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Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Ministers' Association of Tamaqua at its meeting, Sept. 22nd, took the following action in regard to Sabbath Observance.

As a Christian nation, a Christian community and Christian individually we acknowledge over ourselves the authority of the 'law of God.' His laws are for our guidance, our good, our happiness and our prosperity. "In keeping there is great reward."

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be prepared for daytime single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the northbound Lehigh Tunnel on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. for routine maintenance.

At 8 a.m. on both days the southbound tube will be closed and traffic diverted into the northbound tunnel until 2 p.m.

Message boards will be activated to update motorists of any changes in the schedule caused by inclement weather or unforeseen traffic conditions. Oct. 2 is the scheduled rain date.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Mark Buchvalt of T&M Associates addresses Nesquehoning Borough Council and borough residents on a proposed windmill farm to be erected on the Broad Mountain, during last night's meeting of the council.

Mark Buchvalt, an engineer with T&M Associates, along with local contractor Joe Craig of Infinity Contractors, LLC, addressed Nesquehoning Borough Council and residents last night with a brief overview and introduction regarding a proposed windmill farm slated for construction on the Broad Mountain.

According to Buchvalt, 81 turbines are to be erected, with 18 in Nesquehoning and the remaining ones in Packer Township.

Craig outlined the location of the turbines that would be placed on the property of John Kovatch IV.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Several Panther Valley High School students along with parents and faculty pray for the student body, faculty and administration during the global See You at the Pole day early Wednesday morning. Approximately 20 people attended the event.

Several Panther Valley High School and one middle school student organized and participated in the See You at the Pole prayer event early Wednesday morning prior to the start of school.

Participants prayed for the students, faculty and administration.

This was the second year that youth group members from Church on the Rock in Summit Hill organized the event for the high school and the first year for the middle school.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Lehighton police are investigating the reported armed robbery of the Carbon Mini-Mart, First and Iron streets, at 9:32 p.m. Wednesday.

The robber was armed with a knife, according to police, and wearing a dark hooded jacket, dark pants, a full face mask, white high-top sneakers and black gloves with white trim.

The robber fled the store and headed west, toward Iron Street.

Anyone who witnessed this person leaving the store, or anyone with information about the incident, is asked to call police at (610) 377-4003.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

A Palmerton man accused of the indecent assault of a woman has had his case postponed.

Franklin Zerby, 61, was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton.

But, instead, Zerby will have his hearing continued until 11:15 a.m. Oct. 9.

Zerby faces charges of two counts of indecent assault, ane one count each of simple assault- attempt, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest.

He remains incarcerated in Carbon County Prison in lieu of $50,000 straight bail.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Palmerton area residents with flags that are unfit for use still have time to dispose of them.

The banners must be dropped off before a Flag Retirement Ceremony that will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the borough park bandshell.

The Palmerton United Veterans Organization will conduct the ceremony. Any flags that need to be retired may be taken to a drop-off box at the Country Harvest Family Market in Palmerton, according to Ed Moyer, commander, American Legion Post 269.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Special to the times news During a tour of the campus, Misericordia University Student Ambassador Lauren Oertner, a junior in the speech-language pathology program from Slatington, and visitor Daniela Marianaro, a senior at Cedar Grove High School in Cedar Grove, N.J., add their names to the Border Patrol wall at Misericordia University.

DALLAS, Pa. - Misericordia University students attempting to do something as simple as walk across campus to go to lunch were stopped at a simulated checkpoint and asked to show their identification.

The exercise was part of a project designed to bring awareness and support to the campaign for comprehensive immigration reform currently being debated by the United States Congress.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Learning animal handling, Beth Bialek, Delano, of Schuylkill County Animal Response Team (SCART), talks to "Jay", a 9 year old male quarter horse cared for by Brenda Coe of Penn State Universities AG Rescue program.

Just over 80 animal rescue and search team volunteers from Schuylkill County, Carbon County, Northampton County, Lehigh County and Berks County came together recently during an animal handling and rescue training event held outside the Kempton Fire Company.

The training exercise, which lasted a few days, was organized via the Penn State University's Agriculture and Farm Rescue (PSU AG Rescue) program and involved a conglomeration of volunteer organizations with the Pennsylvania State Animal Response Team (PASART).

Thursday, September 26, 2013
special to the times news

A single vehicle accident occurred shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday on Breezewood Drive in Mahoning Township. Mahoning police said the driver of the vehicle, Jonathan Honey, 22, of Lehighton, lost control in a curve and slid off the roadway, striking a tree. As a result both unbelted front seat occupants struck the windshield sustaining head injuries. A one month old child in a rear child safety seat was properly restrained and appeared to have sustained no injuries, said police. All occupants were transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, for evaluation/treatment.