Tuesday, September 26, 2017

July 2011

BB or pellet gun causes damages

Friday, July 29, 2011

A criminal mischief incident that happened between 1-9 a.m. July 26 in Penn Forest Township is being investigated by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

The victim is Dorthea Moser, Behrens Road, Jim Thorpe.

Police said her 2000 Ford Ranger was parked in the parking lot of All-Points Towing, 136 Smith Road, when an unknown actor arrived at the scene and broke the rear and passenger's side windows on it. Police said the windows appear to have been shot by a BB or pellet rifle.

Orefield driver escapes injuries

Friday, July 29, 2011

A man from Orefield escaped injuries in a one-vehicle crash that happened after he avoided striking a deer on Orchard Road in Lowhill Township.

State police at the Fogelsville barracks said Chad L. Gray, 32, was northbound in a 2011 Nissan X-Terra when he swerved the vehicle to the right to avoid striking the deer. The vehicle left the roadway and struck a tree with the right side of its front end, resulting in disabling damages that required it to be towed from the scene.

On this date

Friday, July 29, 2011

August 29, 1993

World famous fashion designer Calvin Klein visited Nesquehoning this morning to meet his employees at the Kaijay Pants Company. Klein, who owns the firm as a subsidiary of Calvin Klein Sportswear, was especially interested in production of of of his fall sportswear newest lines, C. K. Outerwear. He said the line is proving so successful that he is adding about 40 more full-time employees to the plant. Presently the plant employs about 200 workers.

Mischief probed at Schuylkill site

Friday, July 29, 2011

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that was reported at 6 p.m. July 24.

The victim is the Hubley Community Park, School Road, Hubley Township, Schuylkill County.

Police said someone cut the padlock used to lock the handle on the well pump at the park, and then proceeded to turn the pump on before leaving the scene in an undetected manner or direction.

Eldred column

Friday, July 29, 2011

Smith Reunion

The Smith-Schmidt Reunion will be this Sunday, July 31 at St. Matthew's UCC Picnic Grove from 1-7 p.m.

This reunion brings together the descendants of Abraham and Margaretha Schmidt.

Entertainment includes music, cake walk, basket raffle and they are looking for donations for the cake walk and basket raffle.

Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School will be Aug. 1-5 at St. Matthew's UCC from 9-11:30 a.m.

Farewell open house scheduled for minister

Friday, July 29, 2011

A farewell open house will be held at the Trinity UCC in Tamaqua on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The open house is also being held to say farewell to Rev. Dr. David Grant, who will hold his last official service on Sunday at 10 a.m. at the church.

Wheel is stolen off woman's car

Friday, July 29, 2011

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating the theft of a wheel off a parked car in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.

The victim is Catherine M. Sparacio, 36, of Albrightsville.

Police said the incident happened between 4:20 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. July 26 at the Martz Park & Ride at the Mt. Effort Shopping Plaza, Rt. 115.

Police said someone removed the left front wheel of the victim's 2001 Chevrolet Cavalier and replaced it with another wheel.

The estimated loss is $200.

Vehicles entered at Bear Creek Lakes

Friday, July 29, 2011

Several items were removed from three vehicles that were unlocked and parked at 51 Hawthorne Drive, Bear Creek Lakes, Penn Forest Township, between 10 p.m. July 13 and 6:30 a.m. July 14.

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the thefts.

Police identified the victims as David Laurie Woodman and Thomas John Stokes, both of Jim Thorpe, and Thomas Steven McGunnigle of Mattituck, N.Y.

Injuries averted in Schuylkill Co.

Friday, July 29, 2011

A 17-year-old female from Schuylkill Haven escaped injuries in a one-vehicle crash July 26 at 9:05 a.m. on State Rt. 813 in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks did not reveal the identity of the driver but said she was traveling westbound in a 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan when the vehicle traveled off the roadway and struck a utility pole on the north berm, coming to a halt facing northwest.


Friday, July 29, 2011

July 29, 1945 Palmerton jumps on Nesquehoning early and cruises to a 16-6 victory. "Lefty" Steinmetz has a big day with three hits and two runs scored. He also earns the pitching win, striking out 10 while walking nine. Brobst adds three hits and scores four times while Sabota, Frantz and Kuba all finish the contest with two hits. For Nesquehoning, Sammy Alonge collects three hits, one of them a two-run homer.

Injuries averted in interstate accident

Friday, July 29, 2011

No one was hurt in a one-vehicle crash July 27 at 9:38 a.m. on Interstate 81 in Foster Township, Schuylkill County.

State police at the Frackville barracks said Megan Leymeister, 26, of Schuylkill Haven, was driving a 1996 Honda Accord northbound when it traveled off the western berm and struck a guide rail.

The vehicle required towing from the scene.

Police said Leymeister will be cited for Motor Vehicle Code violations.

Tamaqua Relay for Life wrap-up meeting set

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities is hosting its 2011 Relay season wrap-up meeting at the LCCC Morgan Center in Tamaqua in room 104/105 at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1.

The meeting is open to all participants and anyone wishing to get involved. Top fundraising teams and individuals will be announced and plans for the 2012 Relay will be discussed. Committee members are asked to arrive at 6:30 p.m.

PV Library picnic held

Friday, July 29, 2011
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Front left: Kayla Kibler, Kierstan Moyer. In back is Kierstan's sister, Cassie Moyer, who did not participate in the reading program.
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Front left: Kayla Kibler, Kierstan Moyer. In back is Kierstan's sister, Cassie Moyer, who did not participate in the reading program.

The Panther Valley Public Library, 117 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, held a picnic at the Lansford swimming pool on Thursday to mark the end of the library's Summer Reading Club.

The club, one section for pre-school children and those in Kindergarten through fifth grade.

The weekly session featured a variety of guest readers, including state Sen. John Yudichak, state Rep. Doyle Heffley, and WLSH on-air personality Kerry Dowd.

JT Vet honored by American Legion

Friday, July 29, 2011

30th District Senior Vice Commander for Carbon County, Harry J. Wynn III, left, presents a "Continuos Member Certificate" to Jim Thorpe Post 304 member Francis C. O'Donnell recognizing his 60 years "as a member in good standing of the American Legion."

Two are arrested for prostitution

Friday, July 29, 2011

The Schuylkill County District Attorney's Office reported today two persons were arrested on prostitution charges stemming from an investigation police launched after receiving complaints about that type of activity taking place at the Aroma Spa, 511 Rt. 61 South, North Manheim Township.

Officials said Sung Chun Yang, 47, of Rockville, Md., and Miduck Park, 47, of Philadelphia, were arraigned before District Justice James Ferrier, Orwigsburg, on charges of prostitution and related offenses and criminal solicitation.

Humble Hearts for Hope needs your help

Friday, July 29, 2011

Did you ever wonder the stress multiple deployments puts on a military marriage?

Do you know if a military family has a webcam or laptop to keep in touch with their soldier when they are actively serving?

Do you realize every time a military family relocates, children are moved to a new school?

Do you realize how many young children go around with no father or mother on a daily basis because their mom or dad is a soldier serving our country for our freedom?

Vehicles collide in Polk Township

Friday, July 29, 2011

Two vehicles were damaged in a driveway-highway collision on July 27 at 12:13 p.m. in Polk Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said the accident happened when Emily M. Steffen, 23, of Nattleborough, Mass., driving a 2004 Hyundai Elantra, was turning out of a private driveway to travel east on Whitey B Drive, and turned into the path of a 2008 Chevrolet Colorado operated by Robert A. Derco, 22, of Brodheadsville. The latter was westbound on Whitey B Drive and was unable to stop in time. His vehicle was struck in the left front by the Elantra.

Operation: Touch of Home meets

Friday, July 29, 2011

Operation: Touch of Home, Inc. will be meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 927 in Gilbert.

Operation: Touch of Home is a local organization that collects essential and non-essential items and ships them to our local members of the Armed Forces serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.

If you would like to help in this endeavor, please consider joining them on the first and third Tuesdays of each month.

Argall, Knowles address budget, welfare cuts

Friday, July 29, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Sen. David Argall, left, and Rep. Jerry Knowles recently addressed state issues during the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast mixer held Thursday morning at the Tamaqua ABC Hi-Rise.
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Sen. David Argall, left, and Rep. Jerry Knowles recently addressed state issues during the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast mixer held Thursday morning at the Tamaqua ABC Hi-Rise.

Senator David G. Argall (R-29) and Representative Jerry Knowles (R-124) addressed state issues to about 60 people during the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast mixer held Thursday morning at the Tamaqua ABC Hi-Rise. Some of the discussion focused on the pro-jobs agenda in the Senate and House, welfare cuts and bills to be voted on when the General Assembly reconvenes in September.

Bethlehem man violates PFA

Friday, July 29, 2011

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks on July 26 filed charges in Monroe County Court against a Bethlehem man for violating a Protection From Abuse order.

Police said the incident happened at 4 p.m. in the parking area of the Chestnuthill Diner, Rt. 209, Chestnuthill Township.

Charged was Thomas Francis Healey Jr., 42.

It is alleged that during a custody exchanged, he grabbed the arm of and pushed a 34-year-old female from Kunkletown who has the PFA order against him.

She was uninjured.

Oswalt back to business

Thursday, July 28, 2011

ALLENTOWN - After having not pitched for a little over a month, Roy Oswalt got back to business Wednesday night at Coca-Cola Park.

Oswalt, one of the Philadelphia Phillies' quartet of aces, began his rehab assignment with the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs last night and showed flashes of his old self. The right-hander allowed just one run on one hit in four innings of work. It was his first action since being pulled from his June 23 start with lower back inflammation.

Chestnuthill column

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Needs continue

Over 155 people were impacted when 38 families were served this past Saturday at the Effort UMC's Supplemental Center.

Currently needed by the food pantry are: canned fruit and vegetables, tuna, spaghetti sauce and pasta.

To donate bring items to the church office during office hours, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

On Wednesdays pantry volunteers are generally present to receive the donations.

Rotary speaker

Nesquehoning police make arrest

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Nesquehoning police have arrested Juli Ann Tumbioli/Schlorf, 25, of 418 Woodlawn Ave., Slatington, on charges of theft by unlawful taking or dispopsition and receiving stolen property as a result of an incident that happened in May in the borough.

Police Chief Sean Smith said the woman was arraigned before District Justice Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford and committed to the Carbon County Correctional Facility, Nesquehoning, in lieu of $1,500 bail.

Worker zapped

Thursday, July 28, 2011
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Firefighters pull off siding to find hot spots and stop the fire from spreading.
ANDY LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Firefighters pull off siding to find hot spots and stop the fire from spreading.

Roof work causes house fire in Summit Hill

A half-duplex home located at 200 West Ludlow St., at the intersection of North Walnut Street in Summit Hill, suffered smoke and exterior damage Wednesday after a young man working on the roof accidentally contacted a 7,200 volt conductor power line with a piece of the roof's drip edge.

Summit Hill Fire Chief Shawn Hoben said that after PPL's quick response to turn off power, firefighters used thermal imaging cameras to search for hidden hot spots as grounding current spread to various parts of the home.

The home is occupied by Jacqueline Collevechio.

Crash injured Mahoning man

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Mahoning Township man was hurt in a crash on Route 209 Tuesday evening.

Zachary Hoffman (no age given) was backing out of his driveway at 727 N. First St. Lehighton (Mahoning Township) at 6:32 p.m., and backed into the path of Brian Berger (no age given), of the 100 block of West Ridge St. Nesquehoning.

Berger had been traveling south on Route 209 in a 1998 Pontiac Grand Am, Mahoning Township Police Chief Kenneth Barnes said in a report released Wednesday.

Berger was treated at the scene by emergency ambulance crews.

Lehighton news

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Picnic in the Park

Franklin Township Lions Club will host a "Picnic in the Park," from noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Phifer Ice Dam Park.

The day will feature bingo from 2-3 p.m., calk walk from 3-4 p.m., and the Mudflaps from 4-6 p.m.

The Lions will be serving food in the pavilion throughout the day. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Lindsay Shoff weds David Chiavaroli

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Mr. and Mrs. David Chiavaroli
Mr. and Mrs. David Chiavaroli

Lindsay Shoff, daughter of Glenn and Mary Karen Shoff of Tamaqua, became the bride of David Chiavaroli, son of Daniel R. and Gayle Chiavaroli of Nazareth, on July 2, 2011, at St. John's UCC, Nazareth. The Rev. Curtis Kemmerer officiated the double ring ceremony. Susan Frickert was the organist.

Given in marriage by her father, the bride chose Candice Semasek of Mojave, Calif., formerly of Tamaqua; and Elisha Kitchen of Hancock, Mich, as her maids of honor. Bridesmaids were Erin Strouse of Easton, Ashley Milkovitz of Allentown and Christa Miller of Tamaqua.

Family reunion

Thursday, July 28, 2011


The 69th annual Marsh Family Reunion will be held on Aug. 14, at Indian Trail Park, Pavilion 1. The meal will begin at 12:30 p.m. A business meeting will convene at 1:30 p.m.

Families attending are asked to bring either a salad or dessert for the event. Family members with the last name beginning with A through M should bring a salad; N through Z should bring a dessert.

Prizes for youngest male and female, oldest male and female, traveling the farthest, the most recently married couple, longest married couple, and the largest family present will be awarded.

Palmerton Area Library updates

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Palmerton Area Library, located at 402 Delaware Ave., offers a variety of activities.

Summer Reading program: Friday July 29 at 10:30 a.m., "Bugs, Baboons, and Story Tunes" will be presented by singer and guitarist/banjoist Tom Sieling, and will feature humorous, participatory songs for kids that engage the whole family.

Adults, teens and kids, sign up for the "Read Around the World" contest and compete in your age group for fun prizes. Add a link to the chain for each book you read during the summer months.

Tuscarora parade set

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tuscarora will hold their annual fire company parade at 4 p.m. on Saturday. The parade route travels through the streets of Tuscarora and surrounding communities.

Sobriety checkpoint in Schuylkill County

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Pennsylvania. State Police at Schuylkill Haven will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location within Schuylkill County sometime during July 29-31.

Motorists are reminded to utilize proper restraint systems in their vehicles. One of the main causal factors in fatal accidents is not wearing a seatblet.