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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Two local women are forming a pinochle club for residents of the Panther Valley area. For more information, call Irma Leibensperger at (570) 645-8665 or Jean McArdle at (570) 645-4187.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Summary hearings scheduled for yesterday morning regarding zoning violations of the historic Schwab Building in Weatherly were postponed.

The hearings were scheduled before District Judge Joseph D. Homanko.

The rescheduled date is Monday, Sept. 12, at 2:30 p.m.

The defendant is Larry Halstead of Virginia, owner of the buildings.

He allegedly has let the building deteriorate, and was given 16 summary citations by Weatherly Borough Manager Harold Pudliner.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A Tamaqua woman remains lodged in the Schuylkill County prison, Pottsville, following her preliminary hearing before District Judge Stephen Bayer, of Tamaqua, last week.

Amber Strohl, 28, of 44 Mauch Chunk St., appeared before Bayer in connection with a theft and resisting arrest charges filed by Tamaqua Patrolman Thomas Rodgers. Strohl allegedly took a purse from Freddy's Pub on July 31, then fought with officers when they attempted to arrest her. Charges of theft, receiving stolen property, simple assault, resisting arrest and harassment were all bound over for court trial.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

While still bearing its spots, this young deer appears to be on its own and maybe a little too trusting as it takes the time to stare back from the woodlands near Jim Thorpe.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Six motorists who entered guilty pleas to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs were sentenced recently in Schuylkill County court by President Judge William E. Baldwin.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Newly-minted Eagle Scout Calen Foose of Andreas with his many merit badges, leadership and Order of the Arrow awards and project book.

Children who visit the Carbon County Environmental Education Center can now enjoy the sweet freedom of playing in the woods, thanks to Eagle Scout Calen Foose of Andreas.

Foose, 18 and a senior at Tamaqua Area High School, created a natural outdoor adventure area at the center as his Eagle Scout project.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Attorney General Linda Kelly urges consumers to be watchful for door-to-door home improvement contractors offering roofing, paving and other services.

Kelly said that during the warmer months of spring and summer the Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection sees an increase in "traveling contractor" complaints from consumers across Pennsylvania.

Monday, August 22, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Sierra Bauer, 7, of Summit Hill, plays with some of the kittens that were available for adoption at Cats Peek Rescue during the Rockin' Rescue event held at the Lehighton Park on Saturday.

Animal rescue supporters came out Saturday to the downtown Lehighton Park to champion their cause of stopping abuse and abandonment of animals.

Donna Crum, organizer, said that the event was held to give the public the information they need to when it comes to animals.

"We offer education and resources," she said. "Our resources include information on low cost spay and neuter programs, feral cats, adoptions and shelters and rescues.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Mahoning Township supervisors granted changes to the Lowe's building plan to allow for the removal of two light standards and curbing that was on the plan but actually was placed on the neighboring property of Edgar Steigerwalt. The changes were granted by a 4-0 vote, but not before a first motion by Supervisor George Stawnyczyj to link the approval of the changes to the establishment of an escrow account for the maintenance of the traffic light at the intersection of the Lowe's store failed on a 1-3 vote with the other supervisors voting down the motion.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Seven area residents were among 24 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges recently in Schuylkill County court and were sentenced by Judge John E. Domalakes as follows:

Lee F. Dermo, 26, of 29 Mush Dahl Road, New Ringgold, pleaded guilty to two charges of indecent assault and was ordered to submit to an evaluation through the state's sexual offenders assessment board and his sentence was deferred pending the evaluation.

He was also ordered not to have any contact with the victim or the victim's family. Dermo was cited by Mahanoy City Lt. John Kaczmarczyk.