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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Schuylkill County's grant writer Gary Bende, and Karen Parish of the Department of Community and Economic Development attendedthe Schuylkill Townshipsupervisors' meeting Wednesday to talk about a schedule for the Tuscarora water line project.

Last month, Schuylkill Township supervisors announced they'd been awarded the $500,000 DCED grant.

During the meeting Wednesday, the supervisors chose Alfred Benesch & Co., Pottsville, to provide professional services for the project.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
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Tamaqua Borough employee Steve Naylor works from a bucket truck lift early Wednesday to install one of a series of 20 additionalHometown Heroes banners. The program, launched early last yearby the Tamaqua Area Chamber of Commerce, allows anybody, even groups or organizations, to honor a military person or group. It can be a generic salute to the military and patriotism, as well. Theprogram has been embraced in the Tamaqua area and banners now adorn lamp posts all along routes 209 and 309 through town.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
Special to the TIMES NEWS The Seventh Annual Hunter Meckes Memorial Soccer Tournament will be held Sunday, April 13, at the Lehighton Area High School soccer fields. The event is held in memory of Hunter Meckes, who died in an accident on Jan. 27, 2003.

The Seventh Annual Hunter Meckes Memorial Soccer Tournament will be held Sunday, April 13, at the Lehighton Area High School soccer fields. The event starts at 8 a.m. U-9 to U-18 teams will be playing. D.J. Larry will be spinning tunes and refreshments will be offered by Jim Thorpe High School Girls and Boys Booster Club, Carbon United Soccer Club and American Kettle Corn. Proceeds from a basket event will be donated to the Jim Thorpe Wrestling Booster Club. Also Printing 4-U will be offering Hunter Meckes T-shirts and hoodies. There will be swag tag and Schuylkill Valley Sports.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Schuylkill County Democratic Commissioner Gary J. Hess once more tried to get his Republican colleagues to repeal a Feb. 26 resolution supporting proposed changes to a law requiring local governments to automatically deduct union dues from public employees paychecks.

Again, he was met with defeat when neither commissioner Chairman Frank J. Staudenmeier nor George F. Halcovage Jr. supported his motion.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Dyson has issued a recall on approximately 338,000 portable electric heaters.

Consumers should stop using Dyson's Hot heaters and Dyson Hot+Cool heaters unless otherwise instructed because the heaters can develop electrical shorts and overheat, posing a fire hazard.

It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. The recalled products have a model number AM04 or AM05.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The American Legion Auxiliary of Gilbert held its 2013-2014 essay competition with this year's theme being how can I show my pride by being an American. Winners are, from left, Pleasant Valley High School senior Nina Giambalvo, Pleasant Valley Intermediate School fourth-grader Nicholas Garcia and sixth-grader Alyssa Kovacs. They are joined by auxiliary President Tara H. Furman. The students received an American Legion Auxiliary pin and a certificate, and a luncheon with family members. "We had a huge turnout of essays this year and we very proud," said auxiliary historian and

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Schuylkill County judge agreed to place a McAdoo man accused of driving under the influence in the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program.

Senior Judge D. Michael Stine on March 27 accepted the request of Owen Berezwick, 40, to participate in the one-year program. If he successfully completes it, his record would be cleared.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Amber Reenock, 29, of Palmerton, was placed on probation by a Carbon County judge Tuesday for six months on a charge of simple assault.

She previously pleaded guilty to the charge.

She was arrested for an incident at 44 E. Water St. by Lansford police. She was charged with assaulting her mother, Roxanne Reenock.

Tuesday her mother stood with her at sentencing asking the court to impose a probationary sentence.

Her mother told Matika that she and her daughter had been drinking before the incident and both were to blame for what happened.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Tamaqua: Kevin W. Miller to Elaine Regis: Property at 13 W. Elm St. for $6,800.

Randy Wasserleben to James R. Gumpy II: Property at 227 N. Lehigh St. for $78,000.

Rush Township: William H. Mackenzie and Patricia A. Mackenzie to Jacob J. Daubert and Hayley E. Daubert: Property at 9 Acorn Drive for $118,000.

Robert M. Adams and Evelyn C. Adams to Mark Adams and Michael Adams: Property at 321 Ben Titus Road for $1.

Ryan Township: Charles C. DeWire Sr., Mildred G. DeWire, Scott F. DeWire and Scott DeWire to Mark D. DeWire: Property at 256 Orchard Road for $1.

Thursday, April 3, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS This past winter a hospital van slid down the hill at Nis Hollow.

Mahoning Township Supervisors heard complaints from Nis Hollow Estates residents Wednesday night about undrinkable water, sewage on the open ground in one of the lots, dilapidated buildings and unsafe conditions.

They also told supervisors multiple calls to Morgan Management Company in New York and the Park Manager Christine Green have been ignored.

"We call Morgan Management Company and try to complain about the conditions and they hang up on us," said resident Rosetta Strohl. "The park manager doesn't answer us."