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Friday, July 20, 2012

Nine alleged street level drug dealers were arrested during early morning raids conducted Thursday by the Schuylkill County District Attorney's Drug Task Force.

Arrested were:

Tyler John Donnelly, Devin David Drey, Jaxson Raymond Detweiler, Sandra Lee Miller and Christopher J. Fox, all of Schuylkill Haven; Evan Paul Marceau, South Manheim Township; Edward Huhn, Butler Township; Bret V. Elliott, East Norwegian Township and Deborah Ann Morse, North Manheim Township.

Friday, July 20, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

A cat takes a break on a roof of a Tamaqua home in between Thursday's rain showers.

Friday, July 20, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS A copy of "Messages From Palmerton - The First Fifty Years", which has been published by the Palmerton Area Historical Society in celebration of the centennial of the community's incorporation. The book is available for purchase at the Palmerton Area Heritage Center at a cost of $20 per copy.

Those who dare to uncover Palmerton's early years no longer have to delve deep into the vault.

Rather than search through old records, they can now trace the borough's early beginnings through a brief visual and written history as told through the medium of the postcard.

Published by the Palmerton Area Historical Society, "Messages From Palmerton - The First Fifty Years, showcases messages that appeared on a Palmerton area postcard nearly a century ago.

Friday, July 20, 2012
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Working hard at decorating their McMichaels UMC Vacation Bible School bags that will be filled with all the agapes they make during craft sessions are the following children, from left: Kaitlyn Link, Kresgeville; Frankie Megna, McMichaels; Devon and Shane Golden, Tobyhanna. Coordinators for the VBS are Marie Link and Meredith Megna.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Palmerton Area School District will hold its first ever Cross Country Alumni Race at 6 p.m. Friday Aug. 17.

The event, for Palmerton Cross Country Alumni only, will be held at the district's home cross country course off Fireline Road.

The event will serve as a fundraiser for the cross country Parents Club. Cross country alumni who participate will be charged a $10 fee to run in the race. Food and drinks will be provided afterward.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Carbon County man has been identified as the driver of a car that crashed along SR93 in Banks Township, Carbon County, early Wednesday morning with the vehicle bursting into flames and being destroyed.

State police at Hazleton said the 1992 Pontiac Grand Prix was driven by Bryan Dorn, 45, of Nesquehoning. The crash occurred about 5:45 a.m., a 10th of a mile south of Ochre Mill Road.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

State Rep. Doyle Heffley and the Carbon County commissioners will take part in a town meeting at 2 p.m., on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly.

The meeting will discuss the impact the recent budget decisions have on the community, is there any new development planned for the county, types of programs available to seniors and more. It will also give participants the opportunity to ask questions and get information from local elected officials.

Thursday, July 19, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS A map of Carbon County, provided by the Carbon County Economic Development Corporation, outlines the areas with manufacturing businesses found in the new comprehensive directory. The manufacturing businesses are shown on the maps as red dots.

Carbon County manufacturers now have a one-stop-shop directory to help them build business networks within the county.

Thursday, July 19, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS L-r, Sen. David Argall, Rep. Doyle Heffley and Sen. John Yudichak each look forward to hosting hundreds of Carbon County seniors at this year's free Senior Citizens Expo in Jim Thorpe.

The Carbon County Senior Expo will be held on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall, 101 E. 10th St., Jim Thorpe.

The expo is being hosted by State Representative Doyle Heffley and State Senators David Argall and John Yudichak.

"Each year I look forward to working together with my fellow Carbon County lawmakers to put on a large and beneficial expo for our local seniors to enjoy," said Heffley. "By joining forces with Senators Yudichak and Argall, we're able to save money and host a much larger event with more to offer to our seniors."

Thursday, July 19, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Route 209 in Franklin Township was closed after the roadway was covered in tar Wednesday afternoon in a freak accident. Just after 2 p.m. it was reported a tar buggy being pulled by a pickup truck southbound had rolled over and spilled its contents of hot tar along the road. Members of the Franklin Township Fire Company responded and applied materials to the tar but later PennDOT officials closed the busy roadway. The roadway was still closed at 9 p.m. Southbound traffic is being rerouted around the scene.