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Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Tamaqua man was lodged in the Schuylkill County Prison, Pottsville, on Thursday morning, after police responded to a domestic situation at 266 W. Cottage Ave.

Taken into custody was John Tiedeman for allegedly choking and punching Patricia Hill.

Tiedeman was charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and harassment. He was video arraigned before duty District Judge Charles Reilly, who set bail at $10,000. Unable to post bail, Tiedeman was incarcerated in the county jail.

Friday, March 25, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Pictured at the meeting at Weatherly American Legion Post 360 are, left to right : Tom Keener, Post Commander; American Legion Essay Contest winner Sarah Peiser; Auxiliary's 2011 Americanism Essay Contest winners Karlee Ursta; Kathleen Graham; Lynn M. Gunderman; Laila Panckeri; Andrew Solonoski; Olivia Winheld; Jaquiline Watkins; and Joan Drasher, Co-Chairman. Missing from photo were Krista Lutzick and Corey Furmanchin.

The winners of two separate essay contests were honored at the meeting at Weatherly American Legion Post 360 this week.

There were eight winners of the Auxiliary's 2011 Americanism Essay Contest on the subject "How can I encourage my friends to show pride in being an American ?"

Friday, March 25, 2011
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The couples who become romantically involved through the matchmaking efforts of Dolly Levi in the hit musical show, "Hello Dolly" and performed at Pleasant Valley High School this weekend are, left to right: Ambrose (Ricky Vence), Ermengarde (Mariel McAllister), Dolly Levi (Nicole Chouljian), Horace Vandergelder (Tommy Byrne), Cornelius (Marc-Anthony Lewis), Irene Mallory (Miranda Houchins), Minnie Fae (Sarah Schillinger), Barnaby (Adam Parham).

Pleasant Valley High School will present the musical comedy, "Hello Dolly!", March 25-27, under the direction of Dan and Marcie Mulligan, and the orchestral direction of John DeVivo

Friday, March 25, 2011
Frank Lorah, center, was named the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year at the Lehighton American Legion Post 314. From left are Harry Wynn III, finance officer; and Fred Schaffer, commander, right.

Members of the Lehighton American Legion Post 314 celebrated the 92nd birthday of the American Legion by honoring others with awards.

Honored were Frank Lorah, a police officer with the Franklin Township Police Department as the Law Enforcement Officer of the Year and four fourth grade students were recognized for submitting winning Americanism essays.

Presenting the plaque to Lorah was Harry Wynn III, finance officer.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Jim Thorpe Memorial Heart and Cancer Foundation dedicated to the memory of the "greatest athlete of the first 50 years of the 20th century," has announced plans for a nation-wide campaign to raise funds for a $10-million hospital and diagnostic center for the care and treatment of heart and cancer patients. Foundation President David Shinberg said the plans call for the ultimate erection of a 500-bed hospital and rehabilitation center for heart and cancer victims.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Activity at the site of Palmerton's outdated wastewater treatment plant will soon commence.

Borough manager Rodger Danielson informed borough council on Thursday that the company has indicated its intention.

"They're very eager to get started," Danielson said. "Activities will start very shortly."

Once the project gets under way, Danielson said it is expected to take 18 months to complete.

Friday, March 25, 2011
Mark W. Stromelo

Mark W. Stromelo, 20 N. School St., Nesquehoning, has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Nesquehoning Borough Council. He is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in the May 17 Primary Election.

Stromelo, 51, is currently serving as president of the council and chairman of the Streets and Sanitation departments. He is also active on the Budget/Finance, Recreation and Public Safety committees.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Lehigh Township Country Fair Committee has changed the dates and location of the 20th annual Lehigh Township Country Fair. The fair will be held Friday, Aug. 26, from 5 to 11 p.m.; and Saturday, Aug. 27, from 1 to 11 p.m.

The location of the fair will be at the Lehigh Township Volunteer Fire Co., Route 248 and Blue Mountain Drive in Cherryville.

Friday, March 25, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Damond and Carolee Pascoe, owners of Pupster's Pub & Grub, proudly display some of the delicious foods customers can consume at the restaurant.

They call it puppy love for a reason.

All it takes is one visit to Pupster's Pub & Grub to see why patrons become attached to its cozy confines.

Located at 2815 Little Gap Road, Palmerton, the business will hold its grand opening on Saturday from 11 a.m. to closing.

There will be food and drink specials, as well as a DJ who will perform at 8 p.m.

Complete with a brand new, fully renovated kitchen and a new slate-top bar, the establishment is a must-see for patrons.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Schuylkill East Northumberland County Chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting applications from persons interested in serving on the chapter's board of directors. For more information, or to apply, call the Red Cross office at (570) 622-9550. Leave your name and phone number and a member of the nominating committee will return your call.

Inquiries may also be emailed to redcrossed@comcast.net. Deadline for applications will be April 8.