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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Five Schuylkill County judges held heaings in the courthouse to act on probation violatons and impose sentences on those found guilty by juries.

Five defendants had their probations revoked.

Kevin Clews, 32, Ashland, admitted to violating the terms of his probation which was revoked by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin and was re-sentenced on a charge of possession of drug parpahernalia to serve three to 12 months in the county prison with credit for serving 21 days. He had pleaded guilty to the charge in September 2012 and was placed on probation.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

The Owl Creek Reservoir Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, at Tom's Auto and Marine on Greenwood Street, Tamaqua. New members are always welcome.

For further information, call 570-668-5066.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Coaldale veterans' organizations will hold a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23 to honor those Marines who were killed in action in Beirut, Lebanon in 1983. The ceremony will be held, rain or shine, in the Veterans Memorial Garden, next to borough hall, 221 Third St.

Thirty years ago, 241 Marines were killed when their barracks was bombed.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Northern Lehigh High School is hosting the Tournament of Bands Chapter 2 Championships at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bulldog Community Stadium.

The event will be one of 13 chapter level competitions held over the weekend, according to David Carroll, band director, who added that the chapter level competition is a qualifying and seeding competition for the Tournament of Bands prestigious Atlantic Coast Championships, which will be held the following two weekends at Hershey Park Stadium.

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Interagency Council of Carbon County is planning a 25th anniversary brunch celebration. The event will take place from 8:45-11:15 a.m., Nov. 21, at the Carbon Career & Technical Institute, 150 W. 13th St., Jim Thorpe.

The council is looking for all past and present members of the organization to attend to share stories of successful projects and partnership.

If interested in attending the brunch, contact Larissa Kimmel at lkimmel@cmpmhds.org or 610-377-0773 ext. 3621. Deadline for reservations is Nov. 12.

There is a cost for brunch.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Democrats for Change will present Bar Johnston, longtime activist, former special assistant to Mayor Ed Pawlowski of Allentown and professional political consultant. She will speak at the next meeting, at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Inn at Jim Thorpe. Her topics will be "The Sestak Campaign for Senate" and "Best Practices for Democratic Clubs." Also on the agenda will be Roy Christman, Ph.D. who will lead the group in identifying the "movers and shakers" of Carbon County.

Friday, October 18, 2013
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Russell Young

A Lehighton man admitted Thursday in Carbon County court to setting two fires in his hometown, one at his sister's house, and another where he resided.

Russell Young, 45, pleaded to two counts of arson-danger of death or bodily harm, both felony ones, before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

Nanovic deferred sentencing and ordered the adult probation office to prepare a presentence investigation report.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Since the inception of the SHINE Afterschool programs, results have proved that the model works for students who had been struggling academically and socially.

Here are a few highlights of the SHINE Career Academy for the 2013-2014 school year, as noted by state Sen. David Argall:

Ÿ 100 percent of parents were pleased with the program;

Ÿ 85 percent of students improved or maintained their academic performance;

Ÿ 80 percent of students improved or maintained their classroom behavior;

Ÿ 80 percent of students demonstrated or maintained completion of homework;

Friday, October 18, 2013

The correct time for the Halloween Rock Painting Class at the Palmerton Area Library (402 Delaware Ave.) is for 2-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. All supplies will be supplied. Preregistration is required. Please call 610-826-3424.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Mahoning Township Police said more than 1,000 feet of copper wire was stolen from a firm in the township on Wednesday.

Audie Mertz, officer in charge of the department, said the theft happened at Moyer Well Drilling on Gilberts Hill Road.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Mahoning Township Police at 570-386-2241.