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March 2012

Regional extended trout season starts Saturday

Thursday, March 29, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Clyde Warner Jr., Assistant Supervisor, Northeast Region, PA Fish and Boat Commission, checks the temperature of a creek in the village of Normal Square prior to stocking it with trout.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Clyde Warner Jr., Assistant Supervisor, Northeast Region, PA Fish and Boat Commission, checks the temperature of a creek in the village of Normal Square prior to stocking it with trout.

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.

Tamaqua officer on DA's drug task force

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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.

Man jailed for sexual assault

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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.

Lehigh crash probed

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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.

Three vehicle crash in Schuylkill

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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.

Carbon County property transfers

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

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.

Franklin Township

Barton R, Cannariato to Barton R. Cannariato, 493 Hemlock Trail, Lehighton, property at 493 Hemlock Trail, $1.

Carbon 4-H officers

Thursday, March 29, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS

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.

On this date

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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.

Carbon County court news

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Divorces started

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.

Carbon GOP to hold egg hunt in Lehighton

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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 area man helps pen book on business

Thursday, March 29, 2012
Cover of Bushido Business/Special to the TIMES NEWS Former area resident Rick Forgay helped pen this book of business secrets.
Cover of Bushido Business/Special to the TIMES NEWS Former area resident Rick Forgay helped pen this book of business secrets.

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.

Pink and pretty

Thursday, March 29, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

This pink Kwanzan Cherry tree, located in front of the Tamaqua Post Office, stands out to passersby as a sign of spring.

McAdoo GOP group endorses Argall

Thursday, March 29, 2012

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."

AMG's Hometown office expands

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Medical services added to meet growing health care needs of the community

The Alliance Medical Group's (AMG) Family Practice office, located at 231 Claremont Avenue (Rt. 309) in Hometown, announces the expansion of services to meet the growing health care needs of the community. The newly expanded services include adult and pediatric care and an outpatient laboratory, in addition to diabetic care and education.

Dr. Cynthia Lubinsky, a Family Practice physician who also specializes in chronic wound care, has expanded her practice to the Alliance Medical Group's Hometown location in addition to her Hazleton office.

On this date

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March 28, 1973

Lehighton Area High School's cheerleading team won their second straight Lehigh Valley title during the third annual LV cheerleading competition held in the Lehighton High School gym before more than 700 persons.

Lehighton's team, coached by Miss Sharon Rudy, who is also girls' physical education and girls' basketball coach, have won the honors twice – 1972 and this year.

Members of the team are Chris Osmola, Noni Diehl, Susan Bennett, Clair Levine, Susan Lehigh, Kim Kuntz and Deanna Koons.

Chili Challenge at Jerusalem UCC

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Winners in the Chili Challenge held Saturday at Jerusalem United Church of Christ, Trachsville, were, from right, Matthew Binder who also placed first last year, Kim Williams and Steph Anderson. A small chili bowl was the first place award. Second and third places received medals.
Winners in the Chili Challenge held Saturday at Jerusalem United Church of Christ, Trachsville, were, from right, Matthew Binder who also placed first last year, Kim Williams and Steph Anderson. A small chili bowl was the first place award. Second and third places received medals.

ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS

Heroic

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Crew members, savvy passengers save flight

If you're on a flight and there's a midair emergency whereby things quickly spin out of control, it's good to know there's a professional crew trained to make split-second decisions, as well as some strong, alert passengers on board willing to help.

That happened early this morning when Clayton Osborn, the captain of a JetBlue flight from New York to Las Vegas, became distraught and had to be restrained in what the airline simply termed a "medical situation." For those aboard the plane, however, the actual circumstances that transpired were much more dire.

Tamaqua news

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Senior citizens

The Tamaqua Seniors met March 22 at the Tamaqua Community Center with 69 members in attendance. Vice President Nancy Gerber conducted the business meeting and offered her weekly report.

Rose Vallee provided the invocation, entitled "You're Always Here." Secretary Joan Anne Garber presented the minutes from the previous meeting. Betty Connely and Jane Springer are recuperating at their respective homes following recent hospitalization. Sympathy was extended to the families of Margaret Matsago and Irene Hoppes.

Lehighton MS book swap slated March 30

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The 8th Annual Lehighton Community Book Swap will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, March 30, at the Lehighton Area Middle School.

The Lehighton Area Education Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association and the National Education Association are teaming up for the event. There will also be an opportunity to get a Lehighton Area Memorial Library card.

Any books remaining at 5:30 p.m. will be given away free without exchange. This event is not for collectors.

Bach and Handel Choraleand festival orchestra willpresent Passion/Easter Concert

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Bach and Handel Chorale will present its 2012 Passion/Easter Concert on Saturday, April 14 at 3 p.m. at historic St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 21 Race St. in Jim Thorpe.

Joining the 42-member chorale is a 21-member festival orchestra and four world renowned guest soloists.

The concert features compositions, orchestrations and piano pieces composed and performed by founder, artistic director and conductor Randall Douglas Perry.

New pastor

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS

Pastor Bill Ellsworth and his wife, Shirley, of Schnecksville came to Jerusalem United Church of Christ, Trachsville, in mid-October. He was a chaplain at Phoebe Home in Allentown. Ellsworth said it is different from pastoring a church because he had to be available 24 hours a day. Phoebe has 450 residents and 450 on staff. After retirement there he spent time pastoring at Faith United in Allentown, Christ Church in Jim Thorpe and St. Paul's Church in Summit Hill.

Chestnuthill column

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Healing service

Zion Lutheran Church in Brodheadsville will hold a healing service at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 28

Guest speaker

West End Rotary will host Arthur Piccione as the club's speaker on Thursday, March 29. His topic will be: Building Bridges.

Monroe CWU

Church Women United of Monroe County will hold a business meeting at 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 30, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Stroudsburg.

For more information contact Betty at (570) 629-0649.

Egg hunt

Lehighton news

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Kid's Club

Kid's Club activities will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, on Saturday, March 31, at People's E.C. Church, 206 Wagner St., in Franklin Township. There will be Bible stories, games, crafts, snacks and an Easter egg hunt. Children ages 5-12 are invited and need not be a Kid's Club member to take part in activities.

Beltzville Lions

Beltzville Lions Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 9 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School Hall.

Anyone interested in learning more about Lionism is welcome to attend.

Domestic incident

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Schuylkill County man was cited following a domestic incident. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the incident occurred at the Tremont Train Station apartments, at 51 N. Crescent St., in Tremont, about 11:52 a.m. on March 15.

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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

March 28, 1955 Palmerton's all-state basketball player Jim Oravec participates in the annual LeRoy Katz Memorial game in the Bethlehem High gym. The contest pits the Bethlehem City League all-stars against the Lehigh Valley Scholastic all-stars. The Blue Bombers' standout hits on five field goals and scores 10 points but his squad drops a 98-85 decision.

Driver facing DUI after crash

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

One of two drivers involved in a crash in Monroe County is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). Pocono Mountain Regional police said the accident occurred about 7:38 a.m. on March 19 at the intersection of SR611 and Fairview Avenue, in Mount Pocono.

Hands off

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Among those traveling to Washington, D.C. to attend the "Hands Off My Healthcare" rally hosted by Americans for Prosperity, was a bus traveling from Carbon County. From left are Marlene Greenwood, Palmerton; Louise and Pat Centofanti of Jim Thorpe; Pat and Frank Letterio of Lehighton; and Beverly and Harry Schulz of Zionville.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Among those traveling to Washington, D.C. to attend the "Hands Off My Healthcare" rally hosted by Americans for Prosperity, was a bus traveling from Carbon County. From left are Marlene Greenwood, Palmerton; Louise and Pat Centofanti of Jim Thorpe; Pat and Frank Letterio of Lehighton; and Beverly and Harry Schulz of Zionville.

Local group joins ObamaCare protest

Americans from throughout the country gathered yesterday in the Upper Senate Park in Washington D.C. as Americans for Prosperity hosted a "Hands Off My Health Care" rally to protest the national health care bill.

Among the 4,000 who attended was a busload of 35 people from Carbon County, many of whom are members of the Lehighton 9/12 Project.

In all, there were 16 busloads of people from Pennsylvania at the rally. The buses were sponsored by AFP.

Sandy Dellicker, president of the Lehighton 9/12 Project, organized the local group's participation at the event.

Tamaqua area Relay For Life sets meeting

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities will be meeting at the LCCC Morgan Center in Tamaqua in room 104/105 on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. for all committee and team members.

The meeting is open to all participants and anyone wishing to get involved.

Support group

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Diabetes

St. Luke's Miners Campus 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.

3 bids received for Lower Middle Creek bridge work

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Three bids for the Lower Middle Creek bridge work had been received by Polk Township. When the township engineer reported the numbers in those bids, those listening to them were amazed at the differences between the three. The lowest bid was for $92,140. The second bid was for $149,200. The third bid was for $297,100.

With all portions of all three bids in order, though there were some differences in how the work would be done, the supervisors awarded the lowest bid, as submitted by Mar-Allen Co. of Ephrata, by a 3-0 vote.

Underage drinking arrests made

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

State police at Frackville reported on four underage drinking arrests made on Saturday, March 24, all in the same general area.

Derreck J. Ahapow, 19, of Frackville, was cited about 6:46 p.m. in thea area of Ogden and Pine sts., in Girardville.

John M. Adams, 19, of Ashland, Nathan L. Quinn, 20, of Ringtown, and Korban J. Trautman, 18, of Girardville, were cited about 7 p.m. along SR4030, near Duck St., in Butler Township, near Girardville.

All were issued citations to appear before a district judge.