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Thursday, July 11, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured at the Tamaqua American Legion Post are, left to right, Skyler Moore, District 13 Sons of Legion historian; Edward Sassaman, Tamaqua Sons of Legion Adjutant; Edward Moore, District 13 Sons of Legion Sgt at Arms; Rennee Sassaman, President of the Tamaqua Legion Auxiliary; Edward Smith, new District 13 Commander; Danny Sugden, member Tamaqua Legion; Andy Whetstone, District 13 Deputy Commander; Larry Kabana, Tamaqua Legion Commander and District 13 Service Officer; and Charlie Hollenbach, Tamaqua Legion historian.

Edward C. Smith of Tamaqua was elected recently to serve as the 13th District Commander of the Pennsylvania American Legion, at the recent District meeting held on June 18 in Shenandoah.

The 13th District covers 26 posts within Schuylkill County.

Smith served in the U.S. Army at the end of the Vietnam Era from 1975 to 1978 and has since served in numerous positions in his local Tamaqua American Legion, including post commander for four years.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Carbon County Labor Chapter will meet on Monday, July 15 at 7 p.m. at the Democratic Information Center, 110 S. First St. in Lehighton across from the Senior High Rise Apartments.

The focus of the meeting will be plans for community outreach including booths at the Carbon County Fair, The #9 Mine Historical Festival in Lansford and The Weissport Redneck Festival.

The Chapter plans to put on a lighted lantern lift on the Saturday evening of the Redneck Festival. The "lift" will be in recognition of the anniversary of Gettysburg and a celebration of "free labor."

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Lansford Ambulance Association is temporarily out of service until it brings the equipment in its vehicles into compliance with state standards, according to the state Department of Health.

Thursday, July 11, 2013
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Mahoning Township police are investigating a hit-and-run accident which occurred on July 6 at 11:21 a.m. Police said it happened in the 800 block of North First Street (SR209). The vehicle pictured was struck while parked on the shoulder of the roadway. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (570) 386-2241 or by email at mahtwppd@ptd.net.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

HARRISBURG – A bipartisan group of Senators yesterday highlighted the inclusion of $2.5 million in the state budget to create a new Mobile Street Crimes Unit in the Attorney General's office to fight gang activity across Pennsylvania.

Thursday, July 11, 2013
Thief steals $1,000 worth of jewelry from Wal-Mart

Mahoning Township police are investigating the theft of $1,000 worth of jewelry from Wal-Mart.

Officer-in-Charge Audie Mertz said the theft occurred on Wednesday at 2 a.m.

Police said a male cut a jewelry display case security cable. The male then concealed the case inside of a plastic tote. He fled the store in what was believed to be a Ford Mustang.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (570) 386-2241 or mahtwppd@ptd.net

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The Gettysburg National Military Park, site of the famous Civil War battle, is hosting Maureen Carrigan of Jim Thorpe as a member of their Summer Youth Conservation Corps.

Maureen is one of 41 teenagers hailing from across the state of Pennsylvania who are housed for the eight-week session at Camp Eisenhower.

The camp is located in a former motel recently purchased by the park, and YCC enrollees fulfill the dual goals of work and education in the outdoor environs of the park.

Thursday, July 11, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

The residents of this yard art along Andreas Road in Adreas made good use of an old classic.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

The regular monthly meeting of Lansford Borough Council has been changed from July 10 to July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the borough building, 1 W. Ridge Street.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

A Monroe County couple have been charged with third degree murder and using money from a trust account of a woman they were caring for.

State police at Lehighton charged John Tedesco, 43, and Tina Tedesco, 37, of 102 Corrine Way, Saylorsburg, Ross Township, on Tuesday.

Troopers charged them with the death of Barbara Rabins, 70. Troopers alleged the two were supposed to be caring for Rabins, but instead left her in her own urine and feces, and the result of their lack of care for the woman caused her to lose 100 pounds in a year.