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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Carbon County man was sentenced to a state prison term on Tuesday after pleading guilty in the county court to drug dealing. He was one of six defendants in pending drug-related cases to enter a plea before Judge Steven R. Serfass.

Jim Thorpe incidents

Gregory W. Acevedo, 50, of Jim Thorpe, pleaded to one count of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance-heroin.

He was sentenced to serve 36 to 72 months in a state correction institution.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
LINDA KOEHLER/TIMES NEWS The covered bridge in the Little Gap section of Lower Towamensing Township is closed for repairs. It will remain closed until Nov. 2.

Work on the covered bridge in the Little Gap section of Lower Towamensing Township has begun.

The Carbon County Commissioners last week voted to advertise the road closure for the project. The bridge, which is owned by Carbon County, will be closed until Nov. 2 so that crews from Professional Construction Contractors Inc. of Bethlehem, the company hired by the county, could complete the project.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The harsh winter we recently endured was a strain on municipal budgets.

There were increased costs for heating, paying for extra salt and other winter road maintenance materials, and repairing heavily used plows and trucks used for snowplowing and snow removal.

And the expenses from that unusually cold and wet winter are still being felt.

An incredible amount of potholes and torn-up streets resulted from the weather.

Summit Hill repaving was discussed at Monday's borough council meeting.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A home care worker admitted in Carbon County court on Monday she stole jewelry from her elderly client.

Regina M. Pera, 48, of Albrightsville, pleaded guilty before Judge Steven R. Serfass to one count of theft, as a misdemeanor one.

She admitted stealing jewelry, valued at more than $23,000, from her elderly client, Marguerite Green, of 184 Unionville Road, in Penn Forest Township, over a period of time in May and June 2013.

The client has since passed away.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward the brink of insolvency.

Getting relief from a slowdown in health care spending, Medicare's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030, the government said Monday. That's four years later than last year's estimate.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014
bob ford/times news Lehighton has been asked to demolish this brick building.

The owner of several properties alongSgt. Stanley Hoffman Boulevard in Lehighton is asking the borough to remove a small brick building it owns at the site so the land can be developed.

Landowner Barbara Barilla was represented at Monday night's Lehighton Borough council meeting by Charles McKelvey, who said demolishing the 17-by-23-foot building, located next to Fresenius Medical Care at 168 Sgt. Stanley Hoffman Blvd., could signal an improvement to the area.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Carbon County man, who was found guilty by a jury of four counts of indecent assault, was sentenced Monday afternoon to a county prison term.

Joseph J. Kulp III, 41, of Lehighton, was sentenced by Judge Steven R. Serfass to a total term of one day less 12 to one day less 24 months on the four counts. The jail term will be followed by one year of probation.

On March 7 a jury panel found Kulp guilty of the four counts of indecent assault. Serfass found him guilty of two counts of harassment as summary offenses.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Whitehall man faces two counts of driving under the influence after his vehicle was clocked going 50 mph in a 35 mph zone on May 31, according to Mahoning Township police.

A test showed Timothy Frankenfield's BAC was .08 percent following a traffic stop at 10:10 p.m. He was also charged with speeding.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 20.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

An old-fashioned gospel concert featuring The Hinkle Family from Texas will be hosted by Mount Eaton Church in Saylorsburg at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday. Admission is free, and an offering will be taken for the group.

Directions to the church may be found at Contact the church office at 570-992-7050 or

Mount Eaton is a nondenominational church serving the West End of Monroe County since 1884. Mount Eaton Church holds worship on Saturday evenings and Sunday mornings and offers a variety of programs for family members of all ages.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A Nesquehoning man faces two counts of driving under the influence stemming from a June 15 traffic stop along Route 443, according to Mahoning Township police.

Lewis Labosky also faces one count of careless driving. A test showed his BAC was .18 percent.

Police said Labosky's vehicle swerved over the double yellow and fog line several times just before 1:30 a.m.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 27.