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Friday, June 20, 2014

A Carbon County man was sentenced to a prison term Thursday in the county court, while another defendant also got a jail term for resisting arrest.

The two were among four defendants to enter guilty pleas before Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Lehighton incident

Richard M. Roberts, 37, of Summit Hill, and formerly of Easton, was sentenced to serve three to one day less 24 months in the county prison for simple assault.

Roberts was arrested on Jan. 13 when Lehighton police responded to a disturbance outside Alfie's Pizzeria at 126 S. First St.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Sister Regina Elinich, principal of Our Lady of the Angels Academy, Lansford, announced the fourth quarter honor roll recently.

Students who received honors as are follows:

Effort Award

Grade 1: Robert Ellis-Williams, Logan Fisher, Samuel Homyak, Edward Marx, Connor Penberth, Connor Rehnert, Caylen Murray, Morgan O'Brien, Haley Rivers, Emily Stawiarski.

Grade 2: Stephen Behun IV, Elijah Feisel, Angelo Greek, Aleck Jewells, Dylan Newton, Albin Petschauer, Elsie Heckman, Jocelyn Marx, Riley McArdle, Madison Miller.

Friday, June 20, 2014

A Miller-Keystone Blood drive will take place from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on July 17 in The Summit parking lot at the Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital campus in Lehighton.

There are 22 time slots available for donors to choose from. The goal of the drive is to collect 14 units of blood.

Donors must be at least 110 pounds, in good health and over 18 years of age.

To donate, call Denise Kennedy at 610-377-7350.

Friday, June 20, 2014

The Carbon Career & Technical Institute's Joint Operating Committee on Thursday kept Robert T. Yurchak of Nesquehoning as solicitor for the 2014-15 fiscal year. He'll be paid a retainer of $5,000.

The committee also retained Margaret Kalogerakis of Albrightsville as coordinator of school improvement at $35,000 on a 200-day contract for the 2014-15 school year, effective Aug. 20.

Under the contract, she'll pay $65 a month for health benefits, effective July 1.

Friday, June 20, 2014

A former Lansford man, sentenced to death for two murders in Allentown in 2003, has lost his appeal for a new trial following a decision handed down by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week.

Attorneys for Julius Burno, 42, had successfully argued for a new trial in 2009, before Lehigh County Judge Edward Reibman, based on what they claimed was "ineffective representation" in the original trial.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Class of 1967

Members of the Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1967 will gather for a breakfast social at 10 a.m. Monday at the Boulevard Drive In in Lehighton.

Bring memorabilia, pictures and your spouse.

Water reports

The annual Jim Thorpe water reports are being mailed to all residents of Jim Thorpe. If you haven't received one and would like one, contact the borough office at 570-325-3025.

Garden dedication

Friday, June 20, 2014

Carbon County corrections and probation officers and deputy sheriffs will soon have a new place to get gun certified.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, Commissioner Thomas J. Gerhard spoke about the proposed gun range project on county property next to the correctional facility on the Broad Mountain in Nesquehoning. No cost on the project has been determined.

The range will be constructed 200 feet south of the animal shelter in a wooded area. It will be 150 feet by 75 feet in size.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Schuylkill County Judge Cyrus P. Dolbin has sentenced two local people who drove under the influence.

Kristiann Gallagher, 44, of Hazle Township, was arrested on Aug. 2, 2013, by Rush Township police. She was charged with three counts of driving under the influence of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, not wearing a seat belt and speeding.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Schuylkill County is wise investment.

County financial director Paul E. Buber on Wednesday told commissioners that his office and county administrators recently participated in an extensive and comprehensive financial review with Standard & Poors rating services.

The bottom line is that Schuylkill County has received a A+ bond rating for the third consecutive year, Buber said.

He said Standard and Poor praised the county's leadership for their strong financial management and for avoiding speculative investments.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tamaqua Borough Council continued its tradition of honoring Tamaqua student-athletes who have won gold medals at the district level. At Tuesday night's meeting, Tamaqua Area High School track team standouts were presented with commendations. Accepting their awards were Paige Demetriades and Monica Shimko. The awards were presented by Tamaqua Councilman Dave Mace, second from right. Also pictured is Tamaqua track and field coach Tom Kanger. Unable to attend was Tyler Hope (track) as well as members of the boys baseball team, which also took gold at the district level.