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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Voter turnout was very low in Tuesday's primary election in Carbon County.

Only 6,595 (19.95 percent) of the 33,055 eligible voters took the opportunity to cast their votes. Of course, there were no single contests on the local ballot, since most of the candidates seeking state and federal offices were running in districts that include multiple counties, or parts of them. Otherwise, in the only individual office up for grabs in the county, there were no contests yesterday.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO The Lehighton United Veterans Organization presented a color guard for the dedicationprogram of the East Penn Township Memorial to Veterans of the Korean and Vietnam Wars.

The following programs are scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. If your program is not listed, please send information to

Carbon County

Summit Hill

American Legion Post 316 will hold a memorial service at the St. Joseph's Cemetery, located in the White Bear section of Summit Hill, at 1 p.m., Sunday.

Summit Hill Memorial Day program at Ludlow Park is 10 a.m. Monday.

The annual Summit Hill Memorial Day Parade is 11 a.m. Monday.


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

A White Haven resident was sentenced in Carbon County court on Tuesday to a county prison term after previously admitting stealing from his employer.

James Bradley Huff, 34, was sentenced by Judge Joseph J. Matika to serve a total of four months in jail followed by 20 months in the county's Intermediate Punishment Program, which will include the first eight months with electronic monitoring, plus a year probation. The probation term is concurrent with the jail and IPP terms.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dental services for uninsured and underinsured children, physical activity instruction for cancer survivors, and parenting education for at-risk families are among the areas of need being addressed by grants just awarded by The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Five grants recently were approved by the foundation's board of directors, providing $33,227 in funding to regional nonprofit programs that will serve more than 2,800 people.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Democrats and Republicans in Carbon County cast complimentary votes on Tuesday for committee members who will represent them in their communities for the next four years.

The Democratic Party bylaws call for one committeeman and one committeewoman to be elected in each of the 51 election precincts.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The local Schuylkill Carbon Agency for Manpower was discovered broken into yesterday morning according to Chief Thomas Mase of the Jim Thorpe Police Department.

The chief reported that the office, located at the former railroad station, was discovered entered at 1:15 a.m. by a patrolman on foot patrol.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Flames are visible in the corner of the roof at 336 W. Snyder Ave., Lansford, while firefighters climb on the roof early Wednesday morning. The fire gutted the second and third floors of the structure before being extinguished. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A raging fire early Wednesday morning gutted the second and third floors of a vacant Lansford house.

The blaze happened at about 1:15 a.m. at 336 W. Snyder Ave. When firefighters arrived on the scene, heavy flames were erupting from the upper two floors of the frame structure.

According to neighbors, the single home has been vacant since February when the lone occupant died. It has been sold to an out-of-the-area party, neighbors said.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Former Jackson Township supervisor Jack Rader Jr. narrowly won for the Republican slot for the 176th legislative district Tuesday in Monroe County, with 1,130 votes over Jim Becker's 1,111 votes. Hope Smith ran unopposed for the Democratic slot with 1,817.

Mario M. Scavello ran unopposed for the Republican slot for senator in the General Assembly's new 40th District, a 4-year term, and earned 4,365 votes.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Did you ever wonder how 3-D printing technology will affect the future of various careers?

If so, the 3-D Printing Academy mini-conference will help answer that question.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Democrats have chosen millionaire businessman Tom Wolf to challenge Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in the fall.

Early returns Tuesday night showed Wolf with a big lead over three fellow hopefuls.

Wolf's primary victory comes after a months-long courtship of voters. His seemingly unending series of TV ads featured his Jeep Wrangler and testimonials from his wife, his two grown daughters and employees of his kitchen cabinet company.