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Thursday, April 3, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS There is a parking lot issue at Rita's Italian Ice that has patrons walking from the First Northern Bank & Trust parking lot, then along Route 209 to get to Rita's. Chestnuthill Township supervisors see this as a safety issue that needs to be addressed.

Chestnuthill Township supervisors and Three Twins Realty, the owner of Rita's Italian Ice, were unable to come to an agreement on a sidewalk issue.

Its land development plan was tabled until the Tuesday, May 6, meeting.

Chuck Gould, Chestnuthill Township supervisor chairman, said he was not in favor of approving the plan until an issue of a sidewalk is resolved.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The 35th Carbon-Tamaqua Telethon offers a Salute to Survivors at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 5.

During this segment, survivors are introduced and encouraged to talk briefly about their battle with cancer.

The telethon airs live from Penn's Peak just outside Jim Thorpe.

Survivors are asked to confirm their appearance at gtay200@verizon.net or by calling 570-668-4451. Callers are asked to provide their names and where they live.

The telethon benefits the American Cancer Society.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cyber bullying is sending or posting harmful or cruel text or images using the Internet or other digital communication devices, including cellphones and PDAs (personal digital assistants).

Cyber bullying can include:

Ÿ Sending cruel, vicious or threatening e-mails.

Ÿ Creating websites that have stories, pictures and jokes ridiculing others.

Ÿ Posting pictures of other students/kids online with derogatory phrases or questions attached to them.

Ÿ Using someone else's email to send vicious or incriminating emails to others.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Jim Thorpe Democratic Association will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, at the home of Marge Lux, 13 Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

Edith Lukasevich, president, will be in charge of the session.

Candidates for committeeperson are encouraged to attend.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

At Easter time one of our greatest traditions is decorating and coloring Easter eggs. Some people color eggs through dipping, while others may boil them in onion skin shells to get the bronze look.

Claude Merkel, 77, of Slatington, uses his artistic talent to decorate eggs with unique pictures of birds and various wildlife.

"The giving of eggs has been an important tradition in the old world for many years," Merkel says.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pocono Mountain Regional police have corrected the spelling of the first name of a Monroe County woman who was struck by a vehicle and killed Tuesday evening.

The victim's name is Jeanine Anes, 49, of Tobyhanna. The incident occurred along Route 611 at Route 423 in Tobyhanna.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Schuylkill County commissioners on Wednesday heard from county communications coordinator Scott Krater, who said the 911 narrow banding project is moving along smoothly.

The county is working under a $16,388,145 contract with Motorola, financed by a $21,175,000 2012 bond issue.

County finance director Paul Buber said the county has spent $12,478,813 as of March 31, with a balance remaining of $3,909,331.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The chairman of the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission wants to create a "safe harbor" for customers whose bank accounts were sunk by variable electric rates, which skyrocketed during the bone-chilling winter.

Chairman Robert Powelson spoke out against the "bad actors," who hammered residents with massive rate increases in January. The commission has been inundated with more than 12,000 phone calls and more than 4,800 complaints, Powelson said Tuesday.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Deeds recorded

East Side Borough

Rudolph C. Schoch to Roger P. Schoch, 91-A Bridge St., White Haven, property along South River Street, $1.

Franklin Township

Harold S. Post Sr. to U.S. Bank, N.A., West Palm Beach, Fla., property at 225 Vine St., $1.

Vincent P. Crawford to Patricia B. Cury, 180 Panorama Circle, Kunkletown, parcel No. 70C-12-83, $85,000.

Charles Sirsky to Charles Sirsky, 1290 Green St., Lehighton, two transactions, properties at 107 Old Woods Road and 1290 green St., $1 each.

Jim Thorpe

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Palmerton Area High School's honor roll for the forth marking period of the second semester of the 2013-14 school year has been announced by Paula Husar, Principal.

High honors

Students achieving 3.75-4.00+ GPA in all subjects.

Seniors: Ty Achtermann, Austin Cook, Jenna Creed, Jessica Debski, Joshua Evans, Nicholas Frey, Brittany Fronheiser, Leah Heffelfinger, Andrew Nosti, Samantha Polowczuk, Darris Rodrigues, Jonathan Schwarz, Gabriel Scott, Arissa Snyder, Dakota Strohl, Benjamin Winn