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May 2011

Man charged with harassment

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tamaqua police have cited Clyde Clayton Bachert, 52, of Tamaqua and Gettysburg, with harassment base on information provided by Bachert's brother, Wayne Bachert, 45, of Tamaqua and Hazle Township.

According to the complaint the older Bachert called his brother multiple times on May 18 issuing threats of bodily harm.

Bowmanstown student a finalist in MMI 'Best of the Best' program

Saturday, May 28, 2011
MMI "Best of the Best" finalists are, from left: Luke Yamulla, Robert Rosamelia, Sarah Moyer, Megan Kost (winner), Antonia Diener and Elijah Dove.
MMI "Best of the Best" finalists are, from left: Luke Yamulla, Robert Rosamelia, Sarah Moyer, Megan Kost (winner), Antonia Diener and Elijah Dove.

Sarah Moyer, seventh grader from Bowmanstown, was a finalist at the Freeland MMI Preparatory School's spring Best of the Best Performance Assembly.

The program recognized six students in seventh, ninth and 11th grades as "Best of the Best." Sarah, the daughter of Robert and Susan Moyer, was honored as a finalist for her presentation on the flute.

The "Best of the Best" winner was junior Megan Kost, daughter of Frank and Kathleen Kost, Freeland, for her presentation on Taylor Swift.

Lehighton Water Authority approved to replace coffer dam in the Lehigh Canal

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A coffer dam that has been missing from Lehigh Canal at Long Run since a high water event in the mid-1990s will be replaced, according Armand Galasso of the Lehighton Water Authority.

During a meeting of the Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission held Thursday at the Lehigh Canal at Weissport, Galasso presented a photo from 1985 which showed the coffer dam was originally located in the middle of the Lehigh Canal at Long Run. Galasso said it was put there to stop flooding downstream into Weissport from the Lehigh River.

East-central Pa. AHEC announces certification of health care specialists

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Shelba Scheffner, left, and Debra Youngfelt, executive director and health educator, of the East-central Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (East-central PA AHEC) were recognized as members of the first group to earn certification as Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES).
Shelba Scheffner, left, and Debra Youngfelt, executive director and health educator, of the East-central Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (East-central PA AHEC) were recognized as members of the first group to earn certification as Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES).

Shelba Scheffner and Debra Youngfelt, executive director and health educator, respectively, of the East-central Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center (East-central PA AHEC) were recognized as members of the first group to earn certification as Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES).

The newly created advanced-level certification, MCHES, is awarded by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC).

Man's best friend or worst nightmare

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The recent rash of dog attacks has led me to this conclusion.

The owners of dangerous dogs that attack people need to be heavily fined, and in a hurry.

Specifically those dog owners who allow their vicious animals to run loose that aren't licensed or leashed.

Such measures are necessary in light of a series of dog attacks that have occurred in the area in recent months.

In fact, several articles have appeared in our publication about incidents where dogs have attacked humans, chickens, and other dogs.

Parryville Council plans to apply for grant to repair borough roads

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Road repairs were on the minds of members of Parryville Council on Tuesday.

Council president Mike Grant said he is applying for a grant to repair roads in the borough.

Grant said that Water Street needs repairs and that other roads need patching done.

Grant also noted that he is still waiting to hear who owns the property adjacent to the borough building before moving forward on the salt storage shed.

Attorney Michael Greek, solicitor for the borough, said that his office is researching the deed and should have an answer soon. The deed dates back to 1914.

Three charged for incident at bar

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Tamaqua police have finished an investigation into a reported fight at the Tiki Bar, 20 Mauch Chunk St., that injured two people in February.

After interviewing numerous victims and participants and Cpl. Henry Woods has filed charges against three people involved in the melee Anthony Edward Pascoe, Joshua Michael DeWire and Charles Mimms.

Theft of vehicle

Saturday, May 28, 2011

State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of a vehicle.

Troopers said a 1992 Ford Explorer that was parked to the rear of 95 Hazle St., in Delano Township, was stolen, according to the owner, Tabe Yisrael, 56, of Hazleton. The theft was reported about noon on May 2.

Wanted: Carbon County backbone

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dear Editor,

Hey! There is an elephant in our living room and gee, he just pooped. Oh my, now what are we gonna do?

This seems to be the typical protocol of this state, county, the whole area.

Come on Carbon County Comprehensive Planning Committee. Whose hat did they pull this group out of and just who does it consist of?

Hugh O'Brien recipient

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Tokash
Tokash

Jacob Tokash, son of Lora Tokash and the late David Tokash of Lansford has been selected to represent Panther Valley High School at the annual Hugh O'Brien Seminar. The event is held at Millersville University from May 19-22. Outstanding tenth graders with potential leadership abilities are selected for the event.

Graduates from Robert Morris University

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Shupp
Shupp

Jarrod Shupp, a 2007 graduate of Palmerton Area High School, graduated May 7 from Robert Morris University, Pittsburgh, with a bachelor of science degree in marketing. He is the son of Chad and Lori Shupp of Germansville.

He is the grandson of Betty and Dave Thomas of Palmerton, and Louise Shupp of Palmerton.

Jarrod was on the dean's list all four years of college and received top honors on graduation day.

Area Sophomore selected to attend HOBY seminar

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Molly K. Betz has been selected to join 245 leaders representing many high schools from throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) at Millersville University May 19-22. Betz is representing Tamaqua Area High School. Betz's parents are Kristine Kropp Betz, of Mantzville, and A. Douglas Betz, of Tamaqua.

Housewives

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Okay, I admit it. I am enthralled by the "Housewives" shows on Bravo channel. My husband is appalled that I, an educator with a Ph.D., can watch such trivial TV fare.

I, on the other hand, enjoy getting a peek into the lives of those women. Surely, they know that the camera is running. All of the drama is scripted. But, there is still a kernel of truth in the shows. Plus, I'd much rather watch the fluff of the "Housewives" than the depressing news channels.

on this date

Saturday, May 28, 2011

May 28, 1954

Two Summit Hill young men, both 22 , had a miraculous escape from possible death at 8:40 a.m. today, when the Graham-Paige sedan they were riding in went out of control in attempting to negotiate the sharp curve on the Mauch Chunk-Nesquehoning highway, a short distance from the Liberties, and plummeted 50 feet over the embankment after upending three steel rails supporting a road guard. They are William Sorber, who sustained a laceration of the right eye and an injury to the ankle, and William Gateus, who received a laceration on the face.

Reader's Turn: May 28

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Justin Wingert, Lehighton "Camping at a friend's cabin."
Justin Wingert, Lehighton "Camping at a friend's cabin."

What are your plans for Memorial Day weekend?

Carbon Co. realtors participating in nationwide open house June 5

Saturday, May 28, 2011

As the spring home buying season kicks off, Realtors® will host thousands of open houses in neighborhoods across the country during Realtor® Nationwide Open House Weekend.

On June 5, Realtors® in Carbon County invite buyers to visit some of the many open homes throughout the area where they can learn more about homeownership.

Lehighton girl to attend Keystone Girls State

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Otto
Otto

Ashley Otto of Lehighton Area High School has been selected by Oplinger-Hower, Unit 899, of the American Legion Auxiliary to attend Keystone Girls State.

This Experience in Government will be held at Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, June 26-July 2, and is the 66th session sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary. About 200 girls are brought together through the sponsorship of local auxiliary units and other organizations to study government on the city, county and state levels.

RGA hires production manager

Saturday, May 28, 2011
Miller
Miller

Rick Grant & Associates (RGA), a public relations and marketing communications firm that specializes in emerging media to tell customer success stories, has hired Margaret Miller as a production manager. In her new role, she will guide the company's staff in providing services to a national client base.

We made it to Memorial Day

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Finally, Memorial Day weekend is here. Remember the brutally cold and snowy winter, and the soggy spring? We endured, because we knew eventually May 30th would be here and the unofficial summer kickoff would begin.

Parades and Memorial services will be held in just about every town. Memorial Day is both a solemn and joyous occasion, solemn because we honor the memories of all those who have made the great sacrifice so that we can enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. It's joyous because despite terror-driven enemies we continue to embrace those freedoms.

What a stormy week!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

2 twisters in 3 days confirmed for Schuylkill Co.

Tornadoes are rare locally, but on Thursday night the second one in three days touched down in Schuylkill County.

The National Weather Service in State College confirmed that a twister with a EF-1 rating plowed down an 18 mile path from the Cressona area to West Penn Township on Thursday.

It had winds up to 110 mph, says the Weather Service.

On Monday night, an EF-1 rated tornado, struck an area one mile south of Brockton.

He has nothing to hide

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dear Editor:

During the past election, only a few individuals asked to be shown what was actually happening in Rush Township, not listening to rumors but seeking out facts. At all township meetings, I have repeatedly told residents I would spend as much time as needed to show any and all documents allowed by law.

2011 Carbon County Senior Games a success

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dear Editor:

The 23rd Carbon County Games have been another success because of the cooperation of many people.

Thank you to the following people: Students from Carbon County Career and Technical Institute, Concern Group students, Jim Thorpe senior high students, Lehighton senior high students, Weatherly high students, Tom Evans, director, Lehighton Recreation Center; Mike Andrews, Lehighton Public Works, Grant Hunsicker, president, Lehighton Council; and Brenda Koons, secretary; Marie Johns, TV 13; and Amy Miller, TIMES NEWS.

What to watch for

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Some of the most obvious things to watch for and include are:

· A stranger entering your neighbor's house when it's unoccupied.

· A scream heard anywhere might mean a robbery or assault.

· Offers of merchandise at ridiculously low prices could mean stolen property.

· Any removing of accessories, license plates or gasoline from a car should be reported.

· Persons entering or leaving a business place after hours could mean burglars.

· Anyone peering into parked cars may be looking for a car to steal, or for valuables left displayed in the car.

Power outage in Nesquehoning

Saturday, May 28, 2011
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

As of Friday night, residents who live on West Diaz Avenue in Nesquehoning were still without power. The culprit was a tree which brought down an electrical wire in front of George Malaska's home during Thursday's powerful storm.

Selected for national leadership program

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dylan Bradley, a sophomore at Jim Thorpe Area High School, has been selected to join 245 leaders representing many high schools from throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) from May 19-22 at Millersville University.

Representing JTAHS, Dylan is the son of Raymond and Colleen Bradley of Jim Thorpe.

Did life evolve from non-life?

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Dear Editor,

The theory of evolution purports that life originated from non-living inanimate matter. The theory of creation purports that life originated from God. Did life evolve out of non-life? Or was life created by God? In regards to the origin of the species the above statements depict the basic difference between these two theories.

Romano named April Guiding Star by CCP

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Kristen Amanda Romano, a senior at Palmerton Area High School, was honored by the Concourse Club of Palmerton as a 2011 Guiding Star for the month of April.

Kristen is the daughter of William and Kathy Romano of Norman Drive, Lehighton. She has a brother, Anthony. She is active in the Palmerton Leo Club and is treasurer of the Environmental Club, FBLA, Student Council, vice president of the National Honor Society, and is involved in the Gifted Program.

Tamaqua man cited for incident

Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Tamaqua man was cited following an incident in the Spruce Street area on May 16.

Police were dispatched to 107 Hunter St. at 10:16 p.m. where they met Christopher Kieffer, 25, of 344 Arlington St. Kieffer told officers he had been walking along Spruce Street when a white Mitsubishi SUV pulled up. A male identified as Henry Winger, 29, exited the vehicle and proceeded to sucker punch Kieffer's left cheek. Winger then reportedly got back in to the vehicle and left the scene.

Winger was cited for harassment.

Panther Valley Library to initiate book club

Friday, May 27, 2011

A book club is starting for adults at the Panther Valley Public Library. The first meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 31. The group will discuss what kinds of books people want to read, and when and how often the club will meet.

Also, the library's summer hours start on June 6: Mondays: 10 a.m. .-1 p.m.; Tuesdays: 9 a.m. - noon, then from 4 p.m. -7 p.m.; Wednesdays: 10 a.m.. -1 p.m.; Thursdays: 10 a.m.. -1 p.m.; Fridays: 10 a.m.. -1 p.m.; Saturdays: 10 a.m.. -1 p.m.

Damages in the millions

Friday, May 27, 2011

Thursday night's record-size hail, which spread through multiple counties, is expected to result in millions of dollars in hail damage as tens of thousands of area drivers take their vehicles to local auto body and glass shops to repair dents and replace windows.

"Hail damage repairs easily range from around $300 to a couple thousand dollars," said Matt Hope, owner of Hope's Collision and Towing in Tamaqua.

Hope and many other auto body shops throughout our area are overwhelmed with phone calls as people push to get their vehicles repaired.

Penn Kidder PTA holds volunteer staff appreciation luncheon

Friday, May 27, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Some of the present and past officers of the Penn Kidder PTA attending the Penn Kidder PTA Volunteer Staff Appreciation Luncheon in the school's gym were, left to right : Trish Kellar; Christine Baldwin, Treasurer; Marge Steen, President; Nadia Corino, Secretary; Cheryl O'Rourke; and Nesa Ciobanu, Vice President.