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Thursday, September 12, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Members of the George S. Patton Jr. VFW Post 5069 out of Andreas held their installation of officers over the weekend at the West Penn Community Park. The officers are, front l-r, trustee Mahlon Shaffer (member since 1978), adjutant Eugene Schaeffer (member since 1972), Sr. Vice Commander Nevin Fritz (member since 1972), and Jr. Vice Commander James Martinez (member since 2004); back l-r, quartermaster Harold Osenbach (member since 1972), trustee Glenn Stevens (member since 1987), Commander Ernest Daubenspeck (member since 1972), and Sgt. At Arms Ernie Bailey (member since 1975).

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Approval was given by the Schuylkill County Commissioners to seek bids for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) projects in East Union, West Penn, and Pine Grove townships, in action taken at the public meeting held Wednesday at the courthouse in Pottsville.

Gary Bender, the county CDBG director, said the project in East Union Township is replacing 915 feet of pipe on First Street in the village of Oneida for a storm sewer; in West Penn and Pine Grove townships is to install handicap accessible walkways and paths in their parks.

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
Special to the TIMES NEWS

Officers of the Carbon-Mountaineers Marine Corps League recently installed officers. The officers are, l-r, Joe Pokojni, Division Vice Commandant; George Unangst, Adjutant; Nick Hawkey, Commandant; Mike Stritz, Junior Vice Commandant; and Robert Gogle, Senior Vice Commandant

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Showcase of Lehighton's past

Historians Lamont Ebbert and Gordon B. Ripkey have joined together to produce a book that captures the essence of life and culture during prime growth years in the thriving railroad community of Lehighton.

Their work, "Lehighton," represents the newest pictorial history addition to Arcadia Publishing's popular "Images of America" series. The book boasts more than 200 vintage images, some very rare and others that shed new light and break new ground in several areas.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Verdicts were returned this week in two criminal trials held in Carbon County court.

A Philadelphia man had a split verdict returned in his case while a Lehighton woman was found guilty of all charges filed against her.

Mahoning incident

Jamal Mitchell, 32, of Philadelphia, was found guilty of retail theft-taking merchandise which value exceeded $2,000; criminal conspiracy to commit retail theft; criminal conspiracy to commit robbery in the third degree; recklessly endangering another person; and criminal conspiracy to commit recklessly endangering another person.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

The Chestnuthill Township supervisors, from left, Chris Eckert, Chuck Gould and Harry Miller, congratulate Kevin Clark from Boy Scout Troop 102 on becoming an Eagle Scout.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Pennsylvania State Lottery visited Summit Hill today as part of the observance of St. Stanislaus' golden jubilee year and the second annual Summit Hill Community Improvement Organization's Festival.

Entertainment was provided by the Panther Valley High School band. Frank E. Wehr led the audience in the singing of the national anthem.

Since the lottery's inception in March 1972, Carbon County has had 7,140 winners of $692,350. The county has had 10 winners of major prizes of $10,000 or more.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

The Ross Township Park Committee will hold its Fifth Annual Community Fair on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., at the VanBuskirk-Haney Park, located on Anchorage Road, Saylorsburg.

In the event of inclement weather, it will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15.

Thursday, September 12, 2013
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS

Scott Stephens of Chestnuthill Township, along with family and friends, drives his team of horses in the Chestnuthill Township's 250th Anniversary parade. Stephens is the owner of Stephens' Saw Mill, where he uses his wagon and horses in his business, just like over 200 years ago.