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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.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

All that remains of the former St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Summit Hill is a pile of rubble. The church, at North Market and West Hazard streets, was demolished over the past few weeks by Building Recyclers of Kutztown. St. Stanislaus Church, closed in 2008 by the Allentown Diocese as it restructured, was folded into St. Joseph's Catholic Church, also in Summit Hill. The large church building was con-

structed in 1925.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Summit Hill police are warning residents that two burglaries have been reported in the borough this week.

According to Police Chief Joseph Fittos, the burglaries appeared to have occurred in the daytime when most residents are at work.

The first occurred at a residence in the 200 block of West Fell Street on Monday, Sept. 23, and the second happened yesterday in the 100 block of East Fell Street.

Fittos said that no details on the burglaries could be released at this time due to the ongoing investigation.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
Elsa Kerschner/TIMES NEWS Evan Beers displays the 48-star flag used in the program at the Kibler One-Room School.

The Kibler One-Room School in Towamensing Township recently played host to a special program and an old-fashioned cake walk on Sept. 15.

The event began with the pre-1954 Pledge of Allegiance to the 48-star United States flag. A 48-star flag would have been used toward the end of the period when the schools were open. People reciting the pledge were so familiar with the words "under God," that many used it even though the earlier version was printed on a music sheet.

Evan Beers held the flag for the pledge.

Thursday, September 26, 2013
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Herman Hollenbach, of Palmerton, is shown being escorted to the office of District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton before a preliminary hearing back in January.

A Palmerton man accused of the alleged sexual assault of a female about 20 years ago will have his case bound over to Carbon County Court.

Herman Hollenbach, 56, was scheduled to have a preliminary hearing Wednesday before District Judge William Kissner of Palmerton.

But, instead, Hollenbach chose to waive his right to the hearing, and will appear before the County Court of Common Pleas for a pretrial status conference on Nov. 14.