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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sen. David G. Argall (R-29) recently announced his intent to seek a second term in the State Senate.

"Since my election to the Senate three years ago, I have fought hard for the 250,000 residents of this district, from Maidencreek to McAdoo," said Argall. "We have written and passed some important legislation to improve our local job climate, but there is still much work to do for the people of this district."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Christopher Czapla, principal of the Tamaqua Area Middle School, has released the names of students attaining honor roll status for the second marking period of the 2011-2012 school year.

To be eligible for Highest Honors, students must maintain a cumulative average of 95 or higher, with no grade lower than a 93.

For High Honors, students must earn grades of 90 or higher, with no grade lower than 86. An average of 86 or above, with no grade lower than 78 is required for honors status.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Pictured late last night is a tractor trailer that got stuck while traveling on Grier Avenue (SR1017) at the "horseshoe curve" in Delano. Even though there are multiple signs posted restricting vehicles over 40 feet from traveling on the road, tractor trailer drivers still wind up getting stuck on the steep and sharp curve. Only a few hours before this incident, the driver of a pickup truck flipped his truck after taking the sharp turn too tight. The driver of the tractor trailer stated that larger signs should be put up. Volunteers from the Delano and Ryan Township fire companies responded and closed the road during both incidents. No injuries were reported in either incident.

Despite multiple posted signs restricting vehicles over 40 feet from traveling on Grier Avenue (SR1017), trucks still continue through and get stuck on the steep, sharp incline.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Tamaqua Chamber of Commerce is sending out an alert about a business scam involving the company name (SMS, ROI, ROI-na, GPS, ABS), which are all names of the same consulting company.

The chamber's notice states, "Their scam is to send a business consultant to your business with the claim to help your business. In fact they send a 'consultant' who's sole job is manage to get more billable hours out. The client ends up with a very expensive invoice for a worthless business report.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Two area men were among seven defendants who had their probations revoked by Schuylkill County judges.

Timothy J. Postupack, 33, had his probation revoked by President Judge William E. Baldwin and he was re-sentenced on a unlawful restraint charge to serve nine to 23 months in the county prison with 49 days credit for time served.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Blake Roberts, a student at Jack and Jill Preschool, tows a wagon filled with non perishable food items up the aisle at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lehighton.

Trinity Lutheran Church celebrated Jack and Jill Preschool's donation of food to the church food pantry and then honored the teacher, Shelly Zellner, for 20 years of service to the school.

The church service, held Sunday, began with preschool students carrying food items in their hands, in miniature shopping carts and wagons to transport the food items up the church aisle where it was accepted by Carolyn Long, director of the Lehighton Trinity Food Pantry.

"Thank you," said Long. "This is wonderful kids. This food will go to help other children who do not have food."

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Election season is in full swing and your GOP candidates can use your help, said MaryEllen Salerno, chairperson of the Carbon County Republican Club.

Pennsylvania law requires that anyone running for office, obtain valid signatures through the petition process. The Carbon County GOP has petitions for presidential candidates, United States Senate candidates, congressional candidates, and state representative candidates.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Police departments from Nesquehoning, Rush, Lansford, Weatherly and Jim Thorpe converged in Nesquehoning and surrounding areas after a knife-wielding man robbed the Redner's Warehouse Market.

Tuesday evening, the community of Nesquehoning was again the target of an armed robbery, the latest in a string of similar crimes that have struck our area recently.

A little after 6 p.m. yesterday, an unidentified white male ran off with an unknown amount of cash after showing a female cashier a knife, then reaching in and grabbing money from her register at the Redner's Warehouse Market.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS These rocks observed this morning along a portion of State Route 248 westbound, west of the Bowmanstown exit, caused several vehicles to sustain flat tires Tuesday evening.

Several vehicles sustained flat tires Tuesday evening as the result of rocks down along a portion of Route 248 near Bowmanstown.

State Police at Lehighton said troopers responded at 7:29 p.m. to a report of rocks in the roadway along State Route 248 westbound, west of the Bowmanstown exit.

The rocks were in the roadway, and caused three vehicles to have flat tires. No injuries were reported, nor was there any severe damage to any of the vehicles.

Troopers cleared the road of debris, directed traffic, and assisted with motorist on scene.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

It's game time for an Allentown man who punched an official in the face at a youth basketball contest in Palmerton.

Michael Vannote, 26, was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing today before District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton.

Vannote faces charges on one count each of assault on sports official, simple assault, harassment, and disorderly conduct.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by Trooper Brian Shandra of the Lehighton barracks: