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October 2013

Carbon County property transfers

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Deeds recorded

Franklin Township

Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company to Service Construction Co., Inc., 701 Bridge St., Lehighton, property at 118 Franklin Road, $30,000.

Jim Thorpe

Stephen S. Davis to Gregory L. Cain, Garnet Valley, Pa., property on West Broadway, $109,000.

Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation to Louis Rorrer, 3424 Main St., Slatington, property at 89 E. Third St., $13,000.

Jacob B. Arner to Jake Arner Farms, LLC, P.O. Box 600, Lehighton, parcel No. 83A1-19-E2, $1.

Kidder Township

Woman facing trespass charges

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Schuylkill County woman is facing a charge of criminal trespass following an incident that occurred on Aug. 13, about 6:15 p.m., and reported this week by state police at Frackville.

Troopers said at the time and date stated the husband of Sheri Boyer, 41, of Ringtown, went to farm property they own at 103 Aristes Road, in Union Township, to tend to farm animals.

Upon arrival he discovered an adult female and a juvenile female well inside the gated boundary of the property, rooting through items in a tool shed.

Panther Valley news

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Panther Valley

Preschool story hour

The Panther Valley Public Library, 117 E. Bertsch St., Lansford, offers a free, preschool story hour from 9:30-10:30 a.m. every Tuesday.

Stories, snacks and activities are provided for the children.

Summit Hill

Clean-up at St. Paul's

St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 123 W. White St., Summit Hill, will hold a church clean-up day beginning at 9 a.m Saturday. Help is needed raking leaves, cleaning gutters and cleaning the interior of the church. Volunteers are greatly appreciated.

SHCIO to meet

Local realtors help spruce up homes to help local community

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Kathy Henderson, a member of the Carbon County Assocation of Realtors, puts a coat of bright red paint on a door as part of the National Realtors Assocation request for local realtors to do a community service project during October.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Kathy Henderson, a member of the Carbon County Assocation of Realtors, puts a coat of bright red paint on a door as part of the National Realtors Assocation request for local realtors to do a community service project during October.

During October, the National Association of Realtors and the Pennsylvania Association of Realtors encourages local realtors to step out into their community to support a worthwhile cause.

They found their calling by helping clients of Peaceful Knights spruce up their apartments.

Peaceful Knights is a non profit corporation that helps adult men and women who are from Carbon County or live in Carbon who need temporary safe shelter and access to local organizations that provide assistance.

Carving pumpkins at Polk

Thursday, October 31, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

The Neal family, Saylorsburg enjoyed their time at the Polk

Elementary Family Night carving pumpkins. From left, Aaron,

Brandon, Heather and Evan work on creating an Iron Man face and a Jack O' Lantern face, as baby Chase sleeps through the event.

Chamber hosts update on former NJZ property

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Want to learn more about the status of the new development of the former New Jersey Zinc Company's West Plant?

George Petrole, chief operating officer for Northface Development LLC, Lehighton will present an update at a mixer sponsored by the Carbon Chamber & Economic Development from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, at the West End Saloon in Palmerton.

Based on plans shared with the public over three years ago, Petrole plans to develop the site at 1120 Mauch Chunk Road into a 100-acre-plus sustainable high tech office park that could create thousands of jobs.

Tribe's Clements making an impact

Thursday, October 31, 2013

If you pull out your Webster's Dictionary or in today's more modern age go to www.dictionary.com and look up the word riot, you will find an array of different definitions.

One explanation of the word is to cause wild disorder or confusion. In the right context a riot is also described as a brilliant display. Either way, the word riot is a perfect way to define the play of Lehighton sophomore Wyatt Clements this season.

Tamaqua news

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Sorority news

The Preceptor Alpha Upsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority met at the home of Cathy Santee, where a program was presented by Eric Yutko. His topic was "Local Legends, Haunts and Spooks of Schuylkill County.

Members also attended a Preferential Tea at Chef Allen's in West Reading on Oct. 20, sponsored by the Reading sorority chapters.

New rating system not kind to Thorpe

Thursday, October 31, 2013

It seems like only yesterday that the high school football season was kicking off. Nine area teams entered the season with high hopes and playoff dreams.

But the warm Friday night's of early September have given way to the brisk autumn evenings as the calendar prepares to turn to November.

Six area teams still have their playoff dreams intact as we brace for the final weekend of the regular season. This week, OVERTIME will examine how the year-old District 11 power rating system is impacting one area team's bid for a district playoff berth.

DA and sheriff races top ballot

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The spotlight for the Municipal General Election to be held next Tuesday in Schuylkill County centers on the contests for sheriff and district attorney. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Sheriff Joseph M. Groody, Democrat, is seeking re-election to his second full term and is opposed by Patrick M. Reynolds, Republican, a former military police officer with the U.S. Army, who is making his first political bid for an elected office.

Ex-Lehighton man pleads to child porn

Thursday, October 31, 2013

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that a 32-year-old former Lehighton resident pleaded guilty Wednesday to receiving and distributing child pornography before Senior U.S. District Court Judge Edwin M. Kosik.

According to United States Attorney Peter J. Smith, Stephen Puza III admitted to using a computer to download and share numerous images of child pornography during July 2011 through September 2013.

Puza was living in Bethlehem at the time of his arrest.

Schuylkill court news

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Divorces granted

Jessica A.Blase was granted a divorce from John C. Blase, both of Shenandoah. They were married Dec. 27, 2007.

Irvin H. Snyder III, was granted a divorce from Carole T. Snyder, both of Tower City. They were married July 27, 2001.

Chantel Quinn, Reading, was granted a divorce from Michael Quinn, Minersville. They were married Nov. 11, 2011.

Helen F. Brennan, Saint Clair, was granted a divorce from Francis J. Brennan, Minersville. They were married March 21,1998.

Polk column

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Crime Watch meeting

The regular Polk Township Crime Watch meeting will take place at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 6 at the Polk Township municipal building, located on Polk Township Road.

Historical society

Polk Township Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 4 at the Polk Township municipal building. All are invited to attend.

Lehighton news

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trinity happenings

Trinity Lutheran Church, 175 S. Third St., Lehighton, will hold First Saturday worship with holy communion at 5 p.m. The Rev. Michael Frost, pastor of Zions, Stone Church, New Ringgold, will preside.

All Saints Sunday worship service with holy communion begins at 9 a.m. The service will include a remembrance of the members from the congregation who have died in the past year. Interim pastor, the Rev. Donald Hayn, will preside. Coffeehouse fellowship follows.

Sunday School classes will meet at 10:15 a.m. for ages 3 through grade 12.

A high price to pay

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Handicapped signs costly in Weissport

Weissport Borough Council is considering adopting an ordinance that would impose a fee of $250 per handicapped parking request.

The council said the amount is to cover the cost of the materials and labor to establish the parking spaces.

Such a fee is ridiculous.

First of all, in general handicapped individuals have limited earning power. Many are senior citizens on a fixed income. For them, $250 is a lot of money; funds they might need for their medicines or heat.

BMHS offers 'A Taste of Chocolate' at breast cancer program

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Presenters at the "A Taste of Chocolate" Breast Cancer Awareness program were, from left, Susan Generose, Tricia Schaefer, Richard Graham and facilitator, Elisa Condon.
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Presenters at the "A Taste of Chocolate" Breast Cancer Awareness program were, from left, Susan Generose, Tricia Schaefer, Richard Graham and facilitator, Elisa Condon.

Women attending "A Taste of Chocolate" Breast Cancer Awareness program Tuesday at the Jim Thorpe Yoga Center heard inspiring words of healing, nutrition and meditation from program presenters.

Susan Generose, a breast cancer survivor, spoke of how her life evolved from the time she attended Marywood University to study nutrition. It was that knowledge that helped her battle breast cancer.

She said when her potassium levels were low during her treatments, she knew to eat the right foods to increase the levels and help her heal.

Free oral cancer screening offered

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Pocono Medical Center will be offering free oral cancer screening at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Valerie M. Hodge Memorial Dental Center at 175 East Brown St., Building #2, Suite 114, East Stroudsburg.

Pre-registration is required; call 570-476-3750.

Charged with assault in Mahoning Township

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Anthony Bodine, 50, of Beaver Run Drive, Mahoning Township, has been charged with simple assault and harassment.

Mahoning police said that on Sept. 4, they were dispatched to Bridge Street and Bankway in Lehighton. On arrival they met with Lehighton Police and a female who had visible physical injuries.

The female told police she was assaulted by Bodine, with whom she resided. She was transported to a hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Kitchen fire in Tamaqua

Thursday, October 31, 2013
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS

A kitchen fire in Tamaqua on Wednesday afternoon left one woman temporarily homeless. All four fire companies responded to the 1:25 p.m. alarm, quickly knocking down the fire, containing damage to the kitchen area in an apartment at the Jewells building, 132 E. Broad St. Traffic was tied up for about 45 minutes along the busy highway, adding to the usual Wednesday traffic nightmares. The tenant, Jenny Yowre, was aided by the Tamaqua Salvation Army.

Voters will make choices on ballots in Jim Thorpe area

Thursday, October 31, 2013

All three municipalities that comprise the Jim Thorpe area Jim Thorpe Borough and Penn Forest and Kidder townships will have contested races in the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Likewise, voters in those areas will have choices to make among Jim Thorpe Area and Weatherly Area school districts candidates.

In Jim Thorpe, voters will be asked to make their choice known for the mayor's position, as well as who they wish to represent them on the borough council.

ON THIS DATE

Thursday, October 31, 2013

October 31, 2003 Northwestern secures a berth in the district playoffs by shutting out Catasauqua, 33-0, in a Colonial League contest. Pete McCauley carries 15 times for 112 yards to lead the Tigers' offense. Ryan Oxley runs for one score and also tosses a 10-yard touchdown pass to Reid Schellhamer. The winners, coached by Bob Mitchell, also receive a 25-yard scoring run from Chris Schmoyer while Jordan Grube and Jon Rex both recover offensive fumbles in the end zone for TDs.

Tribe hosts JT in huge game

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Exactly six miles separate Jim Thorpe Area High School from Lehighton's football stadium and on Friday night there might be a six mile long line of cars on Route 209 between the two towns

That's because Friday night's game between the Indians and Olympians certainly has the most on the line since the two renewed their rivalry in 2002.

First on the agenda is the District 11 AAA playoffs.

Schuylkill property transfers

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Eagle Rock Resorts Company, in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, recorded in the Schuylkill County courthouse 66 lots sold in its Eagle Rock subdivisions in East Union Township.

Thirty five lots in HF3 (Hidden Forestry) Subdivision, Eagle Rock Retreat, were purchased by the following:

Free Thanksgiving dinner planned

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Faith Alive United Methodist Church, Bowmanstown, will serve a Thanksgiving dinner from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 23. Doors will open at 12:30.

All are welcome to share this meal. There will be no takeouts. Transportation may be available, if necessary. Homebound meals may be available, and will be offered only by previous arrangement.

For more information call 610-852-3833 or 570-386-5586.

Races for township supervisor listed

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A few contests for township supervisor are featured in the Tuesday's general election. Other offices to be filled are tax collector, auditors, and polling officers. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Following is a rundown for townships in the TIMES NEWS coverage area.

West Penn Supervisor Ted Bogosh, Republican, unopposed. Tax Collector Helene Zeigler, is unopposed having won both Republican and Democratic nominations in the primary. Auditor, six year term, no candidate.

Schuylkill incident being probed

Thursday, October 31, 2013

State police at Frackville are investigating an incident at a Schuylkill County site.

Troopers said an unknown person arrived at a storage shed located at 2 E. Darkwater Road, Pottsville, on an all-terrain vehicle, and kicked open a door on the shed causing damages to the door frame. Nothing was taken.

The incident occurred sometime between Sunday, Oct. 27 at 10 p.m. and Monday at 8 a.m. The shed is owned by Pottsville Materials.

Mayor, council races in Coaldale highlight Tuesday's election

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Contests for mayor and council are featured in a number of borough contests in next Tuesday's Municipal General Election. Other offices to be filled are tax collector, auditor, and polling officers. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

Here is a rundown for the TIMES NEWS coverage area:

Tamaqua

Mayor Christian P. Morrison, Democrat/Republican, is unopposed as he won both nominations in the primary election for another term as mayor.

Lois Holman celebrates 100th birthday

Thursday, October 31, 2013
Lois Holman
Lois Holman

Lois Evelyn (Sands) Holman, a resident at Heritage Hill Senior community in Weatherly, is celebrating her 100th birthday on Nov. 1. Born in Hazleton in 1913, Lois was married to Allan Williams for 47 years until his passing in 1979, and to David Holman Sr. for 10 years until his passing in 2000.

Lois is a member of the Hazleton Chapter of the American Red Cross and received recognition for more than 50 years of service. She was instrumental in starting the Red Cross Bloodmobile in Weatherly and was also a volunteer worker in the Hazleton Red Cross office during World War II.

Kresgeville Pumpkin patch

Thursday, October 31, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

This pumpkin patch in Kresgeville is the work of Judy Kresge. It could be Charlie Brown's pumpkin patch because at night, the Great Pumpkin rises up and glows for all to see. Judy decorates for every holiday and her displays are always crowd pleasers. "People actually stop and ask if they can take pictures. I do it because I like bringing pleasure to other people," she says.

Man heads to court in meth lab case

Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Lansford man who police say operated a methamphetamine lab in Lansford had a preliminary hearing scheduled Wednesday, but waived the charges to Carbon County Court.

Anthony William Hill, 25, remains free on bail.

The hearing was scheduled before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford.

Ready for the big night

Thursday, October 31, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Adam Berk works on his 7-year-old daughter Harmony's makeup before trick-or-treat night in Jim Thorpe. Harmony went as Frankie, one of the dolls from Monster High. Most Carbon municipalities held trick-or-treat Wednesday night. Monroe municipalities will host the little ghouls and goblins tonight.