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Monday, September 16, 2013

Summit Hill Lions Club is continuing its American flag program this week.

The program was resurrected starting with the Memorial Day weekend festivities as a means of honoring and/or memorializing veterans from the community.

For one-week periods, the club will fly the American flag at the Ludlow Park site to remember current and former town residents who gave service to our country.

Monday, September 16, 2013

A Palmerton man pleaded guilty in Carbon County court to two summary offenses and got a break when the district attorney's office agreed to drop a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.

Troy M. Green, 51, entered guilty pleas to one count each of disregard of traffic lane and careless driving. Judge Joseph J. Matika imposed a fine of $25 and costs on each count.

He was charged with DUI when stopped by state police at Lehighton on May 26, 2012, along Forest Inn Road, in Towamensing Township. Given a breath test at the barracks, the result was a 16BAC.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Naturalist Ron Tracey will lead a hike at Beltzville State Park on Sept. 26 on the Christman and Cove Ridge trails.

The hike is 6 miles in length and moderate in difficulty. The trails transverse through an evergreen forest and run parallel to the Beltzville Lake.

Meet in the Christman Trail parking lot on Pohopoco Drive at 10 a.m. Bring a lunch or snacks.

Call Tracey at (570) 467-2506 for more information or weather conditions. Shine only.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Conservation volunteer David Kruel will lead a bird walk on Sunday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 a.m. at State Game Land 227, located on Tuscarora Park Road across from the Weiser Forest District building.

Kruel will offer information about how to identify the local and migratory songbirds by sight, song, habitat and behavior.

The walk is sponsored by the Schuylkill Conservancy.

Those attending are encouraged to bring binoculars.

This is not a pet-friendly walk. Shine only.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Dr. Peg Luksik, chairman of Founded on Truth, will be the guest speaker at the Lehighton 9/12 Project on Thursday, Sept. 26.

The meeting will be held in the Mahoning Valley Ambulance Building. The Lehighton 9/12 Project will meet at 6:30 p.m. and the speaker will begin her presentation at 7 p.m.

Dr. Luksik will talk on the topic: "Commom Core- what you need to knowabout your child/grandchild's education standards."

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Tamaqua Salvation Army will be opening its prayer room for a continuous 24 hour/7-day period during the week of Sept. 22 through Sept. 28. The continual week of prayer is part of a Salvation Army worldwide effort to bathe participating communities, and the world, in prayer.

Each of the Salvation Army's Network of Prayer Rooms is pledging to pray for 24 hours a day for a specific week, carrying the "baton of prayer" from location to location.

Monday, September 16, 2013
BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS Emergency vehicles park on the shoulder of the road on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Franklin Township this morning, after a tractor-trailer went over a steep embankment, killing the driver.

A truck driver was killed during a one-vehicle accident this morning on the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The truck reportedly went left the southbound lanes of the Turnpike and went over a steep embankment.

He was pinned inside the cab of the vehicle and was extricated by local rescue personnel.

He was pronounced dead at the scene by a representative of the Carbon County Coroner's office. The identity of the deceased was not known this morning.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Several area residents were among 52 who were arraigned Monday morning at the Schuylkill County courthouse on criminal charges before District Attorney Karen Byrnes Noon and all entered pleas of not guilty and requested jury trials. They were:

Marilyn Ann Shamonsky, 58,of 2071 West Penn Pike, New Ringgold, charged by West Penn Patrolman Corey L. Frey, with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, failing to drive at a safe speed, and careless driving last April 28 on Pine Hill Road and was involved in an accident.

Monday, September 16, 2013

A dinner will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at the Mahoning Valley Ambulance building, 902 Mill Road, Lehighton, to benefit Ginger Outlaw, a patient from Lehighton who is battling breast cancer. The dinner will include open-faced turkey, filling, corn, pumpkin pie, and a drink. There will also be a Chinese auction, bake sale, 50/50 drawing and more. Anyone who wishes to donate for the bake sale or Chinese auction can call (610) 379-4319. Donations can also be sent to: Ginger Outlaw Breast Cancer Fund, 49th Avenue, Lehighton, Pa. 18235.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Greg Soltis, left, and Matt Kuntz of the Walnutport Canal Association remove a fallen tree from the Lehigh Canal at Walnutport.