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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Batten down the hatches. The National Weather Service is forcasting severe thunder storms in our area until about 9 p.m.

NWS expects an 80 percent chance of showers and storms this afternoon. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Temperatures may hit a high near 86 degrees.

New rainfall amounts could total between a tenth and quarter of an inch, with more possible during the thunderstorms.

Tonight, showers and thunderstorms are likely before 10 p.m., then there's a slight chance of showers between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Sunday.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Members of Carbon County Friends of Animals accept the keys to their new building from Carbon County Area Vocational Technical School Authority and Carbon Career and Technical Institute officials during the closing of the sale Wednesday. From left, are attorney Michael Greek; David Kost, former maintenance director of CCTI; Randall Smith, chair of CCAVT; Kimmy Mulik, CCFOA board member; Denise Sebelin, president of CCFOA; Cynthia S. Yurchak, solicitor for CCAVT; and Amy Behrens, member of CCFOA.

Carbon County Friends of Animals will soon have a new "furever" home.

On Wednesday, the nonprofit organization closed on the purchase of its new facility, the former Carbon Career and Technical Institute adult education building at 77 W. 13th St., Jim Thorpe. CCFOA was the sole bidder for the building, which went up for sale in March.

Kimmy Mulik, a board member of CCFOA, said the building is the perfect location for the shelter because it will give the cats room to spread out, instead of being confined in the small building CCFOA is currently housed in.

Saturday, September 6, 2014
Jennifer Weiss, 17, of Weatherly "I spent a week in London and a week in Paris. I tagged along with my mom on a business trip. I'm studying French, and plan to live and teach in France."

What was your greatest accomplishment this summer?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Tamaqua Community Arts Center and yoga instructor Amy O'Brien are offering a unique way to help the Wounded Warrior Project.

Proceeds from a beginner yoga class will benefit the project in memory of Spc. Christina Joy Leone, who died July 11, 2012. She was the daughter of Wayne and Cheryl Leone of New Ringgold.

The class will be held from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Jim Thorpe Community Watch will host its annual Halloween in the Park event for all Jim Thorpe children on Sept. 27. The event will be held from 4 to 8:30 p.m., at Memorial Park.

The event is designed to give the community the chance to have a family night out in the park.

There will be hayrides, face painting, pumpkin painting, crafts, games, food, a parade, finger painting and more.

All children will be given a bag to use for Trick or Treat night while supplies last.

The rain date is Sept. 28.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

For each and every one of the past five years, more pedestrians have been struck, and killed, in Schuylkill County than in Carbon County.

Does that mean Carbon drivers are more careful than their Schuylkill counterparts?

Are Schuylkill pedestrians less careful than those in the neighboring county?

Probably neither, according to Pennsylvania Department of Transportation safety press officer Sean Brown.

"The difference in numbers is mostly due to the fact that Carbon is a much smaller county, with less population and less traffic," Brown said.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

HUDSON, Fla. (AP) – A Florida home, owned by a Nesquehoning family, was part of a grizzly murder this week, while the victims and suspect also have ties to the Lehigh Valley area.

On Thursday, Pasco sheriff's deputies were checking on the family, identified through search warrants obtained by both The Tampa Tribune and Tampa Bay Times as Margaret and Greg Brown; and their 27-year-old daughter, Megan, all formerly of the Lehigh Valley, but no one was home. The Browns currently rent the Hudson home from Tara and Ben Cellini of Nesquehoning.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Pocono Medical Center has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in mammography as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology.

Mammography is a specific type of imaging test that uses a low-dose X-ray system to examine breasts. A mammography exam, called a mammogram, is used to aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases in women.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Lehighton man, already serving a state prison term, was sentenced to another after pleading guilty on Friday afternoon to new criminal counts in the county court.

Anthony Ray Hartranft, 44, pleaded guilty to one count each of defiant trespass and persistent disorderly conduct and was immediately sentence by Judge Steven R. Serfass to serve a total of 12 to 24 months in a state prison (six to 12 on each count consecutive).

Hartranft is currently in the state system on a parole violation and is serving a six-month term.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

The Jim Thorpe Neighborhood Bank and its Holding Company, JTNB Bancorp Inc., recently announced the appointment of Joseph T. Svetik to its board of directors.

JTNB CEO and President Craig A. Zurn said he is excited about the vast experience and opportunities that Svetik will be able to bring to the bank. Zurn said Svetik "brings more than 40 years of various managerial and leadership experience and adds a wealth of regulatory and banking knowledge to our community bank."