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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Underclass students at Marian High School were recognized as follows on the last day of school following closing Mass in the gymnasium.
John Riffon to Robert Helmer, P.O. Box 482, Beaver Meadows, property at 76 Berwick St., $44,000.
Betty J. Danner to Gregory F. Duschak, 702 Ridge Road, Andreas, property at 670 Lime St., $105,000.
Sheriff of Carbon County to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, McLean, Va., property at 140 Main Road, $1.
Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to David Hydro, 424 South St., Jim Thorpe, property at 424 South St., $60,000.
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.
East Penn Township
Sheila K. Creveling to Stephen A. Manser, 44 S. Kittatinny Road, Lehighton, property at 44 S. Kittatinny Road, $29,900.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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 stayed alive, while Weatherly and Towamensing headed for the losers bracket in the District 18 11-12 Little League tournament.
District 18 11-12
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
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.?
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.
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 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.
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.