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August 2012

Helping feline friends

Thursday, August 30, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS One of the kittens peeks its head out. Over 25 kittens are available for adoption at Cat's Peek Rescue.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS One of the kittens peeks its head out. Over 25 kittens are available for adoption at Cat's Peek Rescue.

Lehighton Girl Scout makes catnip toys for New Ringgold kitten rescue

Lehighton Girl Scout Samantha Schanowolf, 14, decided to do what she likes best when she came up with the idea of making and donating over a hundred multi-colored catnip-filled pillow play toys to the Cat's Peek Rescue in New Ringgold.

She, along with fellow girl scouts, family members and volunteer Lisa Hawk of Lehighton spent numerous hours putting these pillows together. This act was also a way for Schanowolf to pursue her Girl Scout Silver Award, which requires 60 hours spent on completing a project that helps the community.

Drug arrest in Slatington

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Slatington police reported a drug arrest made by officers.

Police said Tyler Westwood, 20, who has no current address, was arrested about 1:02 a.m. on Aug. 3 in the unit block of Oak Alley.

He was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana. He was arraigned on the charge and later committed to the Lehigh County prison on a probation violation, police said.

Driver is uninjured in Schuylkill crash

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Louis F. Genther Jr., 72, of Schwenksville, escaped injuries in a one-vehicle crash Aug. 27 at 1:20 p.m. on Route 61 in West Brunswick Township, Schuylkill County, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.

Introduction to Photography

Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Panther Valley Public Library, 117 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, will offer an Introduction to Photography class from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5.

Schuylkill County court news

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Rejects jury trial

Kevin Michael Hook, 27, last known address, Cressona, was scheduled to go on trial before a jury but had a change of heart and pleaded guilty to charges of theft and receiving stolen property.

Judge John E. Domalakes accepted the guilty plea and ordered the adult probation office to prepare a pre-sentence investigation. Hook was released on his current bail and ordered to report on Tuesday, Oct. 4, for sentencing.

Slatington arrest

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Slatington police reported the arrest of a North Carolina resident for a incident in the borough that occurred on Aug. 1.

Police said a residence along Fernwood Road was entered sometime in the afternoon of that date and taken was jewelry and electronics.

As the result of an investigation police charged Cari Rose Nalesnik, 24, of 10583 Earnhardt Lake Rd., Davidson, with theft of property, and receiving stolen property, both felony threes.

Nalesnik was arraigned before a district judge and committed to the Lehigh County prison in lieu of $50,000 straight cash bail.

Craftsmanship everywhere at Macungie car show

Thursday, August 30, 2012
Throngs of car enthusiasts turned out at the Wheels of Time Car Show in Macungie this past weekend to see the hundreds of custom-built hot rods and muscle cars on display there.
Throngs of car enthusiasts turned out at the Wheels of Time Car Show in Macungie this past weekend to see the hundreds of custom-built hot rods and muscle cars on display there.

West End Fair brings smiles to all

Thursday, August 30, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Caitlyn Lewullis, 8 and Brianna Goucher, 8, both of Effort, show off their fun balloon animals and decorations they received at the Cornerstone Community Church stand at the West End Fair where they could also receive free face painting. They both agreed they LOVED the pony rides at the fair.

Cerimele's pizza pick up times

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Cerimele's Pizza of New Columbus will be open until 5 p.m., Friday Aug. 31 for pizza pick ups.

Anyone who has pre-ordered pizzas can pick them up anytime before 5 p.m.

No new orders are being accepted.

Lehighton man facing charges

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Jordan Daniel Trotta, 19, of Lehighton, is facing a charge of criminal mischief filed against him by state police at the Lehighton barracks.

Police said the charge stems from an incident that happened at 10 p.m. Aug. 26 at 938 Vanman Lane, East Penn Township.

The victim is a 40-year-old Lehighton resident, who told police her house window was broken by Trotta after engaging in a verbal argument.

Man is caught stealing copper

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Bethlehem man has been arrested by state police at the Lehighton barracks after he was caught with $24,900 worth of copper that was stolen from a Carbon County site.

Robert Thomas Fisher, 47, was charged with theft by unlawful taking after the incident at 4:07 p.m. Aug. 26, in Lower Towamensing Township.

Outdoor service at People's EC Church

Thursday, August 30, 2012

People's EC Church, 216 Wagner Street in Franklin Township, will host an outdoor service featuring the Christian band Witness on Sunday, Sept. 2 at 10:30 a.m.

The concert is open to everyone. People attending this special event are encouraged to bring a lawn chair.

For further information, call (610) 377-1696

Kidder citations

Thursday, August 30, 2012

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

On Aug. 3, 9:30 a.m. Denardo McEachron, Blakeslee, cited for speeding, Lake Drive, 52 miles-per-hour, in a 35 zone; 10 a.m. Justin Stuyck, Kresgeville, cited for speeding, same area, 49 in a 35 zone; 10:15 a.m. Casandra Brown, Tobyhanna, speeding, same area, 45 in 35 zone; 11 a.m. William Bartosh, Jim Thorpe, speeding, same area, 53 in 35 zone; 11:30 a.m., Antonia Posa, Albrightsville, speeding, same area, 51 in 35 zone.

Lehigh driver facing DUI count

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Lehigh County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following an incident that occurred about 1:39 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29, along Schochary Road at Holbens Valley Road, in Lynn Township.

State police at Fogelsville said Zachary Michael Busch, 18, of New Tripoli, was stopped for multiple traffic violations. At the stop he was found to be under the influence of a controlled substance, troopers said. Charges will be filed.

Four arrests in Slatington incident

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Four persons were cited following an incident in Slatington.

On Aug. 15 about 1:46 a.m. borough police responded to the area of the covered bridge on N. Seventh St., to a report of suspicious activity.

On this date

Thursday, August 30, 2012

August 30, 1979

Few people in the village of New Columbus - known for its lovers of opera - knew that one of the nation's top country music stars was in their midst. But Little Jimmy Dickens and his combo got top billing at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Sam S. Degiglio of East Diaz Avenue. The reason for the visit is that lead guitarist Bobby Galloway of Nashville, Tenn. is Mrs. Degiglio's nephew. Mrs. Degiglio said this is her first time meeting Dickens, who is a member of the Country Music All of Fame. The singer and his band were returning from an engagement in Bellefonte, near Penn State.

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.

Marian gets win, Lehighton splits

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Marian picked up a non-league golf win, while Lehighton earned a split in Mountain Valley Conference action on Tuesday.

GOLF

Pottsville-Marian

Marian improved to 5-1 (4-0) on the year with its 318-351 golf victory over non-league foe Pottsville.

The Colts' Mike Gottstein took medalist honors with a 77. Teammate Eric Mason also broke 80, as he finished with a 79.

Josh Green and Mark Postupack fired 81s to round out the scoring for the locals.

Marian 318, Pottsville 351

MARIAN

Tamaqua man hurt in cycle crash

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Seth W. Valentine, 32, of 323 Washington St., Tamaqua, was injured in a motorcycle accident Aug. 25 at 8:30 p.m. on Route 248 eastbound in Bowmanstown Borough.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said he was transported by helicopter to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

The accident happened in the area before Route 895. Police did not report any details of the accident, except to say Valentine was operating a 2003 black Suzuki GSX motorcycle.

2012's Concourse Club of Palmerton's Art and Photography Show needs artists and photographers

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Venita Horinko, standing, is the chairwoman of the Concourse Club of Palmerton's Annual Palmerton Community Festival Art and Photography Show. She and Margaret Kuhet, Concourse Club's chairwoman of publicity, invite artists and photographers to enter and invite everyone else to come to the show where some lucky people can win these beautiful prizes.
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Venita Horinko, standing, is the chairwoman of the Concourse Club of Palmerton's Annual Palmerton Community Festival Art and Photography Show. She and Margaret Kuhet, Concourse Club's chairwoman of publicity, invite artists and photographers to enter and invite everyone else to come to the show where some lucky people can win these beautiful prizes.

The Concourse Club of Palmerton's Annual Palmerton Community Festival Art and Photography Show is in need of artists' and photographers' work to make it a success.

The event will coincide with the Palmerton Community Festival.

The Art and Photography Show will be held Saturday, Sept. 8, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9 from 1-4 p.m. at St. John Neumann School at Third and Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton.

There are category divisions for youth and adults, which include all media paintings and black/white and color photographs.

Man given jail term for bomb threat; others enter pleas

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

A Montgomery County man was given a county prison term on Tuesday afternoon in Carbon County court after pleading guilty to a bomb threat and related count. He was one of 16 defendants in pending cases to enter a guilty plea before Judge Joseph J. Matika.

Kidder incident

Timothy Francis Duggan Jr., 29, of Norristown, was sentenced to serve six to 12 months on charges of bomb threat and false alarms. He was arrested by Kidder Township police for phoning in a bomb threat to the Boulder View Tavern, Lake Harmony, on March 24.

Class reunion

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

LAHS Class of 1967

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1967 is having its 45-year class reunion on Saturday, Oct. 13 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, beginning with a cocktail hour at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations are due by Sept. 22.

If more information is needed by any class members, call Loren at (610) 826-2397 or LaRae at (570) 386-2108.

No one injured in Monroe crash

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

No one was hurt in a one-vehicle crash Aug. 26 at 12:04 a.m. on Weir Lake Road (State Route 3013) in Ross Township, Monroe County.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said Michael N. Chlopik, 27, of Kunkletown, was driving a 2003 Hyundai Tiburon north on the road when it traveled off the roadway and struck a boulder.

Police said the driver will be cited.

Breininger completes Navy basic training

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Navy Seaman Apprentice Colton C. Breininger, son of Teresa M. Breininger of Germansville, and Chris C. Breininger, of Germansville, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.

During the eight-week program, Breininger completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. An emphasis was also placed on physical fitness.

LCCC, CCTI begin partnership to bring non-credit courses

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Lehigh Carbon Community College and Carbon Career & Technical Institute have began a partnership to bring non-credit courses to the Carbon County area this fall.

Barbara Platt, continuing education coordinator for LCCC, explained that the partnership began after CCTI opened its new facility for classes through the college.

"I went over and took a tour and was very impressed with the classrooms, studios and entire layout," Platt said of CCTI, located in Jim Thorpe.

Northern Lehigh news

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Antique/Collector Car Show

The Slatington Lions Club will hold its 24th annual Antique/Collector Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 2, at the Slatington Airport along State Route 873. The rain date is Monday, Sept. 3.

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.

Registration of cars is from 9 a.m. to noon.

The first 200 preregistered cars will receive a custom dash plaque, while the first 150 preregistered will receive a special participation award.