A 2006 Jeep Liberty operated by Tracy Stahler, 40, of Palmerton, was involved in a car accident at about 6:10 p.m. Sunday near Palmerton Hospital. The jeep was traveling westbound on Lafayette Avenue when it collided with a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado operated by Scott Williamson, 56, of Palmerton. Stahler stated she was blinded by the sun and never stopped, causing the accident. Stahler was believed to have been transferred by Palmerton Community Ambulance to Lehigh Valley Hospital.
As a Luzerne County native, I have been an unwilling participant and active critic of the Luzerne County Judicial System for over 30 years. I believe with all of my being that this scandal is "NOT" a Juvenile Judicial System issue at all. I believe this is a Judicial "Oversight issue" that just happened to raise its ugly head in Juvenile Court.
Not even a hurricane could dampen crowds' spirit
Not even a hurricane could stop country star Trace Adkins from wowing a full house at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on Sunday night.
The ruggedly-handsome cowboy, whose deep baritone voice echoed in every nook and cranny of the concert hall, began at 9:15 p.m. with a fan favorite "Whoop a Man's Ass," and transitioning seamlessly into the chorus of Adkins and Blake Shelton's "Hillbilly Bone."
The 20-year reunion of the Lehighton Area High School Class of 1991 will be a pig roast on Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Orioles.
If you are on Facebook, go to the LAHS Class of 1991 reunion page to view the invitation. If not, contact Jen (Harleman) Lopata at email@example.com or Norm Greene at (570) 657-6457 for an invitation.
Registrations are due by Sept. 24.
PennDOT was out in force yesterday clearing trees, branches and other windborn debris from state roads. Pictured are PennDOT employees removing a fallen tree from SR443 near Clamtown.
The arrival of fall weather offers a good reminder for homeowners to prepare their homes for the winter months ahead.
Getting a furnace inspection, replacing filters, raking leaves and checking gutters are common tasks associated with autumn.
But there are other just-as-important tasks that could easily be overlooked.
Angie's List, a provider of consumer reviews (https://www.angieslist.com) on local service companies, offers 10 tips to add to your fall checklist.
The Bunny Busters 4-H Rabbit and Cavy Club will hold its reorganizational meeting at 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at Zion United Church of Christ, Second and Iron streets, Lehighton.
Membership is open for anyone ages 8-18.
The club meets on Sunday evenings, usually once a month, throughout the year. It holds its own rabbit show in the spring, and participates in the Carbon County Fair.
Members have the opportunity to attend and compete at functions on the local, state, and national levels.
Patricia Fairchild, Summit Hill, and Jeffrey Rossmann, also of Summit Hill, exchanged vows in a private beach ceremony in Jamaica on Aug. 7, 2011.
The bride is the daughter of Andrea Fairchild of Lehighton, and Larry and Kathleen Fairchild, also of Lehighton. She is a 1991 graduate of Lehighton Area High School and a 1994 graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College. She is employed by the County of Carbon, and also works part-time at Penn's Peak.
The bridegroom is the son of Harry and Sheral Rossmann of New Jersey, and Barbara Rossmann, also of New Jersey.
A tree lies on utility wires along Route 209 in Lansford, near Panther Valley High School. The tree was felled by winds from tropical storm Irene.
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that all driver's license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed Saturday, Sept. 3, through Monday, Sept. 5 in observance of Labor Day. Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services online through PennDOT's Driver and Vehicle Services website, www.dmv.state.pa.us.
Loss of power was one local hardship; PPL calls it the second worst storm in the company's history
Hurricane Irene stormed through our region late Saturday and into Sunday, unleashing pounding rain and whipping winds. Lehigh and Monroe counties were stomped, while Irene's skirts brushed Carbon and Schuylkill counties.
Police attribute three deaths on Sunday morning in our area to the storm. Jason Dahm of Hellertown apparently lost control of his vehicle on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike, tumbling down an embankment and striking a utility pole.
THS Class of 1971
The Tamaqua High School Class of 1971 is planning a 40-year anniversary reunion for Oct. 22 and is in need of current contact information for numerous class members.
Addresses, phone numbers and/or email addresses would be helpful. Classmates or individuals with information about classmates may contact Jerry Zubey at (570) 668-1175; Mary Allen Cooper at (570) 386-5220; or Mary Ann Rother Bright at (570) 778-0948.
The class has established a Facebook page at TAHS class of "71" or emails can be sent to tahsclass of firstname.lastname@example.org.
A fallen tree blocks Route 443 in East Brunswick Township, near New Philadelphia Road.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Residents along many eastern Pennsylvania waterways continued to prepare for the worst of Tropical Storm Irene's wrath that may be to come as swollen waterways continue to rise.
Along the Delaware River, communities readied for the water, with Easton and New Hope bracing for major flooding that the National Weather Service said could come Monday morning or afternoon if the river crests to 31 feet, or nine feet above flood stage.
There are many traits teachers and staff should exhibit as professional public employees.
Tips on how they should interact with students were shared recently with teachers and staff in the Palmerton Area School District.
The district presented an educational program to all staff as part of an in-service day recently in the high school auditorium.
School board president Barry Scherer and Superintendent Carol Boyce welcomed those in attendance.
The program was conducted by PSEA UniServe Representative Sheila Saidman and John Audi of Sweet, Stevens, Law Firm.
Regina Frye to Pauline Frye, 1 W. Main St., Junedale, property at 40 E. Main St., Junedale, $1.
Kevin Ahner to Ryan Pelaez, 730 Mill St., Palmerton, property at 730 Mill St., $149,000.
East Side Borough
Sharon P. Lachette to Sharon P. Lachette, 203 Wildwood Drive, Weatherly, parcel No. 89-10-B15.08, $1.
Michael R. Roos to Michael R. Roos Jr., 1322 Center Ave., Jim Thorpe, property at 1322 Center Ave., $1.
Students in four schools in the TIMES NEWS coverage area got an extra day of summer vacation thanks to Hurricane Irene.
According to school websites and WNEP.com, Marian Catholic High School and Northern Lehigh and Pleasant Valley school districts; as well as St. John Neumann School in Palmerton were closed because of the storm, which brought gusty winds and heavy rain to the region. Northwestern Lehigh High School operated on a two-hour delay.
Scurvy is a nasty disease. It causes collagen, the protein substance found in the fibers of connective tissue, bone, and cartilage, to form improperly, meaning wounds don't heal, gums bleed, and severe pain occurs.
If untreated, it leads to death.
But in 1747, James Lind, a Scottish naval surgeon, fed lemons and limes to sailors with scurvy, and soon the symptoms stopped. After a few years of stopping scurvy this way, Lind wrote a paper about it. The British Royal Navy was impressed and adopted the practice yet others kept searching for better treatments.
Meet the Teacher Night at Weatherly Area Middle School will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 6 p.m.
Parents are invited to come and meet their child(ren)'s teachers and learn the objectives for the school year. Some of the topics to be covered include curriculum, daily schedule, discipline, safe school procedures, student expectations, grading and homework. Also, parents will hear about scheduling a parent-teacher conference, state standards and state assessment.
This letter has to do with the travel back up in Tamaqua, especially Center and Railroad streets. I was down on Center Street at Burger King and I could not believe the back up of the traffic. One of the drivers coming up told me if backed up about two miles or more south. Another driver when I got up on Railroad Street told me it was backed up all the way up the hill to Hometown.
State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a burglary in the Towamensing Trails development in Penn Forest Township.
According to a news release issued by Trooper Donald T. MacRae Jr., burglar(s) broke a window at 112 Byron Lane, owned by Annette Marks, 49, of Willow Grove.
Police found that nothing had been removed from the house.
Anyone with information about the break-in is asked to call police at (570) 646-2271.
State police at Fern Ridge reported on three crashes investigated by trooopers, all occurring in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County.
A crash occurred about 11:05 a.m. on Aug. 25 along SR115 at the intersection with Mountain Laurel Drive. Troopers said Malgorzata J. Kotara, 44, of Effort, was driving a 2010 Dodge Nitro westbound on Mt. Laurel and failed to come to a complete stop at the intersection with 115 and pulled in front of a 1999 Chevrolet 2500 truck driven by Christopher J. Schroder, 46, of Brodheadsville, who was northbound on 115.
There were three incidents of pit bull attacks in Pottsville at the end of June. After the second incident, the Pottsville paper published advice for dealing with dog attacks. The first two suggestions were, when approached stay still, and if attacked, roll up into a ball. A day or two later, an 80 year old man with a walker was attacked. He certainly stood still. Why was he bitten?
Monroe County's judges and sheriff have sworn to uphold the U. S. Constitution. Why then are camera cell phones confiscated upon entering the courthouse in direct violation of the Fourth Amendment? What threat do camera cellphones pose to courthouse officials and staff?
A pick up truck goes around a tree blocking the east bound lane of Lentz Trail in Jim Thorpe Sunday morning.
Like most young adults, their high school and college activities helped pave the way for their future. For Riley McCall, that is the case, at least temporarily, as her involvement in scholastic and collegiate programs reinforced her wish to someday join the Peace Corps.
"I always enjoyed volunteering, getting out and doing something. That's my nature," said the daughter of Pat and Ginny McCall of Lake Hauto.