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Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Emergency personnel were called to the intersection of SR309 and Ben Titus Road in Rush Township for a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and a van. Police said the driver of the van was Marianne McGettigan, 53. The driver of the motorcycle, who was treated by paramedics, was Justin Farley, 33. Responding in addition to Rush and Ryan Township Police were Tamaqua Rescue Squad, Tamaqua Ambulance, McAdoo Ambulance, Hometown Fire Company and others. Hometown and Delano fire police detoured traffic around the scene for the duration.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

It is no surprise that pregnancy and nursing skin care products are held to a higher standard of safety. This is due to the fact that many recent studies have shown some serious concerns with a large variety of cosmetic ingredients.

Some ingredients have proven to show reproductive and developmental toxicity along with birth defects, as well as being known carcinogens (cancer causing agents). They can also cause estrogenic activity which can be dangerous if expecting.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Parryville Council on Tuesday night ended the controversy concerning former zoning officer Richard Fedor by hiring an engineering firm to handle both zoning and sewage issues.

Barry Isett and Associates was hired to assist the borough with both zoning and sewage.

"We have this all under one roof," said council President Mike Grant. "It makes it easier for our residents."

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Jonathan Jakum, who designed the logo for the Slatington anniversary celebration, attended the May 20 meeting of the anniversary committee. He said he chose the design to showcase elements of the community. He wanted something simple so it could be printed on anniversary items.

A certificate was presented to him.

An ad campaign such as that used in 1989 for the 125th anniversary is planned. Prices will depend on how many will fit on a page.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
SHERI RYAN/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

The April Students of the Month have been selected by the Panther Valley Middle School. They are, from left, Justin Gunderson, grade six; Savannah Stuckley, grade seven; and Dominique Becker, grade eight. Students are chosen based on their excellence in academics and conduct and receive certificates and gift cards in recognition of their achievements.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

While Memorial Day is an opportunity to honor our nation's fallen military heroes, it is also a time of fun and fellowship, a time for family get-togethers. But, as evidenced by the number of calls Magesterial District Judge Stephen Bayer, Tamaqua, had over this Memorial Day weekend, some families should apparently spend less time together.

Judge Bayer spent the bulk of his weekend in his courtroom, handling more than 15 criminal cases, including five that involved aggravated assault and four domestic abuse cases.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Parkview Inn Presents the epic show "Class Reunion Smackdown."

The production is a murder, mystery, comedy, dinner show and will be presented on Saturday June 8.

The story line is that the Bayonne N.J. High School Class of 1983 is "celebrating" their 30th reunion with plans to rebuild their school. Their graduation was marred with an "accidental" fire on graduation day.

The class President has some suspicious clues that the fire was no accident.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

A Carbon County man was sentenced to a county prison term on Monday after previously entering guilty pleas in three pending cases.

Todd James Brown, 26, of Lehighton, was sentenced to a total term of six to one day less 24 months by President Judge Roger N. Nanovic II on counts of theft from a motor vehicle, theft by unlawful taking, terroristic threats, and flight to avoid apprehension.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS Guest speaker Daniel Smith had tears in his eyes as he recalled his late grandmother's dedication to family and patriotic traditions. Smith is a veteran of the Vietnam War.

Following the Tamaqua Memorial Day parade Monday, visitors were treated to a memorial service at the Soldier's Circle in Odd Fellows Cemetery, honoring all deceased veterans.

Starting the service was Master of Ceremonies Jon Zizelmann, who stated his appreciation for those attending.

This was followed by the singing of the Star Spangled Banner sung by the assemblage with accompaniment by the Tamaqua Area Raider Marching Band.

Invocation was provided by Reverend Kevin Roberts of the Bethany Evangelical Congregational Church in Tamaqua.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Anthony R. Ades, 55, of 250 Cedar Street, Tamaqua, is in the Schuylkill County prison regaining sobriety after being committed by Judge John E. Domalkes for appearing in court inebriated. He was entering a guilty plea to several criminal charges.

He now has to re-apply for setting of bail for release from prison as the judge also forfeited his bail. He must decide if he wishes to reinstate his guilty plea obtained under a plea bargain with the district attorney or go to trial.