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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

TOPS 1643 Lehighton recently donated $100 to the Lehighton Memorial Library. Chapter members Pat Mangold and Dawn Miller, leader, with grandson Conner Miller present a check to librarian Becky Wanamaker.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

By TERRY AHNER

tahner@tnonline.com

Lower Towamensing Township officials have been taken to task for holding their regularly scheduled meeting on Veterans Day.

Resident Herman Bollinger told the township's board of supervisors on Tuesday that the day marked a holiday, and said they should shut the meeting down.

"If it (the meeting) falls on a holiday, you're allowed to run it the next day," Bollinger said.

Township solicitor Jim Nanovic responded to Bollinger's claim.

"Herman, we could have a meeting on Christmas Day if we wanted to," Nanovic said.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Want to network with your peers while giving something back to the community?

West End Rotary will hold a mixer from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Cherry's Sunset Diner in Kresgeville.

Club President Kevin Noll said, "This is a wonderful event for exchanging ideas, promoting community initiative and diversifying your network."

Drop by and see how you can make a difference in your community and your career.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Western Pocono Community Library, 131 Pilgrim Way, Route 115 in Brodheadsville, will celebrate International Games Day from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday.

There will be games of all types out and available all day at the library, including Scrabble, Life, Twister, and more.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Michele Belovich R.N. of Nesquehoning, an employee at Gnaden Huetten Memorial Hospital in Lehighton, has been named the 1982 Nurse of Hope by the Carbon-Tamaqua Unit of the American Cancer Society. Belovich was chosen from four nurses vying for the title.

Judging was based on the nurses' abilities to communicate, professionalism and sincerity of concern. The winner will be available to speak to students, men's and women's organizations, as well as professionals in the nursing field.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

The Marian Fillies advanced to their second straight state championship match by defeating Troy 25-13, 25-14, 25-11 in a Class A semifinal on Tuesday night. The Fillies (25-0) will meet Greensburg Central Catholic (22-0) at 11 a.m. Saturday at Richland High School in Johnstown for the state title.

Northwestern Lhigh’s magical girls soccer season came to an end with a 3-0 loss to Villa Maria in the Class 2A semifinal last night.
See more on each contest in Wednesday’s edition of The Times News.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
SHARON STANLEY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Members of the Walnutport Diamond Fire Company have spent the last 10 days cleaning up from a fire that damaged their own quarters, a building erected in 1911.

Today, the historic bell was expected to come down.

What finally becomes of the old firehouse now is a matter the insurance company and fire restoration experts are still trying to decide. It may remain a two-story building with a bell tower. It may be reduced to a one-story building. Or it may be demolished altogether.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ... and soon it's going to feel like Christmas, too. It's going to get cold, breezy and there's even the possibility of some snow.

Although it's not even Thanksgiving, Lehighton borough has hung its snowflake lights, stores have decorations and Christmas cards for sale, and the Christmas commercials for the Pennsylvania Lottery and Hershey's Kisses are airing.

But the weather has been pretty mild, even by November standards.

That's going to change in a hurry.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

A garbage collection caught on fire Nov. 5 in Jim Thorpe and borough police believe it was intentionally set.

Home surveillance video obtained during the investigation shows a white male, possibly bald, walking toward 12 E. Fourth St. from Fern Street, several minutes before the items set out for the trash went up in flames around 7:30 p.m.

The fire damaged a nearby vehicle and home.

The same male was later observed across the street spectating as fire personnel extinguished the flames.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Mahoning Township police announced multiple recent arrests on Tuesday.

Police were dispatched to the McDonalds drive-thru at 12:42 a.m. on Oct. 3, for a male asleep behind the wheel.

On arrival, officers found a male, Daniel Shelley of Port Royal, slouched over the wheel at the first drive-thru window.

Officers observed an open container of alcohol and had difficulty waking him.

Shelley refused a blood test and has been charged with DUI, and violating restrictions on alcoholic beverages.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 19.