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Friday, June 22, 2012

People's E.C. Church and St. Peter E.C. Church will be offering Vacation Bible School for children ages 4 to teenagers to adults at People's E.C. Church, 216 Wagner St., Lehighton (Franklin Township). This is a one-day event only and will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Everyone must be preregistered by July 9. The theme is "Rocky Point Lighthouse VBS." There will be songs, lessons, projects. There will be a closing program at 12:30 p.m., followed by a picnic lunch and games. Call (610) 377-1696 to register.

Friday, June 22, 2012
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS A digital thermometer was placed on a backyard sliding board, and it shows the toy got pretty hot. Within minutes, the temperature rose to 115 degrees. Not only should parents be aware of the heat on playground toys, but also macadem and other surfaces on which their pets are subjected.

BOSTON (AP) – Record-breaking heat scorched the Northeast for the second straight day Thursday, breaking records from Vermont to Delaware and sending people flocking to beaches, pools and air-conditioned museums to stay cool.

At least eight temperature records nationwide were broken, and three others were tied, the National Weather Service said. In Vermont, temperatures soared to 97 degrees in Burlington, and the air in Georgetown, Del., and at Kennedy Airport in New York registered a record-breaking 97 degrees.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Residents living along Packerton Dam Road across from the proposed Packerton Yards land development project being developed by the Carbon County Commissioners may retain their existing rights to property currently owned by the Lehighton Water Authority once the county takes control of the ground. However, they may find their common dirt roadway that provides egress to their properties will be restricted to a right turn in and right turn out according to plans presented and discussed at the Mahoning Township Planning Commission Tuesday night.

Friday, June 22, 2012

A Montgomery County man admitted to a series of burglaries in the Kidder and Penn Forest townships area of Carbon County on Thursday morning before county Judge Steven R. Serfass. He was one of 10 defendants to enter pleas.

Crime spree

Gary Kieffer, 41, of Eagleville, pleaded guilty in six pending cases. He pleaded to four counts of burglary and one count each of robbery, theft and criminal trespass.

He was charged by Kidder Township police and state police at Fern Ridge. Kieffer admitted entering several homes in the two townships in November 2010.

Friday, June 22, 2012

A Carbon County man, who broke into the home of Lehighton's fire chief, two days after the chief has passed away, was sentenced to a state program on Thursday in Carbon County court.

Ryan Heiser, 20, of Lehighton, was sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to serve 24 months in the state's Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP) on a charge of burglary.

Heiser was arrested by Lehighton police for entering the home of John Kuller, on April 26, 2011. Kuller, who was the borough's fire chief, died two days prior.

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Palmerton Jr. High School Principal, Mr. Thaddeus Kosciolek, is pleased to announce the students who achieved Principal's List and Honor Roll for the fourth marking period:

PRINCIPAL'S LIST: 90-100, no grade lower than an A-

Eighth Grade: Jagr Andress, Seth Andress, Erika Beers, Brynn Boehler, Rhianna Delich, Lila Goodhile, Scott Heffelfinger, Tyler King, Caitlyn Kresge, Brock Moyer, Justin Pilc, Gavin Scott

Friday, June 22, 2012

Members of the Slatington Lions Club who were on hand for the installation of officers on Tuesday were Frank Kemery, Matt Guesto, Pete Papay, Walter Niedermeyer, Tommy Nicholson, Ted Harlan, Raymond Follweiler, Ted Kistler, Dale Benninger, Doug Heckman, George J. Kutta III, Steve Walden, Claude Fenstermaker, and Jeff Weidner.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Several persons were injured, one seriously, in one car crash Thursday morning at the intersection of SR209 and Spruce Hollow Road in Towamensing Township. The crash occurred as the driver of a car was traveling north on SR209 and apparently failed to negotiate a left curve in the roadway. The car continued straight climbing a grass embankment then traveling over a grass lawn before impacting with a tree. The injured included several adults and an infant. State police at Lehighton are investigating the incident. No report was available from troopers this morning.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Another defendant in the case of inmates at the Carbon County prison smuggling illegal substances into the jail by using mail sent to them, was sentenced Thursday afternoon to a county prison term.

Daniel J. Thorpe, 27, currently an inmate at the jail, was sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II to serve one day less one year to one day less two years on a charge of criminal attempt-to bring contraband into the prison.