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May 2013

McAdoo police round up suspected drug dealers

Friday, May 31, 2013

McAdoo police conducted a roundup of suspected drug dealers yesterday.

The arrests were the result of a yearlong investigation by the borough police department. The roundup was conducted by borough police without any assistance of other police.

Arrested were the following:

Michael Miller, 54, of 222 E. Blaine St., McAdoo, charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was committed to the county prison after failing to post $10,000 percentage bail.

123 recycling bins now owned by Carbon man

Friday, May 31, 2013

A Nesquehoning man now owns the 123 blue recycling bins that once held plastic, metal and paper for the now-defunct county Solid Waste Management Department.

Shawn Quigley submitted the highest bids to buy the bins. County commissioners on Thursday agreed to sell him the bins.

Efforts to reach Quigley to find out what he plans to do with the bins were unsuccessful.

Other bidders were Nick Boyle of Tamaqua, Barry Fisher of Lehighton, and Robert Balch of Palmerton.

Luzerne woman facing charges

Friday, May 31, 2013

A Luzerne County woman is facing charges following an incident that began as a retail theft in Rush Township, and ended with a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest in Kline Township, both in Schuylkill County.

State police at Frackville said the incident began with a retail theft at the Walmart store in Rush Township, about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, May 29. Township police put out an alert for a vehicle described as a Mercury Mountaineer and the driver involved in the theft and last seen going northbound on SR309.

Miller-Keystone Blood Center announces June blood drives

Friday, May 31, 2013

Miller-Keystone Blood Center has announced the upcoming blood drives. Individuals registering to donate at any MKBC donor center or MKBC community blood drive from June 3 to Sept. 8 can enter for the opportunity to win (2) $100 gas gift cards drawn weekly. The entry will also be eligible to win a set of tickets (4 tickets plus parking) to a Philadelphia Phillies Game. One winner will be drawn each month in June, July and August. * Saturday, June 1, from 7:30 a.m. to noon, Parryville Volunteer Fire Co. No. 2, 359 Main St., Parryville. Call 484-548-4030.

New Tamaqua Relay For Life meeting location

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities will be meeting this Monday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m. for all committee members and 7 p.m. for everyone else. There is a location change for this meeting. It is now being held at the St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 Mauch Chunk Street in Tamaqua. Meeting organizers ask everyone to enter using the glass side doors on Mauch Chunk Street, and then go upstairs to the meeting room.

Marriage licenses

Friday, May 31, 2013

Carbon County

Michael Charles Kistler, 586 Ridge Road, Andreas, and Samantha Marie Parsons, 40 Oak St., Parryville.

Anthony Dylan Shetrompf and Katelyn Grace MacFarland, 668 Princeton Ave., Palmerton.

Luis Francisco Cruz and Kristina Marjorie DeFeo, 242 Claremont Ave., Tamaqua R.D.

Justin James Foster and Rachel Marie Andrews, 125 N. Chestnut St., Summit Hill.

Ryan Johannes Poeldnurk, 210 W. Columbus Ave., Nesquehoning, and Nicole Angela Matson, 214 E. Center St., Nesquehoning.

Elderly Barnesville man admits to sexual assault of young boy

Friday, May 31, 2013

An elderly Barnesville man pleaded guilty to sex charges in the Schuylkill Court and the judge ordered he be evaluated by a state sex offender's board before sentencing. Nine other area defendants pleaded guilty and were sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin.

Gene S. Lutz, 79. of 36 Hillside Road, entered a guilty plea to one count of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and under the plea agreement a second charge of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and charges of corruption of minors and indecent assault to be nol pros.

Special Olympics competition held in Jim Thorpe

Friday, May 31, 2013
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The thrill of victory is enjoyed by Ireis Hubbert as she crosses the finish line, with her father Michael Hubbert, winning the Assisted Wheelchair Race during the Special Olympics of Carbon County in Jim Thorpe.
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The thrill of victory is enjoyed by Ireis Hubbert as she crosses the finish line, with her father Michael Hubbert, winning the Assisted Wheelchair Race during the Special Olympics of Carbon County in Jim Thorpe.

The Jim Thorpe Area High School stadium was the setting for the Special Olympics in which athletes competed in a wide variety of track and field events that were appropriate to the age and disability level of each individual.

Athletes from different participating counties in Pennsylvania : Carbon, Luzerne/Wilkes-Barre, and Columbia/Montour counties, participated in the events which were appropriately held in conjunction with the annual community celebration honoring Olympian Jim Thorpe on his birthday.

Roaring Creek trail hike slated Saturday

Friday, May 31, 2013

Naturalists from Tuscarora State Park will host a hike at Roaring Creek Watershed, north of Mount Carmel, at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday, June 1. This hike is 8 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The hike is on a hardened trail and passes by two large reservoirs. All dogs must be leashed and get along with other pets and people.

Hikers will meet at the Roaring Creek parking lot located on Route 42 below Aristes. Call Robin at (570) 467-2506 or register at www.dcnr.state.pa.us under calendar of events for Tuscarora State Park.

Franklin Fire Co. presents 9th annual car show Sunday

Friday, May 31, 2013

Summertime is here and its time to get those classic cars out of the garage to show them off to the community.

Franklin Township Fire Co. will be hosting the 9th Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, June 2, on the fire company grounds, 2440 Fairyland Road Lehighton.

Registration is from 8 a.m. to noon and awards will be presented. Breakfast will be available at 8 a.m.

Awards will be sponsored by area businesses. For more information about the show, contact Allen Goodhile at (570) 657-0538.

Proceeds will benefit Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company.

Special events enhance Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit

Friday, May 31, 2013

In support of the exhibition, the Allentown Art Museum will also offer several related events:

Ÿ Saturday, June 1 from 6-8 p.m. there will be an Exhibition Preview Party for Toulouse-Lautrec and His World. The party provides a first look at the exhibition and features cabaret-style performances at 6:15 p.m. and 7:15 p.m.; live music; sketch artists; French-inspired hors d'oeuvres; and a cash bar complete with absinthe and French-style varietal wines from Blue Mountain Vineyards. Admission is free for museum members.

Circus flash mob today in Tamaqua

Friday, May 31, 2013

A fun circus flash mob and community entertainment event is set for today from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Depot Square Park in Tamaqua. The event will be hosted by the Eclectic Circus and NGO's Faces of the World. There will be a stilt walker or two, hula hoopers, and a puppeteer to name few. In addition, the free event includes a hula hoop contest for kids in two different age groups. Those who win the contest will win a free ticket to their June 8 carnival event at the old First Presbyterian Church at 224 West Broad Street. For more information, visit them on Facebook.

$170,000 in scholarships awarded to LAHS seniors

Friday, May 31, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Among the seniors at Lehighton Area High School who were recipients of awards are, from left, Elyse Kistler, Sarah Kistler, Tyler Martz and Alden Everett; and back row, Tia Rex, Hannah Bartron, Cierra Kobal and Brittany Redmond.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Among the seniors at Lehighton Area High School who were recipients of awards are, from left, Elyse Kistler, Sarah Kistler, Tyler Martz and Alden Everett; and back row, Tia Rex, Hannah Bartron, Cierra Kobal and Brittany Redmond.

Lehighton Area High School Class of 2013 shared in scholarships and awards totaling over $170,000 during award the All School Academic Awards Assembly.

Top prizes lure artists to Carbon County Art League exhibit

Friday, May 31, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Left to right: Board members of the Carbon County Art League hold early entries in the Art Show: Evelyn Jordan, board member, holding watercolor painting, "Yum" by Gary Embich; Earlene Russell - president, holding her watercolor painting, "Horse Farm Enchantment"; and Dave Lautt, holding his watercolor painting, "Floral".
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Left to right: Board members of the Carbon County Art League hold early entries in the Art Show: Evelyn Jordan, board member, holding watercolor painting, "Yum" by Gary Embich; Earlene Russell - president, holding her watercolor painting, "Horse Farm Enchantment"; and Dave Lautt, holding his watercolor painting, "Floral".

Combined prizes of $1,700, reportedly the largest awards ever offered in the county, have lured local artists to exhibit and compete in this weekend's Carbon County Art League Show.

Anthracite All-Star baseball game Saturday at Pine Grove

Friday, May 31, 2013

The Anthracite Baseball Coaches Association Senior All Star Game will be held at Stump Stadium in Pine Grove Saturday night. Along with the game, there will also be a hall of fame induction ceremony and charity event.

The Hall of Fame inductions will take place between 5:45 p.m. and 6 p.m. with the first pitch tentatively scheduled for 6:05 p.m.

A true senior prom

Friday, May 31, 2013
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS John Mankos and Anne Jacoby attended with their granddaughter Monica Mankos. She had both sets of grandparents present.
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS John Mankos and Anne Jacoby attended with their granddaughter Monica Mankos. She had both sets of grandparents present.

Northern Lehigh National Junior Honor Society fetes 176 special guests

Bob and Carol Brazes used the occasion of the Northern Lehigh Middle School National Junior Honor Society's Senior Prom to make up for the prom they missed as seniors at school. He wore a white jacket, she was in a beautiful navy dress and they both had corsages.

The event is a community service project for Society members. Community service is required before moving up to the National Honor Society. It was held May 4.

Dawn Kemery and Jason Graver, Sue Bowser and Rick Eckhart, Society advisers, organized the program with a Chinese theme.

Free Blessing Shoppe Saturday in Tamaqua

Friday, May 31, 2013

Members and volunteers of the New Life Assembly of God Church in Tamaqua will be holding their New Life Free Blessing Shoppe this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They'll be giving away clothing, shoes and other items. Organizers stress that everyone, not just Tamaqua residents, are welcome. The free shoppe is located next to the church, 407 Schuylkill Avenue.

Woman, dog injured during rollover in Kline

Friday, May 31, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Kevin Evans of McAdoo cares for an injured dog following the accident. Evans, who turned around after seeing the accident happen in his rear view mirror, even took the dog home to care for him.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Kevin Evans of McAdoo cares for an injured dog following the accident. Evans, who turned around after seeing the accident happen in his rear view mirror, even took the dog home to care for him.

A McAdoo woman had to be extricated after flipping her vehicle just south of McAdoo in Kline Township.

Just after 2 p.m. yesterday, emergency responders were called to the area below the railroad bridge that runs across SR309 in Kline Township for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment. Firefighters and rescuers arrived quickly and used hydraulic equipment to free the woman and her dog from the vehicle.

Running of the Dawgs set Saturday

Friday, May 31, 2013

Ready to take a fun run in the sun?

Those who possess enough gumption to brave the heat will have the chance to do just that on Saturday.

That's when the annual Running of the Dawgs 5K Run/Fitness Walk and 1-Mile Run Run will be held at Northern Lehigh Bulldog Community Stadium, 1 Bulldog Lane, Slatington.

Despite the warm weather that's been forecast, the event sponsored by the Northern Lehigh Education Foundation figures to attract a solid number of participants as it does each year.

Tamaqua/Rush elementary hold mini Relay For Life

Friday, May 31, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua and Rush Elementary schools held a mini-Relay For Life recently at the school to bring attention to the upcoming Relay For Life planned for June 21-22 at Panther Valley Football Stadium in Lansford. The children were given time to run or walk around the school track. Every year the Tamaqua and Rush Elementary schools use the mini-relay and other functions to raise awareness and donations for the Carbon-Tamaqua Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

County expected to save $115,240 on prison meals

Friday, May 31, 2013

Carbon County stands to save about $115,240 in each of three years by hiring a Florida company to supply the prison with meals.

The county Prison Board on Thursday chose Trinity Services Group, Inc., Oldsmar, Florida, which bid a total of $843,776 for the contract.

Other bidders were Aramark/BDS/Sales, Philadelphia, bid $1,124,554; A'viands LLC, Roseville, Minnesota, bid $1,205,512; and the Nutrition Group, Irwin, Westmoreland County, bid $1,394,208.

Currently, the meals are provided by the county.

Jim Thorpe news

Friday, May 31, 2013

Meeting set for

JTHS classes 1972-1973

A meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 1 for anyone who graduated in 1972 or 1973 from Jim Thorpe High School. The meeting will be held in the pavilion near the borough office.

Bible school

Ebenezer E.C. Church, 441 Center Ave., will host a Vacation Bible School from June 17-21, from 6-8:45 p.m. The program is open to children, in grades kindergarten through 12th. For more information or to register a child, call the church office at (570) 325-2855.

Old Fashioned Miners Picnic

Friday, May 31, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS It was be a grand old time Sunday at the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Lansford as members and volunteers celebrated the holiday with their annual Old Fashioned Miners Picnic and activities. The grounds were filled with the sound of music, the smells of homemade ethnic foods, the sights of vintage and classic cars, and a special photo exhibit. Admission to the grounds was free. A special exhibit inside the mining museum featured the photos of Scott Herring, "Last of the Anthracite Photographers." For further information, contact No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum at (570) 645-7074 or visit them on the web at www.no 9mine.com No. 9 Mine and Museum volunteer Paula Fisher serves stuffed cabbage (Halupki), also called Golumpki, to visitors.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS It was be a grand old time Sunday at the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Lansford as members and volunteers celebrated the holiday with their annual Old Fashioned Miners Picnic and activities. The grounds were filled with the sound of music, the smells of homemade ethnic foods, the sights of vintage and classic cars, and a special photo exhibit. Admission to the grounds was free. A special exhibit inside the mining museum featured the photos of Scott Herring, "Last of the Anthracite Photographers." For further information, contact No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum at (570) 645-7074 or visit them on the web at www.no 9mine.com No. 9 Mine and Museum volunteer Paula Fisher serves stuffed cabbage (Halupki), also called Golumpki, to visitors.

It was a grand old time Sunday at the No. 9 Coal Mine and Museum in Lansford as members and volunteers celebrated the holiday with their annual Old Fashioned Miners Picnic and activities.

The grounds were filled with the sound of music, the smells of homemade ethnic foods, the sights of vintage and classic cars, and a special photo exhibit.

Admission to the grounds was free. A special exhibit inside the mining museum featured the photos of Scott Herring, "Last of the Anthracite Photographers."

Carbon approves personnel moves

Friday, May 31, 2013

Carbon County commissioners on Thursday approved several personnel moves:

*Christine M. Lesher, Palmerton, separation from her job as Collection Clerk II, Bureau of Collections/Clerk of Courts, effective May 13;

*Anthony E. Powell, Lansford, hired as a summer laborer under the Liquid Fuels program, effective June 3;

*Barbara J. Houser and Margaret A. Houser, both of Tamaqua, changed job status from part-time correctional officers to full time correctional officers, effective June 10;

Tamaqua man cited again

Friday, May 31, 2013

It's barking dog citation number 27 for Steven Llewellyn, 37, of 317 Owl Creek Rd., Tamaqua.

Llewellyn was cited on May 20, at 10:30 p.m., after officers received a complaint from neighbors. The dogs were audible to the officer who responded.

Air Products Foundation Wildlands Conservancy receives $500,000

Friday, May 31, 2013
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Wildlands Conservancy announced a $500,000 five-year donation/investment from the Air Products Foundation and the naming of its "Air Products Environmental Education Center." In front are students from Steckel Elementary School in Whitehall. In the back row, from left, Jane Ervin, chair, Wildlands Conservancy; Chris Kocher, president, Wildlands Conservancy; John McGlade, chair, president and CEO of Air Products; Pat Waller, board member and education committee chair, Wildlands Conservancy; and Patrick F. Loughlin, vice president, Electronics-Asset Management & Supply Chain of Air Products.
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Wildlands Conservancy announced a $500,000 five-year donation/investment from the Air Products Foundation and the naming of its "Air Products Environmental Education Center." In front are students from Steckel Elementary School in Whitehall. In the back row, from left, Jane Ervin, chair, Wildlands Conservancy; Chris Kocher, president, Wildlands Conservancy; John McGlade, chair, president and CEO of Air Products; Pat Waller, board member and education committee chair, Wildlands Conservancy; and Patrick F. Loughlin, vice president, Electronics-Asset Management & Supply Chain of Air Products.

Wildlands Conservancy, the Lehigh Valley's nonprofit land trust, announced receipt of a $500,000 five-year donation/investment from the Air Products Foundation.

The Air Products Foundation is our "largest philanthropic investor in history," said Elizabeth Dugan, vice president of Development and Communications for the Wildlands Conservancy.

"The Foundation's gift will vitally support the growing demand for nature-based educational programming and celebrate the legacy of Leonard Parker Pool, the founder of Air Products," said Dugan.

Indians' Coleman will play field hockey at Wilkes

Friday, May 31, 2013

Lehighton High School's Haley Coleman, daughter of Leroy and Amy Coleman, will play field hockey at Wilkes University next fall.

Coleman was a three-year varsity letter winner in field hockey, where she played left inner/forward.

During the 2012 season, she tallied 15 goals and 23 assists for the Lady Indians. Coleman is also a member of the Xcalibur and Pyramid Evolution Field Hockey clubs.

Coleman was also a member of the track and field team while at Lehighton, as well as student council.

While at Wilkes, she will study Elementary Education.

Powder puff benefit held in Tamaqua

Friday, May 31, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Freshman Lynn Kistler leaps past juniors during a play.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tamaqua Freshman Lynn Kistler leaps past juniors during a play.

Girls played football while members of the Tamaqua Raider football team coached during the annual Powder Puff benefit held recently at the Tamaqua Sports stadium to defray costs of student field trips and support a number of other charities.

The benefit, hosted yearly by the Tamaqua High School Biology Club, involved female students from each high school class trying for the Powder Puff championship.

In the end, the seniors won against the juniors, 21-8.

Bombers' magical season ends

Friday, May 31, 2013
nancy scholz/special to the times news Palmerton's Janel Tracy waits for the ball to arrive as Bethlehem Catholic's Angelys Cotto slides safely into second base.
nancy scholz/special to the times news Palmerton's Janel Tracy waits for the ball to arrive as Bethlehem Catholic's Angelys Cotto slides safely into second base.

ALLENTOWN - It is said that all great things must come to and end.

Unfortunately for the Palmerton softball team that is what exactly happened Thursday afternoon, as the Bombers' remarkable 2013 season finally concluded.

Bethlehem Catholic proved it was a better team by blanking Palmerton 9-0 in the District 11 AAA championship game at Pate's Park on Thursday. The Golden Hawks pounded out 13 hits while limiting the Bombers to just four singles en route to winning their seventh district title since 1999.

On this date

Friday, May 31, 2013

May 31, 1990

May 31, 1990 Eleven players from the TIMES NEWS area participate in the annual Schuylkill County Football Coaches All-Star game held at Williams Valley. The locals - from Marian, Panther Valley and Tamaqua - compete for the North squad, which drops a narrow 19-18 decision to the South. PV's Tom Rosahac catches five passes for 75 yards and also intercepts a pass on defense. Panther teammate Jody Shober contributes an interception and fumble recovery. Tamaqua's Joe Coleman and Marian's Joe Marsilio lead the locals with seven tackles apiece while PV's Brian Kane chips in with four.

FT and JT Old-timers plan 28th annual benefit baseball game

Friday, May 31, 2013

Franklin Township Old-timers and the Jim Thorpe Old-timers will play their 28th annual benefit baseball game at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2, at the Christman field to help two people in the community who have serious health problems.

This year they plan to split the proceeds between Dwain Gable of Mahoning Township and Sabrina Steigerwalt of Jim Thorpe.