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January 2012

CSIDC recognizes past presidents

Monday, January 30, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS

Seven past presidents of the Carbon-Schuylkill Industrial Development Corp. recently gathered during the group's annual reorganization meeting at Parkview Inn in Summit Hill. Since the group's inception in 1957, there has been 18 men to serve as president of the CSIDC. Past presidents in attendance are, seated, from left, Richard E. Forgay, Gary Porembo, and Lawrence J. Marek. Standing, Richard E. Forgay II, William Gardiner, Brian Bonner and Russ King.

Schuylkill crashes

Monday, January 30, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes investigated by troopers over the past weekend on Schuylkill County roads.

A crash occurred about 12:35 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, along SR443 in North Manheim Township. Troopers said Amanda L. Grabusky, 50, of Orwigsburg, was eastbound driving a 2005 Toyota Corolla and was stopped waiting to turn left into the Blue Mountain High School. Troopers said Leonard J. Buchinsky, 79, of Middleport, was also eastbound driving a 2002 Chrysler Sebring and behind Grabusky when his vehicle rear-ended the Corolla.

Schuylkill break-ins are probed

Monday, January 30, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven are investigating two burglaries that occurred at Schuylkill County locations.

Troopers said a residence at 19 S. Crescent St., Tremont, was entered. Entry was gained through an unlocked back door.

Carbon County property transfers

Monday, January 30, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Oklahoma City, Okla., property at 15 N. Chestnut St., $1.

East Penn Township

Lanny A. Louie to Christopher C. Cowen, 344 Smith Lane Road, Lehighton, property at 344 Smith Lane Road, $1.

Myrtle E.K. Weaver to Crystal A. Lorrah, 254 Honeysuckle Lane, Lehighton, property at 254 Honeysuckle Lane, $1.

Franklin Township

Furry snow

Monday, January 30, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

While enjoying a day off work, Bill McCormick gives his Pomeranian, Little Feet, a snowy ride down a hill in Lansford.

President or dictator

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dear Editor:

Refreshed from his vacation, the first thing we are told is that President Obama wants to start a new bureaucracy and it must be done right now. If the Senate and the House do not go along with him, he will do it on his own we are told.

This President is making our representatives irrelevant and turning our country into a dictatorship. Is this what you want?

Your vote this year will be the most important one in our life so be sure you are an informed voter this year and preserve our freedom.

From a very concerned citizen,

T. Walck,

Marriage licenses

Monday, January 30, 2012

Schuylkill County

Maryann M. Evans and Justin A. Snyder, 123 E. Monroe St., McAdoo.

Brittany I. Carney and Joseph M. Deleon II, both of 620 N. Manhattan Court, Hazleton.

Charged for drug paraphernalia

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Summit Hill woman was charged after drug paraphernalia was found in her possession.

According to Summit Hill Police, on Oct. 6, 2011, at 12:55 p.m., police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by Amanda Reed, 30, of 272 W. Ludlow St. Upon investigation, it was discovered that Reed had drug paraphernalia in her vehicle.

She was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.

Auto trivia: Car No. 1 went to Port Carbon man

Monday, January 30, 2012

On March 24, 1898, Robert Allison a 70-year-old Schuylkill County industrialist, became the answer to a huge part of early automobile trivia. That day, he purchased the first commercially manufactured automobile at the Winton Motor Carriage Company in Cleveland.

Allison was born in Middleton, Teesdale, Durham County, England, on Dec. 25, 1827. When the Scottish immigrant first came to Port Carbon, the place had very few inhabitants.

Boilo contest held to benefit Elks programs

Monday, January 30, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Members of theTamaqua Elks Lodge held their annualBoilo Contest insupport of a number of their communityprograms. Pictured from left are Marlin Zeigler, tied for first place; GeorgeMelnick, first placein the apple pie boilo; Gary Wetterau, tie for first place; and RaeAnne Moyer, boilo contest volunteer.

Our younger generation needs good role models

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dear Editor:

Finally, we have a popular celebrity who is setting a good example for the youth in America. Good role models are so few and far between in this day and age, and I am sure everyone already knows who I am referring to. I want to congratulate Tim Tebow of the Denver Bronco's for all of his accomplishments during his career playing football, and especially for his example in giving thanks to the one who deserves the recognition for blessing him with his talents.

Ss. Peter and Paul kicks off Catholic Schools Week with variety of celebrations

Monday, January 30, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Samantha Descallar, a student at Ss. Peter and Paul School, shows off the project she made for the Academic Fair.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Samantha Descallar, a student at Ss. Peter and Paul School, shows off the project she made for the Academic Fair.

Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School, Lehighton, kicked off Catholic Schools Week on Sunday with a family mass in Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Principal Sherry Sernak welcomed everyone. She said that this was the time of the year when Catholic education is emphasized and celebrated.

"It is also a time for us to celebrate catholic education here at Ss. Peter and Paul School," she noted.

She said that the students did a terrific job preparing for the celebration. "I am proud and privileged to be serving as your principal."

No oil shortage here

Monday, January 30, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

In a scene that was a common everyday sight in America in years past, a "coal" truck makes a delivery to a home on the East side of Jim Thorpe recently. And no supertankers required.

Paterno not a cop

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dear Editor,

God knows who was wrong in the scandal. Joe, it wasn't you.

Joe Paterno wasn't a cop. Cops follow through on supposed crimes that took place at the school. Paterno related to his boss what was told to him. The bottom line is members of the board or other factions had the responsibility to check further.

Tree causes crash in Summit Hill

Monday, January 30, 2012

No injuries were reported in a one-vehicle accident in Summit Hill early Friday morning.

According to borough police, police were dispatched to East White Bear Drive at 4:44 a.m., after they received a report of a vehicle hitting a fallen tree.

Upon arrival, they found that the vehicle, driven by Dante Law, 21, of Albrightsville, was traveling west along East White Bear Drive when it struck a tree that had fallen across the road because of the rain. Neither Law, nor his three passengers were hurt in the crash.

The vehicle had to be towed from the scene.

Can we afford more bad government spending?

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dear Editor:

On Thursday evening, January 5, 2012, I attended the informational presentation by the PA Dept. of Transportation regarding the Tom McCall Bridge project. After attending the meeting I have come to the conclusion that our local and state government leaders and the hired bureaucrats are totally clueless as to the needs of our county infrastructure.

Pottsville man charged

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Pottsville man was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and identity theft after he committed a traffic violation in Summit Hill.

According to Summit Hill police, on Dec. 3, at 10:31 p.m., officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, driven by Matthew Luke Leonard, 43, of 403 W. Arch St.

An investigation re vealed that Leonard did not have a driver's license. He was also found to be under the influence of alcohol.

Leonard provided the officer with false information about his identity.

Summit Hill juvenile charged

Monday, January 30, 2012

A 13-year-old Summit Hill male was charged after school officials found him with a knife.

According to Summit Hill police, officers received a report from Panther Valley Middle School on Dec. 1, after the juvenile was found with a knife.

Charges were filed with juvenile authorities for possession of a weapon on school property.

SH woman charged with disorderly conduct

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Summit Hill woman was charged after she caused a disturbance in Summit Hill.

According to borough police, on Jan. 7, at 12:39 p.m., police received a call for a disturbance on East Fell Street.

Upon arrival, they found Marie Caruso, 48, of 129 E. Fell St., at her residence. When officers repeatedly told her to stop causing a disturbance, she did not comply.

She was charged with persistent disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct.

ON THIS DATE

Monday, January 30, 2012

January 30, 2003 Northwestern clinches a berth in both the league playoffs and district playoffs by gaining a 45-32 Colonial League win over rival Northern Lehigh. The Tigers, coached by Steve Gabryluk, receive a team-high 13 points from Ryan Oxley, including a pair of three-pointers early in the fourth quarter to help his team pull away from the Bulldogs. T.J. Stellar chips in with nine points while Ryan Justice adds six. For Nolehi, Tim Ganser tallies a team-high 13 points.

Two juveniles charged

Monday, January 30, 2012

Two juveniles were charged after they stole money from the Summit Hill Borough Hall.

According to Summit Hill police, on Jan. 7, there were several youths cleaning the borough hall. During that time, a 17-year-old male from Lehighton took some money that was sitting on a desk. He was charged with theft by unlawful taking through juvenile authorities in Carbon County.

There was also a 15-year-old male from Jim Thorpe who had allegedly received some of that money. He was charged with receiving stolen property.

CSIDC installs new officers

Monday, January 30, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS

The Carbon-Schuylkill Industrial Development Corp. installed officers for the 2012-2013 term at Parkview Inn on Thursday. Lawrence J. Marek, past president, second from left, welcomes Peter J. Radocha Jr., second from right, to his new position as president; while David Kuchta, vice president, left; and Richard E. Forgay, executive director, look on. Missing from photo are Francis X. Koomar, treasurer; and Joseph J. Velitsky, Esq., solicitor. The CSIDC is one of the oldest industrial groups in the state.

Weatherly, boys girls get wins over CMVT

Monday, January 30, 2012

Weatherly boys and girls both picked up wins as did the Lehighton and Pleasant Valley girls in non-league basketball action over the weekend.

BOYS BASKETBALL

Weatherly-CMVT

couple of free throws by Luke Reiner gave the Wreckers a 52-51 non-league win over Columbia-Montour Vo-Tech.

Samson Walton finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds and Reiner added 11 points in the win. Ed Donnelly had a game-high 25 points, with five three-pointers for CMVT.

WEATHERLY

On this date

Monday, January 30, 2012

January 28, 1956

Members of the Board of Supervisors in Mahoning Township have been obliged because of the high cost of living to eliminate the post of part-time police chief. John Danyo, Beaver Run Road, held the post, now abolished, for the past three years. He is also employed by the Panther Valley Coal Company. State Police at the Lehighton barracks will handle all police work in the township. Township supervisors Chester Snyder, Lee O'Brien, and Robert Blew will hold a discussion with township residents on Feb. 6 on the matter.

'The Artist' should leave you speechless

Monday, January 30, 2012

"The Artist" is one of the front-runners for the 84th Academy Awards.

With 10 Oscar nominations, "The Artist" was second only to director Martin Scorsese's "Hugo," with 11 nominations.

Oscar nominations for "The Artist" are: motion picture, director (Michel Hazanavicius), actor (Jean Dujardin), supporting actress (Bérénice Bejo), original screenplay (Hazanavicius), score (Ludovic Bource), art direction, cinematography, costume design, and film editing

The sorry state of the union

Monday, January 30, 2012

Earlier this week, the President painted a rosy picture in his State Of The Union address. I believe that he does not recognize the reality of our current situation. Listening to his speech, I would think that America is well on the road to recovery with a vibrant economy. But when I look at the facts, our nation is still in recession. There is a ray of economic sunshine, but we have to ensure that the President and the congress do not stamp out the light before it grows into a full economic recovery.

Bombers top Tamaqua

Monday, January 30, 2012
ron gower/times news Palmerton's Kyle Ruch (23) looks toward the basket as Brett Kosciolek of Tamaqua moves in to defend. Referee Ed Wise is in the background.
ron gower/times news Palmerton's Kyle Ruch (23) looks toward the basket as Brett Kosciolek of Tamaqua moves in to defend. Referee Ed Wise is in the background.

All it took was a few words from coach Mick Stefanek to inspire the Palmerton boys' basketball team prior to its non-league match-up with Tamaqua.

As they walked on to the court for the tip-off, the Bombers' starting five, which consisted of seniors Tyler Svetik, Cody Geist, Brett Snyder, Kyle Ruch, and junior Matt Leaver, looked as if every single one of them were on a mission.

Svetik said it was the motivating words from their first year coach that pushed them to the limits in earning a 60-48 victory Saturday afternoon.

Charged with simple assault

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Summit Hill man was charged after he assaulted a woman.

According to Summit Hill police, on Jan. 7, officers received that an assault had occurred. It was discovered that the party involved was Jeffrey Tee, 22, of 50 W. Ludlow St.

He was charged with simple assault and harassment.

Justice served

Monday, January 30, 2012

Proponents of justified force, Capital punishment satisfied

Last week was an important one for those who believe in capital punishment or that persons under attack have the right to defend themselves with justified force under the law.

In a regional case, a 65-year-old man was riding his bicycle on a trail in West Reading last Wednesday when three teenage boys knocked him off his bicycle in an apparent robbery attempt. The trio, two aged 15, and the other 16, had skipped school that day and reportedly went on a crime spree, robbing two pedestrians before attacking the bicyclist.

This time, they targeted the wrong victim.

Sweets and more

Monday, January 30, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS 3 Kids Bake House's Pastry Chef Frank Bradley starts applying icing on what will become some lucky person's birthday cake.
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS 3 Kids Bake House's Pastry Chef Frank Bradley starts applying icing on what will become some lucky person's birthday cake.

"3 Kids Bake House" in Jim Thorpe satisfies many tastes

Sweet tooth need satisfying ? Well, in Jim Thorpe, there is a great place to do just that and much more.

A place where not only will you find sweet treats like cakes, pies, donuts, sticky buns, cookies, cream puffs, turnovers, eclairs, nut rolls, etc. but also a wide variety of breads, rolls, and buns.

In addition, it is also a place where tomato pies (pizza), a variety of stromboli, and Soccacia Bread, an Italian style herbed bread topped with different herbs and vegetables are also available.

Carbon DUI arrest

Monday, January 30, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest in Carbon County.

Troopers said Patricia A. Desousa, 37, of Palmerton, was stopped about 12:08 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29, along Little Gap Road, in Lower Towamensing Township, for traffic violations.

She was found to be under the influence and placed under arrest for DUI. Charges will be filed, troopers said.