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Monday, June 4, 2012
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Towamensing Township Supervisor Tom Newman made a motion to remove the ramp and container that is county property from township property.

By a verbal agreement between former Towamensing Township supervisor Rodney George and Carbon County Recycling coordinator Duane Dellicker, the township built a ramp at a cost of $9,400 so the county could back up and dump recyclable paper into a large container.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Summit Hill Borough Council reactivated its curfew ordinance, affecting young people 18 years of age and younger. People in that age category must be off borough streets at 10:30 p.m. weekdays and 11:15 p.m.Fridays, Saturdays, and days preceding a holiday. A warning alarm will be sounded twice nightly, one-half hour before the curfew time as a warning and a second time at the curfew time. A warning will be given to violators for the first offense. Second offenders will face a fine of $10 plus $23.50 in costs. Thereafter fines will be from $25 to $100, plus $23.50 in costs.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Four Schuylkill County residents were killed in two crashes in Schuylkill County, both occurring on Saturday.

Three died in a crash that occurred about 1:25 a.m. along SR61, a mile south of the Schuylkill Mall Road, in Blythe Township, just north of Saint Clair.

State police at Frackville identified the deceased as Shawn Centeleghe, 19, of Friedensburg; Jason Engleman, 23, and Cassandra J. Snyder, 16, both of Pottsville.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Carbon County will see about a four percent increase this year on insurance to keep the county and its employees covered.

The commissioners Thursday voted to renew the 2012-2013 insurance policy with the Pennsylvania Counties Risk Pool (PCoRP) at a total premium cost of $271,600. This is a $12,079 increase from last year.

The insurance covers $87.8 million in county property and 58 vehicles. It also covers general liability, errors and omissions, crime, equipment breakdown, and flood insurances and more.

Monday, June 4, 2012
AMY MILLER/TIMES NEWS Patrick Martino, a senior at Misericordia University, treated the third grade class at St. Joseph's Regional Academy to a chemistry class and conducted experiments. He is holding a bottle filled with a water solution that turns blue when shaken.

What happens when you feed a watermelon that doesn't feel good?

The third grade class at St. Joseph's Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe knows.

The answer is, you get a mess.

Recently, "Professor" Patrick Martino, a senior at Misericordia University majoring in chemistry and secondary education, held a special chemistry class for the students of Patricia Martino's class. They learned about chemical reactions, changing liquids to solids, and how science can be fun. Patrick is the son of Mrs. Martino, who has taught at St. Joseph's Regional Academy for over 25 years.

Monday, June 4, 2012
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Volunteer Galen VanDine of Jim Thorpe rides his two-wheeled velocipede during the event. Among the early velocipedes there were designs with one, two, three and four wheels. Some two-wheeled designs had pedals mounted on the front wheel, while three- and four-wheeled designs sometimes used treadles and levers to drive the rear wheels.

Approximately 300 guests were treated to many transportation and Victorian Era-related activities during St. Luke's Annual Black Diamond event held inside and outside the Asa and Harry Packer Mansions in Jim Thorpe Saturday evening.

The event, hosted by St. Luke's Hospital - Miner's Campus, offered visitors a trip into the past while taking part in numerous activities.

Monday, June 4, 2012

In the story about the Lehighton graduation, name of the valedictorian is Nicholas Mantz, who is the son of David and Judy Mantz. Also, the graduate receiving her diploma from Rocky Ahner, school board president is Evalina Heckman, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rod Heckman.

Monday, June 4, 2012
"No H8 Skate" Anti-Bullying Skating Evening

A "No H8 Skate" anti-bullying skating evening, sponsored by the Jim Thorpe High School chapter of the Harry Potter Alliance, will be held Friday, June 8 from 7-9 p.m. at the Memorial Hall Rollerskating Rink, 101 E. 10th St. in Jim Thorpe.

The skate, a fundraiser with the proceeds helping to support the Dimmick Memorial Library and the JTHPA, celebrates the conclusion of its yearlong anti-bullying campaign.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Enjoying the company of each other recently at the West Penn Community Park are Don and Carol Ritschel of Andreas.They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 18 of last year.