Seneca Road is closed in Mahoning Township after high winds felled this tree along with power lines early Tuesday morning. Seneca road runs between SR443 and SR902.
Jim Thorpe students recently paid for a chance to throw a pie at head football coach Mark Rosenberger, assistant coach Mike McGonigal or athletic director Dustin McAndrew. The money raised from the pep rally will help the family of Khaaliq Lynch, a junior wide receiver who was injured in an automobile accident in September, with medical expenses incurred during Lynch's injury.
State police at Lehighton reported the results of roving DUI patrols conducted over the past weekend.
Troopers said five motorists were arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) or alcohol or a controlled substance. Additionally there 12 motorists were drinking but released after passing field sobriety tests.
There were 18 citations issued and two other motorists were cited for possession of a controlled substance.
October 30, 1998 Brad Walters carries 16 times for 210 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help lead Northern Lehigh to a 42-7 win over host Catasauqua. The victory gives the Bulldogs, coached by Jim Tkach, at least a share of the Colonial League championship. Walters reaches the end zone on runs of 45 and 35 yards while Ryan Van Norman adds two TD runs of 10 and 28 yards. Nolehi also receives scores from Steve Hluschak (on the tail end of a hook and lateral) and Sam Frame (11-yard run).
Since the Nesquehoning Lions Club sold its meeting building and can't distribute Halloween goodies, members decided to take their project to the children. More than 800 students at Panther Valley Elementary School received Halloween Safety Bags from the Lions Club. Pictured representing the classes are, front, from left, Molly Flynn and Hilary Shreffler. Next row, Andrew Prim, Antonio Perilli, and Matthew Santore. Back, Nesquehoning Lions/Lioness members Bruce Nalesnik, Holly Ellis-Williams, and Helen Applegate.
DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc., to Antoinette Strohl, 622 Franklin St., Bowmanstown, property at 622 Franklin St., $59,500.
Kenneth C. Volkert to Travis Lindenmoyer, 230 Pine Top Drive, Lehighton, property at 230 Pine Top Drive, $200,000.
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Joseph E. Brletich II, West Chester, property at A3 Route 903, Lake Harmony, $98,900.
Richard J. Lake to Pocono Realty Holdings, LLC, Fort Washington, Lot 14, Jonathan Point, Phase 1B, $204,787.28.
Two male juveniles have been charged with setting three homes on fire in Monroe County.
Pocono Mountain Regional police said the two have been charged in connection with arson fires at 6080 Boardwalk Drive and 6070 Boardwalk Drive, both which occurred on Oct. 25 and at the same time. A third fire at 6246 Park Place, occurred on Oct. 24. In all three fires the ruling was that they were deliberately set.
Tonight's Meet the Candidate event at 7 p.m. at the Tamaqua Community Center with Senator Dave Argall and Representative Jerry Knowles has been cancelled.
Announcement has been made of the engagement of Angela Martino, daughter of Michael and Amy Martino of Brookville, Ind., and Christopher Kweder, son of Jack and Peggy Kweder of Nesquehoning.
The bride-to-be earned a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Pittsburgh. She is employed by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., as a research nurse specialist.
About two dozen kids and their family members were treated to a Halloween party over the weekend during the Panther Valley's annual Children's Halloween party held at the library. Kimberly Cimerol, 11, receives a cup of orange punch from Panther Valley library volunteer Dawn Neyer.
Three area men were among 12 defendants who had criminal charges brought against them dismissed in Schuylkill Count\y court on motions by District Attorney Karen Noon Byrnes to nolle prosequi (a formal motion of abandonment or prosecution of all or parts of a an action). However, the court ordered all costs to be paid by the defendants.
Daniel and Linda DeCindio of Tuscarora have announced the engagement of their daughter, Arlene Lynn DeCindio, to Kevin Patrick Roy, son of Walter and Jeannie Roy of Hampstead, Md.
The bride-to-be is a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School and the U.S. Naval Academy. Currently on active duty with the U.S. Navy, she is stationed in Virginia.
Her fiance is a graduate of Hereford High School in Maryland. Also a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he is currently stationed in Florida.
The couple is planning a June 2013 wedding.
Everything happened with "Hurricane Sandy" as predicted: High winds, heavy rain, power outages.
The power outages appear to be the most perplexing situation for the superstorm. Otherwise, in general, the area was spared major damage.
"There's not the damage we could have had," said Palmerton Borough manager Roger Danielson in assessing the borough's situation this morning, following the overnight impact of the storm.
He said of problems in Palmerton, "By and large it's not too bad as a community as a whole."
"Reflections A History of Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church," a historical account of the Lehighton church, has been documented in a hardbound, keepsake book. The compilation features historical events and documents of the church, which is located on North Street, from 1894 to the present, including stained glass windows reflecting generations of pastors, missionary outreach, educational and musical programs.
For more information or to order a copy of the book, call Sandra at (570) 386-5970 before Nov. 5.
Still a very rough time ahead in Mid-Atlantic
While the extent of Hurricane Sandy's vast devastation won't be known for days, her place in history will always be accompanied with words like "unprecedented" and "once in a lifetime event."
Forget Sandy's category 1 designation. After hearing the relentless winds and driving rains pounding our homes last night and seeing all the downed trees and debris littering area roads and property this morning, we all now have a better idea of what it's like to live through a full-blown hurricane.
Last week crews at Tuscarora State Park plowed tons of sand back up to the beach after it had receded into the water over time. The task was part of a sand reclamation project to restore beaches. Today, park officials are hoping that heavy, driving rains of Hurricane Sandy and resulting run-off won't wash the sand back into the lake, negating the good done over the past several days.
Hurricane Sandy's powerful winds toppled this huge tree along Ashtown Road in Lehighton. If you look closely enough, you'll see a crushed pickup truck underneath the tree.
Family Promise will host a Thanksgiving Dinner from noon until 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 23 at St. John's Church, 826 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton.
The meal will include turkey, filling, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, roll and butter, salad, dessert and a beverage.
For more information, call (570) 386-9960.
Strong winds caused even the largest trees to snap like a twig, as is pictured here along Zion Stone Church Road in West Penn. West Penn firefighters, police and fire police were out cutting trees and controlling traffic through the township.
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford W. Shaffer Jr. recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married on Oct. 6, 1962 by the late Rev. Harold Engle in the Trinity Lutheran Church in Lehighton.
Mrs. Shaffer is the former Corine Ockenhouse, daughter of the late Kenneth and Carrie Ockenhouse. Her husband is the son of the late Clifford and Pearl Shaffer.
Prior to retiring, Mr. Shaffer was employed by the Bethlehem Steel Company, Bethlehem. Mrs. Shaffer was employed by Maria Rose Company of Palmerton.
Catholic parishioners at churches throughout the Diocese of Allentown listened to a special request from His Excellency Most Rev. John O. Barres, Bishop of Allentown during the Year of Faith Weekend.
"I am asking you and every active Catholic in the Diocese of Allentown to invite one inactive Catholic back to Mass during the Year of Faith," the bishop said. "I am asking young active Catholic families to invite young inactive Catholic families back to Mass. This is a very practical step of the evangelization and it could have incredible results."
Volunteers with the Tamaqua Salvation Army have opened the doors to the center, providing meals, activities and electricity to those in need. "We have opened the center to the public," said Major Sharon
Carbon Co. Head Start: CLOSED Today and Tomorrow
Carbon CTI: CLOSED Today and Tomorrow
Jim Thorpe Area: CLOSED Today and Tomorrow
Lehigh Career/Tech. Inst.: CLOSED Today
Lehigh Comm. College: CLOSED Today; CLASSES CANCELLED AT ALL SITES
Lehighton Area: CLOSED Today and Tomorrow
Lincoln Tech Institute: CLOSED Today
Mahanoy Area: CLOSED Today
Marian Catholic, Hometown: CLOSED Today
McAdoo Catholic: CLOSED Today and Tomorrow
McCann Sch. Bus./Pottsville: CLOSED Today; NO DAY/EVENING CLASSES; STAFF SHOULD NOT REPORT
Scoring wins the game, but if passing the ball toward the opponent's circle fails, then the result will most likely be no scoring at all.
This was the Lehighton Lady Indians' dilemma on Saturday afternoon when they lost a District 11 Class AA semifinal playoff game to Moravian Academy by a score of 2-0.
"We were dribbling too much instead of working down the field to get in position to score," said Lehighton coach Lamar Long. "We have had trouble scoring all year and today we just did not create enough opportunities."
Due to the dangerous wind speeds associated with Hurricane Sandy, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) have temporarily reduced the speed limit to 45 mph and restrict certain types of vehicles on some southeast Pa. roadways.
PennDOT is urging motorists to avoid unnecessary travel but those who must head out will see speeds reduced to 45 mph on the following highways:
Ÿ Interstate 76 in Philadelphia and Montgomery counties;
Ÿ Interstate 95 in Philadelphia, Bucks and Delaware counties;
Hurricane Sandy is churning up the east coast, aiming high winds and at least four inches of heavy rain at our area. The looming hybrid storm has closed schools and emptied stores of bottled water, staple foods and generators.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects tropical storm conditions to hit the Carbon County area today, bringing up to an inch of rain and 35-45 mph winds, with gusts up to 55 mph. The winds will increase tonight to 45-55 mph, with gusts of up to 70 mph., along with another one to two inches of rain.
A Tamaqua area community-wide pep rally will be staged Thursday, November 1, from 7:30-9 p.m. at the Five Points fountain at Depot Square Park in support of the Tamaqua Area High School Blue Raiders football team.
The event is being coordinated by volunteers of the Tamaqua Area Football Boosters Association.
Massive power outages are likely to leave many East Coast residents in the dark, as Hurricane Sandy's winds are forecast to affect residents within a 500-mile radius beginning as early as tonight. The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety http://disastersafety.org/ (IBHS) offers the following guidance about the safe use of portable generators.
Over 360 homes in Tamaqua and areas west of Tamaqua were without power late Saturday afternoon for about 45 minutes after a squirrel chewed through a power line at a electric switch located at the intersection of Swatara and Lafayette Street in Tamaqua. PPL workers responded quickly and removed the burnt squirrel. Tamaqua Fire Police directed traffic at lighted intersections without power.