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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Tamaqua Borough workers closed Cedar Street for about five hours this morning as they dug up the road to repair a broken water service line.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A convicted sex offender, sought by Lansford police for failing to register his address as a sexually violent predator, was captured Monday by police in Coplay, Lehigh County.

Scott Evan Vosburgh, 25, was arraigned video conference and jailed in Lehigh County prison. Lansford police will pick him up today and bring him back to Carbon County, where he will remain at least until a preliminary hearing, said Lansford Officer Chris Ondrus.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Vietnam Veterans Organization of Carbon County will observe the 38th anniversary of Vietnam Veterans Day at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 25, at American Legion Post 314, Lehighton. Members are asked to arrive by noon.

Harry J. Wynn, vice commander, will serve as master of ceremonies. Guest speaker will be Carbon County Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

No matter where you went over the weekend, you could see people donned in festive green attire, and the St. Patrick's Day party at the McAdoo Fire Company was visible proof. Shown from left are McAdoo firefighter Tony Harris, assistant chief Robert Leshko, volunteer Sara Wydock and captain Dan Leshko.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Application period for the 2012 Troop N Camp Cadet program is now open and applications are being accepted.

This week-long camp is designed to give young people a better understanding of law enforcement activities in an atmosphere of an actual State Police training school.

Once accepted, the cadets will reside at the camp for six days under the direct supervision of state and local police officers.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Anthony Camillocci, eastern area director for PEMA, addresses a handful of elected officials in Carbon County Monday evening during the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's Annual Elected Official seminar. The seminar covered requirements that need to be fulfilled by each municipality in the county to be in compliance with state regulations.

A handful of elected officials from various municipalities in Carbon County recently took part in the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency's Annual Elected Official seminar.

The event, held at the Carbon County EMA building in Nesquehoning on Monday, taught new and seasoned officials what each municipality needs to do to be in compliance with PEMA regulations; as well as how to be prepared in case a disaster strikes.

Anthony Camillocci, eastern area director for PEMA, welcomed the officials to the meeting.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Lehigh Canal Recreation Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29, at the Lehighton Borough hall, second floor.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mahoning Township Police Department cruisers will have new first aid kits and CPR masks thanks to donations by volunteers of the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Association who were represented last Monday night by Treasurer Bob Miller and Volunteer Matthew Ruch.

Ruch said, "We also provided replacement pads for the AED [the defibrillator] which was used in an incident recently."

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Schuylkill County was founded on the coal industry.

An upcoming community day will show that the industry is growing once again.

The public is invited to join Reading Anthracite Company & West Spring Energy, LLC for Community Day on Saturday, March 31, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the New St. Nicholas Plant located at 46 West Mt. Laffee Road, Pottsville.

Community Day will give visitors an opportunity to learn more about the industry that built Schuylkill County.

Monday, March 19, 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – For the first time in more than 30 years, there's a chance that Republicans in Pennsylvania will have a hand in deciding who will be the party's presidential nominee.

But it may not necessarily happen by pushing a button beside the name of Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul in a polling booth.

That's because Pennsylvania is in a select group of states where party rules allow convention delegates to cast their vote on the convention floor for whomever they want, regardless of who wins the state's presidential primary election.