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Wednesday, June 1, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Joe Rudelitch, 385 Zions Stone Church Road in West Penn Township, burns branches following last Thursday's record storm while his pet boxer "Bunsby" looks on. The Rudelitch family stated they were lucky to see that a very large tree on their front yard fell away from the home, instead of on it. Almost all the trees in their back yard were uprooted or leveled.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS

Alan Thompson, Swoyersville, stoops inside a bucket over 60 feet high as he mixes mortar for facade work at the Scheid's Department Store building, currently Tire Pros, 24-26 W. Broad St., Tamaqua. Thompson worked in high humidity and 90-degree heat on Tuesday but said temps are a bit cooler near the top of the four-story building. Assisting Thompson on the month-long project is Adolph Rasmovicz, Kingston, stationed at street level near the scaffold. The two men are employed by Roccograndi Construction Co., West Wyoming.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Despite suffering heavy damages to a pavilion and dugout, other non-affected areas of the West Penn Community Park are open. West Penn Lions Club member Al Martinez pointed out that a Lions Club event will still be held this Saturday at the park.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Top of their class

Six Tamaqua seniors were recently recognized for their academic excellence at an Academic Award Achievement Assembly conducted by the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit #29 on May 17, at the Pottsville Club. The six seniors are the top in their class. Front row, left to right, Allison Updike, Melody Kelly, Schuyler Schmidt. Back row, left to right, Carl Wittig, Calvin Troxell, Kyle Cunningham.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Twelve persons were successful in winning Republican nominations for various offices in Carbon County, having received sufficient write-in votes to win ballot positions in the November General Election. Meanwhile, four persons won Democratic nominations via the same process.

Write-in votes are options voters of the two major parties utilize in races where there are no candidates on the ballot.

In one of the cases, a race for the office of county controller resulted due to a successful write-in campaign.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

A woman, who drove drunk with a young child in the vehicle, was sentenced to a county prison term on Tuesday. She was one of several defendants who previously pleaded guilty to be sentenced by Schuylkill County Senior Judge D. Michael Stine, specially presiding in Carbon County.

Marretta R. McGeehan, 25, of Coaldale, and formerly of Lehighton, was sentenced to serve six to 24 months in prison on a charge of driving under the influence (DUI). She was also sentenced to serve 90 days in jail on a charge of driving while under suspension-DUI related. The jail terms run concurrently.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Lou Barletta (R) 11th and State Senator John Yudichak (D) 14th have announced an event to help combat increasing gang activity in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

The two lawmakers are sponsoring a Gang Awareness and Action Panel Discussion on Wednesday June 8th at 6 p.m. in The Kostos Building, Room K-1 on the Penn State Hazleton Campus, University Drive in Sugarloaf Township. The event is open to the public.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Barry Navarre of Orefield, Lehigh County, inspects a light fixture before the auction of Costello's restaurant in Coaldale on Saturday.

A West Penn Township tavern owner on Saturday offered the sole bid $30,000 for the landmark Costello's restaurant at 100 E. High St., Coaldale.

Bob Carnes, who owns the Clamtown Tavern, offered the sole bid for the restaurant at an auction held Saturday. But Carnes as of early Wednesday had yet to hear whether the Costello family would accept the bid.

Efforts to reach Costello family members were unsuccessful.

If they do accept his bid, Carnes said, he'll keep the restaurant and its bar open, and would even consider keeping the Costello name, if the family agrees.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Jim Thorpe Area UVO with members from American Legion Post Post 304, Jim Thorpe and VFW Post 294, Albrightsvile conduct Memorial Day services at St. Joseph Cemetery in Jim Thorpe.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Coaldale police and firefighters responded to a two-vehicle accident just before 5 p.m. Tuesday on SR209 in the Seek part of Coaldale. Reportedly, David Olinger, Lansford, was driving a tan Oldsmobile Intrigue eastbound when he swerved into oncoming traffic and impacted the driver's side of a red Subaru Legacy driven by Catherine Figueroa of Coaldale. Figueroa was treated on scene by paramedics for multiple injuries, including an injury to her right arm, and then transported via Lansford ambulance to St. Luke's Miners Memorial Hospital in Coaldale. Olinger refused medical treatment.