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April 2012

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
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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
Jennifer Snyder, Lehighton - "I think it needs to be thinned but such a decrease comes at a cost. Everyone is taking a cut but that seems excessive."
Jennifer Snyder, Lehighton - "I think it needs to be thinned but such a decrease comes at a cost. Everyone is taking a cut but that seems excessive."

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
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Judy Greig on the soprano ukulele and Sy Kipp on the baritone ukulele form the duet, SyanI. SyanI debuted last Saturday at the Groovy Uke benefit concert.
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Judy Greig on the soprano ukulele and Sy Kipp on the baritone ukulele form the duet, SyanI. SyanI debuted last Saturday at the Groovy Uke benefit concert.

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.

Logging rig driver rescued from cab

Friday, April 27, 2012
 Larry Neff/special to the times news Fire company personnel free a tractor trailor driver who was trapped in his rig after logs crushed the rear of his cab.
Larry Neff/special to the times news Fire company personnel free a tractor trailor driver who was trapped in his rig after logs crushed the rear of his cab.

The operator of a logging tractor trailer narrowly escaped death Thursday afternoon after a mishap on the Gangloff Tree farm in East Brunswick Township.

The accident occurred just after 4 p.m. on a steep hillside just off SR443 near the village of Hecla.

The driver was attempting to turn the rig around and the trailer filled with logs rolled onto the rear of the truck tractor.

The weight of the load crushed the rear of the cab, trapping the driver.

Food safety course to be held in June in Stroudsburg

Friday, April 27, 2012

Penn State Extension is offering ServSafe® Food Safety Certification training for those needing certification.

Effective on Jan. 22, 2011, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture requires the "person in charge" in a food service operation to hold a "nationally recognized food protection certificate" such as ServSafe®. To receive and maintain national food safety certification, all individuals are required to pass a certification exam every five years.

Rain forest mammal show slated for S.S Palmer Elementary tonight

Friday, April 27, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Show director Mike Kohlrieser holds Jack and Jill, two brown Kinkajous during a recent "Live on Stage, The Rain Forest" show.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Show director Mike Kohlrieser holds Jack and Jill, two brown Kinkajous during a recent "Live on Stage, The Rain Forest" show.

Touring under the name "Live on Stage, The Rain Forest", the non-profit group is holding its last show in our area in Palmerton today.

The show consists of comedy routines and various types of live animals. The rain forest mammals are found in east and south of the Sierra Madres in Mexico, throughout Central American to Bolivia east of the Andes and the Atlantic Forest of southeastern Brazil.

Tonight's show will be held at the S.S. Palmer Elementary School at 6:30 p.m. Children under 3 don't require donations.

For more information, visit www.understandingwildlife.org

Marian Catholic FBLA members attend leadership conference

Friday, April 27, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS Front from left, Faith Befano, daughter of Anthony and Susan Befano, Kelayres, Introduction to Business; Alexis Makowiec, daughter of John and Lynn Makowiec, Hazle Township, Sports Management; Samantha Faust, daughter of James and Mary Beth Faust, Barnesville, Business Calculations. Second row, Patricia Patton; Joshua Lex, son of Robert and Angela Lex, Ringtown, Management Information Systems; Timothy Miller, son of David and Judith Miller, Jim Thorpe, Business Communications; Nicholas Hopeck, son of Susan Hopeck, Hazleton, Introduction of Technology Concepts; and Christian Legath, son of Robert and Christina Legath, White Haven, Management Information Systems.
Special to the TIMES NEWS Front from left, Faith Befano, daughter of Anthony and Susan Befano, Kelayres, Introduction to Business; Alexis Makowiec, daughter of John and Lynn Makowiec, Hazle Township, Sports Management; Samantha Faust, daughter of James and Mary Beth Faust, Barnesville, Business Calculations. Second row, Patricia Patton; Joshua Lex, son of Robert and Angela Lex, Ringtown, Management Information Systems; Timothy Miller, son of David and Judith Miller, Jim Thorpe, Business Communications; Nicholas Hopeck, son of Susan Hopeck, Hazleton, Introduction of Technology Concepts; and Christian Legath, son of Robert and Christina Legath, White Haven, Management Information Systems.

Seven members of the Marian Catholic chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America and the chapter adviser, Patricia Patton, the business education teacher at Marian, attended the 2012 Pennsylvania FBLA State Leadership Conference April 16-18, at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center in Hershey.

During the conference the students competed with representatives from other Pennsylvania chapters for top honors in the individually stated events.

Local youth paint mural in Tamaqua Comminity Arts Center

Friday, April 27, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Youth volunteers worked with organizer Kim Woodward to paint a colorful wall mural in the downstairs children's arts and crafts area of the Tamaqua Community Arts Center in Tamaqua. Painting a colorful mural in the downstairs of the Tamaqua Community Arts Center are Allison Pedersen, 13, and Grace Seibel, 13.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Youth volunteers worked with organizer Kim Woodward to paint a colorful wall mural in the downstairs children's arts and crafts area of the Tamaqua Community Arts Center in Tamaqua. Painting a colorful mural in the downstairs of the Tamaqua Community Arts Center are Allison Pedersen, 13, and Grace Seibel, 13.

Youth volunteers worked with organizer Kim Woodward to paint a colorful wall mural in the downstairs children's arts and crafts area of the Tamaqua Community Arts Center in Tamaqua. Painting a colorful mural in the downstairs of the Tamaqua Community Arts Center are Allison Pedersen, 13, and Grace Seibel, 13.

UWCC will hold annual meeting

Friday, April 27, 2012

United Way of Carbon County will host their annual meeting at 8 a.m. Monday, April 30 at the Beacon Diner 443 Lehighton. The agenda will include a financial review, upcoming events, and renewals of board members and nominations for new board members. For additional information or to register for the breakfast contact the unitedwayofcarboncounty@yahoo.com.

Arrests reported

Friday, April 27, 2012

State police at Lehighton reported on two arrests made by troopers in separate incidents.

Troopers said on Monday, April 23, about 6-6:45 p.m. they assisted two officers from Mahoning Township in an attempt to locate a vehicle and a suspect in multiple retail thefts.

The vehicle was located in a driveway at 3058 Mountain Road in Ross Township, Monroe County. Troopers then made contact with Charles S. Poff III, 39, of that address, who was determined to be a suspect in the thefts.