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Wednesday, January 9, 2013

As part of the Franklin Township supervisors meeting, township supervisors have asked that this information be offered to the public.

The board received this information from DEP by mail.

The letter notes that January is National Radon Action Month, and the Department of Environmental Protection is spreading awareness through its quarterly webinar series, DEP at Home, on Wednesday, Jan. 16, from 7 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Several defendants who were scheduled to go on trial this week in Carbon County court instead entered into plea bargain agreements with the district attorney's office and entered guilty pleas.

Those who pleaded included:

Joseph W. Oliver, 40, of Jim Thorpe, pleaded to two counts of recklessly endangering another person before Judge Steven R. Serfass.

He was arrested by Jim Thorpe police for an incident on March 26, 2010, in the area of 1198 Center Ave. Police said Oliver fired a shot from a pistol out of a bedroom window.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) – A prosecutor suggested Tuesday that a philandering Pennsylvania pastor killed both of his wives because he was unhappy with his sex life, but the former clergyman's attorney said that his client's adultery doesn't make him a murderer.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Carbon County man went on trial Tuesday in the county court on three drug counts stemming from an incident in April 2011. A person he is accused of selling an illegal drug to died.

Donato A. Farole, 23, of Lehighton, is charged with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and one count of possession. The two counts of deliver are felonies and the one count of possession is a misdemeanor.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
LARRY NEFF/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS

A young woman was seriously injured Tuesday evening when involved in a violent car crash in Mahoning Township. The accident occurred at 5:30 p.m. along Laurel Road one half mile north of Mahoning Drive (SR902). Police believe the woman was traveling south when she lost control of her car sending it into the east berm where it impacted with a large tree. The victim was extricated from the wreckage by members of the Mahoning Valley fire company.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Three men were sentenced on criminal charges in Schuylkill Count court and all were placed on probation.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Though still in its infancy stage, Palmerton Area School District appears poised to adopt next year's proposed preliminary budget with a 1.18-mill increase.

That was the general consensus of the board of directors after a workshop meeting on Tuesday in which business Manager Diane Serfass reviewed revenues and expenditures for the 2013-14 spending plan.

Serfass discussed scenarios that called for a zero-mill, .50-mill, .75-mill, 1-mill, and 1.18-mill increase.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Representing a traditional favorite of many visitors, tractors and other heavy equipment, currently on exhibit at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg, serve as popular exhibits for both kids and adults. The show ends Saturday. Pictured is a 1928 "Eclipse" Frick traction engine. It burns coal or wood to generate steam. From 1900-1940, these engines were used throughout Pennsylvania on farms for general farm work and to provide power for wheat threshers, saw mills and any other work requiring belt power. They were also used to pull road graders for county roads.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
ANDREW LEIBENGUTH/TIMES NEWS

Four speech finalists, comprised of students from Marian Catholic (MC) and the Panther Valley (PV) high schools, received certificates and monetary awards during the Tamaqua Lady Harmony Rebekah Lodge No. 86 Community Service Speech Competition held Tuesday evening at the First United Methodist Church in Tamaqua. Students from the Tamaqua Area High School also participated. Members and guests were also treated to snacks and refreshments during the program. Alice Taylor, Chaplain, Lady Harmony Rebekah Lodge, stated her appreciation to the judges, visitors and state officers of the Lodge.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013
PPL chemical technician Patty Sinex speaks with students at Hazleton Elementary/Middle School as part of Partners in Education's Career Awareness Day.

Partners in Education, which brings together representatives in business, industry and education, is continuing initiatives that assist local students in getting the education they need to be prepared for college and careers.

These initiatives are made possible through the support of companies such as PPL Corp., which has donated more than $288,000 to Partners in Education (PIE) since PIE's founding in 1999. Recently, PPL donated $13,000 to Partners in Education through Pennsylvania's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) program.