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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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)
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."
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.
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.
"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.
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.
Dale Albert Kisthardt to Corey Ruggiero, McAdoo, property at rear 501 E. Grant St., McAdoo, $30,000.
East Side Boro
Janet Irraci to Janet Ieraci, 336 Bridge St., White Haven, property at 336 Bridge St., $1.
Carlo Pissani to Lars C. Caspersen, 601 South Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 601 South Ave., $172,500.
Harold Ruff to James J. Paluck, 645 Onoko Lane, Jim Thorpe, Lot 134, Leisureland, $38,000.
Kara L. Steele to Aaron M. McAnulty, 1210 Fern St., Jim Thorpe, property at 1210 Fern St., $1.
Polk Twp. Historical Society Meeting
The Polk Township Historical Society will meet on Monday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. at the Polk Township municipal building in Kresgeville. The evening's guest speaker will be William Dorshimer. Mr. Dorshimer served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He will share memories of his experiences as a member of the liberation forces in the European Theater. A short business meeting will follow the special presentation. Everyone is welcome to attend. For additional information, please call Pat at 610-681-8984.
The Marian High School Hall of Fame Committee will hold its induction dinner for the Class of 2010 on Sunday, Oct. 31, at The Grand Ballroom of Kelly's Irish Pub, Lansford.
The committee inducts 10 athletes every two years. Inductees of coaches are also determined by committee members.
The program will begin with a social hour at 3 p.m., followed by the dinner and the induction ceremonies. Tickets to the dinner can be obtained by calling Bill O'Gurek, 570-645-4148; Emmett McCall, 570-645-2093; or Jack Malarkey, 570-668-2116.
The inductees include:
Fran Brennan with Chip. a four-month-old German Shepard. Every Tuesday, they visit the Dimmick Library for a "read to the dog" program. "It teaches kindness and a dog does not judge you," Brennan said.
The Oct. 11 program of the Palmerton Area Historical Society was scheduled to be about William Penn with a video of the reconstruction of his home, Pennsbury Manor. Instead Secretary Betsy Burnhauser substituted a program about the Constitution because "our Constitution is under assault."
In 1777 the Continental Congress passed the Articles of Confederation which gave very little power to a central government. A group met at Mount Vernon in 1785 and decided maybe something should be done. There were more meetings at Annapolis and Montpelier (James Madison's home).
Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on several arrests made by officers recently.
On Saturday, Oct. 23, officers made a traffic stop along SR940 at Joe's Kwik Mart for a vehicle code violation. Officers detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and found was a marijuana cigar roach, inside a purse belonging to Latisha Eaves, 20, of Albrightsville.
Charlie Conklin from Friends and Fans of PV Boys' Basketball personally thanked the Pleasant Valley School District and school board for a new scoreboard and time clock in the old PVHS gym. The club contributed $500 and with other clubs' contributions, for a total of $1,300.
Enrollment for the Pleasant Valley School District in October was 6,416. Dr. Douglas Arnold, PVSD superintendent said that it appears to be holding.
The school board approved for hire:
*Romario Relosa, casual security officer; Scott Olsen, Michael Sarnelli
Three persons were arrested following an incident in Monroe County.
Pocono Mountain Regional police said on Friday, Oct. 22, officers responded to 1831 Fairhaven Drive, in A Pocono Country Place, in Tobyhanna, to assist police from Newark, N.J., in serving a fugitive from justice warrant. They were attempting to serve papers on Shaquan M. Johnson, who was wanted for aggravated assault, possession of weapons and other charges stemming from a shooting in Newark. Newark police had received information that Johnson was residing at the above= stated address.
Lois Evelyn (Sands) Holman, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 97th birthday on Nov. 1.
Born in Hazleton in 1913, Lois was married to Allan Williams for 47 years until his death in 1979, and to David Holman Sr. for 10 years until his death in 2000.
Lois is a member of the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross and received recognition for more than 50 years of service. She was instrumental in starting the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Weatherly and was also a volunteer worker in the Hazleton Red Cross office during World War ll.
A noise complaint to Tamaqua police on Saturday, Oct. 23, turned out a little differently than the caller envisioned.
Edward C. Roeder, 62, of 199 Owl Creek Rd., called police at 4:15 p.m. to complain about a noisy pick up truck that kept driving past his home, traveling faster than the posted speed limit. Patrolman Peter Wysochansky spoke with Roeder, telling him he would respond to his home as soon as he was finished with an incident he was investigating.