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September 2010

Palin is given protection from McAdoo man

Thursday, September 30, 2010

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Sarah Palin has been granted a restraining order against a McAdoo man accused of stalking and threatening her.

Alaska Magistrate Judge Colleen Ray issued a 20-day protective order Monday against 18-year-old Shawn R. Christy, finding probable cause to believe he had stalked the former governor.

Dog law violation

Thursday, September 30, 2010

State police at Fern Ridge have charged a Monroe County resident with a dog law violation.

Troopers said Fitzroy Johnson, of Effort, was charged after he allegedly allowed his five boxer dogs to escape from the interior confinement of his property at 2090 Treible Drive, Chestnuthill Township, and run free through the community.

The incident occurred aobut 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Tout wants more

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Another game, another offensive eruption for Northern Lehigh.

Friday night, the Bulldogs topped the 40-point mark for the fourth straight week as they buried Palisades, 52-0.

So far this season, Northern Lehigh's numbers are as intimidating as they are impressive. In four games, it has scored 194 points.

The Bulldogs' 48.5 points per game average is sixth best in the state and the best in District 11.

But if you expect Northern Lehigh coach Joe Tout to be singing his team's praises and making postseason plans, then you don't know Joe Tout.

Monroe resident victim of fraud

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Monroe County resident is a victim of fraud, theft and forgery.

State police at Fern Ridge said Joanne Boyle, 57, of Theresa Lane, Saylorsburg, Chestnuthill Township, reported someone charged $2,500 worth of merchandise on her credit card without her permission. The purchases were made during the period of Sept. 2 and Wednesday, Sept. 29, troopers said.

The investigation into the incident is continuing.

Slatington HS Class of 1952 reunites

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The Slatington High School Class of 1952 met recently to celebrate the class's 58-year reunion at the Slatington American Legion Post 16. Those attending included, front row, from left, Judy Lentz Shiner, Theo Jones Elias, Joan Skutches Heffelfinger, Melisse Phillips O'Brian, Pat Kuhnsman House and Shirley Frederick Kern. Second row, Abner Merkel, Pearl Hamm Follweiler, Marlene Levan Smith, Phyllis Schuck Hunsicker, Ruth Snyder Davies, Carolyn Krause Steele and Lucille Metzger Blose.

Tamaqua driver facing DUI charge

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Tamaqua man has been cited after police observed him fail to stop for a red light last Friday in the borough.

Patrolman Thomas Duarte was on patrol at 8:30 p.m. when he observed a white pick up truck fail to stop for a red light at the intersection of Railroad and Mauch Chunk streets. The officer initiated his lights and siren but the pickup proceeded to 310 Market St., then pulled into the driveway.

Carbon resident named new chief U.S. probation officer

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Carbon County resident has been appointed chief U.S. probation officer for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, based in Scranton.

Anthony C. Harvilla, of Tresckow, was promoted from senior probation officer to chief probation officer covering 33 counties in the district.

Harvilla is a former chief probation officer for Carbon County. He held that position until he was appointed a probation officer for the U.S. Middle District many years ago.

Lehighton Rotary Club has guest speaker

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Tony Sulkevich, President of Hazleton Area Habitat for Humanity, was guest speaker at a recent meeting of the Lehighton Rotary Club. Sulkevich spoke on the success that his organization has had in building and refurbishing houses in Schuylkill County and the positive impact it has had on the region. Pictured (L-R) are Rotarian Becky Wanamaker, Mr. Sulkevich, and Club President, Barbara Belon. The Rotary Club of Lehighton meets each Thursday morning from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. at Lehighton Hampton Inn.

Heavy rains may ease area drought conditions

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pennsylvania may experience some relief from extra dry weather conditions as a strong storm system heads up the coast today.

The storm system is a result of a slow moving upper trough and a stalled frontal boundary combining with the remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole.

A flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service for much of Northeastern Pennsylvania until Friday afternoon as the storm passes through the region today and tonight.

Memory walk scheduled for Heritage Hill

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly will chair the Carbon County Alzheimer's Memory Walk for the 10th consecutive year.

This year's event will be held on Saturday, Oct. 9 at Heritage Hill.

Registration for the walk is at 9 a.m. The three-mile walk through the picturesque borough of Weatherly begins at 10 a.m. For those who cannot participate in the walk, there will be other fundraising events at Heritage Hill from 9 a.m. until noon. All proceeds go to the Alzheimer's Association.

Schuylkill bus authority holds first meeting since creation

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Establishing communication lines with ReDC0 for transferring operation of the Schuylkill Transportation System (STS) bus line were among the topics discussed by the newly formed Schuylkill County Transportation Authority at its first meeting since its reorganization meeting held in August, which took place late Wednesday afternoon at the courthouse in Pottsville. The next three monthly meetings will be held at the STS Complex in Saint Clair.

What the Coaldale Complex inspection revealed

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A report compiled by engineers hired by borough council to inspect the Coaldale Complex includes the following findings:

Roof: The 10-year-old roof is a concrete deck under rubber roofing. The engineers observed that there was significant cracking that would allow water to enter, but there were numerous soft spots on the rubber membrane. The chimney has missing bricks and cracked mortar joints, and the rubber roof membrane is improperly flashed to the brick on all sides. Caulk is being used as the main deterrent to allowing water into the chimney.

Lehigh Township benefit festival and car show slated for Oct. 3

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The 23rd Lehigh Township Benefit Festival and Car Show is slated for Sunday, Oct. 3, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is held at Beck's Drive In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Route 248, Walnutport. Rain date is Oct. 10.

On this date

Thursday, September 30, 2010

September 29, 1951

The bodies of 579 Americans who lost their lives as a result of fighting in Korea are being returned to the United States aboard the Hossier State Victory, the Department of Defense announced. Included in the list of dead being returned is Pfc. Charles F. Bressler, brother of Mrs. Helen M. Reigel, 33 Third Avenue, Lehighton. The ship was expected to arrive at the San Francisco Port of Embarkation today.

Special service slated in Lansford

Thursday, September 30, 2010

The public is invited to attend a special service at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 to honor those who served in the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marines.

Those in the reserves or on active duty and their families are encouraged to attend the service, which will be held at St. John Slovac Lutheran Church, 1 East Abbott St., Lansford.

Organizations that want to bring flags must provide their own stands.

For more information, call (570) 645-3643.

Birth: Rodgers

Thursday, September 30, 2010
Lilly Anna Rodgers
Lilly Anna Rodgers

A daughter, Lilly Anna Rodgers, was born on July 21, 2010 at Schuylkill Medical Center, Pottsville, to Ashley and Thomas Rodgers of Hometown.

She weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces and measured 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ronald and Helene Zeigler of West Penn Township/Tamaqua.

Paternal grandparents are Charles and JoAnn Rodgers, Tamaqua.

Tamaqua news

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Writers' group

The Black Diamond Writers' Network will meet Oct. 16, from 10 a.m. until noon, at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St. Guest speaker will be Kelly Ann Butterbaugh, whose topic will be "copywriting."

The public is welcome to attend. The group also holds mini critiques during their meetings. Local authors are welcome to bring a page of their unpublished work for review.

The BDWN is a nonprofit organization offering writing education and networking opportunities.

The group meets the third Saturday of every month.

Fall fun and pumpkins too

Thursday, September 30, 2010
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Christy McDermott, right, of Nesquehoning stops for a picture after she put her girls, Rachel, 5, left; and Elianna, 1; on a cornstalk horse.
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Christy McDermott, right, of Nesquehoning stops for a picture after she put her girls, Rachel, 5, left; and Elianna, 1; on a cornstalk horse.

Parents and children from the Carbon County Right From The Start program recently visited Troxell's Pumpkin Patch in Lehighton for an educational and fun day on a farm. The kids had the opportunity to learn about animals and farm life, play in a corn maze, and pick a pumpkin. Right From The Start is a program that serves nearly 75 Carbon County children annually and helps parents to prepare their child for kindergarten through home visits, educational trips and more.

No sale; Complex to be made safer

Thursday, September 30, 2010
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Alfred E. Benesch & Co. engineer Gregory J. Kuklinski explains his report on a safety inspection of the Coaldale Complex to borough council members. In the background are councilmen Steve Tentylo, left, and Tom Keerans. Councilwoman Nancy Lorchak is partially obscured.
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Alfred E. Benesch & Co. engineer Gregory J. Kuklinski explains his report on a safety inspection of the Coaldale Complex to borough council members. In the background are councilmen Steve Tentylo, left, and Tom Keerans. Councilwoman Nancy Lorchak is partially obscured.

Coaldale borough council on Thursday voted unanimously to take four simple steps to make the deteriorated Coaldale Complex safe for the children and staff who occupy a Carbon County Head Start program there more than two weeks after engineers urged immediate action.

Monroe driver facing DUI count

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a traffic stop.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said about 3:52 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 28, officers stopped a vehicle along SR940 at Sullivan Road for failure to have a valid inspection sticker.

The driver was identified as Jesse Oltmann, of Tannersville. He was found to be under the influence and failed field sobriety tests. He was then transported to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for a blood test.

The DUI charge is pending the test results, police said.

Tamaqua driver facing DUI count

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

When a man jumped out of a moving car in Tamaqua on Saturday, Sept. 25, he caught the attention of Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Duarte, who was on a routine patrol.

It was 2:25 a.m. when Duarte noticed a red Jeep traveling south on North Railroad Street. As the Jeep made a left turn onto Mauch Chunk Street, a man appeared to fall from the front passenger seat, then roll on to the street. The officer stopped to render assistance, but the one time passenger said he jumped from the Jeep and was fine.

Annual Gathering to take place along Slate Trail

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

They band together for a community celebration along the Slate Trail.

That same allure is what will once again bind those who assemble for the Gathering in Slatington.

The annual event will be held along the Slate Heritage Trail from noon to midnight Saturday, rain or shine.

The Trail runs from Slatington, through Washington Township and Emerald, to the baseball fields in Slatedale.

Lehighton news

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

LIFE meets

Lehighton Interfaith Fellowship will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Third and Iron streets.

LALLC board meeting

The Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club Board meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30 at the Gothard Realty Office located on Interchange Road in Lehighton.

The Breakfast with Santa committee will meet at 6 p.m. before the regular meeting.

Crop Walk planned

LIFE is sponsoring a local Crop Walk for hunger on Sunday, Oct. 10. Registration is at 1 p.m. and the walk starts at 2 p.m.

Time to invest in 'Wall Street'

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is the third significant fall studio movie, along with "The Town" and "The American." Look for several Oscar nominations for "Wall Street."

"Wall Street," its full title references a Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) line in the original "Wall Street" (1987) and perhaps Neil Young's song, "Rust Never Sleeps" (1979), picks up the story in a post 9/11 Wall Street when Gekko is released after serving eight years in prison.

"One gold money clip, with no money in it," the guard says, then hands him a cell phone the size of a shoe.

Zoning officer responds to complaint about Washington Twp. junkyard issues

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Zoning officer Justin Yaich of Washington Township replied to the complaint of David and Patrina Meixsell on junkyard issues in the township:

The issue of Hanna's Junkyard has gone before the Common Pleas Court of Lehigh County and was appealed through the Commonwealth Court. Through the process the court determined, since thejunkyard was in operation since the 1960s, it was a pre-existing non-conforming use and should be treated as such.

Fillies and Bears stay unbeaten in girls volleyball league competition

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lyndsay Kusko makes a diving save during Panther Valley's match against Blue Mountain on Tuesday night. The Eagles won in four games.
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Lyndsay Kusko makes a diving save during Panther Valley's match against Blue Mountain on Tuesday night. The Eagles won in four games.

Marian and Pleasant Valley stayed unbeaten in league competition ingirls volleyball action on Tuesday.



In a battle of Schuylkill League Division leaders, Marian dominated Tri-Valey and rolled to a 25-14, 25-13, 25-7 victory.

The Fillies, who lead Division 4 with a 7-0 record, got another outstanding performance by sophomore middle hitter Marykate Sherkness. Sherkness, who already has 200 kills this season, had 16 more against Division 3 leading Tri-Valley. She also added nine digs.

Lehighton arrests

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Lehighton police reported on three arrests made by officers recently.

Police said on Sept. 21 about 3 p.m. Edwin Mertz, 51, of 131 Mauch Chunk St., Lehighton, was cited for public drunkenness in the 100 block of S. First St.

Ernest Dash, 42, of 17 Mahoning Drive East, Lehighton, was cited for violation of the borough's curfew ordinance involving his 15-year-old child. The incident occurred on Saturday, Sept. 28, about 2:30 a.m. at the rear of 101 N. First St.

A New England-style chowder with a taste of India

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
AP PHOTOS Part seafood chowder, part corn chowder and a hint of India is a winning combination in this curried corn and shrimp chowder recipe.
AP PHOTOS Part seafood chowder, part corn chowder and a hint of India is a winning combination in this curried corn and shrimp chowder recipe.

Being from New England, I hold to the idea that chowders – whether seafood or corn – must be thick. Very thick.

But that's where my marriage to tradition ends. I love both seafood and corn chowders, and I see no reason why they can't be combined. I also think that coconut milk and other flavors often associated with Indian cuisines work well with both.

And so I decided to bring them all together in one pot. Rather than the more traditional cream, I used a can of lite coconut milk to add the creamy richness chowders need, as well as starchy russet potatoes for body.

Palmerton Historical Society to meet

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Palmerton Area Historical Society's 20th birthday monthly event will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10 in the Little White Church, Third and Columbia streets. The Blue Mountain Paranormals will give a presentation and conduct an investigation in the church and historic burying ground at the rear of the church. Light refreshments will be served on the church lawn.

Motorcyclist facing Tamaqua charges

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

A Walker Township man is being cited by Tamaqua police following an incident that took place at 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.

Officer Thomas Rodgers was on patrol when he observed a black Harley Davidson motorcycle traveling on Mauch Chunk Street. The operator attempted to do a burn out and almost lost control. Tamaqua Sgt. Rick Weaver identified the motorcyclist as Nicholas Demyanovich, 38, of 1481 Valley Rd.

Another zoning hearing slated for Riverwalck Saloon

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The fate of Riverwalck Saloon, 8 Centre St., Parryville, (Route 248) will once again will be in the hands of the Parryville Zoning Hearing Board.

Atty. Michael Greek said on Tuesday night during a regular meeting of Parryville Council that Riverwalck Saloon owner Mark Stemler has appealed the decision of Parryville Zoning Officer Dick Fedor regarding his decision on the application of zoning permits and that because of that appeal Parryville Zoning Hearing Board will be asked to make a decision.