Wednesday, August 20, 2014
     

October 2010

Nominations sought for 2011 BCNEPA Gallery of Hope

Friday, October 29, 2010

Earlier this year, 10 Northeastern Pennsylvania residents took the brave step of sharing their personal stories of surviving breast cancer in an effort to inspire others who are facing the disease.

Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania (BCNEPA) collected their experiences for its 10th annual Gallery of Hope, a traveling display containing survivor profiles and educational materials designed to raise awareness about the importance of early detection and treatment in the fight against breast cancer.

BCNEPA is seeking nominations for its 2011 Gallery of Hope.

'Horror in the Closet'

Friday, October 29, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Green residence in Berlinsville is the subject of a Halloween night feature on The Animal Planet series called "The Haunted."
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Green residence in Berlinsville is the subject of a Halloween night feature on The Animal Planet series called "The Haunted."

Berlinsville home the focus of a chilling Animal Planet episode Halloween night

Just when it appears Halloween couldn't get any scarier ...

Television watchers with an affinity for the unconventional should adjust their sets to Animal Planet Sunday night.

Those who do will see a Northampton County landmark The Abraham Berlin III homestand in Berlinsville as well as the Lehigh Valley Lights Out Paranormal Team from Lehigh Valley, featured in Animal Planet's eerie paranormal series, "The Haunted." The spooky episode, which begins at 10 p.m., is titled "Horror in the Closet."

Two cars collide in West Penn Township

Friday, October 29, 2010
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Two drivers escaped serious injury Thursday evening when involved in a crash at the intersection of route 309 and 443 in the village of South Tamaqua, West Penn Township. The crash occurred near 6 p.m. According to West Penn police a car operated by a male was traveling south on state route 309 through the intersection. A late model Jeep operated by a female was traveling north and attempting to make a left turn onto state route 443 west. In doing so, the female pulled into the path of the south bound car with the two colliding in the south bound lanes.

Monroe woman facing theft count

Friday, October 29, 2010

A Monroe County woman is facing a charge of theft and receiving stolen property following an incident at a county nursing home.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said officers were called to the Mountain Health Care facility in Mt. Pocono about 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, to a report of a theft of money from an employee.

As the result of an investigation Stephanie Biroc, 28, of Tobyhanna, admitted her involvement in the theft, police said, and was charged with the two criminal counts.

Crusaders For a Cause help Lehighton Fire Department

Friday, October 29, 2010
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Members of the Lehighton Fire Department accept a donation from Crusaders For A Cause.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Members of the Lehighton Fire Department accept a donation from Crusaders For A Cause.

Fully aware that its water rescue certification is about to expire, the Lehighton Fire Department knew exactly where to turn.

Fortunately for the department, their call for help has been answered by an organization that pledges its support to such community endeavors.

As it has become known for, Crusaders For a Cause of Palmerton generously donated funds to pay for new water rescue equipment for the department.

Tamaqua news

Friday, October 29, 2010

Writers' workshop

The Black Diamond Writers' network will sponsor a workshop on writing mystery novels featuring Josh Berk, award winning writer of "The Dark Days of Hamburger Halpin." The workshop will be held from 1-3 p.m., Nov. 20 at the Tamaqua Public Library, following the monthly meeting of the BDWN.

The workshop will include exercises on plot, setting, character, dialogue, description and more. Participants will be able to brainstorm outlines for detective stories during the hands on writing practice.

Holden and Argall square off Tuesday

Friday, October 29, 2010

Beating an incumbent is a tall order. But that is what state Sen. David Argall has chosen to do attempt to unseat the incumbent congressman of the 17th Congressional District in Tuesday's General Election. The 125 polling places in Schuykill County open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Summit Hill LL will pay respect to Carnish

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Summit Hill Little League would like all past and present players, coaches and umpires to meet in front of St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church at 462 West Ludlow Street in Summit Hill today at 5 p.m. The group will be paying its final respects to former SHLL President Joseph "Chubby" Carnish.

Lady Bears back on top

Friday, October 29, 2010
PATRICK DEUTSCH/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Paige Band (15) and Crystal Cambria goes up for the block against East Stroudsburg North.
PATRICK DEUTSCH/TIMES NEWS Pleasant Valley's Paige Band (15) and Crystal Cambria goes up for the block against East Stroudsburg North.

EAST STROUDSBURG - It had been three years since the Pleasant Valley volleyball team hoisted the Mountain Valley Conference trophy.

Thursday night, this year's seniors got to feel its weight for the first time.

The top-seeded Bears took advantage of numerous East Stroudsburg North errors and went on to sweep the second-seeded Timberwolves, 25-17, 25-15, 25-14. It is the program's first MVC title since it won five straight from 2002 to 2006.

Nesquehoning council sets special meeting

Friday, October 29, 2010

There will be a special meeting of the Nesquehoning Borough Council at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 4. This meeting was already scheduled; however council will not be doing a full agenda, just the items that needed to be addressed.

The next regular council meeting will be held Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

District 11 Cross Country results

Friday, October 29, 2010

Girls Class AA

Team Legend and Scoring

The flu

Friday, October 29, 2010

Season is on the cusp

We're on the cusp of flu season, with aches, coughs, fever and sore throats looming large.

The flu can be serious business, leading to bronchitis, pneumonia and ear infections. An average of 36,000 people in the United States die each year from complications of the seasonal flu, according to U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia. The very young, the very old, pregnant women, and those with chronic illnesses including diabetes, heart disease and asthma are especially at risk.

CDC advises everyone older than 6 months to get the vaccine.

Six TN runners going to States

Friday, October 29, 2010
Six TN runners going to States
Copyright 2010

BETHLEHEM - Tyler Stelmack ran at the Colonial League cross country championships last week with a 100-plus degree fever.

At the District 11 Championships, held Thursday at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course, the Northwestern sophomore was closer to 100 percent, and he placed sixth overall in the Class AA race.

The top two teams and top 10 non-team finishers in each class earned berths at the PIAA State Championships, to be held Saturday, Nov. 6 on the Parkview course outside Hershey's Giant Center.

Tamaqua falls to Salisbury

Friday, October 29, 2010
Nancy Scholz/Special to the TIMES NEWS Tamaqua goal keeper Zack Lakitsky knocks the ball away from the cage during Thursday's district playoff game against Salisbury.
Nancy Scholz/Special to the TIMES NEWS Tamaqua goal keeper Zack Lakitsky knocks the ball away from the cage during Thursday's district playoff game against Salisbury.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP – A one-goal deficit was manageable. But when Salisbury went up 3-1 early in the second half, it was more than Tamaqua could overcome.

The No. 4 seed Falcons (14-4-1) won the District 11 Class AA boys soccer semifinal by that score and will meet Palisades Monday at Whitehall. The No. 5 seed Raiders (13-7) are eliminated and their season comes to an end.

"They out-hustled us," said Tamaqua head coach Greg Stewart. "They have a few really good ball skill players. And they're deep."

McFarland's NBA award predictions

Friday, October 29, 2010

By SHAWN MCFARLAND

The start of the 2010 NBA season has finally arrived. With that, so too has change.

Many players have switched teams or roles, while some coaches have begun, resurrected or ended their careers. The one thing that hasn't changed: the skill on the court.

Continuing to look for more improvement

Friday, October 29, 2010

By ED HEDES

While the guys up at the top of the Grid Picks standings continue to battle it out, there's been some movement down at the other end as well.

Andy Steinmetz and Jason Boris continue to vie for first place with Shawn McFarland quietly lingering two games behind them.

Down under, Bob Ford sits in last place, four games behind Emmett McCall, T.J. Engle and yours truly. The three of us are three games behind Rod Heckman.

Three legislative districts all have races this year

Friday, October 29, 2010

The three incumbent state legislators representing Schuylkill County and part of Berks County in the state House of Representatives all have opposition in Tuesday's General Election. There are eight candidates on the ballots seeking to represent the constituants from the 123rd, 124th and 125th Legislative Districts.

Summit Hill sued by contractor

Friday, October 29, 2010

Summit Hill borough has been named defendant in a civil lawsuit by a contractor that worked on the new municipal building, firehouse and community center.

Hoch Mechanical Inc., of 11 S. Dauphin St., Allentown, filed the action claiming the borough and the project architect, Fedetz & Martin, have failed to pay them for work done according to the contract signed between the parties.

Wind/truck damage Tamaqua traffic light

Friday, October 29, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Just before 2 p.m. yesterday, a vehicle struck a Tamaqua street light on Center Street (SR309) after the driver said the wind caused it. Tamaqua borough workers spent time repairing the light while the Tamaqua Police controlled traffic at both Center Street intersections.

Graduates from unit training

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Army National Guard Pvt. Donald F. Fernandes has graduated from One Station Unit Training (OSUT) at Fort Knox, Ky., which included basic combat training and advanced individual training (AIT).

During the first nine weeks of initial entry training (IET), the trainee completed basic combat training which included instruction in drill and ceremony, weapons, marksmanship and bayonet training, chemical warfare, field training and tactical exercises, marches, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, and Army history, traditions, and core values.

Farole emerges as offensive threat

Thursday, October 28, 2010

An injury to one player always creates an opportunity for another one.

When Lehighton lost two of their talented skill players in Jacen Nalesnik and Giuseppe Caruso, the Indians needed other players to step up their game.

Enter Anthony Farole.

A starter the entire season, but a secondary option early on, the junior has recently become one of the team's main weapons offensively.

Points galore

Thursday, October 28, 2010

One look at the summaries from last weekend's area football games tells the story.

Pleasant Valley and East Stroudsburg South combined for 75 points, Jim Thorpe and Schuylkill Haven put up a total of 69, and Northwestern and Pen Argyl lit up the scoreboard for 63 points. Of the eight games involving TIMES NEWS area teams, the lowest scoring contest produced a total of 39 points and 11 of the teams involved in those games scored at least 27 points.

Students 'Race for Education'

Thursday, October 28, 2010
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Sixth through eighth grade students of Saint Joseph Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe break away in a running start for their hour of participation in the school's "Race for Education" which was held last Friday on the track at the Jim Thorpe Area High School football field.
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Sixth through eighth grade students of Saint Joseph Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe break away in a running start for their hour of participation in the school's "Race for Education" which was held last Friday on the track at the Jim Thorpe Area High School football field.

Students from Saint Joseph Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe held their Eighth annual "Race for Education" last Friday on the track at the Jim Thorpe Area High School football field.

The students had sent out sponsor sheets for friends and family members to send in donations to sponsor them with either a per-lap or straight donation and so far they have raised $15,500.

All of the monies come back to the school eventually for things such as field trips, educational materials for the students and instructional materials for the teachers for prep for their classes.

Schuylkill driver facing charges

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Schuylkill County driver is facing charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), following an incident that occurred about 9:50 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26, along SR895, a tenth of a mile west of Fort Lebanon Road, in Auburn.

Andreas man cited in Tamaqua

Thursday, October 28, 2010

An Andreas man has been cited by Tamaqua police after he was found sleeping on a porch Wednesday morning.

Officers were dispatched to 230 Mauch Chunk St. at 3 a.m. where they found Justin Lawlor, 29, of 848 Lizard Creek Rd., asleep on the porch. Lawlor appeared to be in a highly intoxicated state. He was transported to the police station and cited for public drunkenness.

Nesquehoning arrest reported

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Nesquehoning police reported the arrest of a borough resident for theft and receiving stolen property charges.

Officer Timothy Wuttke filed the charges against Jaden Diacheysn, 24 N. Allen St. Wuttke received a report from Joan Diacheysn that her gold bracelet was stolen in the beginning of September. Through an investigation the officer learned that the bracelet was sold to a Nick Cuono in Nesquehoning.

The bracelet was recovered and the charges were filed against Diacheysn on Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Jim Thorpe, Marian meet in rivalry game

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Marian at Jim Thorpe

Friday, 7 p.m.

Records: Marian (1-7 overall, 0-6 Anthracite Football League); Jim Thorpe (6-2 overall, 5-2 Anthracite Football League)

PennDOT warns motorists of increased deer presence

Thursday, October 28, 2010

With the earlier onset of nightfall, motorists should be prepared to encounter white-tailed deer darting onto roads across Pennsylvania, said Penn-DOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler, P.E.

"There is typically a sharp rise in the number of deer-related crashes at this time of year," Biehler said. "Motorists can reduce their risk of being involved in a crash with a deer by driving defensively and staying alert, especially when driving between dusk and dawn."

Monroe arrests

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) and also a drug arrests, all stemming from vehicle stops.

About 2:45 a.m .on Sunday, Oct. 24, officers on patrol observed the driver of a Nissan Altima commit vehicle code violations. A traffic stop was made and the driver identified as Steevn Gonzalez-Rosales, 23, of Tobyhanna. 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.

On this date

Thursday, October 28, 2010

October 28, 2003

Two goals in a three-minute span propel Northwestern to a 2-1 victory over Moravian Academy in a District 11 Class AA semifinal field hockey matchup. Late in the first half, Jen Belknap gives the Tigers a 1-0 lead when she scores off an assist from Trisha Erney. Northwestern, coached by Cathy McCullough, gains an important insurance goal moments later when Lia Snyder takes a pass from Lauren Geiger and finds the back of the cage.

Fur Trade Rendezvous Reenactment Weekend scheduled

Thursday, October 28, 2010
Examples of pouches and powder horns used during the fur trade era, America's period of empire building. The Fur Trade Rendezvous Reenactment Weekend takes place on Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31 at Jacobsburg State Park.
Examples of pouches and powder horns used during the fur trade era, America's period of empire building. The Fur Trade Rendezvous Reenactment Weekend takes place on Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31 at Jacobsburg State Park.

"The fur trade era was America's period of empire building," noted Tim Lubenesky, director of the Fur Trade Rendezvous Reenactment Weekend to be held on Saturday, Oct. 30 and Sunday, Oct. 31 at Jacobsburg State Park.