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June 2011

Graduates from basic military training

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Londono
Londono

Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Jeremy L. Londono graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

He is the son of Mary Londono of Shawnee Trail, Albrightsville.

JT Bruins repeat as champions

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Jim Thorpe Bruins Shane Snisky tags out Brian Ohl of the Jim Thorpe Royals during Monday's Carbon Junior Babe Ruth Championship game. The Bruins won, 14-5. BOB FORD /TIMES NEWS
Jim Thorpe Bruins Shane Snisky tags out Brian Ohl of the Jim Thorpe Royals during Monday's Carbon Junior Babe Ruth Championship game. The Bruins won, 14-5. BOB FORD /TIMES NEWS

The Jim Thorpe Bruins were on a mission to defend last year's Carbon County Junior Babe Ruth championship..

On the other hand, the Jim Thorpe Royals were looking to put an exclamation point on an undefeated regular season with a tournament title.

In the end, it was the Bruins however who had the upper hand rolling to a 14-5 victory over the Royals on Monday night at Christman's Field.

It's exactly what Christian Gavornik and the rest of the American League champions, set out to do.

Legislation to move local zoning control to state is opposed

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Mahoning Township supervisors are not happy with a recent Senate bill 1100 that is on the floor in the PA Legislature which will centralize zoning to the state removing the power of local governments to control how their municipalities are zoned if it passes. This could mean the state could dictate what is built and what is not throughout the commonwealth.

Graduates from Boston University

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Brandi Lynn Andreas received her bachelor of science degree in human physiology from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Andreas earned dean's list all eight semesters and graduated magna cum laude. She will continue her education, pursuing her masters of science degree in pharmaceutical biotechnology, at Northeastern University, Boston.

Bill Tiley celebrates 100th birthday

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Bill Tiley
Bill Tiley

William "Bill" F. Tiley, formerly of Tamaqua, is celebrating his 100th birthday today at his home on Marco Island, Fla. His relatives and friends will gather to celebrate the occasion.

Born June 28, 1911, Tiley attended Tamaqua schools and participated on sports teams with Karl and Don Rubin and Joe Zanin. They all went to Temple University and played football under the coaching of the famous Glenn "Pop" Warner. He played on the winning team of the very first Sugar Bowl game that was played that year.

Named to dean's list at Susquehanna Univ.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Two local students were named to Susquehanna University's dean's list for the spring 2011 semester.

The dean's list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.4 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for the semester. To qualify, students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours.

Guy Bowe of Tamaqua, a 2011 graduate who majored in economics and accounting, is a 2007 graduate of Tamaqua Senior High School and the son of Jeffrey and Rea Bowe.

Board passes 1.9 percent budget hike

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pleasant Valley School District's school board passed the 2011-2012 General Fund Budget with a 6-1 vote.

School board member Harvey Frable gave the only "no" vote. Board members John Sabia and Jim Spinola were absent.

The new budget shows a 2.726 mill increase, which is a 1.9 percent increase over last year's, that totaled 146.016 mills.

On a home with an assessed value of $20,500, at the 2011-2012 millage rate of 146.016, the base tax due is $2,993.33.

State funding amounts are still uncertain.

A new face

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A minority-majority flip is due by mid-century

The face of America is changing.

If you are a white American, and have recently had a child in the family, the baby will be in the racial and ethnic minority by the time he or she reaches middle age.

New government data shows that in 1990, more than 60 percent of children in the 3-year-old age group were white. Today, that group numbers just under half of all 3-year-olds.

Marian High School underclass recognized

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Underclass students at Marian High School were recognized as follows on the last day of school following closing Mass in the gymnasium.

Carbon County property transfers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Deeds recorded

Beaver Meadows

John Riffon to Robert Helmer, P.O. Box 482, Beaver Meadows, property at 76 Berwick St., $44,000.

Bowmanstown

Betty J. Danner to Gregory F. Duschak, 702 Ridge Road, Andreas, property at 670 Lime St., $105,000.

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va., property at 140 Main Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to David Hydro, 424 South St., Jim Thorpe, property at 424 South St., $60,000.

Ciesienski-Stanko

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Dr. Kate L. Ciesienski and Dr. John A. Stanko
Dr. Kate L. Ciesienski and Dr. John A. Stanko

The engagement of Kate L. Ciesienski and John A. Stanko, both of Boston, Mass, has been announced by their parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Michael and Carol Ciesienski of Reading. She is a 2000 graduate of Muhlenberg High School. She received a bachelor of science in chemistry from Millersville University in 2004 and a Ph.D in inorganic chemistry from Duke University in 2010.

Carbon County property transfers

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Deeds recorded

East Penn Township

Sheila K. Creveling to Stephen A. Manser, 44 S. Kittatinny Road, Lehighton, property at 44 S. Kittatinny Road, $29,900.

Franklin Township

Sheriff of Carbon County to Univest National Bank and Trust Company, Souderton, Pa., property at 1692 Indian Hill Road, $1.

Sheriff of Carbon County to Griffon Monkey, LLC, New York, N.Y., property at 877 Interchange Road, $1.

Robert C. Getter to Bradley J. May, 2888 Interchange Road, Lehighton, property at 295 Evergreen Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

Named to Moravian College dean's list

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Samantha M. Smith, daughter of Michelle B. Smith of Lehighton, earned dean's list standing for the 2010-2011 spring semester at Moravian College, Bethlehem. She recently completed her junior year.

Students who carry three or more course units during the fall or spring term and attain a QPA of 3.50 or higher for that term are placed on the dean's honor list.

Theft of vehicle being probed

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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

Troopers said Andrea Dinofa, 3 Lost Creek St., in Lost Creek, near Shenandoah, reported her 2003 Chevrolet Impala, silver in color, was stolen from her residence about 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. The car was involved in a hit and run accident in Frackville about 3:30 a.m. on Monday, June 27, troopers said.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Talk with your doctor before taking minerals

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Q. Should I take minerals?

It's important to talk with your doctor before you take mineral pills, especially if you take prescription medicines, have any health problems or are elderly. Taking too much of a mineral can cause problems with some medical tests or interfere with drugs you're taking.

Minerals are "micronutrients" your body needs in small but steady amounts. Your body can't make most micronutrients, so you must get them elsewhere.

Two Luzerne men cited in Schuylkill

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Two Luzerne County men were cited for an incident in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said a employee of the Reading Anthracite Company observed two men driving on company property at the St. Clair north bank, off the Burma Road, in New Castle Township, in a 1996 Dodge Ram pickup truck. The driver was identified as Craig D. Sims, 40, of Hazle Township, and his passenger, John K. Davidovich, 36, of Hazleton.

Food, fun and fellowship at Strawberry Social in Jim Thorpe

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A steady stream of visitors throughout the day attended St. John's Lutheran Church's Strawberry Social which held this past Sunday on North Street in Jim Thorpe on the church grounds from 1 to 8 p.m. There was plenty of covered dining space for visitors to enjoy the wide variety of food available, including of course, strawberries served up with a combination of ice cream and or cake and, along with crafts and kid's games, live musical entertainment was provided throughout the day.

Graduates in Virginia

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Goidas
Goidas

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Goidas have announced that their daughter, Angelina, graduated on June 18 from Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Va.

Family and friends attended the high school graduation ceremony following a reception at their home.

Angelina lettered four years in varsity swimming and received an award for her community service. She received an academic scholarship from Marymount University which she will attend in the fall and swim for the MU Saints.

Stephanie Blaker named to dean's list

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Blaker
Blaker

Stephanie Blaker, of Andreas has been awarded the Roberta and Ernest Scheller Jr. Family Foundation scholarship by the Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation.

Blaker has recently graduated summa cum laude from Lehigh Carbon Community College with an associate degree in arts education.

She was named to the dean's list all four semesters she attended LCCC with a 4.0 GPA. She was also a member of the Phi Theta Kappa society.

Blaker will continue her education this fall at Kutztown University, where she will major in elementary/early childhood education.

Lansford eliminated by Jim Thorpe

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Jim Doerr of Lansford is safe after sliding into home while looking on is Jim Thorpe catcher Brandon Carroll in Babe Ruth All-Star baseball action last night.
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Jim Doerr of Lansford is safe after sliding into home while looking on is Jim Thorpe catcher Brandon Carroll in Babe Ruth All-Star baseball action last night.

The score says it all.

Jim Thorpe eliminated Lansford last night, 20-1, in the District 18 11-12 Little League tournament.

The Olympians had everything go their way: pitching, hitting, and fielding. On the other side, nothing seemed to go right.

All but one player on Jim Thorpe's entire roster contributed at least one hit. Kenny Pugh did especially well, going three-for-three including a second inning grand slam. He also had two doubles, a sacrifice fly, and six RBI.

Field renovations scheduled to begin

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS The Jim Thorpe football stadium will undergo extensive renovations beginning in July.
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS The Jim Thorpe football stadium will undergo extensive renovations beginning in July.

J. Thorpe to play all home football games at Panther Valley Stadium

The Jim Thorpe Area School Board voted to rent the Panther Valley Stadium for the fall football season. The home games will be played at Panther Valley while the Jim Thorpe Stadium is being renovated. The renovations are set to be finished around the middle of October.

The architect from EI Associates, Gary Bannon, said that by the time the renovations are finished there would only be one or two more home games left in the season. He also stated that it would be beneficial if the team didn't play on the field right away after the renovations are finished.

Driver hits police cruiser, then flees

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Two Monroe County residents are facing charges after the vehicle they were riding in hit a state police cruiser and then the two fled the scene, but were caught. State police at Lehighton said the incident occurred about 12:10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25, at the intersection of Kunkletown and Fiddletown roads, in Eldred Township.

Troopers Todd Jones and Kristen Bauchspies were on patrol and sitting in a stationary position at a stop sign at the above stated intersection when a vehicle, traveling in the opopsite direction, struck the cruiser and then took off.

Tamaqua stays alive in 11-12 tournament

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tamaqua stayed alive, while Weatherly and Towamensing headed for the losers bracket in the District 18 11-12 Little League tournament.

LITTLE LEAGUE

District 18 11-12

Freeland-Weatherly

Justin Fisher pitched a complete game and helped Freeland top Weatherly, 17-0 in a second-round matchup.

Fisher allowed just one hit in his four innings of work.

Weatherly's only hit came off of the bat of Chris MacNeil. MacNeil doubled down the left field line in the fourth inning.

Freeland 526 4 - 17 13 1

Weatherly 000 0 - 0 1 9

Saving the environment

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Rita Lacey of Kunkletown, founder and owner of Close the Loop, has organized a Give and Take Day the last three years to help her community recycle unwanted items.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Rita Lacey of Kunkletown, founder and owner of Close the Loop, has organized a Give and Take Day the last three years to help her community recycle unwanted items.

Rita Lacey of Kunkletown to receive national award at White House for Give and Take Day

Rita Lacey's reaction to receiving a call from Washington, D. C.?

"Unbelievable!"

She was informed that she and her business, Close the Loop in Kunkletown, had just won a national award from Take Pride in America, and will be recognized at a ceremony and reception at the White House on July 18.

Property tax/rent rebate program extended from June to December

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Senator David G. Argall (R-29) announced that the application deadline for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program has been extended from June 30 to December 31.

Endo Pharmaceuticals issues voluntary, nationwide recall of two lots of Endocet®

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Endo Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary nationwide consumer level recall of Endocet® (oxycodone/acetaminophen, USP) Tablets, 10 mg/325 mg 100 count bottles, NDC 60951-712-70, Lot No. 402415NV and 402426NV. One bottle from each lot of Endocet® (oxycodone/acetaminophen, USP) Tablets, 10 mg/325 mg, Lot 402415NV and402426NV, NDC 60951-712-70, 100 count bottles, was found to contain some Endocet® 10 mg/650 mg Tablets, which are identifiable by their larger size, and different shape and markings.

Tamaqua Elks scholarship winners

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Special to the Times News
Special to the Times News

The Tamaqua Elks Lodge recognized their scholarship winners recently at their lodge. Pictured from front left are Amber Schock, Sarah Pisak, Lyndsay Kusko and Brianna Oswald. From back left are Carl Wittig, Brandon Dopira, Dylan Smith and Scott Winterburn.

Valley Athletic still in first

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) rolled into its second week of action withsix matches taking place onTuesday and Thursday at Coaldale's Black Diamond Park.

Valley Athletic Supply went 5-1 on the week (with its lone loss to defending league champion Sandstorm) to remain a game up on Sandstorm and Team Ram Rod atop the standings.

TUESDAY'S RESULTS

Dunder Mifflin Coal-Scared Hitless

Scared Hitless got the best of Dunder Mifflin Coal Region Branch by winning two out of the three games, 25-23, 20-25, 25-15.

DUI arrests

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

State police at Lehighton reported on several driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers in recent days.

Troopers said Daquan Marvin Sease, 20, of Saylorsburg, was stopped along Blue Mountain Road at Pennell Road, in Ross Township, Monroe County, about 1:35 a.m. on Saturday, June 25. He was found to be under the influence and will be charged with DUI, troopers said.

Domestic incidents lead to charges

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Two domestic incidents, both occurring on Sunday, June 19, led to charges being filed against two individuals.

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported at 3:10 a.m. officers were on patrol along SR196 near Domino's Pizza shop in Mt. Pocono when they observed a male and female verbally arguing in the parking lot. When police pulled into the lot the male put the female in a bear hug and pinned her against the car.

Seven waivers tabled on Packerton project

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

In a split 3-2 vote, Mahoning Township supervisors granted a six month extension for the Carbon County commissioners' Packerton Business Park Major Subdivision, but tabled seven waivers requested by the project's engineering firm Carbon Engineering.

"I was at the Planning Commission meeting and the waiver regarding turning radii was tabled by them while a few others failed and the rest were split on whether to recommend them or not," said Chairperson John Wieczorek. "I just don't feel comfortable that we have enough information to proceed with deciding upon these waivers."