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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Students from the Tamaqua Area Middle School participating in the District 10 Bandfest West include: (first row) Devan Valentine, Robert Smith, Faith Roberts, Chance Szabo, Monica Shimko; (second row) Jeff Letterhouse, Tyler Roberts, Adam Shumgart, Kyle Ruch, James Bynon and Jenny Beck. The bandfest was held May 6 at the Hamburg Area High School. Participants include selected students representing schools in Schuylkill, Carbon and Berks Countiles. The Tamaqua students were escorted by band director Mark E. Beltz.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Republican Jill Redash-Capossela had no competition in yesterday's voting in Lehigh Township, easily winning the November position for supervisor candidate.

She got 67 complementary votes.

Republican Ernest M. Stauffer was the only candidate for a six-year auditor term, netting 77 votes.

Nobody ran for a two-year auditor position.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Carbon Career & Technical Institute (CCTI) has graduated five individuals from the school's state-approved Adult Nurse Aide class. Members of the class pictured at the school are, left to right : Instructor Colleen Gooch, RN; Judy Berger; Katelyn Atkinson; Rachael Gullone; Dakota Appleby; and Diane Beller. Anyone desiring information about this program can call (570) 325-4140.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

District Attorney James P. Goodman bested a field of four attorneys to win the Republican and Democratic nomination in Tuesday's Primary Election for the vacant seat in the Court of Common Pleas in Schuylkill County.

Goodman carried the Republican nomination with 4,941 votes. Runnerups were, James G. Conville, 3,237; Lloyd R. Hampton, 2,232; Gary D. Marchalk, 1,909, and Cal Shields, 1,514.

On the Democratic ballot Goodman polled 6,088. Runnerups were, Conville, 3,617; Shields, 1,372; and Marchalk, 906.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Rush Township incumbent supervisor, who is chairman of the board, lost his bid for another six-year term yesterday.

Stephen W. Simchak lost the Republican nomination to newcomer Jeaninne Motroni, 434-195. There were no Democrats on the ballot, however, there were 138 write-in votes cast on the Demo side meaning someone have captured that nomination. The count of write-in votes will not begin until Friday.

Also on the GOP side there were no candidates for auditor but 220 write-in votes were cast.

On the Demo side Robert J. Pitts was unopposed and received 182 votes.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Three Democrats won nominations to four 4-year terms on East Side Borough council, and one 2-year term as constable.

Democratic candidates Helen Stockinger won 21 votes; John Marotta, 17 and Rudolph C. Schoch, 18 votes. There were also six write-in votes, according to unofficial tallies. The names of the write-in candidates have yet to be announced.

There were no Democratic candidates for the constable slot, and no write-ins for that office.

There were no Republican candidates or write-in votes for either office.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Republican Bruce R. Steigerwalt won his party's nomination to a 6-year seat on the Mahoning Township board of supervisors.

Steigerwalt won 225 votes. His opponent, George Stawnyczyj, received 77 votes. There was one Republican and 36 Democratic write-in votes, according to unofficial tallies.

Republican: Wallace Putkowski ran unopposed for a 6-year term as auditor, with 239 votes. There were no write-ins. There were four Republican write-in votes each for the 4-year and 2-year auditor's seats.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Jim Thorpe Police Department will be hosting a children's fishing contest for all children 15 years old and under who are residents of Jim Thorpe borough from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Rodger's Grove, in the Germantown section of Jim Thorpe. Anyone who has questions about the contest can contact the police department at 570-325-4995.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Incumbents of the Northern Lehigh School Board went unopposed and won their parties' nominations to four 4-year terms, one 2-year term, and one 4-year term that is an open seat.

Total Democratic votes in Lehigh County for the four 4-year terms were: Incumbent Donna Kulp, 272, Incumbent Raymond Follweiler, 281, Incumbent Edward Hartman, 263, and Incumbent Mathias Green, 252.

Total Republican votes in Lehigh County for the four 4-year terms were: Hartman, 431, Follweiler, 424, Kulp, 390, Mathias Green, 366.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Incumbents won nominations to four open four-year terms and one open two-year term on Lehighton Borough Council.

Democratic incumbent Grant R. Hunsicker, who ran unopposed for a four-year term, won 322 votes. There were also 11 write-in votes. Hunsicker also ran unopposed for the two-year term, getting 292 votes. There were also 5 write-in votes, according to unofficial tallies.