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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Gov. Tom Corbett Friday nominated the widow of Schuylkill County's late Recorder of Deeds to take his place, and nominated a Pottsville lawyer to replace the former Clerk of Courts, who left office in April under a cloud of suspicion of financial misdeeds.

The full Senate must approve the nominees before they can take office.

Recorder of Deeds nominee Ann Dudish has held a variety of financial controller positions over the past 30 years and most recently served as controller for the Anthracite Abstract Company and Murphy Jewelers.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS

Mark Belaus, Pottsville, throws the dough while making a Sweet Pizzz pizza. The bar and restaurant, located at the corner of Lafayette and Pitt streets, Tamaqua, has reopened under new management.The establishment was opened as Butch and Sally's, then Impressions, the Smulligan's and most recently, Two Corners. After extensive remodeling, it's now 2 Corners Whiskey Bar and Sweet Pizzz Pizza, with a full eat-in or take-out menu, open from 3 to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. It's owned by William H. Phillips of Pottsville.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Dear Editor,

During a recent motor trip to and from Atlanta on our Interstate highways, I made the following observations and now have questions we should all be asking our incumbent state legislators. (States traveled in were Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.)

With the exception of South Carolina, Pennsylvania's road surface conditions were the worst. Why were our major roads allowed to deteriorate to this point? The other states had smooth roads and were a pleasure to drive on.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Two Carbon County residents were sentenced to county prison terms on Thursday in the county court: one for drunken driving and one for drug possession. Both previously pleaded guilty to the charges and were sentenced by Judge Joseph J. Matika.

Nicole Alexis Miller, 24, of Lehighton, was sentenced to serve 90 days to two years on a driving under the influence charge.

She was arrested on July 25, 2012, along Schleicher Lane, in East Penn Township, by state police at Lehighton. Given a test, the result was .24 BAC.

Saturday, August 23, 2014
John Hauth

St. Luke's University Health Network and the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association's District 11 are teaming up to provide all District 11 schools and teams with technically advanced and responsive care and training for athletes.

"St. Luke's is already the official medical provider for the Lehigh Valley SteelHawks and the Parkettes National Gymnastics Training Center," said John Hauth, manager of Sports Medicine Relationships, St. Luke's University Health Network.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

More than 12,000 pounds of pork, on the hoof, went on sale recently to benefit the local 4-H members who raised the hogs for the Carbon County Fair.

The hog auction proceeds, competition prize money and a $944 scholarship fund helped defray hog-raising costs among the 4-H contestants. Fifty-one hogs were auctioned yesterday for a total of $8.568.27.

Top seller was the grand champion individual of the show, a 231-pound pig raised by Jeremy Everett of Lehighton. First on the block, the porker was bought for $3.35 a pound by Hatfield Packing Co. of Hatfield, Pa.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Rentschler Chevrolet is supporting Northern Lehigh Soccer Club through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program. This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2014 youth soccer season.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Mahoning Township Police have charged a Lehighton man with using a stolen credit card.

On Thursday, police received a report that a credit card was stolen from a Slatington resident on Tuesday at Country Junction in Lehighton.

The stolen card was used the same day at the Mahoning Township Walmart to purchase electronics valued at $223.60.

The investigating officer reviewed Walmart security video and identified the card user from prior contact as Kyle Hagenbuch of Lehighton.

On Friday, Hagenbuch was arrested at the adult probation office in Jim Thorpe.

Friday, August 22, 2014

St. John's Lutheran Church of Mahoning is hosting "GriefShare," a free weekly grief support group and seminar, on Mondays at 6:30 p.m., starting this coming Monday.

"GriefShare" features video from prominent Christian experts on grieving, and caring conversation with people who understand your thoughts and feelings, whether your loss is recent or long ago.

To find out more, call St. John's at 570-386-9960.

Friday, August 22, 2014
Packerton Yards up for sale

The former Packerton Yards property is up for sale.

During the Carbon County Commissioners' meeting on Thursday, the board voted 2-0 to advertise the sale of the 71.54-acre property, which straddles Mahoning Township and Lehighton, with a starting bid of $300,000. Commissioner William O'Gurek abstained from the vote due to his employment at the Times News.

The commissioners planned to put a business park on the property but were never able to do it.