Saturday, August 23, 2014
     

Local News

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua Area High School students participated in the March 15 Regional High School Computer Fair at the Schuylkill Intermediate Unit. More than 40 various computer projects were judged, according to industry standards, with awards presented to four TAHS students. Winners included: Nicolai Kabana, second place in the digital movie category; Dallas Mease and Austin Chartier, first place in graphic design; Megan Witkus, first place, and Eriz Hertzog, second place, in computer fair logo.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

St. Peter's E.C. Church, 177 Main Road, Lehighton, (Franklin Township) is hosting a Kid's Party Club from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14. Kid's Club Party offers Bible stories in a party atmosphere for children ages 5 to 12. The theme will be "Noah." Children are asked to bring their favorite stuffed toy. There will be a Bible story, crafts, singing songs and games. Snacks will be provided. For additional information, call Janet at (610) 377-4148 or Marion at (610) 377-5247.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Going, going and soon to be gone.

Weissport Council is serious about trying to be rid of a yellow 1997 Ford 350F dump truck.

The truck was purchased in December 2008 at a cost of $7,500. The truck was never on the road because of one mechanical failure after another.

Attorney Michael Greek said that council should consider contacting people who do salvage and let them know the truck is up for sale.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

HARRISBURG – The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee passed legislation today sponsored by Senator David G. Argall (R-29) that would encourage property owners to make land and water areas available to the public for recreational purposes.

Argall's legislation would limit property owners' liability when they open their land for recreational activities.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Pfc. Kirk F. Schonstine, 21, son of Fred and Jane Schonstine, Columbia Avenue, Palmerton, is one of more than 1,000 American soldiers serving with the Multinational Force and Observers, an 11-nation military and civilian organization that is monitoring peace between Egypt and Israel. "At first I didn't want to go over to the Sinai," said Schonstine, a 1982 graduate of Palmerton Area High School. "But when I thought more about it, it sounded good, because I figured I would never get another chance to get to the Sinai again."

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Rush Township supervisors will render a decision at their meeting to be held on Tuesday, May 17, based on the findings of fact by a hearing officer in the complaint filed by Robert J. Romanick, former township chief of police. Romanick was removed as chief and his request to hold the supervisors in contempt was dismissed.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS High winds flattened this barn in Walker Township last night.

A strong northeast straight-line wind gust or microburst caused more than a mile-and-a-half of destruction last night around 8:15 as it swept through a section of Walker Township, ranging from Shady Lane to Catawissa Road in the Lewistown Valley.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Weissport will be dedicating its new playground at 1 p.m. Saturday. The new playground has been open for use since last fall, but a formal ribbon cutting celebration was reserved until this weekend.

Building of the playground began October 2009 when volunteers worked in the rain to start the project.

While the playground was under construction, a problem with the mulch when volunteers found wire embedded in chunks of the rubber mulch. That issue was been corrected when the mulch was replaced.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

West Penn Township police were called to a disturbance Tuesday afternoon when it was reported a male was holding a shotgun. When police arrived they found workers of the Alicia Paving Company of Mahoning Township working on a lot at a local business along SR309 about a half mile north of the Snyder's intersection. One worker at the scene stated one of the workers and the male brandishing the shotgun at a home across the highway had a disagreement. Township police handcuffed the actor and detained him for a period of time. He was later released and his weapon returned.