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Thursday, January 23, 2014
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Members of the Nesquehoning Fire Police for 2014 were sworn in by Mayor Sam Kitchko at a meeting held at the Nesquehoning Hose Company fire station. Members present were, from left, New Columbus Captain Frank Shubeck and Lieutenant Tony Schiano, Mayor Kitchko, Nesquehoning Lieutenant Grace Whildin, Fire Police William Fauzio Sr., Captain Denny Creitz, and Fire Police Joseph Kovatch Jr. Fire Chief John McArdle said there is an urgent need for volunteers for all the emergency services in the borough, including the position of fire police.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Slatington 150th Parade Committee invites people to participate in the Slatington Sesquicentennial Anniversary Parade on Saturday, Aug. 16. The parade will step off promptly at noon.

The theme "Past, Present and Future," was chosen as the theme, in recognition of the past, present and future of Slatington.

The goal is to present a parade with the highest standards of quality, performance and conduct.

Therefore, the committee reserves the right to determine which units will be accepted and asks that everyone read the application carefully.

Thursday, January 23, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS These farm animals pastured along State Road, Barnesville, know the secret of staying warm a wool coat and a buffalo robe.

Temperatures hovered around zero this morning throughout the region.

We'd like to tell you the worst is over, but wind chills below zero will continue through Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

Tonight, there's a slight chance of snow showers before 8 p.m. and wind chill values as low as 12 below zero.

Friday, wind chill values will be 10 below zero.

Snow showers are likely Saturday, with a high near 28.

Sunday will be sunny but cold, with a high near 17.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The American Red Cross Blood Services, Northeast Pennsylvania Region will

hold several open to the public blood drives during the month of February:

Ÿ Friday, Feb. 7, noon to 4:30 p.m., Palmerton Borough Hall, 443 Delaware Ave., Palmerton

Ÿ Wednesday, Feb, 19, 1 to 6 p.m., Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, 101 East 10th St., Jim Thorpe

Ÿ Friday, Feb. 28, 3 to 7 p.m., Lansford American Legion, 3 West Ridge Street, Lansford

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Due to severe weather conditions Lehighton Borough trash collection will take place on Saturday, Jan. 25.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Palmerton Area School District will hold kindergarten registration for the 2014-2015 school year Monday, Feb. 24 through Wednesday, Feb. 26.

All registrations will take place in the district offices, which are located on the third floor of Parkside Education Center, 680 Fourth St., Palmerton.

Those registering are asked to schedule an appointment to register a child by calling Kimberly Ottinger at 610-826-7101 ext. 5023.

Appointment times will be scheduled 8:30 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:45 p.m.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Carbon County Commissioners voted to give back a $1 million federal grant that was earmarked for the Packerton Business Park project.

During the county commissioners' meeting today, the board voted unanimously to return the grant to the United States Economic Development Authority. The reason was because the county lost its appeal to allow a road to be constructed onto the property.

This brings the total of grant money returned to state and federal agencies to over $2.3 million.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has filed charges against a Lehighton woman for embezzling more than $300,000.

Shelly Ann Kocher, 42, is charged with embezzling approximately $316,324 from customer accounts while she worked as a customer service supervisor at Jim Thorpe National Bank in Jim Thorpe.

A plea agreement was also filed indicating that Kocher intends to plead guilty to the charge when she appears in federal court for her arraignment.

Thursday, January 23, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Brandon Nelson, 14 of Palmerton, promoted his first published, "Denver Downunder" at the Palmerton Area Library.

Brandon Nelson of Palmerton might only be 14 years old, but he had a dream of being a published author and did everything he could to make it happen.

His story is now an ebook on Amazon Kindle and he visited the Palmerton Area Library recently to promote it.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

A Lansford man pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Carbon County court to setting a car on fire. He was one of 13 defendants in pending criminal cases to enter a guilty plea before Judge Joseph J. Matika.

Lansford incident

Kyle M. Frantz, 20, pleaded guilty to one count each of reckless burning and criminal mischief.

He admitted setting fire to a Mercury Sable owned by then neighbor Katelyn Atkinson. The incident occurred on May 16, 2013.