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October 2011

Corn dumped on SR209 in crash

Monday, October 31, 2011

A one vehicle crash about 6:35 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, resulted in hundreds of pounds of corn kernels being dumped on the road. State police at Lehighton said the crash occurred along SR209 in Towamensing Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Gordon L. Rudelitch, 70, of Kunkletown, was driving a 1990 GMC truck southbound when he said another vehicle headed northbound entered his lane. He lost control of the truck which spun 180 degrees and rolled onto its roof off the right side of the road. The corn spilled along the right berm and part of the road. Rudelitch was not injured.

Wet and cold volunteers

Monday, October 31, 2011
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ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Firefighters and fire police volunteers were kept busy all weekend responding to weather related incidents. Pictured during heavy snow are Tamaqua Fire Police volunteers controlling traffic at a powerless traffic light in Tamaqua.

Nazareth rallies to oust Bears

Monday, October 31, 2011

Don't let the seeds fool you.

Pleasant Valley coach John Gesiskie certainly didn't let them fool him.

Although his Bears had earned the No. 2 seed in the District 11 Class AAA Volleyball Tournament, Gesiskie knew they were the underdogs against No. 7 seed Nazareth.

Pleasant Valley didn't play like it early in the match as it looked poised to avenge a regular season sweep at the hands of Blue Eagles. But Nazareth used superior frontline depth to eventually take control and rally for a 22-25, 25-20, 25-22, 25-9 quarterfinal round victory Saturday morning.

Greater Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade rescheduled

Monday, October 31, 2011

The litany of homes without power weren't the only targets Mother Nature conspired against over the weekend.

The 104th annual Greater Northern Lehigh Halloween Parade that had been scheduled for this past Saturday has been postponed.

But, due to that day's unseasonable storm that dumped multiple inches of snow and rendered countless homes powerless, the event will now be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

Jim Thorpe news

Monday, October 31, 2011

The next meeting for the committee planning the joint class reunion of Jim Thorpe High School 1955-1965, will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 6:30 p.m. in the administration building of the Jim Thorpe Area School District, on Center Avenue. Any one that would like to join the committee in helping to plan the 2012 event, is invited to attend the meeting.

Witch season?

Monday, October 31, 2011
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ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

A sign displays the mixtures of seasons.

Carbon theft incident probed

Monday, October 31, 2011

State police at Lehighton are investigating a theft incident in Carbon County.

Troopers said Jeffrey Hosier, 43, of Bridge St., Weissport, alleges that Dietrik Hosier, 21, same address, removed silver quarters, gold coins, jewelry, 12 gauge single action shotgun and a HP laptop computer form his home on Oct. 24.

Dangerous roads

Monday, October 31, 2011
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ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Emergency personnel were busy all day Saturday and Sunday responding to vehicle accidents, fender benders and stuck vehicles. This Air Products truck is stuck on Marian Avenue in Hometown.

Orwigsburg man's appeal of arson conviction denied

Monday, October 31, 2011

An Orwigsburg man serving time in a state prison on arson charges had his appeal of his conviction denied by the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania.

Carl Jeffrey Zehner, 54, was found guilty by a jury in September 2008 of intentionally setting fire on the evening of July 16, 2007, in front of the home of Michael P. Lonergan. borough manager, who had terminated his water service for failing to pay his bill. The property suffered fire damages. The trial was held in the county court.

State judgeships part of Nov. 8 election ballot

Monday, October 31, 2011

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin, who has served since 2002, is facing a 10-year retention vote.

The Pennsylvania Bar Association's Project Vote Smart notes: "He has authored several opinions in poetic verse, which has drawn praise in some legal circles and criticism in others."

Whether voters will hold his poetry, or his judgment in using it, against him remains to be seen.

Pa. joins in effort to stop young drivers from texting while driving

Monday, October 31, 2011

HARRISBURG -Attorney General Linda Kelly on Thursday joined with her colleagues from all 50 states, along with Consumer Protection agencies, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Ad Council to launch a new national public service campaign urging young drivers to stop texting while driving.

Kelly said the nationwide education campaign about the dangers of distracted driving will feature television, radio, outdoor and digital public service announcements, along with online messages using Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Halloween snowman

Monday, October 31, 2011
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ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Evelyn Ahner, 6, of West Phillips Street in Coaldale puts the final touches on her Halloween snowman.

Knights 'whiteout' Bombers

Monday, October 31, 2011

PEN ARGYL - About the only one having fun during Saturday's snowstorm was Pen Argyl's unbeaten football team.

The Green Knights (9-0), showing why they've been the talk of the Colonial League all season, had no problem keeping their footing on the white, slick Alumni Field they call home en route to a 52-0 win over Palmerton (4-5).

Break-ins, theft incident probed

Monday, October 31, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two burglaries and a theft incident occurring in Schuylkill County.

Troopers said a residence and two detached garages at 205-207 Dietrich Ave., Porter Township, were entered and removed was about 100 feet of half-inch and one-inch copper pipe, about 75 gallons of home heating oil, and a 10,000 BTU Emerson air conditioner from inside the home. Also removed was a Green Thumb string trimmer, a Homelite leaf-blower and six by three-foot wooden workbench from the garages.

Nesquehoning citations issued

Monday, October 31, 2011

Nesquehoning police reported on the following citations being issued.

Chief Sean Smith cited Craig Ortiz, no address given, for illegal transfer of a firearm.

Officer Brian White filed charges against Jefferry Cope and Daniel Smith, no addresses given, each for aggravated harassment by a prisoner.

The incidents occurred at the county prison.

Snow storm closes many roads

Monday, October 31, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Saturday's freak snow storm resulted in the closure of many roads over the weekend. A Hometown Fire Company vehicle sits in front of a fallen tree in Hometown that fell on three high voltage power lines. This closed SR54 for almost 7 hours while PPL and PennDOT cleared the scene. Rush Township Police and Fire Police detoured traffic during the incident.

Carbon crash

Monday, October 31, 2011

State police at Fern Ridge reported investigating a one vehicle crash in Carbon County.

Troopers said Karen Ann Amendolta, 39, no address given, was operating a 2005 Dodge Caravan along Towamensing Trails, Penn Forest Township, about 8:31 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, when the vehicle left the road and struck a tree.

Amendolta and a five-year-old male in a restraint seat, were not injured, another passenger, a 10-year-old female sustained a minor injury.

Troopers were assisted at the scene by Lehighton and Palmerton ambulances and Penn Forest Fire Company volunteers.

Tamaqua student cited for incident

Monday, October 31, 2011

A Tamaqua teen has been cited after creating a hazardous situation at the Tamaqua Area Senior High School on Oct. 6.

At approximately 11 a.m. a group of students finished an outdoor archery lesson and were returning to the school.

One of the students, Damon Lee Cluff, 18, of 245 Cedar St., reportedly shot an arrow across Penn Street into the football stadium. The arrow landed on the south hillside near the bleachers.

Several maintenance personnel were in the stadium at the time, marking the lines on the football field.

Coaldale Republicans to hold election dinner

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Annual Coaldale Republican Club General Election Dinner will be held on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 5 p.m. at the Viennese Villa, 6th and Ruddle streets.

A social hour will precede the dinner at 4:30 p.m.

Guest speakers for the evening will be Frank Staudenmeier and George Halcovage, GOP candidates for county commissioners. Other county row office candidates will also be attending the event.

Information and reservations for the dinner can be made by contacting Bob Ames, town chairman. Reservations must be made prior to the dinner.

One day of sledding

Monday, October 31, 2011
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ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Snow play was shortened Sunday as warmer temperatures melted much of the white stuff that fell on Saturday. Pictured making their own snow ramp as they ride a tobaggan down a hill at the Tamaqua High School field are Dean Peck, 13, of Lake Hauto, and Cotton Robbins, 14, of Jim Thorpe.

Schuylkill crashes

Monday, October 31, 2011

State police at Schuylkill Haven were kept busy over the past several days investigating numerous crashes on Schuylkill County roadways.

A two vehicle crash occurred about 2:17 p.m. on Oct. 27 along Cressona Road in North Manheim Township. Troopers said Lori L. Sult, 51,of Pine Grove, was southbound and stopped in a 2006 Jeep Liberty for traffic. Robert R. Stump Jr., 51, of Schuylkill Haven, southbound in a 2001 Mercury Sable LS failed to see the vehicle stopped ahead of him and his car struck the rear of the Jeep.

Hluschak nationally ranked to open wrestling season

Monday, October 31, 2011

Adam Hluschak, a 141-pound wrestler for East Stroudsburg University , will begin his redshirt senior season with national rankings in the preseason poll released by the NCAA Division II Wrestling Coaches Association on Wednesday.

Hluschak, who was a national qualifier in 2009-10, is ranked sixth at 141 after going 26-15 overall last season, including 10-5 against Division II competition.

In the Super Region 1 rankings, the Northern Lehigh graduate is fourth in a loaded 141-pound weight class that has five of the top eight wrestlers in the national poll.

Help, check on neighbors

Monday, October 31, 2011
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ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Tis the season to remember your neighbors. Temperatures are expected to remain in the high 30's over the next few days. It only takes a few seconds to call and check on your friends and neighbors. Non-powered phones should still work in case of a power outage. Don't automatically think your neighbors are fine. Also, use common sense if you light a candle. Pictured volunteering to clear snow from neighbors' properties on South Lehigh Street in Tamaqua is Harold Moseley, who routinely checks on his neighbors.

Pumpkin snowman

Monday, October 31, 2011
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ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Olivia Brown, 8, and Adam Green, 6, work together on their pumpkin snowman on East Broad Street in Tamaqua.

Schnecksville landscape firm named chamber business of month

Monday, October 31, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Priscilla D. Brennan, Master of Arts, Landscape Design, gathers beside a sign that promotes her Professional Landscape Associates business in Schnecksville. The entity was chosen as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Priscilla D. Brennan, Master of Arts, Landscape Design, gathers beside a sign that promotes her Professional Landscape Associates business in Schnecksville. The entity was chosen as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

It's been said a home is the most important investment a person can make.

Which is why it makes only perfect sense for a homeowner to want to take the necessary steps to enhance the value of their home.

With over 25 years of experience, that's where Professional Landscape Associates of Schnecksville comes into play to offer its expertise.

Owned by Andrew J. Brennan and Priscilla D. Brennan, the entity has been chosen as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

Lansford man faces charges stemming from domestic incident

Monday, October 31, 2011

Kelly Snowe Sr., 42, of 200 block of East Ridge St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 2:12 a.m. Oct. 22 at his residence. Charges of persistent disorderly conduct and public drunkenness were filed by Officer Jeffrey Ohl.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

On this date

Monday, October 31, 2011

October 31, 1937

Members of the Hazleton State Motor Police were called to Tresckow, when nine young men of that town, who had been arrested on gambling charges following a raid and who were ordered committed to jail in default of payment of their fines, went on a "sit down strike" in the Justice's office, and refused to go to the bastile. The arrests had been made by Constable John Gordish, who is also a deputy sheriff. The nine refused to move in the direction of the jail, as a huge throng watched the proceedings.

Lansford couple facing charges after confrontation

Monday, October 31, 2011

Bonnie Vosburgh, 21, of 371 W. Ridge St., and Jordan Bachert, 27, of 304 E. Bertsch St., both of Lansford, face charges from an incident which took place at 3:47 p.m. Sept. 22 at Vosburgh's residence. Charges of simple assault, persistent disorderly conduct, and harassment against Vosburgh were filed Officer Robert Shubeck. Bachert was charged with simple assault and harassment.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

Fall snow, leaves

Monday, October 31, 2011
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ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Pictured after Saturday's snow storm is the No. 9 Mine and Museum parking lot in Lansford.

Tamaqua parade vendor cited

Monday, October 31, 2011

A vendor at the Tamaqua Halloween Parade was cited by police after he was observed urinating in public.

Police received a call at 5 p.m. Tuesday from Dr. Todd Banning, who reported that fair vendors were parked in the private lot and that he observed one man urinate on the lot. He also noted the vendors were using his private dumpster.

The officer was able to locate the man in question and cited John Caramanica, 42, of 34 Ailing St., West Haven, CT.

SUPPORT GROUPS

Monday, October 31, 2011

Alzheimer's

More than 14.9 million caregivers annually provide unpaid care for the estimated 5.4 million people with Alzheimer's disease.

Those caregivers are prone to high levels of frustration, burnout and stress factors that can take a heavy emotional and physical toll without adequate support. Here are eight common warning signs of caregiver burnout.

Ÿ You have much less energy than you used to

Ÿ It seems like you catch every cold or flu that's going around

Ÿ You're constantly exhausted, even after sleeping or taking a break