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April 2012

Retail theft arrest in Schuylkill

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Dauphin County woman was cited for retail theft at the Schuylkill Mall in New Castle Township, Schuylkill County. A crminal mischief incident was also probed at the mall.

State police at Frackville said Nicole Lynn Hoffman, 31, of Williamstown, was cited after she entered a dressing room at the Sears store and put on clothing and then exited the store without paying for the clothing.

The incident occurred on Friday, April 27, troopers said.

Tamaqua man pleads guilty to 17 sexual offenses

Monday, April 30, 2012

A Tamaqua man, charged with 17 sexual related offenses, was one of 25 defendants who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges recently in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes.

Joseph R. Delaney, 33, of 111 E. Broad St., Tamaqua, pleaded guilty, but mentally ill, to 17 sex related criminal charges.

Tamaqua man among 31 entering guilty pleas

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Tamaqua man received a long probation sentence for striking a pedestrian with his car.

Stephen Christopher Kupetz, 19, of 200 Orwigsburg St., Tamaqua, was one of 31 persons who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges recently in Schuylkill County Court and were sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin.

Burglary suspect charged

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Larry Neff/special to the times news Mahoning township police officers Tyler Meek and Jeff Frace lead Holly Koch into the office of District Justice Edward Lewis for her arraignment on a multitude of burglary charges.
Larry Neff/special to the times news Mahoning township police officers Tyler Meek and Jeff Frace lead Holly Koch into the office of District Justice Edward Lewis for her arraignment on a multitude of burglary charges.

Mahoning woman facing numerous counts in thefts

A Mahoning Township woman has been arrested and charged with burglary, trespass, criminal conspiracy, and corruption of minors as a result of four separate incidents.

Carbon Expo kicks off today in Jim Thorpe

Saturday, April 28, 2012

TN Correspondent

editor@tnonline.com

The 2012 Carbon County Home, Garden, and Business Expo, a family-oriented event of fun and entertainment, is being held today and Sunday at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe. The expo is a family oriented event of fun and entertainment.

The expo, which runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, features 72 home, garden, and business exhibits.

Also featured at the expo will be seminars on different topics.

Two cited for stealing metal

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Two Schuylkill County men were arrested for stealing scrap metal from a Schuylkill County site.

State police at Frackville said Joshua A. Mullins, 20, and Shawn E. Peck, 20, both of the 400 block of W. Norwegian St., Pottsville, were observed by Reading Anthracite Company personnel on the company's property north of Darkwater Road, in New Castle Township, taking the scrap metal. The incident occurred about 1-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25.

Unemployment insurance should be a safety net, not a lifestyle

Saturday, April 28, 2012

As the economic recovery takes hold, it is time to reconsider unemployment insurance benefits. The State of Pennsylvania extended the benefit duration in response to the current recession and high unemployment. The extension provides a safety net for the recipients and for the economy. Unemployment insurance checks permit people to purchase their groceries, pay their rent, and buy necessities. At the time of the benefit extension, businesses were not hiring. Things have changed! We are in the midst of a minor recovery and some small businesses want to hire new staff.

Lehighton Navy officer deployed

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Edward L. Parliman, III, son of Debra A. Parliman of Lehighton, and Edward L. Parliman, Jr of Lehighton, is currently deployed.

Parliman along with fellow Sailors and Marines aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65) and Carrier Strike Group (CSG) are conducting training and promoting the Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign throughout the month of April.

What is really up with Phils' Chase Utley?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Earlier this month, CSNPhilly.com reported that Philadelphia Phillies' second baseman Chase Utley would be leaving the club and returning to Arizona to work with his physical therapist.

Since then, Utley has been rehabbing his degenerative knees with the same therapist that he went to see earlier this spring. Ruben Amaro Jr., Philadelphia's General Manager, spoke on the topic.

Second hand

Saturday, April 28, 2012

We lost another piece of our hearts last week.

Economic insecurity

Saturday, April 28, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS

For many women, it's the price of growing old

Like tens of thousands of other young women in post-World War II America, she married her sweetheart when he returned from the battlefields. They settled down, raised a family, and when the children grew up, she helped make ends meet by going to work in the local garment factory, a stressful job that paid little.

National Canal Museum relocates to canal site

Saturday, April 28, 2012
The National Canal Museum relocated to the Emrick Technology Center in Easton's Hugh Moore Park near the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers where it will tell its story of when coal, coke, cement and steel were king."
The National Canal Museum relocated to the Emrick Technology Center in Easton's Hugh Moore Park near the confluence of the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers where it will tell its story of when coal, coke, cement and steel were king."

"When fate hands you a lemon, make lemonade," Dale Carnegie lectured.

At the beginning of this year, the National Canal Museum lost its lease to 30 Center Square in Easton, the building that it shared with the Crayola Factory. It may have been the best thing to have happened to the organization.

"The lease with the partnership with the city of Easton Pennsylvania and the Crayola company expired after 15 years," explained Tom Stoneback, canal museum director.

Concert by Ukulele Institute aids environmental center

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The Ukulele Institute of Jim Thorpe presented the proceeds from its recent "Groovy Uke" concert to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. From left are, Nick Roberti, owner of the Ukulele Institute; Susan Gallagher chief naturalist, and Franklin Klock, program assistant.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS The Ukulele Institute of Jim Thorpe presented the proceeds from its recent "Groovy Uke" concert to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center. From left are, Nick Roberti, owner of the Ukulele Institute; Susan Gallagher chief naturalist, and Franklin Klock, program assistant.

Nick Roberti, owner of the Ukulele Institute of Jim Thorpe, has offered the $385 in proceeds from the recent "Groovy Uke" concert to the Carbon County Environmental Education Center in Jim Thorpe.

The concert, held a week ago at the Lehighton Band Hall, showcased the talents of students at the institute.

"We're planning to hold four or five shows this year," he said. "This year's concert focused on the 'hippie' theme so we thought that a concert held near Earth Day fit the theme perfectly. That is why we decided to give the proceeds to the Environmental Center."

PGC board approves major changes for bear, deer hunters in WMU 5C

Saturday, April 28, 2012

HARRISBURG – Those who do their deer hunting in southeastern Pennsylvania in Wildlife Management Units 5C and 5D on their own land or other private land enrolled in the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Agricultural Damage Depredation Program, commonly called the "Red Tag" program, may continue using bait through final approval to a regulatory change for Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties.

Your meals may affect your mental state

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Time tosses aside the trivial. That's why you should pay particular attention to sayings that take on a life of their own, especially ones that outlive three different speakers in three different countries and pertain to your health.

"You are what you eat" is one such statement. First expressed by the French food critic Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826, the sentiment was then written in a philosophical essay by the German philosopher Ludwig Andreas Feuerbach 37 years later.

Panthers beat Marian for first victory

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Panther Valley softball squad has certainly had its struggles this season, but on Friday afternoon it seemed to all come together for the young Lady Panthers. For the first time this season, Panther Valley was able to play seven innings without committing an error. In turn, the Panthers defense helped them gain their first win of the season with a 6-2 victory over the Marian Fillies.

The win for the Lady Panthers couldn't of come at a better time, facing rival Marian. The Fillies beat the Panthers 11-1 back on April 3rd and it became evident that PV wanted vengeance.

ON THIS DATE

Saturday, April 28, 2012

April 28, 2003 Northwestern's Ali Hayden scores four goals to up her career total to 100 as the Tigers cruise to an 8-0 Colonial League win over Northern Lehigh. Hayden also adds an assist as the winners improve to 15-0 on the season. Brinley Geiger contributes to the victory with a goal and an assist, while Cody Leiser, Shavon Thompson and Alison Conner also score for Northwestern.

Cabela's, PFBC team to promote PA. fishing

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Cabela's has partnered with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission to promote fishing with the "Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?" contest that gives anglers the opportunity to win as much as $2-million in cash and more than $225,000 in additional prizes by catching tagged fish in select waters. This year's contest begins Saturday, May 5, and every tagged fish caught will be a winner.

Kidder Twp. police issue citations

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kidder Township police reported on the following citations issued by officers recently.

On April 17 the following citations were issued:

At 2:57 p.m., Suzanne Hope, 59, of Palmerton, and John Barnaby, 82, of Ottowa, Canada, at 2:14 p.m., were both cited for obedience to traffic control devices near the Penn/Kidder Campus; Caitlyn M. Montelius, 18, of Albrightsville, was cited at 11:18 p.m., Qingson Weikel, 37, of Coaldale, at 11:40 p.m., and Louis Grillo, 40, of Bartonsville, at 11:54 p.m., all cited for stop sign violations at the intersection of state routes 1003 and 903.

Tigers' Paiste advances

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Tigers' Paiste advances
Copyright 2012

A trio of local tennis players won their first contest and advanced to the second round, but only one of them advanced into the second day (Saturday) of play at the District 11 Class AA Tennis Tournament Friday held at the West End Racquetball Club in Allentown.

Tamaqua dam project money giveaway

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

Prior to my retirement, I was employed in the construction field for nearly 40 years, building roads, bridges, water lines, and the like. Twenty six years was with PennDot as an inspector, supervisor and manager. Some of the projects I was involved with were The St. Clair Bypass, Deer Lake South in Moilino, 22 Renew in Allentown, Leiby's intersection and many, many more.

Manpower, funding needed to fix Parryville playground

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Parryville Council is hoping that people from the community step forward to assist with improvements to the playground. The playground has little to offer because outdated and unsafe equipment has been removed.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Parryville Council is hoping that people from the community step forward to assist with improvements to the playground. The playground has little to offer because outdated and unsafe equipment has been removed.

Manpower and funding are crucial to improving the playground area in Parryville, which received a considerable amount of discussion time at Tuesday's council meeting.

Jennifer Borger, council member, said that the playground is in sad shape and needs improvements. Over the years, equipment became outdated and unsafe and had to be removed.

"There is nothing there," said Borger. "When we were kids there was a lot of equipment."

Borger suggested that the project be offered as a senior project by a high school graduating senior.

Music is not 'fluff'

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

I am proud alumna of the Tamaqua Area School District. Both of my parents and the majority of my aunts, uncles, cousins and nephew graduated from, attended, or are currently attending, TAHS. We served as members of athletic teams, student council members, National Honor Society members, and members of countless other academic and extracurricular activities. My primary area of involvement was the award-winning music and theater program.

Looking ahead

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Leadership Carbon class graduates May 2

Leadership Carbon Class of 2012 will hold graduation ceremonies on Wednesday, May 2 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, 323 Country Club Road, Lehighton. Cocktail hour is 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m.

Registrations are open until April 30. Call Sandra Duda at (610) 377-4063 for reservations.

Filling up at the smorgasbord of life

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The older I get, the more I appreciate the beauty of life.

Lately, I'm making even more of a conscious effort to soak up the beauty of my world. I'm filled with an intense appreciation for what I call the smorgasbord of life.

A food smorgasbord offers so many tempting offerings. It's impossible to eat everything and we sometimes come away regretting that we ate too much.

That's not the case with the smorgasbord of life. While we can't sample everything, the more we do, the more we appreciate what is before us.

The name of the game

Saturday, April 28, 2012

JIM:

When I was a youngster, growing up in Jim Thorpe, my family always had a favorite game that got played nearly every night after dinner. Parcheesi was the hot ticket for a long time. Later, we graduated to card games: 500 Rummy, then Pinochle. Video games, of course, didn't exist.

Guilty of incivility

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor,

Civil discourse and reasoned political discussion are at a low ebb. Election campaigns resemble brawls, and the electronic world is filled with personal attacks and insults.

I am sorry to say I have been guilty of this incivility. A few weeks ago in the heat of anger I sent an email to your paper in which I labeled Mr. Reil, a regular columnist in the Times News, a "nut" and implied that he knew little about the Constitution or American history.

Student at IU school charged

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A student at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit 29 school at Maple Avenue Campus in Norwegian Township, is facing assault charges following an incident at the school.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said a 15-year-old male student attempted to stab Sean R. Lyons, 41, of Pine Grove, a behavioral interventionist at the shcool, about 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 24. Lyons was scraped/gouged in the right rib cage area, troopers said.

Church's 30-Hour Famine raises hunger awareness

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Tribe 3 (Boliva) from left are Calen Foose, Zowie Schrickram, Brad Clemson, Sarah Klein, Amanda Fritz, Steven Moyer. Tribe Leaders were Kyle Snyder and Marianne Storch.
Tribe 3 (Boliva) from left are Calen Foose, Zowie Schrickram, Brad Clemson, Sarah Klein, Amanda Fritz, Steven Moyer. Tribe Leaders were Kyle Snyder and Marianne Storch.

Youth members, parents and volunteers with the Zion Stone Church in New Ringgold, West Penn Township, held a 30 Hour Famine recently at their church to raise awareness for world hunger.

The 30 Hour Famine, an international youth movement to fight hunger, is held every year by thousands of students throughout the United States. Participants go 30 hours without food and get a taste of hunger while also having to deal with fake handicaps, such as bloated stomachs, blindness, deafness and many other conditions found in third world countries.

Kunkletown girl from Misericordia involved in reseach project

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Nichols
Nichols

Andrea Nichols, O.T.S., Kunkletown was part of a group of Misericordia University student researchers, enrolled in the Weekday Entry-Level Master of Science Program, who are presenting their graduate research project, "Dog-Assisted Therapy for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities: An Evidence-Based Practice Review with Implications for Occupational Therapy Practice,'' at the annual American Occupational Therapy Association Conference in Indianapolis, Ind.

Year's end

Saturday, April 28, 2012

No, it's not December 31st. New Year's Day is more than half a year away. But, for a great number of folks, this is THE END of a year - a school year. Most people who attend or work in schools feel as though they should be celebrating with champagne and noisemakers. It's finally over!