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Friday, December 14, 2012

A Tamaqua man and two New Ringgold men were among 20 defendants who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin.

Friday, December 14, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS A totaled Jeep Cherokee placed outside the West Penn Police Department building reminds drivers to drive safe over the holidays. This vehicle rolled over on Clamtown Road a few months ago.

Police agencies in north central Pennsylvania will be on the alert for aggressive drivers over the next few weeks during a coordinated enforcement effort titled Operation Safe Holiday.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Christ Evangelical Free Church will host a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service on Dec. 24 at 6:30 p.m.

The church is located at 2420 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive West, Lehighton, about -of-a-mile west of Normal Square.

For more information, call the church at (570) 386-4547.

Friday, December 14, 2012
LISA PRICE/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Students who participated in the Reading Rocks program are: From left, first row Kaitlin Sturdik, Selena Bouder, Sara Dehart, Matthew Mullen, Anthony Cannon, Cameron Rolan, Jaclyn Smith. From left, back row Edward Mullen, Laralyn Mullen, Cody Sturdik, Gage Mott-Macalush, Jaydyn Raposo, Chelsea Kurtz

What happens when students open a door, and it leads them into an imaginary world?

That's the plot of a book called Wellspring of Magic (by Jan Fields), which avid reader Selena Bouder rates as tops amongst the 60 books she's read in the last six weeks.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The Panther Valley Middle School has announced the November Students of the Month. Students were chosen based on their excellence in academics and conduct. From left are, Alexa Ruzicka, grade six; Noah Berk, grade seven; and Jenny Lin, grade eight. Certificates and gift cards were presented to each student as a reward for their achievements.

Friday, December 14, 2012

The following students have achieved Principal's List or Honor Roll for the first marking period at Towamensing Elementary School.

Principal's List

Students who have attained all A's in all major subjects.

Third grade: Madison Anthony, Danielle Archer, Donovan Beers, Julia Blose, Kaleb Eitner, Shea Finney, Ignacio Gonzalez, Lucas Heydt, Magdalena Himmelwright, Sebastian Hunsicker, Erin Kistler, Jeremy Mooney and Chris Walkowiak.

Friday, December 14, 2012

A Palmerton couple may construct an addition onto their property.

After over a 30-minute recess, the borough's zoning hearing board, on a 2-1 vote Thursday, approved Fred and Maria Nothstein's appeal to the board.

Also as part of their ruling, the zoners, by the exact same 2-1 margin, ruled to grant the Nothsteins a dimensional variance to construct an addition that will extend five feet from the side property line at 767 Columbia Avenue.

In both instances, zoner Michael Bloomfield and board President Garry Curran were in favor. Zoner Andrew Jordan was opposed.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Several local high school students are among those nominated by Congressman Lou Barletta to attend United States service academies.

Panther Valley High School student Richard Smith, son of Richard and Lisa Smith of Summit Hill, was nominated to attend the U.S. Military Academy at U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Lehigh Township Police Department, in conjunction with K-Mart, will be participating in the "Shop With a Cop," program on Saturday, Dec. 22. This program involves officers donating their time to take young children in need shopping for Christmas gifts for members of their immediate family. The child also will be able to pick a special gift for themselves. Three children were chosen with the assistance of Lehigh Elementary School.

Friday, December 14, 2012

It's that time of year when Towamensing Elementary School's third-sixth grade Student Council members sing carols at Renee's Personal Care Home to make the residents' spirits bright. The students sang songs like "Jingle Bells," "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch," and "The Christmas Song," accompanied by music teacher Natalie Maderia and led by Jodi Kocher and Stacey Olewine.