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Monday, September 9, 2013

A 20-year-old Carbondale woman has won the 1986-87 Miss Pocono title at the 14th annual scholarship pageant held at Genetti Best Western Playhouse, Hazleton.

Faith Ann Liuzzo, a Marywood College student, wowed the judges with a ragtime ballet to a Scott Joplin composition in the talent segment of the competition.

Liuzzo will compete in the Miss Pennsylvania scholarship pageant next June in Altoona, a Miss America preliminary.

Liuzzo is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Liuzzo.

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Carbon County Democratic Executive Committee will fill a vacant ballot position for a four-year term of office of director on the Panther Valley School District Board of Education.

The vacancy was created upon the death Richard Zabroski, who won a Democratic nomination in the Primary Election.

As per the party's bylaws, committee members from the towns of Summit Hill, Lansford and Nesquehoning will select a candidate to take the ballot position for the Nov. 5 General Election.

Monday, September 9, 2013
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS This pristine Mulhearn and Dorrian bottle of Lansford was found in one of a few former outhouse sites dug Saturday between Patterson and Bertsch streets.

Saturday's dig at a few former outhouse sites in downtown Lansford turned up only a handful of items.

Volunteer diggers came up with a Lansford Mulhearn and Dorrian bottle from the 1890-1900 period, an unmarked whiskey flask, an old shoe heel, a trademark Vaseline Chesebrough, N.Y. Manufacturing Co. jar, two old small red clay liner plates for beneath flower pots, a few pieces of broken china dishes, and a piece of iron with white enamel finish on it possibly from an old bathroom fixture.

Monday, September 9, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Payton Selby, 4, watches as Emily Lang, 7, plays miniature golf during Rush Township's Community Day.

Nearly 300 visitors took part in Rush Township's First Annual Community Day held Saturday outside the Hometown Fire Company.

The event, organized by the Rush Township Recreation Board, was entirely free and included numerous family activities, such as face painting, bounce house, games, dunk tank and so on.

Another treat involved free DJ and band entertainment.

Monday, September 9, 2013

A Carbon County man pleaded guilty in the county court on Friday to charges of terroristic threats and a drug count. He was one of seven to enter a guilty plea before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

Mahoning incident

Thomas Hosler, 42, of Lehighton, pleaded to the threats count and a count each of possession of drug paraphernalia and driving under suspension. In a plea agreement, a more serious charge of firearms not to be carried without a license was dropped.

Monday, September 9, 2013

The Carbon County Veterans Affairs Office will be closed the week of Sept. 9-13, due to mandated VA training.

It will reopen Sept. 16.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Two defendants in pending criminal cases appeared in Carbon County court on Friday with alcohol in their system. In fact, one had two times the legal limit under the state's drunk driving law.

Steve Todd Moyer, 40, of Bethlehem, appeared before President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to be placed in the county's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program for first time offenders on a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.

Monday, September 9, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS @Caption Stand Alone:Saturday night at the festival Always a favorite with the kids are the rides at the Palmerton Community Festival. On Saturday sisters Hannah and Emily, 10 and Kylie 2, enjoyed spinning inside this dinosaur. They were with their mom and dad, Steph and Todd Bonser, who have been coming to the Festival for years.

Always a favorite with the kids are the rides at the Palmerton Community Festival. On Saturday sisters Hannah and Emily, 10 and Kylie 2, enjoyed spinning inside this dinosaur. They were with their mom and dad, Steph and Todd Bonser, who have been coming to the Festival for years.

Saturday, September 7, 2013
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS Members of the Leadership Carbon Class of 2014 who attended a welcome reception Wednesday at the Mahoning Valley Country Club are (front row, l-r) Dawn Ferrante, Executive Director, Carbon Chamber & Economic Development Corporation, Lynn Shupp, Kayla Everett, Jennifer Harvey, Amanda Miller, Lisa Bleicher, Colleen Dykas, (back row, l-r) Pam Fludgate, Cindy Gasper, Pat Anglovich, Scott Allen, Chastity Miller, Pamela Heydt, Andy Hart, Kathy Ruff, Nicole Beckett. and Patty DeSousa, chairperson, Leadership Carbon. Missing from the photo is Chrissy Mayernic.

A leader needs to not only be passionate, but also possess a genuine love for what it is they do.

So was the message relayed to the Leadership Carbon Class of 2014 at a reception breakfast held Wednesday at the Mahoning Valley Country Club, Lehighton.

About 40 people attended the reception, including members of previous Leadership Carbon classes.

The invocation was offered by Carbon County Commissioner Wayne Nothstein. That was followed by the breakfast reception.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Schuylkill County Volunteer Firefighters Association held its 45th annual parade in Tamaqua, a borough celebrating its 200th anniversary.

The festivities resulted in a parade that ranks with any ever staged in the community. Tamaqua was founded when Murkhardt Moser first settled there in 1799.

The Firefighters Parade was the highlight of a Stay At Home Labor Day Weekend honoring Tamaqua's bicentennial.