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Wednesday, August 14, 2013
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Mold grows on living room rug and furniture in a vacant house at 132 W. Ridge St., Coaldale.

A Schuylkill County judge has ruled the owner of a vacant, mold-infested Coaldale house must ante up $2,393 to help fix the problem, and that the borough is allowed to enter the property to abate the nuisance.

The ruling, handed down by Judge John Domalakes on Aug. 6, was a bit of good news for Ron and Ruthanne Kehl, who live in the adjoining home at 134 W. Ridge St., and who have been battling for years to have the health hazard cleaned up.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Grace Community Church, Lansford, will hold its 5th annual community block party beginning at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.

The event will be held in the area of 15 W. Ridge St. An 11 a.m. outdoor church service will start the festive day.

The party will include face painting, carnival games, a dunk tank, Buster the Clown, food, and live entertainment by "Eden" of Shickshinny, Luzerne County.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Students at Mountain Karate Academy will be "Kicking for the Kids" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17, at Carbon Plaza Mall. The event, which includes, forms and individual performances, will benefit Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

The event is being coordinated by Rich and Sharyl Maglionico.

There will also be a Chinese auction and refreshments available.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

HARRISBURG – Senator David G. Argall (R-29) is looking for input from local taxpayers, school directors, and health care and insurance experts on a proposal to reduce costs by merging public school health care plans.

"The goal is to save tax dollars across the state," Argall said. "Health care is a large cost for each of our 500 school districts across the state. I want to know how we can best merge plans to lower the cost to our taxpayers."

Argall notes that before he introduces the final version of the bill, he wants input from local constituents.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Parryville U.M.C., located at the corner of Main and Chestnut streets in Parryville, is hosting a free luncheon on Saturday, Aug. 31 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the church. All are welcome.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The quality of life just got better in Coaldale.

Council on Tuesday adopted a "quality of life" ordinance that allows police to hand out tickets on the spot to people who allow trash, weeds or pet feces to accumulate, or who put old living room furniture or appliances outside, or who otherwise violate the rules.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

On Thursday, Aug. 22, Northern Lehigh High School will hold its annual Freshman Orientation Day.

The transition from middle school to high school is often difficult for many students, and the purpose of this day is to introduce the students to their new surroundings, and prepare them for the final stages of their public education.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

The next meeting of the Nesquehoning Crime Watch will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at the borough office.

Lt. Dave Midas from the Carbon County Sheriff's Office will speak about the dangers of drugs.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
AP FILE PHOTO David Fellin, left, and Hank Throne embrace in gratitude in the hospital in 1963 following their 13-day ordeal at the bottom of a mine.

On this date exactly 50 years ago, the world awoke to learn of a nightmare unfolding in Sheppton, a small village in Schuylkill County. For the next two weeks, the saga became headline news across the globe.

It was Aug. 13, 1963, when a cave-in at Fellin Coal Co., between Sheppton and Oneida, trapped three workers at the bottom of a mine. The men were caught inside a very small chamber about 330 feet underground.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A prize Remington model rifle, which had been in a family for a couple of generations, was ordered destroyed by Judge Cyrus Palmer Dolbin after a hearing in Schuylkill County court because it was used in the commission of a crime.

The rifle had been confiscated by state police back in November 2002 when they responded to a domestic incident in the area to 371 Green Tree Drive in West Brunswick Township.