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October 2012

Tigers fall to powerful Becahi

Monday, October 29, 2012

Last year at this time there was no Northwestern Lehigh girls volleyball team.

The Lady Tigers played their first district playoff game on Friday, and won it.

Their prize was a matchup the next day against top-seeded Bethlehem Catholic. The Golden Hawks dispatched the Tigers in three games, 25-10, 25-13, 25-15 in a District 11 Class AA quarterfinal match.

Here she comes!

Monday, October 29, 2012
'AP PHOTO Sand bags protect an entrance of the New York Stock Exchange this morning.
'AP PHOTO Sand bags protect an entrance of the New York Stock Exchange this morning.

East Coast grinds to a halt as superstorm nears

NEW YORK (AP) – Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard's largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water up to 11 feet tall.

Preparing for the worst

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

Michelle Kisner of Tamaqua fills the trunk of her car with groceries. She said she bought extra groceries since her kids are home due to today's school cancellations.

Nesquehoning man charged

Monday, October 29, 2012

A Nesquehoning man has been charged with stealing the Visa card of a borough woman and using it to make a cash withdrawal.

Ricky Alex Williams, 22, of 353 E. Catawissa St., has been charged by Chief Sean Smith wtih identity theft, access device fraud (two counts), theft, and receiving stolen property.

Police charged that Williams took the credit card of Edna Newman, reported to be his grandmother, and used it to withdraw $250 without her permission.

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.

GUARD

Saturday, October 27, 2012

West Penn Fire Company Chief Dennis Fritzinger Jr. gives the word, and volunteer firefighters Connor Evans, Emily Pratka and Steven Troxell pull complicated equipment from the back of a fire truck, place it gently on a tarp and, working as a team, assemble it, all within a minute or so.

Not bad for three teenagers.

Connor, 17; Emily, 15; and Steven, 17, are junior firefighters, young people who are learning the ropes, supporting their fire companies and are the advance guard of a new generation of emergency responders.

To Fritzinger, they invaluable.

Jamboree and motorcycle ride for Jamie Folweiler this Sunday

Saturday, October 27, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Pictured is Jamie Folweiler in July 2010 holding a proclamation reaffirming the borough's commitment to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act on the 20th anniversary of the enactment of ADA.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Pictured is Jamie Folweiler in July 2010 holding a proclamation reaffirming the borough's commitment to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act on the 20th anniversary of the enactment of ADA.

August 9th started like any other day for Tamaqua resident Jamie Folweiler.

Little did he know it was to be the start of a very difficult journey.

After a kidney and bladder infection had put him out of commission for a number of weeks, he was admitted to Gnaden Huetten Hospital because the infections had entered his blood stream.

Unexpected joy

Saturday, October 27, 2012

By KAREN CIMMS

kcimms@tnonline.com

Some of the greatest gifts we can ever receive, are often a reflection of our own efforts.

A couple years ago, my granddaughter dressed as Cinderella for Halloween. My daughter Margaux bought her the dress, but created the rest of her ensemble, so that Gabby looked as much like the Disney princess as was humanly possible.

For Gabby, it was truly magic.

The novice witch

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dear Editor:

Hallo! Hallo! So sorry I'm late

I tried to find you but missed your gate.

I flew quite fast across the moon

Then I hit a tree and broke my broom.

The cat fell off and is lost in the corn.

My hat is bent and my cape is torn.

I had to walk throughout the night

As you can see I'm a sorry sight.

I'm missing a shoe but I saved my sack

While I'm limping along with a "crick" in my back.

Inside the sack are my treats for you

Frogs, snails and tails and some witches brew.

Happy Halloween!

Irish faces stiff test with Sooners

Saturday, October 27, 2012

After shaking off a miserable performance in the first half, Notre Dame settle in in the second half last week and grounded up a 17-14 win over upset minded BYU.

It was a game many Irish fans felt was ripe for ND being upset. The Irish showed signs of a letdown from the hard-fought Stanford game the week before, and perhaps were looking ahead to tonight's Oklahoma game. But whatever head coach Brian Kelly told them at half time, or the players themselves told each other, it worked.

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