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.
A sign displays the mixtures of seasons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Evelyn Ahner, 6, of West Phillips Street in Coaldale puts the final touches on her Halloween snowman.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Olivia Brown, 8, and Adam Green, 6, work together on their pumpkin snowman on East Broad Street in Tamaqua.
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.
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:
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.
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:
Pictured after Saturday's snow storm is the No. 9 Mine and Museum parking lot in Lansford.
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.
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
Miller-Keystone Blood Center has announced the upcoming blood drives:
Ÿ Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 3:30 to 7 p.m., Nesquehoning VFW, 300 Center St., Nesquehoning; call 570-669-9201.
Ÿ Saturday, Nov. 5, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Lehighton Auto Group, 54 Blakeslee Blvd., Lehighton, call 610-377-1700.
Ÿ Saturday, Nov. 4, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., SS Palmer Elementary School, 298 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton, call 610-737-7235.
Ÿ Tuesday, Nov. 8, 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Jim Thorpe Market, 1 River Road, Jim Thorpe, call 570-455-2018.
Three person were arrested for an armed robbery at a Luzerne County service station.
State police at Hazleton identified the suspects as Kaelin James Kovalski, 27, Brian Thomas Stemple, 38, and Jolene Rose Vonglis, 25, all of White Haven.
The three are charged with robbing the Dorrance Sunoco station located along Blue Ridge Trail, at Interstate 81, in Dorrance Township.
Saturday's snowfall made for snowy scenes throughout our area. Pictured is SR54 east in Hometown.
Megan Louise Ingraham, 220 N. Greenwood St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Brandon Cole Ingraham, Albrightsville. They were married July 9, 2010.
Megan K. Phillips, 439 E. Elm St., Tamaqua, was granted a divorce from Timothy J. Phillips, 213 E. Broad St., Apt. 2, Tamaqua. They were married March 20, 2010.
Jason J. Clauser was granted a divorce from Mandi Clauser, both of Schuylkill Haven. They were married Oct. 14, 1995.