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January 2012

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.


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

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.



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.


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.

Heffley endorses pro-life legislation

Monday, January 30, 2012

Dear Editor:

In collaboration with this week's annual Right for Life Week in Washington D.C., I joined several of my colleagues from both political parties at a press conference at the state Capitol to support bipartisan legislation on the Women's Right-to-Know Act.

Schuylkill property transfers

Monday, January 30, 2012

Sheriff Joseph G. Groody, at sheriff sale, to Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Carrollton, Tex., property at 130 South St., Coaldale, assessed to Jacqueline K. Chaney, Brian T. Swineburne and Lori A. (Swineburne) Weaver, for $1,215.04.

Sheriff Groody, at sheriff sale, to Eagle Rock Resorts Company, LLC, Hazle Township, Luzerne County, lot in AW Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, North Union Township, assessed to Robert F. and Olivia Garringer, for $1,050.03.

Lansford police report

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Lansford woman was charged after an altercation in Lansford this past weekend.

According to Lansford police, on Jan. 28, Officers Robert Shubeck was dispatched to 508 Lansford Court for a complaint that someone broken into the residence and a domestic was now occurring. While en-route, Shubeck was advised that another call came in, reporting that the domestic was escalating and spilling out onto the street.

Catholic Schools Week at OLOAA

Monday, January 30, 2012

It's Catholic Schools week and it is being observed throughout the area. On Sunday, an open house was held at Our Lady of the Angels Academy in Lansford. Connie McLaughlin, left, a teacher's aide in the pre-school class, shows her son, Jacob, age 11 and a fifth grade student at the school, some of the projects in her classroom.

Eagle Rock Resorts records lot sales

Monday, January 30, 2012

Eagle Rock Resorts Company, Luzerne County, recorded in the Schuylkill County courthouse 25 transaction of lots in its development in East Union and North Union Townships, to the following:

Anna Rhea Velosa and Rex Velosa, Union, N.J., lot in WSS Subdivision, East Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $10 (full consideration $24,700).

Carlos G. and Juanita N. Ticonoy, Catonsville, Md., 1/50th interest in Lot 413, ER Subdivision, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township, $10 (full consideration $27,900).

Disorderly conduct

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Summit Hill woman who caused a scene with officers was charged with disorderly conduct.

According to Summit Hill police, officers were at 43 E. Hazard St., serving a warrant to Nicole Hinkson, 31, of that address, became very combative and gave the officers a hard time.

Birth: DeMatto

Monday, January 30, 2012
Mark Luke DeMatto Jr.
Mark Luke DeMatto Jr.

A son, Mark Luke DeMatto Jr., was born at 3:42 a.m. on Jan. 20, 2012 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, to Trish and Mark DeMatto of Summit Hill.

He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 21 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Ann and George Nalesnik of Nesquehoning. Paternal grandparents are Aurelia and Donald DeMatto of Summit Hill.

Maternal great-grandmother is Eileen Bonner of Nesquehoning.

Theft at Palmerton school is probed

Monday, January 30, 2012

A theft incident at the Palmerton Area High School, located at 3525 Fireline Rd., Lower Towamensing Township, is being probed by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said Whitney Babyak, librarian at the school, reported her pocket book was taken from the library office.

It was later found in a trash can in the boys' bathroom with $15 missing from it.

The theft occurred sometime between 12:40 and 1:05 p.m. on Jan. 26, troopers said. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.

SH juvenile charged for disturbance

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Summit Hill juvenile was charged after she caused a disturbance.

According to Summit Hill police, on Jan. 16, at 8 a.m., officers received a call for a disturbance in the units block of East Fell Street. The caller stated that they heard a lot of noice and cursing coming from a neighboring home. It was discovered a 17-year-old female was responsible.

She was charged with disorderly conduct.

Readers Turn: Jan. 28

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Elmer Bird, Danielsville – It is going to have to be Mitt Romney because I don't think Newt Gingrich can win.

Have you been following the Republican primaries? Who do you

think will be the GOP selection to run against President Obama?

McLaughlin leads Marian to win over Weatherly

Saturday, January 28, 2012
bob ford/times news Marian's Kelly Shober (32) goes up to grab a rebound over Weatherly's Alexis Boyarski (31)
bob ford/times news Marian's Kelly Shober (32) goes up to grab a rebound over Weatherly's Alexis Boyarski (31)

Marian rolled to an easy victory over Weatherly on Friday.


No. Lehigh-Bangor

In a matchup of two of the Colonial League's top teams, Bangor got off to a quick start and rolled to a 51-42 victory over Northern Lehigh.

Alx Cohen led a trio of double digit scorers for the Slaters with 15 points.

For the Bulldogs, who trailed by double digits after the opening quarter, Lucas Pierce had 12 points and Caleb Johnson added 11.

Northern Lehigh saw its record slip to 14-3 overall and 9-3 in the league. Bangor is now 11-1 in CL play.

The positive side of life

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Gal. 6:9, (NIV)

Here are some thoughts sent on by a loyal reader.

Living on Earth is expensive,

but it does include a free trip

around the sun every year.

How long a minute is

depends on what side of the

bathroom door you're on.

Birthdays are good for you;

the more you have,

the longer you live.

Happiness comes through doors you

didn't even know you left open.

JT girls avenge loss to BM

Saturday, January 28, 2012

ORWIGSBURG – The Schuylkill League basketball playoffs begin on February 14, more than two weeks away.

Yet last night in Orwigsburg, Jim Thorpe and Blue Mountain put on a show that felt just like "Martz Madness."

Playing in a hostile playoff atmosphere on the road, the Olympians not only avenged their lone loss of the season (a 41-35 setback to Blue Mountain on January 3), but they also made the race for the Schuylkill League Division 1 Championship a lot more interesting with a 45-41 victory over the Eagles.