The Carbon County Democratic Committee would like to remind county residents of upcoming voter registration deadlines for this November's General Election. The election will be held on Tuesday, November 6 and any interested parties have until Tuesday, October 9 to register to vote. In addition to registering new voters, those interested in obtaining an absentee ballot have until Tuesday, October 30 to apply for a civilian absentee ballot.
Amber Reenock, 28, of 44 E. Water St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place at 44 E. Water St. on Sept. 10 at 7:16 p.m. Charges of two counts of simple assault and harassment were filed by Ofc. Joshua Tom.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:
Tom received a call about an active domestic at Reenock's address. The complainant was at a friend's house at 30 E. Abbott St. He arrived there and spoke with the complainant, Roxanne Reenock, who had red marks on her neck as if she had been choked.
BY MIKE FEIFEL
The end of the baseball and beginning of NFL seasons have been remarkable, and sometimes, not for the best reasons.
Rather than beating the negatives like the 'replacement referee' debacle to do death, I would like to focus on a couple of people – a pair of innovators – that really are the ones responsible for this excitement.
The two are Steve Sabol and, yes – dare I say Bud Selig.
Barry Schlier, 31, of 14 W. Bertsch St., Lansford, faces charges from an incident which took place on April 2. Charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property were filed by Officer Brian Horos.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:
At 2:10 p.m., April 2, Horos received a dispatch about a theft at 343 W. Abbott St. He arrived and was greeted by property owners Monique Orr and Merissa Zielinski. They said they had rented the house to Schlier and his paramour, Dana Lincovich, from May 1, 2011 to March 2012.
Rush Township police arrested a Wilkes-Barre man on an outstanding warrant last weekend.
Police came in contact with Troy A. Holtzer, 48, as a result of a traffic stop on Sept. 23. Holtzer was a passenger in the vehicle. A routine records check indicated that Holtzer was wanted by the Carbon County Adult Probation Office.
He was taken into custody, then released to officials from the probation office.
A Migration Fest will be held Saturday, Sept. 29; and Sunday, Sept. 30, at Lehigh Gap Nature Center, with be two days of nature-related programming.
All events are free except for the talk by Scott Weidensaul which requires registration and a fee.
On Saturday, Sept. 29, from 9 to 9:30 a.m., there will be a hawk identification program in the Osprey House followed by a trip to Bake Oven Knob; from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
Stephenie A. Lepera, Minersville, was granted a divorce from John A. Lepera, Pottsville. They were married Sept. 17, 2005.
Last day to register to be eligible to vote in the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 6, is Tuesday, Oct. 9; last day to apply for civilian absentee ballot is Tuesday, Oct. 30, and to date the election board has received requests for 943 applications; the last day to return voted civilian absentee ballots is Friday, Nov. 2 at 5 p.m., in the election bureau.
Lisabeth Kuklis, 23, is facing charges of possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia following an incident on Sept. 21.
The incident took place on State Game Lands, just off Taggertsville Road. Rush Township police, who filed the charges, did not list an address for Kuklis..
Michele Pompa, branch manager of M&T Bank, Carbon Plaza Mall, Lehighton, presented a $1,000 check to Bob Silliman, president of the Carbon County Fair to assist with improvements to the fair. From left are, Martha Moyer, fair director; Pompa; and Silliman.
Summit Hill Borough officials have announced significant progress has been made by the borough council in paying off loans the borough took out in recent years for major construction projects in the community.
In August, the council paid off a loan that was secured for the construction of a new borough garage for its maintenance department. Originally, the $200,000 loan was scheduled for full repayment on Dec. 16, 2014, but the council paid the $41,485.99 balance owed on it last month.
A Mahoning Township man who allegedly assaulted his wife and broke her jaw waived his criminal charges to Carbon County Court.
Matthew J. Schaffer, 35, of Lower Nis Hollow Drive, is facing charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, recklessly endangering another person, and harassment.
Individuals facing criminal charges are entitled to a preliminary hearing or can have the charges forwarded for trial at county court level.
The hearing had been scheduled yesterday before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe.
Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, will hold Service of the Word worship service at 9 a.m. The Rev. Carl G. Schweitzer will lead the service. Substitute clergy will preside during the pastoral vacancy. Coffee house fellowship follows.
A nursery will be available during the 9 a.m. worship service for children through age 6, staffed with an experienced caregiver who is trained in CPR and first aid and a youth volunteer.
Sunday School for children ages 3 through adults begins at 10:15.
Preliminary hearings scheduled yesterday for two individuals charged following a shooting incident in Lehighton were continued.
The shooting occurred at about 3:41 a.m. on Sept. 17 at an apartment in the 100 block of South First Street.
Anthony M. Chillari, 31, of South First Street, was shot in his right hand and thigh, allegedly while he was trying to take the gun from his ex-girlfriend, Eleanor Figuccio, who shared the same address.
Marian captured the Schuylkill League golf championship to highlight Wednesday scholastic sports action.
Marian-Pottsville-Blue Mountain-Mahanoy Area
Marian, the Schuylkill League Division 2 champion, knocked off Pottsville, Blue Mountain and Mahanoy Area to claim the 2012 Schuylkill League Team Championship at Blue Mountain Golf Course in Pine Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank R. Zlock of Tamaqua recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Sept. 22, 1962 at Trinity U.C.C., Tamaqua by the Rev. Joseph Miller.
Mrs. Zlock is the former Janice L. Wetterau, daughter of Helen Wetterau of Tamaqua, and the late Paul Wetterau.
Mr. Zlock is the son of the late Paul and Susan Zlock of Lansford.
The couple have two daughters, Janna Scheese, wife of David Scheese of Sinking Spring, Pa.; and Allison Valentine, wife of James Valentine of Lehighton.
Robin Tracey, environmental education specialist, at Tuscarora State Park, will be conducting a hike to the Silver Creek Fire Tower on Friday, Oct. 5. The hike will explore the mountain behind Locust Lake State Park. The hike is six miles in length and moderate in difficulty.
The pine stands and brush are perfect habitat for birds and other wildlife. Those planning to attend are asked to meet at the visitor parking lot of Locust Lake located before the contact station. Dogs are allowed for the hike. All pets must be leashed and get along with people and other pets.
Friday, September 22, 2006: That was the last time Marian started out a season with a 4-0 record.
Another date of significance for the Colts is Friday, September 26, 2008. That was the last time Marian defeated North Schuylkill.
Fast forward to the present where the Colts are 4-0 once again and heading into Frackville this Friday night to take on the Spartans.
State police at Frackville are investigating the theft of scrap metal from a Schuylkill County site.
Troopers said the metal was taken from a construction site off Moss Glen Road, in Schuylkill Township. Taken was eight iron excavator body panels and two iron screens. The items are the property of M&J Excavation, of Bloomsburg.
The theft occurred sometime between Sept. 21 and 25, troopers said. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.
Ross Township Community Day, held at the Van Buskirk-Haney Park on Anchorage Road in Saylorsburg, gets a little bigger and better each year, says Bernie Kozen, executive director of West End Parks and Open Space. This year there were 35 local vendors, organizations and non-profits that had displays. Leigh Cole and Dean Hornig were the entertainment. It is organized by Ross Township and the Ladies of Ross to promote community involvement, an opportunity to come out and meet neighbors, and learn about community organizations.
State police at Schuylkill Haven reported investigating a five-vehicle, rear-end crash along SR61 in North Manheim Township, Schuylkill County, that occurred about 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Troopers identified the drivers and vehicles as follows: Bernard A. Zaremba, 48, of Frackville, 2012 Toyota Camry; Tiffany M. Frantz, 17, of Saint Clair, 1999 Mercury Mystique; Christopher M. Thomas, 31, of Schuylkill Haven, 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe; Robert L. Antonni, 52, of Schuylkill Haven, 2008 Toyota Scion; and Terry L. Blatt, 42, of Auburn, 2004 Pontiac Vibe.
Look Good, Feel Better
The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 6-8 p.m., Oct. 1, at the ACS Office, 101 Frack St, Frackville.
The sessions are free and open to all female cancer patients actively undergoing cancer treatment.
During the sessions, trained cosmetologists will meet with patients to discuss ways of using makeup and accessories to minimize appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Look Good, Feel Better is offered in a group setting, providing participants with cancer education, information and support.
Pocono Mountain Regional police reported on two domestic incidents in which arrests were made.
On Sept. 19 about 10:37 p.m. police responded to 29 Holly Forest Road, in Mount Pocono, for a reported physical domestic incident.
On scene officers spoke with Katie Brown, 20. She was observed to have several injuries to her face.
She told officers that Tywain Preston, 19, of Mount Pocono, had attacked her. Brown was taken to the Pocono Medical Center, East Stroudsburg, for treatment.
Pleasant Valley at Wyomissing
WHEN: Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
RECORDS: Pleasant Valley 3-1 (3-0 Mountain Valley Conference); Wyomissing 4-0 (1-0 Berks Inter-County Conference)
LAST WEEK'S RESULTS: Pleasant Valley def. Lehighton 54-0; Wyomissing def. Blue Mountain 35-0.
PLEASANT VALLEY'S IMPACT PLAYERS: QB Brandon Leap (37-71-689-10TD pass, 20-110-TD rush**), RB Austyn Borre (50-616-8TD rush, 6-146-2TD rec**), WR Sekou Jones (11-176-TD rec**), WR Andrew Romeo (10-201-5TD rec**)
File for divorce
Susan Merkel, 467 Nichols St., Pottsville, started a divorce proceeding against Charles Merkel Jr., 838 Lizard Creek Drive, Andreas, West Penn Township. They were married Sept. 23, 1989.
Kim Novack Simmonds, 207 Market St., Tamaqua, filed suit for divorce from Willliam S. Simmonds, 106 Market St., Tamaqua. They were married Dec. 9, 2008.
Robin L. Greiner, Tower City, was granted a divorce from Edward J. Greiner, Pottsville. They were married Oct. 20, 2011.
Penn State Extension's West End Community Change Club will host a workshop aimed at ideas for increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables in meals on Monday, Nov. 2 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Western Pocono Community Library, Pilgrim Way, Brodheadsville.
As far as losses go, Friday night's 49-48 overtime heartbreaker against Panther Valley would probably have to rank among one of the toughest in Jim Thorpe coach Mark Rosenberger's career.
Anytime a team losses by a point in overtime, there are dozens of plays that a coach can replay over and over in his head that might have changed the outcome.
Do you or someone you know have diabetes?
Penn State Extension offices in Pike and Carbon County are offering free online Diabetes Life Lines newsletters, created by the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension. The newsletters are distributed six times a year, preferably via email to cut down on expenses.
To sign up for the newsletter, contact Penn State Extension in Pike County, 514 Broad St., Milford, (570) 296-3400 or e-mail PikeExt@psu.edu; or Penn State Extension in Carbon County, 529 Lentz Trail, Jim Thorpe, (570) 325-2788 or e-mail CarbonExt@psu.edu.
Living and Learning After 50
Diakon Living and Learning After 50 is offering a variety of educational classes designed for active adults interested in learning a new skill, enhancing a current interest or just finding ways to more fully enjoy life.
Classes focus on spiritual, educational, physical, social and emotional wellness and include topics such as computer skills, stress reduction, musical instruction, art and more.
All local sessions will be held at the Tamaqua Salvation Army,105 W. Broad St. in Tamaqua.