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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Joanne Love of Tamaqua immediately knew the caller was trying to scam her when he urgently warned her about a computer virus Microsoft had detected on her computer.

The caller on the other end of her phone line was insistent and persistent, telling Love she needed to immediately go to her computer and "follow a few steps to get rid of the virus."

Love knew it was some type of scam, not because she's a computer expert, but because she doesn't actually have a computer in her home.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Six first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record his wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, they will face trial on all pending charges. Person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

President Judge Roger N. Nanovic placed the six for a year. The six were placed on driving under the influence (DUI) charges..

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Carbon County Navy Club, Ship 260, will meet at 7 p.m., on Monday, July 29, at the Nesquehoning VFW, 300 E. Center St. Scott Reinhart, commander, will be in charge.

Applications for new members for navy club or associate members will be available.

Volunteers are also still needed to form an honor guard.

For more information or to volunteer for the guard, contact Robert "Ski" Siesputowski at (570) 645-3643 or attend the meeting.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

St. John's United Church of Christ, 891 Columbia Avenue, Palmerton, will hold its first annual Block Party and Car Show on Saturday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

There will be concession stands, games and face painting for kids, table treasures, a cake walk and a dunk tank. The National Guard and local fire companies will be on hand. A DJ will perform from noon to 4 p.m.

To preregister for the car show, call (610)-824-6027.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
What  a mess!

Some individuals with no regard for others dumped either two dumpsters or two truckloads of building materials next to the cemeteries at the east end of White Street in Summit Hill. Besides the building materials, mostly wood, also in the mess is litter including a lot of iced tea cartons.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

July 24, 2010

Motorists using Route 209 through Lehighton and the Packerton areas know very well the lengthy traffic jams occurring from road construction. Those driving delays should soon be over.

Work has been completed on the Route 209 improvement project. The project included resurfacing nearly four miles of US209 between the Thomas J. McCall Memorial Bridge and Susquehanna Street in Jim Thorpe.

The Lehighton project began in April. The bulk of the work occurred during the past four weeks.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Special to the times news

On July 21, at 5:26 p.m., Mahoning Township Police investigated a single-vehicle accident on Route 902, Mill Road. A Jeep traveling south had locked its brakes before driving off the roadway down an embankment and into a stream. The driver, Robert Dominic Jr., 30, of Summit Hill, stated that an oncoming car had crossed into his lane causing him to crash. Police were unable to locate any other vehicles.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

As anticipated the voter turnout for the special election of candidates for the Hazleton School Board, which was held in Schuylkill and Carbon counties yesterday, was not as great as the turnout was in the Primary Election held last May 21.

The total number of votes cast in Schuylkill County on the Republican ballot in the special election was 953, and 733 Democratic tallies. The candidates for school boards can cross file.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
@Caption Stand Alone:Festival fun New Ringgold Fire Company volunteers, from left, Renea Emerick, Amanda Alexis and Stephen Stripe serve their famous firehouse cheeseburgers during Old Home Week in New Ringgold, hosted by the New Ringgold Fire Company.

The New Ringgold Fire Company hosted its annual Old Home Week recently on the grounds around their firehouse.

The event consisted of free entertainment, homemade foods, games, rides and numerous activities. nt.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS County officials and volunteers hold the hot dogs they purchased at "Dogs 4 Dawgs" at Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corporation in Nesquehoning on Monday during the kick-off to the three-day event. The event aims to raise money to help with the operations of the Carbon County Animal Shelter. Pictured are, kneeling l-r, Sgt. David Midas of the Carbon County Sheriff's Department with his son Gunnar, 3, and his dog Stash, 9, who was adopted from the Carbon County Animal Shelter six years ago; and standing, l-r, Emmett McCall, Carbon County Recorder of Deeds; Bill Richards, state Sen. John Yudichak's Carbon County office; Rose Walck, Nesquehoning councilwoman; Marianne Meixell, KME; Carbon County Commissioner Thomas J. Gerhard; Nesquehoning Mayor Tony Walck; animal shelter volunteer Bill Toone; K-9 director Tom Connors; volunteer Margaret Toone; Joann Behrens, Carbon County Prothonotary; and Commissioner William O'Gurek.

Kovatch Mobile Equipment Corp. in Nesquehoning is going to the dogs hot dogs that is.

A three-day event, "Dogs 4 Dawgs," that aims to help raise funds for the operations of the Carbon County Animal Shelter, kicked off Tuesday as county officials; as well as volunteers turned a portion of the KME building 1 parking lot into a hot dog stand, selling hot dog lunches to KME employees and the public.

The event also took place today and will be held Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.