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Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Lower Towamensing Township has received a permit to access the lower gate to its recreation park.

Resident Herman Bollinger on Tuesday revisited the township's use of the lower gate to the Stoney Ridge P.A.R.C. along Fireline Road.

"I still ain't satisfied with this permit business at the playground because it's not put at the right place," Bollinger told supervisors.

He then questioned the board as to what took the township so long to obtain the permit.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Carbon County jury deliberated for about a half-hour on Tuesday afternoon before finding a Schuylkill County man not guilty of two assault counts.

The panel ruled Alfred Bond III, 27, of 135 E. Ruddle St., Coaldale, not guilty of aggravated and simple assault. President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II, who presided, found him not guilty of the summary offense of harassment.

He was charged by Jim Thorpe police with assaulting Aubrey Roth, of Lansford, at a residence at 21 W. Third St. The incident occurred on March 24, 2012, at the home of Roth's daughter.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Twenty area residents were among 102 defendants in criminal cases arraigned before District Attorney Christine Holman on Monday at the Schuylkill County courthouse:

Ashley Blum, 22, of 111 Gay St., Tamaqua, formerly of Lansford, charged by Rush Township Patrolman Bradley Hess, with theft of a laptop computer from Rent-A-Store, Plaza Drive, Hometown, by failing to make payments.

Nathaniel Davis, 64, of 222 E. Broad St., Apt. 507, Tamaqua, charged by Tamaqua Patrolman Joseph Krebs, with driving under the influence of alcohol and failing to drive at a safe speed.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Rush Township Supervisors are continuing their push to clamp down on residents who are late paying the sewer and garbage fees.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Jane Borbe, president of the Palmerton Area Historical Society has expressed her gratitude to everyone who participated in the Palmerton Area Churches Christmas tour. It was a self-guided tour and for a donation of nonperishable food items or money to Christian Action Council of Palmerton Area Churches (CACPAC), visitors received a color book that features all of the churches.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

They were about as welcome as a fox in a henhouse, but Louis Beltrami and Nolan Perin had every intention of staying at last night's SOLE II news conference at the Weatherly Borough Building.

"This is a public building," said Perin, operations officer of Tri County Sanitation, "and I'm a taxpayer."

SOLE II is the environmental citizens group that has been waging a war of opposition for almost a year against Tri County's proposed 3,400-acre landfill atop Buck Mountain.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Pamela McCullion, Tamaqua's new tax collector, takes the oath of office from Tamaqua District Judge Stephen Bayer on Friday. McCullion's new office will be located at 6 S. Lehigh St.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Senior parents

The Weatherly Area High School Senior Parents group will hold a bake sale during the Hall of Fame Weekend basketball games on Saturday, Jan. 18. The girls games start at 1 p.m. and the boys games start at 6 p.m.

The group is looking for donations of baked goods for both games; as well as volunteers to work at the sale. If donating please have your items at the middle school by 12:30 p.m. for the girls games or by 5:30 p.m. for the boys games.

All proceeds benefit the All Night Party held on graduation night.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Amid bone-chilling temperatures Tuesday morning, Blue Mountain Resort ski patrol members Ed Kupillas and Marc Lemoi conduct their daily check of the trails for conditions and hazards.

From pouring rain, to fog, to ice, to sub-zero temperatures.

Despite the uneven weather conditions experienced in recent days, local ski areas haven't missed a beat.

Over at Blue Mountain Resort in Lower Towamensing Township, it's business as usual, according to Barbara Green, president.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Gretchen Gannon Pettit will lead Eldred Township for 2014. Newly-elected Mary Anne Clausen is now vice chairman and supervisor Sharon Solt remains as secretary/treasurer.

Michael Kaspszyk will continue to serve as township solicitor.

Roadmaster is Keith Kuehner, administrative assistant is Darcy Gannon with Dawn Barankovich as interim assistant and the Zoning and Codes Officer is Ellerslie Helm.

The following rounds out the other township positions and appointments.