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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Carbon County woman who smuggled a controlled substance into the prison in her dentures, will spend a long time there. She was one of several defendants sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II on Monday in the county court.

Jail incident

Susan Victoria Karley, 45, of Parryville, was sentenced ot serve one day less one year to one day less two years in the county prison on a charge of possessiosn of a controlled substance-contraband by an inmate. She previously entered a guilty plea to the charge.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Jack Steele, of Market Street, talks with Alice Ohl, elections minority inspector, Katherine Kunkel, elections majority inspector and Alberta Bonetsky, elections clerk, while stopping by the East End Fire Company polling place to vote.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Tamaqua Area School District will host its 6th Annual If (Independent film) fest this Friday, May 20th in the TASD Auditorium at 7 p.m. Tamaqua students will showcase their film-making talents in this black-tie, red-carpetcelebration of the arts. Admission is free for those who dress up. Casual dress admission costs $1.00.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Matt King accepts the "Certificate of Appreciation" being presented to him by Cliff Gledhill, Commander Jim Thorpe American Legion Post 304 in recognition of his outstanding service to Legion programs. Matt also accepted two "Letters of Appreciation" presented to Steve Briar and Frank Zuckerman of Americare Homecare Services for their support of the "Kids Fishing Derby" which is sponsored by the Jim Thorpe American Legion Post.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
MICHAEL A. HEERY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS At last evening's Lehighton Area School Board meeting, Principal Gretchen Laviolette proudly introduced her East Penn Elementary School team, which took first place in the recent Envirothon Competition at Carbon County Environmental Education Center.

Before an overflowing crowd, Lehighton Area School Board approved a final budget for the 2011-2012 school year, which includes salary freezes and puts a hold on the proposed middle school building project.

The meeting attracted such a large crowd in the administration building that newly-appointed Fire Chief Gary Frable voiced building capacity concerns. At that point, school board President David Krause adjourned the meeting and reconvened it about 15 minutes later in the high school auditorium.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

As the spring home buying season kicks off, Realtors® will host thousands of open houses in neighborhoods across the country during Realtor® Nationwide Open House Weekend.

On June 5, Realtors® in Carbon County invite buyers to visit some of the many open homes throughout the area where they can learn more about homeownership.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

More than 160 children registered to take part in the 33rd Locust Valley Fish and Game Club's annual free children's fishing rodeo held recently. Dale Sitler, club Vice Prsident, stated, "Every child gets a prize." He also mentioned over 80 fish were stocked at the pond during the season. Hundreds of prizes lined the prize tables inside the club and consisted of fishing poles, six bikes, games, tackle boxes and more. Children also enjoyed free soda and hot dogs.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

Diane Luciana of Jim Thorpe casts her ballot at the Phoenix Hose Company, which is the fourth ward of Jim Thorpe, and the 17th voting district in Carbon County. Jim Thorpe has one of the most contested races in the area with 16 candidates seeking six available seats.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Monroe County man has been charged and jailed for allegedly setting his house on fire.

State police at Lehighton said Todd Mitchell Storm, 44, of 43 Birchwood Park, Saylorsburg, Ross Township, has been charged with arson and related offenses.

Troopers said Storm was involved in a dispute with his wife, Michele Lynn Storm, 41, and allegedly set their home on fire. The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.

Storm was taken into custody at the scene, charged and later committed to the county prison in Snydersville.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Members of the Lehighton American Legion Shoemaker-Haydt Post Auxiliary Unit 314 honored student Americanism essay contest winners, girls who attended Keystone Girls State and Miss Poppy during the "Mother's Day" program held recently at the Lehighton American Legion. From left are, front row, Chey Davis, Keystone Girls State; and McKena Christman, Miss Poppy; and back row, Susan Anthony, Americanism chairman; and essay winners, Sydney DeLoatch, Jada Whiteman, Olivia Frendt and Taylor Walck, and Gladys Balliet, president; and LaRue Fritz, Girls State and Poppy chairman and 4 County Poppy chairman.

Members of the Lehighton American Legion Shoemaker-Haydt Post Auxiliary Unit 314 honored student Americanism essay contest winners, girls who attended Keystone Girls State and Miss Poppy during the "Mother's Day" program held recently at the Lehighton American Legion.

Sue Anthony, Americanism chairwoman, not only announced the winners of the local contest, she announced that three students' essays won at the country level and two of the three essays went on to win at the state level.