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June 2011

Theft of gun being probed

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

State police at Lehighton are probing the theft of a handgun from a vehicle.

Troopers said Justin Haydt, 21, of Palmerton, reported a 9mm Highpoint handgun was removed from his car while parked at 1465 Walnut St., Towamensing Township. The theft occurred sometime between Friday, June 24, at 7 p.m. and 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.

Schuylkill County court news

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

File for divorce

Thomas J. Blackwell, 630 E. Mahanoy Ave., Mahanoy City, started a divorce action against Kimberly M. Blackwell, 30 Courdas Rd., Barnesville. They were married June 26, 2010.

Christopher L. Fremberg, 5375 Prospect St., Susquehanna, Susquehanna County, filed for divorce from Melissa L. Fremberg, 249 W. Rowe St., Tamaqua. They were married Sept. 30, 2000.

Leon R. Jones, 1105 E. Pine St., Mahanoy City, filed suit for divorce from Peggy Jones, 101 E. Washington St., Shenandoah. They were married July 30, 1987.

Ss. Peter and Paul announces students who attained honors

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sherry Sernak, principal of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Lehighton, has announced the names of the students who have qualified for the honor roll in the fourth marking period of the 2010-2011 school year.

Principal's List – 95 or above in all major subjects and an S or above in all other subjects and conduct. Honorees are: Katherine Aaron, Megan Aaron, Jason Bauder, Zoe David, Ryan Drazek, Lydia Gowin, Casey Hanley, Hailey Hoffman, Katelyn Hosler, Amy McConnell, Abigail Rakos, Benjamin Slaw and Kaia Slaw.

West Penn driver cited for DUI

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A West Penn Township man was cited by Tamaqua police on May 30 after testing positive for alcohol consumption.

Officer Thomas Duarte was on patrol at 1:28 a.m. when he observed a silver Acura illegally parked on Cedar Street. As the officer exited his vehicle to issue a parking ticket the Acura began moving. Duarte noticed the right taillight was broken and initiated a vehicle stop.

Graduates magna cum laude from Penn State

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Janowiak
Janowiak

Megan Elizabeth Janowiak, daughter of Marie and Michael Carroll of Nesquehoning, graduated magna cum laude from The Pennsylvania State University on May 15. She received a Bachelor of Science in Finance with a minor in Legal Environment of Business from the Smeal College of Business with a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.90.

Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine tablets recalled

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Qualitest Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary nationwide retail level recall of Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets USP, 50mg/325mg/40mg, and Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 7.5mg/500mg. This recall was initiated because an individual bottle of Butalbital, Acetaminophen, and Caffeine Tablets USP, 50mg/325mg/40mg, 500 count was found incorrectly labeled with a Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 7.5mg/500mg, 1000 count label, printed with Lot Number C0590909B.

Named to dean's list

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Keich
Keich

Kaitlyn Keich, daughter of John and Jeanine Keich of Hometown, has been named to the Dean's List for the Spring semester at Lehigh Carbon Community College. Majoring in Secondary Education and History, she earned a 4.0 grade point average and was inducted in to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Alpha Omicron Alpha Chapter.

Dean's list at PSU

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Plocinik
Plocinik

Anthony Plocinik has been name to the Dean's list for the spring semester of his sophomore year at Penn State Hazelton campus with a 3.74 GPA

Anthony will be attending his Junior and Senior year at the Penn State main Campus where he will major in Advertising with a minor in Psychology.

Anthony is the son of Ann Therese and Tony Plocinik of Beltzville Lake, grandson of Peter Kupec and the late Bernadine Kupec of Lansford, Ron and Bernie Plocinik of Coaldale.

Anthony was a 2009 graduate of Palmerton Area High School.

Ukranian dance workshop

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The 22nd annual Ukrainian Folk Dance Workshop, sponsored by the Ukrainian American Heritage Foundation of the Lower Anthracite Region (UAHF), will be held at the Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton this week. The camp runs daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and includes dance instruction, folk singing, sports, crafts and swimming.

Instruction is offered to children ages 5 and up, with advanced workshop instruction for experienced dancers. The workshop is under the artistic direction of Andrij Dobriansky assisted by Yurij Dobriansky and Katerina Syzonenko.

Fugitive nabbed

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported a fugitive from justice was nabbed in Monroe County.

Troopers said Robert Francis Guadagno, 24, of Pocono Lake, went to the American Sport Shooting store in Chestnuthill Township, about 4:33 p.m .on June 23 and attempted to purchase a firearm.

A background check was run by the store and it was learned that Guadagno had an outstanding warrant for his arrest issued out of Queens, N.Y., for failure to appear for a drug charge.

He was taken into custody and placed in the county prison in Snydersville pending extradition to New York.

Thirteen placed in Carbon County probation program

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thirteen persons were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program for first time offeners recently by county judges.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if a person is revoked from the program for failing to complete the conditions the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

The 13 were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.

Placed by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II were:

Slatington to accept bids for emergency generator

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Slatington will accept bids on an emergency generator for its waste water treatment plant.

Bids are due to the borough by 3 p.m. Aug. 4, at which time they will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The work to be performed consists of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment for the supply and installation of a 175 kilowatt packaged generator system, including, but not limited to, wiring, conduit, transfer switch, concrete pad and appurtenances.

The project is being federally funded by Environmental Protection Agency funds.

Earns Dean's list honors at King's

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Kelci Koch attained dean's list honors for the fall 2010 and spring 2011 semesters at King's College, Wilkes-Barre.

Koch has completed her junior year in the pre-professional phase in the physician assistant program and is now entering the professional phase of the 5-year-program.

Koch was also inducted in March into the Alpha Epsilon Delta health pre-professional honor society dedicated to the encouragement and recognition of excellence in pre-professional health scholarship and service.

Named to dean's list

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Shauna Bannan of Tamaqua was named to the Temple University Fox School of Business dean's list for the spring 2011 semester.

This honor is limited to students who have earned a minimum semester grade point average of 3.54 for at least 12 credits as a full-time student.

Shauna is pursuing a career in marketing, and is a 2010 graduate of Tamaqua Area High School.

She is the daughter of Lynn Clemson Bannan of Tamaqua and Robert Bannan of Barnesville.

TASM car show winners

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

The Tamaqua Area Street Machine awarded the winners of their car show recently. Pictured from back left are Tamaqua Mayor Chris Morrison, Mayor's Choice Award winner Chad Frederickson for his 1964 Chevy Impala, members Ron Becker, Harry Miller and Vice President Tom Maruschak. Pictured from front left are People's Choice winners Louis Slakoper with his 1970 Pontiac GTO convertible, Scott Serfass with his Chevy Monte Carlo SS, member secretary Marie Becker, and third People's Choice winner Earl Billig with his 1929 Ford Model A.

Pre-kindergarten PV summer school

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Panther Valley Pre-Kindergarten Summer School Program will be held at the Panther Valley Elementary School. This program is designed to help the new kindergarten students gain a positive attitude toward school and to become familiar with their new school.

Classes will be held 9-11:30 a.m., Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 22, 2011.

Transportation will be provided. Please be at your child's bus stop at least 10 minutes before pick up and drop off time to assure the safety of your child. Nesquehoning walkers should arrive no earlier than 8:50 a.m..

Jim Thorpe news

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be stationed at Memorial Hall on Wednesday, June 29, from 1-6 p.m. Donors must be 17 years of age and older.

Classmate information needed

Jim Thorpe High School classes 1975-1979 will be holding their reunion on Oct. 22, at the Lehighton Orioles facility.

Graduates Magna Cum Laude from Susquehanna Univ.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jaime E. Price of Nesquehoning graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with double emphases in marketing and entrepreneurship as Susquehanna University closed its 153rd academic year with annual commencement exercises on May 15. She is the daughter of Kevin and Lauri Price and a graduate of Tamaqua High School.

Theft incidents probed

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two theft incidents, in one incident a fire company is the victim and in the second a firefighter.

Troopers said unknown criminals removed a generator from the back of a vehicle owned by the Independent Hose Company, East Norwegian Township, sometime between 11 p.m. on June 23 and 1 p.m. June 24. Troopers said the generator was used earlier in the evening at the fire company's annual carnival.

Selected for U.S. Naval Academy summer session

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Zachary Coleman, a student at Lehighton Area High School, will participate in the 2011 U.S. Naval Academy Summer Seminar program.

The U.S. Naval Academy (USNA) invited a select group of approximately 2,250 young men and women from around the nation and internationally to attend the Naval Academy Summer Seminar program this year. Summer Seminar is a fast-paced experience for high achievers who have completed their junior year in high school and are considering applying for admission to USNA after graduation.

Break-ins, theft incidents probed

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating two burglaries and theft incidents.

A break-in occurred at a residence at 8484 Towamensing Trail, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County. The entry was reported about 1:14 p.m. on June 17.

A glass window was broken to gain entry at the rear of the home. Nothing was reported taken. The home is owned by Robert and Rita Altomari, of Bensalem, Bucks County.

Coal silt spill in Hometown

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Rush Township police responded to a 200-foot long spill at the SR54 and SR-309 intersection in Hometown around 10 a.m. Monday after an unknown person dumped approximately two ton of black coal silt onto the road. Traffic was affected in all directions as approaching drivers didn't know how to react as they traveled over the spill. The direction of the vehicle is also unknown. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-4242. Police pointed out that when the driver is found, he/she could face over a $1,000 in fines.

Jim Thorpe district to have 2 mill increase

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Jim Thorpe School Board held the final vote, passing the 2011-2012 budget. The budget had previously been passed but needed to have a final vote before being submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) by the June 30th due date.

The budget will see a 2 mill increase (value of 1 mill is $649,682).

The vote to pass the final budget was 5-2, with two members absent. Board Members Gerald Strubinger and Ellen Kattner voted against the increase.

Graduates magna cum laude from Muhlenberg

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
DeAngelo
DeAngelo

John DeAngelo, son of Joe and Jackie DeAngelo of Coaldale, graduate magna cum laude from Muhlenberg College, Allentown on May 22.

DeAngelo graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in accounting and finance. He was the recipient of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Institute of Management Accountants 2011 Outstanding Senior Student Award. He has accepted a position with Rothstein, Kass & Company, P.C. in Roseland, N.J.

DeAngelo is a 2007 graduate of Marian Catholic High School.

Refrigerator donated

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
ron gower/times news
ron gower/times news

Jesse Hiles of Lansford has donated a new refrigerator to the Lansford Little League. Hiles, left, who owns the Sports Zoo in Lansford, looks over the appliance with Dan Wynn, secretary-treasurer of Lansford Little League. Hiles said he made the donation because at one time, he received a phone call asking if he knew where the league could find a used one. He said, "When I was a kid, I got so much out of Little League. I played in Summit Hill but live in Lansford, now. That's why I decided they should have a new one."

On this date

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28, 1992

Someone is feeding the rats in Weissport and it had better stop. "I found full family packs of spoiled chicken legs and pork chops all ripped up in the run," said councilman Don Frehulfer. "There were also several heads of lettuce or cabbage there, too." The run is a drainage ditch that takes storm water runoff from throughout the borough to the Lehigh River. Frehulfer, who said the food contributes to the rodent problem in the town, warned that anyone caught tossing food in the run will be cited under the garbage ordinance.

Slatington arrests

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Slatington police reported the following arrests.

Justin Ziegler, 22, of 214 Chestnut St., Slatington, was cited for criminal trespass and disorderly conduct for an incident that occurred about 11:38 p.m. on June 23. Police were called to 203 Chestnut St. for a report of a burglary in progress. As a result of an investigation Ziegler was charged.

Charged in connection with the same incident were two juveniles, police said.

Graduated from Kutztown University

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Samantha Miller, daughter of Mike and Kathy Miller of Tamaqua, graduated from Kutztown University with a bachelor of science degree in Psychology, with a minor in Criminal Justice. Commencement exercises were held May 7. A 2007 graduate of Marian Catholic High School, Hometown, Miller plans to attend Fairleigh Dickinson University this Fall in pursuit of a master's degree in Forensic Psychology.

Edell earns first AAA win

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

ALLENTOWN – It's amazing what one spark can do.

Two nights ago, Brandon Moss hit a three-run homer to propel the IronPigs to break a five-game losing streak.

Last night, the Pigs continued their turnaround to win back-to-back games. Ryan Edell won his first Triple-A game, 6-1 over the Charlotte Knights, behind a consistent and efficient offense.

Edell, who had success at Reading that earned his promotion, finally got on track after horrific numbers in his first two outings.

Graduates from King's

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Hunadi
Hunadi

Andrew Hunadi, of Bowmanstown, recently graduated cum laude with honors from King's College, Wilkes-Barre, with a bachelor of science degree in medical studies. He was named to the dean's list for the spring 2011 semester.

Currently, Hunadi is working on his master's degree in physician assistant studies, which he hopes to complete by August 2012. He is also employed as an EMT with the Palmerton Community Ambulance and is an active volunteer with the Bowmanstown Volunteer Fire Company.

Schuylkill driver cited after crash

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Schuylkill County driver was cited following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 4:54 p.m. on Sunday, June 26, along SR209 in Blythe Township.

State police at Frackville said Alice A. Correa, 49, of New Philadelphia, was driving a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero westbound just outside the village of Cumbola when she attempted to avoid a tree branch and swerved. The car struck a utility pole along the berm. The pole was severed in half and the Alero became disabled off the right berm.