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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A McAdoo man had five cases scheduled for preliminary hearings this week before District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, opting to waive all of the cases to court.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
AL ZAGOFSKY/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Gary Lavieri of Allegheny Educational Systems demonstrates the Dimension uPrint 3D printer, a machine that produces a three-dimensional plastic model from a 3D CAD file.

Interested students from the eighth, ninth, and tenth grades from the five Carbon County school districts converged at the Carbon Career & Technical Institute to learn about a the school's newest program, a course in Design Drafting.

"We would like to start a drafting design course at CCTI for the 2011-2012 school year," said CCTI administrative director Dave Reinbold. "We want to interest Carbon County students in the program by offering presentations."

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS This is one of four traffic accidents that occurred on Route 902 between New Mahoning and Bugzie's Mountain this morning. Apparently they were caused by black ice. No injuries were reported.

Remnants of the nor'easter which huffed up the coast Sunday remained early this morning, even though our area was spared the heavy snow.

Black ice was blamed for four accidents on Route 902 between New Mahoning and Bugzie's Mountain.

In one accident, a car flipped onto its roof.

No injuries were reported.

During one accident which happened at about 6:30 a.m., another vehicle approaching it barely stopped in time. The driver applied the brakes and went into a spin, sending the SUV into the opposite direction.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The third and fourth grade students from SS. Peter and Paul School, Lehighton, recently performed a dramatization of the History of the Rosary for over 300 students, faculty and staff at Marian Catholic High School, Hometown. The history was researched, written and narrated by Joseph Wilhelm. Pictured from left are Robert Kuznicki portraying Pope Paul V, Caleb Kovach as a Peasant, Zachary Andrews as the Monk, Victoria Barthold as a Child of Fatima, Kaia Slaw as a Child of Fatima, Drew Lorenz as Pope John Paul II, Katie Aaron as Mary and Trenton Blockas as the third Child of Fatima.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS The new Leztek Systems computer store opened in Jim Thorpe at 434 Center Street. Pictured at the grand opening are, left to right : Mike Petrucci; Heather Skodacek, Office Manager; John MaGuire, JT Borough Council President; Jeff Leslie, Owner; Bill Richards, Rep from Keith McCall's Office; Bill O'Gurek, Carbon County Commissioner; Justin Yaich, JT Councilman; and Danny Yaich.

Small and medium sized businesses along with residential customers in Jim Thorpe and the surrounding area who are in need of computer sales and service will now need to go no farther than the corner of 4th and Center Streets in Jim Thorpe.

Now located at 434 Center Street is the newly opened Leztek Computer Store which is operated by Jeff Leslie, who has been providing contract Information Technology (IT) services for municipalities and businesses around the Carbon County for several years.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

More than 800 individual food items were raised during the West Penn Elementary School's annual holiday food drive held to help the Tamaqua Salvation Army provide hundreds of meals to needy families. Mrs. Abigail Neverosky's class received an initiative party for raising the most cans, 134. Assistant Principal James Fasnacht helped to organize the drive. Pictured from front left are Bryn Miller, 8, from Mrs. Vanessa Boyle's class; Tyler Steigerwalt, 8, from Mrs. Harriet Gustus's class; Cody Hamm, 9, from Ms. Ashley Stanek's class; Trent Schlecht, 6, from Mrs.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Patrons who celebrate the new year at the Covered Bridge Inn in Little Gap can have three times the fun.

That's because the authentic American Tavern located at the base of the Blue Mountain Ski Area will sponsor a three-day New Year's Eve celebration Thursday through Saturday.

Ron Gilbert, owner, said the tavern's dark wood trim, pressed tin ceiling, and friendly atmosphere next to the twinkling lights of the ski slopes should provide the perfect setting to ring in the New Year.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

Members of the Schuylkill-Carbon Marine Corps League Joe Balogach, left, and Leon Frohnheiser accept a check from Mallard Market owner Frank Kuhn and checker Amber Recker Thursday afternoon at the store in Lehighton. Kuhn challenges his check out people each year to sell Toys for Tots cards that get displayed in the store. Recker won the competition by selling around 400 of the fundraisers. Mallard Markets added $500 to the proceeds to bring the total to $1,370.69.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Coaldale teenager whose body was found in his bed on Nov. 29 died of an overdose of methadone, Police Chief Tim Delaney said Tuesday.

Police are asking the public's help in finding out who Cody Wentz, 19, of Bull Run Street, was with the day before his death, and where he spent his time that day. Delaney said police are investigating the source of the drug, which is a synthetic narcotic used to treat addiction or to relieve severe pain.

Anyone with information can call police at (570) 645-3060, or at (570) 645-5789 to leave an anonymous message.