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Thursday, May 26, 2011

The L.B. Morris Elementary School will hold the fifth annual School Walk on Monday, June 6. As the event draws closer, information will be sent home with the students. The event will be held at the Jim Thorpe High School track from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Students participating are in grades kindergarten through eighth.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A former Carbon County firefighter alleged to have set multiple fires will have his case head to trial.

Todd Deem II, 19, of Lehighton, waived his right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge Bruce Appleton of Palmerton.

As a result, Deem will appear before the Carbon County Court of Common Pleas on July 7. He has been returned to Carbon County Prison in lieu of $30,000, 10-percent bail.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Four area residents were among 10 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in the Schuylkill County Court and were sentenced by President Judge William E. Baldwin.

Michael Todd Brode, 20, of 24 Lower Road, Tamaqua, pleaded guilty to a number of criminal charges.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A settlement on an appeal from a market value placed on a former Catholic church building in Coaldale was approved by the Schuylkill County Commissioners at their public meeting held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Minersville man was sentenced for criminal trespass on state game lands in Rush Township and a Girardville man for posting threats on a internet Facebook site. They were among 17 who entered guilty pleas to criminal charges in the Schuylkill County Court and were sentenced by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin.

Shane Carl Bordner, 39, on a charge of defiant trespass on state game lands in Rush Township was fined $75 and ordered to pay $50 to the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA) and pay costs of prosecution. Bordner was cited by Trooper Mark Knock.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Auto Service Technology/Auto Collision and Repair graduates are, left to right: William Abreu, Dylan Eckert, Michael Rodriquez, Tyler Ketterer, Steven Miller, Herbert McDermott, and Jered Hart.

Fourteen students graduated last week from the Auto Service Technology/ Auto Collision and Repair and Carpentry programs at CCTI.

Youth Services Agency and Carbon Career & Technical Institute teamed up again and provided skills to students in High Priority Occupations.

The student's abilities in the trade areas are developed at CCTI in these 150 hour programs and their academic proficiency is honed at the YSA Camp Adams site.

Thursday, May 26, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Giving it all they've got, Robin Marie Davison (left) and Brittany Martinelli approach the finish line of the 50 meter dash during the Special Olympics Annual Athletics Competition in Jim Thorpe last Saturday.

Appropriately held in conjunction with the annual community celebration honoring Olympian Jim Thorpe on his birthday, the Special Olympics Annual Athletics Competition was held last Saturday at the Jim Thorpe High School athletic complex.

Athletes from three different participating counties in Pennsylvania competed. They were Carbon, Luzerne, and Columbia/Montour counties.

The mission of Special Olympics is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disability.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Luzerne County man was sentenced to a state prison term on Tuesday for a burglary in Weatherly.

Gerald Van Antonio Pinheiro, 26, of Wilkes-Barre, was sentenced to serve one to two years in a state prison by Carbon County Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Pinheiro previously pleaded guilty to the charge. He was arrested by borough police for a break-in at 540 W. Main St. with Samantha Anne Marie Sopko the listed victim. Taken in the entry was two MP3 players.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Three young females, who police said were all from Tamaqua, were injured Wednesday evening, two seriously, in a one car crash along Lentz Trail in Summit Hill. The crash occurred just after 7:30 p.m. as the driver was operating her car west and apparently lost control. The car skid for a long distance before crossing the roadway and sliding down an embankment. The front seat and back seat passengers were treated at the scene by Lehighton paramedics then flown to the Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. The driver was treated at the scene and transported to an area hospital.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

A Schuylkill County judge granted an emergency injunction banning the sale of bath salts in the county.

Judge Jacqueline L. Russell issued the order Wednesday afternoon in response to a lawsuit filed by District Attorney James P. Goodman seeking a permanent ban on the sale of bath salts.

Goodman said in the suit the sale of bath salts threatens the public health, safety, welfare and is a danger to all communities in the county.

Russell has scheduled a hearing for 11 a.m. on Friday on whether to continue to ban or expand it.