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Thursday, April 25, 2013
CAROL ZICKLER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS CPR and basic first aid certification were recently performed by members of the Nesquehoning Ambulance Corp. Pictured are Joe Trimmel, Donald Schlier and Joe Folk, assistant chiefs New Columbus Fire Company Department; Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith performing chest compressions with CPR instructor David Rohlfing and Nesquehoning Ambulance president John McArdle.

Heart attack is the leading cause of death in the United States. However, CPR is a proven way to resuscitate, but most untrained bystanders hesitate to help cardiac arrest victims. Research has shown that when bystanders have CPR training, they are much more likely to take action. Cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. Emergency medical personnel respond to nearly 300,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests in the United States annually, so CPR can help save many of these victims' lives.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The Carbon County Navy Club will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 29 at 7 p.m. at the Nesquehoning VFW, 300 E. Center St. New members are welcome, and application forms will be on hand. Scott Reinhart will be in charge.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The ongoing case involving Nesquehoning Police Chief Sean Smith's contract still remains a source of great contention with some members of borough council as was made evident during last night's monthly meeting.

Council member Don DeMarco spoke out against payments being made to the legal firm Norris McLaughlin and Marcus, which was hired to represent the borough in the contract dispute.

In a 4-3 vote in December of 2011, council members approved the police chief's contract, which included a 9.4 percent salary increase.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Overcrowding at the Schuylkill County Prison reached a new high as the total number of inmates housed as of Wednesday reached 321, according to the report made by Warden Eugene Berdanier at the monthly meeting of the county prison board which was held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

Thursday, April 25, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS A charred pot lies at the base of a utility pole near 105 W. Mill St., Nesquehoning.

Firefighters quickly doused a kitchen fire in Nesquehoning on Wednesday afternoon.

The blaze erupted when oil in a frying pan on a stove in a home at 105 W. Mill St. caught fire. There was no fire damage, but the kitchen was filled with greasy smoke. Residents were later allowed to return to their home.

According to online records, Dean Strohl Sr. lives in the house, which is one of three in one building.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Proposed legislation that would allow county commissioners to abolish the office of jury commissioner was approved Wednesday by the state senate, and is on its way to the governor's desk to be signed into law.

The legislation, SB 808, passed the state Senate by a 38 to 12 vote Friday. It immediately went to the House, which approved it 156-39 on Wednesday.

The bill would allow third through eighth class counties to adopt resolutions abolishing the office of jury commissioner upon of the completion of the current jury commissioner's term.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

The former Ryan Township tax collector, who pleaded guilty to failure to turn over to three taxing bodies more than $360,000 in tax monies collected during the period of 2009-2010, was sentenced Wednesday afternoon in the Schuylkill County Court to serve a long term in a state prison.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pennsylvania is one step closer to enacting legislation to reduce the length of terms for the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat commissioners. Legislation written by PA Rep. Doyle Heffley (R-Carbon) passed with bipartisan support though the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Leadership Carbon, a program of the Carbon County Chamber of Commerce, will host a dinner event to celebrate the graduating class of 2013. The public is invited to attend the celebration to be held at the Mahoning Valley Country Club on Wednesday May 1.

The class will unveil its group project, "Carbon County Footprint," during the event. In addition, Dawn Ferrante, Director of Carbon County Economic Development Corporation, and a 2009 alumnus of Leadership Carbon, will serve as keynote speaker.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

A free luncheon will take place at Parryville UMC, Main and Chestnut streets, Parryville, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.

All are welcome.