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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Ten area residents were among 28 who were arraigned in the Schuylkill County Courthouse Monday before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon on criminal charges filed against them and all entered pleas of not guilty and requested trial by jury. They were:

Edward M. Matalavage, 36, of 167 Archery Club Road, New Ringgold, charged by Rush Township Patrolman Adam Sinton, with four counts of altering license plates and one count each of fraudulent use or removal of registration plate, and driving while his operating privileges were suspended.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
George A. "Geo" Millet

George A "Geo" Millet has been named as the Grand Marshall for Tamaqua's Memorial Day Parade, which will be held May 27.

Millet is a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and has been a proud member of the Tamaqua American Legion, C.H. Berry Post 173, for 45 years. After receiving infantry training at Camp Croft in South Carolina, Millet served with the US Occupation Forces in Germany, as a member of the 3112th Signal Service Battalion.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Tamaqua 8th grader Alec Roseland participated in the National Geographic's Pennsylvania National Geographic Bee last month. Bees were held in schools with fourth through eighth grade students throughout the state to determine each school's Bee winner. The Bee was sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. Pictured with Roseland are geography teachers and program advisors Barb Leiby, left, and Jen DiSante.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Students who've remained in the Honor Roll for the first three quarters were recognized during a student achievement recognition dinner held recently at the school.

Seniors recognized were Eugene Brady, Jessica DeLash,Sara Fatula, Samantha Faust, John Julian, Ryan Karnish, Nicholas Kweder,Christopher Postupack, Corey Quick, Dylan Quirk, Kasey Rossell, Marykate Sherkness, Amy Skotek and Taylor Troyanoski.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Two drivers, a male and a female, were taken to the hospital following a crash yesterday afternoon at the intersection of Lofty Road and SR309 in Kline Township. Injured were Stephen Hall, of Onieda, driving a gray Jeep Cherokee, and Linda Dudeck, of McAdoo, who was driving a red Suzuki. Township Chief of Police John Petrilla is investigating. A third vehicle, a box truck, was also involved in the accident. No damage was reported to that vehicle. Responding in addition to McAdoo and township police were McAdoo and Tresckow fire companies and Hazleton ambulance.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Weissport Council voted to hire an assistant secretary-treasurer and possibly an aide to assist the police department with filing overdue reports.

Council members went into executive session on Monday night to discuss personnel issues and said they would not announce any names until the candidates accept the positions.

Police officer Steven Armbruster, who is taking a community approach to policing Weissport, said that he is trying to assist families in need rather then to turn them over to the justice system.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Bailey Kranch, 2, of Tamaqua, sits in her new car seat she received as her mother, Laurie Kranch, watches on.

Child safety seats provide the best protection for infants and young children.

But, only if they're properly installed, as explained to parents who attended the free car seat check held Monday at the Palmerton Community Ambulance building.

The event enabled families to have their car seats examined by a safety specialist from the Pennsylvania State Police for proper installation, age/size appropriateness, and to see if it has been recalled or visibly damaged.