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March 2013

Vandalism to cars probed in Coaldale

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Coaldale police are investigating damage to two cars.

The vandalism occurred Monday when someone damaged the driver's side mirror of a vehicle on W. Early Avenue, and to another vehicle parked on 6th Street.

Anyone with information about the crimes is asked to call borough police at (570) 645-3060.

On this date

Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28, 1980

March 28, 1980 Five Slatington track and field athletes post double wins in the Bulldogs' sweep of Southern Lehigh. In the boys' meet Dale Beck (100, shot put), Scott Schaffer (long and triple jumps) and Blaine Waylen (1600, 3200) all win a pair of events to aid a 99-50 victory. In the girls meet, multiple wins from Pam Peters (100 hurdles, long jump) and Glynnis Miller (100, 200) contribute to a 74-58 victory.

Increased efforts by state police

Thursday, March 28, 2013

State police in the Troop L area, which consists of stations in Jonestown, Schuylkill Haven, Frackville, and Reading, will be recognizing the Easter Holiady enforcement efforts during the period of Friday, March 29, through Sunday, March 31.

Troopers working during the holiday period will engage in high visibility enforcement efforts directed toward aggressive driving violations such as following too closely, abrupt lane changes, driving under the influence (DUI), speeding, and driving too fast for conditions.

New Floodplain Management Ordinance approved at Polk Twp.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Polk Township supervisors held an Ordinance hearing Tuesday, March 25, repealing in its entirety Section 8 of the Polk Township Zoning Ordinance relating to Floodplain Management regulations and replacement of the same with new updated and revised regulations.

Russel Kresge, township engineer, requested the new ordinance become effective May 2.

During the regular meeting immediately following the hearing, the board approved 3-0 the new Floodplain Management regulations.

Having a hoppy good time

Thursday, March 28, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Harold Biechy and son, Harold Ryan Biechy, Saylorsburg, enjoy some bunny time with theEaster Bunny at Ross Township's Easter Egg Hunt held at the VanBuskirk/Haney Park. It was estimated there were around 200 children from ages under three to 10 years old for this growing event.

Tamaqua Relay to meet Monday

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities will be meeting this Monday, April 1, at the LCCC Morgan Center in Tamaqua in room 104/105 at 6:30 p.m. for all committee members and 7 p.m. for everyone else. The meeting is open to all participants and anyone wishing to get involved.

Suspect sought in Lansford burglary

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Daniel Hollan
Daniel Hollan

Daniel Hollan, 30, no address given, faces charges from an incident which took place on March 7 at 4 Springgarden St., Lansford.

Felony charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property were filed by Det./Sgt. Jack Soberick. A warrant has been issued for Hollan's arrest. Anyone with information concerning Hollan is asked to contact police at (570) 645-5844. All calls will be kept confidential.

According to an affidavit of probable cause, here's what happened:

On this date

Thursday, March 28, 2013

March 28, 1957

Edward Dugan, enterprising merchant on West Broadway in Jim Thorpe, has launched plans for the erection of a dairy mart on Rts. 29-45-209 (now Route 209) at the approach to Packerton. Equipment has been at work there in recent days leveling the ground so as to provide a highway level approach to the three-acre tract. Dugan hopes to have the business opened by Memorial Day. A well-known summer park concessionaire, he operated a scenic railway in recent years at Edgemont Park in Danielsville and Deer Trail Park, and plans to discontinue this phase of the business.

Nesquehoning hires borough workers

Thursday, March 28, 2013
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Robert Marouchoc, Nesquehoning councilman (second from left) presents a plaque of honor to Nesquehoning Hose Company #1 members for their unending training when they secured their new aerial truck. From the left are Shawn McArdle, Lt.; Marouchoc; John McArdle, fire chief; and Matt Miller, assistant chief and vice president of the fire company.
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Robert Marouchoc, Nesquehoning councilman (second from left) presents a plaque of honor to Nesquehoning Hose Company #1 members for their unending training when they secured their new aerial truck. From the left are Shawn McArdle, Lt.; Marouchoc; John McArdle, fire chief; and Matt Miller, assistant chief and vice president of the fire company.

Two employees of the Nesquehoning Borough have been hired in other capacities. Matt Miller will work on the borough's street department as a truck driver, He previously worked as the sanitation department's picker. Leonard Michlovsky, who worked as a part time sanitation picker, was moved to full time employee.

With that hiring comes the retirement of Michael Kravelk as the sanitation department's truck driver. He will officially end his duties on Thursday, April 28.

Lehighton train rides?

Thursday, March 28, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Discussing potential train rides between Lehighton and Jim Thorpe are members of the Lehighton Economic Development committee, from left, borough council members George Kogut and Scott Rehrig; Kathy Henderson, representing the Carbon County Board of Realtors; and Lehighton borough manager Nicole Beckett.
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Discussing potential train rides between Lehighton and Jim Thorpe are members of the Lehighton Economic Development committee, from left, borough council members George Kogut and Scott Rehrig; Kathy Henderson, representing the Carbon County Board of Realtors; and Lehighton borough manager Nicole Beckett.

Committee is exploring this possibility for the future

Some day, if plans materialize as they're being discussed, there could be trains traveling between Lehighton and Jim Thorpe.

Or, in a revival of a service from a previous generation, there could even be passenger train service between Lehighton and Allentown.

Such potential rail service was among the topics discussed during an economic development meeting coordinated by Lehighton Borough Council member George Kogut.

The concept was also mentioned during a meeting this week of Lehighton Borough Council.

Jim Thorpe news

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Venison dinner

The annual community venison dinner, with all the trimmings, will be held Saturday, April 6, at Christ United Church of Christ, 4th and Center streets. The meal will begin at 5 p.m. There is no charge, however, donations will be accepted.

If you have any questions or wish more information contact Randy at (610) 390-9538.

Monroe burglary is investigated

Thursday, March 28, 2013

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a burglary that happened between 2 and 7:30 a.m. March 22 at a residence in Monroe County.

The victim is Larry Elmer Purcell, 30, of 4144 Forest Drive, Kunkletown, Polk Township.

Long Pond man facing charges

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Anthony T. Brown, 37, of Long Pond, was taken into custody on Sunday, March 24, and arrested on numerous charges following an incident at 7:08 a.m. in Tunkhannock Township.

Pocono Mountain Regional Police said Brown is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft, receiving stolen property, person not to possess firearms, simple assault, possession of a controlled substance, terroristic threats, recklessly endangering another person, possession of instruments of a crime and harassment.

Marriage licenses

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Carbon County

Richard Ellsworth Hartman Jr., 114 Third St., Walnutport, and Jennifer Marie Everett, 628 Lehigh Ave., Palmerton.

Peter John Holthausen and Kathleen Danielle Kramlich, 2294 Mahoning Drive West, Lehighton.

James Earl Cox Jr. and Jennifer Ann Hurley, 72C Butz St., Weatherly.

Brian Allen Voorhees and Katheryn Leigh Greer, 132 S. Fifth St., Apt. 12, Lehighton.

Jordan Tyler Scott and Jamie Lyn Fedor, 730 Green St., Lehighton.

Bruce Erwin Treadwell, 2480 Pawnee Trail, Albrightsville, and Aurea Luz Conca, 161 Spencer Lane, Box 334, Albrightsville.

Drunk man cited, jailed in Schuylkill

Thursday, March 28, 2013

State police at the Schuylkill Haven bararcks reported Floyd Freeman, 29, of Myerstown, was arrested and jailed after police responded to a public drunkenness case at 1:19 a.m. March 26 at the corner of Main and Pine streets in Tremont.

Pollice said Freeman was consuming alcoholic beverages and discarding the empty cans of beer on the roadway and sidewalk, and was called the Schuylkill County Communications Center multiple times without needing emergency services. police said he refused to leave the area after having been instructed to do so several times.

Heffley urges greater PA Fish & Boat Commission accountability

Thursday, March 28, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS With the Firefly Trout Hatchery runways as background, Rep. Doyle Heffley announced that he will introduce House Bill 798 to hold Pennsylvania Fish & Boat commissioners more accountable to the public through the appointment and confirmation process. From left, Kirk Cressley, who with his wife Denise owns the Firefly Trout Hatchery, Rep. Heffley and Marcia Hahn (138th Legislative District, R-Northampton).
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS With the Firefly Trout Hatchery runways as background, Rep. Doyle Heffley announced that he will introduce House Bill 798 to hold Pennsylvania Fish & Boat commissioners more accountable to the public through the appointment and confirmation process. From left, Kirk Cressley, who with his wife Denise owns the Firefly Trout Hatchery, Rep. Heffley and Marcia Hahn (138th Legislative District, R-Northampton).

Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon County) sees the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commissioners as lacking in accountability principally because their appointment to a single eight-year term isolates them from legislative oversight.

Heffley, a member of the House Game and Fisheries Committee, announced that he is introducing legislation, House Bill 798, which would reduce the length of the term of service from eight years to four years for the board of commissioners of the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission.

Pellet shots strike windows in home

Thursday, March 28, 2013

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that happened between 6 p.m. March 9 and 2:15 p.m. March 24 at a residence in Eldred Township.

The victim is Ellen Kowalczyk Mooney, 55, of Allentown. Her residence is located at 680 Getz Dawl Road, Palmerton.

Police said during the above dates someone shot an air soft pellet at four windows of the residence, causing cracks and holes in them.

CLASS REUNION

Thursday, March 28, 2013

ChestnuthillHigh School

The Chestnuthill High School Alumni Reunion will be held Saturday, May 4, at the Polk Township Fire Hall in Kresgeville, beginning at 1 p.m.

Reservations are due by April 12.

Officers for this year are Lee Hoffman, president; Marion Sobers, vice president; Gertrude Hennion, secretary; and Geraldine Gasdick, treasurer.

The ultimate back saver

Thursday, March 28, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Sooner or later, spring clean-ups and yardwork will be keeping many a homeowner very busy. Oh to have a really heavy-duty pick-up tool like this one seen picking up old rails along the tracks in Weatherly.

Apartments evacuated after circuit breaker catches fire

Thursday, March 28, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Slatington Fire Department and other first response teams gather outside the George L. Dilliard Manor in Slatington Wednesday morning after a hot water heater malfunctioned. In all, 18 apartment units were evacuated. No injuries were reported.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Slatington Fire Department and other first response teams gather outside the George L. Dilliard Manor in Slatington Wednesday morning after a hot water heater malfunctioned. In all, 18 apartment units were evacuated. No injuries were reported.

A circuit breaker caught fire, causing a public housing apartment complex in Slatington to be evacuated yesterday morning.

The incident occurred around 10 a.m. Wednesday when a hot water heater malfunctioned and short circuited, which caused a circuit breaker to catch fire in one apartment in the west wing of the fifth floor inside the George L. Dilliard Manor at 425 Kuntz St.

Slatington Fire Chief Keith Weaver said 18 units were evacuated for about an hour. No injuries were reported, Weaver said.

Guns are stolen in Monroe burglary

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Four handguns were stolen in a burglary that happened around 4:41 p.m. March 22 in Ross Township, Monroe County.

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating the incident. The victim is John Lai, 52, of 5320 Rolling Hills Road, Saylorsburg.

Police said someone broke into his residence and removed the following: a Glock 19 (serial No. STD646 CAL) 9 mm; a Citadel 1911 (Serian No. CIT013553) 45-caliber; a Ruger LCP (Serial No. 37579331) .380-caliber; and a Smith and Wesson MP (Serial No. MPL2999), 9-mm.

Scattering rubbish incident probed

Thursday, March 28, 2013

State police at Fern Ridge are investigating a scattering of rubbish incident.

Troopers said garbage was dumped along Green Mount Drive, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County, on the property of Donald Powell, 66, of Effort, about 6:10 p.m. on March 21.

A black Toyota two-door coupe was spotted in the area at the time. Anyone who has information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 646-2271.

Visitors tour the world at Penn Kidder's Multicultural Night

Thursday, March 28, 2013
The European nation of Germany was represented during their school's Multicultural Night by Kenan Parent (left) and Julian Kelly.
The European nation of Germany was represented during their school's Multicultural Night by Kenan Parent (left) and Julian Kelly.

The gymnasium of Penn Kidder Elementary School was standing-room-only last week thanks to a large turnout of visitors to the school's Multicultural Night.

Hundreds of visitors came to the school to learn about the 44 countries represented by the exhibits that were on display in the school's gymnasium.

Those who visited and participated in the evening's event could see first-hand the differences or similarities in the diversity of cultures from all parts of our world.

Consumer protection

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Summit Hill Council shows it hardly exists

In Summit Hill, a lot of money was spent on upgrading borough-owned buildings. A new borough hall with a police station, a fire station, and a community center were all constructed at the same time.

Overall the project cost in excess of $3.5 million. It was a needed project and the buildings are both attractive and spacious.

The previous structures had major deficiencies - both structural and safety.

Shepherd House distributes emergency food to Carbon needy

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Shepherd House, Inc., is a food pantry system serving Carbon County in nine food pantries located throughout the county. The goal of Shepherd House Inc. is to continue to distribute emergency food supplies to the needy in Carbon County.

This worthwhile and important resource has been in existence for the past 29 years due to the efforts of hardworking volunteers and by way of funding them state government grants and the Carbon County United Way. In February, 2013, the pantries served a total of 1,004 households which included a total of 1,397 adults, 736 children and 429 elderly.

Gary Allan keeps it pure country during Penn's Peak performance

Thursday, March 28, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Country singer Gary Allan performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. A near capacity crowd attended the show which featured the country star performing numerous songs from his newest album, "Set You Free."
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Country singer Gary Allan performs at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe. A near capacity crowd attended the show which featured the country star performing numerous songs from his newest album, "Set You Free."

Sings songs about rain, pain, raising cain, and romantic gain

Most new country artists often mix other genres into their concerts.

Some add some pop. Others a little rock.

Heck, Jason Aldean even added some rap.

Gary Allan doesn't stray. He keeps it pure country.

Last night Allan performed at Penn's Peak before a near capacity crowd. Throughout his 22-set, from the opening number of "Tough Enough" to his finale "Songs About Rain," he sang ballads, love songs, story songs. He stuck to the brand and it was obvious the audience appreciated it.

Pocono Mountains unveils newNational Geographic map of the region

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau (PMVB) recently announced a new National Geographic Destination Map of the Pocono Mountains four-county region.

The new map, unveiled Monday, is ideal for touring this culturally and geographically unique region filled with unparalleled natural beauty and authentic travel experiences, from climbing the boulders at the designated historic natural landmark Boulder Field to hiking a unique series of eight waterfalls accessible through a network of trails and bridges around Bushkill Falls, the "Niagara of Pennsylvania."

Tamaqua MS Students of the Month

Thursday, March 28, 2013
MIKE HROMYAK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
MIKE HROMYAK/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua Area Middle School Principal Christopher Czpala has announced the students who have been named the most recent Students of the Month. Earning the honor in February were: Tanner MvcHugh, eighth grade; Ahmere Tilghman, sixth grade; Thaddaeus Zuber, seventh grade; Madison Matsago, seventh grade; and Zoe Snyder, eighth grade. Missing from the photo is Meghan McArdle, sixth grade.

Theft of propane tanks probed

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The theft of propane tanks is being investigated by state police at Fern Ridge.

Troopers said 12 tanks were taken from a storage unit at the Food Mart, located at 2604 Route 115, in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe County. A master lock was cut to gain entry to the storage unit. The 20-pound tanks are valued at $60 each for a total value of $720.

The theft occurred sometime between March 12 at 10 a.m. and March 18 at 6:45 p.m.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 646-2271.

LEOs give daffodils to hospital residents

Thursday, March 28, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Taking part in a yearly tradition, members of the Tamaqua LEO Club spent time handing out daffodils to residents of the St. Luke's Hospital in Coaldale. Pictured with resident Thomas Rock, are, from left, Tamaqua LEO advisors Liz McElwee, Fran Stahl, LEO Vice President Makia Stocker, 18; President Jared Sharpe, 16; advisor Sue Dolan and Catherine Watkins of St. Luke's Hospital.

Free Give and Take Day at Chestnuthill Twp. Park

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Chestnuthill Township, in cooperation with Close the Loop, invites the public to Free Give and Take Day, Saturday, April 6 at Chestnuthill Township Park, Route 715, Brodheadsville. The Give part is from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The Take part is from 1-4 p.m.

Give and Take Days are a way to reuse items that are too good to throw away but you don't have a use for anymore. The public may bring reusable items between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., then take away anything from 1-4 p.m. You don't have to bring something to take something.