were 41 classmates and 17 guests in attendance.