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Friday, April 4, 2014

Pennsylvania's transportation plan, Act 89, is helping clear the way for the start of 37 projects in PennDOT's East Central Pennsylvania region, District Executive Michael W. Rebert said today.

These include five resurfacing projects in the local area.

They are:

Ÿ Surface improvements for Route 209/Interchange Road in Franklin and Towamensing townships, at an estimated cost of $335,000.

Ÿ Surface improvements of Forest Inn Road in Towamensing Township, at an estimated cost of $425,000.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Four people who were arrested for the burglary of the ticket booth of the Lehigh Gorge Scenic Railway in Jim Thorpe waived the charges to Carbon County Court.

The burglary occurred last Nov. 29 and reportedly stolen was about $2,200 in cash from a drawer. Numerous sets of keys used for train operations also were taken in addition to four hand-held communication radios.

The defendants had hearings scheduled before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe. They are:

Friday, April 4, 2014

The second of five people charged in connection with the operation of a mobile methamphetamine lab which caused an explosion and fire in Lansford, entered a guilty plea Thursday in Carbon County court.

Friday, April 4, 2014

In each of the first three months of 2014, Christopher Lee Hill, 26, whose last known address was 47 Mush Dahl Rd., New Ringgold, has appeared before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, on retail theft and drug related charges. On March 25, he went before the judge twice, for a preliminary hearing on charges filed from a Feb. 1 incident at My Family Mini Mart, and for an arraignment on charges filed that day from an incident at the Boyer's Food Mart. His first appearance before the judge this year was for a Jan.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

JONESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Military officials say an unmanned aerial vehicle, commonly known as a drone, crashed near a central Pennsylvania school and a hotel.

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs spokeswoman Joan Nissley said no one was injured when the RQ-7 Shadow drone crashed in Lebanon County around 3:30 p.m. Thursday and was run over by a civilian vehicle.

Nissley said the aircraft crashed during training operations at nearby Fort Indiantown Gap. It came down on Fischer Avenue, between Lickdale Elementary School and a Comfort Inn.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood never saw combat during a deployment to Iraq and had shown no apparent risk of violence before gunning down fellow service members on the same military base that was the scene of an infamous 2009 mass shooting, authorities said Thursday.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Relay for Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the Salvation Army, 105 W. Broad St., Tamaqua.

All committee and team members are encouraged to attend as plans for the annual Relay for Life will be discussed.

The relay will be held June 20 to June 21.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Schuylkill County commissioners on Wednesday opened bids for three demolition projects. They will review the bids, and award the work at a later date.

The properties to be demolished at are 911 Brock St., Ashland; 106, 108, 112 and 116 W. Main St., Girardville, and at 0 Cedar Alley in Frailey Township.

Bidders for the Ashland project were: Affordable Construction and Demolition of Coal Township: $12,940; Madonna Enterprises of Port Carbon: $32,000; Patriots Construction Co. of Hazleton: $19,400; and Northeast Industrial Services of Shamokin: $28,890.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sophomore members of Marian Catholic High School's English class presented the Living Stations of the Cross last Friday. Taking part in the presentation were, from left, Ryan kelly, Nicole Ambruch, Cooper Moore, Chris Stager, Devon Mrochko, Emily Pulaski, Jack Hurst and Mark Buchinsky.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Art students

Art students of the month for January in the Lehighton Area School District include:


Elementary School

Kindergarten, Zachary Schrantz

First grade: Alaina Reinheimer

Second grade: Dawson Keiser

Third grade: Kaylie Gaumer

Fourth grade: Cassidy McGee.

East Penn

Elementary School

Kindergarten: Calli Peiffer

First grade: Anya Fenoff

Second grade: Hailey Hricik-Gabbey

Third grade: Alexis Kester

Fourth grade: Rylie Bryfogle.


Elementary School