Test results from the Northeast Wildlife DNA Lab at East Stroudsburg University helped the Pennsylvania Game Commission get a conviction in its case of Raymond Carl Kresge Sr., 66, Gouldsboro, who was found guilty of for unlawfully possessing a 600-pound male black bear.
Three youths were presented certificates for participating in American Legion youth programs by Shoemaker-Haydt Post 314, Lehighton. From left are, Kirk Arner, Keystone Boys State participant; Rachel Garrison, center, attended State Police Youth Week; and William Moran, also a participant in Keystone Boys State. Arner is a senior at Lehighton Area High School. Garrison is a junior at Lehighton Area High School and Moran is a senior at Pocono Mountain East High School.
Migratory birds, it seems, instinctively understand the link between food, health, and physical performance.
During other times of the year, migratory birds eat primarily insects and seeds. During migration, however, they eat deeply colored berries.
Why the change? Deeply colored berries are loaded with antioxidants, which have been shown in animals and humans to negate the oxidation exacerbated by bad diet, environmental pollution, and physical exertion.
Oxidation creates the inflammation that can lead to aging and disease.
Julieanne M. Bussell and Dale L. Heisler, 102 River Road, Tamaqua.
Tracy M. Smudin and Damien P. Earhart, 51 W. Main St., Quakake.
Rebekah E. Herring, 375 State Road, Barnesville, and Justin W. Koval, 305 State Road, Barnesville.
Anita M. Ohl, 342 Clark St., Tamaqua, and Keith T. Heffernan, 28 Fellin Lane, Zion Grove.
A son, Dominic James Lawrence, was born at 6:13 p.m. on Aug. 6, 2010 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, to Alecia and Trevor Lawrence Jr. of Lansford. He weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 21 inches long.
Dominic was welcomed home by his older siblings, T.J. Lawrence, 24; Casey Lawrence, 18; and Jayse Lawrence, 2.
Maternal grandparents are Dottie and Dave Farkas of Lehighton.
Paternal grandparents are Jackie and Trevor Lawrence Sr. of Summit Hill.
Join naturalist Robin Tracey on the Oak Loop Trail at Locust Lake on Thursday, Sept. 2. The trail is four miles in length and difficult. The trail loops around Locust Creek and traverses up the mountain for a great view of the forest below.
The days of rolling a suspect's fingers in ink and then on a card to record fingerprints at the neighborhood police station is going the way of striped prison suits in Carbon County – and the change just may begin within days.
The first steps toward implementation of the Live Scan Booking Station and Commonwealth Photo Imaging Network, which involves electronic fingerprinting and "mug shots," may be taken as early as Sept. 1, according to Acting Carbon County Correctional Facility Warden Timothy Fritz.
August 27, 1975
A pig scramble at the Carbon County Fair in Lehighton by 4-H members proved to be a lot of fun for the youngsters. The pigs are no longer greased and only five youths at a time can participate. Boys who caught pigs were Roy Bollinger, Scott Seltzer, Jeffrey Bauchspies, John Berger, Jerry Donati, and Gary Turek. Girls who caught the oinkers were Denise Leininger, Leah Dietrich, Mary Ebling, Robbi Kuehner, Julia Knappenberger, and Diane Turek.
The Summit Hill Water Authority continued in its initiative to bring solar power to the community.
Officials are exploring a system to power its physical plant and possibly the borough hall with a 345kw system engineered by Reading Electric in partnership with Borrego Solar. Last night the authority unanimously adopted a resolution of its intention to borrow up to $1.403 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a bomb scare incident at a Schuylkill County residence.
Troopers said the owner of an unoccupied structure at 159 W. Grande Ave. (SR209), in Porter Township, entered the premises about 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, to check it. On the second floor a device, resembling a bomb, was discovered.
Tremont borough police were called to the scene who then summoned troopers. The state police Hazardous Device and Explosive Section was called and determined the device was a facsimile.
Kathy Augustine makes 'colors to dye for'
When introducing Kathy Augustine at the July 29 program at the Kibler School, Towamensing Township, Kay Gilbert, president of Friends of Kibler, said Augustine had been there before to make a presentation. That time it was a program about spinning. Her mother-in-law, Connie Bieling, said Augustine spun wool to have something to dye.
"Tonight is all about color," said Augustine. "Color is defined by how the brain responds to light. Everyone perceives color in a slightly different way."
It was Sir Isaac Newton who saw how a prism broke color into the rainbow colors.
A Luzerne County driver was killed in a one-vehicle crash along Interstate 80 in Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County.
State police at Fern Ridge said Abdul Charles, 25, of Wilkes-Barre, was driving a 1996 Saturn sedan westbound about 4 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 26, in the left lane when he lost control for unknown reasons. The vehicle spun clockwise about 180 degrees and traveled off the road and onto the north berm.
The car then struck a tree, folding the vehicle in half around the tree, troopers said. Charles was pronounced dead at the scene.
Federal money to help 2 major local projects
Federal stimulus funds aimed at helping to lift the United States out of its dollar doldrums will help float two major local projects.
Carbon County commissioners on Thursday announced they would funnel federal economic recovery money in the form of bonds to help offset the costs of a $10 million sewer project in Palmerton and a proposed water park at Blue Mountain Ski Area.
There are two types of bonds, said Commissioners Chairman William O'Gurek.
Service projects supported by the Summit Hill Lions Club received a financial boost on Sunday, Aug. 8, when the club held its Ninth Annual Golf Tournament at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, Mahoning Township.
The Mahoning Township Lions Club is sponsoring an "Emergency Services Day" on Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Normal Square Chapel Pavilion on Fritz Valley Rd in Lehighton.
Participating will be the Carbon County Sheriff Dwight Nothstein, Mahoning Township Police Department, Mahoning Valley Ambulance, Mahoning Township Fire Company, Blue Mountain Health System offering blood pressure screening, the Penn Starr helicopter will be landing on-site at 11 a.m., and there will be activities for the kids.
Brother and sister, Dylan, 9, and Madeline, 4, Millard of Jim Thorpe were runway models for the Lord & Taylor School-La-La Fashion Show at the Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, N.J. They walked the runway with 20 other models ranging in age from 3-12. The runway was to flaunt the latest fall/winter fashion statements for school and play. Dylan and Madeline were picked through a modeling contest by Lord & Taylor Stores in New York and New Jersey. They are the children of Stephanie Millard of Jim Thorpe and Bob Millard of Nesquehoning.
Marian's golf team came away with three wins, while Panther Valley and Palmerton also both scored victories on Thursday.
Bangor, Saucon Valley and Northwestern each had a golfer shoot in the 70s, however the Slaters had two and went on to win both matches.
James Lobb and Stani Schiavone each fired a five-over 77 en route to the victory.
The Tigers were led by Nick Vebellio's 79. Teammate Cole Miller chipped in with an 83.
James Lobb 77, Stani Schiavone 77, Kyle Kosman 81, Alex Colton 85
Four people were taken to area hospitals early Thursday afternoon after a vehicle crashed into the rear of a Hometown business.
According to Cpl. Duane Frederick, Rush Township police, a car driven by Jean Bubernak, 76, Coaldale, struck the rear of a building at 219 Claremont Ave., SR309, about 1:04 p.m. The building houses Physical Therapy Specialists. Frederick said it appeared that Bubernak mistakenly stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake.
"She went to turn into the parking lot," said Frederick.
The Panther Valley School District got some very good news at last night's regular monthly meeting. Superintendent Rosemary Porembo announced that the district has met AYP (adequate yearly progress) in all three of the schools for the 2009-2010 school year, based on the scores from the PSSA exams. Last year, for the 2008-2009 school year, the District made 16 out of the 17 categories, however, the elementary school was still placed in School Improvement I and the high school was placed in Corrective Action. "This year, everything is green," said Porembo, referring to the results.
Do you know where the longest river in the world is located or what the fourth most populous country is? Families who attended magician Joe Keppel's "Explore the World and Read" magic show learned the answers to those questions and much more while enjoying an afternoon of magic, humor and fun at the Summit Hill Heritage Center last Saturday.
"Reading can open wonderful new doors and help you travel around the world," said Keppel who has been performing for thirty years and the last twenty years specializing in school shows that deal with reading.
One of the highlights of the year at Mrs. Bush's Personal Care Home in Kunkletown is the annual Pet Show.
"Our residents enjoy having visitors from the community, especially the four-legged kind," said Carrie Shafer, activities coordinator.
The invitation went out to the community to bring in animals with current updated shot records for the 4th Annual Pet show.
Mary Jane Sterling of Summit Hill brought her 2 1/2 year old Scottish Terrier, Dougal, dressed in a kilt and a Tam o' Shanter.
The Hazleton Fibromyalgia Support Group will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 1 at 6 p.m. at Faith United Church of Christ, located off the Airport Beltway behind Independence Toyota, Hazleton.
The guest speaker will be Betty Beltrami of The Sleep Center of Greater Hazleton, who will discuss "Sleep disorders."
For more information or directions, call Carol at (570) 788-6363 or Debbie at (570) 454-2821.
Family members and caregivers are also welcome to attend.
Carbon County commissioners on Thursday approved a $43,773 agreement with New World Systems to provide software to be integrated onto computer-aided dispatch for emergency medical dispatching.
"This will help dispatchers in their daily duties, primarily for emergency responses," said commissioners Chairman William O'Gurek.
He explained that instead of thumbing through flip cards to determine how to dispatch aid to a person having chest pains, for example, "this provides a computerized, online version to provide responses to callers, depending on the types of emergencies."
St. Ann Society
The Frances C. Jakabcin District of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Auxiliary will hold its fall meeting on Sunday, Sept. 19.
The event will be hosted by the Hazleton branches 45 and 105 and will be held in the Lobitz Catering Hall, Rt. 940, Hazleton, beginning at 1:30 p.m.
Members of the St. Ann Society of St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church, Lansford, and other local branch members who are planning to attend should call President Veronica Bazik, (570) 645-5253, to make reservations. The deadline is Friday, Sept. 3.
Jenyne Scarpati, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome P. Scarpati of Jim Thorpe, became the bride of Robert Paul Podlinski Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Podlinski Sr., of Cherry Hill, N.J. on Sept. 26, 2009 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jim Thorpe.
Monsignor John Chizmar and the Rev. James Ward concelebrated the double ring ceremony.
Kristine Betz was the organist, while Darryl Seiwell played the trumpet and Debra Reilly played the violin. Jeanette Richards was the soloist.
The Panther Valley School Board welcomed a new member last night – student body representative and high school senior John Owens.
The student representative is new this year, and a move that Superintendent Rosemary Porembo hopes will provide an important communication link between the board and the students.
"We hope to gain awareness of views regarding issues which affect students and work constructively with the student rep to ensure a quality education is being provided," she said.
Veronica Tripaldi, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Tripaldi, Jr. of Walnutport; and Jerome F. Scarpati, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerome P. Scarpati of Jim Thorpe, were united in marriage on June 19, 2010 at Immaculate Conception Church in Jim Thorpe.
The Rev. James Ward, Msgr. John Chizmar and the Rev. Terry Devino officiated the double ring ceremony.
Kristine Betz was the organist, while Penn Strings provided violin and cello accompaniment. Jeanette Richards and Daniel Marx were the soloists.
A car involved in a two-vehicle accident on Route 443 in Mahoning Township Wednesday night flipped about five times before mounting a guiderail and standing vertical in a ditch, police said.
A photo of the crash appeared on the front page of the TIMES NEWS yesterday.
Chief of Police Kenneth Barnes said the car which flipped was driven by Charles Alvin Zimmerman 44, of Main Road, Lehighton. He was driving a 2006 KIA Sportage and traveling east on Route 443.
U.S.S. Carbon County Navy Club of the United States will hold a meeting at the Summit Hill American Legion on Monday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Pennsylvania's squadron commander will be there. New members are welcome to attend.
File for divorce
David T. Vangieson, 341 Hemlock Drive, Sheppton, filed against Mary Jo Vangieson, 48 W. Market St., Sheppton. They were married Apirl 20, 1984.
Andrew Lopata filed suit for divorce from Frances R. Lopata, both of 33 Ash Lane, Andreas. They were married June 25, 1996.
Brian R.Wirth, 7329 Saint Pete's Road, Macungie, filed suit for divorce from Rachel Jean Bales-Wirth, 11 Lower Road, Tamaqua R.D. They were married Nov. 7, 2009.
One driver was slightly injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred about 7:33 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25, along SR125 in Tremont Township, Schuylkill County.
State police at Schuylkill Haven said Allen T. Wolff, 34, of Tremont, was stopped within an active work zone by a flag man holding a stop sign behind several other vehicles, all southbound. Larry L. Smallwood, 77, also of Tremont, failed to stop with the front of his 1998 Plymouth Voyager striking the rear of Wolff's 2000 Chevrolet Silverado truck.