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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The driver of a tractor trailer rig that crashed along Interstate 80 in Monroe County Sunday, which left the rig hanging off the median and causing a major traffic jam, has been charged, state police at Swiftwater said.

Troopers said Anthony McBean, 28, of Troy, N.Y., was charged but troopers did not state what he was charged with.

McBean was operating the rig in the right lane eastbound when he started to slow down due to slowing traffic ahead of him.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

The Treasure Hunters Roadshow, based in Springfield, IL is bringing its five-day roadshow to the Hampton Inn, Interchange Road, Route 209, Lehighton. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, to Saturday, Feb. 26; and Sunday, Feb. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"What we've really seen a ton of is gold and silver," said Matthew Enright, the Roadshow's vice president of media relations. "As the dollar gets weaker, gold and silver go up in value. The gold market is through the roof." he continued.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Anyone from St. Francis of Assisi Church who likes to sing is invited to choir practice on Wednesday, Feb. 23 at 1 p.m. in the church in Nesquehoning.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Four area residents were among 42 who were qualified by District Attorney James P. Goodman to be admitted into Accelerated Rehabiliative Disposition (ARD) probation program.

The program is for first offenders who were charged with non violent criminal acts. They were admitted by Senior Judge D. Michael Stine at a hearing held in Schuylkill County court recently.

If they successfully complete all conditions of their program their record will be wiped clean. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Taking a ride through the Little Flower section of Nesquehoning is a pretty sight during the recent snowfalls. At the front of the Nalesnik home on Little Flower Avenue can be seen an eight foot snowman made by the two Nalesnik sisters, sixth grader Delana, (left) and eighth grader Tayler (right) on 2011 Presidents' Day.

Monday, February 21, 2011
Daniel McAndrew, seated-center, is the 2011 president of the Panther Valley Irish-American Association. Other officer are, seated-left, Tim Hoben, first vice president, and seated-right, Tim Kurchak, second vice president; and back, from left, John Tracy, secretary, Tim Sweeney, sergeant-at-arms, and Bob Ames, treasurer. Tommy McCarroll is the third vice president.

Plans for the traditional St. Patrick's Day program in the Carbon-East Schuylkill area were furthered during a meeting of the Panther Valley Irish-American Association held Sunday afternoon at Kelly's Pub, Lansford.

Daniel McAndrew of Summit Hill was elected president. He succeeds William O'Gurek Jr., also of Summit Hill.

Monday, February 21, 2011

High winds, some gusting more than 50 miles-per-hour, over the weekend kept firefighters throughout our area busy as they responded to numerous incidents involving fallen trees and branches. Pictured are Coaldale firefighters removing the remains of a fallen 60-foot tree that just barely missed a home on West Ridge Street on Saturday.

Monday, February 21, 2011

The name of a candidate seeking the office of Magisterial District Judge was spelled incorrectly in an article which appeared in Friday's TIMES NEWS.

The candidate is Bill Kissner.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Nine motorists who entered guilty pleas in Schuylkill County Court to driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, because of the seriousness of their drinking problem, were placed by Judge Charles M. Miller in the Intermediate Punishment Program (IPP), with electronic monitoring, to serve long probation periods to help them combat the drinking problem and some have to do short jail time.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Slatington will accept bids for the Trout Creek Water Main Crossing project.

The borough will accept proposals until 3:30 p.m. March 1, when bids will be publicly opened and read aloud.

The work to be performed consists of furnishing all labor, materials, equipment and appurtenances for the installation of about 560 linear feet of 16-inch DIP transmission main replacement across the creek, including tie-in to existing transmission mains.

The project will be paid for through Community Development Block Grant Money from Lehigh County.