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April 2013

Someone should pay

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dear Editor:

Since the people that want the body of Jim Thorpe are all about money then I feel the town should turn it around since the agreement was that they would change the name of the town to Jim Thorpe for the body and providing a proper burial site and maintenance.

ince they want to change that they should have to pay for the change of the name and all cost connected, the burial site and maintenance, all other related costs plus interest and possibly the cost to change it all back to Mauch Chunk.

'The Deep Miners'

Saturday, April 27, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS The walls of the Schuylkill County Historica Society are filled with anthracite coal images by Tamaqua native Scott Herring.
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS The walls of the Schuylkill County Historica Society are filled with anthracite coal images by Tamaqua native Scott Herring.

County historical society features Tamaqua native's collection

Close to 300 images of the anthracite coal fields filled the walls inside the Schuylkill County Historical Society and the exhibition had 700 visitors raving.

'The Deep Miners,' the second of seven primary shows honoring the anthracite coal industry and its people, opened Saturday, drawing hundreds to the 1863 Female Grammar School, 305 North Centre Street, Pottsville, society headquarters.

Many of the attendees were current and former miners and their families.

We must defend America against all threats

Saturday, April 27, 2013

America is the last refuge in the world for those who seek freedom. Each year a million new immigrants come to this country legally to build a new life for themselves and their families. Immigrants like myself hear the words of freedom that offers us a new life:

"Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Catasauqua roughs up Bombers

Saturday, April 27, 2013
Catasauqua roughs up Bombers
Copyright 2013

The last time Palmerton and Catasaqua faced off earlier in the season, the Bombers held the Rough Riders to just two runs.

The Bombers scored three runs themselves in that match-up defeating Catty in nine innings.

This time around they saw a different Roughies ball club as Catty came out swinging for the fences, scoring 10 runs in the first inning en-route to a 12-0 Colonial League victory.

Anybody can tell you that spotting a team 10 runs is not a good recipe for winning baseball.

Expunged

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dear Editor:

Good ideas were not recorded from a public meeting. On February 19th seven concerned citizens went to a public meeting at the Communications Center in Nesquehoning before the Planning Commission. The county funded corporation known as the office of Planninng and Developement was expected to represent itself there. Two of us spoke to the issues. The controlling provisions of the federal and state constitutions were streseed.. Only one of us was put on record. There was no mention of my warning for the Planning Commission not to partisipate in wrong doing.

Pop singer Rick Springfield will be at Penn's Peak, Sunday

Saturday, April 27, 2013
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Rick Springfield entertains at a previous Penn's Peak concert. The energetic performer will be at the Jim Thorpe venue at 8 p.m. Sunday.
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Rick Springfield entertains at a previous Penn's Peak concert. The energetic performer will be at the Jim Thorpe venue at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Starred in TV series 'General Hospital,' hit movie 'Hard to Hold'

Tomorrow night at Penn's Peak, Rick Springfield makes his return.

It's been over three years since he performed at the venue, but for those who attended his last concert, the memories are likely as vivid as if the concert occurred yesterday.

He was full of energy. The stage couldn't contain him. He walked along the rail of the Jim Thorpe venue and into the throng of the frenzied ladies who came to see him.

Will the same thing happen tomorrow night?

on this date

Saturday, April 27, 2013

April 27, 1922

A fire which originated in the Fabric Cigar Store, Broadway, Mauch Chunk, at 9:15 this morning, destroyed four stores entailing a loss approximated at $100,000. It was the most disastrous fire in the history of the town and took five hours to contain. Besides the three Mauch Chunk companies, the firefighting equipment of Lansford, Summit Hill, Nesquehoning, and Lehighton was on hand. Other stores damaged were the Paradise Confectionery, the Charles Dolan Post American Legion, and the Mauch Chunk Art Company.

Interdependence is important to health

Saturday, April 27, 2013

I don't perform scientific research. I only comment upon the results in this column.

But I am pleased to announce a positive trend in the type of research I've been reading about recently. So many of the studies now consider a concept crucial in philosophy.

Interdependence.

Unlike independence, interdependence acknowledges that acts do not occur in a vacuum. That all acts in some way affect other things even some previously seen as opposite or unrelated.

Summit Hill man cited in Tamaqua

Friday, April 26, 2013

A Summit Hill man has been charged after an incident in Tamaqua on April 5.

At 8:13 p.m. Patrolman Joseph Krebs was dispatched to 128 Center St. for a reported threat incident. On scene he spoke with a woman who said she had been threatened by an exboyfriend, Jeremy Liggitt, 23, of 137 E. White St.

According to the report, Liggitt had approached the victim and told her he had left a present for her on her car. When the vehicle was checked, there was a white, crumpled paper under the windshield. Nestled in the paper was a .45 caliber bullet.

Tamaqua High School music department holds spring concert

Friday, April 26, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Just over 100 Tamaqua Area band members took part in the Tamaqua High School Music Department's Annual Spring Concert held Thursday evening in the Tamaqua Area School District's auditorium. Directed under Mark E. Beltz, the concert was comprised of the department's Wind Ensemble, The 'Raider' Jazz Band and The 'Raider' Concert Band. Awards and recognizations were also presented to various students during the concert. Beltz also thanked the Tamaqua Board of Education, administration, faculty and staff; as well as all the band members, parents, friends, volunteers and relatives for their tireless efforts with the music program.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Just over 100 Tamaqua Area band members took part in the Tamaqua High School Music Department's Annual Spring Concert held Thursday evening in the Tamaqua Area School District's auditorium. Directed under Mark E. Beltz, the concert was comprised of the department's Wind Ensemble, The 'Raider' Jazz Band and The 'Raider' Concert Band. Awards and recognizations were also presented to various students during the concert. Beltz also thanked the Tamaqua Board of Education, administration, faculty and staff; as well as all the band members, parents, friends, volunteers and relatives for their tireless efforts with the music program.

Annual geography bee winners

Friday, April 26, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS

Students Jason Bauder, front left, and Mason Smith, right, were recently honored for winning Ss. Peter and Paul's annual school geography bee. With the students is school Principal Sherry Sernak. Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School is located in

Lehighton.

Marriage licenses

Friday, April 26, 2013

Carbon County

John Anthony Kavusak III and Stephanie Heather Dunleavy, 868 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Brandon Michael Brideson and Tina Marie Green, 320 W. Front St., Lansford.

Benjamin Michael Highland and Ashley Mae Nase, 404 South St., Apt. 2, Jim Thorpe.

Kevin Patrick Gillespie and Shannon Nicole Cummings, 18 W. Fifth St., Jim Thorpe.

Danis Ramey Botrus and Danielle Nicole Mulligan, 1805 Vintage Drive, Easton.

Dennis Anthony Binder and Brenda Jean Mervine, 507 Lehigh St., Jim Thorpe.

James Dominic Provizzi and Kelli Marie McGuire, 147 Brenkman Drive, Weatherly.

Springtime rails

Friday, April 26, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Showing a glimps of spring foliage are railroad tracks running parallel to North Railroad Street in Tamaqua.

Bogosh seeks position of West Penn supervisor

Friday, April 26, 2013
Ted Bogosh III
Ted Bogosh III

Ted Bogosh III of South Tamaqua has announced he is a candidate for the position of West Penn Township Supervisor.

A 1971 graduate of Tamaqua High School, Bogosh was active in chess club, gymnastics and the swim team. He then attended Parks College of Aeronautical Technology, studying aircraft maintenance engineering, participating in ROTC, the college rifle drill team and the Parks Environmental Protection Foundation. He served as a disc jockey for the Parks radio station and became editor of the Parks newspaper.

"Romeo and Juliet" comes to Pleasant Valley

Friday, April 26, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

"Oh Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou, Romeo?" Why, he's at Pleasant Valley High School's old auditorium tonight and Saturday, April 27 at 7 p.m. in the production of William Shakespeare's tragedy, "Romeo and Juliet" by PVHS's Shaky's Players under the direction of Robert Young.

Eldred Township news

Friday, April 26, 2013

Blood drive

St. Matthew's UCC will be holding a blood drive on Monday, May 6 from 1-6 p.m. Please consider donating.

Vacation Bible School

St. Matthew's UCC will be making a splash this summer with Vacation Bible School. It will be the week of July 15-19 from 9-11:30 a.m. Those who would like their children or grandchildren to learn about the Bible through stories, games, crafts and songs, may call and register at (610) 381-2442.

Paiste rolls; Bombers surprise

Friday, April 26, 2013
NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Kyle Bacher prepares to hit a backhand during the opening round of the D-11 Class AA tennis tournament.
NANCY SCHOLZ/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jim Thorpe's Kyle Bacher prepares to hit a backhand during the opening round of the D-11 Class AA tennis tournament.

ALLENTOWN Overall number one seed and two-time defending champion Henry Paiste of Northwestern took care of business on the opening day of the District 11 Class AA Tennis Singles Championships. Paiste wasn't the only local highlight, however, as Palmerton also made an impact on the initial day of matches.

Paiste breezed to a pair of easy victories, making quick work of his first and second round opponents. In the process, he lost just one game.

The Northwestern junior was excited to get this tournament underway.

Safe Kids Day proclaimed in Carbon

Friday, April 26, 2013
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS

Carbon County commissioners on Thursday proclaimed May 4 as Carbon County Safe Kids Day. On that day, an event hosted by state Sen. John Yudichak will be held beginning at 10 a.m. at Mauch Chunk Lake Park, along Lentz Trail. The day will be filled with fun, games, and learning. There will be simulated rescue demonstrations, food, giveaways and information. The event will be held rain or shine.

Tamaqua news

Friday, April 26, 2013

Garden club

The Lewistown Valley Garden Club will hold its Annual Spring Tea on April 30 in the social hall of Zion Church, Lewistown Valley. Members are reminded to bring tea cups, finger sandwiches and desserts. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (570) 668-4288 or 467-3400. Set up for the tea will be held at 9 a.m. the same day.

Monroe driver facing hit/run

Friday, April 26, 2013

A Monroe County driver is facing a charge of hit and run following an incident that occurred on Tuesday, April 23. It was one of two hit and runs investigated by state police at Lehighton on Tuesday.

Troopers said the incident occurred along Serfass Road at Long Mountain Road, in Polk Township, about 12:55 p.m. Troopers said a vehicle was driven westbound on Long Mountain Road when the driver attempted to turn onto Serfass Road. He lost control of the vehicle which went off the left side of Serfass Road and crashed into a tree.

Bobish seeks nomination for Beaver Meadows mayor

Friday, April 26, 2013

Jeffrey S Bobish, Beaver Meadows, has announced his intent to seek the Democratic nomination in the May 21st primary, for the seat of Mayor of Beaver Meadows.

After serving four years on the borough's Planning Commission, and helping to create the borough's Comprehensive Plan, Bobish was appointed to fill a vacant council seat. Jeff has subsequently been elected to four consecutive terms since. During his 16 year tenure as a councilman, Bobish has been elected to serve as president of the council for seven of those years and currently holds the vice president's position.

Heritage Hill woman celebrates 96 years

Friday, April 26, 2013
Nellie Johnson
Nellie Johnson

Nellie (Greenwood) Johnson, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior Community, Weatherly, celebrated her 96th birthday on April 24.

Born in Halifax, Yorkshire County, England in 1917, Nellie has also resided in Cregah, Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Union, Newark, Irvington and Branchville, New Jersey.

Nellie was married to her loving husband, Horace, on April 27, 1946 and they both came to America on the Queen Mary in 1955, searching for those streets of gold. They were married for 49 years until his death in 1995.

Lansford meth home raided

Friday, April 26, 2013
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Mobile meth lab equipment removed from a house at 346 W. Patterson St., Lansford, during a raid Thursday night.
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Mobile meth lab equipment removed from a house at 346 W. Patterson St., Lansford, during a raid Thursday night.

Drug agents from the Pennsylvania office of the Attorney General, assisted by local police and the Carbon County Emergency Management coordinator, on Thursday night raided a home at 346 W. Patterson St., Lansford, where a person was allegedly manufacturing methamphetamine.

Firefighters from American Fire Co. No. 1, Lansford, stood by, several in full turnout gear and air packs. Two trucks were ready, engines running and hoses unfurled, in the event of an explosion or other reaction from the volatile chemicals used to make the drug.

'Everyday heroes'

Friday, April 26, 2013
Auxiliary members at the Lehighton campus of Blue Mountain Health System with 10 or more years of service during the 2012-2013 fiscal year were honored on Thursday during National Volunteer Week. Their names were added to the Carl S. Merluzzi volunteer Recognition Board, which was created this year in honor of Merluzzi's retirement after 60 years of service. Back row, from left: Charlotte Knappenberger, Joan Mertz, Art Mertz, Joyce Ricciardi, Nancy Dacosta, Teresa Hunsicker, Alfred Feuerstein, and Bill Reed. Front row: Mary Ellen Poe, Shirley Stamm, Pauline Lorchak, Dolores Hontz, Vicki Kromer, and Doreen Kromer.
Auxiliary members at the Lehighton campus of Blue Mountain Health System with 10 or more years of service during the 2012-2013 fiscal year were honored on Thursday during National Volunteer Week. Their names were added to the Carl S. Merluzzi volunteer Recognition Board, which was created this year in honor of Merluzzi's retirement after 60 years of service. Back row, from left: Charlotte Knappenberger, Joan Mertz, Art Mertz, Joyce Ricciardi, Nancy Dacosta, Teresa Hunsicker, Alfred Feuerstein, and Bill Reed. Front row: Mary Ellen Poe, Shirley Stamm, Pauline Lorchak, Dolores Hontz, Vicki Kromer, and Doreen Kromer.

Lehighton hospital honors volunteers

The Lehighton campus of Blue Mountain Health System celebrated National Volunteer Week by honoring its volunteers and Auxiliary members on Thursday.

Auxiliary president Henry Bisbing welcomed the group, thanking the men and women for their time as volunteers during the past year.

"To be a volunteer takes generosity, a willingness to give to others, and the ability to put yourselves into other peoples' shoes," he said. Bisbing noted that volunteers also need patience and dedication, among other virtues.

Dorsey Brothers mural to be unveiled at PV

Friday, April 26, 2013
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley High School will conclude its Artist in Residency program, led by Tamaqua artist Stephen Bennett, by portraying cultures both near and far on May 7 during the district's spring band concert. In addition to unveiling a portrait of the native Dorsey brothers, members of Kim Burkett's art class at the high school will demonstrate their mud men masks and dances, inspired by the tribes of Papua New Guinea. From left: Joselyn Zedalis, 12th grade; Troy Margerum, 11th grade; Devin Hoffman; 10th grade; Mark Christ, high school music teacher; Shy Ortiz, 12th grade; Kim Burkett, high school art teacher; Brendan Beshock, 10th grade; and Stephen Bennett, artist in residency.
STACEY SOLT/TIMES NEWS Panther Valley High School will conclude its Artist in Residency program, led by Tamaqua artist Stephen Bennett, by portraying cultures both near and far on May 7 during the district's spring band concert. In addition to unveiling a portrait of the native Dorsey brothers, members of Kim Burkett's art class at the high school will demonstrate their mud men masks and dances, inspired by the tribes of Papua New Guinea. From left: Joselyn Zedalis, 12th grade; Troy Margerum, 11th grade; Devin Hoffman; 10th grade; Mark Christ, high school music teacher; Shy Ortiz, 12th grade; Kim Burkett, high school art teacher; Brendan Beshock, 10th grade; and Stephen Bennett, artist in residency.

Students create artwork during Artist in Residency program

Panther Valley students have combined art, music, and history through this year's Artist in Residency program at the school, taking place in April and May.

The most vivid example of this academic collaboration will be unveiled on May 7 during the school's spring band concert and art show. During the concert, students will unveil a mural of local musical legends Tommy and Jimmy Dorsey, American jazz musicians who were born in Schuylkill County. Students will also perform dances and display masks inspired by the tribes of Papua New Guinea.

Woman facing charges

Friday, April 26, 2013

A Monroe County woman is facing a charge of scattering of rubbish following an incident that occurred about 8:20 p.m. on April 18.

State police at Lehighton said Robert Beers was cleaning up the roadside along Windy Hill Road, in Kunkletown, Polk Township, when he came across some trash and found numerous letters addressed to Kayla Lynn Johnson, 21, of Kunkletown.

Troopers responded to the scene and confirmed that Johnson was the person responsible for depositing the rubbish.

Lansford man cited in Tamaqua

Friday, April 26, 2013

A Lansford man, wanted by Carbon County authorities, was picked up by Tamaqua police on April 6 in the course of an investigation into the theft of cigarettes from the Turkey Hill Minute Mart, 330 E. Broad St.

Local men walk a mile in her shoes against sexual violence

Friday, April 26, 2013
All wearing high heels, walkers pause for a quick photo. From left are Brandon Poole of Lansford, John Peters of Mahanoy City, Ann Marie Calabrese of Hometown, Matt Digilio of Lansford, Conrad Flynn of Nesquehoning and Gabriel Av Buschon of Jim Thorpe.
All wearing high heels, walkers pause for a quick photo. From left are Brandon Poole of Lansford, John Peters of Mahanoy City, Ann Marie Calabrese of Hometown, Matt Digilio of Lansford, Conrad Flynn of Nesquehoning and Gabriel Av Buschon of Jim Thorpe.

Eighty six men, all wearing an assortment of women's shoes, walked a mile through Pottsville as part of the 3rd annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes benefit for the Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center of Schuylkill County (SARCC).

"In addition to raising needed funds, the walk was also held to raise awareness about the serious effects of sexual violence," said volunteer Conrad Flynn, Nesquehoning, of Concur New Media.

The annual event kicked off at the Humane Fire Company and continued to Centre Street, then Market Street and eventually back to the fire company.

Tea party has patriotic theme

Friday, April 26, 2013
KATIE WARGO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Soloist Jake Tokosh of Peaceful Harmony accompanied by director Jonathan Rodgers on piano performs the patriotic Lee Greenwood standard "God Bless the USA" as part of the musical entertainment during the Americana Tea at the Summit Hill Heritage Center.
KATIE WARGO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Soloist Jake Tokosh of Peaceful Harmony accompanied by director Jonathan Rodgers on piano performs the patriotic Lee Greenwood standard "God Bless the USA" as part of the musical entertainment during the Americana Tea at the Summit Hill Heritage Center.

It may be early spring outside but in the Summit Hill Heritage Center the annual benefit tea party was more like the fourth of July as patrons enjoyed tea, sandwiches and a program of patriotic music performed by Peaceful Harmony on Sunday afternoon.

"We were pleased with the turnout and I think everyone had fun," said Center Secretary Andrea Mantz who organized the annual event this year. "The entertainment was wonderful and those who were not able to make it this year missed a great time."

Yaroszeufski birth

Friday, April 26, 2013
Paige Victoria Yaroszeufski
Paige Victoria Yaroszeufski

YAROSZEUFSKI A daughter, Paige Victoria Yaroszeufski, was born at 2:28 a.m., Feb. 8, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, to Stacey and Francis Yaroszeufski Jr. of Lehighton.

She weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces; and measured 18.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Edward and Vercilla Solt of Lehighton.

Paternal grandparents are Beth and Francis Yaroszeufski Sr. of Lehighton.

Computer incident is investigated

Friday, April 26, 2013

State police at the Fogelsville barracks are investigating a case of unlawful use of a computer in Weisenberg Township.

The victim is a 51-year-old female from Fogelsville.

She told police someone tampered and deleted parts of her business webpage between 12:01 a.m. and midnight April 13.

Pollice said it took the victim two days to fix the webpage and get it back to its normal state.