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Friday, June 24, 2011

A proposal to open a motorcycle sales and service center in Lehighton, which is opposed by some neighboring residents, was scheduled to be heard by the borough's zoning hearing board last night.

The board decided to delay the hearing when opponents argued that the matter must first be reviewed by the Lehighton Planning Commission.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The fourth of five men involved in an assault incident at a Carbon County development was sentenced Thursday in the county court.

Cole Kerschner, 20, of Lehighton, appeared before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to be sentenced on charges of criminal-conspiracy to commit simple assault, criminal mischief, disorderly conduct and four counts of harassment.

He was involved in an incident that occurred in the Mt. Pocohontas development in Penn Forest Township that occurred on July 14, 2010.

Friday, June 24, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The first ever Jim Thorpe Police Department Fishing Contest, which was held at the Germantown Grove on the East side of town, enjoyed a great turnout and is planned to become a yearly event for all children in the Jim Thorpe Area School District aged 15 and under.

The first ever Jim Thorpe Police Department Fishing Contest was held at the Germantown Grove on the East side of town.

The event was open to all children in the Jim Thorpe Area School District ages 15 and under.

The idea for the police-sponsored youth event originally came from retired Carbon County Sheriff Pete Hoherchak.

Pete suggested the idea in a conversation with Jim Thorpe Police Chief Joe Schatz who agreed that it sounded like a great idea.

The former sheriff said that they had put $1,200 worth of trout in the creek on the morning of the contest.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Borough of Jim Thorpe recently finished renovations on the Slaughterhouse Creek project. For years, the water in Slaughterhouse Creek ran wildly causing erosion and damages to the foliage in the surrounding area. The project, which started about a year ago, was designed to slow the creek waters.

Slaughterhouse Creek is located near the L.B Morris Elementary School in Jim Thorpe. The creek flows from around 10th Street to 8th street.

Borough Manager, Wesley Johnson stated, "The creek filled up like crazy with the water really rushing through there."

Friday, June 24, 2011

Doris Chizmar's Designer Wig and Hair Replacement Center will sponsor a free wig fashion show on July 13 at the Christy Joy Catering Hall in Pottsville. The show is designed for cancer patients. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided. For more information, or reservations, call (570) 429-0303.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Two men admitted entering a Carbon County home and threatening the two occupants with a piece of wood, stealing money and their vehicle. The admissions came in the form of guilty pleas entered in the county court on Thursday. The two were among several defendants in pending cases to enter pleas before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II

Penn Forest incident

Jarod Brown, 17, of Harrisburg, and Curtis Anthony Young, 17, of Philadelphia, each entered pleas to one count each of robbery, theft and escape, all felonies.

Friday, June 24, 2011

A Tamaqua resident has been named acting superintendent of schools by the Weatherly Area School Board.

Thomas McLaughlin, who currently serves as principal of Weatherly High School, was named by the board to take over the position being vacated by Frank Victor. The action came at last night's meeting of the school board.

The board sought to reappoint Victor, whose three year term expires on June 30, but could not when the superintendent announced he was not going to renew his certificate with the state to be a superintendent.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summit Hill Water Authority Chairperson Louis Alexander notified the board during the discussion of paying bills for the month that the office received the renewal for the emergency calling service that was contracted last year in case of a water main break that required emergency contact of the system's customers.

"I'm not going to be throwing money away. We have a procedure in place if there is an emergency and I don't see the need to pay this company instead," said Alexander to the board.

Friday, June 24, 2011

The Carbon County Navy Club will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 27, at the Nesquehoning VFW. New members are welcome. The club's auxiliary is taking the summer off until Sept. 8. Anyone interested in joining the auxiliary is asked to call (570) 645-3643.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Three area men had their probations revoked by Senior Judge D. Michael Stine following a hearing in Schuylkill County court and all three were re-sentenced with two committed to prison.

James Owens II, 34, formerly of 115 W. Cottage Ave., Tamaqua, was re-sentenced to serve three to 18 months in the county prison receiving credit for serving 85 days and must undergo drug and alcohol evaluation and must find a place of residence before being released on probation.