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Monday, April 23, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Dagan Messinger, 13, and Sierra Walck, 11, both of Lehighton, were among the 10 children who were awarded bicycles during the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club fishing derby held Sunday at Durigan's Pond in Mahoning Valley.

Nearly 100 children enjoyed a great day of fishing at the fishing derby sponsored by the Beaver Run Rod and Gun Club held Saturday at Durigan's Pond in Mahoning Valley.

Children and grandchildren of members ages up 16 years old were invited to fish and every child received a prize. There were also special prizes given away, including 10 bicycles, two in each age grouping and prizes for the first fish, biggest fish, second biggest fish, first to catch limit, second to catch limit and smallest fish. The biggest fish also gets mounted by Hill's Taxidermy for free.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ten area defendants were among 18 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges recently in the Schuylkill County Court and where sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin.

Timothy John Postupack, 33, of 31 Vulcan Road, Barnesville, on a charge of terroristic threats and simple assault on Shannon Ashfield in Saint Clair Borough last Dec. 8 received a jail sentence to run consecutive with the one now serving on an assault charge. His aggregate sentence comes to 12 to 46 months in the county prison with credit for having served 132 days.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Emergency personnel responded to the intersection of Barnesville Drive, SR54, (Ryan Township), Pine Creek Drive (Rush Township) and Fairview Street, following a three vehicle accident that occurred just before 4 p.m. on Sunday in Barnesville. The accident involved a maroon Nissan Maxima, maroon Saturn station wagon and a blue Chevy Cruze. A woman was treated for minor injuries. Responding were firefighters from Hometown, Delano, Barnesville and Mahanoy City. Also responding were Tamaqua ambulance and Rush Township and Ryan Township police.

Monday, April 23, 2012

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A spring nor'easter packing soaking rain and high winds churned up the Northeast Monday morning, unleashing a burst of winter and up to a foot of snow in higher elevations inland, closing some schools and sparking concerns of power outages.

"It's unusual, but not unheard of," said Kevin Fitzgerald, a National Weather Service meteorologist in State College, Pa., where the eastern part of the state saw rain, and the west, northwest and higher elevations dealt with snow.

Monday, April 23, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Visitors await screenings and the like as part of a community health fair co-sponsored by Blue Mountain Health System and the Palmerton Lions Club Saturday at Blue Mountain Health System's Palmerton campus.

Individuals can never be too well-informed when it comes to their health.

To that end, Blue Mountain Health System and the Palmerton Lions Club co-sponsored a community health fair Saturday at the Palmerton Hospital cafeteria.

Mary Lou McGeehan, Community Education Coordinator, said she was ecstatic with the amount of people in attendance.

"It has surpassed my expectations," McGeehan said. "The people seem to be staying a lot longer."

Beth Wright, of Palmerton, said makes it a point to attend the health fair on a regular basis.

Monday, April 23, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Lansford, welcome the Rev. Vasyl Chepelskyy and his family to their church. From left, are, assistant cantor Billy Gribble; cantor Dan Rabayda; the Rev. Vasyl Chepelskyy, his wife, Maria, and daughter Victoria; Guild president Pat Rabayda; Guild secretary Susan Seaver; Guild treasurer Eva Lawrence, and Guild vice-president Dorothy Hosler.

St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Church, Lansford, and St. Mary's Byzantine Catholic Church, Nesquehoning, recently welcomed their new priest, the Rev. Vasyl Chepelskyy, his wife, Maria, and daughter, Victoria.

Chepelskyy was born in Lviv, in the Ukraine, and attended the Ukrainian Catholic University and the Holy Spirit Seminary for a total of seven years. He then attended the International Theological Institute in Austria. He graduated with a doctoral degree in Theology from John Paul II University in Krakow, Poland.

Monday, April 23, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Members of the Tamaqua Beautification Assocation (TBA), Tamaqua LEO Club, Tamaqua Girl/Boy Scouts and Coal Region Militia volunteer group spent many hours over the weekend cleaning various areas of downtown Tamaqua as part of the Schuylkill Keep It Pretty (S.K.I.P.) program. Kevin Steigerwalt, association president, and Tamaqua Borough Manager, stated his appreciation for all who came out to help make Tamaqua a cleaner place. Noah Russell, 13, volunteers his time to spruce up the area around the Tamaqua train station.

Kevin Steigerwalt, TBA President, on right, talks with all the volunteers prior to the cleanup. Steigerwalt stated this was the biggest turnout for volunteers he's had in years.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Live animals will be featured today starting at 6:00 p.m. at the Tamaqua Elementary School during a live show via performers with "The Rain Forest" group.

Touring under the name "Live on Stage, The Rain Forest", the show will offer sight and sounds of the Amazon region and offer people a chance to see exotic birds, monkeys, alligators, jungle cats and snakes.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Ben Warren of Jim Thorpe is one of the nine candidates competing in The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Man & Woman of Year fundraising campaign.

Agreeing to utilize his leadership abilities, Warren will be conducting his own fundraising campaign for LLS for the next 10 weeks. Every dollar he raises counts as one vote. The male and female candidates with the most votes are named the Chapter's Man & Woman of the Year. Their totals are then considered in naming national titles.