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August 2010

Carbon driver cited for DUI in Lehigh

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Carbon County driver was cited for driving under the influence in Lehigh County.

State police at Fogelsville said about 8:23 p.m. on Aug. 15 Herbert Hernandez, 50, of Lansford, was stopped along Industrial Road, just west of SR100, in Upper Macungie Township. Troopers said as a result of that stop Hernandez will be charged with DUI

Ladies donate to Lansford fire company

Monday, August 30, 2010
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Lansford branch of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association donated $500 to the Lansford Fire Company. Presenting the check was auxiliary president Veronica Bazik along with Mary Ciganek, vice president; and Louise Dunstan, treasurer/financial secretary. Accepting the check are fire company members front, Mark Kosica, Jason Diehl. Back row are Chris Aungst, Ron Hood, Bryn Zellner, David Aungst, and Mike Doerr.

Girls cross country capsules

Monday, August 30, 2010

JIM THORPE

Head coach Drew Benyo (23rd season)

Assistant coaches Janet Ginder

Last year's record 3-8

League Schuylkill League

Classification AA

Key losses Tyra Brown, Emily Andrews, Elizabeth Schneeberger-Klotz

Key returnees Erin Bucci (Jr.), Gabriella Miller (Jr.), Samantha Miller (Jr.), Caitlyn Henninger (Jr.), Kayla Susko (Jr.), Tiffany Erney (Jr.), Briana Gehres (So.)

Others to watch Danielle Juracka (Jr.), Sara Kimborowicz (Jr.), Courtney Martinelli (Jr), Brittany Scherer (So.), Rebecca Osborne (So.), Catherine Condly (Fr.)

Silver Creek fire tower dog hike

Monday, August 30, 2010

A dog walk/hike will be held on Saturday, Sept. 11, at Locust Lake State Park, between 12:30 and 3 p.m. The hike is four miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The pine stands and brush are perfect habitat for birds and other wildlife. The hike will go up the top of the mountain. Meet at the visitor parking lot at Locust Lake State Park located before the contact station. Bring your dog for a nice relaxing hike in the woods. All pets must be leashed and get along with people and other pets.

60th annual barbershop coalcracker show in Tamaqua

Monday, August 30, 2010
In addition to the performance by the Coalcracker Chorus, the Harmony Extravaganza also included a guest quartet appearance by 'Round Midnight', a cappella quartet of music educators from the Long Island/Manhattan area of New York. Pictured from left are 'Round Midnight' members T.J. Carollo (baritone), Jeff Glemboski (bass), Wayne Grimmer (lead), and Larry Bomback (tenor).
In addition to the performance by the Coalcracker Chorus, the Harmony Extravaganza also included a guest quartet appearance by 'Round Midnight', a cappella quartet of music educators from the Long Island/Manhattan area of New York. Pictured from left are 'Round Midnight' members T.J. Carollo (baritone), Jeff Glemboski (bass), Wayne Grimmer (lead), and Larry Bomback (tenor).

The Coalcracker Chorus presented its "Barbershop Harmony Society" 60th Annual Harmony Extravaganza on Sunday at the Tamaqua Area School District Auditorium.

In addition to the performance by the chorus, the Harmony Extravaganza also included guest quartet appearances by 'Round Midnight', a cappella quartet of music educators from the Long Island/Manhattan area of New York.

Criminal mischief incident in Monroe

Monday, August 30, 2010

State Police at Lehighton continue to investigate a criminal mischief incident that occurred recently in Monroe County.

State police said the Polk Township zoning officer reported that an unknown actor cut metal wires used to brace a stone wall at Hell Hollow Road near Dotters Creek sometime between 4 p.m. Aug. 25 through 9 a.m. Aug. 26.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police at Lehighton at (610) 377-4270.

ON THIS DATE

Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30, 2002 Ryan Bleam returns the opening kickoff of the season 88 yards for a touchdown and Northwestern goes on to gain a 28-13 Colonial League win over Notre Dame. Bleam finishes the contest with three touchdowns, hitting paydirt on runs of 2 and 18 yards. Ray Keshel carries 11 times for 141 yards and a TD as the Tigers, coached by Bob Mitchell, total 292 yards on the ground.

Slatington man drunk in Tamaqua

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Slatington man was cited by Tamaqua police after he was discovered sleeping in a doorway at the Berwick House Apartments on West Broad Street. The incident was rported at 11 p.m. on Wednesday.

Barry Rausch, 39, who gave officers an adress of 443 S. Walnut St., Slatington, was found asleep in the doorway blocking anyone from entering or exiting. He had a strong odor of alcohol on his person and exhibited signs of intoxication when he was awakened by officers.

Andreas VFW hosts all-veterans free picnic

Monday, August 30, 2010
Andreas VFW hosts all-veterans free picnic
Copyright 2010

The Andreas General George S. Patton Jr VFW Post 5069 of Andreas hosted their 2nd Annual All-Veterans Free Picnic at Cheese's Grove in Andreas recently. All veterans, not just VFW members, and their guests were invited to attend the picnic. Above, veterans and family members pose for a quick photo during the picnic while other veterans and family members socializing, bottom photo.

Eldred supervisors

Monday, August 30, 2010

St. Matthew's UCC Sunday School

Sunday School will restart on Sept. 12 at St. Matthew's UCC in Kunkletown at 10:30 a.m. There are Sunday School classes for children of preschool age to adults. Please consider joining them for the start of a new Sunday School year.

Church worship service is at 9 a.m. every Sunday.

Confirmation classes

Confirmation classes will begin at St. Matthew's on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Anyone who is at least in 7th grade is invited to attend. If you have any questions, call 610-381-2442.

Eldred Township supervisors

Senior community hosts annual picnic

Monday, August 30, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Heritage Hill Senior Community residents and their families enjoyed their annual picnic at Eurana Park in Weatherly.

Horse meeting open to public

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Lehigh Valley Horse Council will hold a regular meeting/demonstration/lecture on Thursday, Sept. 16. The topic for the evening's demonstrations will be all about bits-spit it out, with guest speaker Al Miskevish. The meeting will be held at Manito Equestrian Center, located at 2160 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

It will start at 7 p.m. This event is free to the public. Anyone wishing further information concerning the meeting or the Lehigh Valley Horse Council can call (610) 837-7294 or (610) 704-4130.

Girl Scout rally

Monday, August 30, 2010

Girl Scout Service Unit 310 will hold their Fall Product Rally Thursday Sept.2, from 6-7:30 p.m. at St Johns UCC in Tamaqua. All girls are invited to attend to pick up their order forms.

Rig driver facing charges

Monday, August 30, 2010

A tractor trailer rig driver is facing charges following an incident that occurred along Interstate 81 in West Mahanoy Township, Schuylkill County, about 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26.

State police at Frackville said a 2003 Ford E350 van was parked along the bern with the driver behind the wheel waiting for a tow truck. Keith L. Fields, 48, of Ellicott City, Md., driving a 2005 Freightliner tractor with trailer southbound left the road and the passenger side mirror struck the van's mirror.

New Ringgold man cited in Tamaqua

Monday, August 30, 2010

A New Ringgold man has been cited by Tamaqua police after an incident at Pieracini's Market, 107 Hunter St.

According to police a man walked into the market and deli Tuesday evening and ordered a party pizza. While he waited for the order he opened a bag of chips and consumed the contents. When the pizza arrived, he picked it up, then refused to pay for it because he had been made to wait so long.

Juvenile 'vampire' cited in Tamaqua

Monday, August 30, 2010

A 13-year-old Tamaqua male has been cited after reportedly biting two juvenile girls on their necks.

Officers received a report about the incident at 9:35 p.m. on Aug. 17, when one of the girls' mothers called to complain about the biting incident. After interviewing the girls, ages 11 and 15, officers were able to identify the male, who told officers the girls had asked to be bitten.

The boy was cited for harassment.

Auditions

Monday, August 30, 2010

Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theatre

Carbon/Schuylkill Community Theatre is holding auditions for two shows to be performed this fall.

Auditions will be 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 31, and Thursday, Sept. 2, at The Studio, 255-257 E. Ridge St., Lansford.

The theatre group will put on two one-act mysteries Oct. 23-24. Needed are one young man (teens-through 20s); one middle-aged man (40s-50s); one woman (30s-50s); three women (40s-50s); one woman (50+). Those auditioning will be asked to read from the script.

Firemen's statue in Slatington to be rededicated

Monday, August 30, 2010

A historic landmark that helped put Slatington on the map is set to reach the century mark.

Slatington Hose Company No. 1 has announced that the Firemen's Statue/Drinking Fountain located in the 500 block of Main Street will be rededicated and unveiled with a ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11 at 1 p.m. as part of the statue's 100th anniversary celebration. In addition, a 9/11-memorial ceremony will be held in conjunction with the statue rededication.

Monroe man jailed for assault incident

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Monroe County man was jailed this week for assaulting his son and threatening him with a machete.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Wednesday, Aug. 25, about 6:52 p.m. officers were dispatched to 2009 Cedar Drive, in the Emerald Lakes development, in Long Pond, for a domestic incident involving a male with a machete.

Upon arrival officers were told by Kyre Nero, 19, of that residence, that his father, Kenny Nero, 47, had choked and hit him and threatened him with a machete. Police said they observed injuries on the teen.

Tamaqua Class of 1940 holds 70-year reunion

Monday, August 30, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A 70th Anniversary Reunion Picnic was held Aug. 21 by the Class of 1940 of Tamaqua High School. Carl Hafer hosted an old-fashioned picnic at the Knights of Columbus, Coaldale. Fourteen class members and 25 guests attended. Classmates attending were, seated from left, Margaret Demichele Mettenet, Harrisburg; Julia Constantine Quici, Berwin; Ruth Deem Brown, Tamaqua; Fern Clemson Kelton, New Town Square; and Fern DeArmit Edwards, Lake Milton, Ohio.

Drunk in public

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Monroe County man has been cited for public drunkenness.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 2:23 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, officers on patrol observed a male stumbling along SR940 in the area of the Uni-Mart in Pocono Lake.

The male was identified as Stephen Snook, 46, of Blakeslee. He was found to be intoxicated. He was cited, placed in custody and transported to the county prison in Snydersville.

Attempted break-in, thefts probed

Monday, August 30, 2010

State police at Lehighton reported on an attempted burglary, theft and criminal mischief incidents occurring earlier this week.

The attempted break-in occurred at the residence of Carmela Zaccheo, 54, of 125 Drakes Drive, Penn Forest Township, Jim Thorpe. Troopers said about 1:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, unknown criminals smashed a side door window to gain entry to the home. As the criminals entered the home an alarm sounded which apparently scared them off.

Two theft incidents are being probed.

On this date

Monday, August 30, 2010

August 30, 1958

Miss Betty Holmberg of the South Ward Playground will reign as princess over the 1958 Indian Festival activities in Tamaqua, with Joseph Johnson of the North and Middle Ward Playground as her consort. The young princess and chief were chosen by the votes of those who attended the Settlers' Ball in the Maennerchor Hall in Tamaqua. Johnson and David Houser of the South Ward Playground were tied in the selectionof chief, but a recount gave Johnson the honors.

Tamaqua man admits to thefts

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Tamaqua man has reportedly confessed to two recent theft incidents in the borough.

Joseph L. Cierlitsky, 19, of 445 E. Willing St., admitted breaking into a home and a car on Aug. 9. He told officers he sold the items taken during the burglaries and used the money for drugs.

The vehicle in question is owned by a Karissa Hunara and was parked in the area of the public library. Items removed from the car included two XM radios and an MP3 player, with a total value of $630.

Jim Thorpe Democrats to meet on Sept. 8

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Jim Thorpe Democratic Association will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. in the small conference room of the Inn at Jim Thorpe. Edith Lukasevich, president, will be in charge of the sessions and asks all committeemen and committeewomen from the town to attend, as well as any interested party.

Barnesville woman among 13 to enter guilty pleas

Monday, August 30, 2010

A Barnesville woman entered a guity plea recently in the Schuylkill Court to possession of a controlled substance and was placed on probation by Judge Jacqueline Russell who also sentenced 13 others who entered guilty pleas.

Composting workshops slated

Monday, August 30, 2010

The Penn State Master Gardeners of Schuylkill County has scheduled three composting workshops for county residents. Two of the sessions will be held at the Extension Ag Center, off the Gordon Agle Trail in Pottsville, while the third will be held at the Frackville Library. All of the workshops will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.

The sessions are designed to teach residents how to make compost and use it in the lawn and garden.Information on the recycling of non-compostable material will also be included.

Tamaqua's Carroll is off and running

Monday, August 30, 2010
Joe Plasko/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua junior Amber Carroll is already out of the gates and running well, if the results from two preseason races this month are any indication.
Joe Plasko/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua junior Amber Carroll is already out of the gates and running well, if the results from two preseason races this month are any indication.

Amber Carroll is a soft-spoken individual who is modest about her goals and accomplishments.

What the Tamaqua Area High School junior has already achieved as a distance runner speaks volumes.

As a freshman, Carroll won the Schuylkill League Cross Country Championship at Tuscarora State Park, finished as District 11 Class AA runner-up at Lehigh University and placed 18th at the PIAA State Meet on Hershey's Parkview course.

Relay for Life

Saturday, August 28, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The Relay For Life of the Tamaqua-Carbon chapter of the American Cancer Society held a post event fundraiser event recently at the Hometown Fire Company called "Let's Relay and Play Some More". Relay For Life dancers doing the twist and leading the locomotion dance train are Casey Stephens and Barry Lutz from McAdoo.

Fantasy football

Saturday, August 28, 2010

If you are any kind of NFL fanatic, you are probably locked in to a Fantasy Football League somewhere, whether it be with a group of friends or on a few online sites that offer you free league status this time of year.

For the past couple of weeks, I've been meddling through some of the tabloids I subscribe to and other sites along the way and have come up with a list of top prospects that I'll carry with me when draft day rolls around.

Military sense

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Our military is a no nonsense organization, no matter what branch you serve. Some of the most logical wisdom comes from training manuals.

A case in point was recently sent to me by a reader. See if you agree with the intelligence of the following advice that came from various manuals.

'If the enemy is in range, so are you.'

– Infantry Journal

'It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you just bombed.'

– US. Air Force Manual

'Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword, obviously never encountered automatic weapons.'