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Monday, November 24, 2014

Two defendants failed to show up, another had three separate cases scheduled and the rest all waived preliminary hearings before District Judge Stephen Bayer of Tamaqua last week.

Jonathan Edward Evanco, 21, of McAdoo, was scheduled to appear before Bayer on theft and drug-related cases filed by McAdoo police in connection with three incidents, but failed to appear in court. All three cases were held over for court trial.

A warrant could be issued for his arrest.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The Lehighton Interfaith Fellowship has announced that $3,441.75 was raised at the CROP Walk held in October at the Lehigh Canal Park in Weissport.

The churches that participated included All Saints Episcopal, Ben Salem United Church of Christ, Dinkey Memorial Lutheran, First Presbyterian, Peoples Evangelical Congregational, St. John's Union, St. Matthew's Lutheran, Sts. Peter and Paul Roman Catholic, Trinity Evangelical Lutheran, and Zion United Church of Christ all from the Lehighton Area and Salem United Church of Christ in Weatherly.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Every man engaged in the mining industry in the Panther Creek Valley is assured of having money in his pay envelope for the holiday season after Lehigh Navigation Company officials announced that collieries in the valley would work on a better schedule.

The move to operate the collieries, even though demand is lacking, was seen as a good will gesture and was received with much satisfaction, as it demonstrated that officials have realized the desperate plight of the workers during this period of economic stress.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Dinners

Ÿ St. John's United Church of Christ at 15 N. Second St. in Slatington is offering a free Thanksgiving dinner from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday. No reservations are required but are appreciated. Call the church office at 610-767-5554 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Wednesday.

Ÿ Effort UMC will once again host a Thanksgiving Day dinner for those who are alone or are hungry. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. For information, call the church at 570-629-1890.

Monday, November 24, 2014
Larry Neff/Special to the Times News

Divers from the Lehighton Fire Department Dive Team assistedLehighton Police in retrieving motorcycle parts from the Lehigh River Sunday afternoon. Earlier in the day someone notified the Carbon County Communications Center about motorcycle parts in the river along the west bank between the McCall and Weissport bridges. Lehighton police took the parts as evidence and are seeking the owner of the bike.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The fragrance of gingerbread will soon be coming from the Dimmick Memorial Library, 54 Broadway, Jim Thorpe, as the library sponsors a gingerbread house contest as part of the town's Olde Time Christmas Festival. There is no entry fee and anyone can enter.

Categories are: adult (13 and up), child (12 and under), and group. Three prizes will be awarded in each category. First prize in each category will receive $25 with two runners-up each receiving $10.

Monday, November 24, 2014

A Carbon County woman was sentenced to a short jail term on Friday on a theft count.

She was one of seven defendants who previously pleaded guilty to criminal charges to be sentenced Friday in Carbon County court.

Judge Joseph J. Matika presided.

Lansford arrest

Leanna M. Altemose, 25, of Palmerton and formerly of Coaldale, was sentenced to serve one to 12 months on a charge of criminal conspiracy-theft by deception.

He was charged by Lansford on March 3 for her part in the issuing of six bad checks totaling $2,366.

Monday, November 24, 2014

The first day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season resulted in a harvest of 1,623 black bears, according to preliminary totals released Monday by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

Bears have been harvested in 52 counties during the statewide season so far.

The top 10 bears processed at check stations by Monday were either estimated or confirmed to have live weights of 540 pounds or more.
The largest of those bears — a male estimated at 677 pounds — was taken in Pittsfield Township, Warren County, by James M. Hultberg of Pittsfield.

Monday, November 24, 2014
Sharon Stanley/Special to the Times News Richard L. Nothstein of Palmerton, center, the recipient of the "The William H. Bayer Lifetime Achievement Award," stands with presenters Craig Zurn, left, of Jim Thorpe National Bank, and state Rep. Doyle Heffley.

The Carbon Chamber and Economic Development Corporation honored four businesses and three business professionals at its third Golden Harvest Annual Dinner Friday at the Blue Mountain Ski Resort.

"The main goal of the night was to celebrate Carbon County businesses and people," said CCEDC Executive Director Marlyn Kissner. "That's what our organization makes up ... the best people and the businesses we want to showcase, that's what tonight was about."

Monday, November 24, 2014

People traveling to see their loved ones on Wednesday may be in for some tricky travel conditions.

A winter storm watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly for Wednesday.

According to the National Weather Service, northwest New Jersey and the Poconos along and north of the Interstate 80 corridor will be affected by the storm forming off the coast on Tuesday.