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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

In Saturday's TIMES NEWS, the incorrect telephone number was listed for the Summit Ridge Development in Mahoning Township.

The correct number is (610) 577-5551.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Robert Eugene Barry, 76, of Donaldson, Tremont Township, who had been found guilty by a jury last September of 49 sexual related offenses, was sentenced Monday by President Judge William E. Baldwin to serve nine to 18 years in a state correctional facility.

The sentence had been deferred as the judge had requested an evaluation be made by the Pennsylvania Sex Offenders Association Board to determine if Barry is a sexually violent predator and the report was positive.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012
 Peter Kern, former New Jersey Zinc senior vice president of Research and Development, holds a sample of Franklinite zinc ore in limestone from the NJZ Ogdensburg mine.

A presentation on "From Mine to Metal – A History of Zinc in Eastern Pennsylvania" will be given on Saturday, Jan. 21, at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, by Peter Kern, former New Jersey Zinc senior vice president of Research and Development.

The presentation will begin at 1 p.m. at the museum, located at 432 W. Walnut Street in Allentown. Stuart Schneider will follow with a presentation on fluorescent minerals.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The murder trial of a Lansford man charged with killing his estranged wife, continued Monday in Carbon County court with a state police forensic expert finishing testimony that began last Friday.

Trooper Phillip Barletta, of the Hazleton barracks, testified to finding several blood stains in the basement of the home of Ernest Troy Freeby, 36, during a search in January 2008.

Monday, January 16, 2012

With a goal of creating a positive influence on the region's teens, the Bo Tkach Under the Helmet and Hat Foundation has received certification as a non-profit corporation from the Pa. Department of State, Bureau of Corporations.

Announcement of the corporation's formation, with sanctioning from the Internal Revenue Service and the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, was made recently.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The Carbon County Emergency Management Agency has coordinated the following emergency services training.

Registration is required. To register, call the Carbon County Emergency Management Agency at (570) 325-3097.

Incident Safety Officer - CCFA, Feb. 6, 13, and 27, at Lehighton Fire Department.

ICS-400: Feb. 18 and 19, at the Carbon County EMA.

ICS-200: March 3 and 4, at the Carbon County EMA. Prerequisite for ICS-300.

Hazmat Awareness: March 5, 6:30 p.m. at the Carbon County EMA.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Visitors to American Legion Post 316, Summit Hill, are marveling about a painting that pays tribute to U.S. military veterans in general, and fallen comrades from Summit Hill in particular. The painting was done by borough councilman John Mogilski. Veterans Corporal Harry Lawton and Pvt. William T. Davis, both killed in World War I; Water Tender First Class John Yurko, Summit Hill's first casualty in World War II; Corporal Kenneth J. Breslin, a Korean Conflict victim; and Airman Second Class George M. Bevich, who died in the Vietnam War, are featured on the painting.

Monday, January 16, 2012
Larry Neff/special to the times news The scene of Saturday's reported domestic dispute in Coaldale, which ended with a woman being hospitalized.

Coaldale police are probing an incident which was first reported as an accident on Saturday afternoon but later became a violent domestic dispute investigation.

Emergency personnel were dispatched at 3:30 p.m. to 4th street to a reported motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian being struck. Reports from the scene were that a 30-year old woman was found lying in the street.

Monday, January 16, 2012

All Saints Episcopal Church, Second and Coal streets, Lehighton will offer a free community dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 19. Everyone is invited.

Monday, January 16, 2012
Larry Neff/special to the times news A fire Sunday in the Valley View West development of Penn Forest Township destroyed this dwelling.

A fast moving fire Sunday afternoon in Penn Forest township destroyed a home in the Valley View West development.

The fire was first reported by neighbors at 44 Cheyenne Circle just before 1 p.m. stating the flames were already through the roof.

When firefighters arrived on scene, the single family, A-frame dwelling was fully involved in flames.

Due to the remote location of the scene water, portable reservoirs were established and water was shuttled to the scene by tank trucks.

No injuries were reported.