Magisterial District Judge Casimir Kosciolek was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work. Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board (MJEB) and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts (AOPC), the educational program for Magisterial District Judges is held in Harrisburg.
Sixth annual competition may be the last held at high school
Culminating weeks of competition, which had seen the original group of 25 competitors narrowed down to nine finalists, the title of "Jim Thorpe Idol 6" was awarded to Caitlin Henninger. The final evening of competition was held in the auditorium of Jim Thorpe Area High School.
For her presentationCaitlin sang "Pyramid." She did an encore of song after the announcement of her victory.
A hit and run driver is being sought in Schuylkill County.
State police at Schuylkill Haven said a driver was turning left from Greenview Road to go north on SR61 in North Manheim Township, about 5:26 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 26. For unknown reasons the driver traveled off the side of the road while Kimberly R. Emerich, 42, of Schuylkill Haven, was traveling northbound in a 2002 Dodge Neon.
The rear bumper of the other vehicle struck the front of the Neon. After impact the other driver continued north on 61 and then turned right onto SR443.
State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident at a milling site in Schuylkill County.
Troopers said unknown criminals backed a pickup trucks up the milling equipment, shined lights from the bed of the trucks onto the equipment and removed various items. The site is located along Pine Valley Road at Sprcue St., in East Brunswick Township.
Looking for the perfect holiday gift for friends who love to visit Jim Thorpe or have moved away? According to Bill Allison, calendar committee chair of the Jim Thorpe Rotary Club, it recently arrived-as the Rotary Club of Jim Thorpe 2011 Calendar.
Rotary's stocking stuffer, now in its second year of publication, is a venue to display images of the Victorian town and its homage to its Olympian namesake by several local photographers.
Clouds of black smoke reached far into the sky behind the Lehigh Township municipal building on Oct. 24. Before the firefighters could be expected to reach the fire the living room was in flames. However, Lehigh Township firefighters were already on hand because the fire was the first half of a residential sprinkler demonstration held by the fire company.
The fire company received a $1,000 grant - one of only 100 in the entire country. There were four or five in the state, said Roger Spadt, fire marshal. The grants were provided by the Home Fire Sprinkler Association.
It was a bad week in the Poconos for the Pleasant Valley soccer team.
Last week, the Bears' undefeated Mountain Valley Conference season was spoiled in the championship game by Pocono Mountain East.
Wednesday night, Pocono Mountain West upset the Bears, 2-1, in the opening round of the District 11 Class AAAA playoffs.
It was a stunning end to what appeared to be a very promising season for Pleasant Valley.
Grist Mill road in Mahoning Township was closed for several hours after a box type delivery truck snagged some wires snapping off a utility pole. The pole carried a transformer and live power lines. The site is about a hundred feet south of Rt. 902. It was unknown how many electrical customers were without power due to the incident. The transformer ruptured sending a flow of oil down the roadway. Mahoning Township police are investigating the incident.
Last Saturday Penn Kidder PTA's Seventh "Annual Fall Festival" was held at the Penn Kidder Campus of the Jim Thorpe Area School District.
All kinds of ghosts, ghouls, goblins, and other strange creatures invaded the school's gym and cafeteria to enjoy a day of carnival games, costume contests, music, dancing, and food.
There was a Chinese auction which had over 100 items in it including two bicycles and in addition to that, there was also a 50-50 raffle
Jim Thorpe are investigating a luring of a child incident.
Police said a white male in his 50s allegedly tried to lure two juveniles into his vehicle. The incident occurred in the area of Leisure Lane on Monday, Oct. 25, about 4:30 p.m.
The male was reportedly driving a gray Cadillac. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 325-4995.
The Owl Creek Reservoir Commission (OCRC) held its
Owl Creek Fall Foliage Hayride event this past weekend. Visitors, young and old, enjoyed haunted hayrides, a campfire, pumpkin painting, marshmallow roasting, face painting, hay maze, prizes, funnel cakes and other
festive foods. Aislynn Gallagher, 5, Alice Taylor, and Ed Sookikian, dress as witches and a devil to scare riders. Carlee Deetz, left, and Roger Taras, both from Tamaqua, stick their heads through the Owl Creek Reservoir
Displaying facsimiles of checks presented to them by Wal-Mart in Mahoning Township, during the store's grand opening Wednesday morning, are, left to right, Johnette Lenik and Bob Miller, representing Mahoning Valley Ambulance; Mark Ebbert, chief of Mahoning Valley Fire Department, and Ken Barnes, Chief of Police in Mahoning Township. The store gave $25,000 in donations. Other recipients were the Trinity Luther Food Bank and the Shriner's Children's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.
Jaime Price of Nesquehoning, has been elected 2011 class senator of the Student Government Association (SGA) by the Susquehanna University student body. She will hold the position for the 2010 academic year.
Motorists must be careful with trick or treat activity
With many communities holding trick-or-treat nights this week, PennDOT Secretary Allen D. Biehler urged motorists to slow down and watch carefully for little princesses, witches and pirates.
A Bucks County man was jailed on Monday for a robbery in Schuylkill County.
State police at Schuylkill Haven said James Edward Cheety, 26, of Bensalem, was committed to the county prison in Pottsville on charges of robbery, simple assault, theft and harassment.
A Lansford man was jailed for retail theft following an incident in Nesquehoning.
On Oct. 20 about 8:35 p.m. Officer Carl Briener was dispatched to Redners Warehouse Market for a theft report. On scene Briener placed the suspect, Richard E. Ergie, of 522 E. Patterson St., in custody for theft. Erige is accused of stealing a roll of tape and Unisom pills totaling $10.04 in value.
Schuylkill Products of Cressona continues to deliver super loads of steel re-enforced concrete beams to a construction site along the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. On Wednesday, two 154-foot-long beams traveled along Route 895 to Route 248. There they continued to Lehighton, crossing the McCall bridge, and proceeding south on Route 209 along the Lehighton bypass. They were then backed into the road leading past the Lehigh Sewage Treatment Plant to the job site 2.5 miles south.
Oct. 28, 1960
A hayride float, sponsored by a Jim Thorpe group, was among the winning entries in the Lehighton Halloween Parade last night, claiming a $12 reward.
An estimated 5,000 persons watched the mammoth line of march in which an estimated 1,500 men, women and children took part.
The Nesquehoning High School Band won second prize in the junior musical organizations category, winning $65.
The six division fete was sponsored by the Lehighton Chamber of Commerce and the United Veterans Organization.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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)
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.
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.
Although Wal-Mart had its grand opening Wednesday, there are still issues which need resolution to match the development plans submitted to the township at the start of the project according to the township engineer T&M Associates' letter. But the supervisors, following a discussion, unanimously approved the plan subject to the fulfillment of the conditions outlined in the engineer's letter.
"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.