Friday, November 28, 2014

Local News

Monday, July 23, 2012
Artist sketch of male and female suspects who stole $90,000 during driveway sealing scam in Mahoning Township.

Artist sketches of two individuals who allegedly stole $90,000 from an elderly woman in Mahoning Township last Tuesday have been released by the township police department.

Audie Mertz, officer in charge of the police department, is appealing for the public's assistance in capturing the con artists.

He said that on July 17, between 2 and 5 p.m., a man and a woman approached an 89-year-old Mahoning Township resident at her home. The home is located near the Schuylkill County border.

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Pyramid Sports Performance Center in Lehighton is partnering with Carbon County SAFE Kids, SAFE Kids USA and Johnson & Johnson to provide parents, coaches, and young athletes with practical information and tools to reduce sports-related injuries.

A fall sports safety clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, July 31st, from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30p.m. at the Pyramid Sports Performance Center, 230 Ochre Street, in Lehighton. The sports safety clinic is FREE. It's open to parents, coaches, young athletes and school officials.

Monday, July 23, 2012

St. Joseph's Hall in Summit Hill was the scene of a brilliant event. a testimonial dinner was held to the Rev. Luigi P. Castagnola, recently ordained priest, and Joseph P. Greco Esq., recently admitted to practice at the Carbon County Bar. A special guest who spoke briefly was Commendatore Fortinator Tiscar, the Italian royal vice consul of the anthracite region, Scranton. The honored guests were presented to the large gathering by Rev. Agnello J. Angelini, pastor of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, New Columbus.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Parryville United Methodist Church, corner of Chestnut and Main Streets, Parryville, will host a free community luncheon on Saturday, July 28 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

All are welcome.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

A Tamaqua native has been named by Pope Paul to the Sacred Rota, the Vatican's court announced. Most Rev. Thomas M. Mundy, 53, of the Philadelphia Archdiocese, is a professor at St. Charles Boromeo Seminary, Overbrook. He also has served as a judge on the Metropolitan Tribunal, the church court in Philadelphia. Last month he was named a consultor to the Pontifical Commission for the Revision of Canon Law at the Vatican.

Saturday, July 21, 2012
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Ron Rabenold and dad, Randy, outside Zach Rabenold's Tack Shop. When Randy was 8 years old, Gene Autry came to his father's shop to have a saddle repaired.

One evening in 1938, 8-year-old Randy Rabenold rubbed his eyes to see at the door, a man dressed in chaps and a 10-gallon hat.

The man, who said that he needed his saddle repaired, introduced himself as Gene Autry.

Autry was then on his rise to stardom, having completed two dozen of what would be over 90 films and, later with the introduction of television, a popular western series. He was the original singing cowboy and his songs Tumbling Tumbleweed and Mexicali Rose were often heard on the radio.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Kelly Martin of Schnecksville had no apprehension about visiting the Mahoning Valley Cinema last night for the showing of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises."

"What happened in Colorado is very sad, but it's not going to happen here," she said. "We can't live our lives in fear. I just think that guy snapped."

Her reference was to a shooting rampage in Aurora, Colo. in which a lone gunman, James Holmes, 24, opened fire in a theater showing the movie. The massacre left 12 people dead and 59 wounded.

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Dan Bobby, Freeland - "I'm not a football fan. I feel that some students who are smart get turned down because of college football scholarships offered to athletes."

How do you like the idea of a four-team playoff to determine a college football champion that will go into effect in 2014?