Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Local News

Friday, June 23, 2017

Panther Valley School District and its teachers union have agreed to a new contract, which they say sets a new precedent in communication between both sides.

On Thursday, school board members approved the contract as well as a $26 million budget that will not raise taxes.

The contract will run through July 2020. It will be retroactive to July 2015, when the teachers’ last contract expired.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against a Schuylkill County pharmacy assistant who stole nearly 30,000 prescription pills, including more than 27,000 Oxycodone pills. The pills had an estimated street value of $565,000.

Jamie Karmonick, 41, of South Main Street, Mahanoy City, is charged with a felony – acquisition or obtaining possession of a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge – and related charges including theft.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Showers and potential thunderstorms are in the cards before 3 p.m. Chance of heavy rainfall, cumulative amounts could be between a quarter and a half of an inch. High of 81.

The threat of storms and showers continues into the evening, with a low of 72. Chance of precipitation still 80%.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Carbon County Friends of Animals will host its community yard sale and fun day from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at its shelter, located at 77 W. 13th St., Jim Thorpe.

Food will be available, and entertainment for children such as a clown, balloon animals and face painting.

CCFOA will be selling various items.

All proceeds benefit CCFOA.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Coaldale Tax Collector Catherine Papesh announces the Coaldale Tax Office will be closed Friday to participate in the ACS Relay for Life. Normal hours will resume Tuesday from 1-7 p.m.

Call 570-645-7986.

Friday, June 23, 2017

The district welcomed back Matthew Triolo earlier this year as an assistance principal at the high school. Triolo will now be replacing retiring principal, John Gress.

Triolo will assume his new duties beginning Aug. 1 at an annual salary of $95,000.

Other new hires include Kathleen Franklin, who will serve as secretary to new superintendent David Piperato. Franklin will receive an annual salary of $45,245.

Magen Snyder was hired as a confidential secretary for Human Resources at a rate of $41,925 annually.

Friday, June 23, 2017

The Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company will hold its annual benefit horse show on Sunday at the Getz farm in Albrightsville.

English, Western, Gymkhana and miniature horses will be accepted. There is an entry fee per class.

Those looking to reserve a space for a table must call ahead and bring their own table. A tack sale and yard sale will also be held.

For more information call Justine Blew at 570-646-4857.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Family members are asking for help looking for 17-year-old Skye Kremsner of Albrightsville.

Kremsner is a white female, approximately 4'11" and 105 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes.

She was last seen Thursday around 1:30 p.m. at the Hickory Run Tavern, Route 534, where she was employed.

Kremsner has pierced ears and two moles on her cheek under her right eye.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of SKYE KREMSNER, please contact: Trooper Marotta of the Pennsylvania State Police at the Fern Ridge barracks, 570-646-2271.

Friday, June 23, 2017

A young man was seriously injured early Friday morning when struck by a hit-and-run motorist while riding his bicycle along Route 443 in Mahoning Township.

Shortly after 3 a.m. a westbound motorist discovered the 20-year-old victim and his bike lying along the westbound berm suffering serious injuries.

The man was treated at the scene by members of the Mahoning Valley ambulance and Lehighton paramedics before being transported to the Lehigh Valley Hospital Trauma Center in Allentown.

Friday, June 23, 2017
Jack Corby

Tabbed Thursday night as Northern Lehigh School District’s acting superintendent, Jack Corby isn’t planning on merely keeping the seat warm.

The retired Whitehall superintendent and Nesquehoning native wants to keep a good thing going.

“I’m not looking to just put my time in,” he said. “I’m here to fulfill all the duties to make this as comfortable a transition as possible. I’ll be here to support the staff and the administration until the district has someone on board.”