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Friday, October 17, 2014

Carbon County Commissioner Wayne

Nothstein speaks about Gov. Tom Corbett's efforts during his term during the Republican Party of Pennsylvania's Day of Truth event across the state. In the prepared statement Nothstein read, the party states that

candidate Tom Wolf would not work

for the people; rather he wants to bring more power and money to government.

Friday, October 17, 2014

SCRANTON (AP) A Pennsylvania state trooper wounded in an ambush at a police barracks in the Pocono mountains has been released from a hospital after almost a month of treatment.

The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports that trooper Alex Douglass left Geisinger Community Medical Center with a police escort on Thursday.

Geisinger spokeswoman Wendy Wilson told the paper that "all of our nurses were crying watching him leave." She said he had many visitors and was in good spirits during his stay.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Jeffrey Langdon, 42, of Jim Thorpe, had items stolen from his car when it was parked in the area of White Birch Drive and Honeysuckle Drive, in Penn Forest Township, Carbon County.

State police at Lehighton said items were taken sometime between 11 p.m. Sept. 29 and 7 a.m. Sept. 30. Money and CDs were taken form Langdon's car and a car belonging to Gary Hill, also of Jim Thorpe.

A police log item earlier this week reported incorrect information.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Tamaqua Rescue Squad, 35 Pine St., Tamaqua, is sponsoring a spaghetti and meatball dinner from noon to 6 p.m. this Saturday.

Platters can be eat in or take out. Delivery is available for Tamaqua residents only.

For more information, or to order delivery, call 570-225-1171.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Richard L. Nothstein of Palmerton was recognized on Thursday with the 2014 Carbon County Distinguished Citizen award, presented by North Valley District, Minsi Trails Council, BSA.

Nothstein, a graduate of Northern Arizona University with a bachelor of science in business administration and social science in 1959, and master of arts in economics in 1963, has received many awards and honors:

Ÿ Gold Ax Award, Northern Arizona University (1959)

Ÿ Outstanding Citizen Award, Palmerton Borough Council (2004)

Friday, October 17, 2014

The Weatherly Community Museum will observe Lehigh Valley Railroad days from Oct. 15 through Dec. 15 (weather permitting). The display will be the personal collection of John "Jack" Koehler. Hours will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. on weekends only or by appointment calling 570-578-0200.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Marian Catholic High School in Hometown will hold an informal question-and-answer session from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday. The meeting will be held in the school library for all parents and students interested in attending Marian.

Faculty, staff and administration will be available to answer questions regarding registration, academics, financial aid or athletics.

If you are unable to attend and would like more information or to visit the school campus, call the Marian Development Office at 570-467-0641.

Friday, October 17, 2014
A methamphetamine lab was discovered Thursday above the Chili Dog Restaurant in Tamaqua.

The Pennsylvania State Police Clandestine Lab Response Team was back in Tamaqua Thursday afternoon, after Tamaqua Police discovered a possible methamphetamine lab in a vacant apartment at 130 E. Broad St.

The apartment is located on the second floor of the Chili Dog restaurant.

The team was previously in Tamaqua in February, at 29 E. Elm St., and in December 2013 at 227 Lafayette St.

The raid came after Tamaqua Police were alerted to an open door in the building, shortly after 11 a.m.

Friday, October 17, 2014

There is a crusade to eliminate breast cancer during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

District 2879 of Avon Products is raising funds and awareness through a Tricky Tray event Wednesday at the Polk Township Fire Hall, Route 209 in Kresgeville. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the drawing starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free.

Prizes are donated from many of the representatives and local businesses. A bake sale will be held by the representatives.

Over the course of 11 years, District 2879 has raised over $27,000 in funds for the Avon Breast Cancer Foundation.

Friday, October 17, 2014

The district magistrate's office in Lansford will soon have a new owner.

On Thursday, the Carbon County Commissioners voted to enter into an agreement of sale with Gail Cheety of New Jersey, executor of the estate of Donald Brunda, who formerly owned the office at 417 E. Ridge St. The purchase price is $87,000.

The property currently houses District Judge Casimir Kosciolek's offices.

Commissioners' Chairman Wayne Nothstein said that the county will now do a title search and start the purchase process and should go to closing by the end of the year.