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Monday, April 2, 2012

This year's annual Carbon-Tamaqua ACS Telethon is being televised on Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, beginning at Noon and continuing until Midnight each day. The Telethon can be found on Blue Ridge Cable TV 13 and Service Electric TV. Come and see the live performance of the area's best talent, all while supporting the ACS at the famous Penn's Peak, located on Maury Road in Jim Thorpe. There is no charge for admission. Dining Services are available at Roadies Restaurant located at The Peak.

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Pottsville Campus of McCann School of Business & Technology is hosting a Spring Open House and Bunny Hop Event from 8 a.m. to 8 p. m. on Tuesday, April 3. The event will be held at the Main Campus Building, located at 2650 Woodglen Rd., Pottsville. This fun event, which is open to the public, is an excellent opportunity to experience the McCann Family.

Monday, April 2, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Children and grandchildren of Weissport residents were invited to the annual egg hunt on Sunday, sponsored by the Lehighton Recreation Committee. The committee hid approximately 90 dozen eggs and donated 90 prizes that were distributed among the children in the three age categories. Among the children participating was 18-months-old Willow Gibson, daughter of Amy Hawk and Shawn Kolb of Weissport.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Spring has officially arrived, heralding the return of the Tamaqua Borough street sweeper. Regular street cleaning operations will begin tomorrow, April 3, with streets posted the day before sweeping is scheduled.

This week's schedule will include: Tuesday, beginning at 7 a.m., Union, Market to end; Orwigsburg, Hunter to Coal; South Swatara, Mahanoy to Van Gelder; South Nescopec, Mahanoy to Van Gelder; Jerome, Washington to Swatara; Lombard, Rowe to Boyle Ave.; Laurel, East End Ave. to end.

Monday, April 2, 2012
CHRIS PARKER/TIMES NEWS Windstream network technician John Tucker, center, presents a $50 check to Lansford Mayor Ron Hood, right, as Police Chief John Turcmanovich looks on.

Lansford's new drug tip line has received a $50 donation from a borough business.

John Tucker, a network technician for Windstream, presented the check Friday to Police Chief John Turcmanovich and Mayor Ron Hood.

The tip line, (570) 645-8477 (TIPS), was launched in December and has already resulted in substantiated leads, Hood said.

Windstream employees, who contributed the donation, hope that their generosity prompts other businesses to follow suit, Tucker said.

The tip line is a safe way for residents to report suspicious activity, Hood said.

Monday, April 2, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Audrey Wargo, the public information officer for the Carbon County Severe Weather Emergency Exercise, calls schools and hospitals to initiate an emergency weather drill. The exercise at the 911 Communications Center in Nesquehoning was held in conjunction with Emergency Preparedness Week.

Carbon County officials recently took part in a statewide Severe Weather Emergency Exercise at the county 911 Communications Center.

Sixteen volunteers gathered in the conference room last Thursday to complete the exercise, which was held in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's Severe Weather Emergency exercises.

Monday, April 2, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Over 200 people were treated to lunch at the Lehighton Area Lioness Lions Club annual Bunny Lunch. Among those attending were Hailey Zimmerman, 3, and her little brother, Jacob Zimmerman, two weeks old. The event ushers in the Spring season each year. Chairing the event was Steven Anthony and Sue Anthony. Steven Anthony was also in costume as Peter Cottontail. The event was held Saturday at the Lehighton Recreation Center.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Twelve area residents were among 70 defendants who were arraigned Monday morning on criminal charges before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon in Schuylkill County court and all entered pleas of not guilty and requested trial by jury.

Justin James Chickilly, 30, of 15 Archery Lane, Tamaqua, charged by Trooper Paul E. Hardnock with terroristic threats, unlawful restraint, simple assault and harassment of Beth Ann Williams, of 63 Fawn Lane, Walker Township, last Jan. 6.

Saturday, March 31, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Firefighters were quick to save a Tresckow home following a fire on the second floor.

Firefighters were quick to quell a house fire in Tresckow Friday morning that sent a mother and older son to Hazleton General Hospital, suffering from smoke inhalation.

Emergency responders were called to 4 East Hemlock Street just after 10:30 a.m. for a report of a structure fire. When they arrived, they saw high flames inside the second story window of the home.