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September 2011

Rush crash probed

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Tamaqua man escaped serious injury early Friday morning, Sept. 23, when his vehicle climbed a curb and struck a retaining wall at the Beacon Diner in Hometown.

James Faust, 24, told police he fell asleep behind the wheel of his 1995 Subaru as he was traveling south on SR309. The vehicle drove over the curb and struck a retaining wall on the east end of the parking lot. The Subaru continued sliding sideways, traveling south, impacting a second retaining wall. It finally came to rest against a curb on the southeast edge of the lot.

The vehicle was towed from the scene.

More charges filed against Franklin Twp. kennel owner

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Yet more charges have been filed against a Franklin Township kennel owner already incarcerated for purchasing dogs using an alias name and not paying for them.

This time, Patricia E Gadaleta, 52, of 974 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton, faces six counts of identity theft, as well as one count each of theft by deception, receiving stolen property, forgery, and access device fraud.

Gadaleta was arraigned via video conference on Tuesday by District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton. She has been recommitted to Carbon County Prison in lieu of $10,000, 10-percent bail.

Results of DUI enforcement noted

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The North Central PA Regional DUI Enforcement Program has released the results of Roving DUI Patrols held last weekend in Schuylkill County.

On Sept. 23, four officers representing four law enforcement agencies conducted a roving patrol, contacting and detaining a total of 46 vehicles. Five operators were tested for possible intoxication, with two adult DUI and one underage drinking arrests. Officers also issued 19 traffic citations, made three criminal arrests and issued 24 warnings.

Lehighton arrests

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lehighton police reported on two arrests made over the past weekend.

Police said Jon R. Doughtery Jr., 27, of 201 White St., Apt. 8, Weissport, was cited for public drunkenness. The incident occurred on Friday, Sept. 23, about 3:46 a.m. in the vicinity of 200 block of N. First St.

Edwin Mertz, 52, of 131 Mauch Chunk St., Lehighton, was cited for criminal trespass at 131 N. First St. The incident occurred on Sunday, Sept. 25, about noon.

'Moneyball' hits the right pitch

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

"There's no crying in baseball," Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) told us in "A League of Their Own" (1992).

There is crying in "Moneyball" and not only when Billy Beane (Brad Pitt) hears his daughter, Casey (Kerris Dorsey) sing "The Show" (the original was released in 2008 by Lenka). This scene alone should net an Oscar actor nomination for Pitt, who may be a dual nominee (his other Oscar actor nod could be for "The Tree of Life").

Two men who robbed area resident sent to state prison

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Two New York area men who held up a Tamaqua man in the state game lands in Walker Township were among 17 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges and were sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin in Schuylkill County court.

Philip E. Hemminger Jr., 19, of Black River, N.Y., pleaded guilty to robbery, conspiracy and reckless burning and Andrew M. O'Connor, 20, of Carthage, N.Y., pleaded guilty to charges of criminal conspiracy, robbery and theft. Both were sentenced to serve four to eight years in a state correctional institution.

Military history displayed at Redball Rally

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Between 70 to 80 military vehicles ranging from WWII to present day filled a large section of the parking area outside of the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert during the Redball Military Transport Fall Military Vehicle Rally and Show which was held there last Friday and Saturday.
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Between 70 to 80 military vehicles ranging from WWII to present day filled a large section of the parking area outside of the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert during the Redball Military Transport Fall Military Vehicle Rally and Show which was held there last Friday and Saturday.

Once again, last weekend, the Redball Military Transport Fall Military Vehicle Rally and Show brought history back to life at the West End Fairgrounds in Gilbert.

Whether for a youngster curious to see some of the vehicles that Grandpa may have told them about from his service days, or a veteran searching for memories, the rally did not disappoint.

A wide variety of military vehicles filled a large section of the parking area outside of the fairgrounds while inside there was just about every spare part for them that one could ever need.

Vandalism incident probed in Rush

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Rush Township police are investigating an act of criminal mischief reported to the department on Monday morning, Sept. 26.

Vandals reportedly smashed the window on a Kobelco backhoe owned by Ankiewicz Enterprises Inc.

The vehicle was parked on Bnosky Street and was undamaged as of Friday afternoon.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call police at (570) 668-6100.

Palmerton news

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Oct. 1. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Underage drinking arrest in Tamaqua

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Tamaqua police cited a 17-year-old male for underage drinking on Friday night, Sept. 23.

Officers on patrol at 9:20 p.m. observed a white Pontiac Grand Am coming from the area of the Buehler Memorial (Bungalow) Pool.

The car failed to stop for a stop sign at the intersection of Catawissa and Lafayette streets, turning left on to Lafayette. The vehicle was stopped and the driver was asked for his license and registration.

While a passenger in the car was searching for the car's registration an officer noticed a silver can of Coors original beer.

Former Catholic high school placed on tax rolls

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The building which formerly housed the Cardinal Brennan High School, located at 130 Academy Lane, Butler Township, Schuylkill County, was removed from tax exemption by the Schuylkill County Assessment Appeals Board after a hearing in the county court. The request for placing the property, which contains 95.5 acres, was made by North Schuylkill School District.

Woman seriously hurt in crash

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A young woman was seriously injured after being involved in a violent crash Tuesday afternoon along Lizard Creek Road (SR895) in East Penn Township. The crash occurred just before 4 p.m. as she was traveling east just leaving West Penn Township in Schuylkill County. For some unknown reason her car left the right berm traveling up a grass berm before impacting with a clump of large trees. A combination of rescuers from the East Penn Fire Company, Penn Mahoning and Mahoning Valley ambulances worked to free the heavily entrapped victim.

Sweet and savory

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
This Sept. 8, 2011 photo shows honey-thyme glazed chicken with cider gravy and baby spinach salad in Concord, N.H. This recipe has a sweet autumnal flavor that can be tailored to your region by using a local wildflower honey and a cider made with heirloom apples. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)
This Sept. 8, 2011 photo shows honey-thyme glazed chicken with cider gravy and baby spinach salad in Concord, N.H. This recipe has a sweet autumnal flavor that can be tailored to your region by using a local wildflower honey and a cider made with heirloom apples. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Rosh Hashanah meals perfect for local, seasonal eating

You may not think of Jewish cooking as trendsetting, but truth is it has been focused on seasonal recipes sporting local ingredients since long before farmers markets became the darling of the foodie scene. And the Jewish New Year meal, served at Rosh Hashanah, is a perfect example of this unintended hipness.

Lehigh Township Festival to benefit Dream Come True, BRC

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

For those who love cars, good food, entertainment and fun, stop by the Lehigh Township Benefit Festival and Car Show on Sunday, Oct. 2, at Becky's Drive In, 4548 Lehigh Drive, Walnutport (Berlinsville). The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Raindate is Oct. 9.

The event opens at 8 a.m. Breakfast will be served in the refreshment stand until 10:30 a.m.

Throughout the day, there will be a car show hosted by Blue Ridge Rod and Custom Car Club.

Hodge Podge DJ will be offering music by screen two.

Parryville forced to comply with Act 537 sewage facilities plan

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
GAIL MAHOLICK/TIMES NEWS Barry Issett, engineer, with Barry Issett Associates, Trexlertown, right, explains to Mike Grant, left, the steps Parryville Council will have to take to comply with Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan.
GAIL MAHOLICK/TIMES NEWS Barry Issett, engineer, with Barry Issett Associates, Trexlertown, right, explains to Mike Grant, left, the steps Parryville Council will have to take to comply with Act 537 Sewage Facilities Plan.

Parryville's sewage problems will not be an easy fix, but Parryville Borough Council finally has taken the first step to comply with Act 537, a community-wide sewage facilities plan. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection ordered communities to adopt an official plan to provide sewage services for areas within its jurisdiction in 1968.

Barry Issett, engineer, with Barry Issett Associates, Trexlertown, met Tuesday night with Parryville Council to discuss the steps Parryville must take.

Indians play better, but lose to Cards

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
RON GOWER /TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Cole Christman (26) and Anthony Rossino (6) try to block Pocono Mountain East's Martin Dieppa from moving the ball downfield in soccer action yesterday in Lehighton.
RON GOWER /TIMES NEWS Lehighton's Cole Christman (26) and Anthony Rossino (6) try to block Pocono Mountain East's Martin Dieppa from moving the ball downfield in soccer action yesterday in Lehighton.

For the Lehighton boys' soccer team, it was probably a tough task to get motivated for their second facing against Pocono Mountain East.

The first time that the two squads played each other, the Cardinals scored nine goal by halftime. That kind of defeat can do damage to the psyche of any team.

Last night, the two faced off again and the game went in favor of the Cardinals again by a 4-1score.

"The last time we played them, we were losing 9-0 at halftime," LHS head coach Dave Yob mentioned. "Today, I think we showed up with much better play against them."

Strong fire response in Walker Township

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua firefighters investigate the outside of the home for the cause of the fire.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua firefighters investigate the outside of the home for the cause of the fire.

About 50 emergency responders were called during heavy rains to 28 Kettle Road in Walker Township just before 8 p.m. Tuesday after a possible lightning strike to a home.

When firefighters arrived they noticed smoke emanating from the home.

No weeds for festival

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Kevin Steigerwalt trims a tree on the North Railroad Street parking lot during their seasonal cleanup held Monday evening held in Tamaqua.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Kevin Steigerwalt trims a tree on the North Railroad Street parking lot during their seasonal cleanup held Monday evening held in Tamaqua.

Tamaqua Beautification Association (T.B.A.) volunteers routinely spruce up parks and other areas of Tamaqua. Volunteers are dedicating extra time in preparation for the Tamaqua Heritage Day Festival, set for Sunday October 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Kevin Steigerwalt, T.B.A. president, stated, "We are always looking for volunteers. Feel free to call either Karen Davison or myself at (570) 668-3444 to help."

Removal of top soil raises concerns at JT school board

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

During the public comment portion of the Jim Thorpe Area School Board meeting, resident Peter McGuire raised questions and concerns about a motion that was voted on at the previous school board meeting. The motion involved the removal of top soil from the high school football stadium.

Currently the Jim Thorpe High School football stadium is being renovated. The top soil from the field was originally to be removed and used on the practice field. During the renovation, engineers from EI Associates stated the soil was substandard and could not be used on the practice field.

Lansford woman cited for theft

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Lansford woman was cited by Rush Township police after a shoplifting incident at the Hometown Commons Walmart on Saturday, Sept. 25.

Nicole Raposo, 27, allegedly removed merchandise valued at $36.88 from the store.

She was charged with retail theft.

Lansford woman gets jail time for drunk driving

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Fifteen area residents entered guilty pleas to criminal charges and were sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin in Schuylkill County Court.

Betty J. Dolly, 39, of 418 E. Patterson St., Lansford, on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol was sentenced to serve 90 days to five years in the county prison, fined $1,500, pay $300 to Substance Abuse Education (SAE) fund, $50 to Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA), and shall receive outpatient treatment. Dolly was cited by Tamaqua Patrolman Matthew Bynon.

Man jailed after domestic incident

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Tamaqua man was incarcerated in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, on Saturday, Sept. 24, following a domestic dispute.

Borough police were dispatched to 27 N. Railroad St. at 7 p.m. Saturday for a reported domestic violence call in progress.

On scene the officers spoke with Mary Becker, who said she was tired of being hurt by her husband, Henry Edward Becker. She claimed he had been drinking all day, verbally assaulting her, then pushing and grabbing her repeatedly. At one point, he was striking her and hurt her right hand, she said.

The Gathering is Saturday in Slatington

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
SUSAN LAYLAND/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Quiet view of the Trout Run Covered Bridge and the new Pavilion along the Slate Belt Heritage Trail.
SUSAN LAYLAND/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Quiet view of the Trout Run Covered Bridge and the new Pavilion along the Slate Belt Heritage Trail.

The Gathering will hold its 8th annual event on October 1 at the Trout Run Covered Bridge, Seventh Street, Slatington. The Gathering will be held rain or shine. Sponsored by the Northern Lehigh Historical Society (NLHS), The Gathering has grown in size and popularity over the years as more and more families come to enjoy the festivities, beginning at 1 p.m. and continuing until closing.

Tamaqua news

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met Sept. 8 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 87 members in attendance. One new member, Betty Connely, was welcomed to the group.

President Jean Machamer conducted the business session and provided an inspirational reading.

Rose Valle provided the invocation, entitled "Little Acts of Kindness."

Vice president Doris Brobst and secretary Joan Ann Garber provided their reports.

Doris Skeath was added to the sick list.

Members were treated to pizza and drinks.

On this date

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

September 28, 1940

Thousands attended the annual Republican Party of Carbon County picnic at the Lehighton Fair Grounds. Chairman W. D. McCay of Coleraine, Lancaster County spoke at the social event. The Lehighton Boys Band, directed by Charles Kueblere, provided spirited music throughout the day's festivities. Irwin W. Bennett, of Franklin Township, the party's choice for a return to the office of representative in the General Assembly from Carbon County, gave remarks.

Tamaqua Rotary visited by District Governor

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured from left are Gary Price, Tamaqua Rotary Club secretary; Rebecca Lentz, Tamaqua Rotary Club President; Alice Kissinger, District 7370 Governor; and Frank Peron, District 7370 Assistant Governor.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured from left are Gary Price, Tamaqua Rotary Club secretary; Rebecca Lentz, Tamaqua Rotary Club President; Alice Kissinger, District 7370 Governor; and Frank Peron, District 7370 Assistant Governor.

Guest speaker Alice Kissinger, current District Governor, Rotary International District 7370, talked about this year's national theme while visiting the Tamaqua Rotary Club during a recent Rotary meeting held at the Tamaqua Salvation Army.

On this date

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

September 27, 1984

Two TIMES NEWS carriers received honorable mention status in state newspaper carrier competition during the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers' Association's "Outstanding Newspaper Carrier Program." The local award recipients are Christine Valentini, Hazle Street, Tamaqua, and Karen Troxell, East Fell Street, Summit Hill. Miss Valentini attended the awards program in Hershey.

Hearing on complaints against saloon continues

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

A hearing on two complaints filed by Parryville borough against the owner of a saloon in the borough was continued for a second time on Monday afternoon.

Protect yourself this flu season

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

It's time for a flu shot.

You can get the flu vaccine from your doctor, and at public health facilities, senior centers, pharmacies and supermarkets. The vaccine can be administered anytime during flu season. Adults over 50 are prime candidates for the vaccine because the flu can be fatal for older people.

DUI arrests

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on three driving under the influence (DUI) arrests made by officers recently.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, about 2:29 a.m. officers observed a Ford cargo truck strike mailboxes on Knob Road, in Mt. Pocono, and flee the scene. The van traveled north on SR611 where it almost struck a police vehicle at School St. Police then attempted to initiate a traffic stop but the operator refused to stop. A short, low speed pursuit then ensued and the van eventually stopped within the Snow Shoe Condo's parking lot after driving through the front lawn.

Parade energy?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Conlan Chicarelli, 3, finds it hard to stay awake during Saturday's two-hour Firemen's Association of the State of Pennsylvania parade held in Lake Harmony. Conlan is the son of Amanda and Michael Chicarelli of Jim Thorpe.