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April 2012

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.

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.

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.

Second hand

Saturday, April 28, 2012

We lost another piece of our hearts last week.

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."

National Canal Museum relocates to canal site

Saturday, April 28, 2012
PHOTOS COURTESY NATIONAL CANAL MUSEUM With a day pass, you can both visit the National Canal Museum and take a heritage canal boat ride on the Josiah White II pulled by a pair of mules, Hank and George, and travel through an operable lock.
PHOTOS COURTESY NATIONAL CANAL MUSEUM With a day pass, you can both visit the National Canal Museum and take a heritage canal boat ride on the Josiah White II pulled by a pair of mules, Hank and George, and travel through an operable lock.

"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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tamaqua concert features classic and popular songs

Friday, April 27, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

"The best leaders are great followers," said Tamaqua band member Erin Raymond in describing this year's new band director, Mark Beltz, during the Tamaqua Area High School Music Department's Annual Spring Concert held in the school district auditorium Thursday night.

"Mr. Beltz, thank you for following us from elementary school to high school and proudly leading The Pride of Tamaqua, The Tamaqua Raider Band," said Raymond, who is a senior.

Tigers rally to post baseball victory

Friday, April 27, 2012

Northwestern's comeback victory over Saucon Valley in baseball highlighted Thursday scholastic sports action.

BASEBALL

Northwestern-Saucon Vy.

Matt Maher had a big day at the plate to help spark Northwestern to a 6-4 Colonial League victory over Saucon Valley.

Maher finished 3-for-4 with three singles and four RBIs. Teammate Austin Kelly also finished 3-for-4 with three singles.

Kevin Schreder paced the Panthers (4-9, 3-7) with three singles and two RBIs.

Northwestern improves to 10-5 overall and 6-5 in the CL.

Northwestern 000 120 3 - 6 12 1

Ten area residents among 28 placed in probation program

Friday, April 27, 2012

Ten area residents were among 28 who were qualified by District Attorney Karen M. Burns to be admitted into the Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition (ARD) probation program recently.

The program is for first time offenders to be given a chance to clear their record. If they successfully complete the program their record is wiped clean. However, if the they fail to complete it they can face trial on all the charges filed against them. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

Panther Valley holds Spring Band Concert

Friday, April 27, 2012
The Panther Valley Elementary School Band had a good time performing their tunes under the direction of Karen Grebousky.
The Panther Valley Elementary School Band had a good time performing their tunes under the direction of Karen Grebousky.

On Wednesday evening, musical students in the Panther Valley School District gathered together to entertain family and friends in the high school auditorium.

The annual Spring Band Concert started with the Elementary School Band performing under the direction of Karen Grebousky. They played "Let's Rock", "Power Rock", "Theme from Transformers", "Rock and Roll Part II, and "Star Wars."

The Junior Band directed by Joseph Ogozalek followed with "Animal", "Born This Way", "Uprising", "Captain America March", "Rolling in the Deep", "Dynamite", and "Firework."

Coaldale news

Friday, April 27, 2012

Coaldale

First Congregational Church

Morning Worship will take place at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 29, at First Congregational Church, 123 East Ruddle St., followed by Sunday School at 10 a m.

The Women's Class will gather for its annual Mother's Day event at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, in the church hall. Please note the earlier-than-usual meeting time.

The church's nursing home ministry team will visit St. Luke's Miner's Geriatric Department, Coaldale, at 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, followed by a visit to MapleShade, Nesquehoning, at 1:30 p.m.

Bears' Voulo, White eliminated

Friday, April 27, 2012
Pleasant Valley's Jon White hits a forehand return during Thursday's District 11 Class AAA tennis tournament at West End Racquet Swim and Fitness in Allentown. White won his opening round match before being eliminated in the second round.
Pleasant Valley's Jon White hits a forehand return during Thursday's District 11 Class AAA tennis tournament at West End Racquet Swim and Fitness in Allentown. White won his opening round match before being eliminated in the second round.

Familiarity with opponents can be a dangerous thing. Just ask Pleasant Valley's Vince Vuolo.

Voulo, Pleasant Valley's No. 1 singles player, and teammate Jon White, were both ousted from the District 11 Class AAA Tennis Tournament Thursday afternoon.

Unused drug disposal

Friday, April 27, 2012

Local officials taking part in national effort

Carbon County officials want residents to know that there are places they can take their unused prescription drugs to dispose of them properly.

During the county commissioners meeting on Thursday, Commissioner Wayne Nothstein, chairman, announced that a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day event will be held in Carbon County from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., this Saturday, April 28, at the Summit Hill Police Department, 40 W. Amidon St.