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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Barton

A state representative candidate who is facing DUI charges is withdrawing from the upcoming race.

This morning, James A. Barton of Orwigsburg, a Republican candidate for the 124th legislative district, announced that he will be withdrawing his name from the ballot for the primary election.

He was challenging longtime state Rep. Jerry Knowles, a fellow Republican.

"It is with sadness that I announce today that I have officially removed my name from the ballot for the upcoming primary election for the House of Representatives' 124th district," Barton said.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Special to the TIMES NEWS  This shell belongs to a bog turtle and was donated by the  Philadelphia Zoo to the Carbon County Environmental Center.

A wildlife habitat survey will soon be conducted in Lower Towamensing Township.

Supervisor Ron Walbert said the township is waiting for the bog turtle study to be conducted once the weather clears up completely.

In November, supervisors agreed to contract with Environmental Consultation Services Inc. of Pen Argyl to conduct a wetlands/bog turtle study at a cost of $13,300.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sherry Sernak, principal of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic School in Lehighton, has announced March Students of the Month.

They are, preschool, Taegan Bortree and Kailee Thomas; kindergarten, Alexander Plesniarski and Luke Plesniarski; first grade, Dante Kalbach; second grade, Maximus Fitzpatrick; third grade, Amara Smith; fourth grade, Jack Lorenz; fifth grade, Casey Hanley; sixth grade, Gina Piccioni; seventh grade, Mitchell Froelich; and eighth grade, Mary Grace Wilhelm.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The Rev. James Burdess, pastor of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Summit Hill, left, helps John Williams of the Summit Hill Food Pantry, package the items that were collected during Masses the past two weekends.

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church in Summit Hill is following Christ's teachings and feeding the hungry.

The church recently hosted a food drive in honor of the parish's saint's feast day, which was March 19.

Most Italian-American families celebrate St. Joseph's Day by hosting a table of bounty to show their gratitude to God. To keep with tradition, the church decided to share its bounty and help the town's families who have fallen on hard times.

Non-perishable and canned food items were collected during the March 15 and 16 and 22 and 23 Masses.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Our Lady of the Angels Academy March 2014 Students of the Month are, front from left: Serrenity Serrano, Madison Miller, Samuel Homyak, Ryli McGorry. Back row: Alexa Sandefer, Julia Hoben, Corey Rehnert, Anthony Soberick, Bryan Smith.

Nine students from Our Lady of the Angels Academy were selected as the Students of the Month for the month of March for their efforts in displaying the virtue of honesty.

Each student who was honored with receiving the title of Student of the Month has reflected on their actions to help them achieve the award.

Kindergarten, Serrenity Serrano: "I try to be honest in school."

First grade, Samuel Homyak: "I am honest. The truth is always best no matter what."

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO A scene from last year's Bike Night.

A delay in the construction of its lower park could signify the return of Lehighton's crowd-pleasing Bike Night event to its original location.

Borough manager Nicole Beckett informed council on Monday that the borough has received notification from the state Department of Transportation that it will need to reapply for a grant for the lower park project.

Beckett said the borough must now apply under the new MAP program, and noted that federal funds have been removed from the budget for a handful of projects.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS

The Eastern Schuylkill Democrats have elected officers for 2014, including, from left, secretary Mary Ann Baddick, President Joseph Stanek and Vice President Joe Hnat. Tracy Perry was elected treasurer. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month at the Hang Loose, 300 E. Broad St., Tamaqua.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Seven defendants entered guilty pleas to driving under the influence and other counts on Tuesday in Carbon County court.

President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II accepted the pleas.

Jonathan Todd Creveling, 42, of Lehighton, also pleaded to a count of driving under suspension-DUI related, and summary offenses of illegal use of a registration plate and financial responsibility (no insurance).

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Thirty-six boys were inducted in the newly formed squadron of Sons of the American Legion in the home of C.H. Berry post last night in Tamaqua.

Fifty-six boys attended. The ceremonies were in charge of Russell Davies, chairman of the organization committee, which also includes Harold Williams, Berry post adjutant, and Sam Douglas.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

There will be a patient switch from two-legged to four-legged.

Dr. Lori Milot, a veterinarian, plans to set up her business in what's now known as The Medical Arts Building, which fronts Lafayette Avenue in Rush Township.

The township's zoning hearing board approved the venture during a meeting Tuesday.

The building is presently used as a medical office for a pediatrician and general medical practitioner.