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October 2012

Nesquehoning garbage schedule

Monday, October 29, 2012

Due to the forecast weather, garbage collection normally scheduled for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be pushed back and will be collected beginning Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

'Edgar Allan Poe' pays late night visit to the Rex House

Monday, October 29, 2012
JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pumpkin luminaries light Race Street in anticipation of the arrival of Edgar Allan Poe.
JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pumpkin luminaries light Race Street in anticipation of the arrival of Edgar Allan Poe.

As the ticking of the clock approached midnight, a well-known and long dead literary figure appeared on historic Race Street in Jim Thorpe. Elaborately carved jack-o-lanterns lined the alley as Edgar Allan Poe made his way to the Rex House at 29 Race St., for a midnight reading of "The Raven."

Sitting in the drawing room of the Rex House, which is the home of local artist David Watkins Price, the author gave a frightening rendition of his epic poem.

Safe driving in the storm

Monday, October 29, 2012

State department of Transportation spokesman Ron Young said that"PennDOT has made preparations for Hurricane Sandy. On Friday, there was a statewide web-based conference call with PennDOT (and all of its eleven engineering districts), other state agencies, and the state's contracted weather service vendor."

All state resources are available to respond, and all essential employees are 'on call'.

Calm before the storm

Monday, October 29, 2012
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

A lone beachcomber uses a metal detector to explore beaches at Tuscarora State Park on Sunday after the 65-ft.-deep lake was lowered six feet to reclaim eroded sand. Park officials indicated that the partially-open water release valve that was used to lower the dam will now be turned fully closed to allow for flood control in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy's dangerous four-day rainfall expected to begin today.

Bulldogs eliminated by So. Lehigh

Monday, October 29, 2012
Bulldogs eliminated by So. Lehigh
Copyright 2012

EMMAUS – Kristen Moisey was exactly where she was supposed to be. Because she was, Southern Lehigh is exactly where it's supposed to be as well.

After nearly 50 minutes of scoreless play, Moisey's follow up shot from in front of the net lifted the Spartans to a 1-0 victory over Northern Lehigh in the semifinal round of the District 11 Class AA field hockey playoffs on Saturday.

Thorpe holds 18th Halloween Parade

Monday, October 29, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Girl Scout Troop 34289 proudly show off their costumes in their float themed, "Disco Brownies." The troop took 3rd place in the Float category.
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Girl Scout Troop 34289 proudly show off their costumes in their float themed, "Disco Brownies." The troop took 3rd place in the Float category.

The 18th Annual Jim Thorpe Halloween Parade was held Saturday.

More than 20 floats and groups marched in the parade this year. The Jim Thorpe Lions Club, who organizes and sponsors the parade, announced winners in two categories: Groups and Floats. The awards were given out at the Jim Thorpe Area High School where parade participants were treated to hot dogs, drinks and candy.

PPL crews preparing for a bad storm

Monday, October 29, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

PPL crews are expected to be out in force over the next few days battling power outages throughout eastern Pennsylvania. Pictured is PPL crews responding to a power outage Saturday in Tamaqua.

Carbon man cited in Schuylkill

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Carbon County resident was cited for an incident in Schuylkill County. State police at Frackville said the incident occurred about 4:40 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, at the residence of Pamela Lynn Keiser, 30, of 6 Third St., Kelayres, Kline Township.

Troopers said Keiser and Josh Frank Christman, 30, of Weissport, had a verbal argument over Keiser receiving free drinks from another male at a Halloween party the two were attending.

Reception, booksigning in Palmerton

Monday, October 29, 2012

1st Northern Bank in Palmerton will hold a reception and book signing for local artist, Mary Kocher. Mary is well known for her paintings of historical buildings in Palmerton and surrounding areas. She has recently published a retrospective of her work. Bring your own copy of the book along, and Mary will personalize it for you. Books will also be available for purchase. The reception will be Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m. in the bank lobby at 4th and Lafayette, Palmerton. There is no admission charge and refreshments will be served. Call (610) 826-7285 for information.

ACC sweeps Panther Vy.

Monday, October 29, 2012
bob ford/times news Panther Valley's Jamey Mikovich goes up to block an Allentown Central Catholic hit.
bob ford/times news Panther Valley's Jamey Mikovich goes up to block an Allentown Central Catholic hit.

The Panther Valley girls volleyball team came up short against Allentown Central Catholic in the quarterfinal round of the PIAA District 11 playoffs Saturday, losing in straight sets 25-10, 25-14, 25-9.

Panther Valley came in as the seventh-seed against a Central Catholic team that was seeded second in the tournament. Central lived up to that seeding, jumping out to big leads in all three games.

Palmerton Police Log

Monday, October 29, 2012

Disorderly conduct

Kelly Schroeter, 40, of 939 Mauch Chunk Road, Apt. 6, Palmerton, was cited for disorderly conduct. The violation occurred on Oct. 5 at 3:28 a.m. at the above address.Harassment

David Washburn Jr., 22, of 607 Lafayette Avenue, Palmerton, was cited for harassment. The violation occurred on Oct. 15 at 4:54 p.m. in the 600 block of Lafayette Avenue.

Speeding

Jeffrey Hosier, 44, of 316 Bridge Street, Weissport, was cited for speeding. The violation occurred on Oct. 16 at 5:15 a.m. on SR248 east.

Meet the candidates

Monday, October 29, 2012

The Eastern Schuylkill Republican Committee will hold a "Meet the Candidates Night" on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m. Tamaqua Community Center.

State Sen. Dave Argall, Rep. Jerry Knowles and Schuylkill County Chairman Gary Bender will be in attendance. A dessert reception will be held following the meeting.

Car crashes into ditch in Walker Township

Monday, October 29, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Walker Township/New England Fire Companies responded to Meadow Lane in Walker Township around noon Sunday after a young man overshot a curve in the road and crashed his vehicle into a ditch. No information was available from state police as of press time. Tamaqua Ambulance also responded and treated the man for minor injuries.

Fall at Onoko injures Lehighton teen

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Larry Neff/special to the times news An injured Lehighton teen is carried by rescuers after his fall while hiking at Glen Onoko.
Larry Neff/special to the times news An injured Lehighton teen is carried by rescuers after his fall while hiking at Glen Onoko.

A Lehighton teenager was seriously injured Friday afternoon after he fell over 100 feet at Glen Onoko Falls just north of Jim Thorpe.

Joshua Eremus, 18, was hiking with a friend when he fell.

After the initial call was received about an incident at the second falls, fire fighters from Jim Thorpe, Nesquehoning and Lehighton responded to the call.

The rescue operation took about three hours to complete.

Lehighton paramedics treated Ereums at the scene before he was lifeflighted to Lehigh Valley Hospital Trauma Center in Allentown.

47 percent do not pay taxes

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dear Editor:

Over the past several weeks, we have been bombarded by the media with the claim that 47 Percent of Americans that do not pay taxes. I sat back and gave this a significant amount of thought. I hope you do the same as you read this article.

The press has painted this quote in the most negative aspect. But think about this. When you and I started to work many years ago, we were asked to the amount of tax withholding we wanted from our pay check. This was to reduce the amount of income tax we paid and to increase our take home pay.

Bears stage huge comeback

Saturday, October 27, 2012

DINGMANS FERRY – Down 21-6 and not playing very good football heading into halftime, it looked as if Pleasant Valley's outright title hopes would disappear into the mountain air.

As it turned out, the break and a chance for a restart couldn't have come at a better time for the Bears.

Pleasant Valley rebounded from a terrible first half to score 24 unanswered points and knocked off Mountain Valley Conference foe East Stroudsburg North, 30-21. The victory means that the Bears will play for the MVC championship next week at Stroudsburg.

Thoughts

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Trick or Treating was an exact science for us when we were kids. On the day before Halloween we visited all the homes in town. Then, on Halloween night, we frequented all the bars, more than two dozen of them in Coaldale where I grew up.

Thinking for themselves

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dear Editor:

It would be nice if we readers had the same amount of space as your so-called political spouters of what they want the readers to believe.

Your newspaper can advise some - but not ALL of us on what they think. Some of your readers actually have a brain and can find out without their advise on what is really going on in the world without their slanted opinions.

AN INDEPENDENT THINKER

Sarah Quinn

Towamensing

PGC provides online maps

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Pennsylvania Game Commission personnel have developed and posted an online listing of maps that depict roads opened seasonally to provide hunters and trappers greater access into interior portions of State Game Lands.

"These roads are opened to provide hunters and trappers better access to the State Game Lands system, which is a priority for the agency," PGC executive director Carl Roe said. "Statewide, we have more than 400 miles of seasonally-opened roads on State Game Lands.

ON THIS DATE

Saturday, October 27, 2012

October 27, 1984 Rick Marsilio scores one touchdown and throws for another to help Marian earn a 21-12 victory over Hazleton. Marsilio tosses a 25-yard scoring pass to Trevor Lawrence to open the scoring in the second quarter. Later in the frame Marsilio scoops up a fumble and races 25 yards to the end zone. Dave Houser, who carries 28 times for 134 yards, adds the final Colt score when he reaches paydirt from 10 yards out. Marian, coached by Stan Dick, also receives an interception from Lawrence and a pair of sacks from Steve Baranko.

Tigers advance

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Northwestern volleyball achieved another milestone for the program by defeating North Schuylkill in the first round of the District 11 playoffs, 18-25, 25-21, 25-17, 24-26, 15-10. The win marks the first District playoff victory for the Tigers volleyball program.

After dropping the first set and falling behind early in the second, coach Hufnagle took a timeout. The timeout provided a spark for the Tigers, as they came back to win the set and also win the third.

Clarke steps up big for Bangor to beat NW

Saturday, October 27, 2012

BANGOR - In preseason Michael Clarke was planning to be Bangor's starting tailback. When Phil Vass was moved from wide receiver to the backfield, Clarke became the back up.

It's worked out well for the Slaters. Vass leads the Colonial League in rushing.

When Vass went down with an ankle injury Friday night, Clarke took the opportunity to shine, running for a career high 185 yards and four touchdowns in a 46-14 win over Northwestern.

Blue Raiders maul Miners

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Jordon Flexer/Flexer Photography Tamaqua's Tyler Hope (27) struggles for extra yardage as Minersville's Ryan King (7)tries to bring him down.
Jordon Flexer/Flexer Photography Tamaqua's Tyler Hope (27) struggles for extra yardage as Minersville's Ryan King (7)tries to bring him down.

It would have been easy for Tamaqua to be caught looking ahead the last few of weeks.

Instead, the Blue Raiders stayed focused and took care of business.

Because they did, there's even more to look ahead to now.

Friday night, Tamaqua remained unbeaten with a 49-0 mercy-rule mauling of Minersville. Since moving into the Anthracite Football League driver's seat with a week six victory over North Schuylkill, Tamaqua has now outscored its last three opponents 122-6.

That sets up a week 10 showdown between the Raiders and once-beaten archrival Marian.

There's no discipline

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dear Editor:

News is news! But this is too much

All you hear!

People are being robbed!

People are getting shot or stabbed !

Churches schools and other property is being vandalized!

Schools seeing too much bullying!

The elderly treated like dirt there is no respect!

Who's to blame? We are !!

We turned the discipline over to the bleeding hearts that say if you discipline your kid you can get locked up.

These things didn't happen years ago.

Then when kids got out of line parents put them in their place.

Care Net clients find seasons of change

Saturday, October 27, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Taking part in the Care Net of Carbon County program were, from left, Laura and Tim Snyder of New Ringgold holding Jacob, (Laura) and Nathan (Tim), clients; Susan DeMara, center director; Debbie Balch, administrative assistant and banquet coordinator; Travis Zimmerman, Angela Zimmerman holding Jacob Zimmerman of Lehighton, clients; and Marie and Joe Courtney of New Ringgold, volunteer counselors.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Taking part in the Care Net of Carbon County program were, from left, Laura and Tim Snyder of New Ringgold holding Jacob, (Laura) and Nathan (Tim), clients; Susan DeMara, center director; Debbie Balch, administrative assistant and banquet coordinator; Travis Zimmerman, Angela Zimmerman holding Jacob Zimmerman of Lehighton, clients; and Marie and Joe Courtney of New Ringgold, volunteer counselors.

"Seasons of Change," was the theme of last week's 11th Annual Fundraising Banquet for Care Net of Carbon County held at Blue Mountain Community Church, Palmerton.

Why junior firefighters?

Saturday, October 27, 2012

·Allowing youth to gain insight and interest in becoming long-term members of the emergency services

·Increasing awareness among youth about volunteering and supporting the fire and emergency services

·Providing departments with additional help in accomplishing non-firefighting or non-emergency tasks

·Leadership development for America's youth, who are tomorrow's leaders

·Educating parents and mentors on the importance of encouraging volunteerism

Source: National Volunteer Fire Council

All kinds of pigs

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dear Editor:

Hold your nose, there are pigs everywhere and they are increasing daily by the thousands.

According to Wikipedia Encyclopedia they do not say how many different breeds there are, but they say there are 918.3 million pigs in the world as we speak. Well, I've got news for "Wiki." I have recent found more pigs!

Hearsay doesn't cut it

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dear Editor:

I'm responding to Mr. Scotty Morrison's article printed on the editorial page of your newspaper - "Time To Wake Up to Liberalism" on Oct. 13, 2012. Mr. Morrison's extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Hearsay simply doesn't cut it.

Mr. Morrison, you describe yourself as a concern, Christian conservative. You make reference to the Bible (in support of your article) and appear to be knowledgeable of its teachings.

No Header!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

QUICK HITTERS

The skinny: The Spartans tallied 29 first quarter points with a balanced attack before Panther Valley played them fairly evenly the rest of the way.

The offensive standout: For North Schuylkill, Ethan Motsney and Matt Gownley rushed for 120 yards and Dan McSurdy caught two TD passes for a combined 108 yards.

The defensive standout: The Spartan defense sacked PV quarterback Matt Levitt five times.

The turning point: After the Panthers closed a first half gap to 14-6, the Spartans scored 15 points in only two drives totaling three plays.

Eating, exercise affect kids in school

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Parents beware.

Cheese curls and soda can make your sons and daughters stupid. Cell phones and computers can do the same.

No, this isn't the intro to one of those oversensationalized health and fitness articles this column warns you about. It's probably the pronouncement you would've made had you read the same articles I've read over the last few months.

'We bad!'

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Jim:

In the 1942 classic film "Casablanca" the new Nazi in town asks Rick (Humphrey Bogart) if he could imagine German soldiers in New York City. Rick replies that there are some New York neighborhoods that the Third Reich would be well advised to steer clear of.