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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Lehighton man, who previously entered a guilty plea to drug counts, was sentenced Tuesday to a prison term. He was one of four defendants to be sentenced by county judges.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Celeste Robinson, second from right, displays the citation presented to her by state Rep. Doyle Heffley, far right. Joining them are Jim Thorpe Area High School Principal Tom Lesisko, far left, and Celeste's father and mother, Gabriel and Paulette Robinson.

Jim Thorpe Area High School student Celeste Robinson was recognized with a citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, which was sponsored by and presented to her personally at the high school by State Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-122nd).

According to high school Principal Tom Lesisko, "Celeste is the top point scorer in Jim Thorpe High School's basketball history with 1,691 career points over four years, a record for both boy's and girl's basketball."

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A civil suit filed in the Carbon County Prothonotary's office against Jim Thorpe Borough criticizes actions of borough manager Wesley Johnson and seeks in excess of $17,000.

The suit was filed by David Peiffer and Amel International Trade, Ltd. of New Cumberland.

Peiffer had planned to construct a house along Hill Road in Jim Thorpe on a site where the ruins of a historic 19th century castle exists.

Peiffer states in the suit that he received approval from Sewage Enforcement Officer William Brior to construct an on-lot sewage system on July 19, 2011.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Monroe County woman was killed and her two passengers injured in a head-on crash that occurred about 3:55 p.m. on Monday. State police at Fern Ridge said the crash occurred along SR209, a tenth of a mile south of Silver Valley Road, in Chestnuthill Township.

Troopers said Edith Kelly, 69, of Saylorsburg, was driving a 2003 Saturn Ion southbound when she traveled into the northbound lane for unknown reasons. Her car collided head-on with a 2004 Ford Taurus SE driven by Laura Andriulli, 32, of Whitehall.

Kelly was pronounced dead at the scene.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim is seeking the public's help to locate the next of kin of Thomas Hess, 69, of 514 N. 22nd. St. Allentown. Mr. Hess died on Sunday, March 18, of natural causes at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury. He was pronounced dead at 12:25 a.m.

The Lehigh County's coroner's office is searching for his family. Anyone with family information is asked to call the Lehigh County coroner's office at (610) 782-3426.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Judge James C. McCready, Civilian Defense Coordinator in Carbon County, was among the principal speakers at an impressive dedicatory ceremony in Summit Hill, when the newly installed aircraft observation tower was officially received. Col. Lewis Acker, Harrisburg, chief of the Air Raid Warning System for Military and Civil Defense Commission of Pennsylvania, was on hand to present special Air Force awards to Michael Zielasko and Stanley Barnes, supervisor and chief observer, respectively, of theSummit Hill installation.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Lehighton American Legion Post 314 celebrated its 93rd birthday by recognizing a Law Enforcement Officer of the Year, Daniel K. Magarelli, an officer with East Penn Police Department. From left are Floyd Brown, commander; James Danner, police chief of East Penn Township Police Department, Magarelli; and Harry Wynn III, senior vice commander.

Lehighton American Legion Post 314 celebrated its 93rd birthday on Monday night by honoring a local police officer and 50 and 60 year members, and recognizing fourth grade winners of the essay/coloring contest.

Harry Wynn III, senior vice commander, served as master of ceremonies.

Honored as the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year was Daniel K. Magarelli, an officer with East Penn Township Police Department for the past two years.

Chief James Danner said that Magarelli was one of the finest police officers in the community.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Carbon County Navy Club will hold its meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the Nesquehoning VFW. Scott Reinhart will be in charge. New members are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Lehigh County truck driver died when his rig crashed along a Schuylkill County roadway on Monday morning. State police at Frackville said the crash occurred about 8:35 a.m. at the intersection of state routes 924 and 339 in East Union Township.

Troopers said Humberto Antonio Mendieta, 70, of Whitehall, was operating a 2000 Freightliner truck tractor with trailer northbound when he lost control while rounding a left curve in the road.