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January 2012

Strange sounds in the sky

Monday, January 30, 2012

I was sitting at home late last week watching some television when a friend called me excitedly to ask if I heard about the strange sounds in the sky. I had to admit the only strange sounds I heard up to that point was the cat racing through a darkened house late at night. He said, "No. On YouTube. Look up 'strange sounds in sky 2012'."

BDWN to host writers' conference

Monday, January 30, 2012

Ann Boyle, author and former literary agent, will share her wisdom about today's changing publishing landscape as keynote speaker at the third annual Write it Right writers' conference in Pottsville.

Boyle will present her keynote speech as part of the Black Diamond Writers' Network (BDWN) third annual Write it Right writers' conference on Saturday, April 21 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Schuylkill County Council for the Arts, 1440 Mahantongo St., Pottsville.

Boyle will provide a breakout session on the writer-agent relationship.

Recognized for their dedication

Monday, January 30, 2012
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Nesquehoning Mayor Tony Walck lauded two members of the Nesquehoning Junior Recreation Committee at the borough meeting last Wednesday. Recognized for their service and dedication were Samantha Zlock and Tom Kuba. Walck noted that the youth have participated in every fundraising event while being part of the committee. From left are, Mayor Tony Walck, Samantha Zlock and Tom Kuba.

4-H Horse and Pony Club open registration

Monday, January 30, 2012

Whoa-Riders 4-H Horse and Pony Club is now accepting new members in Carbon County. Any child interested in horses or equines, who are between the ages of 8 and 19, is welcome to join. Positions for members are limited. Members will learn leadership skills, volunteer for their community, learn about equines and have fun.

If interested, contact Diane Conner at (610) 871-1930 for more information.

Palmerton man gets time-served for theft

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Palmerton man was sentenced to time-served on a criminal count of theft.

Barry Tindula, 23, was sentenced Thursday in Carbon County court to 109 days to one day less two years in the county prison. Since he already served the 109 days he was immediately paroled by Judge Joseph J. Matika.

Tindula previously pleaded guity to the charge.

He was arrested by state police at Lehighton for a incident on April 29 in Parryville with Jennifer Solt the listed victim.

On this date

Monday, January 30, 2012

January 30, 1978

Carbon County Fire Police Association members named Mayor John Nalesnik, Nesquehoning, as the winner of the organization's Merit Achievement plaque. The award was presented to Nalesnik for his outstanding performance of duties. Nalesnik is a member of the boroughs fire police association and three fire companies.

Grotto is eligible for inclusion to national historical register

Monday, January 30, 2012
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Rose Arieta and Lucille Richmond in front of the grotto at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in New Columbus.
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Rose Arieta and Lucille Richmond in front of the grotto at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in New Columbus.

The Grotto at Our Lady of Lourdes Shrine in the New Columbus section of Nesquehoning has been deemed eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historical Places, thanks to the efforts of two women whose childhoods revolved around the stone structure next to the former Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church.

Rose Arieta and Lucille Richmond spent years researching and documenting the origins of the shrine, and its significance to the mostly Italian community whose lives were centered on the church alongside of which the grotto was built.

Charged with 2 DUIs

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Coaldale man was charged after police found him trespassing in the borough.

According to Summit Hill police, on Nov. 24, 2011, at 3:38 a.m., police received information about a vehicle trespassing on the east end of the borough.

Officers responded to the area and observed the vehicle, driven by Matthew Price, 24, of 4 Foster Ave. A traffic stop was initiated and an investigation revealed that Price was driving under the influence.

He was charged with two counts driving under the influence and restrictions on alcoholic beverages.

Library art show a smashing success

Monday, January 30, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Diane Danielson, director, Palmerton Area Library, and artist Douglass Wilkins, of Neola, showcase a painting of an old mill in Sciota (center) that Wilkins submitted for the library's sixth annual Art Show on Sunday. The piece won "Best of Show".
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Diane Danielson, director, Palmerton Area Library, and artist Douglass Wilkins, of Neola, showcase a painting of an old mill in Sciota (center) that Wilkins submitted for the library's sixth annual Art Show on Sunday. The piece won "Best of Show".

Now, that's a real piece of work to be proud of!

Beautiful compositions of artwork adorned the second floor of the Palmerton Area Library at the sixth annual Art Show on Sunday.

Art aficionados were certainly up to the task, as evidenced by their masterful artwork, which wowed visitors who flocked to the event like never before.

Hosted by the Friends of the Library, the event proved to be a rousing success, according to library director Diane Danielson.

Terroristic threats

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Summit Hill man was charged with terroristic threats after he challenged two men with a pistol.

According to Summit Hill police, on Dec. 23, 2011, at 12:45 p.m., officers received a call from the operators of a tow truck concerning an incident that was happening at Knepper's Trailer Court, Lot 7. The operators reported that David Corbett, 67, of the above address, allegedly threatened the operators and had a pistol with him.

He was charged with terroristic threats, simple assault, reckless endangering and harassment.

Injured driver lies for hours before accident is discovered

Monday, January 30, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Firefighters work to free a victim of a pickup truck accident which wasn't discovered until several hours after the crash.
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Firefighters work to free a victim of a pickup truck accident which wasn't discovered until several hours after the crash.

The driver of a pickup truck involved in a violent crash overnight Saturday in Mahoning Township is fighting for his life after laying exposed to sub freezing temperatures for an undetermined amount of time.

Emergency personnel and police do not know when the crash occurred but some people who passed the scene overnight say the truck was at the scene for hours.

Due to the distance the unit was off the roadway witnesses could not determine if the truck had been in an accident or was simply parked on the lawn.

Kidder Township store is target of armed robbery

Monday, January 30, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Police probe an armed robbery at the Wawa convenience story in Kidder Township Sunday evening.
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Police probe an armed robbery at the Wawa convenience story in Kidder Township Sunday evening.

Another area mini mart fell victim to an armed robber.

Kidder Township police said the Wawa store, located along SR940, near Exit 95 of the turnpike, was robbed about 10:07 p.m. Sunday by an armed suspect.

Police said a white male, wearing a red ski mask, entered the store and brandished a semi-automatic weapon. He made off with several hundred dollars in cash.

He was last seen leaving the store on foot.

Disorderly conduct

Monday, January 30, 2012

A Summit Hill man was charged after he caused a disturbance.

According to Summit Hill police, on Jan. 14, at 1:30 a.m., police were called to the 300 block of West Fell Street for a disturbance. Upon arrival, officers observed Ricky Christman, 24, of 114 W. Fell St., outside the residence, causing a disturbance.

He was charged with disorderly conduct.

LASD sets dates for kindergarten registration

Monday, January 30, 2012

Kindergarten registration in the Lehighton Area School District will be held on March 6, 7, 8, and 9. All kindergarten registrations will take place at the District Administrative building, 1000 Union St., Lehighton, (near the high school).

Before the above dates parents or guardians should contact Brenda Strausberger at 610-377-7880, ext. 2, to schedule an appointment.

Appointments are scheduled to avoid delays during the registration process.

St. Joseph Regional Academy lists Catholic Schools Week activities

Monday, January 30, 2012

St. Joseph Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe is planning a number of activities for the annual Catholic Schools Week Celebration.

On Jan. 30 and Feb. 1, students will participate in "Lunch with a Loved One," where each student invited someone they love to have lunch with them.

Arrests reported

Monday, January 30, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on the following arrests made by troopers.

Troopers said about 7:35 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, they responded to 141 Elsie Lane, in Gilbert, Polk Township, Monroe County, for a reported dispute.

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.

Trying to make sense of news

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sometimes the daily news can be difficult to figure out.

Eastman Kodak has filed for bankruptcy. Analysts say the company's decline began long ago when foreign rival Fujifilm started cutting into the market long held by Kodachrome and other Kodak products.

Later, the trend toward digital photography supposedly became the nail in the coffin for Kodak. If that's true, I don't know why it happened. Why did the world's greatest film maker have trouble adapting to digital?

The first digital camera I used was a Kodak. It was a one megapixel-model and did a decent job.

PGC board approves crossbow use in archery seasons

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Preliminary approval to make permanent the lawful use of crossbows in archery deer and bear seasons was passed by an 8-0 vote by the Pennsylvania Game Commission board of game commissioners at last week's first quarterly meeting of the year. Final approval is expected at the April 24 meeting, when seasons and bag limits and antlerless permits will be approved for the 2012-13 hunting and trapping seasons.

Seven locals are LV Soccer Scholar Athletes

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Walton
Walton

The annual Lehigh Valley Soccer Scholar Athlete Banquet will take place on Sunday, Jan. 29, at 5:30 p.m. at Fullerton Fire Co. hall.

Kris Holland

Lehighton

Holland is a defender with one career goal. He ranks 42nd in a class of 193 and has a GPA of 3.71 out of 4.0.

He played soccer all four years as well as baseball for three years. He has play eight year for Franklin Township.

James Bilger

Northern Lehigh

Bilger is a forward with 30 career goals and 27 assists. He ranks 28th in a class of 148 and has a GPA of 5.504 out of 3.5.

Palmerton High School has a.m. bomb scare

Saturday, January 28, 2012

School forced to go in lock-down mode Friday

A bomb scare caused Palmerton Area High School to be in lockdown mode for several hours Friday morning.

Details of the incident - provided by Superintendent Carol Boyce - are posted on the district's web site, www.palmerton.org.

Boyce said the incident was reported yesterday morning at around 10 a.m. at the junior/senior high school when "a student found a bomb threat in one of the men's bathrooms and reported it to the administration."