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Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Faith and Robert Ohl placed flags in the military holders. They are the Poppy queen and king.

The Ladies Auxiliary to R. W. Fritzinger VFW Post 7215, Walnutport, decorated with flags and flowers the veterans' memorial in the park.

Large trees wore ribbons and flower pots and a wreath were placed in front of the memorial.

Faith and Robert Ohl, the Poppy queen and king, placed flags in the military holders.

The United States and Missing in Action flags were replaced by new ones.

Chaplain Sue Bortz said a prayer for the military: "Preserve them from danger upon the sea, land and in the air from the violence of the enemy that they may safeguard our country."

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Carbon County Democratic Executive Committee will meet on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. at the Inn of Jim Thorpe. Billy O'Gurek Jr. of Summit Hill, county chairman, will be in charge of the meeting.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Easter Seals Eastern PA (ESEP) will hold its annual Walk With Me event at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Allentown Rose Garden. ESEP has served the Lehigh Valley, Berks County and the Poconos for more than 85 years. Funds raised locally go directly to helping people like Logen, a 14-month-old from Kunkletown.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured outside their new bakery are co-owner Mike Scott holding son Keagan, 3; co-owner Tina Scott with daughter, Autumn, 5; and Cathy Cabana, pastry chef. Not pictured was Janet Scott.

If you've passed by the Village Center Mall in Snyders recently, you've probably found it hard to ignore new mouthwatering aromas emitting from one of its newest businesses.

The new bakery, called Belly Buzzers, held its grand opening a few weeks ago, and since then, has been bustling with customers and orders.

"It has always been a dream of ours to open a made-from-scratch bakery that will replicate all the local favorites." That is how married couple Mike and Tina Scott described their strong desire of opening a bakery in West Penn.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Juries returned verdicts in three of five criminal trials that started Monday in Schuylkill County court with two defendants charged in traffic in illedgal drugs found guilty.

Jaimie M. Koch, 47, of Pine Grove, was found guilty of four counts including delivery of a controlled substance, possession with intent to deliver, possession, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Judge John E. Domalakes deferred sentencing to a later date.

Monday, June 4, 2012
All About Bullies... Big And Small received a Grammy at the 54th Grammy awards ceremony for the Best Children's Album.

Gloria Domina of Bethlehem received a Grammy at the 54th Grammy awards ceremony in February. The award for the best children's album, All About Bullies... Big And Small, was given to the five producers of the album: Gloria Domina, James Cravero, Kevin Mackie, Steve Pullara, and Patrick Robinson.

The family album, oriented towards children 8 to 12 years old, contains 37 tracks by over 30 musicians, all written specifically for this album.

Monday, June 4, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Towamensing Township Supervisor Tom Newman made a motion to remove the ramp and container that is county property from township property.

By a verbal agreement between former Towamensing Township supervisor Rodney George and Carbon County Recycling coordinator Duane Dellicker, the township built a ramp at a cost of $9,400 so the county could back up and dump recyclable paper into a large container.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Summit Hill Borough Council reactivated its curfew ordinance, affecting young people 18 years of age and younger. People in that age category must be off borough streets at 10:30 p.m. weekdays and 11:15 p.m.Fridays, Saturdays, and days preceding a holiday. A warning alarm will be sounded twice nightly, one-half hour before the curfew time as a warning and a second time at the curfew time. A warning will be given to violators for the first offense. Second offenders will face a fine of $10 plus $23.50 in costs. Thereafter fines will be from $25 to $100, plus $23.50 in costs.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Four Schuylkill County residents were killed in two crashes in Schuylkill County, both occurring on Saturday.

Three died in a crash that occurred about 1:25 a.m. along SR61, a mile south of the Schuylkill Mall Road, in Blythe Township, just north of Saint Clair.

State police at Frackville identified the deceased as Shawn Centeleghe, 19, of Friedensburg; Jason Engleman, 23, and Cassandra J. Snyder, 16, both of Pottsville.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Carbon County will see about a four percent increase this year on insurance to keep the county and its employees covered.

The commissioners Thursday voted to renew the 2012-2013 insurance policy with the Pennsylvania Counties Risk Pool (PCoRP) at a total premium cost of $271,600. This is a $12,079 increase from last year.

The insurance covers $87.8 million in county property and 58 vehicles. It also covers general liability, errors and omissions, crime, equipment breakdown, and flood insurances and more.