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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

A Lackawanna truck driver died when he crashed his vehicle along a Schuylkill County road on Tuesday. State police at Schuylkill Haven said the accident occurred about 5:45 a.m. along SR25 at the Camp A While property in Hegins Township.

Troopers said Robert J. Taylor, 46, of Scranton, was operating a 2006 International 4300 truck westbound and attempting to negotiate a curve in the road. He lost control of the truck traveled off the road where Taylor then counter-steered back into the westbound lane.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Tamaqua Area School board met Tuesday to reorganize. Larry Wittig was re-elected as president, and Tom Rottet was re-elected as vice-president. It will be Wittig's 18th year serving as school board president. Board member Dan Schoener was not present at the meeting. Board members are, front row, left to right: Wanda Zuber, Robert Betz, Eileen Meiser. Back row, left to right: Wittig, Rottet, Mark Rother, Aaron Frantz, and Bryan Miller.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Story time with Mrs. Claus Children in Tamaqua were treated to a special story time with Mrs. Claus at the Tamaqua Community Arts Center as part of the Tamaqua Spirit of Christmas Festival held over the weekend. Clockwise are, Anthony Odorizzi, 7, wearing cap; Bryce Bieber, 7; Brayden Schiffer, 7; Landon Schiffer, 4; Bailee Kranch, 2; and Grayson Creitz, 4.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012

The Pocono District of Penn State Extension, which covers Carbon, Monroe, Wayne and Pike counties, will hold the first in a series of five Vegetable Production webinars on Dec. 19, from 1-2 p.m.

The series provides convenient access to timely updates in commercial vegetable and small fruit production for extension educators, producers and industry representatives. The topic for the first webinar is "Irrigation in a Hot, Dry Season."

There is a cost for the series. To register go to or call (724) 627-3745.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Eighteen directors were elected by the Panther Valley Chamber of Commerce as the new organizationtook another stride toward active service to the area. The session was held at Edgemont Lodge with Ernest Scheller, acting chairman, presiding. Forming the first board of directors are Bert Silver, George Bright, John Kovatch, Cal Frantz Jr., Wallace Kleckner, and Ted Puschak, three year terms; John Trojan, Atty. Robert Lazorchik, William McDonald, Ray Motroni, and Anthony Sarge, two year terms, and Daneil Zeigler, Ernest Scheller, Atty. George M.D.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Susan Nalesnik, of Mahanoy City, and a 13 -year-old boy escaped serious injury after the van they were riding in rolled two times on Tuscarora Mountain Road in Hometown (Rush Township). Township police stated Nalesnik was traveling southeast when she lost control and then hit the rock embankment causing the van to flip and travel about 90 feet. Both were treated on scene and taken via ambulance to St. Luke's Hospital in Coaldale. Responding with police was the Ryan Township Rescue Squad. Investigating officer is officer Adam Sinton.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Sen. David G. Argall

HARRISBURG – Speaking to a packed room at Temple University's Harrisburg Campus, state Sen. David G. Argall (R-Schuylkill) announced he will reconvene the Pa. Blight Task Force in an effort to continue the fight against blight and abandonment.

"The recent passage of land bank legislation has assisted the ongoing efforts to fight blight," said Argall, who spoke at the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania's Homes Within Reach Conference.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lower Towamensing Township is expected to make a ruling on a variance request this evening.

Resident Harry Eckhart will go before the zoners at 7 p.m. in search of a variance to section 500 of the zoning ordinance.

In July, Harry and Elaine Eckhart received plan approval from the Carbon County Planning Commission for their proposed subdivision at 5260 Little Gap Road.

The plans call for subdividing 120.54 acres into two lots.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lehighton Area Council of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce will present "Christmas in the Park," an Old Fashioned Christmas Celebration on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The annual event will be held at the bandshell in the upper park in Lehighton. Rain or shine. Santa Claus will arrive at 6:30 p.m.

Paul Smith and the Lehighton Band will provide musical entertainment with all your favorite Christmas Carols while the Senior Girl Scouts, Troop 583, provide the hot cocoa.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Lehighton Borough officers will closed Dec. 24, 25, 31, 2012 and January 1, 2013 for the holidays. Garbage will be picked up on Saturday, Dec. 29, and Jan. 5, 2013 due to the holidays.