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June 2011

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.

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.


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.

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."

West End Saloon under new management

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Derrick Drey, manager, stands behind the bar at the West End Saloon, which recently re-opened.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Derrick Drey, manager, stands behind the bar at the West End Saloon, which recently re-opened.

A business in the West End of Palmerton has re-opened under new management.

Thus far, it's been nothing but thumbs up for the West End Saloon, located at 1121 Mauch Chunk Road.

Derrick Drey, manager, said the business continues to be run by owner Stephen Takacs.

Drey said the business, which reopened May 31, features "good food and a friendly atmosphere."

He said tacos, cheeseburgers, cheesesteaks, and wings are among the more popular menu items.

"It's a good place to bring the family to eat," he said. "Our staff provides good food, and good service."

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.

Ex-IU board member didn't violate ethics laws, court says

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Former Carbon-Lehigh Intermediate Unit board member Kenneth Kistler did not violate state ethics laws when he voted to give an architect a contract to build a school while Kistler's companies were vying to subcontract work with the same architect on a related project.

Seven area residents among 39 to enter guilty pleas

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Seven area people were among 39 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge Charles M. Miller as follows:

Troopers probing vehicle break-ins

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating the break-ins of several vehicles in the same area of Schuylkill County with numerous items and money taken. Troopers said the break-ins occurred along the 200 block of W. Washington St., 500 block of E. Grand Ave. and the unit block of S. Seventh St. in the Tower City/Porter Township area.

Recognized in United States Achievement Academy yearbook

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The United States Achievement Academy announced that Jenna Wallace, of Palmerton, has been recognized for her academic achievement as United States National Honor Student Award winner.

Wallace, who attends Palmerton Area Junior High, will appear in the United States Achievement Academy's Official Yearbook which is published nationally.

Wallace is the daughter of Phill and Melissa Costenbader Sr, of Palmerton. Wallace's grandparents are Larry and Kathy Wallace, of Palmerton and Ronald and Rose Costenbader, of Palmerton.

Schuykill-Berks tops LV in Legion All-Star game

Tuesday, June 28, 2011
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Mike Streisel pitched a scoreless sixth inning for Schuylkill-Berks in the win over Lehigh Valley.
NANCY SCHOLZ/Special to THE TIMES NEWS Tamaqua's Mike Streisel pitched a scoreless sixth inning for Schuylkill-Berks in the win over Lehigh Valley.

READING - Runs were difficult to come by for Lehigh Valley in Monday's All-Star legion baseball game at FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading.

The pitching staff for Schuykill-Berks combined to allow just one Lehigh Valley run on six hits in a 7-1 victory.

"I think the wood bats definitely played a role in it," said Northern Valley's Tyler Harris. "Playing all season - all high school and legion season - with aluminum then going straight to wood definitely makes a change."

PF Transfer Station closed for holiday

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

The Penn Forest Transfer Station will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of the holiday. However, it will be open Tuesday, July 5 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.

It will also be closed for Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5, but opened on Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 8 a.m. until 4 pm.

The next regular scheduled meeting will be at 7 p.m., Tuesday, July 5 at the township building, located at 2010 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe.

Schaeffer Harley Davidson schedules fifth annual toy run

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Schaeffer's Harley-Davidson, Orwigsburg, will host its Fifth Annual Toy Run, Christmas In July event to benenfit Access Services of Schuylkill, Carbon and Berks Counties. The event will be hled July 9. The ride will begin at 1 p.m at Schaeffer's, located at 1123 Brick Hill Rd., Orwigsburg.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011

June 28, 1946 Walter Slog doubles and belts a two-run homer to help Lansford post an 8-5 Panther Valley League win over Tamaqua. Slog scores a pair of runs for the winners, who also receive three hits and two runs scored from "Peka" Daniels. Johnny Kozak, who has an RBI triple in the contest, gains the pitching win. He tosses seven shutout innings before running into trouble in the eighth. He also walks four and strikes out five. Joe Fignar contributes to the win with two hits.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Dean's list at PSU

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

TASM car show winners

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

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..

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.

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.