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August 2012

Lady uses hairspray in store

Thursday, August 30, 2012

State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks arrested a Schuylkill Haven woman for retail theft after she took a can of hairspray off the shelf at the Redner's Supermarket, Schuylkill Haven, used it and then put it back on the display.

Police said Tina Marie Fitzpatrick, 37, made use of the Fructis Hairspray from the shelf, which will net her a citation through District Court 21-3-03.

Shoplifting nets man prison stay

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Raymond Scarnaty Jr., 45, of Tobyhanna, was committed to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, Snydersville, after he was caught shoplifting on Aug. 25 at 4:41 p.m. at Bill's Shop Rite in Mount Pocono.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said they were summoned to the store after its loss prevention personnel detained Scarnaty after he was observed trying to steal two air conditioners valued at $249 from the premises. Police said video surveillance showed Scarnaty attempting to leave the store with the air conditioners.

When rescuers become victims

Thursday, August 30, 2012
This part of SR443 in Suedberg just off I81 was completely submerged under flood waters. This limited rescuers access to hundreds of submerged homes and businesses. A large section of nearby I81 was also completely under water.
This part of SR443 in Suedberg just off I81 was completely submerged under flood waters. This limited rescuers access to hundreds of submerged homes and businesses. A large section of nearby I81 was also completely under water.

A year later, Ryan Twp. rescuers recall scary moment

"All we could do was hang on and wait," said volunteer EMT diver Mike Harris of the Ryan Township Emergency Rescue Squad and Dive Team, as he described being swept away with fellow volunteers after fast moving flood waters struck the area late last August.

Nesquehoning church planning basket raffle

Thursday, August 30, 2012

St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, 9 W. Railroad St., Nesquehoning, will hold a theme basket raffle on Saturday, Sept. 8.

There will also be refreshments and bake sale. Doors open at 10 a.m. and the drawing starts at 2 p.m. Patrons do not need to be present to win.

For additional information, call the church hall at (570) 669-6036.

Driver is facing charges in Monroe

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pocono Mountain Regional Police arrested a Waymart woman for possession of drug paraphernalia after police made a traffic stop on Aug. 26 at 7:48 a.m. at the intersection of Route 940 and Spur Road in Pocono Lake, Tobyhanna Township.

Police said they stopped Jillian M. Bombrowski, 28, after observing a car she was driving weaving along Rt. 940. Police later smelled the odor of burned marijuana, after which time Dombrowski turned over to them a multi-colored glass pipe containing marijuana residue. Police said the woman retrieved the pipe from inside her pants.

Stolen vehicle is recovered

Thursday, August 30, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks have reported the details of a stolen vehicle incident.

Police said Christopher Kelley, 20, of Effort, reported his vehicle was stolen sometime between January 2012 and about two months prior to reporting it to police.

Pollices said the vehicle, a 2004 Dodge Intrepid, has been recovered.

The incident happened at 640 Long Mountain Road in Polk Township. Also listed as a victim by police is Raceway Auto Sales.

'Messages from Palmerton' available at Heritage Center

Thursday, August 30, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Peter Kern is signing copies of a book, "Messages from Palmerton - The First Fifty Years" at a wine and cheese event in the Palmerton Library.
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Peter Kern is signing copies of a book, "Messages from Palmerton - The First Fifty Years" at a wine and cheese event in the Palmerton Library.

A wine and cheese book-signing was held by the Palmerton Area Historical Society on Aug. 26 to kick off the sale of "Messages from Palmerton - the First Fifty Years." The book's history is presented as "a brief visual and written history of a unique community told through the medium of postcards."

Janet Snyder, who had already bought her book and was coming to have it signed, said, "It's wonderful - the reading in addition to the postcards. It's just better than anything I ever read."

Two Schuylkill County eyesores are razed

Thursday, August 30, 2012

There was no Schuylkill County Commissioners meeting Wednesday because it was the fifth Wednesday of the month which was a by-month because the schedule of meetings are by-weekly work sessions and public meetings each month.

However, the commissioners were not idle as they participated in a demolition program in New Castle Township where two dilapidated structures were finally razed under the county's Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.

Young guns

Thursday, August 30, 2012

GOP speakers show vision

Local financial professional recognized among financial services premier advisors

Thursday, August 30, 2012

H.D. Vest Financial Services® recently recognized Juliann Longhi, a financial services professional in Hometown, as one of its most successful Advisors at the H.D. Vest Advisors' Forum.

In recognition of this achievement, H.D. Vest President and CEO Roger Ochs presented Juliann Longhi with the prestigious H.D. Vest Excellence Award. "We recognize these leaders for their commitment to their clients and their profession", says Ochs. "These Advisors have excelled in all areas of client service and are great role models for other Advisors in our firm."

Man who allegedly blocked road with pickup facing more charges

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A man who allegedly blocked Route 903 in Penn Forest Township with his pickup on Sunday morning, Aug. 19 for 2 1/2 hours, and stated he had bombs, grenades, and a gun in the vehicle, is facing more, unrelated charges.

Yesterday, he was charged with a road rage incident in which he allegedly pounded dents into a woman's vehicle with his fists.

Donald Brozoski, 50, who uses a post office box in Blakeslee as his current address, was arraigned yesterday before District Judge Edward Lewis on charges in both incidents.

Lady Bears go for MVC three-peat

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Lady Bears go for MVC three-peat
Copyright 2012

Kristen Eberhardt, Abigail Kaspszyk, Dana McAllister, Stephanie Palmer, Katelyn Slack and Katelyn Smith all decided to give the sport of cross country a shot in their first year of high school.

While the first year of high school might have been a difficult transition for them to handle, the girls weren't concerned about adding a varsity sport to their schedules.

It has turned out to be a great move for both the girls and the Pleasant Valley cross country program.

After school time with friends

Thursday, August 30, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Playing around in a tree along North Railroad Street in Tamaqua are Merissa Smith, 11, left, and Savanna Alfaro, 10.

Test drive, car wash event held

Thursday, August 30, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Rentschler Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram, of Slatington, recently presented a check in the amount of $2,300 to the Palmerton High School Basketball Parents' Club, which hosted a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser as part of the PHS Basketball Team (boys and girls) Free Test Drive and Car Wash Event. Pictured are (l-r) Greg Rentschler, manager, Jim Nemeth, president of the PHS Basketball Parents' Club, and John Kleintop, general manager.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Rentschler Chrysler-Jeep-Dodge-Ram, of Slatington, recently presented a check in the amount of $2,300 to the Palmerton High School Basketball Parents' Club, which hosted a Dodge Booster Club fundraiser as part of the PHS Basketball Team (boys and girls) Free Test Drive and Car Wash Event. Pictured are (l-r) Greg Rentschler, manager, Jim Nemeth, president of the PHS Basketball Parents' Club, and John Kleintop, general manager.

Spic and span.

One by one, each vehicle that took a spin through came back immaculately clean as part of the Palmerton High School Basketball Team Free Test Drive and Car Wash Event.

Without question, the Dodge Booster Club fundraiser hosted earlier this month by the Palmerton High School Basketball Parents' Club paid dividends for the boys and girls teams

Dodge made a $20 donation to PHS Basketball Parents' Club for each person who took a short test drive at the event, held at the Leon George Bus Company in Palmerton.

Schuylkill break-in being probed

Thursday, August 30, 2012

State police at Frackville is investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County home.

Troopers said Misty Lambert, 31, of 369 Phineyville Rd., in Ringtown, East Union Township, reported items were removed from her home sometime during the period of July 8 to Aug. 8. Taken were a Vizio blue-ray disk player, Wii gaming system, Xbox gaming system (old style with 20 games), a Sony 27-inch flatscreen television, and a Pioneer audio receiver.

Correction

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Coaldale borough purchased a dilapidated, vacant property at 255 W. High St. for $20 at a Schuylkill County judicial sale. A story in Tuesday's edition listed an incorrect purchase price. The TIMES NEWS regrets the error.

Decameron show Friday at Tamaqua Community Arts Center

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Decameron will be held tomorrow at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center, 125 Pine Street.

The show is comprised of a tapestry of human comedy, or, to put it another way, a laugh in the 14th century."The Decameron", also called "Prince Galehaut" is a 14th-century medieval allegory by Gio vanni Boccaccio, told as a frame story encompassing 100 tales by ten young people.

Carbon County property transfers

Thursday, August 30, 2012

East Penn Township

Richard T. Gabovitz to Kenneth L. Higgins, 210 Sassafras Road, Lehighton, property at 210 Sassafras Road, $1.

Jim Thorpe

John J. Bilsak Jr. to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Allentown, property at 103 North St., $1.

Donald C. Reis to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Transportation, Allentown, property on West Front Street, $1.

Ann K. Laughlin to Stroud J. Hiller, Sun Lakes, Ariz., property at 1130 Center Ave., $120,000.

Lansford

Tigers, Colts win matches

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Northwestern and Marian both scored wins on the links on Wednesday in high school golf matches.

GOLF

Palmerton

-Northwestern

Cole Miller's three-under-par highlighted Northwestern's 425-532 Colonial League victory over Palmerton.

The Tigers' Miller grabbed medalist honors with his score of 69, while teammate Nick Vecillio shot under 80 with a 77.

Ke-Koa Mook led the Bombers with a team-low 76.

NORTHWESTERN 425

Cole Miller 69, Nick Vecillio 77, Zach Caruso 85, Eric Abercrombie 95, C. Kelson 99

PALMERTON 532

Police are probing hit-run accident

Thursday, August 30, 2012

State police at the Lehighton barracks were summoned at 11:32 a.m. Aug. 27 to investigate a hit-and-run accident on State Route 115 in Ross Township, Monroe County.

Police said a vehicle left the scene of the crash after striking a 1999 Nissan Sentra driven by Maureen K. Sandt, 63, of Saylorsburg. She was uninjured.

Hunadi graduates from King's

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Hunadi
Hunadi

Andrew Hunadi, son of Gregory and Carol Hunadi of Bowmanstown and the grandson of Walter and Rosaline Spack of Bowmanstown and the late Andrew and Eleanore Hunadi of Nesquehoning, graduated from King's College in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 18.

Slatington Lions to hold antique/collector car show

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Car buffs ought to get a real charge out of this.

Welcome to the 24th annual Slatington Lions Club Antique/Collector Car Show, where a smorgasbord of cars awaits.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Slatington Airport along State Route 873. The rain date is Monday.

Parking will be at Walker Bus Garage, and across the street at Emerald Dragon Karate. Parking after 11 a.m. will be in the airport. Admission is $3 per person, and free to those under the age of 16.

Two who allegedly wrote fake prescriptions waive hearings

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Two Philadelphia men who allegedly wrote fake prescriptions to a Lehighton pharmacy have waived their charges to Carbon County Court.

Richard Knajib Johns and Damien Lamont Black both had preliminary hearings scheduled before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe, but opted to have their cases forwarded to court instead.

Johns was charged with two counts of forgery and one count of conspiracy. He is free on $2,000 unsecured bail.

Chestnuthill news

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Maternity clothes drive

The TLC Moms Group at Our Lady Queen of Peace is holding its annual Maternity Clothes Drive to benefit Monroe County's Shepherd's Maternity House.

Both new and used maternity clothes are desperately needed. The drive will continue until the group's first meeting of the school year, Sept. 6.

Items may be dropped off in McCawley Hall at the specially marked TLC table.

Rotary speakers

Girls soccer moves to fall for all this year

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Northwestern's Sarah Segan (right) battles with Palmerton players Sabreena Strauch (31) and Shana Ahner (12) for possession in a game last spring. For the first time, the PIAA has moved girls soccer to be played as a fall sport across the Commonwealth.
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Northwestern's Sarah Segan (right) battles with Palmerton players Sabreena Strauch (31) and Shana Ahner (12) for possession in a game last spring. For the first time, the PIAA has moved girls soccer to be played as a fall sport across the Commonwealth.

Welcome to the new world of Pennsylvania girls' high school soccer.

Instead of the usual format that saw the eight TIMES NEWS area teams split up between the fall and spring seasons, now all PIAA soccer teams will compete in the fall.

The girls' soccer teams that compete in the Schuylkill League like Jim Thorpe, Tamaqua, and Weatherly have always competed in the fall so the change is minimal for them as far as numbers go.

Driver hurt in Mahoning crash

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Mahoning Township police are investigating an accident Tuesday evening which closed down SR902 for a period of time. The crash occurred at 7 p.m. when a male motorist was traveling south and apparently lost control of his vehicle. The car swerved to the left crossing over the oncoming lanes entering the east berm where it impacted with and snapped off a utility pole. The pole carried power lines as well as other utility lines which were snapped off with the impact. A PPL transformer lay along the berm of the roadway.

Palmerton woman celebrates 99 years

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Angeline DeKorte, a resident at The Village at Palmerton, recently celebrated her 99th birthday.

She was born on Aug.26, 1913.

"Angie" is an active member of her community. She attends exercise programs, bingo, Wii bowling, and plays any kind of game when asked .

She crochets and enjoys doing puzzle books to keep her mind active. She says that's the key to long life: staying active, that and a good beer. She also enjoys going shopping and on lunch trips.

She met her husband Gary when she was 23 years old. He had come to her parent's farm to pick up some eggs.

'ParaNorman' is on par

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The cleverly-titled "ParaNorman," the new animated feature film, takes a page from the screenplay of "The Sixth Sense" (1991) where a young boy sees ghosts.

You no doubt remember the line: "I see dead people"?

In "ParaNorman," there's doubt among family, middle school classmates and New England towns people about just what Norman sees. Most think he simply has a vivid imagination.

Norman persists, however, and soon, he's scared up seven accusers from the grave who had sent a young girl they believed to be a witch to her doom 300 years ago in 1712.

Carbon PASR speaker will discuss legal services

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Carbon PASR (Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees) will host a special event for school retirees on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club. Registration is 9-9:30 a.m. followed by a breakfast buffet.

"All school retirees are encouraged to attend this informative session," said Vince Spisak, retirement planning committee chairman.

5th annual 5K for Diabetes a success

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Runners in the 5th annual Palmerton 5K for Diabetes begin the race on Third Street. There were 96 runners and walkers in this year's event, which raised $2,600.
STACEY SOLT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Runners in the 5th annual Palmerton 5K for Diabetes begin the race on Third Street. There were 96 runners and walkers in this year's event, which raised $2,600.

More than 100 people gathered in Palmerton Borough Park this weekend to support the American Diabetes Association during the fifth annual Palmerton 5K for Diabetes. The event raised $2,600 for the American Diabetes Association (ADA).

Onlookers and supporters cheered as 96 runners and walkers began their race down Third Street and Lafayette Avenue in Palmerton. Many participants had taken part in the race before and are active supporters of the ADA.

Girls soccer capsules

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

JIM THORPE

Head coach Tom Condly (First year)

Assistant coaches Willie Macek (First year), Dani Condly (First year)

League Schuylkill League

Classification AA

Last year's record 8-10

Key losses The Olympians graduated 8 of 11 starters from last season.

Key returnees Cat Condly (Jr., F/MF), Alyssa Dachowicz (Sr., D), Alyssa Smith (So., M/GK), Amber Castillo (Jr., D).

Others to watch Autumn Cope (Fr., F/GK), Rebecca Cressman (Fr., F/GK).