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Saturday, March 1, 2014
Geoff Yesavage, Tamaqua

The Question: During the worst of the snowstorms and cold temperatures, what was your "I've had it!" moment?

Saturday, March 1, 2014

All is well again with trash collection in Lehighton.

Several borough officials addressed the matter during a special meeting of borough council on Friday.

Before the most recent garbage collection, the borough fielded numerous complaints over the issue, which prompted it to distribute at this past Monday's regular meeting of council a message that explained the state of garbage removal in the borough.

As part of that message, the borough asked residents to place garbage on main streets when there is a large snowfall.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

One more piece of the Delaware and Lehigh Trail may soon become a reality.

During the Carbon County commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board voted to advertise for proposals for the pedestrian bridge design and inspection services.

The bridge would be located off Route 209 across from Turkey Hill in Jim Thorpe and cross the Lehigh River. This bridge would connect the trail, which right now ends at the end of the county parking lot, and picks up again on the other side of the Lehigh River.

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Submitted photo Mike Stanley will receive a Veteran Honoree Award at the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association's Music Awards on March 9 at the Musikfest Café at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

Lehighton's Mike Stanley will receive a Veteran Honoree Award at the Greater Lehigh Valley Music Association's Music Awards on March 9 at the Musikfest Café at the SteelStacks in Bethlehem.

Stanley, 52, owner of the Royal Jam Conservatory of Music in Lehighton, has been involved in nearly every aspect of music since he was 8 years old. He plays guitar, bass, keyboards, drums and sings, as well as rigs lighting and sound, produces concerts and recordings, and teaches.

Saturday, March 1, 2014
REMEMBERING ANGELA Friends share memories of Tamaqua woman on the one-month  anniversary of her murder

Angela Steigerwalt will be remembered for her ready smile, quick wit and ability to make people she just met feel like old friends.

Now, on the one-month anniversary of her murder, those who knew the Tamaqua woman and loved her are keeping her memory alive.

Gina Hunsicker of Jim Thorpe, who is planning a candlelight vigil, was her best friend. They met when they worked together at the J.C. Penney warehouse in Breinigsville.

Hunsicker, her husband Rob and 22-year-old daughter Gabi were all close to Steigerwalt.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Jim Thorpe Area High School Principal Thomas W. Lesisko has announced the names of students on the Honor Roll for the second marking period of the 2013-2014 school year.

Prinicipal's list

A GPA weighted average greater than or equal to 93; at least five grades greater or equal to 93; and no grade lower than 85.

Grade 12: Courtney Lauren Capper, Haley Christine Cope, Jamie Nichole Hartmann, Brandon Michael Huffman, Brittany Elizabeth Loftus, Sean Thomas Nanovic, Gabrielle Alexis Roediger, Stephen Thomas Silfies, Christina Marie Slack,

Saturday, March 1, 2014

This winter, depending on your point of view, has been wonderful or a disaster. After a couple of Artic vortexes have driven temperatures to lows we have not seen for years. Some people question the reality of global climate change. Snowstorms seem to follow one after another without end. You shovel out of from one and along comes another. How can the earth be warming and we have such a winter?

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Air Products and NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN Pipeline & Engineering Co. Ltd. jointly announced the signing of an agreement signifying the intent of the two companies to work together on Japan's developing hydrogen fueling infrastructure market. The agreement also discusses the objective of finalizing a long-term marketing and supply relationship agreement between the U.S. and Tokyo, Japan-based companies.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Lehighton has promoted a part-time police officer to full-time status.

At a special meeting on Friday, borough council, on a 5-0 vote, hired Gabe Szozda, effective immediately, as a full-time patrol officer as per the Police Collective Bargaining Agreement and Lehighton Borough Civil Service Rules and Regulations.

Councilman Scott Rehrig, Darryl Arner, John Kreitz, Helen Torok, and council President Grant Hunsicker voted in favor. Councilman Joel Flickinger and Councilwoman Bessie Bauchspies were absent.

Saturday, March 1, 2014
Special to the TIMES NEWS Bill Moyer, President, St. Luke's Miners Campus, left, and J. David Bohri, MD, Medical Staff President and Chairman of the St. Luke's Miners Campus Board of Trustees, right, present an engraved chair to honor Dr. Dillswar Sahoo, center, for his many years of service in Coaldale.

An engraved chair was presented to local physician Dillswar Sahoo, MD, in recognition of his many years of service on the St. Luke's Miners Campus Board of Trustees.

The presentation was made by Bill Moyer, President of St. Luke's Miners Campus, and J. David Bohri, MD, Medical Staff President and Chairman of the St. Luke's Miners Campus Board of Trustees.

The gift was made on behalf of the St. Luke's Miners Campus medical staff in appreciation of Dr. Sahoo's leadership and commitment to the health of the community, said Dr. Bohri.