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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Weatherly volunteers aim to fill a full-size van with food, clothing and household items to be donated to vicitms of recent flooding.

The van will be at the Dollar General store at 20 W Main Street Weatherly from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5.

The drive is organized by Ashley Hunsinger and Ashley Hoffman. For more information, call Hunsinger at (570) 582-4511.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Summit Hill SAL officers installed

Officers of the Sons of the American Legion, Post 316, Summit Hill, were installed during a ceremony on Oct. 16 at the post home. The officers include, from left, Joe Zubek, finance officer; Stan Karnish, commander, Paul Yuricheck Jr., historian, and Jude Yuricheck, chaplain. Other officers are Kevin Collevechio, first vice commander, Sam Degiglio, second vice commander and adjutant, and William Walker, sergeant-at-arms.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Luzerne County woman, who was convicted by a jury of two of three criminal charges filed against her, was sentenced on Monday in Carbon County court to a lengthy probation period.

Christine M. Sosnak, 42, of Dupont, was placed on probation for 24 months by Judge Steven R. Serfass on a charge of resisting arrest and one year probation on a charge of persistent disorderly conduct. The terms run concurrently. On a summary disorderly conduct charge, in which Serfass found her guilty, she was fined $300 and costs.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Roy Christman said he talked to someone in Palmerton and was told they welcome development. At the Oct. 24 ordinance update meeting held in Lower Towamensing he asked if urging businesses to locate in Palmerton could be added to Towamensing's zoning ordinance. The updates are required by the regional comprehensive plan.

Pete Terp asked if cluster housing has to be included. That would permit six-housing units per acre with 25 percent guaranteed open space.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The October meeting of the Carbon County Democrats for Change (CCDC) will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. in the meeting room of the Inn at Jim Thorpe, located at 24 Broadway. The guest speaker will be Gregg Potter, President of the Lehigh Valley Central Labor Council, who will talk about the organized attack on labor in statehouses around the country and in Pennsylvania and what this means to non-union workers. The Lehigh Valley Central Labor Council represents 40,000 union workers in Lehigh and Northampton Counties.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS

At a Halloween party at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Clare Kubik brought a friend. It was a large rose-haired tarantula that was bigger than the palm of her hand. She said if it touches any other part of her body except the palm it causes itching. Kubik is doing research on spiders and just before the party she was out in the field checking spider traps at the center.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Below are communities who've provided Trick Or Treat dates to the Times News. They are:

BANGOR BOROUGH: Oct. 30, 2-5pm

BEAVER MEADOWS BOROUGH: Oct. 31, 6-8pm

BOWMANSTOWN BOROUGH: Oct. 26, 6-8pm

CHESTNUTHILL TOWNSHIP: Oct. 31, 5-8pm

COALDALE BOROUGH: Oct. 31, 6-8pm

EAST PENN TOWNSHIP: Oct. 26, 6-8pm

EAST SIDE BOROUGH: Oct. 31, 6-8pm

FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP: Oct. 26, 6-8pm

HOMETOWN: Safe Trick or Treat at Hometown Nursing Home, Oct. 27, 6:30-8:30pm

JIM THORPE BOROUGH: Oct. 26, 6-8pm

KLINE TOWNSHIP: Oct. 31, 6-8pm

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Seven defendants who previously entered guilty pleas were sentenced on Monday in Carbon County court by Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Leroy Stevens, 46, of Weissport, was sentenced to serve 90 days in jail on a charge of driving under suspension-DUI related, and one year probation on a charge of false identification to law enforcement. The terms run concurrent to each other.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A driver of a truck escaped injury Monday morning when he rolled his truck along SR209 in Towamensing Township, Carbon County. The crash occurred at 7 a.m. as the driver was traveling south. For some unknown reason he lost control of the truck, crossing into the northbound lanes then apparently over reacted and swerved the truck back to the southbound lanes where it slid broadside and rolled onto its side. The entire contents of corn spilled onto the berm of the roadway. For a period of time the roadway was closed until the truck could be uprighted.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Citizens of East Mauch Chunk will vote on the acquiring of Memorial Park at the general election Nov. 5. The voters will be asked if the borough should purchase the real estate at a price not exceeding $11,000. The property is owned by the Memorial Park Association. If purchased, it would be maintained as a public park, playground, and swimming pool.