Spring has officially arrived, heralding the return of the Tamaqua Borough street sweeper. Regular street cleaning operations will begin on Monday, April 2, with streets posted the day before sweeping is scheduled.
Permanently posted streets are swept every Thursday and Friday, beginning at 5 a.m. Those streets include portions of Broad, Berwick, Center, Pine, Railroad, Swatara and Nescopec streets.
St. Luke's Miners Campus, Coaldale, will host a Diabetes Support Group throughout the year.
All meetings will be held from 6-7 p.m. in the café on the second floor.
Tentative meeting dates are as follows: April 17, May 22, June 19, July 17, Aug. 21, Sept. 25, Oct. 16 and Nov. 13.
Registration is not required.
For more information, call (570) 645-8107.
Bid to hire hazardous materials contractor questioned
A Carbon County commissioner is again questioning a proposal to hire a hazardous materials contractor that isn't state certified.
During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioner William O'Gurek asked why the county was trying to rush through hiring Rapid Response Inc. of Northampton, when the contractor has not met with them to discuss any concerns that were brought up two weeks ago about the team's lack of state certification.
March 30, 1978
March 30, 1978 Slatington pulls off a sweep of rival Northwestern in Centennial League track and field action. The Bulldog boys roll to a 113-37 decision behind two first-place finishes from Barry Eckhart (mile, two mile). In the girls meet, Suzy Jones earns three wins (shot put, discus, javelin) to lead Nolehi to a narrow 69-63 win. The Tigers receive double wins from Jim Hoffman (440, 880) in the boys meet and from Jenny Greenawalt (100, 220) and Kathy Stravino (880, mile) in the girls.
Ryan B. Sharpe, 28, 319 W. Abbott St., Lansford, faces charges as a result of an incident which took place between Jan. 1 and March 19. Charges of corruption of minors (a felony), indecent exposure, and open lewdness were filed by Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick and Officer Joshua Tom.
Members of the Nesquehoning Fire Police were recently sworn in by Mayor Tony Walck at the Nesquehoning Hose Company No. 1. From left are Walter Tristani, Fire Police Captain Denny Creitz, fire police Lieutenant Joseph Kovatch Jr. and Jack Rittenour.
Amanda Elizabeth Beil and Elias George Jannoura have announced their engagement, which occurred on Valentine's Day in Beirut, Lebanon.
The bride-to-be is the daughter of Mary Alice Beil of Danielsville and the late Barry C. Beil. She is the granddaughter of the late Robert H. and Ruth (Witzel) Gouldner of Lehighton. She is employed as a dental assistant for Dr. John Koury of Allentown, and is an instructor at the Lehigh Valley School of Dental Assisting in Whitehall.
Volunteers with the new Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine St, are holding a cleanup and paint session for the downstairs area of the center this Sunday starting at 12 p.m. Organizers stress that all are invited. Contributors are encouraged to bring paintbrushes, paint rollers and/or a gallon of exterior semi-gloss white paint. For more information contact center director Micah Gursky at (570) 668-6899 or via the Tamaqua Area Community Partnership website, www.tacp.info.
The trout season begins earlier in southeastern Pennsylvania counties and designated waterways crossing into these counties. Anglers have marked spring's arrival for decades by the opening day of trout season. And, in these regions, trout season arrives early starting at 8 a.m. this Saturday. Two weeks later, Saturday, April 14, the 2012 trout season opens throughout the rest of the state at 8 a.m. – and the regular trout season is then open 24/7 statewide.
A Tamaqua police officer was one of three veteran officers appointed by the Schuylkill County commissioners to serve as investigative-consultants for the District Attorney's Drug Task Force, in action taken at Wednesday's public meeting, held at the courthouse in Pottsville.
A Lehigh County man was jailed on Tuesday, March 27, after being arrested and charged with various counts of sexual assault.
State police at Fogelsville said Joshua Winston James, 22, of Wescosville, was arraigned on one count each of rape, sexual assault, aggravated sexual assault, indecent assault and harassment. He was unable to post $100,000 bail and was remanded to the county prison.
State police at Fogelsville reported investigating a two-vehicle crash about 12:19 p.m. along SR863 at the intersection with Shochary Road, in Lynn Township, Lehigh County, on March 17.
Troopers said Nichole A. Hoffner, 24, of Slatington, was stopped for a stop sign on Shochary Road and attempted to cross 863 and pulled into the path of Flavio P. Corrocher, 64, of Quakertown, who was northbound on 663.
The front end of Corrocher's 2008 BMW struck the front left wheel of Hoffner's 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier.
State police at Frackville reported investigating a three vehicle crash in Schuylkill County on Wednesday, March 27. The accident occurred about 11:31 a.m. at the intersection of state routes 895 and 443, in East Brunswick Township.
Troopers said James A. Hiller, 68, of Trout Run, Lycoming County, was eastbound on 895 and attempted to make a left turn onto 443. He failed to observe a vehicle operated by Susan A. Marcero, 65, of Hazleton, who was westbound on 895 and approaching the intersection. Marcero's 1997 Ford Windstar struck Hiller's 2010 Ford Fusion.
David L. Davidovich Jr. to David L. Davidovich Jr., P.O. Box 5, Tresckow, property at 10 E. Cherry St., $1.
East Penn Township
Ronald R. Bowman to Ronald R. Bowman, 113 Ziegler Road, Lehighton, Lot 2, Allen and Esther Ziegler Subdivision, $1.
Frank P. Rapa to Frank P. Rapa, 125 Laurelview Drive, Lehighton, Frank and Renee Rapa Lot Joinder Plan, $1.
Barton R, Cannariato to Barton R. Cannariato, 493 Hemlock Trail, Lehighton, property at 493 Hemlock Trail, $1.
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture's Special advisor to the Governor "Boots" Hetherington on Wednesday welcomed recently elected officers of the Carbon County 4-H Livestock Club for 2012. From left are treasurer David Magyar, 18, of Lehighton; vice-president Alyssa Wentz, 16, of Franklin Township; Hetherington; secretary Carissa Sevrin, 16, of Lehighton; president A.J. Sevrin, 18, also of Lehighton. Missing from the photo is news reporter Courtney Getz.
March 29, 2006
March 29, 2006 Alysia Hough scores two goals to help the Lehighton girls soccer team pick up the first victory in the history of the program. The Indians, who were winless in their initial season the previous year, register a 3-2 Mountain Valley Conference triumph of Stroudsburg. The winners, coached by Mike Guidice, also receive a goal from Tiffani Horn.
Yanira Garay, 141 Meckesville Rd., Albrightsville, filed against Cristobal Garay, 218 Church Rd., Jim Thorpe. They were married May 29, 1998.
Ivonne Sierra, 31 Leonard St, Apt. 7A, Brooklyn, N.Y., filed against Kelly J. Snowe Sr., 233 Ridge St., Lansford. They were married Sept. 19, 2002.
Douglas J. Rimbey, c/o 1396 Red Hill Rd., Lehighton, filed against Valerie J. Rimbey, 311 S. Seventh St., Lehighton. They were married July 5, 2008.
Here comes Peter Cottontail hoppin' down to the Lehighton Community Park on Saturday, March 31, at noon.
Bring your children ages 0-11 to enjoy a beautiful spring morning and an exciting Easter Egg hunt! There will be candy surprises in each egg and a few "lucky" eggs in each age group will contain a ticket to claim a larger prize.
This free event is sponsored by the Carbon County GOP, Alfies Pizza, Diggity Dog and Castle Grill Restaurant.
Hippity hoppity Easter's on its way!
Former Lansford native Rick Forgay joined forces with business icons such as Tom Hopkins, Brian Tracy and Stephen M. R. Covey to contribute their business secrets in the book "Bushido Business."
Bushido is the traditional ethical code or "way of the warrior" of the Japanese Samurai. It is founded on the seven values in which they conducted their life and business, including: honesty and justice, heroic courage, compassion, polite courtesy, complete sincerity, loyalty and duty and honor.
This pink Kwanzan Cherry tree, located in front of the Tamaqua Post Office, stands out to passersby as a sign of spring.
The McAdoo Republican Committee today announced their endorsement of state Sen. David G. Argall in his re-election efforts.
"We are united behind Dave Argall's candidacy for state Senate," said Mary Labert, Chairwoman of the McAdoo Republicans. "Dave has been a leader for our region and represents our best interests."
Argall said he was "humbled by the endorsement of the McAdoo GOP. I'm privileged to represent them as Senator and look forward to continuing strong constituent services for the residents of McAdoo."
Salem St. Paul's Lutheran Church will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for its Sunday School children.
The egg hunt will be on Sunday, April 1 at noon. Bring your own basket to gather eggs.
During the regular monthly meeting of the Nesquehoning Borough Council held last night, Councilman Robert Marouchoc reported on the high acidity concerns in soil near the Cogeneration plant that were raised during the February meeting.
According to Marouchoc, the testing that showed a 1.8 pH level was found in a well north of the Cogen plant on property believed to be owned by the Lansford Coaldale Water Authority, and not in the soil. He also noted that previous test results were within normal range as were subsequent pH tests.
The Palmerton Memorial Park Pool Pals will be holding their annual Easter Egg Hunt, open to the public, on Saturday, March 31 at 11 a.m. in the Palmerton Memorial Park picnic area.
If there is inclement weather, it will be held on Sunday, April 1 at 4 p.m. in the same area.
The Class of 1962 of the former Summit Hill High School would like to extend an invitation to anyone who attended the school to join the class members for their 50-year reunion. The event is planned for Saturday, May 26, at the Parkview Inn, Summit Hill.
For more information and/or to attend, call Eileen (Evans) Lechleitner, (570) 645-2209.
Summit Hill Borough will hold its annual spring clean up program on April 19 and 24.
A gun was taken in a Schuylkill County burglary.
State police at Schuylkill Haven said a home along Second Street in the village of Joliett, Porter Township, was entered sometime between Dec. 7, 2011, and March 18. Removed was a Jennings .25-caliber nickel-plated pistol and two additional clips.
The listed victims are Rhonda Ibrahem, 54, and Ronald Kramer, 43, both of Joliett.
The Slatington Parks & Recreation Commission will sponsor a cleanup day on Saturday, April 21, beginning at 9 a.m.
The cleanup, held in conjunction with Earth Day, will help beautify public recreation areas in Slatington. Areas to be cleaned will be borough owned and operated recreation facilities, and include the West End Playground, Victory Park, Slatington Trailhead, and the Slate Heritage Trail from the Slatington Trailhead continuing westward to the borough line.
At long last, a Palmerton veteran has received his just due for his service to our country.
Veteran Edward Bush was among four veterans whom Congressman Lou Barletta recently presented long-overdue medals. The presentation took place in the Memorabilia Area of the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre.
Other veterans receiving medals were James Kellum of Huntington Mills, Luzerne County; Michael Gatcha of Bear Creek Township, Luzerne County; and Jerry Lee Smith of Berwick, Columbia County.
The Jim Thorpe Lions Club honored their Student of the Month, Brooke Tworkowsky, shown receiving a plaque from Lions Club President Jim Trainer. Brooke, who is the daughter of Frank Tworkowsky and Christine Trice, was honored for her work in Ceramics. Her activities at school include SADD, Olympian Leadership Council, Prom Committee, track, and cheerleading and after graduation, Brooke plans to enlist in the United States Air Force.
The Allentown enforcement office of the state liquor control board cited four persons for underage drinking last Saturday, March 24, at the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in the Schuylkill County borough of Girardville.
Cited were Kasey E. Williams, 20, of Coal Township; Ahnnalisa Regi, 19, of Columbus, N.J.; Samantha L. Warden, 20, of Elored, N.J.; and Jocelyne R. Bell, 20, of Reading.