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April 2013

Despite bombing, runner vows to be back in Boston

Saturday, April 27, 2013
Special to the TIMES NEWS Regine Sediva at the Boston Marathon.
Special to the TIMES NEWS Regine Sediva at the Boston Marathon.

Regine Sediva won't let violence at this year's Boston Marathon race stop her from running there again next year.

"I want to go back so I can cross that finish line," she said, adding that the incident hasn't caused her any fear.

Sediva, 46, of Chino, Calif., is the daughter of Lansford native Tom Sediva. Her uncles are Joe Sediva of Lansford and John Sediva of Summit Hill. She has visited the Panther Valley area over the years.

Having it all - now

Saturday, April 27, 2013

We don't watch "The Jerry Springer Show" in our house. Too much drama and yelling and stupidity. But, once in a while, the Dr. Phil show will appear on our TV screen. Dr. Phil seems more normal and intelligent. Actually, a Dr. Phil show formed the basis for this column.

A young, newlywed couple appeared to be headed for divorce before their first anniversary. Dr. Phil tried to get to the root of the problem and help them.

The wife "needed" expensive clothes, a stylish car, a spacious, well-decorated home, and a big diamond ring.

Bears' White reaches quarters

Saturday, April 27, 2013
nancy scholz/special to the times news Pleasant Valley's Stevie Berry returns the ball during his District 11 Class AAA singles match on Friday.
nancy scholz/special to the times news Pleasant Valley's Stevie Berry returns the ball during his District 11 Class AAA singles match on Friday.

Early on in tournaments, athletes may agree that a "gut check" is a good thing for them when it comes time to perform in tight situations later on in the deeper stages of the event.

Pleasant Valley sophomore Jon White, the No. 2 seed in the District 11 AAA draw, received that type of test of will in the first round, when he was taken to a third-set to decide the match. White responded successfully and went on to defeat Rutvij Dave from Emmaus.

White followed that win up by defeating his second round opponent, Emmaus' Rowan Hobson, as well.

Small children at drug raid site

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Youngsters were inside Lansford home

When drug agents from the Office of the Attorney General raided a Lansford home Thursday night, they found not only equipment for manufacturing methamphetamine, but two small, diaper-clad children.

The children were decontaminated, clothed and fed by Lansford emergency responders, then placed with Carbon County Children and Youth Services.

In a blink, life changed

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dear Editor:

Help when help is needed. On March 12, 2013, I was involved in an accident at the Five Points intersection in Tamaqua. In the blink of an eye my life would be forever changed, my way of living would be changed.

Driver reports lostregistration plate

Saturday, April 27, 2013

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks said an Effort man lost the registration plate from his vehicle while he was driving in Monroe County on April 20.

The victim, Juan Bolivan Gavilanes, told police the plate, bearing the registration No. HoB8312, was mounted on his 2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport when it became lost between the Stroud Mall parking lot and his residence.

The incident happened between 2 and 3:30 p.m. on the above date.

Young talent featured during open stage event in Tamaqua

Saturday, April 27, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Two local girls showed off their talent during a free community open stage event held Thursday at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center. In addition, visitors were treated to a free cheese tasting Meet and Greet outside the center. Tori Sallaway, 16, sings "The Dance" during the free community open stage event.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Two local girls showed off their talent during a free community open stage event held Thursday at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center. In addition, visitors were treated to a free cheese tasting Meet and Greet outside the center. Tori Sallaway, 16, sings "The Dance" during the free community open stage event.

Rabies clinic a success

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Dear Editor:

We wanted to write and thank everyone who came out to our 25th annual Mahoning Lions rabies clinic. This year 400 animals received their shots and treats. Special thank you's to Dr. Mary Lombardo and Staff, Mr. & Mrs. Gene Durigan, Jane Longazel & Concern Home for Boys, Missy Arieta, Shane Nothstein, Lori Nothstein, Betty Frey, Elaine Koons, Marzens Feed Store, Alicia Silliman, Ron Gower, and the TIMES NEWS. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!

Sincerely,

Tom Zimmerman IV

Mahoning Lions President

tomzim4@yahoo.com

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.

Spring in bloom

Friday, April 26, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

These flowering Dogwood trees lining North Street in Jim Thorpe are just one more sign that Spring is here, and Summer is just around the corner.

Author Denise Smale reads to children at WPCL

Friday, April 26, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Denise Smale of Kresgeville read both of the books she authored and illustrated to children at Western Pocono Community Library's Children's Story Hour.
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Denise Smale of Kresgeville read both of the books she authored and illustrated to children at Western Pocono Community Library's Children's Story Hour.

What if your family moved since last Christmas. Would Santa Claus be able to find you in your new house?

Denise Smale of Kresgeville tries to answer that question in her newest children's book, "Santa I Moved!"

Smale wrote and illustrated "Santa I Moved!" and is now promoting it locally. She recently visited the Western Pocono Community Library where she read both her books during the Children's Story Hour and was the guest at a Lunch with the Author. She thanks Carol Kern, the library's director, for her support over the last few years in her endeavors.

Lakewood Park presentation given to Older & Bolder group

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

Peg Grigalonis spent time talking to Tamaqua Salvation Army Older and Bolder members recently about the radiant history of the Lakewood Park, once a popular attraction in Barnesville. Her parents owned and operated the 88-acre amusement park. Grigalonis added that DVDs and books about the park are available at the Tamaqua Salvation Army and Mahanoy City Public Library. She added that all proceeds benefit the non-profit venue they are sold at. For more information, call her at (570) 467-2780. The park opened around 1916 and closed in 1986.

County opens bids for Mahoning street paving

Friday, April 26, 2013

Carbon County commissioners on Thursday opened bids for street paving in Mahoning Township and water tower improvements in Weatherly.

However, the board will wait for the bids to be reviewed by Jim Martino of the Office of Planning and Development before awarding the contracts. Commissioners expect to award the jobs on May 2 for the Weatherly work, and on May 9 for the Mahoning Township work.

Cited for retaill theft

Friday, April 26, 2013

A 36-year-old Tamaqua man was cited following an incident at the Family Dollar Store, 137 N. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

Police were dispatched to the retail store at 4:12 p.m. on April 21 after a male allegedly stole a pack of batteries from the store. Officers were given a description of the male, the dog he was walking and his direction of travel.

Within minutes, Patrolman Matthew Houser found a man fitting the description and identified him as Torrey Starling Mueller of 22 Green St., Tamaqua.

A witness confirmed he was the person who took the batteries.

Driver facing DUI after crash

Friday, April 26, 2013

A Schuylkill County driver is facing a charge of driving under the influence (DUI) following a one vehicle crash that occurred about 11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, along SR209, just north of Dowdentown Road, in Branch Township.

0n this date

Friday, April 26, 2013

April 26, 1954

Throngs of people were present at Bright's stores in Lansford and Lehighton to hear announcement of the winners of the two automobiles awarded by the firm. Miss Isabel Jones of Lansford won the auto in Lansford. Dick Edwards, president of the store, presided at the award ceremonies. Raymond "Dick" Haines of Slatington was the winner in Lehighton, the award being announced by George Bright, vice president, assisted by Joseph Mantz, store manager. Four automobiles will be awarded on July 31, the firm's executives announced.

Roger Latzgo brings 'Music from His Garden' to Palmerton Library

Friday, April 26, 2013
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS A Greek instrument, the bouzouki, was introduced to the people who had not seen it at a previous Roger Latzgo concert.
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS A Greek instrument, the bouzouki, was introduced to the people who had not seen it at a previous Roger Latzgo concert.

Roger Latzgo's appearance in the Knight's Gallery of the Palmerton Area Library was part of the Library Concert Series. He said it was also Earth Day weekend, which is a recent development.

"Everyday should be Earth Day for nature," said Latzgo.

His first song was a poem by Emily Dickinson set to music. It is about bees and is titled "I take the liquor never brewed." He accompanied himself on the piano.

Marriage licenses

Friday, April 26, 2013

Schuylkill County

Jalyssa A. Osche and Philip J. Delazio Jr., 3 Third St., Kelayres.

Denise A. Seroka and Paul D. Hillibush Jr., 1306 E. Centre St., Mahanoy City.

Jolleen E. Edwards and Richard R. Steinmetz Jr., 103A Rowe St., Tamaqua.

Chelsea M. O'Brien and Colby R. McHugh, 439 E. Elm St., Tamaqua.

Tanya L. Terry and Kyle F. Fredericks, 537 Arlington St., Tamaqua.

Take yourself out to see '42'

Friday, April 26, 2013

The number "42" will be known even farther and wider because of the biopic about Jackie Robinson, the first African-American player to play Major League Baseball.

Guest speaker at Rotary

Friday, April 26, 2013
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Carbon County Treasurer Ron Sheehan was guest speaker at a recent meeting of Lehighton Rotary Club. He discussed Pennsylvania's Local Option Small Games of Chance Act and how it affects non-profit organizations in the Commonwealth. Pictured, left to right, are Lehighton Area Pool Pals President Mark Hoffman, Sheehan, and Lehighton Rotary Club Vice President John Hanosek. As two non-profit organizations, Lehighton Area Pool Pals and Lehighton Rotary Club recently teamed up to host the annual Community Indoor Yard Sale and Chinese Auction.

New Philadelphia man hurt in crash

Friday, April 26, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A truck owned by Guers Topsoil and Mulch Products sits atop a slight embankment on Valley Road in Blythe Township Thursday after crashing into a shed and then snapping two power line poles.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A truck owned by Guers Topsoil and Mulch Products sits atop a slight embankment on Valley Road in Blythe Township Thursday after crashing into a shed and then snapping two power line poles.

Leon B. Koshnick Jr., 60, of New Philadelphia, was injured in a one-vehicle crash at 11:27 a.m. April 25 at the intersection of Mountain and Valley roads in Blythe Township. State police at the Frackville barracks, who investigated, said he sustained minor injuries and was transported by the Pottsville ALS to the Schuylkill Medical Center east, Pottsville, for evaluation.

Hawk presentation held for Tamaqua's M.A.G.I.C. students

Friday, April 26, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Rachel Taras of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary spent time talking to students with Tamaqua's M.A.G.I.C. after-school program about hawks and other related topics. M.A.G.I.C. co-coordinators Romayne Joseph and Amanda Woodring stated their appreciation to Taras and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary for donating their time. Michael Murphy, M.A.G.I.C. teacher, said the after-school program, funded by the state Department of Education, is designed to improve grades and conduct, increase parental involvement, reduce negative behaviors, and provide a safe haven for students after school with tutoring, homework help and a variety of educational and fun activities. Taras shows M.A.G.I.C. the wingspan of a red-tailed hawk.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Rachel Taras of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary spent time talking to students with Tamaqua's M.A.G.I.C. after-school program about hawks and other related topics. M.A.G.I.C. co-coordinators Romayne Joseph and Amanda Woodring stated their appreciation to Taras and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary for donating their time. Michael Murphy, M.A.G.I.C. teacher, said the after-school program, funded by the state Department of Education, is designed to improve grades and conduct, increase parental involvement, reduce negative behaviors, and provide a safe haven for students after school with tutoring, homework help and a variety of educational and fun activities. Taras shows M.A.G.I.C. the wingspan of a red-tailed hawk.

Rachel Taras of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary spent time talking to students with Tamaqua's M.A.G.I.C. after-school program about hawks and other related topics. M.A.G.I.C. co-coordinators Romayne Joseph and Amanda Woodring stated their appreciation to Taras and Hawk Mountain Sanctuary for donating their time. Michael Murphy, M.A.G.I.C.

Death of an industry giant

Friday, April 26, 2013
J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills also operated company stores, such as this one, shown in November 2002, at the heart of town and just two blocks from where where the factory was begun.
J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills also operated company stores, such as this one, shown in November 2002, at the heart of town and just two blocks from where where the factory was begun.

J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills was homespun success

J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills was the economic backbone of the area for decades, its name synonymous with Tamaqua. The firm also was the innovator and world leader in thermal underwear.

But that proud status belied the humble origins of an anthracite coal-region business that began on a shoestring by an enigmatic Tamaquan.

John E. Morgan was born in Tamaqua, the son of Danus and Lottie Morgan. He was a simple, private gentleman with conservative values and he founded a company in a modest way.

Tamaqua man cited for theft

Friday, April 26, 2013

A Tamaqua man has been cited by Rush Township police following an incident at the Hometown Commons Walmart on April 23.

Hassan Nadio Dan Monzon was cited for retail theft after allegedly stealing $49.92 worth of DVDs from the retailer.

Cited for harassment

Friday, April 26, 2013

Susan L. Reznick, 28, of 400 Pine St., Tamaqua, has been cited after she allegedly struck another woman who was walking in downtown Tamaqua.

The victim contacted police at 8:39 p.m. on April 10 and said she had been walking in the area of West Broad and Berwick Streets when she was accosted by Reznick. The victim was reportedly struck in the face.

Reznick was cited for harassment.

Streisel repeats at Penn Relays

Friday, April 26, 2013
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS File Photo Tamaqua's Christine Streisel, shown here participating in the
Bob Ford/TIMES NEWS File Photo Tamaqua's Christine Streisel, shown here participating in the

Tamaqua's Christine Streisel threw a season's best 149-6 (45.57 meters) on her final throw on Thursday to win the high school girls javelin for the second year in a row at the Penn Relays in Philadelphia.

Streisel, who has committed to further her education and athletic career at Duke University in the fall, moved past Sarah Firestone of Mercersburg Academy, who had the lead with a throw of 148-10 (45.38 meters) entering the final round.

Streisel holds the second best throw ever at the event after winning with a mark of 154-11 last year.

Police investigate criminal mischief

Friday, April 26, 2013

State police at the Fern Ridge barracks are investigating a criminal mischief incident that was reported at 9:50 a.m. March 29 in Chestnuthill Township.

The victim is Benchmark Civil Engineering of Allentown.

Police said a white male wearing a hoodie and a baseball cap reached out of the front seat passenger-side of a black Hyundai SUV and grabbed the leg of a Robotic Total Station, causing the equipment to fall to the ground.

Police said the SUV had a Pa. registration plate on it.

The incident happened along Route 209, just north of Gilbert Road in the township.

On this date

Friday, April 26, 2013

April 26, 1985

April 26, 1985 Mel Frohnheiser hits a grand slam in the fourth inning to help Northern Lehigh gain an 8-2 Centennial League softball victory over rival Palmerton. Frohnheiser's blast turns a 3-0 Bulldog lead into a seven-run advantage. Frohnheiser also contributes an RBI single in the contest. Gina Turocsy, who adds a triple and run scored, tosses a three-hitter to earn the pitching win. Nolehi, coached by Brian Schell, also receives an RBI hit from Steph Mack and two runs scored from Sherri Owens.

Carbon students get first hand look at county government

Friday, April 26, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Carbon County 911 dispatcher Justin Markell explains the dispatching controls to student during Government Day. The students, from left, representing Jim Thorpe Area High School are Lauren Zurn, Michael Kalage and Bridget McFadden, and from Lehighton Area High School Maria Magyar.
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Carbon County 911 dispatcher Justin Markell explains the dispatching controls to student during Government Day. The students, from left, representing Jim Thorpe Area High School are Lauren Zurn, Michael Kalage and Bridget McFadden, and from Lehighton Area High School Maria Magyar.

Dozens of Carbon County high school students learned how their county government and courts work on Thursday.

The students, from Jim Thorpe, Lehighton, Weatherly, Panther Valley, and Palmerton school districts, and Marian Catholic High School, gathered in the commissioners' meeting room at 8:30 a.m. They then walked to the ornate Courtroom No. 1 to be greeted by President judge Roger N. Nanovic.

Panther Valley news

Friday, April 26, 2013

Summit Hill

Crime Watch meeting

The monthly meeting of the Summit Hill Crime Watch will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, April 29, in the borough hall.

Mayor Paul McArdle, who will be in charge of the meeting, said all residents of Summit Hill are welcome to attend.

Meeting on Comprehensive Plan

Summit Hill Borough Council will conduct a public hearing prior to the regular council meeting on Monday, May 13, at 6 p.m. concerning the proposed Middle Carbon Comprehensive Plan. The hearing will be held at the borough hall.