December 28, 2005 Jon Wells scores a team-high 14 points to help Palmerton gain a 60-49 victory over Northern Lehigh in the championship game of the Slatington Rotary Classic. The Blue Bombers, coached by Brian Minnich, use a 12-0 run in the second quarter to turn a deficit into a halftime lead. Wells tallies six points in the third frame as Palmerton increases its advantage. Zach Heller aids the winning cause with 13 points while Jim Parsons chips in with eight.
Navy Airman Ryan S. Papanek, son of Debra Sullivan of Coaldale and Steven Papanek, of Rockville, Md., along with nearly 12,000 past and current crewmembers, family and friends attended the inactivation of aircraft carrier USS Enterprise (CVN 65).
Enterprise, the world's first nuclear powered aircraft carrier, recently completed its 25th and final deployment and returned to its homeport of Naval Station Norfolk for a scheduled inactivation, held prior to the ship's terminal offload program and subsequent decommissioning.
Firefighters and members of the Citizen's Fire Company of Tamaqua went out of their way to help kids this Christmas by selling many paper trains in support of the Schuylkill Carbon Marine Corps League's Toys For Tots campaign. Pictured from left are Citizen's Fire Company member Dot Gulla, firefighter Brad Sanders and SCMCL member John Suzadail.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Some things that stirred much political discussion in Pennsylvania in 2012 did not materialize a photo ID requirement for voters, legislative redistricting, a high-profile role for the state in the presidential race.
But there was hardly a drought of statewide political news.
Democratic newcomer Kathleen Kane was elected attorney general, ending voters' 32-year-old habit of exclusively choosing Republican men as Pennsylvania's chief legal officer. She is the first woman elected to the post since it became an elective office in 1980.
The Rev. Jim Cavallero will officiate at the 10:45 a.m. worship service this Sunday in First United Methodist Church. The service will include a hymn sing and a children's message offered by Marge Kropp.
Activities for next week will include: Wednesday, chancel choir rehearses at 7 p.m.; Thursday, trustees meet at 6 p.m., administrative council meets at 7 p.m.
St. Peter's Union
Coaldale residents are reminded the final day for paying 2012 real estate taxes before they are deemed delinquent is Dec. 31. Postmarks will be accepted.
The borough tax collector's office will be open on Dec. 31 during regular hours to accept the final payments. It will be closed on Jan. 1 and 2.
Taxpayers who qualify for exoneration or exemptions are asked to return their signed and dated application, along with proof of eligibility, so as not to be turned in as being delinquent.
Regular hours will resume on Jan. 3.
Several people received appointments to various Carbon County boards on Thursday.
During the county commissioners' meeting, the board voted on several appointments, reappointments and resignations. They include:
Ÿ Reappoint Wallace Putkowski of Lehighton to a five-year term on the Airport Authority.
Ÿ Reappoint David McGeehan of Palmerton to a three-year term on the Carbon-Monroe-Pike Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board.
Ÿ Reappoint Mark A. Sverchek of Lehighton to a five-year term on the Industrial Development Authority.
Tamaqua property owners must maintain a three-foot-wide path on their sidewalks that is clear of all snow and ice. Snow and ice must be removed from sidewalks within 24 hours after a snowstorm ends. Property owners who fail to clean their sidewalks may be subject to a $25 fine for the first offense, $50 for the second offense and higher fines for subsequent offenses. Residents are also reminded not to throw snow, ice or other materials onto the streets. Traffic compacts snow into ice and causes a traffic hazard.
Tensions flared, both during and after the Carbon County commissioners meeting on Thursday, as the commissioners sparred with each other and then with a county resident.
Are you ready for some more snow?
The National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. is expecting about two to three inches to cover the local area tomorrow.
According to the Weather Service, the snow could begin at about 7 a.m. It will end by 8 p.m.
There likely will be periods where no snow falls.
The Weather Service also says that it will be all snow without any icy conditions because of the colder temperatures.
Look Good, Feel Better
The American Cancer Society will host a Look Good, Feel Better makeover workshop from 4-6 p.m., Jan. 14, at the Schuylkill Medical Center East, 700 E. Norwegian St., Pottsville. 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.
Jennie Kmec of McAdoo volunteers her time sorting hundreds of cans of donated food given to the Tamaqua Salvation Army over the holidays. Salvation Army volunteers stressed that donations are needed year-round, not just during the holidays, as the Salvation Army provides non-perishable food items to needy families Monday to Friday throughout the year. To donate canned food items or start a food drive, call the Salvation Army at (570) 668-0410.
Sharess Rodgers, 41, of Pocono Summit, has been arrested by Pocono Mountain Regional Police for simple assault and harassment as a result of a domestic incident that happened at 4:52 p.m. Dec. 24 at 2319 Freedom Way, Coolbaugh Township.
The victim is Steven Schwartz, 51, also of Pocono Summit, who police identified as the husband of the defendant.
Erik T. Ossman, 23, of Tremont, sustained moderate injuries when he was ejected from a car that crashed at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 25 on State Route 209 in Porter Township.
State police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks said he was flown in the MedEvac helicopter to the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after the crash.
State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Dec. 26 at a home in Lower Macungie Township.
The victim is Roberto Guerrero, 36, of Wescosville.
Police said he reported actor(s) made entry to his residence at 1119 Pine Grove Circle and stole a lockbox that contained identification papers, fleeing the scene in an unknown direction.
State police have reported two additional incidents of shoplifting, a frequent problem that confronted them during the Christmas season.
Both incidents happened on Christmas eve.
State police at Fogelsville said at 12:36 p.m., a 16-year-old boy from Kutztown was caught stealing miscellaneous items valued at $18.08 from the WalMart store in Lower Macungie Township.
The next meeting of the Nesquehoning Conservation Club will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2 at Maple Shade Meadows. Plans for the upcoming spring fishing derby will be discussed.
A Tamaqua woman escaped injuries in a two-vehicle mishap at 6:50 a.m. Dec. 27 on Interstate 81 in Kline Township.
State police at the Frackville barracks said Heather L. Loar, 32, was uninjured afetr a vehicle she was driving was struck by a tractor trailer.
She is asked a question about being competitive.
And before she answers, a wry little grin appears.
The grin eventually becomes a full-fledged smile the kind of smile that says the level of her competition on a scale from 1 to 10 is actually a 12.
So it's not surprising when she replies.
"I'm very competitive," said Lehighton field hockey standout Sarah Keer. "I think that's because I come from a family where everyone played sports.
Brett A. Hunsicker, 18, of Orefield, has been cited by state police at the Fogelsville barracks with failure to drive at a safe speed after a two-vehicle accident at 7:32 a.m. Nov. 27 along Route 100 in Lowhill Township.
Police said he was driving a 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier northbound when he failed to stop in time for vehicles that had stopped in front of his vehicle. Police said the front portion of the Cavalier struck the rear of a 2012 Ford F-150 driven by Michael J. Wetzel, 49, of Lansford.
Neither driver was injured.
Jennifer Robin Kemmerle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Klotz of Jim Thorpe, and the late James Kemmerle and Rita Kemmerle of Summit Hill, became the bride of Greg Steward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Steward of Lehighton, on Sept. 15, 2012 at Dinkey Memorial Church in Ashfield.
The Rev. Anthony Pagatto officiated the double ring ceremony. Cathy Smith was the organist.
Given in marriage by her stepfather, William Klotz, the bride chose Nicole Reabold of Jim Thorpe to be her maid of honor. Jessica Cameron of Naples, Fla. was the matron of honor.
Four persons were injured when a vehicle crashed and rolled onto its roof at 8:15 a.m. Dec. 26 on Interstate 81 in Cass Township.
State police at the Frackville barracks said Satparshi Debroy, 28, the driver of the vehicle, and three passengers, Gourab Sabui, 26, Payel Chattersee, 26, and Ranit Ghosh, 27, were transported to the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after the crash. Police said each of them sustained moderate injuries. Debroy, Sabui and Ghosh are all from Orlando, Fla., while Chattersee is from Raleigh, N.C.
East Penn Elementary School recently hosted the annual Santa's Secret Workshop at the school, located on Route 895 in Ashfield. All proceeds from this event benefit East Penn Elementary School PTO.
"Everyone seemed happy with the Workshop," said PTO President Danette Troxell. "The children especially love the idea of shopping without their parents peeking."
All items in the children-only gift shop were priced at $6 or less. Gifts purchased by the children were then wrapped and tagged for their loved ones at no additional charge.
Northern Lehigh used a huge second half and a career night from Tyler Dibilio to defeat Lehighton, 61-38 in the opening round of the 32nd Annual Slatington Rotary Basketball Tournament.
The Bulldogs (3-2) held a slim 22-21 lead heading into the half, but exploded out of the gate to outscore the Indians 18-5 in the third quarter.
Northern Lehigh used a 13-0 run that lasted from late in the third quarter into the fourth to extend the lead from 31-26 to 44-26, which essentially put the game out of reach for Lehighton.
December 28, 1930
Rev. George G. Kunkle, of Kresgeville, was one of 20 clergymen nationwide who invested money in the Automotive Royalties Corporation of New York City, whose president, Clarke W. Parker, church trustee and inventor, has been indicted in the U.S. Court of New York City, along with his son, Wyman C. Parker, and 15 stock salesmen of the company, on a charge of using the mails to defraud. The 20 clergymen had investment a total of $150,000 in the company. Rev. Kunkle said he purchased $400 worth of stock.
Two vehicles were damaged in a crash at 2:45 p.m. Dec. 26 along Pine Run Road in Towamensing Township, according to state police at the Lehighton barracks.
Police did not reveal the names of the persons involved in the crash but said a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt was northbound and descending a hill when it was unable to stop due to the snow-covered roads. The vehicle slid into a disabled 2011 Volkswagen, pushing it into a guide wire and causing minor damages to the front right headlight area and the side.
Two persons were injured in a headon crash at 11:59 a.m. Dec. 23 on State Route 901 in Barry Township, according to state police at the Schuylkill Haven barracks.
Police said Irene Wesner, 85, and Harold Wesner, 88, of Ashland, were transported to the Geisinger-Shamokin Area Community Hospital. Police said the woman sustained moderate injuries while he suffered major injuries.
Fire crews from several Carbon County fire companies responded to a dwelling fire this morning in the Packerton section of Mahoning Township. The fire was first reported just after 8 a.m. when smoke was spotted coming from the eves of the two story wood frame dwelling. Fire companies from Lehighton and Mahoning Valley responded to the scene and did find a fire within the structure. Firefighters were on the scene for over an hour. The scene is along SR209 in the village of Packerton.
State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a scattering rubbish case whereby someone dumped multiple bags of yard waste in the lot of the Cedar Shopping Center, Lower Macungie Township.
The incident happened between 10 p.m. Dec. 23 and 8 a.m. Dec. 24.