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Monday, March 5, 2012

Five new members of the Schuylkill County Bar Association were admitted to practice law before the Court of Common Pleas of Schuylkill County at ceremonies held Friday afternoon at the courthouse in Pottsville.

The new attorneys are as follows:

Attorney Ryan Bates, 25, of 4302 Brockside Court Orwigsburg, who received his law degree at Duquesne University Law School. He was presented to court by his uncle, attorney B. J. Evans.

Monday, March 5, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS Village at Palmerton residents Naomi Smith and Erma Gregory knot a handmade quilt.

Some people really know how to stave off the winter blues.

That's certainly been the case at the Village at Palmerton, according to Norma Kunkel, director of marketing and admissions.

"To break up the monotony, directors of all departments cooked lunch table side dishes for the residents," Kunkel said. "After much good natured teasing, they all tucked in to a tasty meal."

Kunkel said two residents helped knot a handmade quilt, which when finished, will be displayed in the community to commemorate all the hard work.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Deeds recorded

Banks Township

Vincent P. Shickora to Vincent A. Shickora, 1 W. Cherry St., P.O. Box 201, Tresckow, property at 1 W. Cherry St., $1.


Grace Viola Walk to Lisa L. Henritzy, 545 Fireline Road, Palmerton, property at 545 Fireline Road, $25,000.

Franklin Township

Jim Thorpe National Bank to Darrin L. Goldberg, 195 Clayton Drive, Palmerton, parcel No. 70F-11-110, $25,000.

Carl E. Andrew Sr. to Kevin B. Andrew, 498 Fairyland Road, Lehighton, property at 498 Fairyland Road, $25,008.67.

Jim Thorpe

Monday, March 5, 2012

PathStone Child and Development services is taking applications for Early Head Start and Head Start for families living in the Panther Valley, Lehighton, Palmerton and Jim Thorpe school districts. Children must be age eligible and meet income guidelines. Families who receive unemployment benefits, work at low paying jobs or receive SSI are a few of those who may be income eligible.

Early Head State is a year round program and children from birth to three years old, along with pregnant women are eligible for the program.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A Coaldale man was among five who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced as follows:

Monday, March 5, 2012

Fourteen area residents were among 79 who were arraigned on criminal charges before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon Monday morning at the Schuylkill County courthouse. All entered pleas of not guilty and requested trial by jury.

Kristopher George See, 20, of 163 Valley St., New Philadelphia, is cited by Trooper Andrew D. Letcavage with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol as a minor when stopped last Nov. 26 in Walker Township.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Volunteers with the Tamaqua Trinity United Church of Christ's free community soup social celebrated a year's worth of free meals during their free social held on Saturday. The free soup and dinner socials are held the first Saturday of the month from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the social hall of the church. Next month's free social will be held the second Saturday, April 14, due to the holidays. Pictured from left are Charlotte Welsh, Elaine Boyer, Betty Dolinsky, chef and coordinator Barbara Breiner, Doris Nelson and Lynn Myers.

Monday, March 5, 2012
CHRIS KNIGHT/PATRIOT NEWS PHOTO Joseph Conrad, 25, son of Kathy and Bruce Conrad, formerly of Carbon County, was severely burned on four fingers following the rescue of his dog from a fire in his home in Hershey.

Joseph Conrad, 25, son of Kathy and Bruce Conrad, formerly of Carbon County, was severely burned following the rescue of his dog from a fire in his home. Conrad was airlifted to Lehigh Valley Hospital for treatment of second degree burns to the fingers of his right hand.

Around noon on Wednesday, Feb. 22, Conrad was returning from the bank to his second-floor apartment at 128 Lucy Ave. in Hershey when, as he opened the door, he saw his apartment was engulfed in flames and thick smoke.

Monday, March 5, 2012

A priest of the Diocese of Allentown has been removed from his assignment at a parish in Berks County after the priest acknowledged an inappropriate relationship with a woman that began when the woman was 18 years old.

Bishop John O. Barres announced this to the parish at the 5:30 p.m. Mass on Saturday evening.

The Rev. Cletus Onyegbule, 44, has been assistant pastor at St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Sinking Spring since March 2009.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Four Philadelphia residents were reported dead today after the plane in which they were riding crashed into the Blue Mountain near Palmerton. Rescue workers encountered some hazardous condition before reaching the small plane. Yesterday's dense fog and intermittent rain is believed to be a contributing factor in the incident. The wreckage was found about 150 ayards from the top of the mountain. Carbon County Coroner Robert Deibert was transported to the scene and pronounced the victims dead.