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Tuesday, May 17, 2011
RON GOWER/TIMES NEWS

Diane Luciana of Jim Thorpe casts her ballot at the Phoenix Hose Company, which is the fourth ward of Jim Thorpe, and the 17th voting district in Carbon County. Jim Thorpe has one of the most contested races in the area with 16 candidates seeking six available seats.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Monroe County man has been charged and jailed for allegedly setting his house on fire.

State police at Lehighton said Todd Mitchell Storm, 44, of 43 Birchwood Park, Saylorsburg, Ross Township, has been charged with arson and related offenses.

Troopers said Storm was involved in a dispute with his wife, Michele Lynn Storm, 41, and allegedly set their home on fire. The incident occurred about 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 15.

Storm was taken into custody at the scene, charged and later committed to the county prison in Snydersville.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Gail Maholick/TIMES NEWS Members of the Lehighton American Legion Shoemaker-Haydt Post Auxiliary Unit 314 honored student Americanism essay contest winners, girls who attended Keystone Girls State and Miss Poppy during the "Mother's Day" program held recently at the Lehighton American Legion. From left are, front row, Chey Davis, Keystone Girls State; and McKena Christman, Miss Poppy; and back row, Susan Anthony, Americanism chairman; and essay winners, Sydney DeLoatch, Jada Whiteman, Olivia Frendt and Taylor Walck, and Gladys Balliet, president; and LaRue Fritz, Girls State and Poppy chairman and 4 County Poppy chairman.

Members of the Lehighton American Legion Shoemaker-Haydt Post Auxiliary Unit 314 honored student Americanism essay contest winners, girls who attended Keystone Girls State and Miss Poppy during the "Mother's Day" program held recently at the Lehighton American Legion.

Sue Anthony, Americanism chairwoman, not only announced the winners of the local contest, she announced that three students' essays won at the country level and two of the three essays went on to win at the state level.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

Nancy and Richard Rauch of Palmerton cast their votes for the primary races this morning inside the Palmerton Ambulance Building along Delaware Avenue.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Carbon County judge heard legal argument Monday on an appeal filed in a Right to Know case involving the county commissioners and a county resident.

Judge Steven R. Serfass heard argument on the appeal filed by Robert Dages, owner of Vision Stone Stoves, of the state Office of Open Records rejection of his request for records concerning the Packerton Business Park project.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Rush Township Police Officer Corporal Duane Fredericks, left, and Tamaqua Police Officer Michael Hobbs laugh as they prepare whip cream and gum during one of the Shield 7 activities held at the middle school.

Schuylkill County District Attorney James P. Goodman, Tamaqua and Rush Township police officers, and officers from other police departments held the "Shield 7" program for Tamaqua and St. Jerome Regional School seventh-grade students in the middle school gym. This is the third year of the program and 11 of the 12 school districts in the county are currently participating in the program.

The "Shield 7" program is a proactive approach addressing decision-making issues pertinent to youth in the county.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
VICTOR IZZO/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

Two winners of the Jim Thorpe American Legion Post 304, 2011 Essay Contest were presented with plaques recognizing their achievements. The theme of their essays was "the Pros and Cons of Offshore Oil Drilling". Pictured at the presentation are, from left : Francis O'Donnell, Essay Contest Chairman; Bob Marzen, 2nd Vice Commander; 1st place winner Bronson Ford; 2nd place winner Nicholas Goldberg; and Cliff Gledhill, Commander Post 304.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Necessity is the "Mother of Invention" and school districts throughout the Commonwealth are getting as inventive as possible to deal with projected shortfalls to their budgets, caused by reductions in state subsidies.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Parryville United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Main and Chestnut streets in Parryville, will host a free community luncheon from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 28.

All are welcome.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Named vice presidents were Nick Hawkey, Dolores Unangst and Millie Hawkey. They were installed by Past District Governor Bob Neumoyer.

Alicia Silliman opened the May 2 meeting of the Palmerton Lions Club by telling how important volunteers are. The meeting was held at the Fireline Hotel, and before the evening was over the owners, Jane Hower and Ken Huber, had become Lions.

Silliman said each volunteer group will not only receive a check but information about the club.

"Volunteerism is work done without any expectation of return. We're here because we are all volunteers. Press. John F. Kennedy made it easy to volunteer. Volunteerism is what our community is about. Just look around you.