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Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Clare Modica rounds the pole in pole bending.

The horseshow ring at the Carbon County Fair finally had good footing, but the iffy weather kept the riders away on Saturday.

Lorraine Boyles organized the show. She had prior experience from handling the show sponsored by the Albrightsville Fire Company so everything went off without a hitch. Emily Sigley was the ribbon girl as she is at the Albrightsville shows. She also served as timekeeper for the gymkhana classes.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
A boat and dive team of the Whitehall Fire Department prepare to enter the Lehigh River to aid in the recovery of Monday evening's drowning victim, Noah Krynock, at the Lehigh River.

For the second day in a row, the Panther Valley area is mourning the loss of one of its own.

Noah Krynock, a 20-year-old Summit Hill man, died last night in an apparent drowning near the entrance of Lehigh Gorge State Park in Jim Thorpe.

Carbon County Coroner Bruce Nalesnik said Krynock was swimming with friends in the Lehigh River at the Glen Onoko boat launch area near a railroad trestle in the park when he disappeared in the water.

Conflicting reports from witnesses also state that Krynock had jumped from the trestle prior to disappearing.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Street paving will be taking place in the borough of Coaldale, starting Wednesday, Aug. 15.

West Ruddle Street, between Fifth and Seventh streets, will be closed from Wednesday to Friday, Aug. 17. Drivers should be alert and are asked to use caution as street closures and new traffic patterns are in place.

Residents are asked to be on the lookout for the posting of signs as no parking will be permitted during the time of paving.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Schuylkill Transit System (STS) bus and a van collided in a firery crash yesterday sending both drivers to trauma centers.

State police at Frackville said the accident occurred at the intersection of state routes 924 and 339 in the village of Brandonville, East Union Township, about 7:10 a.m.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lehighton Area School District Support Staff hosted a travelling Chinese Auction at various events throughout the school district this past spring. The fundraiser earned a total profit of $1,800. They have recently donated $900 to Lehighton Area Drug and Alcohol Task Force to help combat substance abuse in the area. The other $900 has been donated to Blue Mountain Health System for its Healthy Smiles, Happy Kids Dental Van that visits all of the schools and treats children whose families do not have a dental plan.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Shannon Frycklund and Cole Frycklund release butterflies at the Mahoning Valley 4-H Round Up.

A Mahoning Valley 4-H Community Club Round Up was held recently at St. John Church, Mahoning Valley, to allow 4-H youngsters the opportunity to show off their summer projects.

The event had dozens of projects on display, and was highlighted by a fashion show that featured a formal dress and pajamas hand-sewn by the club members. Youngsters also showed off rag quilts, tote bags and travel kits they had sewed..

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Palmerton man, who has an extensive prior criminal record, was sentenced to a state prison term Monday in Carbon County court. He was one of several defendants who previously pleaded guilty to criminal charges who were sentenced by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II.

Theft count

Glennis Edward Park, 27, was sentenced to serve 16 to 36 months on a charge of theft. On a charge of receiving stolen property he was sentenced to serve 12 to 36 months in a state prison, but it runs concurrent to the first count.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Family and friends are holding a music and dance benefit this Saturday for Robin Nelson Krapf, 52, of Lansford, who was recently diagnosed with a form of lung cancer.

Krapf is currently undergoing 12 weeks of chemotherapy.

Volunteers are holding the event, called "Rockin For Robin", as a way to show emotional, physical and financial support. Friend Tim Ziegler said, "Lets get together for the great cause and help her fight this devastating disease!"

Monday, August 13, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Artist Susan Trainer stands between some of her work on display at Stonehedge Gardens in South Tamaqua.

An open house was held over the weekend for an oil painter's art gallery on display at Stonehedge Gardens in South Tamaqua.

The gallery includes about a dozen works of art done by artist Susan Trainer of Lehighton.

Trainer began her college years as a Biology major. In 1979, after visiting the Mayan ruins in Mexico, she returned to school and changed her major to art. "The focus of my formal art training revolved around the medium of light and it was many years later that I utilized paint as my main medium," said Trainer.

Monday, August 13, 2012

The Carbon County Economic Development Corporation is looking to find a business or businesses that want to move into the county. The corporation's business park building, a 40,000-square-foot building located along Industrial Road in Nesquehoning, is now listed as a lease to own structure. Currently, Liquid Fence occupies the building, but had said last year that it has plans to move to a new location in the future.