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March 2012

Two jailed for Lansford incident

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Paul Garcia II, 25, 6943 Weiss Road, Apt. 1, New Tripoli, and Marcus Vought, 25, 50 W. Ridge St., Apt. 3R, Lansford, face charges from an incident which took place 10:25 p.m. March 14 at 249 E. Patterson St.

Felony charges of criminal trespass and conspiracy to commit burglary against both men were filed by Officer Joshua Tom. Vought is charged with an additional crime of possession of drug paraphernalia. Both were arraigned before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe and committed to prison.

Mauch Chunk Museum receives pioneer documents

Saturday, March 31, 2012
An 1827 silhouette of Carbon County pioneer John Ruddle.
An 1827 silhouette of Carbon County pioneer John Ruddle.

A cache of historical documents related to an pioneer family of Carbon County, including an original letter dating to 1818, were donated to the historical societies of Jim Thorpe and are being archived at the Mauch Chunk Museum.

The materials, which were in the possession of William Kent Haydock of Darien Connecticut, contain elements of his family's history predating their arrival in America. The material had been collected by various family members for close to 200 years, and Haydock felt it was time they were turned over to an appropriate historical society.

'Obama Care' is unconstitutional, therefore it is not a law

Saturday, March 31, 2012

"All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void. Marbury versus Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174,176 (1803).

"Where rights are secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda versus Arizona, 384 US 436,491 (1966).

"The claim and exercise of a constitutional right cannot be converted into a crime." Miller versus U.S., 230 F. Supp. 486, 489 (1956).

On this date

Saturday, March 31, 2012

March 31, 1932

Tomorrow night the crowds will begin their mamrch to McGinley's auditorium, where the all-night dance of the Diligent Fire Company will be held. Profound interest is manifested an indications point to a record breaking attendance. In addition to this community being largely represented, there will be a big representation from neighboring towns and adjoining counties.

A feature will be the music by two orchestras, Werley's of Tamaqua and Marburger's of Reading, two of the best in the state.

Nesquehoning man jailed

Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Nesquehoning man was jailed on Thursday, March 29, after being arrested for entering vehicles in the borough and removing items. It is not the first time he has been charged with such crimes.

Borough police served a search warrant on Michael John McFadden, 23, at his residence at 318 E. Catawissa St. Found in the home were narcotics and property stolen in the vehicel break-ins.

Kunkletown man charged by police

Saturday, March 31, 2012

John Lamp, 31, of Kunkletown, R. 3, was charged by Lehighton Police Department with criminal attempt to commit acquisition or obtaining of possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, forgery and criminal attempt to commit theft, as a result of submitting a fraudulent prescription to First National Pharmacy, North First Street, Lehighton on Nov. 7, 2011.

The charges were filed on Nov. 23, 2011 and an arrest warrant was recently served upon Lamp on March 20, 2012.

Carbon crash

Saturday, March 31, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge reported on a one vehicle crash that occurred about 8:48 p.m. on Sunday, March 25, along the entrance ramp to Interstate 80 in Kidder Township, Carbon County.

Troopers said Priscilla E. Mendoza, 18, of Cresco, was driving a 2003 Hyundai Elantra on the ramp when she failed to negotiate a right turn. Her car crossed the opposite lane and struck an embankment along the berm.

Mendoza was not injured. She was cited for driving on roadways laned for traffic.

Dramatic rally lifts Northwestern

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Nancy Scholz/special to the times news Katie Williams of Northwestern prepares to make contact with a pitch against Northern Lehigh.
Nancy Scholz/special to the times news Katie Williams of Northwestern prepares to make contact with a pitch against Northern Lehigh.

Down three runs with two outs in the seventh inning, Northwestern was one out away from losing to rival Northern Lehigh and falling 0-2 in Colonial League play.

But the Tigers got three quick hits, including back to back home runs by Brooke Heller and Cailie Rehrig for an 8-7 win.

"We had our heads down a little bit in the middle innings, but we knew what we had to do," said Rehrig after her walk-off solo home run. "We knew we could do it. We have big hitters. We had the top of the line up up."

Food for thoughtand the pet monkey

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dear Editor:

Most recently I observed thru the media that food pantries and other organizations are seeing more people than ever before for food.

I give and help when I can – in this economy I fault our government, layoffs, and lower paid jobs.

Shop until you drop

Saturday, March 31, 2012

JIM:

In last week's column, I reported on how the students I led on a study-tour of China over my university's spring break managed - within three hours of their arrival in Beijing - to have Mickey D delivered directly to their hotel rooms. Closely rivaling this passion for fast food was their penchant for shopping.

Presentation superb

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Dear Editor:

Kudos to the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church Sanctuary Choir.

They did it again.

On 3-25-12 they presented the Cantata "The Shadow of the Cross"

The presentation was superb.

The choir was accompanied by piano,cello,oboe,flute and french horn.

Two Cantatas are presented each year. One before Easter, the other before Christmas.

In my opinion, our Choir Director is very professional.The church is lucky to have her, and this wonderful choir.

I was in a few Cantatas myself,and know the work and dedication put into the music.

For many, life in America included sweatshop work

Saturday, March 31, 2012

In a 1912 article titled "The Fight Against the Sweat Shop," a Tamaqua Courier writer talked about how conditions in America's factories and home workshops had changed over the previous decade, thanks to advocates to improve conditions in the workplace.

He said there was a time when "half of the country homes" took in work from the shoe, hat and clothing factories. In Brooklyn, he said there were 4,000 places licensed to do home manufacturing.

ON THIS DATE

Saturday, March 31, 2012

March 31, 1967 The Philadelphia Eagles basketball team rebounds from a slow start to hand the Panther Valley Stars a 94-76 defeat in an exhibition played at Panther Valley High School. The PV Stars jump out to a 21-12 first-quarter lead behind 10 points from Tony Zonca but the Eagles dominate the rest of the way. Timmy Brown (who played eight season for the Eagles and ran for 3,703 yards) scores a game-high 32 points in the contest. For the PV Stars, Zonca finishes with a team-high 16 points. Joe Paluck contributes 13, Tom Ouly nets 12 and Bob Parfitt adds 10.

Same as always … and that's not so bad

Saturday, March 31, 2012
Brandon Taylor
Brandon Taylor

For the better part of those angst-filled teenage years and during summers spent at home in Pennsylvania's Coal Region, between college years, I found myself saying, "God, I can't wait to get out of Tamaqua."

Now, having lived in China for three years among Beijing's nearly 20 million people, three million autos and its domineering buildings and dirty streets, the hypocrite in me now says, "God, I can't wait to go home," not indefinitely, but certainly as a short respite from my busy city life.

Non-profitscan survive the digital age

Saturday, March 31, 2012

According to the U.S. Census, there were 308.7 million people living in the United States in 2010.

Wouldn't it be great if every one of those people both donated their time and money to your church or non-profit organization?

Of course it would. But get real. That isn't going to happen anytime soon.

All churches and non-profit organizations are being affected in one way or another by both economic climate and government cutbacks. In addition, many other factors affect community involvement, such as employment, inflation and rises in both fuel and utility costs.

Teens charged with stealing from teacher

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Lehighton Police Department charged two 13-year-old Lehighton boys with criminal conspiracy to commit theft after they stole $550 from a purse of a teacher in the Lehighton Area Middle School. One of the two males was also charged with possessing a weapon on school property after a pocket knife was found when the students were searched.

Conquering the playground of life

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Time sure passes quickly by when you aren't paying attention. It seems like just yesterday when we made our first trip to the playground with Kathryn when she was around seven months old on Mother's Day. She was so tiny that we could barely get her to sit up in the smallest swings to take her picture that first time, and we sat her on the little sliding board and gently slid her down the board from top to bottom as she looked at us wondering what we were doing to her.

Two Tamaqua men have bail reduced

Friday, March 30, 2012

Two Tamaqua men have their bail reduced by Judge Charles M. Miller after a hearing in Schuylkill County court.

Frederick A. Postie, 40, of 626 Fairview St., had his bail of $50,000 straight cash bail set by a district justice reduced to $25,000 straight fixed by the court as he awaits trial on charges brought by Rush Township Sgt. Duane E. Frederick, that he stole between 600 and 800 gallons of fuel oil out of trucks owned by Northeast Hydro Seed, 411 Claremont Avenue, Hometown, on March 1.

Bombers' late runs top Tribe

Friday, March 30, 2012
bob ford/times news Palmerton's Jenna Ritter (right) freezes between second and third base as she watches the play in front of her. The Lehighton fielder is Emily Kollar.
bob ford/times news Palmerton's Jenna Ritter (right) freezes between second and third base as she watches the play in front of her. The Lehighton fielder is Emily Kollar.

It's something no one wants to see happen.

In the top of the sixth inning, Palmerton senior Sierra Miller was struck in the back of the head by a thrown ball on a play at first base.

Miller sustained a mild concussion on the play. But even though her head got a little banged up, she still gave her team a little "heart."

After the four-year starter was assisted off the field, her Blue Bomber teammates finished off the rally Miller had initially started.

It eventually turned out to be an emotional 10-6 non-league victory for the Bombers.

GNLCC selects the TIMES NEWS as its business of the month

Friday, March 30, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS The TIMES NEWS was chosen as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce. Reporter Terry Ahner, who covers the lower region of the TIMES NEWS circulation area, reports each month on the Business of the Month as selected by the GNLCC.
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS The TIMES NEWS was chosen as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce. Reporter Terry Ahner, who covers the lower region of the TIMES NEWS circulation area, reports each month on the Business of the Month as selected by the GNLCC.

To many, it's the personification of what a local newspaper should strive to be.

In the process, it's carved out quite the niche for itself as the standard-bearer for local news coverage in our area.

Much to its delight, the TIMES NEWS has been handpicked as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

Located at 594 Blakeslee Drive West, Lehighton, the business also has bureau offices at 463 Delaware Avenue in Palmerton, and Broad and Pine Streets in Tamaqua.

Serving again

Friday, March 30, 2012
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Western Poconos Lions Club and Lioness Club served as judges for the Mid Atlantic Community Papers Association's annual Advertising and Editorial Awards contest. Members of both clubs met with MACPA's executive director Alyse Mitten, her assistant Kasey Mitten, and contest chairman Ruth Isenberg to select winners from over 300 entries submitted by free community newspapers from an eight-state region. Categories included display advertising, special sections, photography, and general excellence. This is the second year the Lions and Lionesses have served as judges.

Tamaqua man gets jail term for drunk driving

Friday, March 30, 2012

A Tamaqua man must spend a short time in the Schuylkill County prison after pleading guilty to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol.

Marriage licenses

Friday, March 30, 2012

Carbon County

David James Bowser and Jenell Marie Evanetz, 207 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton.

Russell Anthony Brown and Tammy Ann Kemmerer, 1059 Main St., Apt. 2D, Northampton.

Brian George Gott and Tiara Star Redden, 400 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

Thomas Wayne Ladner, Box 107, Weatherly R. 2, and Shelli Jeanne Valko, 986 Woodland Drive, Walnutport.

Matthew David Frable and Stacy Jean Frantz, Trachsville Hill Rd., Kresgeville.

Ronald Vincent Rotondaro Jr., 110 Cherry St., Collingdale, and Nancy Ann Tandy, 451 S. Seventh St., Lehighton.

Spirit of Tuscarora Trail Dog Hike planned

Friday, March 30, 2012

Join Naturalist Robin Tracey on the "Spirit of Tuscarora Trail" from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. The trail is four miles in length and moderate in difficulty. This trail goes through many diverse habitats and meanders along the pristine Locust Creek. Enjoy the beautiful views of the lake and the newly emerging spring wildflowers. Dogs are welcome, but must be leased and get along with other pets and people. Meet at the upper beach parking lot. Contact Robin at 570-467-2506 for more information. Shine only.

Pleasant Valley's soccer, tennis teams pick up wins

Friday, March 30, 2012
Bob Ford/times news Lehighton's Parker David slides safely into second base during Thursday's game against Palmerton. Taking the late throw is the Bombers' Aaron Cook.
Bob Ford/times news Lehighton's Parker David slides safely into second base during Thursday's game against Palmerton. Taking the late throw is the Bombers' Aaron Cook.

Pleasant Valley continued its early season success in both boys tennis and girls soccer on Thursday.

BASEBALL

Lehighton-Palmerton

Lehighton edged Palmerton in a non-league game, 4-3.

The Indians scored a run in four straight innings from the third to the sixth to gain the victory.

Jacen Nalesnik had a triple and an RBI and Josh Kern had a double and an RBI for Lehighton (3-0).

Tanner Gutenkust had three hits for Palmerton (0-3). Mike Horvath, Aaron Cook and CJ Cressman all chipped in two hits.

Palmerton 002 100 0 - 3 4 3

Lehighton Rotary invests in future community leader

Friday, March 30, 2012
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lehighton Area High School senior Shyanne Kleintop was guest speaker at a recent meeting of Lehighton Rotary Club. She discussed her active participation in Hugh O Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). The club made a $50 investment toward Kleintop s registration fee to attend the upcoming HOBY seminar at Temple University an investment in a future community leader. Pictured left to right are Lehighton Rotary Club President Erica Heery, Kleintop, and LAHS Assistant Principal Daniel Repsher.
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lehighton Area High School senior Shyanne Kleintop was guest speaker at a recent meeting of Lehighton Rotary Club. She discussed her active participation in Hugh O Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY). The club made a $50 investment toward Kleintop s registration fee to attend the upcoming HOBY seminar at Temple University an investment in a future community leader. Pictured left to right are Lehighton Rotary Club President Erica Heery, Kleintop, and LAHS Assistant Principal Daniel Repsher.

Lehighton Area High School senior Shyanne Kleintop is looking forward to attending Hugh O Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY) Pennsylvania East seminar at Temple University in May. However, she needs assistance in order to see her wish fulfilled.

Early Easter event

Friday, March 30, 2012
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lioness Trudy Griffin is explaining what the Lioness do while helping foster mother Carmen Ferraro of Blakeslee fill out a chance for an Easter basket. Ferraro brought three of her charges to the pre-Easter event.
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lioness Trudy Griffin is explaining what the Lioness do while helping foster mother Carmen Ferraro of Blakeslee fill out a chance for an Easter basket. Ferraro brought three of her charges to the pre-Easter event.

Easter baskets, jelly beans, coloring stations and the Easter Bunny made for a fun afternoon at the Chestnuthtill Park in Brodheadsville for a long line of children and their families.

They were ready for fun and games and to meet the Easter Bunny a few weeks early.

"The crowds were unbelievable," said Western Pocono Lioness Vice President Ruth Smith, as she told of families being ready to enter the park building a half-hour before the Lioness were totally ready.

The Lioness Club, along with West End Park & Open Space Commission, hosted the free event.

"Unguarded" star to speak in Lehighton

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Lehighton Area High School is taking the opportunity to host Chris Herren, star of ESPN's award-winning documentary Unguarded, to speak to the community and students in an attempt to further the efforts of the Drug and Alcohol Taskforce on Thursday, May 17th at 7 p.m. and Friday, May 18th at 9 a.m.

Prom and wedding dress sale a success

Friday, March 30, 2012
Cindi Cunnius of Weatherly looks for the perfect prom dress at the Blue Ridge Communications Prom and Wedding Dress Sale at Penn's Peak.
Cindi Cunnius of Weatherly looks for the perfect prom dress at the Blue Ridge Communications Prom and Wedding Dress Sale at Penn's Peak.

$2,500 raised to benefit Dream Come True

Nearly 100 women stood in line at Penn's Peak on Wednesday night, waiting to enter the annual Blue Ridge Communications Prom and Wedding Dress Sale.

These women, ranging from high school students to young brides-to-be, would be rewarded for their patience.

Inside, hundreds of prom, wedding, and special occasion dresses waited on the Penn's Peak balcony to be tried on. Dozens of shoes, purses and shawls were also available.

Franklin Fire Co. sets egg hunt

Friday, March 30, 2012

Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Co. will host its annual egg hunt for children and grandchildren of members at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31 at the fire company. Children 1 to 12 are invited.

Theft at Tamaqua school probed

Friday, March 30, 2012

State police at Frackville are investigating a theft incident at the Tamaqua Area Middle School, which is located in Walker Township.

A 15-year-old female from Tamaqua reported her locker at the school was entered and removed was an eight inch "Nook" reader, white in color. The protective outer case of the "Nook" was discovered in the girls bathroom of the school.

The theft occurred sometime between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 15.