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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Numerous Nesquehoning residents attended the monthly meeting of Nesquehoning Borough Counci to air their concerns over putting in curbing on their property.

George Brennan of West Catawissa Street, told council that he had macadam installed on his driveway and wasn't going to pay to have it redone after the curbing is put in. He told council, "I pay taxes on my property and you can't tell me to put curbing in."

Dan Lain of Mill Street said," How can you force this on a homeowner? People can't afford it."

Thursday, May 26, 2011
Island Breeze Tanning Salon owner, Jean Reabold has been in business for 15 years.

Island Breeze Tanning Salon and Gifts will commemorate its 15th anniversary June 1 with a celebration for its customers on June 4.

Owner Jean Reabold wanted to do something for herself 15 years ago and thus, Island Breeze was born.

Since then, Reabold's salon has expanded from four beds to nine, eight of which are horizontal and one that is vertical, to meet growing demand from customers.

Each room has its own name such as Bali Hai and each bed is controlled through a computer, to ensure the customer's safety.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

At present the Slatington borough is without a contract on who should handle stray animals when they are taken into borough custody. The discussion was incited as a result of the borough recently having to shelter a dog for two weeks, and most recently housing a cat for the same amount of time. It was unclear as to who was to clean the cages of sequestered domestic animals, especially over the weekends.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

The L.B. Morris Elementary School will hold the fifth annual School Walk on Monday, June 6. As the event draws closer, information will be sent home with the students. The event will be held at the Jim Thorpe High School track from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Students participating are in grades kindergarten through eighth.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A former Carbon County firefighter alleged to have set multiple fires will have his case head to trial.

Todd Deem II, 19, of Lehighton, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton.

As a result, Deem will appear before the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas on July 7. He has been returned to Carbon County Prison in lieu of $30,000, 10-percent bail.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Four area residents were among 10 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in the Schuylkill County Court and were sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin.

Michael Todd Brode, 20, of 24 Lower Road, Tamaqua, pleaded guilty to a number of criminal charges.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A settlement on an appeal from a market value placed on a former Catholic church building in Coaldale was approved by the Schuylkill County Commissioners at their public meeting held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Minersville man was sentenced for criminal trespass on state game lands in Rush Township and a Girardville man for posting threats on a internet Facebook site. They were among 17 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in the Schuylkill County Court and were sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin.

Shane Carl Bordner, 39, on a charge of defiant trespass on state game lands in Rush Township was fined $75 and ordered to pay $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) and pay costs of prosecution. Bordner was cited by Trooper Mark Knock.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Auto Service Technology/Auto Collision and Repair graduates are, left to right: William Abreu, Dylan Eckert, Michael Rodriquez, Tyler Ketterer, Steven Miller, Herbert McDermott, and Jered Hart.

Fourteen students graduated last week from the Auto Service Technology/ Auto Collision and Repair and Carpentry programs at CCTI.

Youth Services Agency and Carbon Career & Technical Institute teamed up again and provided skills to students in High Priority Occupations.

The student's abilities in the trade areas are developed at CCTI in these 150 hour programs and their academic proficiency is honed at the YSA Camp Adams site.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Giving it all they've got, Robin Marie Davison (left) and Brittany Martinelli approach the finish line of the 50 meter dash during the Special Olympics Annual Athletics Competition in Jim Thorpe last Saturday.

Appropriately held in conjunction with the annual community celebration honoring Olympian Jim Thorpe on his birthday, the Special Olympics Annual Athletics Competition was held last Saturday at the Jim Thorpe High School athletic complex.

Athletes from three different participating counties in Pennsylvania competed. They were Carbon, Luzerne, and Columbia/Montour counties.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disability.