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July 2013

Here's your new favorite way to enjoy zucchini

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Sauté zucchini and onion until soft, then add eggs, that have been beaten with a little bit of water.
Sauté zucchini and onion until soft, then add eggs, that have been beaten with a little bit of water.

By now, I bet anyone with a garden has zucchini coming out of their ears or at least close to it.

There are lots of recipes for that bumper crop, but this one is my absolute favorite. It's a dish my mother used to make, and I have made for years.

Sautéing caramelizes the zucchini and the onion, giving it a certain sweetness, which is enhanced by a pinch of salt and a little bit of heat from the pepper. This dish is a pleasing combo for all your taste buds.

It can be served as both a side dish or a main dish.

Nesquehoning citations issued

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Nesquehoning police officer Steven Homanko reported issuing the following citations on July 25.

Austin Gladd, of Coaldale, cited for going 47 miles-per-hour in a 25 zone; Bekim Mehmeti, of Lansford, failing to stop at a red traffic signal; and Bernard Utrata Jr., of Lehighton, cited for failing to stop for a red traffic signal.

Airman deploys to South Korea

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Hodge
Hodge

Airman Shawn Hodge, son of Colleen Hodge, Junedale and Michael Hodge of Tamaqua, respectfully has deployed to Asan, South Korea.

He has completed six years of a twelve-year enlistment and previously served six months in Iraq.

Hodge holds various medals, employed by Ammunitions Control and also holds a military vehicle license.

He is currently in flight training and will also resume his studies in criminal justice.

His family prayerfully awaits his homecoming.

Domestic incident leads to arrest

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A domestic incident led to the arrest of a Schuylkill County man.

State police at Frackville said Robert James Barlow, of Girardville, and a female, who troopers declined to identify, were traveling along Schaeffers Hill Road, in the area of Branch Road, in Cass Townshihp, where he began to yell at the female.

Troopers said Barlow stopped the vehicle and allegedly grabbed the female by the face and neck. He was charged with harassment.

Pulling for better records

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS New Ringgold resident Matt Halabura, a 4-year fair volunteer and truck pull participant, operates a weight transfer sled during Monday's truck pull. As a participant, Halabura used his 2007 Dodge for a distance of 299.14 feet.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS New Ringgold resident Matt Halabura, a 4-year fair volunteer and truck pull participant, operates a weight transfer sled during Monday's truck pull. As a participant, Halabura used his 2007 Dodge for a distance of 299.14 feet.

A big attraction at the Schuylkill County Fair is its competitive truck pulls. Organizers said truck pull participants came as far away as New York, Ontario and Colorado.

Health Fair conducted at Village at Palmerton

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Andrea Kimble, of Northampton, looks over material that was available as part of the Health Fair held recently at the Village at Palmerton. Also pictured are (l-r) Mary Lou McGeehan, Catherine Miller, and Nancy Matyas.
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Andrea Kimble, of Northampton, looks over material that was available as part of the Health Fair held recently at the Village at Palmerton. Also pictured are (l-r) Mary Lou McGeehan, Catherine Miller, and Nancy Matyas.

An individual is only as good as their health.

Seniors in search of a healthy lifestyle were fortunate to have a wealth of information at their disposal during a recent Health Fair held at the Village at Palmerton.

Visitors were able to choose from blood pressure screening, cholesterol screening, blood glucose screening, depression screening, diabetic foot checks, pulse oximetry, and other services.

Andrea Kimble, of Northampton, opted to have a blood pressure screening.

Palmerton Community News

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Newspaper drive

The men and boys of St. John's Lutheran Church will hold their monthly newspaper drive on Saturday, Aug. 3. There will be one sweep of the Palmerton, Aquashicola, and Little Gap areas beginning at 8 a.m.

Papers should be bundled and placed within sight of the collectors. They are collecting papers only, no magazines. The shiny inserts are acceptable. They also need grocery size brown paper bags.

Fire company addition progressing

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Work on an addition to the Lehighton Fire Department's buildings is about 40 percent complete. Lehighton borough manager Nicole Beckett said occupancy is expected by the end of the year. New bays, office space, shower facilities, and a storage area are being added to the building on South Third Street. In addition, Stations 1 and 2 of the Fire Department will be connected.

Wanted person nabbed by police

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A wanted person was nabbed by Nesquehoning police recently.

On July 17 Officers Timothy Wuttke and Steven Homanko received information that a male wanted by Lehigh County probation office would be coming through the borough in a silver Hyundai Tuscon.

The officers stopped a vehicle matching the description in which an occupant matched the description of the wanted person.

Dr. Douglas Arnold bids a fond 'adieu' to Pleasant Valley

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Dr. Douglas Arnold's portrait now hangs alongside the other retired superintendents of Pleasant Valley School District.
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Dr. Douglas Arnold's portrait now hangs alongside the other retired superintendents of Pleasant Valley School District.

Is it a coincidence, divine design or a twist of fate that a young boy began his education at Pleasant Valley and ends his career there as well?

Dr. Douglas Arnold, 57, says he never could have imagined that he would someday become Pleasant Valley School District's superintendent but he always knew he would be emotionally tied to PV. His life-long affiliation with PV even predates his birth.

Panther Valley news

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Summit Hill

Blood drive

St. Joseph Church in Summit Hill will host a Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile from 2-7 p.m., on Tuesday, Aug. 13, in the church social hall, 462 W. Ludlow St.

To schedule a time to donate blood, call the parish office at (570) 645-2664, Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Committee members needed

Next year marks the 100-year anniversary of historic Ludlow Park in Summit Hill.

Crash probed in construction zone

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A crash involving a tractor with trailer in a construction zone along a Schuylkill County road was probed by state police at Schuylkill Haven on Tuesday, July 30. The crash occurred about 9:45 a.m. along SR61, a tenth of a mile south of Coal Mountain Road in West Brunswick Township.

Landlord-tenant dispute

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A landlord-tenant dispute in Nesquehoning led to the arrest of the landlord for firearm and related charges.

Palmerton 8-year-old fights kids' cancer with lemonade

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

In an effort to join the battle against childhood cancer, 8-year-old Palmerton resident Tyler Hager will host an Alex's Lemonade Stand on Thursday, Aug. 1 and Friday, Aug. 2 at Hager Furniture Company, 242 Delaware Ave., from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

No Header!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
AP Photo/Matthew Mead Chili Mango-Beef Salad is a kid-friendly dinner salad that will please the entire family.
AP Photo/Matthew Mead Chili Mango-Beef Salad is a kid-friendly dinner salad that will please the entire family.

Like so many kids, my 8-year-old son is no fan of green vegetables. Or at least that's what he moans any time I insist he force down yet more salad at dinner.

So recently, I decided to blow his mind. I decided to create a salad he would love. A salad that didn't immediately trigger eye rolls and complaints. It ended up being easier than I thought.

Step No. 1 ditch the greens. I'm not saying the kid gets a free pass on having to eat leafy greens. But for this salad, we'd give them a break.

Woman charged for theater incident

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Coaldale police have charged a Tamaqua woman for causing a ruckus in a movie theater.

Melissa Ann Bailey, 33, of 12 W. Broad St., Apt. 304, is charged with disorderly conduct/hazardous/physically offensive conduct, and disorderly conduct/obscene language/gesture.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Officer Joseph Krebs, at 8:28 p.m. July 20, Bailey was creating a disturbance at the Angela Theater. When he arrived he saw a woman with three young children standing at a counter talking with an employee. Another woman was standing at the end of the counter.

Benyo is one of 10 finalists

Wednesday, July 31, 2013
times news filephoto Drew Benyo talks to some Jim Thorpe cross country team members before a practice. Benyo recently found out he is one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Brooks Inspiring Coach of the Year Award.
times news filephoto Drew Benyo talks to some Jim Thorpe cross country team members before a practice. Benyo recently found out he is one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Brooks Inspiring Coach of the Year Award.

Jim Thorpe cross country coach heading to Seattle for Brooks event

For Jim Thorpe cross country coach Drew Benyo, the journey continues.

After being selected as one of 26 candidates for the 2013 Brooks Inspiring Coach of the Year Award, Benyo recently learned that he is one of 10 finalists that will be making the trip to Seattle, Washington, where the winner will be announced on August 7.

Schuylkill break-in

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

State police at Frackville are investigating a burglary at a Schuylkill County residence.

The home of Russell Bahrey, 15 Haddock St., McAdoo, Kline Township, was entered by two unknown criminals about 3:25 a.m. on Wednesday, July 31.

Troopers said several items were removed from the home before the intruders fled the scene. The investigation is continuing.

Blocked

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Suppressing opposing view is troublesome

In the early 1930s, Germany's Nazi Party presented itself as the new political option and Adolph Hitler rode to power on a wave of public dissatisfaction fueled by political instability and economic suffering.

Using military power, the goal was to establish a one-party totalitarian state. Opposing political organizations were banned and it became a crime to express a dissenting view. Political opponents were rounded up, detained in concentration camps or forced into exile.

Palmerton sidewalk sale begins

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Got the itch to strike it rich, but don't care to penny pinch?

That's the idea behind the annual Sidewalk Sale in Downtown Palmerton, where bargain shoppers will be in full stride in search of deals.

The 42nd annual event will take place Thursday through Saturday. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 9 a.m. to closing on Saturday.

As usual, multiple businesses will set up shop throughout an area that spans several blocks of Delaware Avenue eager to sell their products.

FAMILY REUNION

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Strohl

The 81st annual reunion of the Strohl Family will be held Sunday, Aug. 4 at the Palmerton Memorial Park.

Bring a covered dish and join everyone for the 1 p.m. luncheon. Sodas and hot dogs will be available for purchase. A brief business meeting will be held immediately after lunch.

Family members are asked to bring cakes for the cakewalk and a small prize for bingo.

Please bring old family pictures and other Strohl mementos for discussion.

Two-vehicle accident in West Penn

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Two vehicles were involved in a collision around 8 a.m. yesteday morning at the intersection of SR309 and SR895 in Snyders, West Penn Township.

West Penn Police stated that a witness reported seeing Mark Foose, of Andreas, driving a 1999 Mercury, pull out from SR895 east into the path of Breanne Ralston, of Mountain Top, who was driving south on SR309. Responding in addition to police, were West Penn firefighters, fire police and Penn Mahoning Ambulance. No serious injuries were reported.

Pottsville woman charged with fraud

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lynn Marie Kramer, 24, of Pottsville, is facing charges of theft/fraud/forgery as a result of an incident that happened in Carbon County.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said the victim in the case is Lynn Ann McMenemon, 59, of 18 Teaberry Lane, Jim Thorpe.

Police said the incident occurred as the suspect was using the maiden name of the victim to open an account with PPL for electricity service. Police said the victim was made aware of the ID theft when she realized she had thousands of dollars in unpaid bills to the utiliity for service she was not responsible for.

Hazleton health alliance to offer screenings

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Greater Hazleton Health Alliance (GHHA) will pair with Boyer's Food Markets to offer free health screenings at select store locations.

Free health screenings will be offered at the following Boyer's locations in August:

Ÿ Aug. 20, 9-11 a.m.: Hazleton store (glucose screenings)

Ÿ Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to noon: McAdoo store (body mass index screenings)

Ÿ Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to noon: Tamaqua store (pulse/oxygen screenings)

No registration is necessary for the screenings.

9/11 service slated in Jim Thorpe

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Carbon County Department of Veterans Affairs will conduct a Patriot's Day (9/11) memorial service on Wednesday, Sept. 11 at 8:40 a.m. in the Josiah White Park, Jim Thorpe.

All emergency services personnel, including fire, police and ambulance; veterans organizations; and the public are invited to attend.

Pa. Turnpike Commission hikes tolls

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Drivers paying with cash will find steepest increases

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) has approved a 2014 toll-rate increase of 2 percent for E-ZPass customers and 12 percent for cash customers.

The Turnpike Commission says the increase is largely needed to allow the PTC to meet its funding obligation to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania under a 2007 state law known as Act 44.

New revenues from the increase will also help fund the turnpike's capital-improvement plan, which is focused mostly on completely rebuilding the 73-year-old toll road and widening it from four to six lanes.

Kunkletown man jailed in assault

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bernadin Solloitto, 59, of Kunkletown, was committed to the Monroe County Correctional Facility, Snydersville, after allegedly assaulting a 53-year-old Kunkletown woman during a physical altercation that happened at 10 p.m. July 25 at 136 Dusty lane, Polk Township.

State police at the Lehighton barracks said he is charged with simple assault, terroristic threats, and harassment.

Police said it is alleged Solloitto struck the woman in the face several times, causing visible injuries, and threatened to stab her if she called police.

Schuylkill Fair opens

Tuesday, July 30, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pausing for a quick photo are, from front left, Schuylkill County Fair Little Miss Runner Up Ava Mah, 7, of Mahanoy City and Little Miss Schuylkill County Fair Rebecca Lascala, 10, of Pottsville. From back left are Schuylkill County Fair Princess Haley Obrzut, 14, of Mahanoy City; Schuylkill County Fair Queen Rachel Naradko, 17, of Port Carbon; and Schuylkill County Alternate Dairy Princess Hannah Miller, 18, of Tamaqua.
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pausing for a quick photo are, from front left, Schuylkill County Fair Little Miss Runner Up Ava Mah, 7, of Mahanoy City and Little Miss Schuylkill County Fair Rebecca Lascala, 10, of Pottsville. From back left are Schuylkill County Fair Princess Haley Obrzut, 14, of Mahanoy City; Schuylkill County Fair Queen Rachel Naradko, 17, of Port Carbon; and Schuylkill County Alternate Dairy Princess Hannah Miller, 18, of Tamaqua.

Pa. Ag Secretary helps kick off six-day event

Pennsylvania Secretary of Agriculture George D. Greig kicked off the 30th year of the Schuylkill County Fair during a ribbon cutting anniversary celebration held yesterday afternoon at the fairgrounds in Summit Station.

"Why Schuylkill County? Why not? Every fair is unique," said Greig, who said this was his first visit to the Schuylkill County Fair. "I see so much pride here in Schuylkill County."

Free Music Academy hosted by Zion UCC

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Zion UCC, 2nd and Iron Streets in Lehighton will be hosting its fourth annual summer Music Academy on Sunday, August 4, through Thursday August 8 from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

This free program is offered to any school aged child grades K-12 and to younger children accompanied by a parent.

The program offers multiple choices for the participants. They can participate in one or all of the offered stations.

Jim Thorpe news

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Clothing give-away

St. John's Lutheran Church, 319 South Ave., will begin their 2013 free clothing giveaway on Thursday, Aug. 2 and it will run through Saturday, Aug. 17. Days and times are as follows; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Fridays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you wish more information call the church office at (570) 325-4255 and leave a message; someone will return your call.

Touchdown Club

Police are probing theft in Carbon

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

State police at the Lehighton barracks are investigating a theft incident that happened between midnight and 6 a.m. July 26.

The victim is Kassandre Noelle St. Ores, 35, of Fernandina Beach, Fla.

The incident happened at 935 Summer Mountain Road, Palmerton, when an unknown actor(s) removed the victim's Sprint iPhone 4 with a pink Otterbox case from the above location.

Anyone with information about the incident or valuables is asked to contact police at (610) 377-4270.