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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Tamaqua woman was jailed on Monday, charged with assaulting her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend at their residence.

State police at Frackville identified the defendant as Jennifer Wood, 20.

The victims of the attack were Thomas Kehl, 22, of 123 Park Place, Mahanoy Township, and his live-in girlfriend Ashley Beynon, 18, of Tamaqua.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Timothy S. Stahl, left, Timothy D. Stahl and Fran Stahl of Tamaqua, arrive at the Hometown intersection this morning. Their sign provided a morale boost to Hometown National Guard troops being deployed to Kuwait.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

It will cost Northern Lehigh School District nearly $7,000 to fix its track.

By a unanimous vote, the school board agreed on Monday to authorize administration to enter into a contract with American Athletic Courts, Inc., to repair the track edge and curbing at a cost of $6,800.

The work will be paid from the remainder of money in the bond, and any remaining balance will be paid from the general fund.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Ethan Heiser, 7, and his sister, Leah, 4, stand inside a pumper of the Mahoning Valley Fire Company during Fire Prevention Week program staged Monday night in Lehighton by the Lehighton and Mahoning Valley Fire Companies. Looking on is Mark Hayman, left, assistant fire chief in Mahoning, and Ian Heiser of Lehighton, father of the two children.

Members of the Lehighton and Mahoning Valley Fire Departments held a joint Fire Prevention Week program on Monday in the parking lot of Shull-David Elementary School, Lehighton.

Scores of youngsters and their parents attended where they could view various types of fire apparatus and even sit in it, utilize fire extinguishers, get educated in a "Safe House" educational facility, observed demonstrations by the firefighters, and then were given such items as plastic helmets, coloring books, and other fire prevention literature.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS Traveling from great distances to attend the revival of the Shower of Roses celebration in New Columbus on Sunday were, front l-r, Anna Callahan of Wenonah, N.J.; Marie Myers of Roxborough, Pa.; Bernadette Faragasso of Haddanfield, N.J., and back, Jim Myers of Roxborough.

There was much happiness in the New Columbus section of Nesquehoning on Sunday, where the Shower of Roses celebration was held.

The event had been an annual one for over seven decades, beginning in 1932 and continuing until 2008. Then, a consolidation of the three Catholic churches in Nesquehoning occurred, creating division and controversy - and an end to the Shower of Roses.

Those who attended the event on Sunday were thrilled at its revival.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Oct. 7-13 is Fire Prevention Week and the Lake Harmony Fire Company District 17 is planning an open house for 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 10.

The fire company plans on having demonstrations on automobile rescue, fighting automobile fires and fire extinguisher training.

There will also be fire safety tips.

Fire extinguishers may be brought in for recharging or you may purchase fire extinguishers during the open house.

Everyone is invited to attend, light refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Weatherly High School will host a free Financial Aid Night at 6 p.m. Tuesday Oct. 23 in the school's cafeteria. District high school seniors and their parents are encouraged to attend this informative session to get a better understanding of the student aid process and how best to begin planning to fund their higher education.

Linda Pacewicz (a student aid expert from PHEAA) and Ms. Moran (Academic Specialist at Educational Opportunity Centers) will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Terri Titus Livingston, Tamaqua, and doggie Dave Matthews were part of the crowd gathered at the Hometown intersection at 5 a.m. today to give troops of the Hometown National Guard a gala send-off as they embark on a one-year overseas deployment.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

UAW local 1098 will be having a party for the retirees. It will be held at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Building, on Tuesday Nov. 13 at 1 p.m. Everything will be provided. All members are urged to attend. For more information contact Bob Strohl at 610-377-1083.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living (LVCIL) recently received a grant in the amount of $152,000 from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, which will begin in October.