A Brockton driver is facing charges following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 4:10 p.m. on Monday, July 25, along Pinedale Industrial Road in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.
The Rev. David and Beverley Knoebel of Hometown recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.
They were married in Zion Lutheran Church in Tamaqua on June 24, 1961.
Beverley is the daughter of the late John and Mae Barton. David is the son of the late Rev. Arthur and Marion Knoebel.
A service of celebration was held on June 26 in the Muhlenberg College Chapel.
An out-of-state tractor trailer operator is facing charges following a crash along Interstate 81 in Delano Township, Schuylkill County, that occurred about 9:53 p.m. on Saturday, July 23.
ALLENTOWN – After Sunday night's game, Lehigh Valley starter Brian Bass predicted the offense was about to explode.
Although they came up short with runs, his prophecy came true. The IronPigs belted out 13 hits in support of a solid effort by starter Nate Bump to lead Lehigh Valley to a 4-1 win over the Columbus Clippers.
Bump, who entered the game with an uncharacteristic 5.88 ERA, had his sinker and his cutter working to perfection.
From the moment Peter Noone entered the stage at Penn's Peak, his high energy excited and entertained his fans who came as far away as Canada and Brazil to see his show. Peter played to a nice size crowd on Friday night at Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe.
Noone's charisma and boyish looks brought fans from all ages, from young children to women who are in the 80s.
The first 20 rows of seats were filled with "Noonatics" those special fans who attend nearly every show and are part of his fan club.
Noone announced that for "Rose of Canada," this was her 605th Peter Noone show.
Please be more responsible with loaned books. That is what Gayle Heath, Tamaqua Library director, is tellling people while stressing the number of hours wasted cleaning and restoring damaged books returned the the library. "People are returning books with tears, rips and even food stuck between the pages," stated Heath. She added, "People in Tamaqua are extremely generous when it comes to donating books and I hate throwing books out." She is asking people to be responsible for any damages they may do, pointing out the diminishing state funds being given to libraries.
Charges are pending against a Schuylkill County driver following a one-vehicle crash that occurred about 1 a.m. Tuesday, July 26. State police at Frackville said the accident occurred along SR4002 (Valley Road), in the village of Heckscherville, Cass Township.
Troopers said Tyrone Leiby, 24, of Minersville, was driving a 1990 Jeep Cherokee westbound when he lost control. The Jeep left the road and struck a utility pole. Leiby was not injured.
Troopers said Leiby is facing several charges that are pending a blood test result.
Mahoning Township supervisors Monday night discussed but consequently tabled a request for a policy statement from the Township Engineer Tim Edinger on whether he had the ability to approve minor changes to development plans without board approval.
At issue for the supervisors was the question as to how to decide what is a minor change and whether the term "minor" would mean the same to supervisors as it would to Edinger.
Four persons have been charged, including two juveniles, in connection with theft of vehicle incidents in Monroe County.
Pocono Mountain Regional police said the four were arrested on Monday, July 25, in connection with theft from vehicle incidents that were reported on July 15. The theft incidents were reported in the Pocono Farms development in Coolbaugh Township.
Several residents reported their vehicles were entered and various items removed.
Lehighton officials closed Bridge street between Third and Fourth streets Monday when heavy rains flooded a section of the roadway.
A Schuylkill County resident is facing a charge of retail theft.
State police at Frackville said Brian L. Dietrick, 40, of Ashland, has been charged with the count, a felony, for an incident at the Kmart store in the Schuylkill Mall, New Castle Township.
Troopers allege that Dietrick entered the store about 1:36 p.m on July 5 and removed merchandise from the electronics department without paying for it.
Dietrick was arraigned before duty District Judge David Plachko, of Port Carbon, and released on $5,000 unsecured bail.
The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) had another week of volleyball at Black Diamond Park in Coaldale.
Valley Athletic Supply and Sandstorm both won all their games for the week through Tuesday and Thursday's action.
Sandstorm won all three of the games against Now Serving 25-22, 25-15, 25-15.
No individual serving points were recorded for this game.
Diggers Wit Attitude-
Team Ram Rod
Team Ram Rod swept pass Diggers Wit Attitude in all three games 25-14, 25-11, 25-18.
Doris Cohen, 50, of 366 East Alley, Lehighton, has been cited by Lehighton police for allowing a dog to run at large.
Cohen was initially cited at 5:30 p.m. July 8 for allowing the dog to roam the 300 block of North Second Street.
Police said the second violation happened at 10:15 a.m. on Sunday, July 25, when the dog was running loose in the vicinity of the 300 block of East Alley.
Allowing a dog to run loose is a violation of a borough ordinance.
This mother doe keeps a vigilant watch as her two fawns graze on a lawn near Jim Thorpe just before sunset.
A Schuylkill County man is facing charges following incidents that occurred on July 21, between the hours of 10:20 a.m and 4:30 p.m.
State police at Frackville said Michael Jevelle, 24, of Shenandoah, was observed multiple times throughout the day trespassing on the property of Far Away Springs, located at 22 Spring Water Blvd., in Brandonville, East Union Township, despite being told verbally by the owner not to be on the property. He will be cited for criminal trespass.
July 26, 1964
A major expansion program designed to provide the finest and easiest skiing in Pennsylvania has been announced by Big Boulder Ski Area near Split Rock Lodge on Lake Harmony. The Big Boulder improvement program will be developed in a series of progressive steps, including two new ski slopes, two new ski lifts, snow-making facilities will be tripled in size, the parking area will be enlarged so 1,000 cars can be accommodated, and the lodge will be enlarged and refurbished.
Council agrees to project costing $3.75M
The Lehighton Fire Department Monday night gave a PowerPoint presentation about the crowded conditions and safety deficiencies in the existing fire stations.
Apparently the presentation was effective.
The council unanimously agreed to borrow $1.75 million from the borough's capital reserve fund to match an anticipated grant which will let the present stations be enlarged and enjoined.
The money from the reserve fund will be repaid through a two-mill fire protection tax increase to be levied beginning in 2012.
Marian's Brendan McGowan liked Temple University so much that he didn't want to wait to make his decision.
Despite the fact that McGowan has yet to suit up for his senior season of high school football, the offensive lineman recently gave his verbal commitment to the Temple Owls and head coach Steve Addazio for 2012.
Elmer W. Reinhart to Elmer W. Reinhart, Greeneville, Tenn., property at Box 111, Beaver Meadows R.1, House 61, Coxeville, $1.
East Penn Township
Thomas S. Haberman to Thomas S. Haberman, 319 Thomas Jefferson Road, Lehighton, property at 319 Thomas Jefferson Road, $1.
Patricia Lynn Graham to Paul H. Heere Jr., 3750 Long Run Road, Lehighton, property at 3750 Long Run Road, $1.
Linda L. Smith to Paul H. Heere Jr., 3750 Long Run Road, Lehighton, property at 3750 Long Run Road, $1.
July 25, 1988
Gary Cooper and his wife Michelle felt pretty special. The former Virginia residents who moved to Mahoning Township were personally greeted by a half dozen local officials, including a township supervisor, the Lehighton mayor, a Lehighton Area Chamber of Commerce President, and a couple of businessmen. They arrived in a white limo and presented the Coopers with flowers and a packet of information about the area. The Coopers were the first participants of the Chamber's new "Welcome Wagon" program.
The American Red Cross is in search of donors.
Join the park naturalist for a basic kayaking course at Tuscarora State Park at 5 p.m. September 3, 3 p.m. September 4, 4 p.m. September 9, 4 p.m. September 15 and 4 p.m. September 21.
Kayaks, paddles and personal flotation devices will be provided. Maximum weight capacity is 275 pounds.
Registration is required by signing up at the park office before the event via phone at (570) 467-2506 or in person. There is a fee.
The class will be canceled in case of inclement weather. There is limited space for the program.
The Eastern Schuylkill Recreation Commission (ESRC) summer basketball league concluded it regular season on Wednesday, with six teams advancing into next week's playoffs.
Ryan's Oil & Heating capped off an undefeated regular season and will receive a first round bye as the league's top seed. Guerilla Squad also notched a first round bye, while defending league champion R.R. Frey Services secured the third-seed and will be in action this evening against Big Dippers.
Brutalized by a decade-long civil war, the people of Sierra Leone continue to recover after being devastated by war and poverty.
With that very thought in mind, the One Love Foundation will present a documentary film screening, Pride of Lions, Hope carries life forward in Sierra Leone.
There will be two showings: the first, at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. John Neumann Regional School, 259 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton; and the other, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at St. Joseph's Roman Catholic church Social Hall, 462 West Ludlow St., Summit Hill. Admission is $5 for both screenings.
State police at Lehighton reported on two driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by troopers.
About 12:33 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, troopers stopped Roxanne Longenbach, 54, of Coplay, along SR248, near the cantilever, in Lower Towamensing Township, when she was observed traveling in the opposite lanes of travel and throwing items out the window.
She was found to be under the influence and was taken to the Palmerton hospital for a blood test. The DUI charge is pending the test results.
No one was injured but one driver cited in a two vehicle crash that occurred about 9:27 p.m. on Friday, July 22, along Kunkletown Road in Ross Township, Monroe County.
State police at Lehighton said Joshua M. Miles, 25, of Saylorsburg, was eastbound when he made a left turn in the path of vehicle operated by William M. Warnke, 38, of Saylorsburg, who was westbound. The right front of Warnke's 1998 Dodge Dakota struck the right rear of Miles' 1999 Chevrolet Prism.
Troopers cited Miles for vehicle turning left.
A New Ringgold man is facing criminal charges following an incident that occurred about 12:30-12:35 p.m. on July 21 at 59 Goose Pond Road, in East Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County.
State police at Frackville said Theodore S. Sadorski, 47, and Linda M. Lebel, and a 17-year-old female, were involved in an altercation at that address. The altercation became physical, troopers said, during which Sadorski allegedly caused bruising to Lebel. He also caused the juvenile female to sustain a black and blue mark above her eyebrow and a cut and bruise to her elbow.
Agnes Josephine Kopec, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, recently celebrated her 92nd birthday.
She was born on July 18, 1919 in Harwood, Pa. Agnes also resided in Treskow, Hazleton, West Hazleton and Weatherly. She was married to Peter Kopec in 1944 and they were married for 33 years until his passing in 1977.
Agnes worked as an examiner in Perfect Maid and Tony & Carmella's dress factories. She is a member of the ILGWU and Transfiguration church in West Hazleton.
July 25, 1979 Jim Thorpe scores in every inning to post a 14-6 victory over Lansford in the opening round of the Panther Valley Little League Tournament. Pat Large connects for a pair of RBI hits while Tom Carrigan drills a run-scoring double. Scott Kmetz adds an RBI single while Ken Kuhn picks up the pitching win. For Lansford, Mike Repik delivers a two-run single.
A Berks County man was cited for an incident in Schuylkill County.
State police at Frackville said Harry H. Grym, 64, of Hamburg, arrived at the residence of Anthony E. Sparacino, 54, of 363 Pine Valley Road, New Ringgold, East Brunswick Township, about 2 a.m. on Friday, July 22.
The two men got into a altercation in the driveway area. Grym allegedly struck Sparacino in the head with his fist. Troopers said Grym was charged with harassment.
ALLENTOWN – It's been a rough go lately for Lehigh Valley. The IronPigs' recent road trip saw their division lead sawed to just one game as the Columbus Clippers and their International League best record rolled into Coca Cola Park.
As they have done all season, the team stepped up to the challenge.
After splitting the first two games of the series, Brian Bass and two relievers combined for a two-hit shutout Sunday to lead the IronPigs to a 4-0 win over the Clippers.