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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Summit Hill Borough Council members are piqued over the non-payment of approximately $3,000 in fines and directed the mayor and police committee to visit District Magistrate Joseph Sverchek regarding the failure to collect the fines. Louis D. Lisella said there are residents of the community who are getting away with not paying fines after being arrested by police for various violations. He said one person owes $2,200 in fines and has ignored them.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Carbon County Veteran's Day parade is planned Sunday in Jim Thorpe.

In case of rain, the six-division parade will be held the following Sunday, Nov. 13.

County Director of the Department of Veterans Affairs Henry Desrosiers said the event is to honor those who have served and those who currently serve in the United States Armed Forces for their service and sacrifice to the United States of America.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Zion Lutheran Church, Nesquehoning, the four Lutheran churches of the Panther Valley Zion, St. Paul's, Trinity, and St. John's will host a Reformation service at 3 p.m., Sunday that includes a re-enactment of highlights of the Reformation. Dr. Louis Vermillion and Brian Buzik "star" in this miniproduction.

The four churches have been planning this service, and the refreshments that follow, since August.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Ron Gower/TIMES NEWS Kevin Brandwein of Wilkes-Barre, who also has lived in Lansford, is placed into a police car following hearing yesterday before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford. Brandwein is charged with beating and then stabbing Christopher Herman of Lansford on Oct. 20.

Three of four suspects charged in a stabbing incident on Oct. 20 in Lansford had hearings yesterday before District Judge Casimir Kosciolek of Lansford.

Kosciolek advanced all the charges of the individuals to Carbon County Court.

A fourth suspect, who allegedly hit the victim with brass knuckles, waived his hearing.

Bail of all the suspects was retained by Kosciolek at $250,000 straight, despite a motion made to reduce Steve Allen Walck's.

Each is charged with aggravated assault, criminal attempt, and four counts of criminal conspiracy.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Recycle today for a better tomorrow.

At least, that's the intent behind the America Recycles Day Celebration that will be hosted by Advanced Green Solutions of Walnutport over a two-day period.

The business will host an America Recyles Day at its facility, located at 40 Third Street, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15, and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 19.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
ADELE R. ARGOT/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Among the many attendees at the RSVP recognition luncheon were these three West End volunteers. They are, from left, Effie Howarth, Joan Hoffman and Sharon Pal.

Twenty-one years of service; 2,000 volunteers; and 220,000 hours of volunteering were recognized at the annual Monroe County RSVP recognition luncheon held at The Galleria at Split Rock recently.

"Your work is priceless," said Bruce Krell, an aide to US Congressman Lou Barletta as he thanked the assembled group of volunteers for "time, knowledge and care."

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Staff and patrons of the Hang Loose Bar and Restaurant in Tamaqua held a costumed fundraiser recently in which people were required to bring in non-perishable items as they came dressed in black tie or dress costume attire. Pictured from left placing food items in a collection bin are are Uncle Fester, played by Frank Wilson; High Style Witch, played by Jill George; and mob gangster, played by Ray Trevorah. Hang Loose is a food and new toy donation drop off point.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A Tower City man found guilty by a jury of biting the nose of another man during a bar fight, was socked with a large medical bill imposed by Judge John J. Domalakes in Schuylkill County court during his sentencing proceeding.

Robert T. O'Brien II, 42, 231 W. Grand Ave., was ordered to pay $14,070 to the Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville; $2,213 to Boran and Puzzi, ears and nose specialists, $689 to Pottsville Emergency Physicians; $770 to Pottsville Anesthesia Association; and $53 to RX Shoppe.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Eagle Rock Resorts Company, Hazle Township, Luzerne County, owner of a large subdivision in East Union Township, recorded at the Schuylkill County Courthouse a number of lot sales under a time share arrangement.

Undivided 1/50th interest in Lot 412, Eagle Rock Resorts, East Union Township were sold to the following:

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Five first time offenders in the criminal justice system were placed in Carbon County's Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition (ARD) probation program on Tuesday by county judges.

If a person successfully completes all conditions of the program their record is wiped clean. However, if they fail to complete the program, or are revoked from it, the commonwealth reserves the right to prosecute them on all pending charges. A person does not admit guilt in entering the program.

All were placed for a year, unless otherwise noted.