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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Plans for the new water tank project for the Nesquehoning Water Authority are on track and have entered a waiting phase, pending permit approval from DEP.

During last night's regular monthly meeting of the water authority, it was noted that the invoice for borings was received and came in under the bid amount with a $1,400 savings to the authority. Vice-President Frank Parano requested that a timetable highlighting key milestones be created by engineer Ron Tirpak and by Alfred Benesch & Co.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Members of the Jim Thorpe Democratic Club will meet on Wednesday, Sept.12, at 6:30 p.m. at the home of Carol Walbert, 87 Broadway.

The meeting will be presided over by President Edith Lukasevich.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Lehigh Valley Horse Council will meet Thursday, Sept. 20, 7 p.m., at Jacobsburg Environmental Center, Wind Gap, at the horse trailer parking lot on Belfast Road.

The program will be Camping Made Easy for You and Your Horse with guest speakers Carolyn Cook and John Spots.

The meeting is free and open to the public. For information call (610) 837-7294 or (610) 704-4130.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Tuscarora residents Dorothy and Joe Toney hold elevator ticket stubs they received while at the top of World Trade Center One. The stubs are dated less than three days prior to the attacks at the World Trade Center. Dorothy, who had flown to visit her mother in Marion Center, the next day, was also witness to Flight 93 crash coverage, which was less than 40 miles away.

"Wouldn't it be scary if one of those planes crashes into the World Trade Center?" That is a question Joe Toney asked his wife, Dorothy, as he described planes flying below them while looking down from the top of the World Trade Center One on September 8, 2001.

Taking a trip to New York to visit friends, the couple never thought they would be so close to becoming victims of a terrorist attack.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

In a story in Friday's TIMES NEWS titled "Salary board votes 3-1 for new full-time position," it appears there may be some confusion as to the votes cast to create a clerical specialist in the Clerk of Courts office.

The position, which will pay $9.91 per hour, will report to Clerk of Courts Bill McGinley, who joined Carbon County Commissioners Tom Gerhard and Wayne Nothstein in approving the position.

County Controller Robert Crampsie voted against the position. Commissioner William J. O'Gurek was not at last week's meeting.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The price of gas continues to spiral upward each and every day. The price of gas at this Turkey Hill along SR309 in Hometown, Rush Township is now at $3.99 a gallon. That's 10 cents jump a gallon since the morning hours. Gasoline has increased over two hundred per cent in the last four years.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Divorces Granted

William J. Small was granted a divorce from Jule Greco, both of 1029 Valley of the Lakes, East Union Township. They were married May 30, 2003.

Kristian M. Hennick was granted a divorce from Russ Hennick, both of Minersville. They were married May 21, 2005.

Jeffrey H. Nunemacher, Cressona, was granted a divorce from Nicole L. Nunemacher, Minersville. They were married April 9, 2007.

Christeen M. Cunningham, Selzer, Norwegian Township, was granted a divorce from Thomas C. Cunningham, Schuylkill Haven. They were married April 16, 1985.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Northern Lehigh High School junior Nathaniel Czarnecki and senior Courtney Blocker are sworn in as part of the ceremonial oath as new student representatives to the school board on Monday.

For the first time in four years, Northern Lehigh School District has come up short in its bid to meet Adequate Yearly Progress.

Assistant Superintendent Karen Nicholas informed the school board on Monday that the district failed to meet AYP, a key measure of school performance established by the Federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001.

Nicholas said that while both Slatington Elementary and Peters Elementary met AYP, the middle school and high school did not.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

A Frackville chiropractor was awarded $5,000 in damages by a jury for injuries he suffered when his car collided with a car driven by a Tamaqua man on Dec. 21, 2007, in the parking area of the Schuylkill Mall. Marlin Weyant, of 62 Mahanoy St., Tamaqua, was the driver of the other vehicle.

Dr. Richard T. Adams Jr., 246 S. Lehigh Avenue, testified he was operating his vehicle in a lawful manner in the parking lot of the mall when Weyant pulled out of the parking space in front of him in an abrupt fashion that he could not stop and a collision occurred.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Northern Lehigh School Board on an 8-0 vote, with director Mathias Green absent, approved on Monday the following co-curricular appointments for the 2012-13 school year:

Susan Bachman, Sixth Sense Advisor, $442

Manny Guedes, middle school spring intramural weightlifting, $818

Laren Keglovitz, SADD Advisor, $561

Anthony Thomas, senior high fall intramurals, basketball, $818

The board also approved the following individuals as co-curricular volunteers for the 2012-13 school year: