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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Naturalist Robin Tracey will lead an 8-mile hike on the Crow, Lake View and Spirit trails at 12:30 p.m. on June 15, weather permitting. This hike is moderate in difficulty and combines the best of the trails in Tuscarora State Park. Hikers will meet in the Crow trail parking lot off Tuscarora Mountain Road. Call Robin at (570) 467-2506 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. for more information or weather conditions. Pets must be leashed and get along with other pets and people.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Proposals are being accepted to pave Northern Lehigh School District's stadium parking lot.

The district will receive bids to replace existing pavement at Bulldog Stadium until 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 11.

Greg Derr, director of support services and transportation, said the project is necessary "due to the age and condition of the stadium parking lot."

Derr added "we want to have safe facilities for students, staff, and community members who come to Bulldog Stadium."

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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Penn-Kidder Lions Club Treasurer Cindy Kern stands with Webelos Scout Daniel Teets and den father Jason Teets at a recent meeting. The Lions made a $100 donation to the Scouts which they will use to build a bench for the Penn-Kidder library.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
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Eighth-grader Logan Farnell, center, displays a plaque presented by the Penn-Kidder Lions Club members Beverly and Ken Cathcart, left, for being named the May Student of the Month from the Penn-Kidder campus of the Jim Thorpe School District. Also present at the meeting were Farnell's parents, Kathy and Jeff.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS  Volunteer Rosalee Rehrig, of West Penn, places a purple ribbon on one of the lights located at the Depot Square Park.

The Relay For Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities held their 5th annual "Paint the Town Purple" event Sunday (Cancer Survivor's Day) at the Depot Square Park in Tamaqua.

As part of the program, volunteers placed purple ribbons on poles at the park and speakers said a few words of prayer.

In addition to the program, all cancer survivors, caregivers, Relay For Life participants, volunteers and visitors were treated to a free ice cream social at the park.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Carbon County woman has been cited after investigators found a large number of dogs on her property and allegedly not being properly cared for.

State police at Lehighton said on May 20 about 11 a.m. troopers, along with state Department of Agriculture officers, Dog Law Enforcement Division, and Carbon County's dog warden, responded to the property of Nancy L. Bullard, 69, of 131 Kittatiny Lane, Lehighton, East Penn Township.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

WHITE HAVEN, Pa. (AP) – A fire has heavily damaged a historic home in northeastern Pennsylvania.

The old miner house is in the state-owned Eckley Miners' Village in Foster Township, Luzerne County.

George Gera says he was born and raised in the house and has lived there for 86 years. Now, he leases the house from the state.

He says he was awakened shortly after 11 a.m. Tuesday by a smoke alarm and found the house filled with smoke. He says many family heirlooms have been destroyed.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

A Blythe Township man and a Summit Hill woman were among 34 defendants arraigned Monday morning before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon at the Schuylkill County courthouse. All the defendants pleaded not guilty to the criminal charges lodged against them and requested trial by jury. They were:

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Lansford Alive is coordinating a sidewalk sale to be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, and will begin again at 9 a.m. Saturday. There is no set ending time on Saturday.

The sidewalk sale will be in the borough's business district, along Ridge Street.

Northeast Chemical and Panther Valley Lumber will be taking part at their Riley Street locations.

Also, the Legion Riders will be holding its second annual Bike Night from noon until 8 p.m. Saturday.

Look for the display ad in the TIMES NEWS for more details.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013
KATHY KUNKEL/TIMES NEWS

Brandon Hosler, front, 20, of Walker Township and James Gilson, 18, of Tamaqua, were arraigned Friday morning on charges of theft from a motor vehicle and conspiracy to commit theft from a motor vehicle after they were observed rummaging through a car in the East End of Tamaqua. Gilson and Hosler were also accompanied by a 16-year-old Tamaqua male, who was turned over to juvenile authorities.