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Friday, June 22, 2012

The Palmerton Jr. High School Principal, Mr. Thaddeus Kosciolek, is pleased to announce the students who achieved Principal's List and Honor Roll for the fourth marking period:

PRINCIPAL'S LIST: 90-100, no grade lower than an A-

Eighth Grade: Jagr Andress, Seth Andress, Erika Beers, Brynn Boehler, Rhianna Delich, Lila Goodhile, Scott Heffelfinger, Tyler King, Caitlyn Kresge, Brock Moyer, Justin Pilc, Gavin Scott

Friday, June 22, 2012
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

Members of the Slatington Lions Club who were on hand for the installation of officers on Tuesday were Frank Kemery, Matt Guesto, Pete Papay, Walter Niedermeyer, Tommy Nicholson, Ted Harlan, Raymond Follweiler, Ted Kistler, Dale Benninger, Doug Heckman, George J. Kutta III, Steve Walden, Claude Fenstermaker, and Jeff Weidner.

Friday, June 22, 2012
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Several persons were injured, one seriously, in one car crash Thursday morning at the intersection of SR209 and Spruce Hollow Road in Towamensing Township. The crash occurred as the driver of a car was traveling north on SR209 and apparently failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway. The car continued straight climbing a grass embankment then traveling over a grass lawn before impacting with a tree. The injured included several adults and an infant. State police at Lehighton are investigating the incident. No report was available from troopers this morning.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Another defendant in the case of inmates at the Carbon County prison smuggling illegal substances into the jail by using mail sent to them, was sentenced Thursday afternoon to a county prison term.

Daniel J. Thorpe, 27, currently an inmate at the jail, was sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to serve one day less one year to one day less two years on a charge of criminal attempt-to bring contraband into the prison.

Friday, June 22, 2012
Also taking part in the drill were mobile Emergency Management Agency (EMA) command centers from both Schuylkill and Carbon counties.

"There is a crazy guy in the hospital shooting people!" screamed volunteer victim Mary Ellen Stephens of Owl Creek.

Stephens exited the hospital to awaiting hospital staff, police and volunteers during an internal active shooter emergency preparedness and response drill Thursday at the St. Luke's Hospital - Miner's Campus in Coaldale.

Friday, June 22, 2012
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Dr. Angela Burda received her undergraduate degree from Misericordia University and recently received her Doctorate in Optometry from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Elkins Park.

DALLAS, Pa. - Angela Burda, O.D., admits her recent accomplishment has yet to sink in.

In May, the 26-year-old graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry at Salus University in Elkins Park, Pa., with a Doctorate in Optometry, concluding a path that originated in high school and wound through Misericordia University. Dr. Burda has dreamed of being an optometrist since her high school days at Marian Catholic in Hometown. There were a few things about the profession that appealed to her.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Stuart Tripler, principal at the Weatherly Area High School, has released the honor roll for the fourth marking period.

Distinguished honor roll: Students must achieve a 95 average or better with no grade below 90:

Freshmen: Madeline Aurisano, Jenna Bartel, Deanna Campion, Samantha Hartz, Tea Heister, Brett Kelly, Catherine Maleski, Michael Matirko-Gudelunas, Jessica Polchin, Colleen Popko, Megan Ray, Jennifer Stank

Sophomores: Melissa Bresnak, Courtney Dickson, Brittney Isom, Rachel Moon, Sarah Peiser, Cassidy Piskorick, Katelyn Priore, Shannon Sarosky, Kirsten Ursta

Friday, June 22, 2012
Proud graduate

Chloe Elizabeth Wirth was a recent graduate of the 6th grade at the R. B. Walter Elementary School in Tioga, Pennsylvania. Chloe is the Grandest Kid of Mr. and Mrs. Hilbert Haas and niece of Mr. Ken Haas, all of Lehighton. Chloe received numerous awards for her academic achievements including her AR award with over 100 points, the Presidential Academic Fitness Award, Academic Achievement Award and was presented with a diploma. Chloe was also recognized for her 4.0 average for her entire elementary career. Chloe is the daughter of Susan (nee Haas) and Roger Wirth of Tioga, PA.

Thursday, June 21, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Temperatures yesterday reached record temperatures on some areas. This Seitz Brothers sign on the Hometown Hill shows 94 degrees at 2:24 p.m. yesterday.

Thursday, June 21, 2012
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

A tractor trailer, attempting to make a turn onto Susquehanna Avenue from Broadway in Jim Thorpe this morning, got too close for comfort to a car that was traveling in the same direction. The results of the 8:30 a.m. accident was substantial damage to the car. There were no reported injuries. No further details of the accident were available at presstime.