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Wednesday, September 3, 2014
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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Carbon County Fair took place earlier this month. Here is a partial list of some of the winners.

4H and Vocational -Flowers and Vegetables

Marigold, 5 blooms: 1st, Hunter Highland; 2nd, Felicia-Sue Anthony

See Them Sprout Level A 1st Yr: 1st, Hunter Highland

Petunia, 5 blooms: 1st, Felicia-Sue Anthony

Zinnia, small 2", 3 blooms: 1st, Hunter Highland

Zinnia, large: 2nd, Erin McGinley

Sunflowers, 1 bloom: 1st, Felicia-Sue Anthony; 2nd, Emily Tonkin

Impatiens, 1 potted plant: 2nd, Hunter Highland

Geranium: 1st, Hunter Highland

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Lansford and surrounding police departments are looking for a man and woman who attempted to rob a young couple at the intersection of West Abbott and Coal streets around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Lansford and surrounding police departments are looking for a man and woman who attempted to rob a young couple at the intersection of West Abbott and Coal streets around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The couple were standing at the corner with the female holding a tablet. The female was driving the blue four-door car when the male got out the passenger side, telling the girl "he wanted that," meaning her computer tablet.

He then raised what they thought was an ax or possibly a sledgehammer.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Adam Vickers is a just a regular guy who works for a general contractor and sometimes takes the back way home from work in Maryland. On occasion, he stops at a rural liquor store in Freeland, Maryland, to pick up some beer on his drive to Stewartstown, not far over the state line in Pennsylvania.

It sounds innocent enough, but under Pennsylvania's Prohibition-era liquor laws, Vickers is also considered a bootlegger, and he's technically subject to a citation just for picking up some cold ones, like he did the Thursday before Labor Day.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The anticipated opening of the Thomas J. McCall Memorial Bridge on Friday is calming tempers and bringing far fewer complaints to Weissport Borough officials.

Only one complaint was heard on Monday night concerning issues with bridge construction from Weissport residents.

Lynette Moyer of White Street said that bridge construction workers are removing the foam from underneath the bridge and have put the material in piles, but not in trash bags, so the foam pieces are being blown around.

"It's all over," Moyer said.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS  Steam engine No. 425 passes the Tamaqua train station Monday on its way to the Tamaqua and Mahanoy tunnels and the Hometown High Bridge. The eight-hour excursion carried more than 100 tourists.

More than 100 passengers took part in an eight-hour steam-train tour Monday, taking them through two historic tunnels in eastern Schuylkill County.

Reading, Blue Mountain and Northern Railroad's No. 425 steam engine carried tourists aboard two passenger cars from Port Clinton through Tamaqua and into Mahanoy City.

The route travels through the Tamaqua and Mahanoy tunnels. The Mahanoy tunnel was completed in 1862 and is 3,500 feet long. The Tamaqua tunnel, built around 1854, is 926 feet long. Both were constructed to transport anthracite coal.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Palmerton Police Department is investigating the following incidents.

Unlawful activities

A citation was filed against a 17-year-old Palmerton male for unlawful activities, which occurred at 10:19 p.m. Aug. 21 in the 200 block of Second Street.


Criminal charges were filed against Candi Grauvogel, 34, 194A E. Second St., Lehighton, for DUI, careless driving and driving on the right side of roadway. The incident occurred at 5:27 a.m. May 27 on Route 248 west.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Nancy Derewiany, 17, of Palmerton, was crowned Miss Carbon County 1962 at the Carbon County Fair in Lehighton.

Her selection was approved amid the roar of 2,000 spectators who witnessed the pageant.

The new queen was crowned by Miss Carbon County 1961, Louise Farrell, of Jim Thorpe.

Runner-up to Derewiany was Susan Allison, 17, of Weatherly. Allison took top honors in the talent division. She sang, "It's A Most Unusual Day."

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Troubled youth educated at a Youth Services Agency campus in Penn Forest Township will cost Jim Thorpe Area School District a daily fee of $70 per student.

The financial arrangement is outlined in a two-year contract between the two entities approved on Aug. 26.

The Times News recently received the contract through a Right To Know request.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Another legend of the No. 9 Mine in Lansford was unveiled Sunday during the No. 9 Labor Day Picnic. Robert Reese Jr. helps artist Renee Novak Mariotti hang a 6-by-9-foot canvas featuring a miner's image done in oil stick, one of several Mariotti has created. TheLansford artist bases her renderings on a book of published works by the late photographer George Harvan, a friend of the Novak family.