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Friday, June 8, 2012

A Carbon County woman was sentenced by a Schuylkill County judge to serve a state prison sentence because of her criminal record. In other criminal matters, jurors returned verdicts in two criminal cases at trials held this week.

Lansford woman

Friday, June 8, 2012

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission (PUC) today issued for comment a settlement with Windstream Pennsylvania that includes a $15,000 civil penalty and an agreement to change its billing practice.

The Commission voted 5-0 to issue the settlement for comment, which stemmed from a May 2011 informal investigation by the PUC's Bureau of Investigation and Enforcement (I&E) into Windstream's practice of "no proration" billing.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

This Downy Woodpecker is a year round constant visitor to many bird feeding stations, especially those with blocks of peanut and peanut butter suet. This adult male feasts on the suet before giving up to much larger birds also wanting the delicious treat.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Services for the uninsured, such as cancer screenings, immunizations, needed medications and diabetes management testing, are among the areas of need addressed by grants just awarded by The Blue Ribbon Foundation of Blue Cross of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Five grants were approved at the May 31 meeting of The Foundation's board of directors, providing $47,975 in funding to regional nonprofit programs that will serve more than 2,000 uninsured individuals.

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Submitted to the TIMES NEWS

Two Marian Catholic High School students received awards at the Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science State Competition, held recently at Penn State University, University Park campus. Stephen Valente, son of Robert and Michele Valente of Sugarloaf, was awarded first and second place presentations for his two chemistry projects, as well as a State Perseverance Plaque for earning first place awards in the last six years of competition. Ryan Darrough, son of David and Colette Darrough of Drums, received a first place award for his Behavioral Psychology project.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Central Carbon County's Regional Comprehensive Plan recently was awarded the Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence.

The award was presented in Harrisburg by Tom Corbett, governor, on April 17.

The Central Carbon County Regional Comprehensive Plan Committee adopted a multi-municipal comprehensive plan with East Penn, Franklin and Mahoning townships and Lehighton and Weissport boroughs.

Thursday, June 7, 2012
Special to the TIMES NEWS Palmerton Area High School students recognized at the Class of 2012 Top Ten Percent Dinner sponsored recently by the Palmerton Area Service Club were (front row, l-r) John Achtermann, Brittany DeFrain, Ryan Lipfert, Aaron Cook, Karl Pielmeier, Kelsey Hay, Benjamnin Andrews (second row, l-r) Aleksander Everett, Jennifer Snyder, Jenna Ritter, Michelle Rickert, Danielle Eastgate, Vanessa Evans, and Kyle Meyers.

The perseverance they displayed inside the classroom was worthy of such acclaim.

Which is why the high esteem placed upon this particular collection of Palmerton Area High School seniors should come as no surprise.

Sponsored by the Palmerton Area Service Club, 14 PAHS students were celebrated at the Class of 2012 Top Ten Percent Dinner held recently at the Aquashicola Fire Company.

The Palmerton Area Service Club was thanked on behalf of the school district for their generosity in recognizing the students.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

When the May 26, 2011 hail storm occurred and caused widespread damages, one of the victims was Lawrence Larthey of East Center Street, Nesquehoning. His home had $7,201.95 in damages.

A few months later, he was victimized again. This time he allegedly was fleeced by an individual who is accused of lying about his representation with a contracting firm, taking a significant down payment from Larthey and not performing any work, and then giving Larthey a worthless check.

Charged with the offenses is Jonathan Paul Williams, 27, of 103 Sugar Bush Court, Chalfont, Bucks County.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

The Palmerton Area Library has activities scheduled all summer long for kids and adults. The Summer Reading theme this year is "Dream Big READ!"

On Saturdays in June, the library will be offering Cake Decorating Classes. The classes are for adults and teens; however, a special Father's Day class for kids and their parents is being offered on June 16. Call the library at (610) 826-3424 for more information.