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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Last month's inaugural Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Marathon and Half-Marathon attracted 525 runners from 15 states and the District of Columbia.

Chris Bauer, 24, of Sea Cliff, NY, was the overall winner of the 26.2-mile marathon held along the D&L Trail, with a time of 2:53:14.

The top time in the half-marathon was turned in by Sean Robbins, 42, of Shavertown, Luzerne County, who completed the 13.1-mile course in 1:17.05.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Carbon County is seeing the effects of state cuts.

During the county commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board voted to approve the cooperative block grant agreement with the state Department of Aging. The term of the agreement runs from Jan. 1, 2012 through June 30, 2016.

Commissioner William O'Gurek, chairman, explained the figures presented in the agreement $683,002 for Jan. 1 through June 30, 2012 and $1,346,511 for each fiscal year until 2016 are not the amounts the county can expect to receive annually from the state.

Saturday, November 19, 2011
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

"Mocha" is a diluted tortoiseshell cat available for adoption from the Carbon County Friends of Animals in Jim Thorpe. She is a 1 1/2-year-old spayed female and is up to date on all her shots. She is easygoing and playful. For more information, call the CCFOA at (570) 325-9400.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

HARRISBURG Governor Tom Corbett has appointed Jim Thorpe Mayor Michael J. Sofranko to serve on the Local Government Advisory Committee.

Also appointed to that committee were Gina M. Sage, Springfield; Hon. Margaret L. Ferraro, Nazareth; Hon. Fiore Leone, Erie; Michael A. Schober, Columbia; Thomas McElhone, Glenshaw; Marvin Meteer, Wyalusing; Betty Ann Moyer, Danville; Hon. August "A.C." Stickel, Altoona; and Hon. Scott Martin, Lancaster.

Nominations requiring Senate confirmation include:

State Board of Physical Therapy Jeffrey R. Elliott, Wernersville;

Saturday, November 19, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Sections of the railway, on both sides of Route 309, were removed prior to the beginning of the construction project in Tamaqua.

Route 309 in Tamaqua was closed beginning at 7 p.m. yesterday while crews work to replace a 230-foot section of rail across the highwayin the southern part of Tamaqua, near the Hess gas station.

It will be closed until Monday morning around 5 a.m. Northbound traffic is being detoured 18.8 miles via Route 443 east to Route 902 north, and then to Route 209 west.

Southbound traffic follows the same route, only in reverse.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

A woman was reportedly seriously injured when struck by a vehicle last night at Hazard Square in Jim Thorpe.

The woman, whose identity wasn't known, was transported by the Lehighton Ambulance paramedics to Jim Thorpe High School where a helicopter landed and flew her to a Lehigh Valley hospital.

Traffic was detoured around the site for over an hour.

The incident happened shortly after 7 p.m.

No other details were available last night.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Carbon County Home Economics/Family and Consumer Science teachers, past and present, are listed in the book, A Legend Shared. The book's release was celebrated Monday. Here are the teachers who taught and continue to share their knowledge, and the years in which they taught:

JIM THORPE AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT

Mauch Chunk Junior-Senior High School: Frances E. Beegle, 1937-1940; Louise C. Horn, 1941-1944; Fern T. Schanbacher, 1944-1946; Elvira T. Holmes Herring, 1946-1949; Helen Myrtle Dunkelberg, 1949-1950; and Eliza Jane Reese, 1950-1954.

Saturday, November 19, 2011
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Holiday kettle volunteers Frank Tongue, left, Jesse Durning, center, and Matthew Greenly spend some non-serious time playing the timbrels during a weekly practice at the Tamaqua Salvation Army. A video of their antics is getting wide attention on the Internet via Facebook and Youtube. The group, which is open to all ages, practices weekly at the Salvation Army and performs during community events and at nursing homes and hospitals. For moreinformation about joining the timbrel group call the Corpsat (570) 668-0410.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The widow of an East Penn Township resident who was ejected from a supervisors' meeting has filed a lawsuit on behalf of her husband against the township, a specific supervisor, and a police officer.

Carol K. Zlomsowitch, administrator of the estate of Walter J. Zlomsowitch, is seeking a jury trial and unspecified damages for the action during which her late husband not only was ejected, but arrested. The charges against him were eventually dropped, the suit says.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Students at L.B. Morris Elementary School, Jim Thorpe attained the honor roll list for the first marking period. They are:

Third grade, Tyler Adamitis, Millie Carter, Christopher Condly, Emily Highland, Zachary Gillard, Trusten Dempsey, Thomas Kenny, Jared Joyce, Trista Gehris, Katrina Trine, Jared Marykwas, Christy McLean, Andrea Mazzella, Noah Melber, Jaden Shubeck, Edward Numrich