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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Dogs are disrupting one Mahoning Township development and resident Kim Snyder – bearing a petition from neighbors in Mahoning Manor Estates – attended the supervisors' meeting this week to request they do something about the situation.

"My neighbor has 10 dogs in their house and they do not clean up their yard after them. The smell is so bad that I cannot let my son outside or play with him outside and it's been awful the past few days with how murky the weather has been," Snyder told supervisors.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Country View Diner owners are celebrating its 10th anniversary. From left are, Roger Bartholomew, Tricia Frantz, David Zacharias, Laura Zacharias, Kelly Lassell, Linda Zacharias, Donald Gearhart, Beverly Harakel and Barbara Mackes. Also staff members are, Elaine Koch, Melissa Pfancook, Jacob Borger, Tonya Lundy and Bethney Koch.

Customers are the number one reason why Country View Diner owners are so happy.

"If it wouldn't be for my customers, I wouldn't be here," said Laura Zacharias, with a smile. "Most of my customers stop by every day."

Ten years ago, Laura found herself unemployed when the previous owner closed the restaurant. She had been a waitress since 1994.

So without a job and after some discussion, she and her fiance, David Zacharias, (at the time), decided to take the restaurant over.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

While several bids for road materials and fuel were awarded by Mahoning Township supervisors Tuesday evening, four of them were held up for various reasons and not awarded. Bid awards that were delayed included the bids for 500 tons of 2A, 500 tons of #3 stone and 500 tons of #1 stone while a fourth bid for 89 octane gasoline was rejected and supervisors decided to re-advertise that bid for 87 octane gasoline instead.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Six Tamaqua Area High School students were recognized at the 29th Annual Schuylkill County Academic Achievement Awards. The event was held at the Pottsville Club and was sponsored by Schuylkill IU#29 and all county school districts. The students were recognized for their academic excellence, achievement and accomplishments, as determined by their school district. In attendance were: TAHS Principal Stephen Toth, Dana Ansbach, Kelsey Patrick, Anthony Iacoviello, Jacqueline McMullen and Suzanne Arner.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Summit Hill American Legion honor guard stands at attention during Memorial Day service at the White Bear Cemetery in Summit Hill.

The speaker at the Memorial Day weekend service at St. Joseph's Cemetery in the White Bear section of Summit Hill paid tribute to local soldiers who died in combat.

Carbon County Commissioner William O'Gurek mentioned fellow St. Joseph's Church parishioner Airman George M. Bevich Jr., "Carbon County's first casualty of the Vietnam War."

Thursday, May 31, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Jeanine D'Andrea, owner of a Good Vybrations whole body vibration machine at a kiosk at the Carbon Plaza Mall said 10 minutes on the Sonix Whole Body vibration machine helps people lose weight and a heightened feeling of wellness.

Good Vybrations kiosk, located across from Holiday Hair Salon at the Carbon Plaza Mall, can provide you with a personalized Sonix Whole Body vibration experience.

Jeanine D'Andrea, owner of Sonix, said the whole body vibration machine improved the condition of her skin, helped her lose weight and gave her a heightened feeling of wellness despite her own serious health issues.

"I used to have extreme pain in my body," she admitted. "I have stress fractures in both my feet and I couldn't do anything."

Thursday, May 31, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS In addition to repairing washouts from recent rain storms, West Penn Township workers are continuing their seasonal road repairs. West Penn Township road crew lay 240 degree asphalt on Golf Road in the township. From left are Joe Fritz, foreman Jeremy Frable and James Balliet. Not pictured is truck driver Tony Sfara.
Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mr. and Mrs. George Trexler, Washington D.C. visited with the former's mother in Lehighton. Mr. Trexler was Lehighton's first mail carrier. He went to Washington under the late Fourth Assistant Postmaster General James I. Blakeslee and became assistant director of the postal department, which is next in line to Fourth Assistant Postmaster General. Mr. and Mrs. Trexler registered at the County Commissioners office today as voters.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A Lansford man pleaded guilty in Carbon County court on Tuesday to six criminal counts after previously entering pleas in three other cases, and was immediately sentenced to a state prison term. He also faces a big restitution bill.

Thursday, May 31, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Dan Stevenson, president of Northern Lehigh Future Focus, and Marilyn Kaul, chairperson of the historic preservation and tourism task force of Northern Lehigh Future Focus, unveil the Northern Lehigh Historical Markers Program brochure during a news conference Tuesday at the Victory Park Historical Marker, in Victory Park, Slatington.

A snapshot of the Northern Lehigh area at a glance.

That's exactly what those who come in contact with a brochure to cap the Northern Lehigh Historical Markers Program can come to expect.

The pamphlet was displayed at a news conference conducted by Northern Lehigh Future Focus Tuesday at the Victory Park Historical Marker in Victory Park, Slatington.