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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
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A baby quilt can be seen in the window of the house where Tara Paltanavage lived

in Middleport.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The next four-hour AARP Smart Driver refresher course is scheduled to take place at the Chestnuthill Park Building is set for Saturday, Aug. 23, beginning at 1 p.m.

Proof of having taken the 8-hour course within the past 36 months must be provided.

For more information or to register for the class, contact Roland Vonderheide at 570-619-4006.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The United Dream Ride, benefiting the Blue Ridge Chapter of Dream Come True, will take place at 10 a.m. Sunday at the American Legion Post 927 on Route 209 in Gilbert.

Riders of both motorcycles and cars will depart at 10 a.m. for Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg, weather permitting.

Traffic will be controlled by police with special blockers to ensure a safe and easy 87-mile ride.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A group of 10 area Lions from Carbon, Monroe, Pike and Schuylkill counties, comprising Lions District 14U, traveled to the Lions International Convention in Toronto, Canada. They attended seminars, voted for the 2014-2015 International Lions Leadership and enjoyed presentations by Neil Sedaka and Olivia Newton-John joined by David Foster. In addition, members of the group received information about various programs, watched or walked in the International Parade of Nations, saw many Lions program exhibits, and stopped at the Canadian side of Niagara Falls on the way home.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Allison and Gloria Rudewick of Hazleton met up with "The Jesus Guy" recently at the annual Marian High School picnic. The mother and daughter say they bought him a hamburger and a soda. Carl James Joseph is also known as "What's Your Name."

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Excessive levels of zinc in the borough's sewer sludge, and how to find out where it is coming from, were the main topics discussed at Slatington's Borough Authority meeting July 28.

Sewer plant operator Stefan Myers said he recently sent out an email about the zinc testing results at the sewer plant, which show that the levels are "very high." He noted that last July, the effluent (liquid) tested at 0.05, but now the sludge, "even the primary clarifier," is testing over 20 milligrams per liter.

"That's a lot," he said.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A Schuylkill County man was shot outside his home on Monday morning. Police are calling the incident an attempted homicide.

State police at Schuylkill Haven said Richard Behney, 34, of 64 Fisher Road, Pine Grove, exited his home at 6:30 a.m. and walked to his vehicle when he was shot. He was struck on his right hand and left buttocks area. Behney then fled back inside his home.

Behney was treated at the scene by Pine Grove EMS unit and Pottsville paramedics and then transported to the Reading hospital.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Students from the Panther Valley Middle School and their science teacher, Chris Powell, conducted a project that will help other

children. Powell's classes were studying recycling so they began

Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Judy Dolgos-Kramer/Special to the Times News The new playground at the park is ADA accessible and cost around $40,000, according to township Chairman Warren Reiner.

With just a few items remaining to finish, the new park on Route 903 in Penn Forest Township is nearing completion.

"The parking lot is complete, the front is stabilized and seeded, the playground is assembled, and the walking trail is ready for tar and chip, which is the last thing," project manager Greg Pavlik told the Penn Forest Township board of supervisors Monday evening. "There are a few access issues which need to be addressed, but everything else is pretty much done."

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

An Effort man faces up to 20 years in prison for his role in a heroin distribution ring after pleading guilty in U.S. Middle District Court on Monday.

Kerion Johnson, 40, admitted to conspiring to distribute heroin in the Monroe County area between November 2013 and April 22.

The U.S. District Attorney's office filed charges on June 4 following an investigation by the FBI and the Pennsylvania State Police.