Playing around in a tree along North Railroad Street in Tamaqua are Merissa Smith, 11, left, and Savanna Alfaro, 10.
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.
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.
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 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.
East Penn Township
Richard T. Gabovitz to Kenneth L. Higgins, 210 Sassafras Road, Lehighton, property at 210 Sassafras Road, $1.
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.
Northwestern and Marian both scored wins on the links on Wednesday in high school golf matches.
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.
Cole Miller 69, Nick Vecillio 77, Zach Caruso 85, Eric Abercrombie 95, C. Kelson 99
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.
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.
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.
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Around 9 a.m. this morning, a tractor trailer struck a crosswalk sign and switch at the Five Points intersection in Tamaqua. The sign, now located directly next to the ramp leading into the M & T Bank, was moved further away from the curb after being destroyed by turning trucks. Black tire tracks could be seen as tractor trailers routinely drive 6 feet onto the sidewalk to make the turn from SR309 north onto PA209 east. Since the end of the Streetscape project, signs are hit once a week, on average.
Head coach Drew Benyo (25th season)
Assistant coaches Marie Rosahac
League Schuylkill League
Last year's record 6-3 overall (2-3 SL Division 1)
Key losses Kayla Susko, Erin Bucci, Caitlin Liscinski, Caitlin Henninger, Gabby Miller, Samantha Miller, Cara Williams
Key returnees Briana Gehres (Sr.), Rebecca Osborne (Sr.), Catherine Condly (Jr.), Courtney Capper (Jr.), Emily Ruffa (So.)
Others to watch Terry Loyd (Sr.), Taylor Tonelis (Jr.), Lindsey Capper (So.), Anna Marie Fiducia (So.)
The Department of Veterans Affairs will conduct a Patriot's Day memorial service on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 8:40 a.m. at the Josiah White Park in Jim Thorpe. All emergency services: fire, police and ambulance personnel, Veterans organizations, and the public are invited to attend.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 123 W. White St., Summit Hill will begin Sunday School classes on Sunday, Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. All area children ages 4 and up are welcome to attend.
The classes teach about the people of the Bible and living by God's word in daily life in addition to caring for all of God's creatures and the world around us.
The lessons are non-denominational and all children are invited to attend regardless of religious affiliation.
Three first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.
If a person successfully completes all conditions imposed by the court their record will be wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, the Commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.
Placed were the following:
The latest class of state-approved nurse aides has graduated from Carbon Career and Technical Institute's Adult Education program. The class celebrated with a ceremony Wednesday at Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Seated, from left to right, are: Jacki Kemmerer; Jarod Moses; Joy Ott; and Kaycie Reabold. Standing are Sindy Gonzalez-Rodriguez; Alyssa Bernardi; Nancy Doerr; Stephanie Kelhart; and Instructor Colleen Gooch, RN.
Attorney William Schwab (center) is celebrating 25 years as Lehighton Area School District Solicitor. Congratulating him on this milestone are (left to right) Lehighton Area School Board Member William J. Hill, Jr.; LASD Superintendent Jonathan J. Cleaver; School Board President Rocky Ahner; and School Board Vice President Hal Resh.
Monroe home was one target
Members of a violent robbery gang were sentenced to prison Wednesday for five armed home invasion robberies of business owners in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Maryland.
The incidents happened between October 2009 and April 2010.
In all of the robberies, the defendants assaulted the victims in their own homes. U.S. District Court Judge Legrome D. Davis sentenced four defendants Wednesday and one Tuesday. Three other defendants await sentencing and one defendant was sentenced in April.
August 30, 1949
August 30, 1949 Summit Hill bats around in the first inning, scoring six times, and goes on to post a 12-3 win over Coaldale in the opening game of the Panther Valley League finals. Bonetsky leads the offensive attack with three hits and two runs scored. Vince Lisella also contributes three hits and a run, while George Keister finishes with two hits and a pair of runs. Sarabok, who adds a two-run double, earns the pitching win, and "Monk" Robin chips in with two hits.
First Congregational Church
Morning Worship will be held at First Congregational Church, Ruddle Street, at 9 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m.
Nursing home services will be conducted Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 11 a.m. at St. Luke's, Coaldale, and 1:30 p.m. at MapleShade, Nesquehoning.
Morning Worship and Sunday School will take place at 9 and 10 a.m., respectively, on Sunday, Sept. 9.
The church board will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10.
Standing about 15 feet high, this large Holland-style windmill located along Lofty Road in Kline Township is hard to miss. Van Hoekelen Greenhouses, Inc., put this up recently to replace the old one, which was about half as high. Employees stated that the main part of the working windmill was shipped from Holland.
Penn Forest Township Municipal Building, located at 2010 State Route 903, Jim Thorpe, will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 for Labor Day, however, the Transfer Station will be open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
The municipal building will also be closed on Wednesday through Friday, Sept. 5-7 for staff training. The building inspector's office hours will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and the zoning officer's office hours will be Tuesday, Sept. 4, from 1-4 p.m.
August 29, 2003
August 29, 2003 Dan Flizack completes 7-of-8 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown to help Jim Thorpe open its football season with a 28-0 win over Tamaqua. Flizack hits Jason Figura for an 85-yard scoring strike for the game's first TD. Figura, who also hits the end zone on a 12-yard run, finishes with five catches for 157 yards and runs for 74 yards. Flizack adds a 16-yard scoring run while Justin Young provides the other Olympian tally.
Jurors returned verdicts in three criminal trials held in Schuylkill County court and in a fourth case the defendant waived a jury trial and pleaded guilty.
Erik S. Miller, 33, of 321 E. Lloyd St., Shenandoah, was found guilty of two counts of possession of a controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia but was found not guilty of possession of a small amount of marijuana and three counts of delivery of a controlled substance.
Enrique Oerez, 29, of 189 Glade Drive, Long Pond, was injured in a motorcycle crash Aug. 25 at 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of Route 209 and Stable Road in Towamensing Township.
State police at the Lehighton barracks did not report any details of the crash, except to say he was driving a 2003 red Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle that crashed. The victim was transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.
The Towamensing Township Fire Department and Palmerton Ambulance assisted police at the scene.
More than 48 tractors were on display recently during the first ever Tractor Day held at the Heisler's Dairy Bar in Lewistown Valley (Tamaqua).
The free event, hosted by The Grange No. 1369, was held to gain public interested in agriculture and consisted of all makes, models and years of restored and field-ready tractors.
A Nesquehoning man has been charged with assault and related offenses involving a 12-year-old boy.
Borough police officer Timothy Wuttke has charged Michael David Gonzales, 28, whose address is listed at 116 W. High St., with one count each of endangering the welfare of children, terroristic threats, attempted simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and harassment.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife Ann from their national convention stage as the "man American needs" and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against President Barack Obama.
The hall erupted in cheers when Romney strolled on stage and shared a hug and kiss with his wife of more than 40 years.
Is the Ninth Street Bridge in Lehighton slipping into more serious deterioration?
At least one member of Lehighton Borough Council believes it is.
Scott Rehrig, vice president of the council, told the council, "The bridge is dropping some more."
Rehrig urged that a letter be sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation asking if it knows when repairs to the bridge will occur.
He said the bridge is used by school buses as well as truck traffic and he has concerns about safety.
The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Sept. 1. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.
Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need brown grocery-size paper bags.