Monday, February 8, 2016
     

Local News

Monday, April 1, 2013
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

At least one person was seriously injured Sunday afternoon when involved in a crash in Towamensing Township. The crash occurred at 2:30 p.m. involving a pickup truck and a car at the intersection of Forest Inn and Stage Coach roads. One person, believed to be the driver of the car, was trapped in the wreckage and freed by members of the Towamensing Township Fire Company of Trachsville. That person was treated at the scene by members of the Palmerton ambulance and Lehighton paramedics before being flown to an area trauma center. State police at Lehighton are investigating the incident.

Monday, April 1, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Bringing together a large array of art styles, Panther Valley High School art teacher Kim Burkett has partnered with the Tamaqua Community Arts Center to hold an art gallery highlighting some of the art classes she teaches at the school. Over 100 pieces are featured as part of the gallery, being held at the center. Some of which include Intro to Art, Drawing and Painting, Ceramics 101, 3D Design and Graphics and so on. "The hard work is obvious with the quality of work here," said Burkett, who has practiced over 19 years in the art field.

Monday, April 1, 2013
Larry Neff/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS A state police fire marshal examines the evidence from Friday night's fire at the Hampton Inn in Franklin Township.

A spokesperson for the Hampton Inn in Franklin Township, which sustained major damages by fire on Friday night, said it isn't known when the facility will be reopened.

"We'll let the TIMES NEWS know," the spokesperson said.

The inn's website says no rooms are available April 1 or 2.

Flames crawled up the rear exterior of the three-story building at about 11 p.m. Friday.

The fire reportedly started in a dumpster in the rear of the motel, which is located along Route 209 next to Trainer's Inn. One report said there was an explosion inside the dumpster.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Lehighton Area Democratic Club will hold a meeting focusing on school policies and school board candidates on Wednesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at the Democratic Information Center, 110 S. First St.

A number of Lehighton area school board candidates have been invited to discuss their proposals and goals.

Monday, April 1, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS

Blue Mountain Kodas Motorcycle Club held its second annual Easter egg hunt for the children and families of Dream Come True - Blue Ridge Chapter. Not only did the children enjoy hunting Easter eggs, playing games and winning prizes, they were treated to a ride in an Easter basket attached to a Harley driven by the Easter Bunny. From left are Katelyn Roeder, the Easter Bunny, Madison Roeder and Gary Grauvogel, club president.

Monday, April 1, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Anna Ng-Pellegrino, MD in the current operating room at St. Luke's - Miners Campus in Coaldale.

Performing more than 1,700 surgeries last year, the St. Luke's Hospital Miners Campus in Coaldale announced the award of a $750,000 matching grant through the Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), which will be used toward the construction of a new surgical suite at the hospital. Miners Campus President Bill Moyer stressed that the grant will help provide even more state-of-the-art services at the hospital.

Monday, April 1, 2013
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Scott Everett of the Delaware and Lehigh National Corridor Commission, right, discusses clean up plans with the Beltzville Lions and Lehigh Canal Commission. From left are, Dennis Scholl, outreach coordinator for the D&LNCC; Bob Maholick, Beltzville Lions; Dennis Bauchpies, chairman of the Lehigh Canal Commission; and Tom Zellner, Beltzville Lions.

Leaving a legacy.

That is how Tom Zellner of the Beltzville Lions Club, envisions the Lions Club's plans to plan flowering cherry and plum trees along the towpath of the Lehigh Canal Park.

"One day this will be a tourist destination comparable to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C." said Zellner.

Until Tom can implement the plans to plan the flowering trees, there is a lot of work to be done.

Monday, April 1, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Job Kranch, 10, shows off his salamander he caught while fishing with friends and family at the Kellner's Dam in Tamaqua during the first day of regional trout season.

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Ladies Auxiliary of the New Columbus Fire Company will meet on Tuesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. not April 12 as previously noted.