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April 2012

Local businesses featured at Carbon County Expo

Monday, April 30, 2012
Dennis Kuehner poses with his alpacas. Guests of the expo were able to pet the animals.
Dennis Kuehner poses with his alpacas. Guests of the expo were able to pet the animals.

The annual 2012 Carbon County Home, Garden, and Business Expo was held this past Saturday and Sunday at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe. Nearly 80 businesses were featured at the Expo as well as educational seminars.

The Expo is co-coordinated by the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and the Carbon Builders Association. This is the second year the two organizations co-coordinated the Expo.

Deb Kleckner, EO of Carbon Builders Association stated that Carbon County Chamber of Commerce and Carbon Builders Association use to host their own individual events.

On this date

Monday, April 30, 2012

April 30, 1979

April 30, 1979 Palmerton pushes across four runs in the third inning to help gain a 6-5 Centennial League win over rival Slatington. Kevin Williams and Chip Hesse each deliver RBI doubles during the big frame while Art George and Brad Myers contribute run-scoring singles. Myers also earns the pitching win, tossing the first six innings, while Bob Kolnik gets credit for the save by throwing a scoreless seventh inning.

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.

Schuylkill County crashes investigated

Saturday, April 28, 2012

State police at Schuylkill Haven reported on two crashes probed by troopers this week on Schuylkill County roads.

A one-vehicle crash occurred about 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, along SR501 in Pine Grove Township. Troopers said Lisa Marie Dagostino, 46, of Pine Grove, was driving a 2005 Ford F250 truck southbound when she lost control while rounding a left-hand turn. The truck began to skid and eventually went off the road and down an embankment.

LAML schedules upcoming events

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lehighton Area Memorial Library has scheduled some upcoming events.

There will be a computer training class on "Online Buying/eBay" from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, May 1. This class is for those with basic computer skills who want to learn about online shopping, buying, and auctions. Classes are free, but registration is required. Space is limited. Call (610) 377-2750 to sign up.

Copper wire stolen in Monroe incident

Saturday, April 28, 2012

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating the theft of copper wire from a Monroe County location.

Troopers said about $100 worth of the wire was taken from state game lands off Camelback Road, in Jackson Township, sometime between April 1-24. Troopers said the wire belonged to Temple University of Philadelphia.

Justice prevails

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

At the July 22, 2009 Nesquehoning council meeting an announcement to dismiss Officer Nick Saulo surprised the public in attendance. Officer Saulo was an ex-Marine and was thought highly of by the community. A roll-call vote was taken on the dismissal of the officer. Michael Sniscak Jr., Frank DiMiceli, Richard Zabroski, and Don DeMarco voted yes. Rose Walck voted no. Mark Stromelo and David Hawk were absent. The dismissal occurred one day before Officer Saulo would have completed his probationary period.

Knowing what is unknown

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Some professions trace themselves back to obscurity. While we joke the world's oldest profession is prostitution, magic and divination probably are as old if not older than the former less noble occupation in the history of humanity. Since humans have first began to communicate with each other, I think we have all had a desire to know what is unknown, to learn that which is hidden from view.

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.

Shame, shame, shame

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor:

Shame on the Republicans for attempting to undermine women's health by limiting access to contraceptives.

Shame on Mitt Romney for stating that if he becomes president, he will eliminate Planned Parenthood.

Shame on Gov. Corbett for attempting to force pregnant women to have ultrasounds. He went on to say if they (the women) did not want to see the procedure, they "can just close their eyes."

Shame on Rep. Doyle Heffley for voting "yes" with Gov. Corbett on this issue.

May we all remember in November!

Sincerely,

Kimberly Nanovic earns doctorate in Physical Therapy

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Kimberly Nanovic of Jim Thorpe was among 79 graduates who earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree during Arcadia University's Commencement Ceremony in January. Nanovic received the degree with distinction.

As part of a required Capstone project that focuses on the evidence-based practice of physical therapy, Nanovic presented a Research Platform Session presentation on: "Describing the Utilization and Intervention in Home Care Physical Therapy (HC PT) for Patients Following Total Knee Replacement (TKR)."

Promoted to Assistant Chief of Bethlehem Fire Department

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Zimmerman
Zimmerman

Captain Richard Zimmerman of Lehighton recently was promoted to Assistant Chief of Bethlehem Fire Department. He was assigned to the First Platoon. Richard started with Bethlehem's Fire Department on Oct. 27,1986.

Readers Turn, David Wargo

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Andy Poli (with son Conner), Coaldale - "Sure, why not? Why are we paying for 203 members when 153 members could do the job? There are people struggling out there to pay their taxes."
Andy Poli (with son Conner), Coaldale - "Sure, why not? Why are we paying for 203 members when 153 members could do the job? There are people struggling out there to pay their taxes."

There is a debate in Harrisburg about whether or not the state legislature should be thinned from 203 members to 153. What are your thoughts on this?

Pen Argyl tops Northwestern

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Pen Argyl tops Northwestern
Copyright 2012

To keep up with Pen Argyl's explosive offense, opponents need to capitalize on every opportunity.

Northwestern had some chances on a blustery Friday afternoon in New Tripoli, but the Tigers couldn't get the big hit when they needed to and fell to the Knights, 14-5.

"They got hits with two outs and we didn't," said Northwestern head coach Len Smith. "We had opportunities numerous times and we did not get a hit with two outs and runners in scoring position. That changes the complexion of the game."

Government reform: Time to put Pa. Legislature in order

Saturday, April 28, 2012

While all of Pennsylvania continues to rebound from tough economic times, my colleagues and I have been faced with hard decisions geared toward reaching one goal: Practicing fiscal responsibility with our taxpayers' dollars to lower the state's debt. As a legislative body, we often ask state-funded agencies and school districts to do more work with less money and staff as we attempt to determine the best use of taxpayer dollars.

Bears force MVC tennis playoff

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Bears force MVC tennis playoff
Copyright 2012

The Pleasant Valley boys' tennis team defeated Stroudsburg 4-3 in its final match of the season to force a playoff with the Mounties for the Mountain Valley Conference regular season championship.

A time and location of the playoff match will be decided early next week.

BOYS TENNIS

Stroudsburg-Pleasant Vy.

Three of Pleasant Valley's four doubles teams won and helped the Bears defeat Stroudsburg, 4-3 in MVC tennis action.

Farming for the future

Saturday, April 28, 2012

It's early morning, and I'm standing at the window at the end of the upper hallway, coffee mug in hand, watching a flock of wild turkeys strut and peck their way across an open field.

It's late April, and the field is covered with a few inches of green. I figure the local farmers who work this field will let it continue to grow, cutting and baling the hay in late summer. Some years, they plant corn in the field.

SyanI - Sy and I and geezer love

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Music brought the initially star-crossed lovers together in 1999, but it wasn't until 10 years later that Judy Greig met her Mr. Right, Sy Kipp, on an Internet dating site.
Music brought the initially star-crossed lovers together in 1999, but it wasn't until 10 years later that Judy Greig met her Mr. Right, Sy Kipp, on an Internet dating site.

Something old, something new.

That just about sums up SyanI, a fledgling Lehighton-based ukulele duo, formed of something new two retired oldies-but-goodies who are reblooming their Flower Power 60's coming-of-age musical lifestyle and something old, a 60's came-of-age senior lifestyle that partners, Judy Greig and Sy Kipp, like to call "geezer love."

Judy coined the duet's name SyanI, pronounced Sy-an-I, to reflect their partnership of "Sy" (Kipp), "and "I" (Greig) cute, although a tricky play on words.

Titanic continued to dominate news

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Days and even weeks after the sinking of the Titanic on its maiden voyage in the Atlantic, the story continued to captivate readers who quickly snapped up copies of their local newspaper to learn more about the disaster.

Palmerton inducts Everett, Hay, Owens, Piper

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Palmerton inducts Everett, Hay, Owens, Piper
Copyright 2012

The Carbon County Sports Hall of Fame will induct its 2012 class on May 27 at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

The doors will open at 12:45 p.m., with cocktail hour from 1-2 p.m. Dinner will be at 2, with the induction ceremony to follow.

Signs of the times

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Dear Editor

More than ever we have signs. I have seen plenty of political signs when driving. Large ones and small ones.

I often wonder if a larger political sign can influence the vote. Traffic signs, one way, no parking, stop signs, destination, street, distance, deer crossing signs and construction signs, reduce speed and merge into a single lane and the list goes on.

What is law and what is not law

Saturday, April 28, 2012

From: The Federalist Papers, No. 78, by Alexander Hamilton

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.

What love really means

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Thanks to the loyal reader who sent this. Take a few minutes and read these touching words from the mouth of babes.

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, 'What does love mean?'

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined

See what you think:

'When my grandmother got arthritis , she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my grandfather does it for her all the time , even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.' ...Rebecca- age 8

Workshop at Indian Trail Park for building your own rain barrel rain barrel

Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Bertsch-Hokendauqua-Catasauqua Watershed Association invites everyone to build-your-own rain barrel workshop at Indian Trail Park at the junction of Indian Trail Road and Lehigh Drive (Route 248) in Lehigh Township.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, May 12.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.