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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Eldred Township Solicitor Michael Kaspszyk reported that resident Paul Wingert is still failing to comply with a September 2011 ruling from District Magistrate Justice Jolanna Krawitz of a trash-transfer station on his property located in Smith Gap. The township won that judgment from Krawitz stating that if he didn't clean the garbage from his property and cease bringing in more, he would be fined $300 a day. Solicitor Kaspszyk said he is still refusing to clean it up and it has now become an equity action.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

All ages are welcome to attend an open house at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center, from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 17.

It will be a fun-filled event including behind-the-scenes tours, refreshments and activities for children. A fundraiser for the CCEEC will be going on during the event as well.

There is no charge and preregistration is not necessary.

The CCEEC is located at the west end of Mauch Chunk Lake Park, just outside Jim Thorpe, along Lentz Trail.

For more information call (570) 645-8597.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Carbon County Central Labor Chapter will meet on Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m. at Lengyel's Restaurant, 83 W. Catawissa St. in Nesquehoning.

The topic of the meeting will be "outreach to union members."

The Labor Chapter is organized to be a voice for union members and their families in Carbon County. Retired and active union members who live in Carbon County are invited. For more information about the Labor Chapter contact Terry Whiteman, Chapter President, at (610) 379-0162.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The man accused of robbing the Mahoning Valley branch of PNC Bank at Carbon Plaza Mall two weeks ago has opted to refuse a preliminary hearing on the charges.

David Dallas Cunard, 46, of Hazleton, appeared before District Judge Edward Lewis of Jim Thorpe, yesterday for the hearing. He instead waived all the charges to Carbon County Court.

Charges filed against him include robbery, theft by unlawful taking, and receiving stolen property.

He presently remains lodged in the Carbon County Correctional Facility in lieu of $500,000 bail.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pocono Heritage Land Trust and Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center in Wind Gap will host the Adventures to the Ancients, an open space hike, on June 24, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Kurmes Preserve in Paradise Township.

The hike will be led by Bill Sweeney, an old growth forest enthusiast, botanist and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources naturalist; and Don Miller, an open space advocate, long-time teacher, botanist and naturalist with the Pocono Heritage Land Trust.

Thursday, June 14, 2012
Al Zagofsky/special to the times news

Workman for PennDOT lay new roadway surface on Rt. 903 in Penn Forest Township.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

More distressing news for the Panther Valley came today with the announcement that the Lansford Breaker of the Panther Valley Coal Company has been closed, resulting in the termination of work for from 70 to 85 men. The company also announced the temporary shutdown of its mine operations there, both curtailments having become effective at the end of the work schedule today. The temporary shutdown will put an estimated 1,400 miners out of work for at least four weeks.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Boy Scout Troop 109 paid tribute to all those who have gone on before and to show respect as they retire the colors at the Polk Township Memorial Day service held at the Veterans' Memorial along Rt. 209 in Kresgeville.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

The 19th annual Relay for Life of Tamaqua and Surrounding Communities will kick off next Friday at 2 p.m. at the Panther Valley Football Stadium and end at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

This year's Relay marks a change of venue. In previous years, the event was held at the Hometown Farmers Market.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012
DONALD R. SERFASS/TIMES NEWS  Tamaqua Area School District Athletic Director Mike Hromyak explains a new pricing structure for sporting events. Prices will increase, according to the presentation at Tuesday's Tamaqua Area Board of Education workshop.

All sports fans and those local residents who use Tamaqua Area School District tennis courts will have to reach deeper into their pockets next school year.

The Tamaqua Area School District is looking to increase the admission cost of virtually all school sporting events, according to plans outlined Tuesday evening at a school board workshop.

The district is looking to impose a $5 adult ticket for all sports, including football, volleyball, soccer, basketball, swimming, wrestling, baseball, softball and track and field.