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Friday, July 13, 2012

One of four men charged in a drive-by shooting incident in Weatherly last year entered a guilty plea in Carbon County court on Thursday afternoon and faces a state prison term at the time of sentencing.

Friday, July 13, 2012
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS Left, William Cramer, Chairperson of the Dale and Frances Hughes Capital Campaign addresses the audience at the ribbon cutting ceremony where he was joined by Stacy Goetz, the center's executive director, Dr. Michael Greenberg, the center's medical director, Kathleen Kuck, president and CEO of Pocono Health System/Pocono Medical Center and Andrew Worthington, vice chairman of PMC's board of directors.

The word "Cancer" can bring dread and despair to one's heart. But thanks to the new Pocono Medical Center's Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center of East Stroudsburg, cures and care is now available close to your backyard.

The official opening of the brand new $39 million 59,000-square-foot building was held Thursday, June 21 in a ribbon-cutting ceremony, right across the street from the Pocono Medical Center at 206 East Brown Street. The two buildings are connected by a glass-enclosed bridge.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Grace-St. Paul's UMC will host a free community dinner from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, July 21.

The church is located at 40 Church Road in Penn Forest Township, just off Route 903, next to Bear Mountain Butterfly Sanctuary.

For more information, call the church at (570) 325-9151.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Five defendants in pending criminal cases entered guilty pleas on Thursday in Carbon County court while two defendants ,who previously pleaded guilty, were sentenced.

The cases were heard by Judge Joseph J. Matika.

Palmerton incident

Ryan Rehrig, 32, of Walnutport, and formerly of Palmerton, pleaded guilty in two pending cases.

Friday, July 13, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS A Friday night big band swing dance with the Hazleton Philharmonic Big Band Sound, and USO Shows performed by the Eckley Players will be the highlights of the Armed Forces Tribute Hosted by the Eckley Miners' Village Associates.

In these days of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan where are no front lines and uncertainty as to who is your friend and who is your enemy, there is a certain nostalgia for the days of World War II.

With World War II as a central theme but with a more general nod to the American military from all wars, the Eckley Miners' Village Associates are hosting an Armed Forces Tribute Weekend from this evening, through Sunday, July 15.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

A cooperative agreement between Schuylkill County and a number of area municipalities for the administration of the various Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects was approved by the Schuylkill County Commissioners at their public meeting held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

The agreement is with Coaldale and McAdoo boroughs and the townships of Delano, Schuylkill, Rush, Frailey, West Mahanoy, Cass and Porter. Grant Writer Gary Bender said under the agreement the county will handle the distribution of any grants awarded under the CDBG program.

Thursday, July 12, 2012
AP Photo Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, right, poses with his defensive coordinator, Jerry Sandusky, during the college football team's media day in State College in 1999.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno and other senior Penn State officials "concealed critical facts" about Jerry Sandusky's child abuse because they were worried about bad publicity, according to an internal investigation into the scandal.

The 267-page report released Thursday is the result of an eight-month inquiry by former FBI director Louis Freeh, hired by university trustees weeks after Sandusky was arrested in November to look into what has become one of sports' biggest scandals.

Thursday, July 12, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS From left are recipient Kelsey Patrick, 17; Eric Zizelmann, TBRF treasurer; and recipient Anthony Iacoviello, 18.

The Tamaqua Blue Raider Foundation (TBRF) presented two Tamaqua seniors with the Joseph M. Plasko Scholar-Athlete scholarship award. The award, named in honor and memory of the late Joe Plasko, a local journalist and Pencor Services, Inc./TIMES NEWS employee who supported education, arts and athletics in the Tamaqua Area School District, was awarded to Anthony Iacoviello, 18, and Kelsey Patrick, 17.

Iacoviello plans to study biochemistry at Lehigh University. Patrick plans to study physical therapy at Lebanon Valley.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The general membership meeting of the Tamaqua Historical Society will be held today at 7 p.m. in the Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce office, 114 West Broad St. in Tamaqua.

Anyone interested in joining or getting involved with activities of the society or museum is encouraged to stop.

For more information, call (570) 668-1880.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Members of the Tamaqua Rotary Club installed their officers Wednesday during the annual installation dinner held at the Tamaqua Salvation Army. Pictured from left are Richard Hadesty, treasurer; Gary Price; Sharon Whispell, newly installed president; Rebecca Lentz, outgoing president; and Frank Peron, Assistant Governor. Not pictured was Mary Meredith, secretary. Whispell currently serves as the Major of the Tamaqua Salvation Army and has been a Rotarian for 21 years. The rotary club meets every Wednesday at 8 a.m. in the chapel of the Salvation Army.