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Monday, January 30, 2012

Eleven area residents were among 35 who were admitted to Schuylkill County's Accelerated Rehabilative Disposition(ARD) probation program, recently.

The ARD program reserved for first offenders who committed a non-violent crime to allow them to work off the charge to clear their name.

District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon made the motion to admit them into the program at a hearing and Senior Judge D. Michael Stine granted the motion and imposed the following conditions. All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Carbon County Fire Police Association members named Mayor John Nalesnik, Nesquehoning, as the winner of the organization's Merit Achievement plaque. The award was presented to Nalesnik for his outstanding performance of duties. Nalesnik is a member of the boroughs fire police association and three fire companies.

Monday, January 30, 2012

A number of driving under the influence (DUI) related cases were scheduled to be heard before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, this past Tuesday with each of the defendants waiving their right to a preliminary hearing. The cases will now be heard the Schuylkill County court.

George R. Rogosky, 44, of 500 S. Main St., W. Mansfield, Ohio, was in court on charges of DUI of alcohol and careless driving. The charges were filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Peter Wysochansky following a Dec. 28 incident.

Rogosky was released on his own recognizance.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Arion Mace, 13, shows off his snowboarding skills in Tamaqua with his friends Tyler Gaffney, 14, Alberto Rosas, 13, Aaron Raeder, 13, and Micah Young, 13.

Monday, January 30, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Firefighters work to free a victim of a pickup truck accident which wasn't discovered until several hours after the crash.

The driver of a pickup truck involved in a violent crash overnight Saturday in Mahoning Township is fighting for his life after laying exposed to sub freezing temperatures for an undetermined amount of time.

Emergency personnel and police do not know when the crash occurred but some people who passed the scene overnight say the truck was at the scene for hours.

Due to the distance the unit was off the roadway witnesses could not determine if the truck had been in an accident or was simply parked on the lawn.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Leo Cabrera smiles and banters with customers as he slides plates of hash browns, sunny-side up eggs and crisp rashers of bacon onto tables at his restaurant in Lansford one recent morning.

The low-key familiarity – he knows most of the customers by name – is one of the aspects of life in a small town that Cabrera cherishes.

It was the kind of atmosphere he sought when he, his wife Margarita and their children chose Lansford as their home.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

People wouldn't blame the jury panel hearing testimony in the murder trial of a Lansford man from getting a little frustrated with the pace of the proceedings.

Friday was the 14th day of the trial of Ernest Troy Freeby, 36, charged with killing his estranged wife, Edwina Atieno Onyango, 34, in the basement of his home and then disposing of her body.

Saturday, January 28, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS New Tripoli Bank, located at 6748 Madison Street, New Tripoli, has been chosen as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

When a customer enters its front doors, they are greeted by their name.

Talk about top-of-the-line service, which is what patrons have come to expect at the New Tripoli Bank.

Located at 6748 Madison Street in New Tripoli, the bank has been designated as Business of the Month by the Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce.

The bank, which also has a second location at 7747 Claussville Road in Orefield, is a "full-service bank", according to David Hunsicker, president, CEO, and chairman.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A bomb scare caused Palmerton Area High School to be in lockdown mode for several hours Friday morning.

Details of the incident - provided by Superintendent Carol Boyce - are posted on the district's web site,

Boyce said the incident was reported yesterday morning at around 10 a.m. at the junior/senior high school when "a student found a bomb threat in one of the men's bathrooms and reported it to the administration."