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Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Ron Gower/times news

Barbara Shelton, left, and Harmony Smith, poll workers at Summit Hill's First Ward (District 52) look at election records behind a desk decorated with red, white, and blue. Both the First and Second Ward of Summit Hill hold elections in the council room of the municipal building. Workers at both tables spruced up their respective tables for the election.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

West Penn Township has had to request an extension from DEP for their sewer plan. According to township engineer Ron Madison, the township is having difficulties obtaining permission from property owners to access their properties to complete site reviews and soil testing. "Act 537 is a mandated study by DEP," said Madison. "The township must do the plan. The township must pay for the plan and when it is accepted, DEP reimburses the township for 50 percent of the plan."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The following recalls were issued Oct. 24-28 by federal and state agencies:

Halloween Lanterns: Dollar Tree Stores Inc. is recalling Pumpkin, Ghost and Skull Halloween Lanterns sold August-October 2010. The bulb in the battery-operated lanterns can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards. Consumers should return the lanterns to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also contact Dollar Tree Stores Inc, www.dollar-tree.com, (800) 876-8077.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Lehighton Girl Scouts honored the Rev. Wilson Scott, right, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Third and Mahoning streets, Lehighton, with the Friend Award. From left are, Geri Haas, leader of Cadette/Senior Girl Scout Troop 3583; Janet Rimbey, leader of Brownie Troop 3862; Katelyn Hosler, member of Girl Scout Troop 3801; and Katherine Hosler, service unit director for Lehighton Girl Scout leaders.

A pastor who opened up the doors of his church to support Girl Scouting in the Lehighton area was honored with the Friend Award by Lehighton Girl Scouts.

The Rev. Wilson Scott, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Third and Mahoning streets, Lehighton, was presented the award during Sunday's church service.

"Thank you for all you've done for Girl Scouting for so many years," said Geri Haas, leader of Cadette/Senior Troop 3583.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Carbon Model Railroad Society brings dealers and collectors together at its Fall Train Meet to trade model railroad cars, photographs, books, historical documents, lanterns and assorted railroadiana. The Meet is on Sunday, November 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe.

Hundreds of railroad modelers and railfans are readying to converge on Jim Thorpe's Memorial Hall for the 2010 Fall Train Meet & Railroad Film Night-a one-stop railroad hobbyist's dream-come-true.

The Sunday, Nov. 7 event begins at 9 a.m. with the Carbon Model Railroad Society's Sixth Annual Fall Train Meet. The swap meet of model and toy trains, books and railroadiana, operating layouts, and historical materials runs until 3 p.m.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The names of the three juveniles involved in a break-in, theft of a vehicle, and then high speed chase, have been released by state police at Lehighton.

The trio has been charged as adults because they utilized a deadly weapon during the commission of a robbery. Arrested were Wellington Mayo Jr., 15, of Reading; Jarod Brown, 16, of Harrisburg; and Curtis Young, 16, of Philadelphia. The three have been charged with escape, burglary, robbery and various vehicle code violations incident to a high-speed chase.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

During a regularly scheduled meeting of the Penn Forest Township Board of Supervisors Monday, Chairman Paul Montemuro reported that the 30-acre park across from Bear Creek Lake Development would receive a funding boost in the form of a $248,000 grant.

With this new grant and an earlier one of $255,000, both from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, the park project has more than $500,000 of available funding.

Rep. Keith McCall is working to provide another $80,000, bringing that total closer to $600,000.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
The Pumpkin Patch float was enjoyed by parade watchers.

The chairs were out at noon for a 6:30 p.m. Halloween parade in Northern Lehigh on Oct. 30. By 5 p.m. the curbs were lined with blankets between the chairs.

Bonita Weaver said she has watched it every year for 40 years. This year every time a fire engine came up Main Street in Slatington she watched to see if it was her son, Slatington fire chief Keith Weaver. She thought it was the 103rd year a parade was held.

A group of four teens waited patiently on a porch for an hour and said, "Yes, we like it."

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Fresh on the minds of residents during last night's monthly Penn Forest Township board of supervisors meeting was an incident that took place on Behrens Road early Saturday morning.

As reported in Monday's TIMES NEWS, three juveniles who had escaped from the Youth Services Agency Camp Adams, broke into a home on Behrens Road and fled from police along Interstate 80 in a vehicle they had stolen.

Many in attendance were understandably distraught and worried that incidents in the area would only get worse, leading to more property damage and even harm to residents.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010
JOE PLASKO/TIMES NEWS

Thomas P. Porambo, left, of Spruce Street with Tamaqua Mayor Christian Morrison, center, and Maureen Donovan, right, this morning outside of the South Ward Fire Company, one of four voting precincts in Tamaqua Borough. Bright sunshine greeted voters as they participated in today's General Election. The polls are open until 8 p.m. this evening.