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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tuesday's earthquake in Virginia had a magnitude of 5.8. Earthquakes in the central and eastern United States, although less frequent than in the west, are usually felt over a much broader area.

Compared to the west coast, an earthquake east of the Rocky Mountains can be felt over a region as much as 10 times larger than a similar magnitude earthquake. A magnitude 4.0 on the east coast can be felt as far as 60 miles from the epicenter, and can infrequently cause damage near its source.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The West Penn Township planning commission accepted the Act 537 draft for review on Tuesday evening at the municipal building.

Act 537 is part of the Clean Streams Law created to regulate sewage and other pollutants that go into the waters of Pennsylvania, and the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is requiring for something to be done about the more than 200 failing waste systems secreting raw sewage in the waterways of Andreas, Clamtown, Reynolds, Snyders and South Tamaqua.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Hazleton man, who was charged in connection with five retail thefts from Walmart Store in Rush Township, was placed on house arrest and seven area residents were among 31 who entered guilty pleas in Schuylkill County court this week. All appeared before President Judge William E. Baldwin.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In the height of paving season, the last thing a road crew wants or needs is broken equipment. And in Mahoning Township a broken roller caused major problems for the supervisors because of the dilemma it created in Tuesday night's meeting. But supervisors in the end decided with a 4-0 vote to check with Penn-Hazle equipment for a roller as well as seeing if Summit Hill could loan or rent one to the township. If neither panned out, then the motion approved the purchase of a new Case with a trailer and a deferred payment as per Road Crew Leader Ron Reeser's report.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bright's in Lansford and Lehighton will present to all Korean POWs of Carbon County and the Panther Valley area upon their return home, a new suit, according to an announcement made by R. D. Edwards and George H. Bright. The returned veterans will be notified by letter to visit either of Bright's stores, at which time they will be fitted with a suit of their choice. Anyone knowing of a Korean POW who has returned to this area is asked to contact Bright's.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Palmerton has received zero interest in a vacant lot located in the west end of the borough.

No bids were received by the borough on Tuesday for the property at 910 Edgemont Avenue.

As a result, Borough Council will have to mull its options, according to borough Manager Rodger Danielson.

"Council will decide whether to rebid, or see if there's some interest later on," Danielson said.

The borough took over ownership of the property last November.

Prior to that, the property had been abandoned for many years, and cited various times, Danielson said.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Road work and property matters were the bulk of Polk Township Supervisors meeting.

Property matters included giving a time extension to the request for the preliminary/final land development plan of a Commercial Solar Farm. The Planning Commission had recommended the time extension to Dec. 11. Both Chairman Ahner and Vice Chairman Michael Hurley voted affirmatively on the request with Supervisor Nancy May absent due to a family matter.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Earthquakes having magnitudes greater than a 5, the size of the one centered just northwest of Richmond, Va. Tuesday that rocked much of the East Coast, can occur in Pennsylvania.

This was demonstrated by the 5.2 magnitude earthquake that was centered in Crawford County on Sept. 25, 1998. Although it is not known to have experienced an earthquake with magnitude greater than 4.7, southeastern Pennsylvania is the state's most seismically active region. But historical records go back only about 200 years, so the area could have been affected by a quake before that time period.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Proudly displaying their bleenies are Romayne Joseph, left, and Connie Garzio.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011

In the article, "Rockin' Rescue offered education, resources and services," published in Monday's edition of the TIMES NEWS, the web address Sarah Bauer's photo site smbSnaps was incorrect. The correct website address is http://smbsnaps.com.

The TIMES NEWS apologizes for the inconvenience.